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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/19/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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19-0188 1 RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION OF WAMPUM LAKE AS AN ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVE BY THE ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVES COMMISSIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION OF WAMPUM LAKE AS AN ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVE BY THE ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVES COMMISSION WHEREAS, on January 29, 2019, at the 231st meeting of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, Wampum Lake was approved for dedication as an Illinois Nature Preserve; and WHEREAS, dedication of a site as a Nature Preserve provides the highest level of protection for land in Illinois, and is granted only to natural areas of exceptional ecological or cultural significance; and WHEREAS, Wampum Lake Nature Preserve is an approximately 380 acre preserve located in the Village of Thornton in southeast Cook County; and WHEREAS, the site consists of unusual natural communities such as sand seep, sand savanna, and open floodplain as well as contains important cultural resources further meriting its dedication and protection; and WHEREAS, authority to submit this addition for registration was granted by the Board of Commissioners on October 16, 2018 pursuant to Section 9 of the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act (70 ILCS 810/9); and    Not available Video Video
19-0193 1 RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION OF AN ADDITION TO THORNTON-LANSING ROAD NATURE PRESERVEResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION OF AN ADDITION TO THORNTON-LANSING ROAD NATURE PRESERVE WHEREAS, on January 29, 2019, at the 231st meeting of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, a 100-acre addition to Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve was approved for designation as an Illinois Nature Preserve; and WHEREAS, dedication of a site as a Nature Preserve provides the highest level of protection for land in Illinois, and is granted only to natural areas of exceptional ecological or cultural significance; and WHEREAS, Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve is located in the Village of Thornton in southeast Cook County; and WHEREAS, this addition expands the footprint of the Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve from 340 to 440 acres; and WHEREAS, the site consists of a mosaic of high-quality natural communities such as sand forest, sand flatwoods, sand savanna, sand prairie, sedge meadow, and marsh, and contains many conservative species, including 4 species listed as threatened or endangered in Illinois; and WHEREAS, authority to submit this a   Not available Video Video
19-0181 1 TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR SPRING LAKE PRESERVEOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR SPRING LAKE PRESERVE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 17, Township 42 North, Range 9, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Spring Lake Preserve in District 15. WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (the “District”), pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, lands necessary and desirable for District purposes containing one or more natural forests or parts thereof, or lands connecting such forests or parts thereof, or lands capable of being reforested for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauties within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and to restore, restock, protect, and preserve the natural forests and said lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the purpose of the education, pleas   Not available Video Video
19-0182 1 163 Springwood Lane, Barrington Hills, Cook County, IllinoisSale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Owners of Record Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 163 Springwood Lane, Barrington Hills, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): PIN: 01-17-200-007-0000 Legal Description: TRACT NO. 5 IN H. R. JACOBSEN AND COMPANY’S SPRING CREEK WOODS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER AND OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER, LYING NORTH OF THE STATE HIGHWAY KNOWN AS ROUTE 62 AND ALSO KNOWN AS ALGONQUIN ROAD, IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Fiscal Impact: $820,000.00 plus up to $10,000.00 in closing costs for a total of up to $830,000.00. Accounts: Real Estate and Land Acquisition Fund 51006.560010 District(s): 15 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) has identified a parcel of land for acquisition that would add to the Forest Preserves’ current   Not available Video Video
19-0148 1 Programming Partnerships discretionary spendingMiscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Good(s) or Service(s): Programming Partnerships Fiscal Impact: $100,000.00 Accounts: Special Events 51001.520635, Community Trust Grant 51010.520835, Teen Programming Grant 51010.521443 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) requests authorization for the General Superintendent or a designee to have discretionary spending up to $100,000.00 through the remainder of 2019 to support educational and recreational program services with a variety of program partners, including, but not limited to, artists, arts groups, youth development groups, program trainers, curriculum development facilitators, and cultural groups. These program partners would be selected via a RFP process and/or bid solicitation process. All programming partnership opportunities will be posted online prior to being awarded to any potential vendor or partner. Program partners could be selected for one (1) event or a series of events; but would not be engaged for periods of more   Not available Video Video
19-0194 1 Advertising and Promotional Services Fiscal Impact: $150,000.00Miscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Office of the General Superintendent Good(s) or Service(s): Advertising and Promotional Services Fiscal Impact: $150,000.00 Accounts: Advertising and Promotional Services 51001.520610 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) is requesting authorization for the General Superintendent or a designee to have discretionary spending up to $150,000.00 through the remainder of 2019, for advertising and promotional services, with a variety of media vendors to promote and showcase the amenities, programs, and natural areas of the Forest Preserves. The media vendors would be engaged for periods less than one (1) year. Media purchases would align with the 2019 Communications goals of the Forest Preserves, which includes focused outreach to communities and populations in Cook County that have been historically underrepresented, in terms of use and connection to the Forest Preserves. The advertising and promotional spending packages would be suggested by the Forest Preserves’ Communica   Not available Not available
