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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/15/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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Attachments: Public Comment by Written Testimony Only., FPD Consent Agenda 12-15-2020.pdf, FPD New Items Agenda 12-15-20.pdf
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20-0450 1 HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SENIOR ATTORNEY ROBERT L. BAKERConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SENIOR ATTORNEY ROBERT L. BAKER WHEREAS, in 1977, Robert L. Baker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Colorado. He then obtained a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1984, where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class; and WHEREAS, Mr. Baker worked as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Allen Hartman and as a Litigation Associate for Ross & Hardies before joining the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Legal Department as a Senior Attorney in April 1994; and WHEREAS, Mr. Baker is retiring from the Forest Preserves at the conclusion of 2020; and WHEREAS, during his over twenty-six (26) year tenure, Senior Attorney Robert L. Baker has zealously defended the Forest Preserves and the taxpayers of Cook County in significant litigation, appearing regularly before the Finance Subcommittees on Workers’ Compensation and Litigation of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners; and WHEREAS, Mr. Baker’s specialty has been successfully defending thapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0463 2 HONORING AND THANKING WENDY PAULSON FOR HER SERVICE AS THE INAUGURAL CHAIR OF THE CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCILConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING AND THANKING WENDY PAULSON FOR HER SERVICE AS THE INAUGURAL CHAIR OF THE CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCIL WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Conservation and Policy Council (the “Council”) advises the Forest Preserves’ President, Board of Commissioners and General Superintendent; develops and annually updates a strategic plan to operationalize the Next Century Conservation Plan; and reviews and makes recommendations for the annual budget, conservation policies and practices, and long-term strategic issues; and WHEREAS, the Next Century Conservation Plan lays out a set of bold actions to make Cook County a national leader in urban conservation. It highlights the Forest Preserves of Cook County as one of the region’s greatest assets for the environment, the economy, and quality of life, while suggesting that its fragile native ecosystems are at risk. The plan calls for Cook County to make a massive commitment to habitat restoration, expand protected lands by at least 30%, and make the preserves more accessible to the diverse peopleapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0277 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT REMOTE MEETINGS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Section 4 of Chapter 5 of Title 1 of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as Follows: 4-1. Meeting. (a) The Board shall hold regular meetings pursuant to an annual calendar adopted by resolution of the Board. (b) It shall be the duty of the President to call special meetings of the Board whenever such meetings are necessary in his or her opinion. The President must give no less than forty-eight (48) hours' advance written notice of such special meetings to the Commissioners and to the public. (c) In the event that the President states that an emergency exists, the President may call a special meeting, providing twenty-four (24) hours' advance written notice to the Commissioners and to the public, unless not reasonable under the circumstances. In such case notice shall be given as soon as practicable. All emergency meetings shall be held at the County Seat, in the County Office BuilapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0461 2 Emily Harris, Laurel Ross, and Mark N. Templeton, Council Members, Conservation and Policy CouncilReappointmentPROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Emily Harris, Laurel Ross, and Mark N. Templeton Position: Council Members Department/Board/Commission: Conservation and Policy Council Effective date: 1/1/2021 Expiration date: 12/31/2023 Summary: The Conservation and Policy Council advises the President, Board of Commissioners and General Superintendent and develops and annually updates a strategic plan to operationalize the Next Century Conservation Plan, as well as reviewing and making recommendations for the annual budget, conservation policies and practices and long-term strategic issues. Emily Harris, Principal, Harris Strategies. As Principal of Harris Strategies, LLC, Emily Harris helps organizations bring big ideas to action. Emily leads strategic plans and designs programs to bring hundreds of partners together around common goals. Her work to make the Chicago region a better place has included initiatives on economic growth, open space conservation, historic preservation, leadership development, disability rights, and early childhood education. She happrovePass Action details Not available
20-0462 2 Henrietta Saunders, Member, Conservation and Policy CouncilAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Henrietta Saunders Position: Member Department/Board/Commission: Conservation and Policy Council Effective date: 1/1/2021 Expiration date: 12/31/2023 Summary: The Conservation and Policy Council advises the President, Board of Commissioners and General Superintendent and develops and annually updates a strategic plan to operationalize the Next Century Conservation Plan, as well as reviewing and making recommendations for the annual budget, conservation policies and practices and long-term strategic issues. Henrietta Saunders is Chairperson of the Natural Resources Commission for the Village of Glenview and a long-time volunteer with the Friends of the Forest Preserves and the North Branch Restoration Project. She currently serves on the boards of Community Organizing and Family Issues (“COFI”) and Family Promise Chicago North Shore. She previously has served on local, state and national boards of the League of Women Voters as well as the Delta Institute and Faith in Place. She worked in commercial banking, in a sapprovePass Action details 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 ForereferPass Action details 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.referPass Action details Not available
