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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/26/2018 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Chicago Botanic Garden located at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022 in Nichols Hall located in the Regenstein Center.
Chicago Botanic Garden located at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022 in Nichols Hall located in the Regenstein Center.
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18-0313 2 ADOPTION OF THE SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE RESILIENCY PLANResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION ADOPTION OF THE SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE RESILIENCY PLAN WHEREAS, over one hundred years ago, visionary leaders had the foresight to create the Forest Preserves of Cook County (hereafter the “Forest Preserves”) with the mission “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space”; and WHEREAS, Illinois has experienced a one-degree Fahrenheit increase in average annual temperature since the beginning of the 20th Century; and WHEREAS, recent climate projections published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other scientific organizations, predict that if global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, historically unprecedented warming is anticipated in the Midwest region in the next few decades; and WHEREAS, along with a projected rise in annual temperatures, studies also project that the Midwest region likely will experience increased events of extreme precipitation during winter and spring, and intense summer droughts; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves is onereferPass Action details Not available
18-0312 1 1-8-2 CONTRACTS AND PURCHASESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 1-8-2 CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title I - Administrative, Chapter 8 - District Finances, Section 2 - Contracts and Purchases of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Full text of this Ordinance Amendment for 1-8-2: Contracts and Purchases can be found here: . Below is a list of the amended sections. Table of Contents A.3 Disqualification of Business Entity A.4 Exceptions A.5 Voiding Contacts A.6 Hearing B. Signatures Required on Contracts C. Purchases Requisitions Purchase Orders D.1 Disqualification for Tax and Fee Delinquency D.2 Statement Under Oath D.3 False Statements D.43 Delinquency During Pendency of Contract D.54 Applicability E. Bids by Local Business F.4 Designated Products and Recycled Designated Products F.5 Requirements for Purchasing Contracts F.6 Rules and Regulations for Procurement of Paper and Paper Products F.7 Annual Report F.8 Responsibilities F.97 Responsibilities of the referPass Action details Not available
18-0327 1 CALLING A HEARING OF THE COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESRERVE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS THE COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND VEHICLE POLICIESResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CALLING A HEARING OF THE COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS THE COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND VEHICLE POLICIES WHEREAS, on Saturday, June 30, 2018 a fatal car accident occurred involving a Forest Preserve seasonal employee and a Forest Preserve vehicle; and WHEREAS, the accident occurred in Elk Grove Village on Arlington Heights Road, the employee was twenty years old under the influence driving a Ford F350 Crew dump truck with four individuals in the vehicle; and WHEREAS, the employee has been terminated by the Cook County Forest Preserves and charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of drugs involving a death; and WHEREAS, Elk Grove Police are leading the investigation, the investigation is ongoing; and WHEREAS, driving under the influence is reckless, it needlessly puts the driver and other lives at risk; and NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners call for a hearing with Superintendent ArnolreferPass Action details Not available
18-0330 1 REQUESTING A SUMMIT BETWEEN COUNTY AND FOREST PRESERVES LEADERS WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITYResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING A SUMMIT BETWEEN COUNTY AND FOREST PRESERVES LEADERS WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY WHEREAS, on June 14, while setting up to celebrate her birthday at the Forest Preserve Caldwell Woods, Ms. Mia Irizarry was harassed for at least 36 minutes by a man who questioned and berated her about her Puerto Rican flag shirt, with all this captured in a video taken by Ms. Irizarry; and WHEREAS, recent data from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino shows that hate crimes in the top 10 U.S. cities increased 12.46 percent in 2017 from the previous year with anti-Latino hate crime bias listed as one of the most common types of hate crimes in 2017; and WHEREAS, in said video, a Forest Preserves Police officer is seen standing by without taking appropriate action despite numerous requests for help and intervention from Ms. Irizarry, who repeatedly expressed her fear for her safety; and WHEREAS, on July 9, a 5-minute clip of the original video was shared via social media by a national orgapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0135 1 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD)Intergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Planning & Development Other Part(ies): Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Request: Permission for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the MWRD Goods or Services: Green Infrastructure grant from MWRD of the lesser of $319,933.00 or 63.8% of the total project cost as a reimbursement to the Forest Preserves for construction, operation, and maintenance of a permeable pavement parking lot and native plantings at the Forest Preserves Dam No. 4 Woods East, located near Devon Avenue and Dee Road, between the Village of Rosemont, the City of Park Ridge, and the Edison Park Neighborhood of the City of Chicago. