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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/13/2018 11:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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Attachments: To comment on an item at this meeting, click here., FPD Consent Agenda 11.13.18.pdf, errata 11.13.18.pdf
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18-0447 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COMMISSIONER RICHARD R. BOYKIN WHEREAS, Commissioner Richard R. Boykin will vacate his seat on the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners on November 30, 2018 after four years of public service to the residents and visitors of Cook County as a Forest Preserve District of Cook County Commissioner; and WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future;” and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves District of Cook County has an over one-hundred-year history, currently spans almost seventy thousand acres, shares over sixty million visits annually, and contributes immeasurably to the quality of life of residents of Cook County and scientific research and conservation, includin   Not available Not available
18-0450 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COMMISSIONER JERRY BUTLER WHEREAS, Commissioner Jerry Butler, began his career, in 1985 as a Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioner and will complete his tenure after thirty-three years of service, on November 30, 2018; and WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future;” and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves District of Cook County has an over one hundred-year history, currently spans almost seventy thousand acres, shares over sixty million visits annually, and contributes immeasurably to the quality of life of residents of Cook County and scientific research and conservation, including public-private partnerships with the Brookfield Zoo and Chicago Botanic Garde   Not available Not available
18-0446 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COMMISSIONER JOHN A. FRITCHEY WHEREAS, Commissioner John A. Fritchey will vacate his seat on the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners on November 30, 2018 after eight exemplary years of public service to the residents and visitors of Cook County; and WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future;” and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves District of Cook County has an over one-hundred year history, currently spans almost seventy thousand acres, shares over sixty million visits annually, and contributes immeasurably to the quality of life of residents of Cook County and scientific research and conservation, including public-private partnerships with the Brookfield   Not available Not available
18-0462 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COMMISSIONER JESÚS G. “CHUY” GARCÍA WHEREAS, Commissioner Jesús G. "Chuy" García has served as a Commissioner on the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners since 2010 and after eight years of public service in that role to the residents and visitors of Cook County and its forest preserves, he will continue public service in the United States House of Representatives; and WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future;” and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves District of Cook County has an over one-hundred-year history, currently spans almost seventy thousand acres, shares over sixty million visits annually, and contributes immeasurably to the quality of life of res   Not available Not available
18-0449 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COMMISSIONER GREGG GOSLIN WHEREAS, Commissioner Gregg Goslin, began his career on November 3, 1998 as a member of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners and served the Forest Preserves of Cook County with distinction for 20 years; and WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future;” and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves District of Cook County has an over one-hundred-year history, currently spans almost seventy thousand acres, shares over sixty million visits annually, and contributes immeasurably to the quality of life of residents of Cook County and scientific research and conservation, including public-private partnerships with the Brookfield Zoo and Chi   Not available Not available
18-0448 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COMMISSIONER EDWARD M. MOODY WHEREAS, Commissioner Edward M. Moody will vacate his seat on the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners after two years of public service for the residents and the visitors of Cook County as a Forest Preserve District of Cook County Commissioner; and WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future;” and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves District of Cook County has an over one-hundred-year history, currently spans almost seventy thousand acres, shares over sixty million visits annually, and contributes immeasurably to the quality of life of residents of Cook County and scientific research and conservation, including public-private part   Not available Not available
18-0463 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING COMMISSIONER TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER WHEREAS, Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider, began his career in 2006 as a member of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners; and WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space with its natural wonders, significant prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, streams, and other landscapes with all of its associated wildlife, in a natural state for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public now and in the future;” and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves District of Cook County has an over one hundred-year history, currently spans almost seventy thousand acres, shares over sixty million visits annually, and contributes immeasurably to the quality of life of residents of Cook County and scientific research and conservation, including public-private partnerships with the Brookfield Zoo and Chicago Botanic Garden; and WHEREAS, he received his bachelors’ degree    Not available Not available
18-0433 1 HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF LEE A. STEPHENSONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF LEE A. STEPHENSON WHEREAS, Lee A. Stephenson retired on September 30, 2018 from the Forest Preserves of Cook County after serving eight (8) years as the Director of the Landscape Maintenance Department; and WHEREAS, Lee A. Stephenson provided forty-nine (49) years of public service in the Parks and Recreation field as Operations Supervisor for the Chicago Park District, Deputy Director of Recreation for the Detroit Park District and Director of Landscape Maintenance for the Forest Preserves of Cook County; and WHEREAS, he played an integral role in the development and implementation of policies, new programs and initiatives which helped restructure the Forest Preserves Landscape Maintenance Department through its transitional period; and WHEREAS, Lee A. Stephenson, as Director, recognized hundreds of dedicated employees from the Landscape Maintenance Department through his annual Employee Appreciation Picnic which promoted the value of hard work and dedication to the Forest Preserves of Cook County; and WHEREAS, he acti   Not available Not available
