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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/26/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
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21-0012 1 HONORING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY’S SOUTHEAST COOK COUNTY LAND ACQUISITION PLAN FOR RECEIVING THE HEALTHY AND ACTIVE COMMUNITY AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION-ILLINOIS CHAPTER AND A GREEN RIBBON AWARD FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE CHICAGConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY’S SOUTHEAST COOK COUNTY LAND ACQUISITION PLAN FOR RECEIVING THE HEALTHY AND ACTIVE COMMUNITY AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION-ILLINOIS CHAPTER AND A GREEN RIBBON AWARD FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE CHICAGO RIVER WHEREAS, on June 24, 2020 the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Southeast Cook County Land Acquisition Plan (“the Plan”) received a Green Ribbon Award from the Friends of the Chicago River which recognizes projects that demonstrate a high level of river-sensitive design and consideration; and WHEREAS, on September 15, 2020 the Plan also received the Healthy and Active Community Award from the American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter recognizing outstanding planning efforts from across the state of Illinois that exemplify the practice of urban planning; and WHEREAS, the Plan, completed in May 2019, represents a unique and innovative approach to identifying and protecting valuable open space and natural areas in Southeast Cook County considering the ecological value of sites, and to con   Not available Not available
21-0107 1 Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the Year 2021OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the Year 2021 BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County: Section 1. That this Ordinance is and the same is hereby termed the “Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the Year 2021.” Section 2. That the Committee on Finance of the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois has considered the subject of the Annual Tax Levy for the year 2021 and the several sums necessary to be levied to meet the needs and requirements of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for said year and has recommended that this ordinance for the levy of taxes be adopted. Section 3. That the Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, heretofore having approved and adopted the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for the year commencing January 1, 2021 at its meeting held November 17, 2020, which ordinance was published by authority of said Board as provided by law and which portion of said Appro   Not available Not available
21-0008 1 TO MODIFY CERTAIN 2021 FEESResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO MODIFY CERTAIN 2021 FEES WHEREAS, on November 17, 2020, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners (the “Forest Preserves”) approved the 2021 Executive Budget Recommendation (Agenda No. 20-0389), which included rates for the Glen Grove Equestrian Center; and WHEREAS, based on a request from Glen Grove Equestrian Sports Inc., which currently manages the equestrian facility, in response to continued increased costs and decreased revenue resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forest Preserves is now asking that certain fees be increased; and WHEREAS, such proposed modified fees are listed below: PROPOSED - FOREST PRESERVES MODIFIED FEES _______________________________________ Glen Grove Stables EQUESTRIAN LESSON FEES Private Rate: $60.00 $55.00/Half Hour Semi Private Rate: $55.00 $50.00/Half Hour Group Rate: $75.00 $70.00/Hour EQUESTRIAN BOARDING FEES Front Barn Stall: $885.00 $835.00/Month Large Barn Stall: $925.00 $875.00/Month Grooming Packages: $150.00 $175.00/Month MONTHLY LESSON PACKAGES FOR EQUESTRIAN BOA   Not available Not available
21-0125 1 REQUEST FOR GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT AUTHORITY TO APPROVE AND EXECUTE UTILITY AGREEMENTSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUEST FOR GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT AUTHORITY TO APPROVE AND EXECUTE UTILITY AGREEMENTS WHEREAS, on 10/20/2020, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the Forest Preserves entering into a contract with Ameresco, Inc. to provide energy consultant, procurement, bill payment and data management services for the procurement of and budgeting for electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy for Forest Preserves facilities (Agenda No. 20-0363) (the “Contract”); and WHEREAS, the Contract is due to expire on 9/30/2023 and has one (1) two-year renewal option; and WHEREAS, in order to lock in best rates, the Forest Preserves must approve rates and enter into corresponding energy agreements on a timeframe that is shorter than thirty (30) days; and WHEREAS, under the Contract, Ameresco is tasked with soliciting quotes, recommending energy suppliers, and administering agreements with energy providers; and WHEREAS, over the last three (3) years, the Forest Preserves has spent approximately $800,000.00 annually for electricity and n   Not available Not available
