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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/26/2022 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting* The meeting can be viewed live by the public at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Facebook Live page.
*For Commissioners and staff who plan to attend the meeting, please note that the on-site meeting location is the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022.
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22-0333 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners is pleased to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago Botanic Garden and its vital partnership with the Forest Preserves of Cook County; and WHEREAS, the Chicago Botanic Garden grew from a dream before it opened in 1972 by the Chicago Horticultural Society, which presented annual flower shows, displayed at the World’s Columbian Exposition and was an active part of World War II’s Victory Garden movement; and WHEREAS, over time, ambitions grew through the dedication and creativity of many to bring a botanic garden to Chicago; and WHEREAS, the Chicago Botanic Garden opened its doors in the spring of 1972; there was a small greenhouse and just one garden area open to the public and only about 30 staff. Hard work and creativity fueled the early years, and it wasn’t all roses as the founders and staff turned machine-sculpted ground into the 28 designed and 4 natural areas enjoyed today; and WHEREAS, during the seco   Not available Not available
22-0351 1 Robert Finke ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ROBERT FINKE FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN AND COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, Robert F. (Bob) Finke completed nearly ten years of service as Chair of the Chicago Horticultural Society and Chicago Botanic Garden Board of Directors on December 31, 2021; and WHEREAS, in his role as Chair, Bob galvanized the Board to commit to continued growth, stewardship, and quality, thereby supporting significant undertakings such as the completion of the North Lake restoration in 2012; the creation of Kleinman Cove and the Grunsfeld Growing Garden in 2012; Windy City Harvest’s opening of Legends South Farm and the McCormick rooftop garden in 2013; the completion of the North Branch Trail in 2014; the creation of the Regenstein Learning Campus in 2016; the creation of the Kris Jarantoski campus and its new greenhouses, which were ultimately named in Bob’s honor, in 2018; and the creation of the Shida Shade Evaluation Garden in 2021; and WHEREAS, Bob’s leadership of the Garden brought tremendous growth and achieved numerous milestones that will benefit t   Not available Not available
22-0311 1  OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR SPRING LAKE PRESERVE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 9, Township 42 North, Range 9, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Spring Lake Preserve in District 15. WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (the “District”), pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, lands necessary and desirable for District purposes containing one or more natural forests or parts thereof, or lands connecting such forests or parts thereof, or lands capable of being reforested for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauties within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and to restore, restock, protect, and preserve the natural forests and said lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the purpose of the educatio   Not available Not available
22-0311 1  OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR SPRING LAKE PRESERVE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 9, Township 42 North, Range 9, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Spring Lake Preserve in District 15. WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (the “District”), pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, lands necessary and desirable for District purposes containing one or more natural forests or parts thereof, or lands connecting such forests or parts thereof, or lands capable of being reforested for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauties within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and to restore, restock, protect, and preserve the natural forests and said lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the purpose of the educatio   Not available Not available
22-0312 1  Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Rescue Society LLC (Owner of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 328, 330 & 331 Old Sutton Road, Barrington Hills, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): 01-09-303-004, 01-09-303-007, and 01-09-303-008 328 AND 330 OLD SUTTON ROAD, BARRINGTON HILLS, ILLINOIS PARCEL 1: THAT PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 9 AT A POINT 608.20 FEET NORTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES EAST FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 9; THENCE NORTH O DEGREES 42 MINUTES WEST 465.81 FEET TO THE POINT AND PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH O DEGREES 42 MINUTES WEST 68.19 FEET; THENCE NORTH 12 DEGREES 27 MINUTES EAST 259.40 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 20 MINUTES EAST 158.80 FEET; THENCE NORTH 48 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST 139. 90 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 23 MINUTES EAST 561.   Not available Not available