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Thirty (30) years Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $231,676.00 (local match including contingency) Accounts: Site Improvement Accounts 51009.560060, 51025.560060, 51026.560060, 51054.560060, 51055.560060, 51056.560060, 51057.560060, 51058.560060 and Grant AcapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0288 1 Forest View Police Department, Forest View, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Facilities and Fleet Other Part(ies): Forest View Police Department, Forest View, Illinois Request: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) is requesting permission to enter into an intergovernmental agreement to transfer ownership of a police vehicle to Forest View Police Department. Goods or Services: The Forest Preserves will donate one (1) Ford Escape police vehicle to the Forest View Police Department. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Agreement will begin when Forest View Police Department takes possession of the vehicle. This is a one-time agreement. Fiscal Impact: The estimated value of the Ford Escape is $4,500.00 Accounts: N/A District(s): 3 Summary: The Forest Preserves recently received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (“DHSEM”) for the purchase of a new police vehicle. With the acquisition of a new vehicle. DHSEM, acting as intermediary, has requested assistance from the Forest Preserves in providing the Forest View Police approvePass Action details Not available
18-0274 1 Service Sanitation, Gary, IndianaContract AmendmentPROPOSED AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION Department(s): Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Gary, Indiana Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to exercise the first of two (2) one-year contract extension options and to increase the Service Sanitation contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 1 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2015 - 10/31/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 11/1/2018 - 10/31/2019 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $241,602.00 Original Approval: 7/21/2015, $241,602.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $138,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $38,000.00 FY 2019 $100,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 and 51001.520825, Building 51009.560106, 51055.560106, 51056.560106, and 51057.560106, Fisheries Management 51001.521448, Other Materials and Supplies 51001.530267, Conservation Corps 51058.521525 Contract Number(s): 15-52-201 (FPD 74000003102) approvePass Action details Not available
18-0275 1 Service Sanitation, Gary, IndianaContract AmendmentPROPOSED AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION Department(s): Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Gary, Indiana Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to exercise the first of two (2) one-year contract extension options and to increase the Service Sanitation contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 2 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2015 - 10/31/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 11/1/2018 - 10/31/2019 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $218,376.00 Original Approval: 7/21/2015, $218,376.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $65,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $65,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 and 51001.520825, Building 51009.560106, 51055.560106, 51056.560106, and 51057.560106, Fisheries Management 51001.521448, Other Materials and Supplies 51001.530267, Conservation Corps 51058.521525 Contract Number(s): 15-52-202 (74000003103) Concurrences: The ChiapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0277 1 Service Sanitation, Gary, IndianaContract AmendmentPROPOSED AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION Department(s): Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Gary, Indiana Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to exercise the first of two (2) one-year contract extension options and to increase the Service Sanitation contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 3 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2015 - 10/31/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 11/1/2018 - 10/31/2019 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $282,360.00 Original Approval: 7/21/2015, $282,360.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $89,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $89,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 and 51001.520825, Building 51009.560106, 51055.560106, 51056.560106, and 51057.560106, Fisheries Management 51001.521448, Other Materials and Supplies 51001.530267, Conservation Corps 51058.521525 Contract Number(s): 15-52-203 (74000003104) Concurrences: The ChieapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0278 1 Service Sanitation, Gary, IndianaContract AmendmentPROPOSED AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION Department(s): Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Gary, Indiana Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to exercise the first of two (2) one-year contract extension options and to increase the Service Sanitation contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 4 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2015 - 10/31/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 11/1/2018 - 10/31/2019 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $191,070.00 Original Approval: 7/21/2015, $191,070.