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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/13/2016 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: Not available  
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Attachments: 12-14-16 New Items.pdf, 12-13-16 FPD Consent Calendar Agenda.pdf
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16-0405 1 HONORING KRIS JARANTOSKI ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING KRIS JARANTOSKI ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN WHEREAS, Kris Jarantoski has served with great distinction as executive vice president and director of the Chicago Botanic Garden for more than four decades, earning the respect and affection of his co-workers; and WHEREAS, Kris Jarantoski will retire on February 8, 2017; putting an end to his long commute from Chicago and his daily patrol of the Garden from a fast-moving golf cart, and gaining an extra two hours daily, which he intends to fill with language lessons, organ practice, yoga, and hospital volunteer work; and WHEREAS, as executive vice president and director of the Garden, Kris Jarantoski has overseen the horticulture, plant collections, and facilities and planning of the Garden; developing virtually every display garden, working with the best landscape designers and architects from around the world including Dan Kiley, John Brookes, Oehme, Van Sweden, Michael van Valkenburgh, and Koichi Kawana; and WHEREAS, Krisdefer  Action details Not available
16-0471 1 HONORING HENRI JORDAN FOR RECEIVING AN AMERICA’S JOB HONOR AWARDConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING HENRI JORDAN FOR RECEIVING AN AMERICA’S JOB HONOR AWARD WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County is proud to announce that Henri Jordan, Resource Technician with the Forest Preserves’ Tinley Resource Management crew, has been selected as a 2016 top honoree for the America’s Job Honor Awards Program; and WHEREAS, the America's Job Honor Awards is a nonprofit initiative that helps disadvantaged citizens enter the workforce. This award recognizes and celebrates individuals like Mr. Jordan who have overcome significant barriers to employment and employers like the Forest Preserves of Cook County who hire them; and WHEREAS, we honor Mr. Jordan today for overcoming significant life challenges that are unique to growing up on Chicago’s west side in an underserved community. He was exposed from an early age to the pressures that come with being poor and soon joined a gang, eventually serving time in prison; and WHEREAS, upon his release, Mr. Jordan learned about the Greencorps Chicago Program and was accepted into the program in January 2011. approvePass Action details Not available
16-0477 1 RECOGNIZING MARK TOMASIK, FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MARK TOMASIK, FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE WHEREAS, on Saturday, August 20, 2016, Officer Mark Tomasik played an instrumental role in saving the life of a man who had been the victim of a hit and run accident at Ottawa Woods North in Lyons, Illinois. The man had been riding a motorcycle when hit from behind causing him to become trapped under his motorcycle in a water-filled ditch containing approximately three feet of water. While able to keep his face just above the water line following the accident, the weight of the motorcycle was slowly causing the victim to sink deeper into the water. When Officer Tomasik arrived at the scene he began an immediate search of the darkened roadway when he soon heard muffled cries for help. Officer Tomasik quickly located the victim, entered the water, and grasped the motorcycle and the victim to prevent both from sinking beneath the surface of the water. Officer Tomasik called for help and remained with the victim, straining to hold the immense weight oapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0483 1 HONORING FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT FACILITIES & FLEET MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR LEN DUFKISConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT FACILITIES & FLEET MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR LEN DUFKIS WHEREAS, on December 30, 2016, Len Dufkis will complete his 38 year distinguished career as Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Supervisor for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County; and WHEREAS, Len Dufkis throughout his career has been highly respected working his way through the ranks from a Laborer to a Supervisor dedicating his life’s work to government public service; and WHEREAS, Len Dufkis supervised a diverse staff that was responsible for the routine maintenance, repairs, renovations and services that are necessary to properly maintain the Preserves’ facilities, infrastructures, roadways, parking lots, sewers, basins and picnic tables; and WHEREAS, Len Dufkis strove to utilize the latest energy efficient technologies, to improve productivity and responsiveness, and served as a member of the Preserves “Green Team” which introduced green cleaning materials, recycling, LED lighting and other sustainable initiatives to the Preserves; and WHEREASapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0484 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE 58TH ANNUAL EMMY AWARD PRESENTED TO THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY DOCUMENTARY FILM: “CHICAGO’S TRUE NATURE: THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY” WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves 2013 Centennial Campaign Plan provided for the development and production of a one-hour