22-0312 1  Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Rescue Society LLC (Owner of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 328, 330 & 331 Old Sutton Road, Barrington Hills, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): 01-09-303-004, 01-09-303-007, and 01-09-303-008 328 AND 330 OLD SUTTON ROAD, BARRINGTON HILLS, ILLINOIS PARCEL 1: THAT PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 9, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 9 AT A POINT 608.20 FEET NORTH 89 DEGREES 18 MINUTES EAST FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 9; THENCE NORTH O DEGREES 42 MINUTES WEST 465.81 FEET TO THE POINT AND PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH O DEGREES 42 MINUTES WEST 68.19 FEET; THENCE NORTH 12 DEGREES 27 MINUTES EAST 259.40 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 20 MINUTES EAST 158.80 FEET; THENCE NORTH 48 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST 139. 90 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 23 MINUTES EAST 561.   Not available Not available
22-0262 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, Title 1 - ADMINISTRATIVE, Chapter 8 - DISTRICT FINANCES, Section 2 - CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: 1-8-2: - CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES *** K. No Delegation of Power to Act for Expenditure Exceeding $150,000.00: The Purchasing Agent may authorize, without board approval, the following: 1. The award of a contract in an amount not to exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00), subject to any applicable limitations on contract terms (see Section 1-8-2(L) below); and 2. The expenditure of public money to a single vendor in a fiscal year by a District Department in an amount not to exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00). The Purchasing Agent shall have the authority to approve purchase orders in an amount not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00) to the same vendor in a fiscal year by a District Depar   Not available Not available
22-0324 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, Title 3 - POLICE REGULATIONS, Chapter 3 - MISCELLANEOUS MISCONDUCT, Section 6 - WEAPONS of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is repealed in its entirety and the following Code is substituted in its place:?? 3-3-6: - WEAPONS. A. Firearms Possession: 1. General. ?Except as provided in Section 3-3-6(B) below, no unauthorized person shall enter into or upon any preserve carrying a revolver, pistol, shotgun, rifle or any other firearm of any kind. 2. Concealed Weapons.??Except as provided in Section 3-3-6(B) below, no unauthorized person shall carry or wear under their clothes, or concealed about their person, any pistol, revolver, derringer, bowie knife, dirk knife, or dirk razor, dagger, slingshot, metallic knuckles or other dangerous or deadly weapon in or upon any preserve. 3. Prohibited Places. ?Except as provided in Section 3-3-6(B) below, no unauthorized person shall carry a concealed firearm in the following areas of the District   Not available Not available
22-0341 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT DISORDERLY CONDUCT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, Title 3 - POLICE REGULATIONS, Chapter 3 - MISCELLANEOUS MISCONDUCT, Section 1 - DISORDERLY CONDUCT of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: 3-3-1: DISORDERLY CONDUCT. A. The following shall constitute disorderly conduct: 1. All persons who make, aid, countenance or assist in making any improper noise, riot, disturbance, breach of the peace or diversion tending to a breach of the peace within the limits of any forest preserve; 2. All persons lodging in or found at any time in areas that the General Superintendent has designated as prohibited from public access; 3. All persons who shall willfully assault another while in any forest preserve or be engaged in or abet or aid in any fight, quarrel or other disturbance in any forest preserve; 4. All persons who stand, loiter or stroll about within any forest preserve waiting or seeking to obtain money or other valuable things from others   Not available Not available
22-0313 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE FROM THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY TO THE VILLAGE OF RIVER GROVE WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, an Illinois Special District (“District”), is the owner of real estate located in River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, legally described on Exhibit A (“District Real Estate”); and WHEREAS, the Village of River Grove, a body politic and corporate of the State of Illinois (“Village”), desires to obtain title to the District Real Estate for the public purpose of improving the land to the extent permitted by law; and WHEREAS, the District Real Estate is located wholly within the corporate limits of the Village; and WHEREAS, the provisions of Article VII, Section 10 of the 1970 Illinois Constitution and the provisions of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq. authorize and encourage the intergovernmental cooperation set forth in this Resolution; and WHEREAS, the Local Government Property Transfer Act, 50 ILCS 605/0.01 et seq. provides statutory authority for one municipalit   Not available Not available