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $60,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $60,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 and 51001.520825, Building 51009.560106, 51055.560106, 51056.560106, and 51057.560106, Fisheries Management 51001.521448, Other Materials and Supplies 51001.530267, Conservation Corps 51058.521525 Contract Number(s): 15-52-204 (74000003105) Concurrences: The ChapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0296 1 City of Calumet City, IllinoisLicense RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to The City of Calumet City (the “Calumet”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain an 8-inch water main across the Forest Preserves property to provide a secondary feed from 159th Street (River Oaks Drive). There is currently a single 12-inch main which provides water to the Forest Preserves’ River Oaks Golf Course and The Parks Condominium residences. Currently a break or repair to the main results in complete disruption of water service to the golf course and the residences. The new main for which this license is proposed will provide a looped water system to maintain a continued water supply in the event of a break or repair to the single main to both the Forest Preserve’s golf course and the neighboring Calumet residents. Term: Continuous License Fee: $24,876.03 License Application Fee: $500.00 License Review Fee: $5,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,300.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $36,676.03 for the term oapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0298 1 Tallgrass Restoration LLC, Schaumburg, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Tallgrass Restoration LLC, Schaumburg, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Comprehensive habitat enhancement services, North region Contract Value: Not to exceed a combined total of $5,000,000.00 annually in conjunction with project numbers 18-31-101, 18-31-101C, and 18-31-101S from December 1 to November 30, or $25,000,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 12/1/2018 - 11/30/2023 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $1,575,000.00, FY 2020 $1,575,000.00, FY 2021 $1,575,000.00, FY 2022 $1,575,000.00, FY 2023 $1,575,000.00 Accounts: Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452 and 51058.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, 51055.521444, 51056.521444, 51057.521444 and 51058.521444, EAB Tree Removal 51009.521456 and 51058.521456, Vegetation Management 51009.521455 and 51058.521455, Intern Programs 51009.521525 and 51058.521525, Grant Match and Work Fund 51009.521440, Mitigation 51010.29approvePass Action details Not available
18-0299 1 Stantec Consulting Services, Lombard, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Stantec Consulting Services, Lombard, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Comprehensive habitat enhancement services, Central region Contract Value: Not to exceed a combined total of $5,000,000.00 annually in conjunction with project numbers 18-31-101, 18-31-101N, and 18-31-101S from December 1 to November 30, or $25,000,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 12/1/2018 - 11/30/2023 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $1,575,000.00, FY 2020 $1,575,000.00, FY 2021 $1,575,000.00, FY 2022 $1,575,000.00, FY 2023 $1,575,000.00 Accounts: Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452 and 51058.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, 51055.521444, 51056.521444, 51057.521444 and 51058.521444, EAB Tree Removal 51009.521456 and 51058.521456, Vegetation Management 51009.521455 and 51058.521455, Intern Programs 51009.521525 and 51058.521525, Grant Match and Work Fund 51009.521440, Mitigation accountapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0301 1 Pizzo & Associates, Leland, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Pizzo & Associates, Leland, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Comprehensive habitat enhancement services, South region Contract Value: Not to exceed a combined total of $5,000,000.00 annually in conjunction with project numbers 18-31-101, 18-31-101N, and 18-31-101C from December 1 to November 30, or $25,000,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 12/1/2018 - 11/30/2023 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $1,575,000.00, FY 2020 $1,575,000.00, FY 2021 $1,575,000.00, FY 2022 $1,575,000.00, FY 2023 $1,575,000.00 Accounts: Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452 and 51058.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, 51055.521444, 51056.521444, 51057.521444 and 51058.521444, EAB Tree Removal 51009.521456 and 51058.521456, Vegetation Management 51009.521455 and 51058.521455, Intern Programs 51009.521525 and 51058.521525, Grant Match and Work Fund 51009.521440, Mitigation 51010.29982 and 5101approvePass Action details Not available
18-0302 1 Living Habitats, Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Living Habitats, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Habitat enhancement consultation services Contract Value: Not to exceed a combined total of $5,000,000.00 annually in conjunction with project numbers 18-31-101N, 18-31-101C, and 18-31-101S from December 1 to November 30, or $25,000,000.00 over the five (5) year term Contract period: 12/1/2018 - 11/30/2023 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $275,000.00, FY 2020 $275,000.00, FY 2021 $275,000.00, FY 2022 $275,000.00, FY 2023 $275,000.00 Accounts: Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452 and 51058.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, 51055.521444, 51056.521444, 51057.521444 and 51058.521444, EAB Tree Removal 51009.521456 and 51058.521456, Vegetation Management 51009.521455 and 51058.521455, Intern Programs 51009.521525 and 51058.521525, Grant Match and Work Fund 51009.521440, Mitigation 51010.29982 and 51010.22522, Site Amenities 51approvePass Action details Not available
