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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/11/2014 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: New Items Agenda, Second New Items Agenda, Third New Items Agenda, Substitute for FPD Item 14-0157 -Title 6 Permit - 3-10-14, Substitute FPD Item 14-0158 - Title 5 Ch 2 Franchises -3-10-14, Substitute FPD Item 14-0161 - Title 2 Permit to Erect - 3-10-14, Substitute FPD Item 14-0162 Title 2 Conveyance of Property - 3-10-14, Substitute FPD Item 14-0162 Title 2 Conveyance of Property - 3-10-14, Substitute FPD Item 14-0162 Title 2 Conveyance of Property - 3-10-14, Substitute for 14-0170 FPD New Items Agenda
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14-0151 1 Capital DevelopmentCommittee MinutesCOMMITTEE REPORT Committee Name: Capital Development Committee Date: 2/19/2014approvePass Action details Video Video
14-0149 1 RulesCommittee MinutesCOMMITTEE REPORT Committee Name: Rules Committee Date: 3/11/2014approvePass Action details Video Video
14-0150 1 FinanceCommittee MinutesCOMMITTEE REPORT Committee Name: Finance Committee Date: 3/11/2014approvePass Action details Video Video
14-0167 1 Contract ComplianceCommittee MinutesCOMMITTEE REPORT Committee Name: Contract Compliance Committee Date: 3/11/2014approvePass Action details Video Video
14-0023 1 University of Illinois Extension IGAIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department(s): Conservation & Experiential Programming Other Part(ies): University of Illinois Extension, Champaign, Illinois Request: Authorization to enter into Intergovernmental Agreement with the University of Illinois Extension (“Extension”). Good(s) or Service(s): Environmental education and outreach services Agreement period: 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014 Fiscal Impact: $250,000.00 Accounts: Corporate Fund Districtwide Services 01-6919 Agreement Number(s): N/A Summary/Notes: The University of Illinois Extension (“Extension”) will provide educational and public outreach programs, thus significantly expanding educational opportunities for youth and adult populations within Cook County. Extension will also provide professional training workshops for Forest Preserve staff and assist in growing the number of Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners that volunteer with the Preserves. The Forest Preserve Education Manager and staff will work with Extension staff to coordinate and direct these educational activitapprovePass Action details Video Video
14-0082 1 Powderhorn Marsh and Prairie Nature Preserve received Bronze AccreditationMiscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department(s): Resource Management Summary: Powderhorn Marsh and Prairie Nature Preserve received Bronze Accreditation through Chicago Wilderness’ Excellence in Ecological Restoration Program (“EERP”). The Chicago Wilderness Excellence in Ecological Restoration Program (EERP) is a program designed to recognize high-quality restoration sites and develop professional standards of excellence in natural resource management and ecological restoration. The primary purpose of the EERP is to promote best management practices in order to improve ecological restoration management efforts in the Chicago region and across the nation. The Program combines a rigorous, standards-based approach with a voluntary, comprehensive assessment process to recognize high-quality sites and the organizations that manage them. The benefits of participating in the EERP go beyond simply restoring the ecological health of a particular site. Participation in the EERP provides agencies with opportunities for self-assessment and demonstrates on the ground comreceive and filedPass Action details Video Video
14-0083 1 Conservation and Native Landscaping awardsMiscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department(s): Resource Management Summary: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) has won Conservation and Native Landscaping awards which recognizes sites and projects within the Chicago region that demonstrates exemplary use of native landscaping ecosystem restoration and protection. The awards are for the following sites: Edgebrook Woods Demonstration Site In 2007, Friends of the Chicago River partnered with the Preserves to establish long-term restoration practices at Edgebrook Woods, located along the North Branch of the Chicago River in Chicago. The partners created a site management plan to improve the riverbank and upland conditions and address the impacts of storm water runoff. Friends of the Chicago River organized volunteer workdays to remove non-native plants, create multiple rain gardens, collect and disperse local native seeds, establish new habitats, and monitor species. Since 2007, more than 1,300 volunteers have logged approximately 5,000 hours and learned simple at-home actions they can treceive and filedPass Action details Video Video