documentary; and WHEREAS, “Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County” premiered on WYCC PBS television in Chicago on May 2016; and WHEREAS, the vision of the film was to create local and global awareness of the value of nature, the health and well-being the Preserves brings to people, animals, flora, fauna and its nearly 70,000 acres of natural lands; and WHEREAS, the films interviews with the descendants of Preserve Founders, Jens Jensen and Dwight Perkins, Forest Preserve staff, volunteers and partners; explored the Forest Preserves’ creation; and, WHEREAS, one hundred hours of raw footage of nature and interviews was gathered and created an archival record of the Forest Preserves’ rich history as one of the largest and oldest PreseapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0495 1 2017 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATESResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION 2017 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATES WHEREAS, in accordance with Title 1, Chapter 5, Section 4-(a), the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board shall hold regular meetings pursuant to an annual calendar adopted by resolution of the Board; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, every public body shall give public notice of the schedule of regular meetings at the beginning of each calendar or fiscal year and shall state the regular dates, times and places of such meetings. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, Illinois: 1. That the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners shall hold its regular meetings of the Board on the following dates during 2017, the time for holding the specified meetings is 11:00 a.m., local time: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Thursday, March 9, 2017 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Thursday, May 11, 2017 Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 Tuesday, SeapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0459 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): (1) Assess options for a more robust measurement of restoration success based on the newly established monitoring protocol and baseline monitoring data acquired over the past year. (2) Produce a time lapse video documenting land use changes in Cook County. (3) Assess existing District ordinances and those of other land management agencies to recommend improvements to ordinances to ensure protection of the District’s valuable natural and archaeological resources. (4) Continue to conduct and publish a deer impact assessment specific to the Forest Preserve District which will describe the history, conservation, and current role of deer in District natural areas. (5) Continue prioritization of hydrological threats to sites and propose strategies for mitigating their impacts. (6) Continue site surveys and cataloguing of cultural resources. (7) Research and papprovePass Action details Not available
16-0474 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Legal Vendor: Origami Risk LLC, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Adding Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Reporting Functionality for the Forest Preserve District to the Cook County Risk Management Information System. Contract Value: $6,775.00 Contract period: 12/13/2016 - 7/31/2018, with two (2) three (3) year options for renewal Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2017 $2,775 set up plus $2,000.00 Annual Fee, FY 2018 $2,000.00 Accounts: Self Insurance, 11-6500 Contract Number(s): 1425-13183 CC Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vendor has met the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Ordinance Provisions. District(s): Districtwide Summary: On 7/29/2015 the Cook County Board approved contract 1425-13183 with Origami Risk, LLC, Chicago following a Request for Proposal for a claim management system to support the accounting, financial managemapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0392 1 Audubon Chicago Region, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Audubon Chicago Region, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Internship program focused on ecological restoration throughout the Preserves. The internship provides hands-on experience in the field of ecological restoration and forestry. Original Contract Period: 2/18/2014 - 12/31/2016 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $900,000.00 Original Approval: 2/18/2014 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $300,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2017 $300,000.00 Accounts: 09-6758 Intern Programs, 09-6750 Habitat Restoration, 09-6755 Habitat Enhancement, 09-6757 Potential Grant Match & Work, Grant Accounts 10-5800, 10-6750 and 10-6757 Contract Number(s): 13-31-118 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide SuapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0399 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (“the Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): The Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps internship program Original Contract Period: 2/18/2014 - 12/31/2016 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $900,000.00 Original Approval: 2/18/2014 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $300,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2017 $300,000.00 Accounts: 09-6758 Intern Programs, 09-6750 Habitat Restoration, 09-6755 Habitat Enhancement, 09-6757 Potential Grant Match & Work, Grant Accounts 10-5800, 10-6750 and 10-6757 Contract Number(s): 13-31-118 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps program engages high-school aged approvePass Action details Not available
