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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/24/2023 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois (Board Room Closed to Public - Meeting Virtual for Public)
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23-0109 1  OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR SWEET WOODS AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 10, Township 35 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Sweet Woods in District 5. 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, pleasurereferPass Action details Not available
23-0110 1  Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): The Catholic Bishop of Chicago, an Illinois Corporation Sole (Owner of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 19220, 19300, & 19330 South Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): 32-10-400-006-0000, 32-10-400-007-0000, & 32-10-400-008-0000 PARCEL 1: LOT 1 IN FAIRWAYS OF GLENWOOD, BEING A SUBDIVISION IN PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER AND PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ALSO, PARCEL 3: THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (EXCEPT THE SOUTH 355 FEET OF THE EAST 614 FEET THEROF) AND (EXCEPT FAIRWAY OF GLENWOOD SUBDIVISION) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ALSO, PARCEL 4: THE SOUTH 355 FEET OF THE EAST 614 FEET OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (EXCEPT FAIRWAreferPass Action details Not available
23-0111 1  Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): The Catholic Bishop of Chicago, an Illinois Corporation Sole (Owner of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 19400 & Part of 19330 South Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): 32-10-401-008-0000 & Part of 32-10-401-007-0000 PARCEL 2: THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (EXCEPT THE EAST 325 FEET THEREOF) AND (EXCEPT FAIRWAYS OF GLENWOOD SUBDIVISION) OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ALSO, PARCEL 5: THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (EXCEPT THE SOUTH 475 FEET THEREOF) AND (EXCEPT FAIRWAYS OF GLENWOOD SUBDIVISION) AND EXCEPT ROAD OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLNOIS. SAID PARCELS CONTAINING 1,113,785 SQUARE FEET, OR 25.569 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. Fiscal Impact: $255,000.00 purchase referPass Action details Not available
23-0123 1  OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND VIA DONATION FROM THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR WOLF ROAD PRAIRIE NATURE PRESERVE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in parts of Fractional Section 30, Township 39 North, Range 12 East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve in District 17. WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, 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 Forest Preserve 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 togreferPass Action details Not available
23-0132 1 Daisy Feidt, Megan Bang, and Ryen Nagle , Members, Conservation and Policy CouncilAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Daisy Feidt, Megan Bang, and Ryen Nagle Position: New Conservation and Policy Council members. The Conservation and Policy Council advises the President, Board of Commissioners and General Superintendent on specific steps to implement the Next Century Conservation Plan, the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s ambitious long-range plan to restore our forest preserves to ecological health and ensure that all the residents of Cook County are welcome at the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Department/Board/Commission: Conservation and Policy Council Effective date: 2/7/2023 Expiration date: This appointment will remain in effect until 12/31/2025. Summary: The ordinance establishing the Conservation and Policy Council specifies areas of expertise to be considered in appointing individuals to the Council. Such areas of expertise include conservation, ecology, education, outdoor recreation, and other areas as specified in Section 1-18-3 of the Forest Preserves Code of Ordinances. On December 2, 2022, the Nominating Committee recommendreferPass Action details Not available
23-0124 1  Intergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Law Enforcement Other Part(ies): Village of North Riverside Request: Refer to the Real Estate Committee Goods or Services: The Village of North Riverside is seeking to install, maintain, repair, and operate an automated license plate reader on Forest Preserves of Cook County’s property Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2024 with two (2) one-year renewal options subject to the discretion of the General Superintendent Fiscal Impact: N/A License Fee: (waived) License Application Fee: (waived) YELAR Fee: (waived) Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A Accounts: N/A District(s): 16 Summary: The Village of North Riverside and the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) wish to improve the law enforcement capabilities, improve public safety of motorists and pedestrians of both the Village of North Riverside and the Forest Preserves by installing an automated license plate reader system (“ALPR system”) at Zoo Woods. In the spirit of intergovreferPass Action details Not available
23-0016 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 Streamwood Park District, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a 10-inch water main. The Streamwood Park District needs to access water supply, and in order to do so, the Illinois Department of Public Health requires them to tap off of a loop water main circuit. To create this loop, two subdivisions, one on either side of a Forest Preserves' 33-foot wide strip of land, need to be connected via this water main. This License would encompass that 33-foot part of the Forest Preserves' parcel that the water main would go across to connect it to the main circuit. Term: Ten (10) years License Fee: $4,600.00 License Application Fee: $500.00 License Review Fee: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,900.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $15,000.00 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A The area of the License is: 0.0114 acre Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer hareferPass Action details Not available
