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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/17/2017 11:00 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: Consent Calendar 1.17.2017.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, KrisapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0021 1 AMENDING RESOLUTION 16-0496 - FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT COMMITTEE CHAIR ASSIGNMENTSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 16-0496 - FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT COMMITTEE CHAIR ASSIGNMENTS WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserve”) adopted resolution 16-0496 establishing the Chairs, Vice-Chairs, and number of members of the Standing Committees and Subcommittees of the Forest Preserve District Board; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve now wishes to amend its previous selection of vice-chair for one of its standing sub-committees. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, that Resolution 16-0496 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 all capital letters) and of the Subcommittees (identified by initial capital letters) of the Forest Preserve District Board shall be as follows: AUDIT (8 members) Chair: Tobolski Vice-Chair: Gainer BOTAapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-0022 2 AMENDING RESOLUTION 16-0497 - DESIGNATING AND APPOINTING MEMBERS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES AND SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISRICT OF COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 16-0497 - 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 (the “Board”) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserve”) adopted resolution 16-0497 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 that must be filled. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, that Resolution 16-0497 is hereby amended as follows: AUDIT Members: Tobolski Gainer Arroyo Boykin Butler Goslin Morrison Schneider BOTANIC GARDEN Members: Goslin Schneider Arroyo Butler Daley Morrison Sims Steele Suffredin CONTRACT COMPLIANCE Members: Steele Silvestri Arroyo Butler Garcia Moore Moody Sims Tobolski CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT MemberapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-0035 1 ESTABLISHING THE LOCATION OF OFFSITE BOARD AGENDA MEETINGS FOR 2017ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE LOCATION OF OFFSITE BOARD MEETINGS FOR 2017 WHEREAS, in accordance with Title 1, Chapter 5, Section 4-(a), the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserve”) Code of Ordinances, the Board of Commissioners (the “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; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve Board satisfied its statutory and local ordinance obligations to publish notice of its schedule of regular meetings for calendar year 2017 by passing Resolution 16-0495 at the regular meeting of the Forest Preserve Board on December 13, 2016, and WHEREAS, it was indicated in Resolution 16-0495 that the Board plans to conduct at least three of its regular meetings on March 9, 2017; May 11, 2017; and JapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0014 1 University of Illinois Extension, Champaign, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Other Part(ies): University of Illinois Extension, Champaign, Illinois Request: Authorization to enter into Intergovernmental Agreement with the University of Illinois Extension and make quarterly payments on contract. Goods or Services: Environmental education and outreach services Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 1/1/2017, retroactively - 12/31/2017 Fiscal Impact: $250,000.00 Accounts: Corporate Fund Districtwide Services, 01-6919 District(s): Districtwide Summary: 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, including the Conservation@Home program. 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 ConservapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-0015 1 Audubon Great Lakes, Chicago, IllinoisPartnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Audubon Great Lakes, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Audubon Great Lakes has received a grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in the amount of $50,000.00 to support invasive species identification and removal at Bartel Grasslands, Spring Creek Forest Preserves, Orland Grassland, Poplar Creek Forest Preserve, and Schaumburg Road Grassland. The project will also work with the Preserves’ Volunteer Resources staff and existing stewards to recruit and train new volunteers and bird monitors. These efforts will develop advocates for the Preserves, while increasing the quality and sustainability of regional grasslands which provide valuable bird habitat. Funding will be expended over the course of a three (3) year period, at no cost to the Preserves. Contract period: 1/17/2017 - 7/14/2019 Fiscal Impact: None Account(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief AttoapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-0016 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago IllinoisPartnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago Illinois. Reason: Friends of the Forest Preserves has obtained a grant from the Bobolink Foundation in the amount of $199,653.00 to be used to field a six member Northwest Conservation Corps program. The program will engage a Crew Manager, an Assistant Crew Manager, and four (4) participants (thirty (30) hours per week) in hands-on ecological restoration activities centered on chainsaw operation, herbicide application, prescribed fire, native seed collection, and invasive species removal. Ecological restoration will be conducted in partnership with the Preserves, the Lake County Forest Preserves, Citizens for Conservation, and Audubon Great Lakes to advance joint goals in support of volunteer stewardship projects and invasive species management in the region. In the Preserves the crew will work at Spring Creek Preserve, Poplar Creek Preserve, and Schaumburg RoaapprovePass Action details Video Video