16-0401 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Forest Preserve Leadership Corps internship program Original Contract Period: 11/18/2014 - 11/17/2015, with an initial extension approved through 12/31/2016 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $50,000.00 Original Approval: 11/18/2014 Previous Increase(s): $50,000.00 This Increase Requested: $50,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2017 $50,000.00 Accounts: 09-6758 Intern Programs, 09-6750 Habitat Restoration, 09-6755 Habitat Enhancement, 09-6757 Potential Grant Match & Work, Grant Accounts 10-5800, 10-6750 and 10-6757 Contract Number(s): 13-31-118 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserve LeaderapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0463 1 Path Construction Company, Arlington Heights, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Vendor: Path Construction Company, Arlington Heights, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend a previously executed contract Good(s) or Service(s): Construction services for the new Rolling Knolls Visitor Center including demolishing a portion of the existing clubhouse that is no longer usable, remodeling the remaining portion of the clubhouse, building an addition and reconstructing the existing parking area. Original Contract Period: 10/28/2014 - 8/24/2015, Administrative Extension (8/25/2015 - 10/23/2015), Board approved extensions on 10/6/2015 (10/24/2015 - 7/19/2016) and 6/7/2016 (7/20/2016 - 01/16/2017) Proposed Contract Period Extension: One hundred eighty days (180) calendar days (1/17/2017 - 7/16/2017) Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $2,983,890.16 Original Approval: 9/9/2014, $2,595,200.00 Previous Increase(s): Administrative increase, $149,623.00; Board approved increase on 6/7/2016, $239,067.16 This IapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0467 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Palos Conservation Corps internship program Original Contract Period: 6/7/2016 - 2/28/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 3/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $75,000.00 Original Approval: 6/7/2016 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $65,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2017 $65,000.00 Accounts: 09-6758 Intern Programs, 09-6750 Habitat Restoration, 09-6755 Habitat Enhancement, 09-6757 Potential Grant Match & Work, Grant Accounts 10-5800, 10-6750, & 10-6757 Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Preserves”) previously entered into an agreement with Friends of the Forest Preserves (“FOTFP”), based on FOTFP’s receipapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0479 1 Site Design Group, Ltd., Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Vendor: Site Design Group, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Architectural services for design, bidding and construction administration for revised scope of improvements at Dan Ryan Woods. Original Contract Period: Three (3) years 12/5/2012-12/4/2015, Board Extension 12/5/2015 - 12/4/2016, Board Extension 12/5/2016 - 12/4/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $233,260.00 Original Approval: 5/1/2013; $67,190.00 Previous Increase(s): Board Approved 11/12/2013, $85,710.00; Administrative Increase 1/24/14, $6,340.00 Board Approved 7/22/2014, $74,020.00 This Increase Requested: Not to exceed $99,832.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $99,832.00 Accounts: Grant Account 10-6740, General Consulting Services 25-6740, 26-6740, 54-6740, 55-6740 and 56-6740 Contract Number(s): 13-80-02-04Db Concurrences: ThapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0464 1 The Nature Conservancy via the National Fish and Wildlife FoundationGrant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) Grantor: The Nature Conservancy via the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: Hydrologic restoration at Eggers Marsh Grant Amount: $100,000.00 Grant Period: 12/13/2016 - 9/30/2018 Fiscal Impact: $100,000.00 match Accounts: 09-6750 Habitat Restoration, 09-6755 Habitat Enhancement, 09-6757 Potential Grant Match and Work Fund, Grant Accounts 10-6750, 10-6757, & 10-5800 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 4 Summary: The Nature Conservancy recently received a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to complete hydrologic restoration in the Calumet region. The Preserves have been subawarded a portion of these funds to complete the construction of a water level control structure and other site improvements which will restore the hydrology of approximately 40 acres of hemi-marsh habitat at EgapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0466 1 Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Coastal Management ProgramGrant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) Grantor: Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Coastal Management Program Request: Authorization to accept grant and provide matching funds Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to conduct a project that will study, define, and propose practices to mitigate non-point source (i.e., stormwater runoff) pollution at the Powderhorn Lake site in Burnham Grant Amount: $45,000.00 Grant Period: 12/13/2016 - 3/31/2018 Fiscal Impact: $47,968.74 match Accounts: 09-6750 Habitat Restoration, 09-6755 Habitat Enhancement, 09-6757 Potential Grant Match and Work Fund, Grant Accounts 10-6750, 10-6757, & 10-5800 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 4 Summary: This grant will enable the Forest Preserves to hire professionals to conduct an assessment of stormwater runoff and adjacent land uses that are tributary to the Powderhorn Lake site, define the runoff in approvePass Action details Not available