19-0179 1 River Forest Park District, River Forest, IllinoisIntergovernmental Agreement RenewalPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT EXTENSION Department: Permits, Rentals and Concessions Other Part(ies): River Forest Park District, River Forest, Illinois Request: Exercise the first of two (2) one-year extension options, and authorize the second extension option to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Goods or Services: Maintenance and continued use of Cummings Square baseball field Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: 4/1/2016 - 3/31/2019 (Approved 3/22/2016), Proposed Extension Periods 4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020, and, subject to the discretion of the General Superintendent 4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021. Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: N/A District(s): 9 Summary: This extension will allow the River Forest Park District (“RFPD”) to continue to use the Cummings Square baseball, softball and soccer field located on the corner of Lake and Bonnie Brae Streets in River Forest, Illinois. The RFPD will continue to perform field work and outfield drainage on an ongoing basis, including the addition of infield mix, proper edging of   Not available Video Video
19-0180 1 Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, IllinoisAgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Department(s): Conservation and Experiential Programming Other Part(ies): Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a three (3) year agreement with the Chicago Zoological Society (the “Zoo”). Good(s) or Service(s): Animal food, nature based educational material, and various supplies Agreement period: 3/20/2019 - 3/19/2022 Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $35,000.00, FY 2020 $35,000.00, FY 2021 $35,000.00 Accounts: Special Events 51001.520635, Supplies and Materials - NOC 51001.530252, Community Trust River Grant 51010.520835 Agreement Number(s): N/A Summary/Notes: The Forest Preserves of Cook County Conservation & Experiential Program Department (CEP) is requesting permission to continue to tap into the purchasing power of the Chicago Zoological Society for animal food, educational materials, and supplies for utilization in the Forest Preserves Nature Centers’ to care for live animals. This agreement will allow the Forest Pres   Not available Video Video
19-0185 1 The Illinois State Toll Highway AuthorityIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Planning and Development Other Part(ies): The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (the “Tollway”). Goods or Services: Proposed permanent and temporary easements, tree removal, and partial closure of the John Husar I & M Canal Trail. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Construction period and temporary easement from 5/1/2019 - 12/31/2023. The permanent easement continues indefinitely. Fiscal Impact: $979,616.00 (Revenue Generating). This amount represents the following: (1) Permanent and Temporary easements - $736,226.00 (appraised value); (2) tree mitigation (estimate for 56 trees)- $143,390.00, and (3) additional contribution for trailhead amenities and trail patching $100,000.00. In-kind contribution by Tollway via trail and parking lot rehabilitation has an estimated value of $950,000.00. Accounts: N/A    Not available Video Video
19-0187 1 Straughn Farm, Inc., Peotone, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Straughn Farm, Inc., Peotone, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Hay Farming Contract Value: $760.00 Contract period: 3/19/2019 - 12/31/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: Generation of up to $760.00 Accounts: Revenue Generating Contract Number(s): 19RM 101 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 6 Summary: Historically, hay farming has taken place on land owned by the Forest Preserves. This practice allows the Forest Preserves to generate revenue, while simultaneously preventing invasive plant species from taking over fallow land. It is the Forest Preserves’ intention to restore fallow land wherever possible and these farming practices are a good method to retain manageable conditions until a restoration project can take place, on the site. The contract term for hay cutting is a period of one (1) year   Not available Video Video
19-0198 1 Illinois Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program (“RTP”)Grant Application Authorization RequestPROPOSED GRANT APPLICATION AUTHORIZATION REQUEST Department: Planning and Development Grantee: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Illinois Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program (“RTP”) Request: Authorization to apply for grant and provide matching funds Purpose: Tinley Creek Trail Reconstruction in Oak Forest, Illinois Grant Amount: $200,000.00 Grant Period: Two (2) years from execution of grant agreement Fiscal Impact: $110,000.00 (local match) Accounts: Trail Accounts 51009.560063, 51026.560063, 51051.560063, 51055.560063, 51056.560063, 51057.560063, 51058.560063 and Grant Account 51010.560063 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 6 Summary: The Forest Preserves is seeking a Recreational Trails Program (“RTP”) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”) for repaving of 1.6 miles of the Tinley Creek Trail. The application requires that the Forest Preserves confirm its commitment to complete    Not available Not available
19-0190 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 1/1/2019 - 1/31/2019ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 1/1/2019 - 1/31/2019 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of January 2019. The report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2 (BB) of the District’s Code of Ordinances.   Not available Not available
19-0197 1 Resident Watchman Annual Report 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017ReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Request: Receive and File Report Title: Resident Watchman Annual Report Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018 Summary: This is a required report per the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances. The report provides names, job titles, and salaries of employees who occupied property within the Resident Watchman Program for fiscal year 2018, and includes other program related information.   Not available Not available
