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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/12/2023 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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23-0522 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF GERALD W. ADELMANN TO THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY AND CONGRATULATING HIM ON HIS RETIREMENT WHEREAS, as President and CEO of Openlands, Gerald (Jerry) W. Adelmann has dedicated his career to advancing the mission of protecting natural and open spaces to ensure cleaner air and water, safeguard natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich the lives of the people in our region; and WHEREAS, Jerry joined Openlands in 1980 to coordinate a special program that led to the creation of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, the first federal land designation of its kind, and today, there are 62 National Heritage Areas based on this model throughout the United States; and WHEREAS, Jerry’s influence inspired the creation of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, in Wilmington, Illinois and the protection of the rare and scenic landscape at the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve located at Fort Sheridan in Highwood, Illinois. These initiatives, along with many other conservation accomplishments have earneapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0625 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING NANCY JOSEPH FOR RECEIVING A BEST OF THE BEST OUTSTANDING CITIZEN VOLUNTEER AWARD FROM THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF PARK DISTRICTS WHEREAS, on October 20, 2023, Nancy Joseph was honored with a Best of the Best Award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts during its annual gala, receiving the Outstanding Citizen Volunteer Award for her service as a Site Steward at Sand Ridge Nature Center in south Cook County where she has been volunteering since 2013, dedicating over 1,700 hours of service to the Forest Preserves in the past decade; and WHEREAS, Sand Ridge Nature Center is surrounded by globally rare dune and swale topography which includes 308-acres of marsh, sand prairie, oak savanna, and woodland. Nancy helps care for the site, which includes pockets of remnant-quality vegetation, by hosting large-scale volunteer habitat restoration events, as well as maintaining the interpretive native gardens and bioswales; and WHEREAS, Nancy has developed strong collaborations with other organizations working in the area including Friends of approvePass Action details Not available
23-0589 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY, CHICAGO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE FOR RECEIVING A BEST OF THE BEST PARTNERSHIP AWARD FROM THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF PARK DISTRICTS WHEREAS, on October 20, 2023, the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Chicago Zoological Society, and the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine were honored with a Best of the Best Award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts during its annual gala, receiving the Partnership Award for the Illinois Zoological and Wildlife Health Management Residency Program which focuses on the health of wild animal populations in urban and suburban settings in Cook County, Illinois; and WHEREAS, the program is the nation’s first wildlife residency program that meets the rigorous standards of the American College of Zoological Medicine and supports a new level of specialty care and professional veterinary medical services that are focused on establishing a baseline of wildlife health; and WHEREAS, the program is a three-yearapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0622 123-0622 Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CHIEF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER ADNAN NAMMARI WHEREAS, Adnan Nammari will retire from public service to the Forest Preserves on December 29th, 2023, after a 43-year career in public-sector and private-sector engineering posts; and WHEREAS, Mr. Nammari started work as a senior civil engineer for the Forest Preserves 28 years ago in December 1995, after graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering and after serving for 15 years in private-sector engineering consultant positions; and WHEREAS, for the past 20 years, Mr. Nammari served as Chief Construction Engineer, succeeding Paul Pearson, Harry Barrett and others, in this prestigious Forest Preserve position; and WHEREAS, during his tenure as Chief Construction Engineer, Mr. Nammari managed the Civil Engineering section of the Department of Planning & Development and introduced new technology-based systems and tools for performing engineering design and administration of capital funds, in addition to maintaining staapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0623 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF BUILDING ARCHITECT JAMES HAVLAT WHEREAS, James Havlat will retire from public service to the Forest Preserves of Cook County on December 28, 2023, after a 38-year career, and for the past 32 years, Mr. Havlat was only the second head building architect employed by the Forest Preserves since 1962, succeeding Edward P. Koster, who served in this prestigious Forest Preserves’ position from 1962 to 1990; and WHEREAS, Mr. Havlat graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies, and the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Architecture degree in 1985, and began his employment with the Forest Preserves in 1991; and WHEREAS, during his 32 years of service to the Forest Preserves, Mr. Havlat managed the building architecture section of the Forest Preserves’ Department of Planning & Development and was responsible for the planning, design and oversight of the construction or renovation of hundreds of buildings and shelters throughout the Preserves; and WHEREAS,approvePass Action details Not available