22-0289 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT SUB-AWARDS WHEREAS, on March 11, 2021, the federal government authorized the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) which includes $1.9 trillion in federal stimulus funds to hasten the United States’ recovery from the economic and health effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, specifically, the federal government has authorized and allocated a federal award of approximately $1,000,372,385.00 of ARPA funding to Cook County to assist the County in its recovery from the economic and health effects of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, the County may subaward to subrecipients portions of the County’s ARPA funding for purposes approved by the County Board (see County Board Item Nos. 22-0637, 22-0691, 22-1626, and 22-2807); and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) has requested subaward funds in the following amounts for the following Forest Preserves programs: 1. Conservation Corps - Not to Exceed $3,875,000.00. The Forest Preserves will continue to engage youth and adults from Cook County in mea   Not available Not available
22-0323 3  AppointmentPROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Arnold L. Randall, General Superintendent of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Position: Public Building Commissioner Department/Board/Commission: Public Building Commission Effective date: 10/1/2022 Expiration date: 9/30/2027   Not available Not available
22-0284 1  Intergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Facilities and Fleet Other Part(ies): Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois Request: Authority for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) with the Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois (the “Village”) Goods or Services: The Village of Hoffman Estates is requesting an IGA to allow for the use of a former Resident Watchman residence in Hoffman Estates, Illinois to be used for fire personnel training purposes, including search, rescue, and live fire drills. At the termination of the agreement, the Village will demise the structure by fire, obviating the need to demolish the unused building. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Three (3) years from the date of execution Fiscal Impact: Not to Exceed $10,000.00 (Cost of Asbestos Testing and Abatement) Accounts: Corporate Fund 51001.540350 District(s): 15 Summary: The Forest Preserves owns a former Resident Watchman residence at 576 Higgins Rd., in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. T   Not available Not available
22-0315 1  Intergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Other Part(ies): University of Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (“ISTC”), Champaign, Illinois Request: Authorization to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the University of Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (“ISTC”) Goods or Services: Assist Forest Preserves on the updating of the “Sustainability & Climate Resiliency Master Plan” and related matters. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 7/26/2022 - 7/25/2023, with two (2) one-year renewal options to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Fiscal Impact: Not to Exceed $15,000.00 annually, or $45,000.00 over a three (3) year period Accounts: Consulting and Management Services 51001.520850 District(s): Districtwide Summary: On May 21, 2019, the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement with ISTC (Board Item No. 19-0267). Under the 2019 agreement, ISTC advised the Forest Preserves on the implementation of the Sustainability an   Not available Not available
22-0233 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Fleet and Facilities Vendor: Sutton Ford, Matteson, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Eight (8) Ford Explorer marked patrol units, three (3) Ford Explorer unmarked patrol units, two (2) Ford F-150 marked patrol units, and one (1) Ford Expedition Contract Value: $697,896.08 Contract Period: one-time purchase Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2022, $697,896.08 Accounts: Vehicles and Equipment 51009.530170 Contract Number(s): #74000010825 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vehicle Steering Committee has approved the purchase of the referenced vehicles. The Vendor has met the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Facilities and Fleet Department received permission from the Vehicle Steering Committee on 4/26/2022 to purchase fourteen (14) new vehicles to be assigned to t   Not available Not available
