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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/13/2018 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: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: To comment on item on this agenda, click here, Consent Calendar 3-13-2018.pdf, Public Comments from FPD Board Meeting - 3.13.18.pdf
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18-0181 1 HONORING THE LIFE OF COMMISSIONER MARY MIX MCDONALDConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF COMMISSIONER MARY MIX MCDONALD WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Mary Mix McDonald from our midst; and WHEREAS, Mary Mix McDonald led a rich and full life dedicated to her family and public service; and WHEREAS, Mary Mix McDonald was the first Republican woman elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners and served from 1974 to 1994; and WHEREAS, Mary Mix McDonald was from Lincolnwood, representing suburban Cook County at a time when Commissioners served at large; and WHEREAS, Mary Mix McDonald left a lasting legacy championing healthcare for low-income suburban women; pushing for a new Cook County Hospital; urging changes to Cook County Jail; and supporting the Chicago Botanic Garden and Brookfield Zoo; and WHEREAS, during her tenure Mary Mix McDonald served as the Chair of the Botanic Garden Committee and helped raise money and support for the Garden to annex a 100-acre oak woodland, later named in her honor; and WHEREAS, Mary Mix McDonald was known for her problem-solving skills and her ability to work wiapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0136 1 RECOGNIZING THE FIRST U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL LEED PLATINUM-CERTIFICATION FOR THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY ROLLING KNOLLS PAVILIONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE FIRST U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL LEED PLATINUM-CERTIFICATION FOR THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY ROLLING KNOLLS PAVILION WHEREAS, on November 16, 2017, the U.S. Green Building Council certified the Forest Preserves’ Rolling Knolls Pavilion as LEED Platinum, the Council’s highest designation. The Rolling Knolls Pavilion, located near Elgin, Illinois, provides year-round amenities for Forest Preserve visitors, including an 18-hole disc golf course and walking trails; and WHEREAS, LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and awards Platinum certification to those projects that meet exceptional sustainable design standards; and WHEREAS, the Rolling Knolls Pavilion was partially funded with generous support from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, whose mission is to improve energy efficiency, advance development and use of renewable energy resources, and protect natural areas and wildlife habitat in communities across Illinois; and WapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0165 1 RECOGNIZING FRIENDS OF THE CHICAGO RIVER FOR DECADES OF SERVICE AND ADVOCACY TO THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING FRIENDS OF THE CHICAGO RIVER FOR DECADES OF SERVICE AND ADVOCACY TO THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, Friends of the Chicago River is a non-profit organization established in 1979 for the purpose of advocating for and improving the health of the Chicago River system; and WHEREAS, Friends of the Chicago River’s mission calls for policy initiatives geared towards improving water quality, on-the-ground projects for the improvement and preservation of quality habitat, and education and outreach programs that inform and inspire support for the Chicago River as a catalyst for community revitalization; and WHEREAS, Friends of the Chicago River has successfully raised resources that support exciting and meaningful projects that have directly benefitted the plants, animals, and people of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”); and WHEREAS, Friends of the Chicago River has committed these resources toward important ecological restoration activities that improve the health of the Chicago River and approvePass Action details Not available
18-0166 1 Walking Green: Developing an Evidence-base for Nature Prescriptions in the Forest Preserve District of Cook CountyReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Request: Receive and File Report Title: Walking Green: Developing an Evidence-base for Nature Prescriptions in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Report Period: July 2015 - January 2018 Summary: Dr. Teresa Horton, Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University, was the principal investigator for the study “Walking Green: Developing an Evidence-base for Nature Prescriptions.” The study was partially funded by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) and compares the health effects of walking in the Forest Preserves property as compared to walking on a suburban sidewalk. The purpose of the study was to gather data essential for the development of nature prescriptions, which can be recommended by doctors to patients to encourage them to get outdoors, connect to nature, enjoy, and support the Forest Preserves. The study demonstrates that the benefits of exercising in nature exceed those of an equivalent amount of exercise in other conditions, such as walking on receive and filedPass Action details Video Video
