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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/16/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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21-0202 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BIKE ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 4 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 3 - Bicycles of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: CHAPTER 3 - BICYCLES AND EBIKES 4-3-1: - OPERATION OF BICYCLES AND EBIKES. A. Definitions: 1. “Bicycle” or “bicycle” means a device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels except scooters and similar devices. The definition of “Bicycle” or “bicycle” shall also encompass recumbent road bicycles and mobile elliptical trainers propelled by human power. 2. “Bicycle Trail” means a trail on which the General Superintendent allows bicycle riding as an exclusive or non-exclusive use of such trail, as indicated by sign or notice. 3. “Ebike” means, for purposes of this ordinance, a bicycle equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts, which is classified as either “Ebike-Class 1” or “Ebike-Class 2.” An Ebike is notreferPass Action details Not available
21-0007 1 PROPOSED LICENSE REQUESTLicense 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 Crestwood (“Crestwood”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a trunk storm sewer and drainage basin in Rubio Woods near the southwest corner of 135th Street and Central Avenue as part of a larger flood control project with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The proposed stormwater infrastructure will replace an existing earthen berm of unknown origins that was placed on Forest Preserves land decades ago south of 135th Street behind the residential homes along South End Lane. The trunk storm sewer and adjacent basin would occupy a license area of roughly 11,202 square feet (0.26 acres). Term: Ten (10) Years License Fee: $23,144.63 License Application Fee: $500.00 License Review Fee: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,750.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $33,394.63 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A Additional Benefits: As conditreferPass Action details Not available
21-0191 1 PROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM PROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENTPreviously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENT Department: Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Request: Authorization to amend previously approved Board Item No. 20-0144 to change the agreement term. Negotiations to find acceptable lessor(s) have taken longer than anticipated. Further, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting supply-chain interruptions, golf carts manufacturer(s) have been subject to substantial delays on orders. Item Number: 20-0144 Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $0.00; FY 2022 $0.00; FY 2023 $275,000.00; FY 2024 $275,000.00; FY 2025 $275,000.00; FY 2026 $132,500.00 Account(s): Professional Services 51001.520850 District(s): 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17 Original Text of Item: PROPOSED AGREEMENT Vendor: Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, Virginia Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an agreement Reason: Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf) (“Operator”) manages the Forest Preserves’ ten (10) golf approvePass Action details Not available
21-0192 1 PROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENTPreviously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENT Department: Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Request: Authorization to amend previously approved Board Item No. 20-0251 to change the agreement term. Negotiations to find acceptable lessor(s) have taken longer than anticipated. Further, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting supply-chain interruptions, golf carts manufacturer(s) have been subject to substantial delays on orders. Item Number: 20-0251 Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $0.00, FY 2022 $0.00, FY 2023 $63,000.00, FY 2024 $63,000.00, FY 2025 $63,000.00, FY 2026 $31,500.00 Account(s): Professional Services 51001.520850 District(s): 6 Original Text of Item: PROPOSED AGREEMENT Vendor: Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, Virginia Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an agreement Reason: Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf, Inc.) (“Operator”) manages the Forest Preserves’ ten (10) golf courses and one (1) stapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0195 1 PROPOSED AUTHORIZATION TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTIONContract AmendmentPROPOSED AUTHORIZATION TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION Department(s): Department of Law Enforcement Vendor: Stanard & Associates, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase the contract Good(s) or Service(s): Stanard & Associates, Inc. (“Stanard”) will provide services that include but are not limited to behavioral assessments, testing, evaluations and examinations for law enforcement positions. Original Contract Period: Thirty-six (36) months from 5/19/2017 - 5/18/2020 with three (3) one-year extension options; Administrative Extension 5/19/2020 - 5/18/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 5/19/2021 - 5/18/2022, with one-year optional extension to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $120,000.00 Original Approval: 5/11/2017, $120,000.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $70,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $40,000.00, FY 2022 $30,000.00 Accounts: approvePass Action details Not available
21-0199 1 REPORTReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - January 2021 Report Period: 1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021 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 January 2021.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0205 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: 1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for January 2021.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0206 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: 1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of January 2021. 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
21-0207 1 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Refer to Contract Compliance Committee Report Title: Forest Preserves of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2020 Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Summary: In July 2012, state legislation authorized the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to establish provisions to address the under use of minority and women-owned businesses with respect to procurement contracts. An ordinance establishing the program’s parameters and guidelines was passed by the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners in September 2012. This initiative is significantly benefiting the residents of Cook County by increasing the pool of qualified minority and women-owned businesses that have the opportunity to be selected for contracts awarded by the Forest Preserves each year. To remedy historic inequity and to facilitate greater inclusion, the Forest Preserves established aspirational contract goals for the participation of minority and women-owned businesses as set fortreferPass Action details Not available