14-0101 1 License Agreement with ComEdLicense RequestPROPOSED LICENSE RENEWAL REQUEST Department(s): Planning & Development Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”), as Licensor to Renew and Amend a License Agreement with ComEd (“Grantee”), to allow Grantee to continue to operate, replace, and maintain electric transmission facilities on nine parcels owned by the Preserves, as described in the License Agreement dated 7/14/1958 and recorded as Document 17271279 in the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds on 7/25/1958. The original License Agreement expired on 7/14/2008. The amended Agreement, as proposed, will extend the term of the License for 20 years, commencing on 7/14/2008 and terminating on 7/14/2028. Term: Twenty (20) Years License Fee: $7,500,000.00. One-time upfront fee of $2,250,000.00 to bring the License current. Annual fee of $375,000.00 due on or before the renewal date for the remaining 14 years of the License, commencing on 7/14/2008 and ending on 7/14/2028. Renewal Application Fee: $500.00, included in License Fee YELAR Fee:referPass Action details Video Video
14-0121 1 Max McGraw Wildlife FoundationAgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation is in good standing with the State of Illinois. Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into an agreement with Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Dundee, Illinois. Reason: The Preserves have utilized the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Dundee, Illinois for assistance with capturing, collecting, monitoring and analyzing wildlife activity since 2008. This work assists the Preserves with tracking wildlife disease transmittance between various wildlife populations and human populations. Information gathered through this work is shared throughout the health services community nationally. Contract period: Date of execution to 12/31/2017 Estimated Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $160,000.00 per year or $640,000.00 over the four years of the agreement Account(s): Wildlife Disease Monitoring and Health Studies 01-6240, Capital Improvement Fund and Grant Accounts 09-6750, 09-6751, 10-6750 Concurrence(s): approvePass Action details Video Video
14-0122 1 UICVM, Urbana, Illinois.AgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Department(s): Resource Management Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into an agreement with University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (UICVM), Urbana, Illinois. Reason: The Preserves has utilized UICVM since 2008 and this important work allows District Wildlife Biologists to track changes in disease transmittal in the wildlife community and how those diseases may affect the human population. Information acquired through this analysis is dispersed throughout the health services community to better inform them of potential risks to human populations. Contract period: Date of execution to 12/31/2017 Estimated Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $60,000.00 per year or $240,000.00 over the four years of the agreement Account(s): Wildlife Disease Monitoring and Health Studies 01-6240, Capital Improvement Fund and Grant Accounts 09-6750, 09-6751, 10-6750 Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. Vendor: The UnivapprovePass Action details Video Video
14-0123 1 Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG)AgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Department(s): Resource Management Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into an agreement with the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG), Glencoe, Illinois. Reason: The Preserves would like to continue its collaborative partnership with the CBG in its efforts to identify and monitor rare plant species on Preserves’ holdings. The CBG coordinates the Plants of Concern program for the Chicago Wilderness region. Plants of Concern engages citizens scientists to monitor the Chicago Wilderness region’s rarest plants, assess trends in their populations and provides important data used to conserve our rapidly declining floral heritage. The Preserves would like to utilize the CBG to assist in identifying and monitoring these rare plant species within the preserves. Contract period: Date of execution to 12/31/2017 Estimated Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $25,000.00 per year or $100,000.00 over the four (4) years of the agreement. Account(s): Capital Improvement and Grant Accounts 09-6750, approvePass Action details Video Video