23-0106 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 approximately 2,658 linear feet of electric cable in 6-inch conduit primarily within the Central Road right-of-way, on the south side of Central Road, east of Freeman Road in Hoffman Estates. Forest Preserve property extends to the center line of the road, from the south. Term: Ten (10) years License Fee: $84,206.61 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fee: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,900.00 Additional Fee to support restoration: $3,000.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $98,606.61 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A The area of the License is: 0.9153 acre(s) Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final license agreement is subject to legal review and approval. Grantee will be required to meet the insurance requirements under the License Agreement. The ForeferPass Action details Not available
23-0116 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Vendor: Alltown Bus Service, LLC, Skokie, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Bus Transportation Services Contract Value: Not to exceed $500,000.00 Contract Period: 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2026 with two (2) one-year optional renewals at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $100,000.00; FY 2024 $100,000.00; FY 2025 $100,000.00; FY 2026 $100,000.00 (optional); FY 2027 $100,000.00 (optional) Accounts: Advertising and Promotions 51001.520610; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521313; Institutional Supplies 51001.530170; Other Supplies 51001.531900; and Grant accounts Contract Number(s): #74000011723 issued under Project #22-35-008321R Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. The contract-specific Minority- and Women-Owned Business EnteapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0135 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Vendor: First Student, Naperville, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Bus Transportation Services Contract Value: Not to exceed $500,000.00 Contract Period: 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2026 with two (2) one-year optional renewals at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $100,000.00; FY 2024 $100,000.00; FY 2025 $100,000.00; FY 2026 $100,000.00 (optional); FY 2027 $100,000.00 (optional) Accounts: Advertising and Promotions 51001.520610; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521313; Institutional Supplies 51001.530170; Other Supplies 51001.531900; and Grant accounts Contract Number(s): #74000011722 issued under Project #22-35-008321R Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. The contract-specific Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise approvePass Action details Not available
23-0136 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Vendor: North American Central Bus Service, Joliet, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Bus Transportation Services Contract Value: Not to exceed $500,000.00 Contract Period: 2/1/2023 - 1/31/2026 with the option for two (2) one-year renewals at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $100,000.00; FY 2024 $100,000.00; FY 2025 $100,000.00; FY 2026 $100,000.00 (optional); FY 2027 $100,000.00 (optional) Accounts: Advertising and Promotions 51001.520610; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521313; Institutional Supplies 51001.530170; Other Supplies 51001.531900; and Grant accounts Contract Number(s): #74000011724 issued under Project #22-35-008321R Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. The contract-specific Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise approvePass Action details Not available
23-0128 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Vendor: CELTS Pool Management, Crestwood, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Aquatic Center Operations and Management Services Contract Value: $3,625,000.00 Contract Period: 1/25/2023 - 2/1/2026; with two (2) one-year optional renewals at the discretion of the General Superintendent Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $675,000.00; FY 2024 $700,000.00; FY2025 $725,000.00; FY2026 $750,000.00 (optional); FY 2027 $775,000.00 (optional) Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 Contract Number(s): #74000011721 issued under Project #22-53-00-7929 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. The vendor has met the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation. District(s): 4, 10, 16 Summary: The Forest Preserves put out a request for proposals (RFPs) for manageapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0129 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Vendor: Daylight, L3C, 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 services relating to the Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming (“CEP”) Vision and Strategic Plan Contract Value: Not to Exceed $90,000.00 Contract Period: 2/1/2023 - 12/31/2023 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023, $90,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.52083 Contract Number(s): #74000011719 issued under Project #23-35-011719 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. The contract-specific Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise goal for this contract was set to zero. District(s): Districtwide Summary: In 2022, the vendor worked with the CEP team on developing a vision and strategic plan. The vendor was selected out of a competitive RFP process for which there were a toapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0115 1  Miscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) requests authorization for the General Superintendent or a designee to have discretionary spending