22-0244 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Davey Resource Group, Inc., Elmhurst, Illinois (formerly Conservation Land Stewardship, Inc.) Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Comprehensive habitat enhancement services Contract Value: Not to exceed $1,250,000.00 Contract Period: 7/26/2022 - 11/30/2023 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2022 $625,000.00; FY 2023 $625,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51031.520840 and all future Professional Services accounts; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 and 51010.520840 Contract Number(s): #74000010894 issued under RFP #18-31-101 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: Project #18-31-101Y consists of comprehensive habitat enhancement services including, but not l   Not available Not available
22-0246 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: V3 Construction Group, Ltd., Woodridge, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Comprehensive habitat enhancement services Contract Value: Not to exceed $1,250,000.00 Contract Period: 7/26/2022 - 11/30/2023 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2022 $625,000.00; FY 2023 $625,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51031.520840 and all future Professional Services accounts; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 and 51010.520840 Contract Number(s): #74000010890 issued under RFP #18-31-101 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: Project #18-31-101Z consists of comprehensive habitat enhancement services including, but not limited to invasive species management, prescribe   Not available Not available
22-0320 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Vendor: Bowman Consulting Group Ltd., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Professional engineering services for design and construction management of various transportation improvements and related ADA, stormwater and pedestrian safety improvements. Contract Value: $2,000,000.00 Contract Period: 8/15/2022 - 8/14/2025 with two (2) one-year renewal options at the discretion of the General Superintendent Estimated Fiscal Impact: $2,000,000.00 (FY2022 $500,000.00; FY2023 $750,000.00; and FY2024 $750,000.00). Future year projections will be submitted to the Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways for approval Accounts: Professional Services 51009.520830, 51027.520830, 51028.520830, 51029.520830, 51030.520830, 51031.520830, 51051.520830, and 51058.520835; and future C&D accounts Contract Number(s): Contract #740000010829 issued under RFQ #19-80-67-22 Concurrences: The Chief Fin   Not available Not available
22-0267 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Facilities and Fleet Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a contract with Global Water Technology, Inc., primary place of business South Holland, Illinois, for water filtration services. Reason:Contract #74000010877 issued under RFP #22-53-007662R is for the maintenance of water filtration services for Camp Bullfrog, Camp Shabbona, Swallow Cliff and Maple Lake Boating Center. RFP # 22-53-007662R was posted publicly twice with the first posting producing no respondents. After the second bid posting, we received one respondent with suitable pricing. Bid Opening Date: 4/19/2022 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. Global Water Technology, Inc. $272,403.84* *The cost proposal submitted of $215,403.84 was corrected to read $272,403.84 due a clerical error of submitting the proposal for twelve (12) site visits rather than the requested sixty (60) visits. Estimated Fiscal Impact: $272,403.84 FY 2022 $18,687.50, FY 2023 $44,850.00, FY 2024 $44,850.00,   Not available Not available
22-0268 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Facilities and Fleet Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a contract with Omega III, LLC, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois for demolition services. Reason: Contract #74000010827 issued under solicitation #22-53-007566 is for demolition and disposal of building structures, foundations, slabs, equipment, with utilities disconnects at our Glen Grove Equestrian Center and Villa Santa Maria. Bid Opening Date: 4/19/2022 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. Omega III, LLC. $377,850.00* 2. McDonagh Demolition, Inc. $443,500.00 3. Robe, Inc. $874,300.00 *The cost proposal submitted of $362,850.00 was corrected to read $377,850.00 due to a clerical error neglecting to include the $15,000.00 contingency for the two (2) projects as required. Estimated Fiscal Impact: $377,850.00 Contract Period: 7/26/2022 - 7/25/2023 Account Name/Number: Capital Improvement Fund, Land Improvements 51009.   Not available Not available
