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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/22/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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Attachments: Public Testimony by Written Comment Only., Proposed Substitute to File 20-0304.pdf
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20-0278 1 PUBLIC UTILITIESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PUBLIC UTILITIES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, that Title 5, Public Utilities, Chapter 2, Franchises, Sections 5-2A-5 (Tree Mitigation) and 5-2B-5 (Tree Mitigation) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: *** Sec. 5-2A-5. Tree Mitigation. In accordance with the District’s Tree Mitigation Plan adopted by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners on March 21, 2007 and as amended from time to time by the Board, an applicant for a license pursuant to Section 5-2A-1 shall include in its plan a survey indicating the species, size, and geospatial location of each live or dead tree to be removed and the proposed timeframe for removal, and designating plots across the proposed project corridor detailing concentrations of coarse woody debris to be impacted by the requested license. The District shall use this information to determine the total tree mitigation fee that shall be paid by the licensee. All plans submitted willapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0279 1 TO APPROVE AND ADOPT AN AMENDED TREE MITIGATION PLANResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND ADOPT AN AMENDED TREE MITIGATION PLAN WHEREAS, on March 21, 2007, the Board of Commissioners approved the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Tree Mitigation Plan; and WHEREAS, on September 13, 2016, the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to the Tree Mitigation Plan per Board Items #16-0233 and #16-0308; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves utilizes the Tree Mitigation Plan as a tool to determine the value of trees that are lost due to the issuance of licenses affecting Forest Preserves property; and WHEREAS, proposed amendments to the Tree Mitigation Plan allow the Forest Preserves to more accurately ascertain impacts to Forest Preserves resources resulting from land use requests by external entities, compensate the Forest Preserves for those impacts more appropriately according to recognized industry standards, and clarify procedural steps required for application of the Tree Mitigation Plan; and WHEREAS, proposed changes include: 1) the addition of mitigation requirements for dead trapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0297 1 L.L. BEAN, Freeport, MaineContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: L.L. BEAN, Freeport, Maine Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Recreational classes Original Contract Period: 1/1/2017 - 1/1/2020 including two (2) one-year extension options Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/2/2020 (retroactive) - 12/31/2020 with a one-year optional extension to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A (Revenue Generating) Original Approval: 11/15/2016 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: $10,000.00 (Revenue Generating) Accounts: Corporate Concession Revenue 51001.411317 Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): Districtwide Summary: This proposed contract modification alloapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0303 1 Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, IllinoisPartnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Park District, Chicago, Illinois; Illinois Arborist Association, Antioch, Illinois; Illinois Green Industry Association, Springfield, Illinois; Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, Oakbrook, Illinois; Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Chicago, Illinois; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Chicago, Illinois; The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois; Openlands, Chicago, Illinois; The Nature Conservancy, Chicago, Illinois; TREE Fund, Naperville, Illinois; and the United States Forest Service. Additional entities who wish to participate may be added to the partnership agreement at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Reason: The Forest Preserves desires authorization to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to collaborate on the implementation of the Chicago RegionapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0317 1 Friends of the Chicago River, Chicago, IllinoisPartnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Friends of the Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Friends of the Chicago River has received a grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation via the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund in the amount of $272,783.00 to support a second phase of restoration along Crooked Creek, a tributary of the Cal-Sag Channel located within the Palos-Sag Valley region of the Forest Preserves in southwest Cook County. The Forest Preserves proposes to provide an amount not-to-exceed $250,000.00 in direct match towards completion of this project. The project will restore the waterway’s natural system of infiltration by removing invasive plants across 189 acres and allowing native plants to enhance absorbance. This will lead to improved water quality, decreased storm water volume entering Crooked Creek, and improved habitat for wildlife. This project leverages $492,668.96 in