23-0596 123-0596 Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Parkway Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee under Trust Agreement Dated October 1, 2017 and known as Trust Number 15761 (Owner of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 340 Old Sutton Road, Barrington Hills, Cook County, Illinois 60010 Section: N/A Parcel(s): PIN: 01-09-102-015-0000 THAT PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, 1038.00 FEET NORTH FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER THEREOF, FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, 564.17 FEET TO A POINT LYING 363.94 FEET SOUTH (AS MEASURED ON SAID WEST LINE) FROM THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9; THENCE EAST 812.10 FEET TO A POIreferPass Action details Not available
23-0595 123-0596 OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR SPRING LAKE 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 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 education, pleasure,referPass Action details Not available
23-0598 123-0598 Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Gilda Jafari, Robert Jafari and Sam Jafari, As Co-Trustees Of The Kianoosh And Soussan Jafari Irrevocable Trust Dated February 8, 1999, as to an Undivided ½ Interest; Soussan Jafari, Gilda Jafari, Robert Jafari, And Sam Jafari, as Co-Trustees Of The Kianoosh Jafari 2010 Family Trust Dated October 14, 2010, as to an Undivided ½ Interest. (Owners of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 339 Old Sutton Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois 60010 Section: N/A Parcel(s): PINs: 01-09-102-013-0000 & 01-09-102-016-0000 PARCEL 1: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE CENTER LINE OF SUTTON ROAD 646.77 FEET NORTH OF (AS MEASURED ALONG SAID CENTER LINE) THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 9 THENCE NORTH 29 DEGREES 17 MreferPass Action details Not available
23-0597 123-0597 OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR SPRING LAKE 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 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 education, pleasure,referPass Action details Not available
23-0600 123-0600 Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Gilda Jafari, Robert Jafari and Sam Jafari, as Co-Trustees of The Kianoosh And Soussan Jafari Irrevocable Trust Dated February 8, 1999, as to an Undivided ½ Interest; Soussan Jafari, Gilda Jafari, Robert Jafari, and Sam Jafari, as Co-Trustees of The Kianoosh Jafari 2010 Family Trust Dated October 14, 2010, as to an Undivided ½ Interest. (Owners of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 338 Old Sutton Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 60010 Section: N/A Parcel(s): PIN: 01-09-102-014-0000 THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING ON THE CENTER LINE OF SUTTON ROAD 646.77 FEET NORTH OF (MEASURED ALONG SAID CENTER LINE) THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 9; THENCE NORTH 29 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LIreferPass Action details Not available
23-0599 123-0599 OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR SPRING LAKE 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 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 education, pleasure,referPass Action details Not available
23-0613 123-0613 Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Feras Alhaj (Owner of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 15701 151st Street, Orland Park, Cook County, Illinois 60462 Section: N/A Parcel(s): PIN: 28-18-100-001-0000 THE NORTH 12 ACRES OF THE WEST ½ OF THE NORTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 36 NORTH, RANGE 13 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN (EXCEPT THE WEST 70 FEET), IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SAID PARCEL CONTAINING 490,050 SQUARE FEET, OR 11.25 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. Fiscal Impact: $475,000.00 purchase price plus closing costs up to $10,000.00 (up to $485,000.00 in total). Accounts: Real Estate and Land Acquisition Fund 51006.560010 District(s): 6 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) has identified a parcel of land for acquisition that would add to the Forest Preserves’ current holdings near Camp Sullivan Woods (the “Property”). The Property, commonly known as 15701 151st StreferPass Action details Not available
23-0612 123-0612 OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR CAMP SULLIVAN WOODS AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 18, Township 36 North, Range 13, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Camp Sullivan in District 6. WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (the “District”), pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, lands necessary and desirable for District purposes containing one or more natural forests or parts thereof, or lands connecting such forests or parts thereof, or lands capable of being reforested for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauties within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and to restore, restock, protect, and preserve the natural forests and said lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the purpose of the educationreferPass Action details Not available
23-0568 123-0568PROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT Laurel Ross, Henrietta Saunders, Mark TempletonReappointmentPROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Laurel Ross, Henrietta Saunders, Mark Templeton Position: Council Members Department/Board/Commission: Conservation and Policy Council Effective date: 1/1/2024 Expiration date: 12/31/2026 Summary: The Nominating Committee for the Conservation and Policy Council is committed to nominating candidates from across Cook County who bring diverse perspectives to the Council, reflect the diversity of Cook County, and provide a broad range of expertise. This commitment has led to a diverse council which includes members from northeast, northwest, south, and central Cook County. The Nominating Committee recommends re-appointment of Laurel Ross, Henrietta Saunders, and Mark Templeton to an additional term on the Conservation and Policy Council. President Preckwinkle concurs with the committee’s recommendation and seeks the Board’s advice and consent related to the re-appointments. The Conservation and Policy Council advises the President, Board of Commissioners, and General Superintendent and develops and annually updates a strategic plansuspend the rulesPass Action details Not available