21-0106 1 2020 Annual Report from the FPCC REDI CommitteeReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Request: Receive and File Report Title: Annual Report from the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) REDI Committee Report Period: 2020 Summary: In 2018, the Forest Preserves created a Racial Equity Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Committee to assess hiring, training and other Forest Preserves’ operations, policies and procedures. The catalyst for the creation of this committee was a well-publicized incident in which a Forest Preserves’ patron was harassed by another patron on the basis of race. One of the committee’s goals is to strengthen a work culture that embraces diversity and is inclusive and welcoming to all employees and to all the people of Cook County. In late 2018, a partnership was formed with Dr. Kathleen Yang-Clayton and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to advise the REDI committee. On July 28, 2020, the Conservation and Policy Council submitted to the Board of Commissioners the position paper “Moving Towards Racial Equity.” (Agenda No. 20-0285). The work of the    Not available Not available
21-0103 1 Jacqui Ulrich, Director of the Conservation and Experiential Programming Department, Forest Preserves of Cook CountyAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Jacqui Ulrich, Director of the Conservation and Experiential Programming Department, Forest Preserves of Cook County Position: Member of the Board Department/Board/Commission: NeighborSpace Board of Directors Effective date: 2/1/2021 Expiration date: Two (2) year term expiring 1/31/2023 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) requests approval of the appointment of Jacqui Ulrich, Director of the Conservation and Experiential Programing Department (“CEP”) to the Board of Directors of NeighborSpace, an affiliate partner of the Forest Preserves. The previous appointee, Cynthia Moreno, former Director of CEP, retired from the Forest Preserves. NeighborSpace is a nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. NeighborSpace owns and manages property so that community groups can focus on gardening. NeighborSpace-protected gardens give young and old alike an opportunity to get their hands in the earth and enjoy nature, right in    Not available Not available
21-0101 1 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”)Grant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Planning and Development Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”) Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves to accept grant and enter into an agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the renovation of Crabtree Nature Center located in Barrington Hills. Grant Amount: $750,000.00 Grant Period: Two (2) years from date of full contract execution Fiscal Impact: $250,000.00 Accounts: Revenue 51010.411437 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 15 Summary: Renovation of the Crabtree Nature Center is proposed to update exhibits and signage as well as improve accessibility and energy efficiency. Building renovation would include new entrance doors and welcome desk, redesigned and refreshed interpretive exhibits, energy-efficie   Not available Not available
21-0108 1  Grant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Planning and Development Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (“DCEO”) Request: Authorization to accept grant and enter into grant agreement Purpose: Infrastructure repair to Swallow Cliff limestone stairs Grant Amount: $125,000.00 Grant Period: 10/1/2020 (retroactive) - 9/30/2022 Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating). Accounts: Grant account 51010.411437 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 17 Summary: This grant award is anticipated to cover all or most of the costs for the repair of damaged limestone stairs, installed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The Swallow Cliff stairs are a beloved and popular outdoor health and fitness landmark and are visited by thousands of people each week. These repairs will ensure that the stairs are in good and safe condition so that pe   Not available Not available
21-0114 1 Cook County Government, Cook County, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Other Part(ies): Cook County Government, Cook County, Illinois Request: Authority for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement Goods or Services: Cook County, via the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, to use property of Forest Preserves as vaccination site(s) Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 1/26/2021 - 12/31/2022 Fiscal Impact: None License Fee: Waived License Application Fee: Waived YELAR Fee: Waived Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A Accounts: N/A District(s): Districtwide Summary: Vaccines have become available to combat the current COVID-19 pandemic. In order to facilitate administration of available vaccines throughout Cook County, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCH), working in concert with its affiliate the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), is in the process of securing multiple vaccination sites. Seeking authorization to allow u   Not available Not available