previous grant-related work dedicated to this waterwaapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0319 1 Nazurus Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.Partnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with the Nazurus Foundation, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: The Forest Preserves desires to partner with the Nazurus Foundation to facilitate ecological restoration in the Palos preserves in southwest Cook County. Time and resources contributed by the Nazurus Foundation will be used generally for restoration activities, approved by the Forest Preserves, including but not limited to invasive species control, brush removal, herbicide application, and native seed dispersal at various sites. The Nazurus Foundation plans to contribute services valued at up to $50,000.00 per year, at no cost to the Forest Preserves. The work conducted by the Nazurus Foundation will supplement work being done by the Forest Preserves in the Palos region to connect restored sites together, improving habitat connectivity and bolstering the Forest Preserves’ effectiveness. They will also assist with follow-up treatments/maintenance of locaapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0315 1 Illinois Department of Natural ResourcesGrant Award AmendmentPROPOSED GRANT AWARD AMENDMENT Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Illinois Department of Natural Resources Request: Authorization to extend the grant period Purpose: Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves to extend the grant period of a previously approved federal grant of $100,000.00 through the Coastal Management Program (CMP) from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to support development of a Conservation and Youth Outdoor Ambassador crew at Beaubien Woods located in the City of Chicago. The grant extension was requested due to COVID-19 restrictions which prevented the Forest Preserves from safely implementing the project during the spring and summer of 2020. Supplemental Grant Amount: N/A Grant Period: 4/30/2020 - 5/1/2021 Extension Period: 5/2/2021 - 5/1/2022 Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Date of Previous Board Authorization for Grant: 2/25/2020 (Agenda Item 20-0114) Previous Grant Amount: $100,000.00 wiapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0318 1 The Nature Conservancy via the National Fish and Wildlife FoundationGrant Award RenewalPROPOSED GRANT AWARD RENEWAL Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") Grantor: The Nature Conservancy via the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Request: Authorization to renew grant Purpose: To provide additional time to complete Millennium Reserve Phase III grant activities, utilizing funds from The Nature Conservancy through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Save Our Great Lakes Program in support of habitat restoration at Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve in Lansing and other sites within the Calumet region. This renewal is for an extension in time only; there is no additional cost or adjustment to the award amount. Grant Amount: $170,000.00, per the original award. There is no additional grant funding associated with the renewal. Grant Period: 3/19/2019 - 11/30/2020 originally; proposed extension 12/1/2020 - 9/30/2021 Fiscal Impact: $170,000.00 match, per the original award. There is no additional cost associated with the renewal. Accounts: ProfessionaapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0320 1 Forest Preserve FoundationGrant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Forest Preserve Foundation Request: Authorization to accept grant and to enter into agreement Purpose: Resilient Communities Program for ecological restoration at Sweet Woods Grant Amount: $252,500.00 Grant Period: Date of execution - 10/10/2022 Fiscal Impact: $325,000.00 match Accounts: Professional Services 51058.520830, 51051.520830, 51028.520830 and all future Professional Services; Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313, 51051.521313, 51028.521313 and all future Special or Co-op Programs; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 6 Summary: The Forest Preserve Foundation has received a $325,000.00 Resilient Communities Program grant administered via a partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo. The Forest Preserves has bapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0316 1 Little Tykes Farm LLC, Woodstock, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Little Tykes Farm LLC, Woodstock, 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 at Spring Creek, Paul Douglas, Ned Brown Meadow, and Horizon Farms Contract Value: $9,009.00 (Revenue Generating) Contract period: 9/22/2020 - 9/21/2021, with two (2) one-year renewal options to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Estimated Fiscal Impact: Revenue generation of up to $9,009.00 over the three (3) year term Account(s): Revenue Generating Contract Number(s): Project #20RM 106-R issued under Solicitation #20-31-005734 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 15 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 oveapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0321 1 Illinois State Archaeological SurveyLicense AmendmentPROPOSED LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to amend a License to the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain approximately 200 square feet of workspace in the property commonly known as Rolling Knolls Pavilion, 11N260 Rohrssen Road, Elgin, Illinois. Reason: The Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the original License on May 21, 2019 (Board Item #19-0213). The Forest Preserves now seeks to amend the original License to permit overnight parking for one (1) vehicle at Rolling Knolls Pavilion, or one (1) of the following alternate locations to facilitate partnered operations: Northwest Resource Management, 640 Cosman Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois Salt Creek Resource Management, 500 Ogden Avenue, Western Springs, Illinois No other changes to the terms of the original License are being proposed. Term: 10/7/2019 - 12/31/2022 License Fee: N/A License Application Fee: N/A YELAR Fee: N/A TreapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0323 1 AGAE Contractors, Inc.Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with AGAE Contractors, Inc., primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for shelter repairs at Busse Woods Groves #17, #18 and #24 near Elk Grove Village, Schiller Woods East Grove #14 in Chicago and Brezina Woods Grove #2 in La Grange Park. Reason: Contract #74000008255 issued under Solicitation #20-80-005771, Project #20-80-19 Shelter Repairs at Various Locations, includes painting, selective replacement or patching of roof decking and roof covering and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Repairs to shelters at Busse Woods would be partially funded by a grant from Nicor Gas relating to a 2019 license for pipeline relocation (Board Item 19-0284). Bid Opening Date: 8/14/2020 Bid Results: Firm Base Bid 1. E. Ariel Roofing Solutions LLC $91,310.00* 2. AGAE Contractors, Inc. $281,140.00 3. MAG Construction Co. $362,395.00 approvePass Action details Not available
20-0325 1 Workers’ Compensation Reports - June 2020 and July 2020 Report Period: 6/1/2020 - 7/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Reports - June 2020 and July 2020 Report Period: 6/1/2020 - 7/31/2020 Summary: Per Board Resolution 19-0509 (12/17/2019), the Forest Preserves of Cook County Departments of Legal and Finance are submitting Workers’ Compensation Claim Payments for the months of June and July of 2020.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0330 1 Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, VirginiaContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, Virginia Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to modify, extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Indoor Room Rental Management Original Contract Period: 10/16/2018 - 10/15/2021; with the option for two (2), one-year extensions Proposed Contract Period Extension: 10/16/2021 - 10/15/2022; with the option for two (2), one-year extensions to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $809,696.20 Original Approval: 10/16/2018, $809,696.20 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $804,996.90 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $200,000.00, FY 2022 $283,935.30, FY 2023 $294,456.80, FY 2024 $305,544.80 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520850 Contract Number(s): 18-40-425 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this approvePass Action details Not available
20-0310 1 Fox Run Group, Allentown, New JerseyContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Fox Run Group, Allentown, New Jersey Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to modify contract Good(s) or Service(s): Sponsorship Original Contract Period: 5/19/2020 - 12/31/2022; with two (2) two-year optional extensions to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A (Revenue Generating) Original Approval: 5/19/2020 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: Not to Exceed $150,000.00. Contract is revenue generating, however, the Forest Preserves seeks authorization to remit payment to the Fox Run Group of 10% of the retail value of any accepted in-kind contributions solicited and obtained by the Fox Run Group on behalf of the Forest Preserves. Estimated Fiscal Impact: Not to Exceed $150,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520850 Contract Number(s): 19-40-431-R Concurrences: The Chief FinaapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0331 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -09/22/2020 N/ARecommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -09/22/2020 N/A Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2020 to Present: $766,748.87 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2020 to Present: $458,134.88 Legal Fees for 09/22/2020 to Be Approved: $96,158.47approvePass Action details Not available
20-0332 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -09/22/2020 N/ARecommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -09/22/2020 N/A Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2020 to present: $238,745.67 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $38,486.30approvePass Action details Not available