23-0568 123-0568PROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT Laurel Ross, Henrietta Saunders, Mark TempletonReappointmentPROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Laurel Ross, Henrietta Saunders, Mark Templeton Position: Council Members Department/Board/Commission: Conservation and Policy Council Effective date: 1/1/2024 Expiration date: 12/31/2026 Summary: The Nominating Committee for the Conservation and Policy Council is committed to nominating candidates from across Cook County who bring diverse perspectives to the Council, reflect the diversity of Cook County, and provide a broad range of expertise. This commitment has led to a diverse council which includes members from northeast, northwest, south, and central Cook County. The Nominating Committee recommends re-appointment of Laurel Ross, Henrietta Saunders, and Mark Templeton to an additional term on the Conservation and Policy Council. President Preckwinkle concurs with the committee’s recommendation and seeks the Board’s advice and consent related to the re-appointments. The Conservation and Policy Council advises the President, Board of Commissioners, and General Superintendent and develops and annually updates a strategic planapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0610 123-0610 Grant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (“DCEO”), Springfield, Illinois Request: Authorization to accept grant and permit the General Superintendent authority to execute the grant agreement on behalf of the President of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners. Purpose: Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves to accept and enter into a grant agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for comprehensive infrastructure upgrades and restoration of the Palos and Sag Valley trail systems in southwest Cook County. Grant Amount: $10,000,000.00 Grant Period: 10/1/2023 (retroactive) - 9/30/2025 Fiscal Impact: N/A. The project will be conducted at no direct cost to the Forest Preserves, which may provide in-kind staff support for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the project. Accounts: N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approvePass Action details Not available
23-0601 123-0601 Intergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Other Part(ies): Cook County Government, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to Amend an existing Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) with Cook County Goods or Services: Request to have the Cook County Department of Revenue collect fines, costs, and restitution on behalf of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) related to violations of Forest Preserves Ordinances pre- and post-adjudication Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: Current: 3/3/2010 - Ongoing; Proposed Extension: 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2028, with one (1) five-year optional extension to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Total Current Contract Amount: $16,778.42 (estimated from 2017) This Increase Requested: Not to Exceed $150,000.00 Fiscal Impact: FY 2024 $15,000.00, FY 2025 $15,000.00, FY 2026 $15,000.00, FY 2027 $15,000.00, FY 2028 $15,000.00, FY 2029 $15,000.00 (optional), FY 2030 $15,000.00 (optional), FY 2031 $15,000.00 (optional), FY 2032 $15,000.00 (oapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0563 123-0563 Intergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Schiller Park, Illinois (the “Village”) Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to provide supplemental funds to the Village of Schiller Park for engineering services under an existing intergovernmental agreement (“IGA”) and to extend IGA. Goods or Services: Supplemental Engineering Services for trail improvements and new trail connections on the Des Plaines River Trail between Lawrence Avenue and Irving Park Road near Schiller Park, Illinois. Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: Original: Date of Execution (2/25/2022) to 12/31/2023; Proposed Extension: 1/1/2024 - 2/25/2025 Fiscal Impact: Current: $32,225.00; Proposed Increase: $60,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51009.520830 and 51033.520830 District(s): 9 Summary: Phase II Engineering design for reconstruction of a segment of the Des Plaines River Trail between Lawrence Avenue and Irving Park Road (Segment 4) is sponsored byapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0552 123-0552 ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: R.N.O.W., Inc., West Allis, Wisconsin Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Two (2) Loadmaster electric refuse trucks Contract Value: $1,108,315.02 Contract Period: One-time purchase Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2024 $1,108,315.02 Accounts: Clean Air and Clean Water 51033.560266 Contract Number(s): #74000013422 issued under Project #23-52-229 (agreement based on Sourcewell Contract No. 060920-CRN with Battle Motors, Inc. (formerly Crane Carrier Company, LLC)) Concurrences: The Vehicle Steering Committee has approved the purchase of referenced vehicles. The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. Piggyback contract based on the Sourcewell Contract #060920-CRN with no MWBE participation goals. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Department of Facilities and Fleet received permission from the Vehicle Steering Committee on 11/20/2023 to decommission two (2) vehicapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0569 123-0569 ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: Stenstrom Petroleum Services Group, Rockford, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Fuel Station Services Contract Value: $175,000.00 Contract Period: 12/12/2023 - 7/31/2030 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $2,000.00, FY 2024 $25,000.00, FY 2025 $25,000.00, FY 2026 $25,000.00, FY 2027 $25,000.00, FY 2028 $25,000.00, FY 2029 $25,000.00, FY 2030 $23,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 Contract Number(s): #74000013433 (agreement based on State of Illinois Contract #22-416CMS-BOSS4-P-39072) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. The Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance is not applicable due to the contract value per year being equal to or less than $25,000.00. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves is requesting to enter into an agreement with the approvePass Action details Not available