22-0302 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Resource Management Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a contract with Trees “R” Us, Inc., primary place of business Wauconda, Illinois, for tree removals within and surrounding the Deer Grove forest preserve system. Reason: Contract #74000010798 issued under Project #22-31-107 Deer Grove Tree Removals consists of the removal of ninety (90) trees, pruning of thirty-five (35) trees and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications within and adjacent to the Deer Grove forest preserve system in northwestern Cook County. Trees marked for pruning and removal occur along roadsides, parking lots, as well as paved and multi-use trails. This vendor has been awarded more than $150,000.00 in fiscal year 2022, therefore, the contract is being presented to the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners for approval per the Forest Preserves’ Procurement Code. Bid Opening Date: 6/3/2022 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. Trees “R   Not available Not available
22-0306 1  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 Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for Districtwide Transportation Improvements at various locations, primarily in North Cook County. Specific locations are in Chicago (Caldwell Woods/Whealan Pool Improvements, North Branch Trail over Oakton St./Caldwell Ave), in Northfield (North Branch Trail under I-94) and in Skokie (Skokie Resource Management HQ Parking Lot Expansion). Reason: Contract #74000010862 issued under Project #19-80-67G-22C3R (rebid) Districtwide Transportation Improvements for the North Branch Area Improvements. The work includes, but is not limited to pavement surfacing, paved trail realignment, ADA access improvements, structural repairs and other related work as specified in the plans & specifications. Bid Opening Date: 6/24/2022 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., I   Not available Not available
22-0307 1  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 Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc. primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for Districtwide Transportation Improvements at various locations, primarily in South Cook County. Specific locations are in Chicago (new 87th Street connection to Major Taylor Bike Trail), in Lansing (Lansing Woods parking), in Oak Forest (Carlson Spring Woods parking, Oak Forest culvert removal, new Pulaski Road trail connection at Oak Forest trail and new Camp Sullivan trail connection to Tinley Creek trail), in Orland (Orland Grassland North parking), in Lyons (Chicago Portage trail), in Chicago Heights (Woodrow Wilson Woods parking removal and restoration), in South Chicago Heights (Sauk Woods Central parking), in Palos Heights (Tinley Creek Trail and Tinley Creek Woods parking) and in Thornton (Wampum Lake parking). Reason: Contract #74000010824 issued under Project #19-80-67G-22C4 Distri   Not available Not available
22-0308 1  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 Great Lakes Landscape Co., primary place of business Bartlett, Illinois, for Districtwide Transportation Improvements at Possum Hollow Woods and Villa Santa Maria, primarily in South Cook County. Specific locations are in LaGrange Park (Possum Hollow Woods parking) and in Tinley Park (new parking facility at the newly acquired property at Villa Santa Maria). Reason: Contract #74000010826 issued under Project #19-80-67G-22C5 Districtwide Transportation Improvements. The work includes but is not limited to green infrastructure porous unit paving retrofitting, new parking facility development, drainage and access improvements and other related work as specified in the plans & specifications. Green infrastructure work is partially funded by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Bid Opening Date: 6/1/2022 Bid Results: Bidder    Not available Not available
22-0309 1  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 Great Lakes Landscape Co., primary place of business Bartlett, Illinois, for unpaved trail improvement and repair at Camp Reinberg, Crabtree Nature Center, Sagawau Environmental Learning Center and Sand Ridge Nature Center. Specific locations are in Palatine (Camp Reinberg), in Barrington Hills (Crabtree Nature Center) in Lemont (Sagawau Environmental Learning Center) and in South Holland (Sand Ridge Nature Center). Reason: Contract #74000010828 issued under Project #21-80-03-C1-R (rebid) Unpaved Trail Repairs and Improvements. The work includes but is not limited to aggregate or topsoil surface installation, trail widening, concrete sidewalk installation, culvert removal and installation, tree removals, grading of ditches and other related work as specified in the plans & specifications. Bid Opening Date: 6/23/2022 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1   Not available Not available
22-0310 1  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 Elk Grove Village, Illinois, for Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village and Tampier Lake Boat Dock Repairs in Orland Park. Reason: Contract #74000010878 issued under Project #22-80-13R (rebid) Busse and Tampier Boat Dock Repairs Bid Opening Date: 6/23/2022 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. AGAE Contractors, Inc. $443,017.53 2. MERU Corp. $699,910.00 3. Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc $749,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $443,017.53 Contract Period: 1/31/2023 Account Name/Number: Land Improvements 51009.560019, 51028.560019, 51030.560019, 51031.560019, 51051.560019 and 51058.560019 District: 15, 17 Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vendor has met the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance    Not available Not available