18-0303 1 Cardno Inc., Monee, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Cardno Inc., Monee, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Portwine North tree and brush removal Original Contract Period: 8/2/2017 - 8/1/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 8/2/2018 - 8/1/2019 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $60,605.00 Original Approval: N/A, the initial contract did not require approval by the Board of Commissioners because it did not exceed $150,000.00 or one (1) year in length. Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $30,302.50, FY 2019 $30,302.50 Accounts: Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452 and 51058.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444 and 51058.521444, EAB Tree Removal 51009.521456 and 51058.521456, Potential Grant Match and Work Fund 51009.521440, Grant Accounts 51010.520840 Contract Number(s): 17-31-111 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief AttornapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0304 1 Semper Fi Land Services, Aurora, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Semper Fi Land Services, Aurora, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Green Lake Savanna tree thinning Original Contract Period: 12/12/2017 - 4/30/2018, sixty (60) day administrative extension 5/1/2018 - 6/29/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 6/30/2018, retroactive - 6/29/2019 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $68,720.00 Original Approval: N/A, the initial contract did not require approval by the Board of Commissioners because it did not exceed $150,000.00 or one (1) year in length Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $34,360.00, FY 2019 $34,360.00 Accounts: Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452 and 51058.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444 and 51058.521444, EAB Tree Removal 51009.521456 and 51058.521456, Potential Grant Match and Work Fund 51009.521440, Grant 51010.29962 Contract Number(s): 17-31-120 ConcurapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0306 1 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Great Lakes Coastal Program (“USFWS”)Grant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Great Lakes Coastal Program (“USFWS”) Request: Authorization to accept grant and provide matching funds Purpose: The Forest Preserves has received grant funding from the USFWS in support of habitat restoration activities at Somme Nature Preserve in Northbrook. The USFWS grant funds are provided through the Great Lakes Coastal Program. Grant Amount: $76,166.00 Grant Period: 9/1/2018 - 10/30/2021 Fiscal Impact: $76,166.00 match Accounts: EAB Tree Removal 51009.521456 and 51058.521456, Vegetation Management 51009.521455 and 51058.521455, Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452 and 51058.521452, Habitat Restoration 51009.521444 and 51058.521444, Grant & Mitigation accounts 51010.540350 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 14 Summary: The Forest Preserves has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via thapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0311 1 Frank Pawlak, PC, Romeoville, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Legal Department Vendor: Frank Pawlak, PC, Romeoville, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Workplace Investigation Services Original Contract Period: 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019 Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $25,000.00 Original Approval: N/A, the initial contract did not require approval by the Board of Commissioners because it did not exceed $150,000.00 or one (1) year in length Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $125,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $125,000.00 Accounts: Legal Services 51001-521055 and 51011-580011 Contract Number(s): RFP 18-60-100 (FPD 74000002561) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: In an effort to reduce the number of, and exposure from, lawsuits filed against the Forest Preserves by current and former employees; the Forest PreserveapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0318 1 Michael J. Shim, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Legal Department Vendor: Michael J. Shim, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves) to increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Workplace Investigation Services Original Contract Period: 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019 Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $25,000.00 Original Approval: N/A, the initial contract did not require approval by the Board of Commissioners because it did not exceed $150,000.00 or one (1) year in length. Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $125,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $125,000.00 Accounts: Legal Services 51001-521055 and 51011-580011 Contract Number(s): RFP 18-60-100 (FPD 74000002562) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: In an effort to reduce the number of, and exposure from, lawsuits filed against the Forest Preserves by current and forapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0293 1 Systems Solutions, Inc., Northbrook, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Finance and Administration Vendor: Systems Solutions, Inc., Northbrook, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase a contract Good(s) or Service(s): Computer hardware, desktop computers, laptops, monitors, printers and other technical necessities Original Contract Period: 7/11/2012 - 7/10/2015; Administrative extension for sixty (60) days from 7/11/2015 - 9/8/2015; Board approved extension 9/9/2015 - 12/31/2016; Administrative extension for sixty (60) days from 1/1/2017 - 3/1/2017; Board approved contract extension 3/2/2017 - 6/30/2017; Administrative extension for sixty (60) days from 7/1/2017 - 8/29/2017; and Board Approved Contract Extension on 9/12/2017 retroactive from 8/30/2017 - 6/30/2018. Proposed Contract Period Extension: 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2019, retroactive Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $1,740,000.00 Original Approval: 7/1/2012, $200,000.00 Previous Increase(s): 5/13/2013, $20,000.00; Board AppapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0309 1 Nature Exploration Academy (NEA)License AmendmentPROPOSED LICENSE RENEWAL REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to renew a License to the Nature Exploration Academy (NEA), Grantee, for use of a large bunkhouse at Camp Sullivan during off-peak times, specifically Monday - Friday, during the months of August through May. The renewal represents an extension of the Right of Entry Agreement at the same location approved by the Board on 9/12/2017. NEA, a non-profit, used the bunkhouse at Camp Sullivan during the 2017-2018 school year for their nine (9) student classroom. Both NEA and the Forest Preserves agreed that the partnership was positive for both parties. Term: Originally, 9/13/2017 - 5/25/2018. Proposing three (3) year extension, with the option for the General Superintendent to approve two (2), one-year renewals. License Fee: At least $6,700.00 annually (about 75% discount off of the standard rate for campgrounds); revenues will increase if anticipated fee increase for usage of the campgrounds is approved. License Application Fee:approvePass Action details Not available