20-0333 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 7/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 7/31/2020 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for July 2020.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0334 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 6/1/2020 - 7/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 6/1/2020 - 7/31/2020 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of June and July 2020. The report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2 (BB) of the District’s Code of Ordinances.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0335 1 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (the “CAFR”) Fiscal Year Ending 12/31/2017ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (the “CAFR”) Report Period: Fiscal Year Ending 12/31/2019 Summary: The CAFR has been prepared by the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) for the fiscal year ending 12/31/2019. The report has been prepared in accordance with the principles and standards for financial reporting set forth by the Government Accounting Standards Board and audited by a firm of independent auditors retained by the Forest Preserves.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0340 1 Stantec Consulting Services, Lombard, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Action: Authorization to disburse payment Payee: Stantec Consulting Services, Lombard, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Comprehensive habitat enhancement services - Central Region Fiscal Impact: $300,677.09 Accounts: Professional Services 51028.520830, 51058.520830, 51051.520830 and 51009.520830, Grant & Mitigation Accounts 51010.521444 Contract Number(s): #74000003824 issued under project #18-31-101C District(s): Districtwide Summary: Payment for expenses related to execution of comprehensive habitat enhancement services provided by Stantec Consulting Services, including invasive species and brush removal operations, pursuant to the Habitat Enhancement Services contract approved by the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Board of Commissioners on 7/26/2018 (Agenda Item 18-0299).approvePass Action details Not available
20-0341 1 Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional SecurityIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Other Part(ies): Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security Request: Authorization to enter into Intergovernmental Agreement with the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security. Goods or Services: The Forest Preserves’ Sand Ridge Nature Center will serve as a public distribution location for a Cook County-led cloth face covering distribution initiative. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: This Agreement shall be effective upon signing and will remain in effect for the duration of the current COVID-19 disaster proclamation for Cook County. Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security is facilitating a pilot program to procure and distribute cloth face coverings to its most in-need populations through a variety of local organizations and has requested the Forest Preserves’ assistance with this initiative. approvePass Action details Not available
20-0343 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 July 28,2020.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0130 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 9/22/2020 - 10/20/2020Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 9/22/2020 - 10/20/2020 Please check fpcc.com/events for updates and changes. Tuesday, 9/22; 1pm (Facebook Live) Ask a Bird Nerd, Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland Have you ever had a question about birds? Do you wish you knew how to get started birding? How about how to get more birds to your yard? Program Specialist Jessica Becker is here to help! Catch her live as she answers your most burning questions regarding the birds of Cook County. Questions can be pre-submitted in the discussion section of the event page, otherwise questions can be asked live. Wednesday, 9/23; 7pm (Via Zoom) Basic Nature Photography Workshop, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook Learn basic composition techniques to improve your skills. Register by email on River Trail website or call 847-824-8360. Please provide an email address for Zoom invitation. Thursday, 9/24; 2pm (Facebook Live) Whoodunnit?, River Trail Nature Center, Northbreceive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0342 1 FY’20 3rd Quarter Open Recommendation Status ReportReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: FY’20 3rd Quarter Open Recommendation Status Report Report Period: July 2020 Summary: Open Recommendations Status Report for the Cook County Forest Preserve District as of July 2020referPass Action details Not available
20-0304 1 SUPPORT OF THE TEN SHARED PRINCIPLES OF THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE AND THE ILLINOIS NAACPResolutionPROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 20-0304 (FPD Law Enforcement Committee 10/20/2020) PROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE TEN SHARED PRINCIPLES OF THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE AND THE ILLINOIS NAACP WHEREAS, Cook County has seen numerous peaceful protests against police brutality in response to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Jacob Blake, Sandra Bland, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Laquan McDonald, Breonna Taylor, and many others locally and across the nation; and WHEREAS, studies have shown Black individuals have a disproportionate level of involvement in the criminal justice system; and WHEREAS, according to the Chicago Tribune, from 2010 to 2015, Chicago Police Officers shot 262 people, killing 92, and with about four out of every five being Black males; and WHEREAS, this body unanimously approved Resolution 20-0161 in February 2020, in support that the Forest Preserves Police Department is a unique and valuable asset to the region and which should remain a separate and distinct police department, as it serves and protects visitors and almost 70,000 areferPass Action details Not available