20-0452 1 Audubon Great Lakes, 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 Audubon Great Lakes, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: On 2/25/2020, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners authorized the Forest Preserves to accept a $50,000.00 federal grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Coastal Management Program to restore and enhance 118 acres of coastal wetlands at Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve and Eggers Marsh in the Calumet region (Board Item No. 20-0134). The project includes four (4) field trips which will be coordinated and led by Audubon Great Lakes’ Wild Indigo Nature Exploration for the public, schools, and local urban community organizations interested in bridging relationships to nature. The field trips will highlight the unique plants and animals which live in the coastal areas and will seek to inspire local community members to care for local nature and view the preserves as an asset to their neighborhood. The Forest Preserves seeks approvePass Action details Not available
20-0454 1 Forest Preserve Foundation, Chicago, IllinoisGrant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Forest Preserve Foundation, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to accept grant and enter into agreement Purpose: Ecological restoration at Cranberry Slough Preserve Grant Amount: $37,500.00 Grant Period: 12/15/2020 - 4/15/2022 Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 17 Summary: The Forest Preserves has been awarded grant funds by the Forest Preserve Foundation to support 13 acres of ecological restoration at Cranberry Slough Preserve near the Village of Palos Park in southwestern Cook County. Cranberry Slough is a rich woodland, savanna, and sedge meadow complex and is a priority for ecological restoration. Restoration will include thinning over-dense tree stands to increase light levels and improve the health of thiapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0455 1 Forest Preserve Foundation, Chicago, IllinoisGrant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Forest Preserve Foundation, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to accept grant and enter into agreement Purpose: Ecological restoration at Schubert’s Woods Preserve Grant Amount: $9,000.00 Grant Period: 12/15/2020 - 9/30/2021 Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 6 Summary: The Forest Preserves has been awarded grant funds by the Forest Preserve Foundation to support 2 acres of ecological restoration at Schubert’s Woods Preserve near the Village of Park Forest, along the Sauk Trail preserve system in southern Cook County. Schubert’s Woods is a rich woodland and floodplain forest that sits on an ancient moraine with rolling hills and is bisected by Thorn Creek. Restoration will include removal and treatment of invasiveapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0456 1 Forest Preserve Foundation, Chicago, IllinoisGrant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Forest Preserve Foundation, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: Forest Preserve Experience Program, an outdoor learning and basic job skill training program available to high school-aged youth whose families are clients of the Housing Authority of Cook County Grant Amount: $37,500.00 Grant Period: 12/15/2020 - 10/30/2021 Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves has been awarded grant funds by the Forest Preserve Foundation to support operation of the Forest Preserve Experience (“FPE”) program in 2021. The FPE program is available to high school-aged youth whose families are clients of the Housing Authority of Cook County (“HACC”). The FPE will engage 75-approvePass Action details Not available
20-0434 1 University of Illinois Extension, Champaign, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Other Part(ies): University of Illinois Extension, Champaign, Illinois Request: Authorization to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the University of Illinois Extension and to make quarterly payments for services. Goods or Services: Environmental education and outreach services Agreement Number(s): #740000007201 Agreement Period: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2025 Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $1,125,000.00 (FY 2021, $225,000.00; FY 2022, $225,000.00; FY 2023, $225,000.00; FY 2024, $225,000.00; FY 2025, $225,000.00) Accounts: Corporate Fund 51001.700005 District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) has had an ongoing and positive partnership with the University of Illinois Extension (the “Extension”) since 2013 via successive intergovernmental agreements. Under the proposed intergovernmental agreement, the Extension will continue to provide educational and public outreach programs, thapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0435 1 City of Chicago and Chicago Park District, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Other Part(ies): City of Chicago and Chicago Park District, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County to enter into an intergovernmental agreement. Goods or Services: Continued funding for the not-for-profit NeighborSpace Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2025, with the option for a five (5) year renewal at the discretion of the General Superintendent Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $500,000.00 (FY 2021, $50,000.00; FY 