16-0469 1 USDA Natural Resource Conservation Services (“NRCS”)Grant Award RenewalPROPOSED GRANT AWARD RENEWAL Department: Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) Grantor: USDA Natural Resource Conservation Services (“NRCS”) Request: Authorization to renew grant and provide matching funds Purpose: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County has received a grant from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to extend projects supporting restoration activities at Turnbull Woods in Glencoe, Illinois; Eggers Woods in Chicago, Illinois; and Powderhorn Prairie in Burnham, Illinois. These USDA NRCS grant funds are provided through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Grant Amount: $70,700.00 Grant Period: 12/31/2016 - 12/30/2021 Fiscal Impact: $70,700.00 Accounts: 09-6750 Habitat Restoration, 09 6755 Habitat Enhancement, 09-6757 Potential Grant Match and Work, Grant Accounts 10-5800, 10-6750, & 10-6757 Most Recent Date of Board Authorization for Grant: 10/6/2015 Most Recent Grant Amount: Turnbull $84,000.00, Eggers $56,000.00, Powderhorn CapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0461 1 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Resource Management Other Part(ies): Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to extend Agreement Goods or Services: Right of Entry to perform stream maintenance on Forest Preserve District property as part of the Small Stream Maintenance Program Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 1/9/2017 - 1/8/2022 Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: N/A District(s): Districtwide Summary: The proposed agreement would grant the MWRD and its contractors limited access to Forest Preserve lands for the purpose of removing blockages and debris from small watercourses throughout the Preserves’ holdings as part of the Small Stream Maintenance Program. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (“MWRD”) has been designated by the State of Illinois as the stormwater regulatory agency for Cook County. The work conducted through the Small Stream Maintenance Program improves water flow and mitigates stormwater-related issues throughout approvePass Action details Not available
16-0468 1 Village of Schaumburg, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Schaumburg, Illinois Request: Requesting authority to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Village of Schaumburg for construction of approximately two hundred (200) linear feet of paved trail from the south right of way of Golf Road to the existing Busse Woods Bicycle Trail. Goods or Services: The Forest Preserve District (the “Preserves”) operates and maintains the Busse Woods Bicycle Trail in Northwestern Cook County. The project will connect residents and businesses north of Golf Road with the Busse Woods Trail by using an existing signalized crossing at the intersection of Golf and Ring Road. Schaumburg will be responsible for design, permitting and construction costs associated with the project, subject to the review of final plans and specifications by the Preserves. All requirements regarding insurance and bonds must be met. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Three years from the date of execution. Fiscal Impact: approvePass Action details Not available
16-0341 1 Procurements and Disbursements Report 10/1/2016 - 10/31/2016ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurements and Disbursements Report Report Period: 10/1/2016 - 10/31/2016 Summary: Submitting the Procurements and Disbursements Report for the period of October 2016. 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 Not available
16-0472 1 2017 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan 2017-2021ReportREPORT Department: Planning & Development Request: Receive and File Report Title: 2017 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan Report Period: 2017-2021 Summary: This Plan is an update of capital improvement projects and funding needs for the next five years (2017-2021). The location of funded projects that are still in progress as well as new 2107 projects are identified on maps for northwest, north, central, southwest and south Cook County. The Plan also includes projected capital funding needs for future unfunded projects in 2018-2021 that were identified by Forest Preserve staff, partner organizations and members of the public. The draft Capital Improvement Plan has been posted for additional review and comments on the Forest Preserves’ website at www.fpdcc.com/cip during December and January and will be finalized by February 2017.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
16-0478 1 The Forest Preserve District MWBE Actual Participation Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 and The MBE/WBE Commitment Report for 3rd Quarter of 2016ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Submitting Reports for the Contract Compliance Committee Report Title: The Forest Preserve District MWBE Actual Participation Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 and The MBE/WBE Commitment Report for 3rd Quarter of 2016 Report Period: 1/1/2016 - 9/30/2016 Summary: The Forest Preserve District MWBE Actual Participation Report for 3rd Quarter 2016 and The MBE/WBE Commitment Report for 3rd Quarter of 2016referPass Action details Not available