23-0594 123-0594 ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Legal Department Vendor: LexisNexis, a division of RELX Inc., Miamisburg, Ohio Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Online Legal Research Services Contract Value: $75,000.00 Contract Period: 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024, with two (2) optional one-year renewals to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2024 $25,000.00, FY 2025 $25,000.00 (optional), FY 2026 $25,000.00 (optional) Accounts: Legal Services 51001.521055; and Dues and Subscriptions 51001.501795 Contract Number(s): #74000013449 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. The Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance is not applicable due to the contract value per year being equal to or less than $25,000.00. District(s): N/A Summary: Attorneys and paralegals in the Forest Preserves’ Legal Department use LexisNexis site for comprehensiveapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0603 123-0603 ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Various vendors establishing a Conservation Corps vendor pool, listed below: Contract No. Vendor Name 74000013406 National Audubon Society, Inc. (Audubon Great Lakes), Chicago, Illinois 74000013407 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Inc. Chicago, Illinois 74000013408 Openlands, Chicago, Illinois 74000013409 City of Chicago Department of Transportation, Chicago, Illinois 74000013410 The Student Conservation Association, Inc., 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 agreements for Conservation Corps programs Contract Value: Not to exceed a combined total of $4,000,000.00 per twelve-month period (or $24,000,000.00 over the six (6) year term) across all contract numbers listed above. The General Superintendent, or their designee, may adjust via contract amendment funding amounts allocated to each vendor at their discretion within the total $24,000,000.00 not-to-exceed amounapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0607 123-0607 ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: Clark Equipment Company D/B/A Bobcat Company, West Fargo, North Dakota Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Nine (9) 3612HD Bobcat trailers Contract Value: $139,257.00 Contract Period: One-time purchase Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2024, $139,257.00 Accounts: Vehicles and Trucks 51033.540260; Vehicles and Trucks 51031.540260; and all future Vehicle accounts Contract Number(s): #74000013425 issued under Project #23-54-239 (agreement based on Sourcewell Contract No. 040319-CEC) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. Piggyback contract based on the Sourcewell Contract No. 040319-CEC with Clark Equipment Company D/B/A Bobcat Company with no MWBE participation goals. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County is requesting the purchase of nine (9) 3612HD Bobcat trailers. TrailerdeferPass Action details Not available
23-0614 123-0614 ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet 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): Twenty-eight (28) Ford Explorer Hybrid vehicles Contract Value: $1,225,644.00 Contract Period: One-time purchase Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2024, $1,225,644.00 Accounts: Vehicle Purchase 51009.560266; Vehicle Purchase 51033.560266; and Vehicle Purchase 51001.560266 Contract Number(s): #74000013424 issued under Project #23-54-237 (agreement based on Cook County Contract #1945-18111 expiring 3/31/2024) Concurrences: The Vehicle Steering Committee has approved the purchase of referenced vehicles. The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. Piggyback contract based on the Cook County Contract #1945-18111 with Sutton Ford Inc. with no MWBE participation goals. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Department of Facilities and Fleet received permission from the Vehicle Steering Committee on approvePass Action details Not available
23-0611 123-0611 Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Inc., Homewood, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to increase and amend Region 1 (Northwest - Poplar Creek, Indian Boundary, and Des Plaines Divisions) Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 1 (Northwest Region) Original Contract Period: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2024; three (3) year contract with two (2) one-year renewal options Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $401,420.00 Original Approval: 9/21/2021, $312,420.00 Previous Increase(s): 4/25/2023, $89,000.00 This Increase Requested: $241,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $65,000.00, FY 2024 $176,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 51001.530267; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521448; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; Resource approvePass Action details Not available
23-0616 123-0616 Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Inc., Homewood, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to increase and amend Region 2 (North - North Branch, Skokie, and Salt Creek Divisions) Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 2 (North Region) Original Contract Period: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2024; three (3) year contract with two (2) one-year renewal options Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $369,100.00 Original Approval: 9/21/2021, $281,100.00 Previous Increase(s): 4/25/2023, $88,000.00 This Increase Requested: $78,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $10,000.00, FY 2024 $68,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 51001.530267; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521448; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; Resource Ecology 51001.521449approvePass Action details Not available