2022, $50,000.00; FY 2023, $50,000.00; FY 2024, $50,000.00; FY 2025, $50,000.00; FY 2026, $50,000.00; FY 2027, $50,000.00; FY 2028, $50,000.00; FY2029, $50,000.00; FY 2030, $50,000.00) Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520830 District(s): Districtwide Summary: In 1997, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) entered into an agreement with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to form NeighborSpace, a not-for-profit that owns, leapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0403 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 throughout 2021 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 of one (1) year or less. Media purchases would align with the 2021 communications goals of the Forest Preserves, which include focused outreach to communities and populations in Cook County impacted by a history of racial inequity, as defined by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The advertising and promotional spending packages would be suggested by the Forest Preserves’ Communications Division as part of an inapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0422 2  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Legal Department Vendors: Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, Dicianni & Krafthefer, P.C. - Chicago, Illinois Brothers & Thompson, P.C. - Chicago, Illinois DeVore Radunsky Miller Berger LLC - Chicago, Illinois Franczek P.C. - Chicago, Illinois Gildea Coghlan & Regan, Ltd. - Western Springs, Illinois Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP - Chicago, Illinois Jackson Lewis P.C. - Chicago, Illinois Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. - Chicago, Illinois Laner Muchin, Ltd. - Chicago, Illinois Miller Canfield - Chicago, Illinois Neal & Leroy, LLC - Chicago, Illinois Odelson, Sterk, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Ltd. - Evergreen Park, Illinois Robbin Schwartz - Chicago, Illinois Tristan & Cervantes, LLC - Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Legal services from outside legal counsel to be performed within the following categories of matters: Litigation, Labor & Employment (including related litigation and workers compensation), Land Use, and General Local GovapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0432 1 Bus Transportation ServicesContract AmendmentPROPOSED AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION Department(s): Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Vendors: A.M. Bus Company, Chicago, Illinois First Student, Naperville, Illinois Alltown Bus Service, Skokie, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to exercise the first of two (2), one-year renewal options and to increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Bus Transportation Services Original Contract Period: 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2021; with two (2), one-year renewal options Proposed Contract Period Extension: 2/1/2021 - 1/31/2022 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Not to exceed $75,000.00 annually per company for a total not to exceed amount of $675,000.00 Original Approval: 1/9/2018 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $225,000.00 ($75,000.00 per company) Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $225,000.00 Accounts: Advertising and Promotions 51001.520610; Special or Coop Programs 51001.521313; Institutional Supplies 51001.530170; Other SuapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0448 1 Alia Drug Testing, LLC, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED AUTHORIZATION TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION Department(s): Legal Department Vendor: Alia Drug Testing, LLC, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): On-site drug and alcohol testing services Original Contract Period: 5/1/2018 - 12/17/2020 with two (2) one-year renewal options Proposed Contract Period Extension: 12/18/2020 - 12/17/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $140,000.00 Original Approval: 4/24/2018, $140,000.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $50,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021, $50,000.00 Accounts: Legal Services 51001.521055 Contract Number(s): #74000003864 (#1712-16459 CC) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. The vendor has met the Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation. District(s): Districtwide Summary:approvePass Action details Not available
20-0423 1 Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., Chicago, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to disburse payment Payee: Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): 119th Street Trail Underpass Improvements Fiscal Impact: $244,775.56 Accounts: Trails 51010.560063, 51051.560063 and 51058.510063 Contract Number(s): #74000008007 issued under Project #20-80-34 District(s): 17 Summary: This is a payment for the construction contract with Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., for the 119th Street trail underpass improvements. The work includes but is not limited to removing existing aggregate path, construction of concrete path pavement, storm sewer and drainage structure cleaning, storm sewer lining, drainage improvements, earthwork, tuckpointing and repairing a stone wall.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0442 1 Enlight Contracting, LLC, Chicago, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to disburse payment Payee: Enlight Contracting, LLC, Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Districtwide Transportation Improvements Fiscal Impact: $396,297.71 Accounts: Site Amenities 51029.560060 Contract Number(s): #74000007883 issued under project #19-80-67G-20C1 District(s): 9, 17 Summary: This is a payment to Enlight Contracting, LLC for construction services rendered for the resurfacing of Axehead Lake parking lot, Bemis Woods South parking lot, Zoo Woods parking lot and Thatcher Woods parking lot and drive.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0443 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: $509,030.47 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 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.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0459 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 11/17/2020Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 11/17/2020 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2020 to Present: $1,792,048.87 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $19,610.40 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2020 to Present: $592,993.27 Legal Fees for 11/17/2020 to Be Approved: $65,256.72approvePass Action details Not available