21-0109 1 Cook County, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Law Enforcement Other Part(ies): Cook County, Illinois Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement to receive a grant Goods or Services: Grant not to exceed $75,000.00 for two (2) K-9 Vehicles to support law enforcement efforts Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 1/26/2021 - 8/31/2021 Fiscal Impact: Grant revenue up to $75,000.00 Accounts: N/A District(s): Districtwide Summary: Cook County is a recipient of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (“JAG”) Program funding from the United States Department of Justice through the Chicago Police Department. Pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Chicago (“Chicago/Cook MOU”) the County has been allocated a portion of the 2018 JAG Grant. The County wishes to subaward a portion of the 2018 JAG Grant to the Forest Preserves for the purchase two (2) specially equipped K-9 squad vehicle   Not available Not available
21-0115 1 Cook County Government, Chicago, IllinoisIntergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Other Part(ies): Cook County Government, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to amend the Intergovernmental Agreement between the County of Cook (the “County”) and the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) for the reimbursement or payment for certain services rendered by various County departments and the Forest Preserves. Goods or Services: The County and the Forest Preserves wish to amend and restate the agreement to allow for additional grass cutting and snow removal services to be provided by the Forest Preserves to Cook County’s Department of Facilities Management and to allow for additional payment from the County to the Forest Preserves for such additional services. Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: 1/1/2021 (retroactive) - 12/31/2021 Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $2,094,643.00 in expenditures and $1,096,312.00 in revenue, which includes $166,312.00 for snow removal and grass cutting at Oak Forest Hospital location. Accounts:    Not available Not available
21-0102 1  Miscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Programming Good(s) or Service(s): Programming Partnerships Fiscal Impact: $100,000.00 Accounts: Special Events 51001.520635; Supplies and Material 51001.53190; various other grant funds 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 2021 to support educational, recreational and community engagement 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 through the Forest Preserves’ Event and Program Partnership application. This Event and Program Partnership application is listed on the Forest Preserves’ website at fpdcc.com/about/doing-business-partnerships/programming-partnerships/#proposals and will be marketed t   Not available Not available
21-0105 1 Hey and Associates, Inc., Volo, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Vendor: Hey and Associates, Inc., Volo, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Professional civil engineering services for unpaved trail repairs and improvements at various locations across the Forest Preserves. Contract Value: $275,000.00 Contract period: 1/26/2021 - 1/25/2024 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $175,000.00; FY 2022 $100,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51009.520830, 51028.520830, 51051.520830, and 51030.520830; and future Construction and Development accounts Contract Number(s): Contract #7400008708 issued under Request for Proposals #21-80-03 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. The Vendor has met the Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Ordinance Provisions via direct participation. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves f   Not available Not available
21-0122 1 Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”)License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain three (3) automated meter radio pedestals next to Comfort Stations H, N and T by Groves 31, 11 and 32 at Busse Woods. There are existing meters inside the comfort stations and by placing these approximately 3-foot tall pedestal boxes outside the station, ComEd will be able to upgrade their facilities from 3G to 4G capability with minimal impact. There are no anticipated tree impacts. Term: Ten (10) years License Fee: $15,500.00 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fees: $4,400.00 YELAR Fee: $6,600.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $15,500.00 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: None The area of the License is: 0.0103 Acre Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. Grantee has   Not available Not available
21-0123 1 Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”)Easement RequestEASEMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to grant permanent and temporary easements to Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) at Rand Road and the Des Plaines River for 0.040 permanent and 0.044 temporary acres or 1,731 permanent and 1,916 temporary square feet. Reason: IDOT has requested two (2) small permanent easement areas and two (2) small temporary easement areas on the south side of Rand Road between the Des Plaines River and the Des Plaines River Trail in Belleau Woods for relocation of a sidewalk and trail crossing by a few feet as part of a larger bridge and road infrastructure project. The project is proposed to improve aging bridge and road infrastructure, as well as improve pedestrian safety along Rand Road. Structures proposed to be built on Forest Preserves land. IDOT proposes to relocate the sidewalk along the south side of Rand Road, placing it behind the guardrails, which will be moved immediately adjacent to the curb, to keep a barrier between vehicles and pedestrians. Add   Not available Not available