18-0295 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report Period: 5/1/2018 - 5/31/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Period: 5/1/2018 - 5/31/2018 Summary: Submitting the Procurements and Disbursements Report for the period of May 2018. The Report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2 (BB) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s Code of Ordinance.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
18-0290 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar of Events - 7/27/2018 to 9/11/2018Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar of Events - 7/27/2018 to 9/11/2018 Summary: Every Day, 5/26 - 9/3 (all day) Amazing Arachnids, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield Join us for an aMAZEing time weaving your way through a new summer exhibit-Amazing Arachnids! The interactive and engaging experience has two components: The Art and Science of Arachnids, which features 100 live arachnids found around the world, and Mission Safari, an immersive experience that introduces different themes of species’ survival and protection through play-and-learn interactives. Fridays and Saturdays, 7/6 - 8/18; 4pm - 9pm Summer Nights, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield This summertime event is back for a fifth season! Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining and drinks, live music, roaming performers, kid’s entertainment, and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature. Also join us for family-friendly programming on select Sundays throughoutreceive and filedPass Action details Not available
18-0329 1  Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Matthew B. DeLeon, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the regular meeting held on 06-05-2018.approvePass Action details Not available
18-0321 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -7/23/2018Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -7/23/2018 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2018 to Present: $258,269.26 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $17,818.20 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2018 to Present: $350,568.92 Legal Fees for 7/23/2018 to Be Approved: $93,931.14approvePass Action details Not available
18-0292 1 City of Blue Island, Blue Island, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: City of Blue Island, Blue Island, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $361,000.00 Accounts: Trail Account 51054.560063 Contract Number(s): N/A District(s): 5 Summary: Construction & Phase III Engineering for approximately one (1) mile of the Cal-Sag Bicycle Trail including a Pedestrian Bridge over the Little Calumet River, pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement with City of Blue Island (approved by Board on 10/25/2016), as amended (amendment approved 3/13/2018).approvePass Action details Not available
18-0289 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 5/31/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 5/31/2018 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis Revenue and Expense Report for May 2018.approvePass Action details Not available
18-0334 1 A RECOMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SAFETYResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RECOMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SAFETY WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County hosts an estimated 62 million visits to the preserves annually; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County strives to be a welcoming oasis for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities to enjoy the District’s natural areas; and WHEREAS, the June 14 incident at Caldwell Woods does not represent the ethics and values of the Forest Preserve of Cook County and the Forest Preserve Police; and WHEREAS, the mission of the Forest Preserve Police is to devote their time and attention to the enforcement of ordinances, rules and regulations of the Forest Preserve District and the laws of the State of Illinois; and WHEREAS, it is the duty of the Forest Preserve Police to develop good public relations, to direct and assist the public in the proper use and enjoyment of the forest preserve, and to perform such other duties pertaining to the welfare of the public; and WHEREAS, the June 14 incident was directly at odds with the mission of the Forest Preserve of Cook County andapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0335 1 REQUIRING THE REPORTING OF INCIDENTS TO THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT REQUIRING THE REPORTING OF INCIDENTS TO THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 1 - Administrative, Chapter 6 - Forest Preserve District Officers and Employees, Article II - Offenses involving property rights, Sections 1-6-1 General Superintendent is hereby amended as follows: 1-6-1: - GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. The General Superintendent shall have full administrative authority in all matters pertaining to the Forest Preserve District, subject to the direction of the President of the Board of Commissioners. The General Superintendent shall notify the Board within 48 hours of any serious incident that occurs within the District. For purposes of this section, a serious incident consists of: (1) any crime that can be charged as a felony; (2) any fatality or serious injury to a patron or employee occurring within the District; (3) serious disturbances targeting patrons or employees of the District; (4) significant violations of the District’s standards withdrawPass Action details Not available