up to $100,000.00 through the remainder of 2023 to support educational, recreational and community engagement program services with a variety of program partners, including, but not limited to, artists, arts groups, youth development groups, program trainers, curriculum development facilitators, and cultural groups. These program partners would be selected through a variety of processes including the Forest Preserves’ Event and Program Partnership application process. This Event and Program Partnership application is listed on the Forest Preserves’ website on the Doing Business and Partnership page and will be marketed through various Forest Preserves avenues. Program Partnerships may extend into the 2024 fiscal year depending on the program proposal but would not exceed twelve (12) consecutive months. IndiapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0122 1  ReportREPORT Department: Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Request: Receive and File Report Title: Event and Permit Application Survey Report Period: 2022 Summary: The Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions (“PRC”) contracts with a third-party consultant, Penn and Associates, to survey customers who hold picnics or special events in our groves on a weekly basis throughout the summer months. This year, one thousand, one hundred and forty-seven (1,147) patrons completed questionnaires, a 23.5% response rate. Overall, customer satisfaction increased in 2022 compared to a year ago and the results showed continuous month-by-month improvement throughout the 2022 season. PRC, Department of Landscape Maintenance, and Department of Law Enforcement staff who interacted with customers all received extremely high ratings. The full report and presentation include detailed findings. Results of the survey are reviewed by all relevant staff on a weekly basis during the summer months to gauge and improve areas of operations within the Forest Preserves of Cook County.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
23-0006 1  ReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Request: Refer to Committee on Contract Compliance Report Title: Forest Preserves of Cook County Disparity Study 2022 Report Period: Active contracts for the period of 2016 - 2020 Summary: Colette Holt & Associates was retained by the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) in February 2021 (Board Item No. 21-0139) to perform a study of possible disparities on the basis of race and gender to access the Forest Preserves’ prime contracting and associated subcontracting opportunities. The report prepared for the Forest Preserves and hereby submitted to the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners, was based upon procurement data specifically collected and analyzed for the Forest Preserves.referPass Action details Not available
23-0105 1 OCA – FPD FY22 4th Quarter Open RecommendationsReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: OCA - FPD FY22 4th Quarter Open Recommendations Report Period: 12/30/2022 Summary: Status Report on Open Recommendations regarding the Cook County Forest Preserve DistrictreferPass Action details Not available
23-0139 2  ReportREPORT Department: Department of Law Enforcement Request: Refer to Law Enforcement Committee Report Title: Model Policing Report Period: October 2022 through December 2022 Summary: Report on the status to achieve the goal of a Model Forest Preserves Police DepartmentreferPass Action details Not available
23-0134 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 11/1/2022 - 11/30/2022ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 11/1/2022 - 11/30/2022 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of November 2022. 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
23-0120 1  ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - November 2022 Report Period: 11/1/2022 - 11/30/2022 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County Departments of Legal and Finance are submitting Workers’ Compensation Claim Payments for the month of November 2022. Payments total $149,555.67 for November 2022.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
23-0121 1  Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar: 1/24/2023 - 2/7/2023 Please check the Forest Preserve of Cook County’s website for updates and changes. Wednesday, 1/25; 11am Walk and Talk, Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Lyons Walk and Talk Hikes are for the curious mind who want to know more about the Forest Preserves and natural areas. These hikes will be led at a slower pace with frequent stopping and interpretation. 1 mile. Registration required. Call 312-533-5751. Thursday, 1/26; 6pm Be a Better Birder: Getting Started (Zoom) Learn how to build your birding kit, how to get started, and where you can find resources. Great for beginners and those interested in getting into birding. Registration required. Saturday, 1/28; 10am - 12pm Prehistoric Play Day, Rolling Knolls, Elgin Learn about the amazing world of Ice Age Illinois through a series of family-oriented games and activities. Intended for ages 5-8. Saturday, 1/28; 11am - 2pm All About Fire, Thatcher Woods, Rreceive and filedPass Action details Not available
23-0169 1  Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Lynne M. Turner, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the special meeting held on 11/30/2022 Tax Levy 1pm mtg .approve as amendedPass Action details Not available
23-0166 1  Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Lynne M. Turner, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the special meeting held on 11/30/22 Tax Levy .approvePass Action details Not available
23-0165 1  Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Lynne M. Turner, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the special meeting held on 11/30/2022- Budget.approvePass Action details Not available
23-0167 1  Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Lynne M. Turner, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the special meeting held on 12/5/2022 .approvePass Action details Not available