21-0208 1 Resident Watchman Annual Report 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2017ReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Request: Receive and File Report Title: Resident Watchman Annual Report Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Summary: This report is required per Section 1-9-3 (Fees and Occupancy of District Lands) of 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 2020 and includes other program related information.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0200 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION)Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 2/24/2021 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: $1,780,394.52 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $15,170.37 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2021 to Present: $122,127.92 Legal Fees for 2/24/2021 to Be Approved: $65,488.25approvePass Action details Not available
21-0203 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION)Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation - 3/16/2021 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2021 to present: $150,000.00 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $17,175.30 Workers’ Compensation Lien Recovery approved Fiscal Year 2021 to present: $0.00 Workers’ Compensation Lien Recovery to be Approved: $14,500.00approvePass Action details Not available
21-0214 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 02/24/2021.approvePass Action details Not available
21-0193 1 PROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTSCalendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar of Events and Activities 3/17/2021 - 4/13/2021 Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website, www.fpdcc.com/events, for updates and changes. Friday, 3/19; 8am Bird Walk, Oak Forest Heritage Preserve, Oak Forest (Enter through the hospital entrance) Join a naturalist for a walk while looking for local birds. Binoculars are available upon request. Call or email to register at Jessica.Becker@cookcountyil.gov or 312-415-2970. Facemasks required. Saturday, 3/20; 10am Walk and Talk: Elizabeth Conkey Woods, Crestwood Celebrate Women’s History month with a hike inspired by prominent women scientists and conservationists throughout history. These hikes will be led at a slower pace with frequent stopping and interpretation. Register at conkeywoodswalkandtalk.eventbrite.com. Facemasks required. Saturday, 3/20; 1:30pm Wellness in the Woods: Reflecting on the work of Female Environmentalists, Sand Ridge Nature Cenreceive and filedPass Action details 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.no action taken  Action details Not available
21-0152 1 FY’21 1st Quarter Open Recommendation Status ReporReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: FY’21 1st Quarter Open Recommendation Status Report Report Period: February 2021 Summary: Report on the status of open audit recommendations.no action taken  Action details Not available
20-0419 1  License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to amend a License to the Village of Oak Lawn and other Municipal Customers of the Oak Lawn Regional Water System (“the Grantees”), to locate, operate and maintain a water main in the Tinley Creek Preserves. Additional license area, associated fees and additional benefits would supplement the original license area of roughly 7 acres and original fees and benefits of roughly $3.7 million approved in 2015 (Agenda No. 15-0201). The applicant is requesting an amendment to shift two (2) proposed shafts west of the original proposed locations to avoid interference with ComEd wires and towers during construction. Term: Continuous License Fee: $24,371.72 License Application Fee: $500.00 License Review Fee: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,600.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $34,471.72 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: $197,280.93 Additional Mitigation Fees: The Grantees will pay an ano action taken  Action details Not available
21-0005 1 Glenwood Academy (Owner of Record)Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Glenwood Academy (Owner of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: Portion of Glenwood Academy, 500 West 187th St, Village of Glenwood, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): Part of PIN 32-04-300-018-0000 PARCEL 1 THAT PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4 A DISTANCE OF 2386.89 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY LINE OF 187TH STREET, AS HERETOFORE DEDICATED BY PLAT OF DEDICATION RECORDED FEBRUARY 7, 1962 AS DOCUMENT 18395037 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 714.38 FEET, TO A STRIP OF LAND 50 FEET WIDE WESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL WITH AND IMMEno action taken  Action details Not available
21-0004 1 AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR GLENWOOD WOODSOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR GLENWOOD WOODS AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 4, Township 35 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Glenwood Woods in District 6. 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, plno action taken  Action details Not available
21-0155 1 Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”)Easement RequestEASEMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to grant a permanent easement to Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) at Roosevelt Road and First Avenue in Miller Meadow for 0.032 acres, or 1,394 square feet. Reason: IDOT has requested a permanent easement on the south side of Roosevelt Road just east of First Avenue in Miller Meadow to construct approximately 130 linear feet of sidewalk as part of improvements it is making to the nearby intersection. The sidewalk would allow Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy students and others to more safely walk from the bus stop on the south side of Roosevelt Road to its intersection with First Avenue. The sidewalk will be installed by IDOT and maintained by the Village of Forest Park as part of an intergovernmental agreement between those parties. The area for the permanent easement is 0.032 acres. IDOT indicates that no trees are expected to be removed for this project. Easement Fee: $5,000.00 Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A Concurrence(s): no action taken  Action details Not available
21-0156 1 Village of Niles, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Niles, Illinois Request: Authority for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) with the Village of Niles, Illinois (“Niles”). Goods or Services: Niles is requesting an IGA to construct and maintain trail improvements on the North Branch Trail near the Howard Street crossing. Recently, Niles reduced Howard Street from a 4-lane road to a 2-lane road and added protected bike lanes and a pedestrian refuge island along Howard Street at the North Branch Trail crossing. Niles is looking to add additional safety measures in the form of advance warning signs and refresh other standard trail markings to reinforce awareness by trail users as they approach the crossing. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Perpetual, subject to termination after twenty (20) years Fiscal Impact: None License Fee: $4,671.00 (waived) License Application Fees: $3,500.00 (wano action taken  Action details Not available