20-0474 2  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 11/17/2020.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0446 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 10/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 10/31/2020 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for October 2020.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0447 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 10/1/2020 - 10/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 10/1/2020 - 10/31/2020 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of October 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
20-0458 1 Workers’ Compensation Report - October 2020ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - October 2020 Report Period: 10/1/2020 - 10/31/2020 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 October 2020.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0457 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 12/15/2020 - 12/30/2020Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 12/15/2020 - 12/30/2020 Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website, fpdcc.com/events, for updates and changes. Tuesday, 12/15; 2pm (Via Facebook Live) On the Trail Tuesdays, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Find out what is new and interesting out on Crabtree’s trails during this weekly naturalist vlog. Thursday, 12/17; 2pm (Via Facebook Live) Fire Building 101, Camp Sullivan, Oak Forest Learn trips and tricks for fire building in the snow and cold along with winter camping tips to keep you safe, warm, and dry. View on the Camp in Cook Facebook page. Thursday, 12/17; 10am (Via Facebook Live) I’m a Scientist: I Need That Fat! Little Red Schoolhouse, Willow Springs This month we will be investigating and conducting an experiment that demonstrates how animals stay warm in the winter. See the Little Red Schoolhouse Facebook page for the materials needed. Friday 12/18; 6:30pm (Via Zoom) Art receive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0366 1 2021 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan, 2021-2025ReportREPORT Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Receive and File Report Title: 2021 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan Report Period: Five (5) Years, 2021-2025 Summary: This report is an update of capital improvement projects and funding needs for the next five (5) years (2021-2025). Capital improvement needs were identified by Forest Preserves’ staff, partner organizations and members of the public. The draft can be downloaded from the Forest Preserves’ website at: www.fpdcc.com/cip . Additional requests and comments can also be submitted on that web page or on the Forest Preserves’ Facebook page. A final report will be issued at the January 2021 board meeting.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0412 1 AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND VIA DONATION FROM THE COOK COUNTY LAND BANK AUTHORITY AND CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE ON THE ACQUIRED LAND NEAR CERMAK WOODSOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND VIA DONATION FROM THE COOK COUNTY LAND BANK AUTHORITY AND CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE ON THE ACQUIRED LAND NEAR CERMAK WOODS AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in parts of Section 36, Township 39, Range 12 East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois. WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois believes passage of this ordinance is necessary to ensure compliance with the Local Government Property Transfer Act, 50 ILCS 605/0.01 et seq., which provides statutory authority for one municipality to convey title to real estate to another municipality when the territory of transferor municipality is at least partly within the corporate limits of the transferee municipality and it is necessary or convenient to use, occupy or improve real estate held by the transferor municipality in the making of any public improvement or for any public purpose; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois recently reached an agreement with the Cook County Land Bank Authority approvePass Action details Not available
20-0479 1 APPOINTMENTS TO THE CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCILOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT APPOINTMENTS TO THE CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCIL BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 18 - CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCIL, Section 1-18-2: MEMBERS OF THE CONSERVATION COUNCIL. Subsection 7 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: 7. Prior to their confirmation, each candidate for appointment by the President or Board of Commissioners shall submit a notarized, signed affidavit to the Chairman of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the District Board, that: a. Is signed by the candidate b. Is sworn under oath, under penalties of perjury; c. Is notarized; d. c. Attests that the candidate fulfills the requirements set forth under the requisite statute, ordinance, law or regulation that creates the appointment; e. d. Attests that the candidate possesses the adequate qualifications and skills. Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately.referPass Action details Not available