23-0617 123-0617 Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Inc., Homewood, Illinois. Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to increase and amend Region 3 (Southwest Region - Palos, Sag Valley, Tinley Creek Divisions) Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 3 (Southwest Region) Original Contract Period: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2024; three (3) year contract with two (2) one-year renewal options Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $430,900.00 Original Approval: 9/21/2021, $300,900.00 Previous Increase(s): 4/25/2023, $130,000.00 This Increase Requested: $105,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $20,000.00, FY 2024 $85,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 51001.530267; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521448; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; Resource EcoapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0618 123-0618 Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Inc., Homewood, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to increase and amend, Region 4 (Southeast - Thorn Creek and Calumet Divisions) Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 4 (Southeast Region) Original Contract Period: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2024; three (3) year contract with two (2) one-year renewal options Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $314,780.00 Original Approval: 9/21/2021, $222,780.00 Previous Increase(s): 4/25/2023, $92,000.00 This Increase Requested: $88,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $15,000.00, FY 2024 $73,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 51001.530267; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521448; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; Resource Ecology 51001.521449; SpecialapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0615 123-0615 License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to Nicor, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain 4,785 linear feet of a 20-inch gas main in Oak Forest along Crawford Avenue north of 159th Street at the eastern edge of the Midlothian Meadows forest preserve. Construction would require removal of approximately three hundred thirty-one (331) non-invasive trees (264 live and 67 dead), resulting in tree mitigation fees and restoration of the license area. In practice, more trees may need to be removed than originally estimated. Any increase in the tree mitigation fee will be in accordance with the Tree Mitigation Plan (see Board Item No. 20-0279), and if such increase is more than 20% of the original estimate, then approval will be sought from the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners. Construction will not require closure of the loop trail at Midlothian Meadows. Term: Ten (10) years License Fee: $154,886.36 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 YELAR Fee: referPass Action details Not available
23-0608 123-0608 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 2024 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 2025 fiscal year depending on the program proposal but would not exceed twelve (12) consecutive months. Individual contrapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0588 1  ReportREPORT Department: Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Request: Refer to Recreation and Engagement Committee Report Title: Event and Permit Application Survey Report Period: 2023 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, three hundred and eighty-seven (1,387) patrons completed questionnaires, a 26.5% response rate. Overall, customer satisfaction increased in 2023 compared to a year ago and the results showed continuous month-by-month improvement throughout the 2023 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 ForestreferPass Action details Not available
23-0593 123-0593 ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Refer to Finance Committee Report Title: American Rescue Plan Act Sub-Award Annual Report Report Period: 7/26/2022 - 9/30/2023 Summary: This report serves as an annual update on the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s (the “Forest Preserves”) American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) sub-award funds pursuant to Board Resolution No. 22-0289. This report covers the period of July 26, 2022 through September 30, 2023 and includes Forest Preserves’ expenditures and activities for ARPA projects. ARPA funds seek to address the negative health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on communities nationwide. The Forest Preserves remained open throughout the pandemic and saw firsthand how important nature is to the residents of Cook County, with visitor numbers jumping from an estimated 62 million visits per year to 100 million during this time. ARPA funds support the Forest Preserves mission in providing access to nature to all residents of Cook County.referPass Action details Not available
23-0412 123-0412 ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursement Report Report Period: 10/1/2023 - 10/31/2023 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursement Report for the period of October 2023. 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
23-0592 123-0592 ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - October 2023 Report Period: 10/1/2023 - 10/31/2023 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County Departments of Legal and Finance are submitting Workers’ Compensation Claim Payments for the month of October 2023. Payments total $106,601.48 for October 2023.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
23-0620 123-0620 Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar of Events and Activities 12/12/2023 - 1/22/2024 Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website for updates and changes. Tuesday, 12/12; 6pm Dark Sky Walk, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Springs Walk in the world’s largest Urban Night Sky Place during the darkest night of the month. Thursday, 12/14; 6pm Winter Fire Building Workshop, Camp Dan Beard, Northbrook Learn fire building skills and stick around for a story and s’mores around the fire Registration required. Please visit the website for more information. Thursday, 12/14; 1pm Forest Therapy Walk, Rolling Knolls, Elgin A Certified Forest Therapy guide will help you awaken your senses and renew your bond with nature. Registration required. Ages 18 and up. Please call (773) 758-8899. Friday, 12/15; 7pm Evening Owl Prowl, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook A guided walk on our trails to search for local owls. Registrareceive and filedPass Action details Not available