18-0161 1 Bicycle Rental FeesOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FOREST PRESERVE FEE SCHEDULE 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 of Ordinances is hereby amended as Follows: 7-1-1: FEE SCHEDULE *** Bicycle Rental Fees Adult Bicycle: Hourly Rate - $7.00 - All Day Rate - $28.00 Half-Hour Rate: $2.50 For special events, additional bicycle types or amenities may be offered for cost not to exceed $25 per half-hour, $35 per hour or $40 per day. Tag-a-long Bicycle (attached to adult bicycles): Hourly Rate - $5.00 - All Day Rate - $10.00 Bicycle Wagon (attached to adult bicycle): Hourly Rate - $10.00 - All Day Rate - $20.00 Baby Seats (attached to adult bicycles) Hourly Rate - $5.00 - All Day Rate - $10.00 Tandem Bicycle: Hourly Rate - $15.00 - Four-hour Rate - $30.00 - All Day Rate - $40.00 Cruiser Bicycle: Hourly Rate - $7.00 - All Day Rate - $28.00 Comfort Bicycle: Hourly Rate - $10.00 - All Day Rate - $30.00 Small Quadricycle Bicycle: Half-Hour Rate - $15.00 - HoureferPass Action details Video Video
18-0162 1 Bike and Roll Inc., Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentREQUEST APPROVAL TO AMEND AND EXERCISE CONTRACT RENEWAL OPTION Department(s): Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Bike and Roll Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and amend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Bicycle rental Original Contract Period: 5/19/2015 - 5/18/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 5/19/2018 - 5/18/2019 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A Original Approval: 5/19/2015 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: $17,000.00 + 10% of gross sales (Revenue Generating) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 14-40-409 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves would like to exercise the first of two (2) one-year extension options to allow Bike and Roll Inc. to continue providing bicycle rental services at various Forest Preserves locations on a seasonal basis. approvePass Action details Video Video
17-0351 1 City of Blue Island, IllinoisIntergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Planning & Development Other Part(ies): City of Blue Island, Illinois Request: Authorization to amend an existing Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to modify certain provisions relating to ownership of a pedestrian bridge Goods or Services: Agreement to share costs of construction and engineering for approximately one-mile of the Cal Sag Trail including a pedestrian bridge over the Little Calumet River connecting property owned or leased by Blue Island to Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) property Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: N/A Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: N/A District(s): 5 Summary: The original IGA executed by the parties in December of 2016 provided for transfer of ownership of a pedestrian bridge over the Little Calumet River to the Forest Preserves after construction. The north and west terminus of the bridge will be constructed on and over property owned by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (“approvePass Action details Video Video
18-0156 1 A.L.L. Masonry Construction Co. Inc., Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning & Development Vendor: A.L.L. Masonry Construction Co. Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to extend a previously executed contract Good(s) or Service(s): Construction services to remove and replace roofs at Chick Evans Golf Course Concession Building in Morton Grove and at Edgebrook Golf Course Garage in Chicago. Original Contract Period: One hundred fifty (150) days (9/6/2017 - 2/4/2018); Administrative Extension: Sixty (60) days (2/5/2018 - 4/5/2018) Proposed Contract Period Extension: Ninety (90) days (4/6/2018 - 7/4/2018) Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $292,316.65 Original Approval: 7/20/2017, $281,839.00 Previous Increase(s): Administrative Increase: 1/30/2018, $10,477.65 This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 17-80-13R Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vendor has met the MinapprovePass Action details Video Video
18-0158 1 Tropical Sno, Elmhurst, IllinoisAgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Vendor: Tropical Sno, Elmhurst, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an agreement and exercise option Reason: The Forest Preserves issued a Request for Proposals to provide food, beverage and retail sales at Cummings Square in River Forest. Tropical Sno was the sole bidder. This three (3) year agreement with one (1) optional two-year extension will provide Tropical Sno with the ability to sell shaved ice and other minor retail concessions at the Forest Preserves’ Cummings Square concession facility on a seasonal basis (May through October). Tropical Sno has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves $2,350.00 in year one. This fee increases by $50.00 per year thereafter. Tropical Sno will additionally provide a percentage of sales indicated below. The Forest Preserves expects to receive $8,000.00 during the initial term of this agreement. The two-year extension option may be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent or a designee. Tropical Sno was the vendor at tapprovePass Action details Video Video