16-0481 1 REQUEST TO REGISTER A PORTION OF THE JENS JENSEN GRASSLAND AND WOODLAND FOR REGISTRATION AS AN ILLINOIS LAND AND WATER RESERVE (“ILWR”)Miscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS REQUEST TO REGISTER A PORTION OF THE JENS JENSEN GRASSLAND AND WOODLAND FOR REGISTRATION AS AN ILLINOIS LAND AND WATER RESERVE (“ILWR”) Department: Resource Management Summary: Requesting authority, pursuant to Section 9 of the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act (70 ILCS810/9), to register a portion of the Jens Jensen Preserve as an Illinois Land and Water Reserve ("ILWR") with the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission (“INPC”). This dedication contributes to one of the key goals set forward in the Next Century Conservation Plan to dedicate and register 20,000 acres with the INPC by 2025. Dedication of a site as an ILWR provides a high level of protection for land in Illinois, and is granted only to natural areas of important ecological quality. The proposed Jens Jensen ILWR is an approximately 220 acre portion of the preserves located in the Village of Palatine in northwest Cook County. The site consists of remnant woods, along with reconstructed prairie and wetlands. Formal ecological management of the site began inapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0475 1  ReportPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 12/14/2016 - 1/17/2017 Saturday, 12/17/2016 - Monday, 3/6/2017; 9 am - 4 pm Cross-Country Ski Trails Open, Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont Sagawau Nordic is open daily, 9 am - 4 pm. Trails will be opened and groomed as snow conditions permit and could include an early start or late finish. Watch our Facebook page and call 630-257-2045 for the most up-to-date trail conditions. Saturdays and Sundays, 12/17-18, and Monday - Saturday, 12/26 - 31 Holiday Magic 2016, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield Now in its 35th year, celebrate Chicagoland’s largest and longest running lights festival. With over one million twinkling LED lights, it’s a magical time for the entire family. Saturday, 12/17; 12 - 3 pm Snowshoe Trekking Plus, Camp Sullivan, 14630 Oak Park Ave, Oak Forest There’s no better way to experience the Forest Preserves in winter than by snowshoe. Come out to these campgrounds (snow conditions pereceive and filedPass Action details Not available
16-0492 1  Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Matthew B. DeLeon, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the special meeting held on 10/25/2016 .approvePass Action details Not available
16-0493 1  Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Matthew B. DeLeon, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the regular meeting held on 11/15/2016 .approvePass Action details Not available
16-0473 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -11/15/2016Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -11/15/2016 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2016 to Present: $393,282.05 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $5,500.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2016 to Present: $1,197,473.24 Legal Fees for 11/15/2016 to Be Approved: $123,313.90approvePass Action details Not available
16-0486 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -12/13/2016Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -12/13/2016 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2016 to present: $78,965.87 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $60,500.00approvePass Action details Not available
16-0465 1 Rausch Infrastructure, LLC, Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT Department: Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a contract with Rausch Infrastructure, LLC, Chicago, Illinois for the removal and replacement of culvert pipes at the Busse Lake Beisner Road Access site in Elk Grove Village. Reason: Contract 16-80-55 Busse Lake Beisner Road Culverts. The work includes, but is not limited to, removal and replacement of culvert pipes, and other related work as specified in the plans & specifications. The lowest responsible bidder was awarded a contract of over $150,000.00 in the last twelve months. Bid Opening Date: 11/16/2016 Bid Results: Firm Base Bid 1. Rausch Infrastructure LLC $48,200.00 2. Norvilla, LLC $111,697.00 3. Pan Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc. $112,480.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $48,200.00 Contract Period: One hundred twenty (120) days after issuance of Notice to Proceed. Account Name/Number: TraapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0462 1 Matthew Paving, Inc., Oak Lawn, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: Matthew Paving, Inc., Oak Lawn, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $215,753.49 Accounts: Trail Account, 25-6780 Contract Number(s): 16-80-28 District(s): 9, 14 and 15 Summary: Trail Repairs - Poplar Creek and Busse Woods; Parking Lot Repairs - Deer Grove West #4 and River Trail Nature CenterapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0480 1 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)DisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Finance and Administration Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Good(s) or Service(s): The Forest Preserves of Cook County received funding from DCEO for two Illinois First Grants. Fiscal Impact: $738,953.00 Accounts: Accrued Accounts Payable, 10-3015 Grant 01-127646 for the period of 10/1/2001 - 9/30/2009 totaling $22,189,740.00 and Grant number 03-121236 for the period of 1/1/2003 - 6/30/2009 totaling $11,096,452.00. This disbursement is to refund $412,034.00 for Grant 01-127646) and $326,909.00 for Grant 03-121236. Contract Number(s): N/A District(s): Districtwide Summary: Refund of Illinois First Grant. Grant Nos. 01-127646 and 03-121236 The Forest Preserves of Cook County received funding from DCEO for two Illinois First Grants; Grant 01-127646 for the period of 10/1/2001 - 9/30/2009 totaling $22,189,740.00 and Grant number 03-121236 for the period of 1/1/2003 - 6/30/2009 totaling 11,096,452. This disbursement is to refund $412,034.00 foapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0482 1 Path Construction, Arlington Heights, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: Path Construction, Arlington Heights, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $158,166.32 Accounts: Building Account, 25-6710 Contract Number(s): 13-80-01-G5R2 District(s): 1 Summary: Accessibility Fire Alarm and Life Safety System Upgrades at Various Buildings at the Central CompoundapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0388 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PUBLIC UTILITIES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 5, Public Utilities, Chapter 2, Franchises, Sections 5-2A-1, 5-2A-2, 5-2A-4, 5-2A-6, 5-2A-9, 5-2B-1, 5-2B-2, 5-2B-4, 5-2B-9 and Appendix A of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: 5-2A-1: - New Licenses. Upon receipt of a properly completed license application and a non-refundable one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,000.001,500.00) application fee the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPD) will begin initial administrative processing of the application for consideration by appropriate FPD staff. FPD Staff shall then review the application and attached plans to determine the applicable License Review Fee and feasibility of granting the requested license to the applicant. Applications will be reviewed based on, among other things, the potential damage construction or operation of the proposed facilities could have on FPD property, location of the proposed facilities, type of facilities proposed, and number of trees to be impacted. Based oapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0453 1 Chicago Zoological SocietyInteragency Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department(s): Forest Preserve District Other Part(ies): Chicago Zoological Society Request: Authorization to amend the Agreement between the Forest Preserve District and the Chicago Zoological Society Good(s) or Service(s): Brookfield Zoo Admission and Parking Rates Agreement period: 4/6/1987 until revoked Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: N/A Agreement Number(s): N/A District(s): 16 Summary: Amends Section 13 of the previously executed agreement between the Chicago Zoological Society (Zoo) and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (District) for the maintenance and operation of a zoological park on lands of the Forest Preserve District, commonly known as the Brookfield Zoo, to allow for changes in certain admission and parking rates. Reason: This increase will support the Zoo’s submitted 2017 Budget proposal. On 4/6/1987 an agreement between the District and the Zoo was presented and approved by this Honorable Board of Commissioners for the continued maintenance and operations of the BrookfiapprovePass Action details Not available
16-0344 1  ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 10/1/2016 - 10/31/2016 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report for October 2016.approvePass Action details Not available
16-0496 2  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 15-0594 - FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT COMMITTEE CHAIR ASSIGNMENTS WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County adopted resolution 15-0594 establishing the Chairs, Vice-Chairs, and number of members of the Standing Committees and Subcommittees of the Forest Preserve District Board; and WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County adopted resolution 15-0594 establishing the membership of the Standing Committees and Subcommittees of the Forest Preserve District Board; and WHEREAS, there now exist various vacancies on the Standing Committees and Subcommittees of the Forest Preserve District Board that must be filled. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, that Resolution 15-0594 is hereby amended as follows: Section 1. The President Pro Tempore of the Forest Preserve Board shall be Commissioner Steele. Section 2. The Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons of the Committees (identified by approvePass Action details Not available
16-0497 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 15-0595 - DESIGNATING AND APPOINTING MEMBERS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES AND SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISRICT OF COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County adopted resolution 15-0595 establishing the Chairs, Vice-Chairs, and number of members of the Standing Committees and Subcommittees of the Forest Preserve District Board; and WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County adopted resolution 15-0595 establishing the members of the Standing Committees and Subcommittees of the Forest Preserve District Board; and WHEREAS, there now exist various vacancies on the Standing Committees and Subcommittees of the Forest Preserve District Board that must be filled. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, that Resolution 15-0595 is hereby amended as follows: AUDIT Members: Tobolski Gainer Arroyo Boykin Butler Goslin Morrison Schneider approvePass Action details Not available