21-0013 1 BCR Automotive Group, DBA Roesch Ford, Bensenville IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Action: Authorization to disburse payment Payee: BCR Automotive Group, DBA Roesch Ford, Bensenville Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Two (2) 2019 Ford F550 Crew Cab 4x4s Fiscal Impact: $164,014.00 Accounts: Vehicles and Equipment 51057.530170 and 51058.530170 Contract Number(s): 74000008365 District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Facilities and Fleet Department received permission from the Vehicle Steering Committee on 12/17/2019 to decommission twenty-one (21) Forest Preserve vehicles due to age and condition; and purchase twenty-one (21) new vehicles to be assigned to the Landscape Maintenance and Resource Management Departments. This request will be funded with existing capital. All of the twenty-one (21) vehicles will be outfitted with dual fuel tank capability (propane/unleaded gas). The purchase of these vehicles will support the Forest Preserves of Cook County sustainability goals and reduce greenhouse gas production.   Not available Not available
21-0104 1 Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co. Inc., Chicago, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to disburse a payment Payee: Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co. Inc., Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Sand Ridge Campus Landscape Improvements Fiscal Impact: $268,179.48 Accounts: Bond Account 51027.560060; Grant Account 51010.560060 Contract Number(s): Contract #74000008005 issued under Project #20-80-30 District(s): 4 Summary: Sand Ridge Campus Landscape Improvements include constructing new fishing outcroppings at Green Lake, including one accessible node; new asphalt path connections to the Burnham Greenway Trail; new gravel trail to connect Camp Shabbona to a nature center trail; fence repair and gate installation; and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. The project is partly funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.   Not available Not available
21-0118 1 Pizzo & Associates, Leland, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Action: Authorization to disburse payment Payee: Pizzo & Associates, Leland, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Comprehensive habitat enhancement services Fiscal Impact: $304,049.25 Accounts: Professional Services 51028.520840; Grant & Mitigation Accounts 51010.521444, 51010.520840 Contract Number(s): #74000003825 issued under Project #18-31-101S District(s): Districtwide Summary: Payment for expenses related to execution of comprehensive habitat enhancement services provided by Pizzo & Associates, 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 No. 18-0301).   Not available Not available
21-0119 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 Fiscal Impact: $215,235.50 Accounts: Professional Services 51028.520840; Grant & Mitigation Accounts 51010.521444 and 51010.521314 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 No. 18-0299).   Not available Not available
21-0126 1 Matthew Paving, Inc., Oak Lawn, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to disburse payment Payee: Matthew Paving, Inc., Oak Lawn, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Districtwide Transportation Improvements Fiscal Impact: $219,260.03 Accounts: Site Amenities 51029.560060, 51051.560060 and 51057.560060 Contract Number(s): #74000008008 issued under Project #19-80-67G-20C2 District(s): 5, 6, 13 Summary: This is a progress payment toward the construction contract with Matthew Paving, Inc. for services rendered for the resurfacing of the Beaubien Woods Boat Launch parking lot, repaving a portion of the Tinley Creek Bike Trail and the parking lot at Erickson Woods in the Skokie Lagoons Preserve.   Not available Not available
21-0116 1 Restoration Status of Next Century Conservation Plan/Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan Identified PrioritiesReportREPORT Department: Department of Resource Management Request: Refer to Environmental and Sustainability Committee Report Title: Restoration Status of Next Century Conservation Plan/Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan Identified Priorities Report Period: 2015-2020 Summary: This document presents a five (5) year status report on ecological restoration achieved between the years of 2015-2020 in pursuit of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Next Century Conservation Plan (“NCCP”) goal of restoring 30,000 acres to ecological health by 2040. The report includes introductory and background information on the Forest Preserves’ approach to meeting its land management goals, a set of maps that shows where important work has been accomplished, and descriptions of the preserves prioritized for restoration. These 30,000 acres are comprised of fifteen (15) priority landscapes, seven (7) Illinois nature preserves, and an additional set of thirty-eight (38) priority stewardship sites identified and ranked through the Forest Preserves’    Not available Not available