23-0561 123-0561 Intergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Resource Management Other Part(ies): University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to enter into an intergovernmental services agreement Goods or Services: Interdisciplinary scientific research, data, and outreach services related to the implementation of the Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan and Sustainability & Climate Resiliency Plan. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2028, with one (1) five-year extension option to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $300,000.00 per calendar year and a total of $3,000,000.00 including any optional extensions. FY 2024 $300,000.00; FY 2025 $300,000.00; FY 2026 $300,000.00; FY 2027 $300,000.00; FY 2028 $300,000.00; FY 2029 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2030 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2031 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2032 $300,000.00 (Optional); FY 2033 $300,000.00 (Optional) Accounts: PrapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0626 123-0626 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 11/14/2023.approvePass Action details Not available
23-0627 123-0627 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 11/14/2023.approvePass Action details Not available
23-0553 123-0553 Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT OUTSIDE COUNSEL AND LEGAL FEES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 1, Chapter 19, Section 1-19-1 - OUTSIDE COUNSEL AND LEGAL FEES, Sections E (1), (2), and (4) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 1-19-1 E. Fees, Expenses, and Rates 1. Fees and Expenses. Outside Counsel shall be paid reasonable fees and costs based on the type and nature of the case. Such fees and costs shall conform to the fees and costs authorized under this Section. Outside Counsel must pay for all expenses in advance unless otherwise expressly directed by the court or the Chief Attorney or Responsible Attorney. Reimbursement of expenses shall be requested as part of Outside Counsel’s invoices. Expenses shall be reimbursed as follows: a. Photocopying. Reasonable photocopying at actual cost, not to exceed ten cents ($0.10) per page. b. Messenger service. The use of messengers when there is a genuine need for expedited delivery at actual capprovePass Action details Not available
23-0590 123-0590 Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 12/12/2023 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: $55,000.00 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2023 to Present: $758,937.85 Legal Fees for 12/12/2023 to Be Approved: $61,526.86approvePass Action details Not available
23-0591 123-0591 Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation - 12/12/2023 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2023 to present: $464,956.96 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $8,366.90 Workers’ Compensation Lien Recovery approved Fiscal Year 2023 to present: $47,000.00 Workers’ Compensation Lien Recovery to be Approved: $0.00approvePass Action details Not available
23-0417 123-0417 ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2023 - 10/31/2023 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for October 2023.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
23-0570 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION APPROVAL OF A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT EXTENDING THE TERM OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT NEGOTIATED BETWEEN THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY AND TEAMSTERS, LOCAL 700 WHEREAS, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (5 ILCS 315/1 et seq.) has established regulations regarding collective bargaining with a union; and WHEREAS, a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Forest Preserves of Cook County (“Forest Preserves”) and Teamsters, Local 700 (“Local 700”) is currently in effect for a term of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2024 covering various employees in the Landscape Maintenance, Facilities and Fleet, Law Enforcement, Conservation and Experiential Programming, and Resource Management Departments of the Forest Preserves (Board Item No. 22-0118); and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves and Local 700 have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement subject to approval by the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners, and such Memorandum of Agreement makes the following adjustment to the term of the Collective Bargaining Agreement negapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0559 123-0559 License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to the Village of Morton Grove, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a 1,290 linear foot 12” water main in Linne Woods. The line would be directionally bored underground, but construction of the east bore pit would impact the roots of five (5) living trees, resulting in tree mitigation fees. In practice, more trees may need to be removed than originally estimated. Any increase in the tree mitigation fee will be in accordance with the Tree Mitigation Plan (see Board Item No. 20-0279), and if such increase is more than 20% of the original estimate, then approval will be sought from the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners. Construction will also require intermittent closures of the North Branch Bicycle Trail during the winter months. The Village of Morton Grove will provide Forest Preserves staff with advanced notice of trail closures and post advanced warning signs. Term: Ten (10) years License FeeapprovePass Action details Not available
23-0469 123-0469 ReportREPORT Department: Department of Law Enforcement Request: Refer to Law Enforcement Committee Report Title: Model Policing Report Period: July 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023 Summary: Report on the status to achieve the goal of a Model Forest Preserves Police Department.receive and filedPass Action details Not available