14-0124 1 weet Beginnings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network, Chicago, Illinois.ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into and execute a contract with Sweet Beginnings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network, Chicago, Illinois. Good(s) or Service(s): The operation of an on-site demonstration hive and an apiary consisting of 25 honeybee hives, educational programing and honey production. Contract Value: Not to exceed $75,000.00 over the three (3) year term of the agreement Contract period: Date of execution to 12/31/2016 Estimated Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $25,000.00 per year Accounts: Capital Improvement and Grant Fund accounts 09-6750, 09-6758, 10-6750 Contract Number(s): 13-31-118 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vendor is in good standing with the State of Illinois. Summary: Contract 13-31-118 consists of an internship program focused on improving habitat and introducing youth and adults to science and conseapprovePass Action details Video Video
14-0127 1 Trail Master Plan & PolicyReportREPORT Department(s): Planning & Development Request: Receive and File Report Title: Trail Master Plan & Policy Report Period: The Plan & Policy was developed over approximately 12 months starting in March 2013. Summary: The goal of the Trail Master Plan & Policy is to improve the user experience and identify opportunities to ensure a safe and easy-to-navigate trail system. This plan includes baseline information on the current trail system, recommends new policies for managing trails, assessing requests to improve unrecognized trails and prioritizing future capital improvement projects. It also describes the need for additional information, staff and volunteers to adequately inventory, fund, maintain and police the extensive trail system. An external Advisory Committee spoke to staff in developing the Plan & Policy. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) also provided technical assistance by identifying trail connection needs in the Des Plaines River corridor. Copies of the completed Plan & Policy have been distributed to the Board of Commireceive and filedPass Action details Video Video
14-0142 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFICOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”), that Title 4 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 1 - General Motor Vehicle and Traffic Provisions, Section 6 - Testing District Vehicles of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Chapter 1 General Motor Vehicle and Traffic Provisions 4-1-1: Traffic Code Adopted 4-1-2: Obedience to Police 4-1-3: Speed Limit 4-1-4: Right of Way of Horses 4-1-5: Prohibited and Restricted Acts 4-1-6: Testing District Vehicles 4-1-7: Rules and Regulations 4-1-8: Penalty … Sec. 4-1-6. Testing District Vehicles The General Superintendent shall take the appropriate action to have all District vehicles safety tested not less than every three thousand (3,000) miles. in accordance with the manufacturers recommended routine maintenance schedule. Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption.approvePass Action details Video Video
14-0144 1 Resident Watchman Annual Report FY 2013ReportREPORT Department: General Office Request: Receive and file Report Title: Resident Watchman Annual Report Report Period: FY 2013 Summary: The Forest Preserve District Superintendent shall place on the agenda of the March meeting of the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners an Annual report to the Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners listing the names of employees occupying forest preserve homes for part or all of the fiscal year, as well as their job titles and salaries. In addition, the report shall contain a summary of all watchman reports filed by employees occupying forest preserve homes. (Code Section 1-9-3)receive and filedPass Action details Video Video