19-0106 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar 3/19/2019 - 4/23/2019Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar 3/19/2019 - 4/23/2019 Sunday, 3/24; 1pm Fly a Kite Workshop, Trailside Museum, River Forest Learn about the spring wind and weather, then we will harness the wind’s energy by making and flying kites! Ages 6 - 12 with adult. $5 materials fee per child. Monday, 3/25; 10am - 12pm Spring Breakout Adventure, Little Red Schoolhouse, Willow Springs Looking for outdoor activities while away from school? Drop on over to the Little Red Schoolhouse and see what exciting activities are planned. No registration required. Tuesday, 3/26; 10am - 1pm Spring Breakout Adventures, Rolling Knolls, Elgin In conjunction with Activate Elgin’s March Into Health, thaw from the winter and recreate at this 56-acre nature preserve. Activities include a biodiversity hike, archery, pond fishing, and nature obstacle course. Thursday, 3/28; 1pm - 3pm Spring Break Nature Drop-In Days, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook We provide the fun, you bri   Not available Video Video
19-0206 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 February 19, 2019.   Not available Not available
19-0199 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -02/19/2019 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2019 to Present: $12,496.49 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2019 to Present: $170,505.71 Legal Fees for 02/19/2019 to Be Approved: $72,986.04   Not available Not available
19-0200 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -3/19/2019Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -3/19/2019 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2019 to present: $43,886.19 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $36,691.50   Not available Not available
19-0186 1 CPMH Construction, Inc., Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Resource Management Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with CPMH Construction, Inc., Chicago, Illinois for drainage improvements at Eggers Marsh. Reason: Contract #74000005477 issued under Project #18-31-106R consists of construction to replace failed stormwater infrastructure controlling drainage of the Eggers Grove wetland complex. The work includes, but is not limited to, the installation of approximately 2,500 feet of 10-inch PVC sewer pipe, three (3) water level control structures, as well as associated storm sewer infrastructure and soil erosion mitigation. These water control structures will allow for Forest Preserves to adjust water surface elevation within the marsh to mimic historic hemi-marsh conditions, restoring water flow to improve nesting conditions and habitat for target wetland bird species. Hemi-marsh is a type of wetland habitat characterized by a ratio of open water and emergent aquatic vegetation that is favorable for m   Not available Not available
19-0196 1 Clauss Brothers, Inc., Elgin, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Clauss Brothers, Inc., Elgin, Illinois. Reason: Contract #74000005480 issued under Project #19-80-22 Dan Ryan Woods Site Repairs. The work includes, but is not limited to, asphalt repair, masonry repair, concrete removal, new concrete paving, concrete footings, excavation, playground mulch, stabilized decomposed aggregate, landscape restoration, and other related work as specified in the plans & specifications. Bid Opening Date: 2/20/2019 Bid Results: 1. Clauss Brothers, Inc. $173,718.40 2. Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc. $239,316.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $173,718.40 Contract Period: One hundred and thirty-five (135) days from notice to proceed. Account Name/Number: Recreational Landscape Accounts: 51009.560055, 51025.560055, 51026.560055, 51051.560055, 51055.560055, 51056.560055, 51057.560055, 51058.560055; and Grant Account 51010.560055 D   Not available Not available
19-0189 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense: 1/1/2019 - 1/31/2019ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2019 - 1/31/2019 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis Revenue and Expense Report for January 2019.   Not available Not available
18-0345 1 Village of Schiller Park,Illinois (“the Village”)License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to the Village of Schiller Park (“the Village”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a 227-foot-long and 16.5-foot-wide paved access road along the west side of the east half of vacated Boylan Avenue in Catherine Chevalier Woods, on Forest Preserves’ land that is currently in degraded condition. The access road will provide fire and emergency access, as well as parking access, for the 5035 N. River Road, LLC building, which is being redeveloped from a vacant industrial building to a banquet hall. The Village indicates that three (3) trees are proposed for removal, with a Tree Mitigation value of $13,063.17. The proposed License is related to the sale of two (2) nearby surplus parcels. On November 2, 2018, 5035 N. River Road, LLC purchased the Preserves’ Surplus Parcel A, an isolated 0.201-acre tract adjacent to the building, for $93,000.00 (Agenda Item 18-0347) and the Village has agreed to purchase an isolated 2.7-acre    Not available Not available
19-0122 1 Village of Schiller Park, IllinoisSale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Village of Schiller Park, Illinois Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed sale be approved. Description of Real Estate: Surplus Parcel 12 2.66 ± acres described as follows: That portion of Block 5 in the Superior Court Partition of that part of the South Section of Robinson’s Reserve lying West of the West Right of Way Line of new Des Plaines Avenue and North of North Right of Way Line of Irving Park Boulevard in Township 40 North, Range 12, East of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: Part of 12-15-400-004-0000 Section: N/A Parcel(s): Surplus Parcel 12 Fiscal Impact: $625,000.00 in revenue Accounts: Anticipated Land Sales/Surplus 510006.411466 District(s): 9 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) recently concluded negotiations for the sale of a Surplus Parcel that has been approved for sale by the State Legislature, Surplus Parcel 12, consisting    Not available Not available