21-0006 1 FY’20 4th Quarter Open Recommendation Status ReportReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: FY’20 4th Quarter Open Recommendation Status Report Report Period: November 2020 Summary: Report on the status of open audit recommendations.   Not available Not available
21-0110 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 11/30/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 11/30/2020 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for November 2020.   Not available Not available
21-0112 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 11/1/2020 - 11/30/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 11/1/2020 - 11/30/2020 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of November 2020. 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
21-0111 1 Workers’ Compensation Report - November 2020ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - November 2020 Report Period: 11/1/2020 - 11/30/2020 Summary: Per Board Resolution 19-0509 (12/17/2019), the Forest Preserves of Cook County Legal and Finance Departments are submitting Workers’ Compensation Claim Payments for the month of November 2020.   Not available Not available
21-0113 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -12/15/2020Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -12/15/2020 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2021 to Present: $0.00 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $16,394.52 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2021 to Present: $0.00 Legal Fees for 12/15/2020 to Be Approved: $63,637.11   Not available Not available
21-0130 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 12/15/2020.   Not available Not available
20-0439 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 10/20/2020.   Not available Not available
21-0120 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 1/26/2021 - 2/24/2021Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 1/26/2021 - 2/24/2021 Please check the Forest Preserve of Cook County’s website, www.fpdcc.com/events, for updates and changes. Tuesday, 1/26; 7pm - 8pm (Zoom) Native Plants for a Bird Friendly Yard In partnership with the LaGrange Public Library, join us for a Zoom presentation where we will give tips on choosing native plants to beautify your real estate and provide food for birds. This program will be delivered in Polish. Registrants must include a valid email address. A Zoom login will be emailed 1 hour before the program begins. Call 708-215-3220 for more information. Rodzime Rosliny dla Ogrodu Przyjaznego Ptakom Przy wspólpracy z biblioteka publiczna w LaGrange, zapraszamy na program o rodzimych roslinach dla ogrodu przyjaznego ptakom. Prezentacja Zoom w jezyku polskim. Zaproszenie wysylamy droga e-mailowa, godzine przed rozpoczeciem programu. Bezplatna rejestracja pod numerem:708-215-3220. Saturday, 1/30; 1   Not available Not available
20-0451 1 The Illinois State Toll Highway AuthorityIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of 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 temporary partial closure of the Salt Creek Trail associated with reconstruction of I-294 adjacent to Bemis Woods. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Construction period and temporary easement from 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2025. The permanent easement will continue indefinitely (perpetual). Fiscal Impact: $2,290,102.79 (Revenue Generating). This amount represents the following: (1) Permanent and Temporary easements - $44,000.00 (appraised value); and (2) tree mitigation (estimate for 431 trees) - $2,246,102.79. In-kind contributions by Tollway for ecological restoration, gateway signs have an estimated value of over $350,000.   Not available Not available
20-0464 1 Position Paper: Nature-Compatible Recreation in the Forest Preserves of Cook CountyReportREPORT Department: Conservation and Policy Council Request: Approve Report Title: Position Paper: Nature-Compatible Recreation in the Forest Preserves of Cook County Report Period: N/A Summary: This is the third of four (4) position papers prepared by the Conservation and Policy Council to provide guidance regarding key issues that face the Forest Preserves. These position papers continue an important legacy of civic leadership related to the Forest Preserves. In 1959, an Advisory Committee paper stated, “The Board has kept in mind the fact that the great holdings of the District are the property of all the citizens of Cook County and has refused to dissipate them for community, municipal or other purposes not in the interest of the general public,” and that it takes “vigilance, effort and courage” to sustain and enforce these polices with firmness and resolution. This position paper reinforces and builds upon previous efforts. It recommends that the Forest Preserves prioritize nature-compatible recreation and oppose new uses that are not aligned with the Fore   Not available Not available