23-0150 1  Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Lynne M. Turner, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the regular meeting held on 12/13/22.approvePass Action details Not available
23-0004 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 Burling Builders, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for improvements at Salt Creek Landscape Maintenance Headquarters located near North Riverside. Reason: Contract #74000011607 issued under Project #22-80-26 is for the redevelopment of the Salt Creek Landscape Maintenance Headquarters campus. Work includes, but is not limited to, the demolition of an existing 1930s-era garage that over time had been converted to an office space, demolition of an older existing metal storage garage and replacement of both structures with a single office/garage headquarters building. The new energy-efficient facility will include a training room, locker rooms, washrooms and offices and a 5-bay vehicle storage garage. The all-electric, super-insulated structure will run on renewable energy (a geo-thermal heating system and rooftop solar panels). A $4.4 million Build IlliapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0007 2  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 Berglund Construction Company, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for improvements at Forest Preserves central compound located near Forest Park. Reason: Contract #74000011694 issued under Project #22-80-27 Masonry Repairs and Window Replacements at Central Compound. The work addresses energy efficiency improvements, deferred maintenance issues, and life safety improvements. Specific work includes, but is not limited to, masonry repairs, window replacements, creation of a fire stair enclosure and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Bid Opening Date: 11/9/2022 Bid Results: 1. Toro Construction Corp. $1,080,668.00* 2. Berglund Construction Company $1,235,000.00 3. Paul Borg Construction Company $1,309,000.00 4. AGAE Contractors, Inc. $1,345,000.00 5. Newcastle Tuckpointing, Inc. Incomplete *Toro ConstruapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0126 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 12/13/2022 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2023 to Present: $0.00 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2023 to Present: $0.00 Legal Fees for 12/13/2022 to Be Approved: $78,648.15approvePass Action details Not available
23-0127 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 1/24/2023 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2023 to Present: $0.00 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2023 to Present: $78,648.15 Legal Fees for 1/24/2023 to Be Approved: $81,595.48approvePass Action details Not available
22-0551 1 Forest Preserves Paid Parental LeaveResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A TWELVE WEEK PAID PARENTAL LEAVE POLICY FINANCIAL IMPACT ANALYSIS AND REPORT WHEREAS, the United States is the only high-income country, and one of only seven countries in the world that does not mandate paid maternity leave; and WHEREAS, beginning on January 1 of 2023, City of Chicago employees will be entitled to twelve weeks of paid parental leave for both birthing and non-birthing parents. This is an increase from the previously allowed four to six weeks of paid leave for the birthing parent and two weeks of leave for non-birthing parents; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County provides employees with four weeks of paid leave for a birthing parent that delivers non-surgically and six weeks for a surgical delivery. Non-birthing parents are entitled to two weeks of paid leave. Employees that adopt a child are entitled to two weeks of paid leave; and WHEREAS, paid parental leave correlates with reduced financial stress, and enhanced mental and physical health outcomes for parents and children. Studies make a corapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0133 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 - 11/30/2022 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for November 2022.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
22-0546 1  ReportREPORT Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Refer to Capital Development and Ecological Restoration Committee Report Title: 2023 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan Report Period: Five (5) Years, 2023-2027 Summary: This report is an update of capital improvement projects and funding needs for the next five (5) years (2023-2027). Capital improvement needs were identified by Forest Preserves’ staff, partner organizations and members of the public. The draft report can be downloaded from the Forest Preserves’ website. Comments can be submitted on that web page and a final report will be issued in January.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
22-0497 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION AMENDMENTS TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS FOR TRADES WHEREAS, on 4/5/2022, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners approved Collective Bargaining Agreements for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2024 for the following four trades: (1) Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local No. 73, (2) Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130, U.A., (3) International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council #14, and (4) International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134 (Board Item Nos. 22-0128, 22-0129, 22-0130, 22-0131) (Collectively, the “Trade Agreements”); and WHEREAS, while the Trade Agreements covered prevailing wages and healthcare plans, such agreements did not cover one-time payments; and WHEREAS, on 6/14/2022, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners approved salary schedules, wage adjustments and healthcare plans, including one-time payments for non-union employees and Teamsters Local 700 bargaining unit members (Board Item Nos. 22-0118 and 22-0132); and approvePass Action details Not available