22-0293 1  DisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to make a payment Payee: Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd., Rosemont, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Professional Services for Transportation Improvements Fiscal Impact: $159,120.17 Accounts: Professional Services 51029.520830 and 51009.520830 Contract Number(s): #74000007780 and #74000009864 issued under Project #19-80-67G District(s): Districtwide Summary: Professional engineering services for certain transportation -related capital projects funded primarily by the transfer of up to $25 million in motor fuel tax (MFT) funds through an intergovernmental agreement with the Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways (“CCDOTH”). The consultant scope includes design and construction management for improvements to access roads with parking areas, rehabilitation of trails, related ADA improvements, stormwater drainage and pedestrian safety improvements. This payment is for work under a professional services contract approved   Not available Not available
22-0294 1  DisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to make payment Payee: Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd., Rosemont, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Professional Services for Transportation Improvements Fiscal Impact: $206,792.34 Accounts: Professional Services 51029.520830 and 51009.520830 Contract Number(s): #74000007780 and #74000009864 issued under Project #19-80-67G District(s): Districtwide Summary: Professional engineering services for certain transportation -related capital projects funded primarily by the transfer of up to $25 million in motor fuel tax (MFT) funds through an intergovernmental agreement with the Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways (“CCDOTH”). The consultant scope includes design and construction management for improvements to access roads with parking areas, rehabilitation of trails, related ADA improvements, stormwater drainage and pedestrian safety improvements. This payment is for work under a professional services contract approved by the Forest Preserves   Not available Not available
22-0319 1  DisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to disburse payment. Payee: Enlight Contracting, LLC., Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $223,397.13 Accounts: Motor Fuel Tax Grant 51029.560060 Contract Number(s): #74000009399 issued under Project #19-80-67G-21C6 District(s): 15 Summary: Payment for contractor services to provide new ADA access amenities at Crabtree Nature Center and construction of a new parking facility at 165 Algonquin Road. Work is pursuant to the construction contract approved by the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners on 7/27/2021 (Board Item No. 21-0353).   Not available Not available
22-0316 1 The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award (CAFR)ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award Report Period: Fiscal Year End 2020 Summary: The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by a local government. The award is given by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) upon its review of the Forest Preserves’ Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for FY 2020. The GFOA has awarded the Forest Preserves of Cook County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for fourteen (14) consecutive years. In order to be awarded the certificate, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized ACFR. The report must satisfy both accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and applicable legal requirements.   Not available Not available
22-0317 1  ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2022 - 5/31/2022 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for May 2022.   Not available Not available
22-0318 1  ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 5/1/2022 - 5/31/2022 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of May 2022. 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
22-0329 1  ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - May 2022 Report Period: 5/1/2022 - 5/31/2022 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County Departments of Legal and Finance are submitting Workers’ Compensation Claim Payments for the month of May 2022. Payments total $83,623.98 for May 2022.   Not available Not available
22-0342 1  ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Approve Report Title: Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (the “ACFR”), formerly Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Report Period: Fiscal Year Ending 12/31/2021 Summary: The ACFR has been prepared by the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) for the fiscal year ending 12/31/2021. 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.   Not available Not available