14-0146 1 Friends of the Forest PreservesAgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Department(s): General Office and Permits, Concessions & Volunteer Resources Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with the Friends of the Forest Preserves (“FOTFP”), Chicago, Illinois. Summary: FOTFP, in partnership with Friends of the Chicago River and Audubon Chicago Region, has received a grant from the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund in the amount of $271,213.00 to support the recruitment and coordination of a Centennial call for volunteers. The result of this initiative will be the engagement of a network of more than 6,000 volunteers dedicated to restoring habitat in the Chicago and the Calumet river basins, in particular at Somme Woods East, Blue Star Memorial Woods, LaBagh Woods East, Whistler Woods, and Kickapoo Woods. This project will significantly expand volunteer opportunities, broaden support for habitat restoration, and increase the number of conservation stewards in the region. This project leverages the $493,560.00 of in-kind match that Friends andapprovePass Action details Video Video
14-0156 1 IGA Sheriff's SWAP programIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Cook County Sheriff’s Office Request: authorization to enter into and execute Goods or Services: Cook County Sheriff’s Office to pilot a new program to train inmates and Post Release Participants from the Vocational Rehabilitation Impact Center (a/k/a “Boot Camp”) and participants in the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (“SWAP”) to provide deconstruction and building material salvage services for removal of cabins at Forest Preserve campgrounds (Dan Beard, and Sullivan) and at a residential property (7 Hickory Lane in Westchester). Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 3/11/2014 - 3/11/2015, with option to extend for and additional one (1) year period. Fiscal Impact: $84,839.00 Accounts: Building, 51-6710 & 52-6710 Real Estate Land Acquisition, 06-6801 Summary: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) are in need of demolition/deconstruction services to clear old campground cabins for redevelopment, as well as remove a reswithdrawPass Action details Not available
14-0157 1 BUSINESS, LICENSE AND PERMIT FEESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BUSINESS, LICENSE AND PERMIT FEES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 6 - Business, Licenses and Permit Provisions, Chapter 1 - Application for Permits of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: 6-1-1. Application for Permits. A. Permits may be issued in accordance with Title 2 and Title 7 of this Code, for temporary access to District lands and facilities, and for the purposes of conducting restoration, research or education activities. B. Applications for permits for setting of guy poles and anchors for existing installations, or for tree trimming may be made directly to the General Superintendent of the District, who may directly grant such permit to the applicant without requiring a deposit as provided for in Section 6-1-2 of this Chapter, upon such additional fees, terms and conditions as said General Superintendent may from time to time specify; however, no permit shall be granted for more than a one year period (or 365 consecutive dayadopt as amendedPass Action details Video Video
14-0157 1 BUSINESS, LICENSE AND PERMIT FEESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BUSINESS, LICENSE AND PERMIT FEES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 6 - Business, Licenses and Permit Provisions, Chapter 1 - Application for Permits of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: 6-1-1. Application for Permits. A. Permits may be issued in accordance with Title 2 and Title 7 of this Code, for temporary access to District lands and facilities, and for the purposes of conducting restoration, research or education activities. B. Applications for permits for setting of guy poles and anchors for existing installations, or for tree trimming may be made directly to the General Superintendent of the District, who may directly grant such permit to the applicant without requiring a deposit as provided for in Section 6-1-2 of this Chapter, upon such additional fees, terms and conditions as said General Superintendent may from time to time specify; however, no permit shall be granted for more than a one year period (or 365 consecutive dayadopt as amended by substitutionPass Action details Video Video