17-0024 1 The Nature Conservancy, Chicago, IllinoisPartnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with The Nature Conservancy, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: The Nature Conservancy has obtained a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through the Sustain Our Great Lakes Grant Program and wishes to contribute approximately $50,000 to the Preserves to support ecological restoration activities at Powderhorn Prairie and Marsh Nature Preserve. Work performed will consist of 40 acres of herbaceous invasive species control, and selective shrub removal and thinning across the site. The Preserves desire to grant The Nature Conservancy access to the property in order to complete the project, which will be conducted at no cost to the Preserves. Contract period: 1/17/2017 - 10/31/2018 Fiscal Impact: None Account(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 4approvePass Action details Video Video
17-0020 1 Procurements and Disbursements Report 11/1/2016 - 11/30/2016ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurements and Disbursements Report Report Period: 11/1/2016 - 11/30/2016 Summary: Submitting the Procurements and Disbursements Report for the period of November 2016. This report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section1-8-2(BB) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s Code of Ordinances.receive and filedPass Action details Video Video
17-0018 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Events & Activities Calendar - 1/17/2017 - 2/8/2017Miscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Conservation & Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Events & Activities Calendar - 1/17/2017 - 2/8/2017 WINTER SNOW FUN (with appropriate snow conditions) Saturday, 12/17 - Monday, 3/6; Open daily, 9 am - 4 pm. Cross-Country Ski Trails Open at Sagawau Nordic Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont Trails will be opened and groomed as snow conditions permit, and could include a late start or early finish. Watch our Facebook page and call 630-257-2045 for the most up-to-date trail conditions. Cross Country Ski rentals and lessons are also available. Snowshoe Lending, All Nature Centers Snowshoes are available when snow is 4" or greater. Equipment is limited and is loaned with no charge on a first come, first served basis. Driver’s license required. Sledding We offer five sledding hills with lighting, open 10 am - 9 pm Every Day Dan Ryan Woods - Chicago • Caldwell Woods - Chicago • Deer Grove #5 - Palatine • Westchester Woods -Westchester • Swallow Cliff - Palos Park (open wreceive and filedPass Action details Video Video
17-0034 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 Tuesday, 12/13/2016 .approvePass Action details Not available
17-0041 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 Tuesday, 12/13/2016 .approvePass Action details Not available
17-0026 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -12/13/2016 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2017 to Present: $0.00 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $1,250.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2017 to Present: $0.00 Legal Fees for 12/13/2016 to Be Approved: $159,498.48approvePass Action details Not available
17-0027 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -1/17/2017Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -1/17/2017 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2017 to present: $0.00 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $64,249.57approvePass Action details Not available
17-0001 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Resource Management Action: Disbursement approval Payee: Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Youth employment programs Fiscal Impact: $200,000.00 Accounts: 09-6758 Intern Programs Contract Number(s): 13-31-118 District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps and Career Immersion programs provide paid internship experiences for youth with a focus on education, conservation awareness, and hands-on ecological restoration. This program was initially approved by the Board on 2/18/2014, and was renewed for an additional year on 12/13/2016.approvePass Action details Not available
17-0010 1 Path Construction Company, Inc., Arlington Heights, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: Path Construction Company, Inc., Arlington Heights, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $177,774.30 Accounts: Building Account, 25-6710 Contract Number(s): 13-80-01-G7R3 District(s): 15 Summary: Rolling Knolls Welcome CenterapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0011 1 Path Construction Company, Inc., Arlington Heights, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: Path Construction Company, Inc., Arlington Heights, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $162,590.36 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
17-0023 1 Speedy Gonzalez Landscaping, Inc., Chicago, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: Speedy Gonzalez Landscaping, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $159,483.64 Accounts: Site Amenities, 55-6770 Contract Number(s): 16-80-22 District(s): 4 and 11 Summary: Pavement repairs, lighting and landscape improvements at Dan Ryan WoodsapprovePass Action details Not available
17-0019 1  ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 11/1/2016 - 11/30/2016 Summary: Detailed Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense for November 2016.receive and filedPass Action details Not available