22-0325 1  ReportREPORT Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Request: Receive and File Report Title: The Forest Preserves of Cook County Animal Ambassador Program Report Period: N/A Summary: Report to address the Forest Preserves of Cook County Animal Ambassador Program and to make recommendations based on interviews with experts in the field, benchmarking other similar sites, library research and third-party review of the health and well-being of the coyote at River Trail Nature Center.   Not available Not available
22-0331 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 6/14/2022 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2022 to Present: $207,000.00 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2022 to Present: $381,140.82 Legal Fees for 06/14/2022 to Be Approved: $70,254.88   Not available Not available
22-0332 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 7/20/2022 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2022 to Present: $207,000.00 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $3,500,000.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2022 to Present: $451,395.70 Legal Fees for 7/20/2022 to Be Approved: $154,729.84   Not available Not available
22-0336 1  Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 7/26/2022- 9/20/2022 Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website for updates and changes. Wednesday, 7/27; 6pm - 8pm Teen Exploration Day - Archery, Miller Meadow-South, Forest Park Calling all teens! Join us throughout the county at our Teen Exploration Days. Explore nature through adventurous, playful, and relaxing activities all while learning about conservation and Chicagoland’s unique ecology! Each event will have a main activity such as canoeing, climbing, campfire, archery and all dates will offer various nature related activities and adventures. Ages 13 and up. Registration requested for groups. Call 312-533-5751. Saturday 7/30; 10am Explore the African American Heritage Water Trail, Beaubien Woods Boat Launch, Chicago Experience the African American Heritage Water Trail through this guided event. Saturday, 7/30; 2pm - 5pm Family Game Day, Thatcher Woods, River Forest Adults and families, you are invited to an afternoon   Not available Not available
22-0295 1  OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $50,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX REFUNDING BONDS AND NOT TO EXCEED $45,000,000 General Obligation Unlimited Tax REFUNDING Bonds (Personal Property Replacement Tax Alternate Revenue Source) OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS FOLLOWS: Sec. 1 Authority, Purposes and Findings Sec. 2 Approval of Financing Plan Sec. 3 Authorization and Terms of 2022 Limited Tax Bonds Sec. 4 Authorization and Terms of 2022 PPRT Tax Bonds Sec. 5 Payment Provisions Sec. 6 Redemption Provisions Sec. 7 Approval of Documents Sec. 8 Continuing Disclosure Sec. 9 Bond Insurance Sec. 10 Sale and Delivery of 2022 Bonds Sec. 11 Execution and Authentication Sec. 12 Transfer, Exchange and Registry Sec. 13 Security for 2022 Limited Tax Bonds Sec. 14 Form of 2022 Limited Tax Bonds Sec. 15 Levy and Extension of Taxes For 2022 Limited Tax Bonds Sec. 16 Security for 2022 PPRT Bonds Sec. 17 Form of 2022 PPRT Bonds Sec   Not available Not available
22-0295 1  OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $50,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX REFUNDING BONDS AND NOT TO EXCEED $45,000,000 General Obligation Unlimited Tax REFUNDING Bonds (Personal Property Replacement Tax Alternate Revenue Source) OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS FOLLOWS: Sec. 1 Authority, Purposes and Findings Sec. 2 Approval of Financing Plan Sec. 3 Authorization and Terms of 2022 Limited Tax Bonds Sec. 4 Authorization and Terms of 2022 PPRT Tax Bonds Sec. 5 Payment Provisions Sec. 6 Redemption Provisions Sec. 7 Approval of Documents Sec. 8 Continuing Disclosure Sec. 9 Bond Insurance Sec. 10 Sale and Delivery of 2022 Bonds Sec. 11 Execution and Authentication Sec. 12 Transfer, Exchange and Registry Sec. 13 Security for 2022 Limited Tax Bonds Sec. 14 Form of 2022 Limited Tax Bonds Sec. 15 Levy and Extension of Taxes For 2022 Limited Tax Bonds Sec. 16 Security for 2022 PPRT Bonds Sec. 17 Form of 2022 PPRT Bonds Sec   Not available Not available
22-0296 1  ReportPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Go Ape Bemis Woods LLC (“Go Ape”), Frederick, Maryland Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to amend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Professional design, construction, operation, and maintenance services for an Aerial Adventure & Zipline Course (the “Course”) Original Contract Period: 5/1/2014 - 5/1/2019; Board Approved Extension (9/8/2015) 5/2/2019 - 5/1/2021; Board Approved Extension (1/14/2020) 5/2/2021 - 6/30/2023, with three (3) one-year renewal options 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). Go Ape has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves a $20,000.00 annual fee plus a tiered percentage of gross revenue generated at the Course Original Approval: 10/7/2014 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(   Not available Not available