14-0158 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PUBLIC UTILITIESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PUBLIC UTILITIES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 5 - Public Utilities, Chapter 2 - Franchises, Article A and B of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Chapter 2 Franchises. ARTICLE A - UTILITY COMPANIES AND OTHER “FOR PROFIT” ENTITIES 5-2A-1: NEW LICENSES. 5-2A-2: ACCEPTABLE APPLICATION AND PLANS. 5-2A-3: TERM OF LICENSE. 5-2A-4: LICENSE FEE. 5-2A-5: TREE MITIGATION. 5-2A-6: RENEWAL OF EXISTING LICENSES. 5-2A-7: EXPIRATION OF THIS ARTICLE. 5-2A-8: FAILURE TO PAY FEES. 5-2A-9: YOUTH EDUCATION, LAND ACQUISITION AND RESORATION PROGRAM FEE (YELAR). ARTICLE B. - MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL 5-2B-1: NEW LICENSES. 5-2B-2: ACCEPTABLE APPLICATION AND PLANS. 5-2B-3: TERM OF LICENSE. 5-2B-4: LICENSE FEE. 5-2B-5: TREE MITIGATION. 5-2B-6: EXPIRATION OF THIS ARTICLE. 5-2B-7: FAILURE TO PAY FEES. 5-2B-8: YOUTH EDUCATION, LAND ACQUISITION AND RESORATION PROGRAM FEE (YELAR). Article A. Utility Companies and other adopt as amendedPass Action details Video Video
14-0158 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PUBLIC UTILITIESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PUBLIC UTILITIES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 5 - Public Utilities, Chapter 2 - Franchises, Article A and B of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Chapter 2 Franchises. ARTICLE A - UTILITY COMPANIES AND OTHER “FOR PROFIT” ENTITIES 5-2A-1: NEW LICENSES. 5-2A-2: ACCEPTABLE APPLICATION AND PLANS. 5-2A-3: TERM OF LICENSE. 5-2A-4: LICENSE FEE. 5-2A-5: TREE MITIGATION. 5-2A-6: RENEWAL OF EXISTING LICENSES. 5-2A-7: EXPIRATION OF THIS ARTICLE. 5-2A-8: FAILURE TO PAY FEES. 5-2A-9: YOUTH EDUCATION, LAND ACQUISITION AND RESORATION PROGRAM FEE (YELAR). ARTICLE B. - MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL 5-2B-1: NEW LICENSES. 5-2B-2: ACCEPTABLE APPLICATION AND PLANS. 5-2B-3: TERM OF LICENSE. 5-2B-4: LICENSE FEE. 5-2B-5: TREE MITIGATION. 5-2B-6: EXPIRATION OF THIS ARTICLE. 5-2B-7: FAILURE TO PAY FEES. 5-2B-8: YOUTH EDUCATION, LAND ACQUISITION AND RESORATION PROGRAM FEE (YELAR). Article A. Utility Companies and other adopt as amended by substitutionPass Action details Video Video
14-0161 1 FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROPERTYOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROPERTY BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 2 - Forest Preserve Lands and Property, Chapter 3 - Trespass and Use of Property, Section 1 - Erection and Ownership of Structures of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Chapter 3 -Trespass and Use of Property. 2-3-1: ERECTION AND OWNERSHIP OF STRUCTURES. 2-3-2: DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. 2-3-3: GOODS AND VEHICLES AS OBSTRUCTIONS. 2-3-4: OBSTRUCTING USE OF PREMISES. 2-3-5: DUMPING GARBAGE; LITTERING. 2-3-6: SIGNS AND BILLBOARDS. 2-3-7: ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES. 2-3-8: GLASS BEVERAGE CONTAINER ORDINANCE. 2-3-9: PENALTY. 2-3-1: ERECTION AND OWNERSHIP OF STRUCTURES. 2-3-1: ERECTION AND OWNERSHIP OF STRUCTURES. A. Permit to Erect; License to Use: No person shall stage any equipment or erect, construct or maintain any fence, building or other structure within the Forest Preserve District, or assert any right to the exclusive use and occupancy of any structure or aadopt as amendedPass Action details Video Video
14-0161 1 FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROPERTYOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROPERTY BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 2 - Forest Preserve Lands and Property, Chapter 3 - Trespass and Use of Property, Section 1 - Erection and Ownership of Structures of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Chapter 3 -Trespass and Use of Property. 2-3-1: ERECTION AND OWNERSHIP OF STRUCTURES. 2-3-2: DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. 2-3-3: GOODS AND VEHICLES AS OBSTRUCTIONS. 2-3-4: OBSTRUCTING USE OF PREMISES. 2-3-5: DUMPING GARBAGE; LITTERING. 2-3-6: SIGNS AND BILLBOARDS. 2-3-7: ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLES. 2-3-8: GLASS BEVERAGE CONTAINER ORDINANCE. 2-3-9: PENALTY. 2-3-1: ERECTION AND OWNERSHIP OF STRUCTURES. 2-3-1: ERECTION AND OWNERSHIP OF STRUCTURES. A. Permit to Erect; License to Use: No person shall stage any equipment or erect, construct or maintain any fence, building or other structure within the Forest Preserve District, or assert any right to the exclusive use and occupancy of any structure or aadopt as amended by substitutionPass Action details Video Video