18-0159 1 Village of La Grange Park, La Grange Park, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Resource Management Other Part(ies): Village of La Grange Park, La Grange Park, Illinois Request: Authorization to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement Goods or Services: Maintenance of a buffer zone between Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) property and residential homes at the southern edge of La Grange Park Woods in the Village of La Grange Park, Illinois. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Date of execution - 1/23/2023, with additional automatic one (1) year renewal terms unless otherwise terminated Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: N/A District(s): 17 Summary: The proposed Intergovernmental Agreement would grant the Village of La Grange Park (“La Grange”) limited access to the Forest Preserves’ property for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a vegetative buffer between the Forest Preserves and residential homes at the southern edge of La Grange Park Woods between Brainard Avenue and Spring Avenue. The proposed buffer would be a maximuapprovePass Action details Video Video
18-0163 1 Hey & Associates, Volo, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Resource Management Vendor: Hey & Associates, Volo, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Hydrologic restoration planning at Powderhorn Lake Original Contract Period: 4/11/2017 - 5/31/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 6/1/2018 - 9/30/2018 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $84,907.00 Original Approval: 4/11/2017, $84,907.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452, Potential Grant Match and Work Fund 51009.521440, Grant Accounts: 51010.29982, 51010.22522 Contract Number(s): 17-31-105 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 4 Summary: Contract #17-31-105 is a Request for Proposals for professional engineering services to study, define, and propose practices to mitigate non-point source pollution (i.e., storm water runoff) at the PowdeapprovePass Action details Video Video
18-0164 1 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater ChicagoLicense AmendmentPROPOSED LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to renew a License to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (“MWRD”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a temporary pump station and above grade pipes on Forest Preserves land in Miller Meadow along First Avenue to bypass the existing Salt Creek intercepting sewer (the “Facilities”). The Forest Preserves granted License 1722-2 to MWRD for the Facilities for a two (2) year term which expired on 3/1/2018. Due to weather conditions MWRD requests a one-year extension to complete the work and restoration of the impacted areas. The total one-time upfront License Fee of $6,829.97 for a one-year term is waived according to the Memorandum of Understanding approved on 5/11/2017 between the Forest Preserves and MWRD to cooperate in the mutual waiver of permit, license, and other fees for beneficial public works projects. Term: One (1) year, retroactive to 3/2/2018 License Fee: $6,149.97 - waived per MreferPass Action details Video Video
18-0167 1 Village of Schaumburg, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Schaumburg, Illinois Request: Authority to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Village of Schaumburg (“Schaumburg”) for construction and maintenance of approximately 800 linear feet of paved trail in the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve from Central Road to the existing Paul Douglas Bicycle Trail. Goods or Services: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) operates and maintains the Paul Douglas Bicycle Trail in Northwestern Cook County. The project will connect residents and businesses south of Central Road and the I-90 Tollway with the Paul Douglas Trail with a new trail connection and bridge over Central Road adjacent to Roselle Road. A trail spur will extend from the north side of Central Road onto Forest Preserve land to connect to the Paul Douglas bicycle trail. Schaumburg will be responsible for design and construction and future maintenance costs associated with the project. There is no cost to the Forest approvePass Action details Video Video
18-0170 1 TERRA Engineering, Ltd., Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: TERRA Engineering, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Phase 1 Engineering Services to complete preliminary design for the Des Plaines River trail to cross the Union Pacific Railroad north of Golf Road. Contract Value: $149,724.88 Contract period: 3/13/2018 - 9 /13/2019 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $100,000.00, FY 2019 $49,724.88 Accounts: General Consulting Services Account: 51025.520860, 51026.520860, 51054.520860, 51055.520860, 51056.520860, 51057.520860, 51058.520860 and 51009.520860, and Grant Account: 51010.520860. Contract Number(s): 74000002862 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): 9 Summary: The contract #74000002862 issued under specification #17-80-31 includes professional serapprovePass Action details Video Video