22-0296 1  ReportPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Go Ape Bemis Woods LLC (“Go Ape”), Frederick, Maryland Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to amend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Professional design, construction, operation, and maintenance services for an Aerial Adventure & Zipline Course (the “Course”) Original Contract Period: 5/1/2014 - 5/1/2019; Board Approved Extension (9/8/2015) 5/2/2019 - 5/1/2021; Board Approved Extension (1/14/2020) 5/2/2021 - 6/30/2023, with three (3) one-year renewal options 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). Go Ape has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves a $20,000.00 annual fee plus a tiered percentage of gross revenue generated at the Course Original Approval: 10/7/2014 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(   Not available Not available
22-0260 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FOREST PRESERVE FEE SCHEDULE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Schedule 23 of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for the year commencing January 1, 2022 is hereby amended as follows: Schedule 23 - Aerial Adventure Course Fee Schedule Tree Top Adventure Course (Adults Ages 16+) $62.95 Tree Top Adventure Course (Child Ages 10-15) $44.95 Tree Top Junior Course (All Ages) $32.95 Stand Alone Zipline (All Ages) $29.95 Treetop Nets PACKAGED (Price paid if packaged with full price TTA or TTAJ) $24.95 2/hr package $19.95 1/hr pacakge package $12.95/30 min package Tree Top Nets $29.95 2-hr stand-alone $22.95 1-hr stand-alone $14.95 30 min Stand alone Axe-Throwing (1/2 hour) $9.95 Axe-Throwing (1 hour) $19.95 Axe-Throwing Add-on to TTA/TTJ (1/2 hour) $7.95 Axe-Throwing Add-on to TTA/TTJ (1 hour) $9.95 Tree Top Discovery Course (Ages 10+) $39.95 Forest Escape (All Ages) $19.95 *Fees listed above represent not to exceed fees that the District's vend   Not available Not available
22-0260 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FOREST PRESERVE FEE SCHEDULE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Schedule 23 of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for the year commencing January 1, 2022 is hereby amended as follows: Schedule 23 - Aerial Adventure Course Fee Schedule Tree Top Adventure Course (Adults Ages 16+) $62.95 Tree Top Adventure Course (Child Ages 10-15) $44.95 Tree Top Junior Course (All Ages) $32.95 Stand Alone Zipline (All Ages) $29.95 Treetop Nets PACKAGED (Price paid if packaged with full price TTA or TTAJ) $24.95 2/hr package $19.95 1/hr pacakge package $12.95/30 min package Tree Top Nets $29.95 2-hr stand-alone $22.95 1-hr stand-alone $14.95 30 min Stand alone Axe-Throwing (1/2 hour) $9.95 Axe-Throwing (1 hour) $19.95 Axe-Throwing Add-on to TTA/TTJ (1/2 hour) $7.95 Axe-Throwing Add-on to TTA/TTJ (1 hour) $9.95 Tree Top Discovery Course (Ages 10+) $39.95 Forest Escape (All Ages) $19.95 *Fees listed above represent not to exceed fees that the District's vend   Not available Not available
22-0339 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PUBLIC TESTIMONY BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that TITLE 1 - ADMINISTRATIVE, CHAPTER 5 - FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE, SECTION 4-30 - PUBLIC TESTIMONY of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: 4-30. Public Testimony. The Board encourages public participation in the legislative process. The following rules shall apply at any meeting of the Board and its committees at which public comment or testimony is taken: (a) Public testimony at all meetings. Subject to the provisions herein, public testimony will be permitted at all meetings of the Board, its committees and subcommittees. Any member of the general public may address the Board or any of its committees or subcommittees at any remote meeting required to be open to the public under the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/1 et seq., as then in effect) in writing, or orally from a remote location by means of electronic, v   Not available Not available
22-0276 1  License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to ComEd, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain 2,585 feet of underground electric cable and 875 feet of pole-mounted electric cable along Dundee and Lee roads in Northbrook, Illinois. The cable will replace some existing line and add new line to improve access and response time to outages. The work would require removal of three smaller trees. No trail closures are anticipated. Term: Ten (10) years License Fee: $109,614.33 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fees: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,900.00 Additional Fee: $20,000.00. This fee is to support ecological restoration work in Chipilly Woods. Total one-time upfront fee of $141,014.33 for the term of the License Tree Mitigation Fee: $1,655.77 The area of the License is: 1.1915 Acres Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. Grantee wil   Not available Not available
22-0290 2  ReportREPORT Department: Law Enforcement Request: Refer to Law Enforcement Committee Report Title: Model Policing Report Period: June 2022 Summary: Report on the status to achieve the goal of a Model Forest Preserves Police Department.   Not available Not available