14-0162 1 FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROEPRTY ORDINANCEOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROPERTY ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 2 - Forest Preserve Lands and Property, Chapter 5 - Authorized Conveyance of Property, Section 1 - Purpose of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Chapter 5 - Authorized Conveyance of Property. 2-5-1: Purpose. 2-5-2: Request for Authorized Conveyance of Forest Preserve Land. 2-5-3: Sale of Surplus Forest Preserve Land. 2-5-4: Transfer of Land. 2-5-5: Annexation. 2-5-6: Eminent Domain. 2-5-7: Easements. 2-5-8: Required Review Factors. 2-5-1: PURPOSE A. In 1913, the Illinois General Assembly authorized the creation of County Forest Preserve Districts, and granted the Commissioners thereof, the specific power: "To acquire and hold lands containing natural forests, or lands connecting such forests for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna and scenic beauties, and to restore, restock, protect and preserve the natural forests adopt as amendedPass Action details Video Video
14-0162 1 FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROEPRTY ORDINANCEOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FOREST PRESERVE LANDS AND PROPERTY ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 2 - Forest Preserve Lands and Property, Chapter 5 - Authorized Conveyance of Property, Section 1 - Purpose of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Chapter 5 - Authorized Conveyance of Property. 2-5-1: Purpose. 2-5-2: Request for Authorized Conveyance of Forest Preserve Land. 2-5-3: Sale of Surplus Forest Preserve Land. 2-5-4: Transfer of Land. 2-5-5: Annexation. 2-5-6: Eminent Domain. 2-5-7: Easements. 2-5-8: Required Review Factors. 2-5-1: PURPOSE A. In 1913, the Illinois General Assembly authorized the creation of County Forest Preserve Districts, and granted the Commissioners thereof, the specific power: "To acquire and hold lands containing natural forests, or lands connecting such forests for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna and scenic beauties, and to restore, restock, protect and preserve the natural forests adopt as amended by substitutionPass Action details Video Video
14-0163 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FEESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FEES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 7 - Fees, Chapter 1 - Fee Schedule of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Chapter 1 - Fee Schedule 7-1-1: FEE SCHEDULE. Fee type Fee Description Fee Picnic Permit* No Shelter - Category W $37.00 No Shelter - Category X $90.00 No Shelter - Category Y $535.00 No Shelter - Level 4 $960.00 _____ With Shelter - Category W $53.00 With Shelter - Category X $105.00 With Shelter - Category Y $550.00 With Shelter - Level 4 $960.00 _____ Permit Application Fee $10.00 Vending Maximum $500.00 per vendor Special Use Permit $25.00 + $10.00 per item Replace/Change $5.00 Copy of Permit $2.00 Special Event Permit $175.00 per day Youth Field Permit (Soccer, football, etc.) $50.00 + $10.00 per hour Adult Field Permit (Soccer, football, etc.) $50.00 + $20.00 per hour Still Photography $55.00 per hour Commercial Photography (Video) $125.00 per hour Day Camp Padopt as amendedPass Action details Not available
14-0163 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FEESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FEES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 7 - Fees, Chapter 1 - Fee Schedule of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Chapter 1 - Fee Schedule 7-1-1: FEE SCHEDULE. Fee type Fee Description Fee Picnic Permit* No Shelter - Category W $37.00 No Shelter - Category X $90.00 No Shelter - Category Y $535.00 No Shelter - Level 4 $960.00 _____ With Shelter - Category W $53.00 With Shelter - Category X $105.00 With Shelter - Category Y $550.00 With Shelter - Level 4 $960.00 _____ Permit Application Fee $10.00 Vending Maximum $500.00 per vendor Special Use Permit $25.00 + $10.00 per item Replace/Change $5.00 Copy of Permit $2.00 Special Event Permit $175.00 per day Youth Field Permit (Soccer, football, etc.) $50.00 + $10.00 per hour Adult Field Permit (Soccer, football, etc.) $50.00 + $20.00 per hour Still Photography $55.00 per hour Commercial Photography (Video) $125.00 per hour Day Camp Padopt as amended by substitutionPass Action details Not available
14-0165 1 Procurement and Disbursements ReportReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and file Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 1/1/2014 - 1/31/2014 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period. This report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2 (BB) of the District’s Code of Ordinancesreceive and filedPass Action details Video Video