18-0172 1 Black Dog Corporation, Westchester, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Vendor: Black Dog Corporation, Westchester, Illinois Request: On 4/12/2017, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved contract #1684-15558 with Black Dog Corporation, for the supply of unleaded and diesel fuel. The contract was approved for 5/1/2017 to 4/30/2019, with two (2) one-year optional renewals. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County requests authorization to utilize and piggyback off the Cook County contract with Black Dog Corporation. Good(s) or Service(s): Supply and delivery of unleaded and diesel fuel for the Forest Preserves Contract Value: $1,200,000.00 Contract period: 4/1/2018 - 4/30/2019 with two (2) one-year optional renewals Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $800,000.00, FY 2019 $400,000.00 Accounts: Automotive, Operation, and Maintenance 51001.540250 Contract Number(s): 1684-15558 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item The Vendor has met the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Ordinance ProapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0174 1 Procurements and Disbursements Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 1/31/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurements and Disbursements Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 1/31/2018 Summary: Submitting the Procurements and Disbursements Report for the period of January 2018. The Report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2 (BB) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s Code of Ordinancesreceive and filedPass Action details Video Video
18-0179 1 Resident Watchman Annual Report 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017ReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Report Title: Resident Watchman Annual Report Report Period: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017 Summary: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) shall place on the agenda of the March meeting of the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners an Annual Report listing the names of employees occupying Forest Preserves’ homes for part or all of the fiscal year, as well as their job titles and salaries.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
18-0175 1 Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Calendar - 3/14/2018 - 4/24/2018Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Calendar - 3/14/2018 - 4/24/2018 Below are some highlighted events occurring throughout the Forest Preserves this Spring. A full list of events is featured in a re-designed seasonal brochure. The spring 2018 edition is a more comprehensive guide to the Forest Preserves compared to the previous brochures which primarily featured activities and events. The updated guide now offers nature interpretation, season features and other educational information about conservation and more. For the first time, the seasonal guide offers advertising opportunities as a way to expand audiences and generate revenues to offset printing and production costs. In addition to ad revenues generated in the guide, the partnership with Performance Media, the vendor and a woman-owned business, also provides complimentary advertising benefits to the Forest Preserves in various other publications. This season, the Forest Preserves was featured ireceive and filedPass Action details Video Video
18-0185 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 2/8/2018 .approvePass Action details Not available
18-0180 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -2/6/2018Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -2/6/2018 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2018 to Present: $83,356.24 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $53,626.40 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2018 to Present: $116,034.09 Legal Fees for 2/6/2018 to Be Approved: $35,061.38approvePass Action details Not available
18-0186 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -03/13/2018Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -03/13/2018 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2018 to present: $40,778.50 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $21,000.00approvePass Action details Not available
18-0169 1 Matthew Paving, Inc., Oak Lawn, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Planning & Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to enter into a construction contract with Matthew Paving, Inc. primary place of business Oak Lawn, Illinois for parking lot repairs at Saganashkee Slough Boat Launch in Willow Springs Reason: The contract #74000002862 issues under specification #18-80-07 Saganashkee Slough Boat Launch Parking Lot Improvements. The work includes, but is not limited to, asphalt pavement removal and replacement, boat ramp repairs and other related work as specified in the plans & specifications. This popular location was recently approved for a new canoe & kayak rental concession. Bid Opening Date: 2/16/2018 Bid Results: Firm Total Bid 1. Matthew Paving, Inc. $204,455.10 2. M & J Asphalt Paving $207,807.80 3. Chicagoland Paving $233,775.85 4. Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc. $287,106.00 5. Path Construction Co. $337,375.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $204,455.10 Contract Period: One hundred anapprovePass Action details Not available
18-0178 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 1/31/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 1/31/2018 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis Revenue and Expense Report for January 2018approvePass Action details Not available