14-0141 1  Miscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Forest Preserves of Cook County Summary: Calendar of Events at the Forest Preserves of Cook County 3/11/2014 - 4/7/2014 Saturday, March 15, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teacher Training Program: Introduction to Green Technology, Chicago Botanic Garden Teachers will explore green technology and concepts in environmental science geared to engage students in inquiry learning and engineering. Registration and fee apply. Sunday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Weekend Family class: Tropical Terrarium, Chicago Botanic Garden Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Visit the three Greenhouses, and learn about what a plant needs to grow and thrive. Participants will make their own tropical terrarium to take home. Registration and fee apply. Sunday, March 16, 1 p.m. Wonderful Woodpeckers, Crabtree Nature Center Woodpecker adaptations are amazing. Learn all about these incredible birds. Registration required. Thursday, March 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Third Thursday: A Taste of Maple Syrup Fest, receive and filedPass Action details Video Video
14-0170 1 Opposition to Army Corps Stormwater ResolutionResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A Resolution Opposing the United States Army Corps of Engineers Proposed Use of the Fullerton Woods and Harry Semrow Golf Driving Range for Stormwater Management WHEREAS, in August of 2013, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (“U.S. Army Corps”) issued an Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the Upper Des Plaines River and Tributaries of Illinois and Wisconsin (the “Report”); WHEREAS, the Report sought to create a comprehensive plan for addressing flooding and stormwater along the Des Plaines River; and WHEREAS, the Report proposed a variety of remediation measures along the Des Plaines river, including the creation of a reservoir within the Aptakisic Creek watershed, in Lake County, Illinois, near the Village of Buffalo Grove; and WHEREAS, in October, 2013, the Village of Buffalo Grove passed a resolution opposing the siting of the reservoir at Aptakisic Creek; and WHEREAS, the U.S. Army Corps issued a “Documentation of Changes to the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment” (the “Documenadopt as amendedPass Action details Video Video
14-0170 1 Opposition to Army Corps Stormwater ResolutionResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A Resolution Opposing the United States Army Corps of Engineers Proposed Use of the Fullerton Woods and Harry Semrow Golf Driving Range for Stormwater Management WHEREAS, in August of 2013, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (“U.S. Army Corps”) issued an Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the Upper Des Plaines River and Tributaries of Illinois and Wisconsin (the “Report”); WHEREAS, the Report sought to create a comprehensive plan for addressing flooding and stormwater along the Des Plaines River; and WHEREAS, the Report proposed a variety of remediation measures along the Des Plaines river, including the creation of a reservoir within the Aptakisic Creek watershed, in Lake County, Illinois, near the Village of Buffalo Grove; and WHEREAS, in October, 2013, the Village of Buffalo Grove passed a resolution opposing the siting of the reservoir at Aptakisic Creek; and WHEREAS, the U.S. Army Corps issued a “Documentation of Changes to the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment” (the “DocumenreferPass Action details Video Video
14-0179 1 Real EstateCommittee MinutesCOMMITTEE REPORT Committee Name: Real Estate Committee Date: 3/11/2014approvePass Action details Not available
14-0172 1 Repurposing Watchman House - Dan Ryan Forest PreservesResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REPURPOSING THE WATCHMAN’S HOUSE AT 87TH AND BEVERLY AVENUE IN THE DAN RYAN FOREST PRESERVES WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) watchman’s house at 87th and Beverly Avenue in the Dan Ryan Preserves has been unoccupied for a few years; and recently, this structure sustained significant damage due to water pipes breaking and will need extensive renovation; and WHEREAS, the Dan Ryan Preserves has another watchman’s house located at 91st and Longwood Drive, which is approximately one half mile away from the house located at 87th and Beverly Avenue; and WHEREAS, the watchman’s house at 87th and Beverly Avenue is conveniently located along the Major Taylor Bicycle Trail. Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was an American cyclist who won the world 1-mile track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racial discrimination; and WHEREAS, this unfortunate property damage at the watchman’s house located on 87th and Beverly Ave provides a unique opportunity for the Preserves to explore altereferPass Action details Not available