18-0441 1 RECOGNIZING SERGEANT PATRICK C. HAYES OF THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR HIS BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO THE CITIZENS OF COOK COUNTYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING SERGEANT PATRICK C. HAYES OF THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY, DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR HIS BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO THE CITIZENS OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Department of Law Enforcement continues to accomplish its mission to serve and protect the residents of Cook County and visitors of the Forest Preserves’ attractions and properties; and WHEREAS, the sworn law enforcement officers of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Department of Law Enforcement have received hours of training to enforce ordinances and laws of the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the State of Illinois, as well as to save the lives of citizens in distress; and WHEREAS, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Sergeant Patrick C. Hayes of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Department of Law Enforcement displayed exemplary service, while inside a restaurant in Orland Park, Illinois; and WHEREAS, Sergeant Patrick C. Hayes, observed a woman collapse behind the counter, then immediately resorted to his police training and his   Not available Not available
18-0395 1 2019 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATES AND LOCATIONSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION 2019 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATES AND LOCATIONS WHEREAS, in accordance with Title 1, Chapter 5, Section 4-1(a) of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners shall hold regular meetings pursuant to an annual calendar adopted by resolution of the Board; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 2.03 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 (the “Board”): 1. That the Board shall hold its regular meetings of the Board on the following dates during 2019, the time for holding the specified meetings is 10:00 a.m., local time: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Tues   Not available Not available
18-0430 1  OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR BLUFF SPRINGS FEN AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 19, Township 41 North, Range 9, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Bluff Springs Fen Nature Preserve in District 15. WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (the “District”), pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, lands necessary and desirable for District purposes containing one or more natural forests or parts thereof, or lands connecting such forests or parts thereof, or lands capable of being reforested for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauties within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and to restore, restock, protect, and preserve the natural forests and said lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the purpose    Not available Not available
18-0431 1 770 Hammond Avenue, Elgin, Cook County, IllinoisSale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Owners of Record Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 770 Hammond Avenue, Elgin, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): PIN: 06-19-321-006-0000 Legal Description: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 41 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT 7.90 CHAINS (521.40”) EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 19; THENCE EAST ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 10.44 CHAINS (689.04’); THENCE NORTH 12.75 DEGREES WEST 4 CHAINS AND 9 ½ LINKS (270.27’) TO A POINT 4 CHAINS (264.00’) DUE NORTH OF THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION; THENCE WEST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION, 9 CHAINS AND 56 LINKS (630.96’) TO A POINT 4 CHAINS (264.00’) DUE NORTH OF THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 4 CHAINS (264.00’) TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Fiscal Impact: $220,000.0   Not available Not available
18-0439 1 PayNet, Inc., Skokie, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: PayNet, Inc., Skokie, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Parking Original Contract Period: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A Original Approval: 6/7/2016 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: $11,916.00 (Revenue Generating) over three (3) years (based on five (5) vehicles per year). Accounts: Harms Woods PayNet, LLC 51001.411316 Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 9 Summary: The Forest Preserves owns real property with improvements known as Harms Woods parking lot (“Parking Lot”) in Skokie, Illinois. The Parking Lot currently has approximately seventy-five (75) marked spaces available for parking and open to the public. PayNet, Inc. (“Pay   Not available Not available
18-0442 1 Equal Opportunity and Access, LLC, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Office of the General Superintendent Vendor: Equal Opportunity and Access, LLC, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase a contract Good(s) or Service(s): ADA compliance Original Contract Period: 6/17/2016 - 6/16/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 8/16/2018, retroactive - 8/15/2019 Previous Board Increase(s) or Extension(s): Administrative Extension 6/15/2017 (6/16/2017 - 8/15/2017); Board Approved 7/20/2017 (8/16/2017 - 8/15/2018) Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $93,700.00 Original Approval: 6/17/2016, $49,700.00 Previous Increase(s): 7/20/2017, $44,000.00 This Increase Requested: $40,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018-2019, $40,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520835 Contract Number(s): PO 74000003721 issued under RFP specifications 15-10-103 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): District   Not available Not available
18-0438 1 Procurement and Disbursement Report Period: 9/1/2018 - 9/30/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursement Report Period: 9/1/2018 - 9/30/2018 Summary: Submitting the Procurements and Disbursements Report for the period of September 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 Ordinance.   Not available Not available
18-0434 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 11/14/2018 to 12/11/2018Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 11/14/2018 to 12/11/2018 Every Day, 11/3 - 1/31 (All Day) Chicago Wolves Skating Rink, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield Glide through the holidays at the new Chicago Wolves Skating Rink at Brookfield Zoo! Skaters are welcome to bring their own skates, or rent skates on site. Friday, 11/16; 5pm - 8pm Stars, Stories, and S’mores, Caldwell Woods, Chicago Join us for a family-friendly evening in the Forest Preserves. There will be a cozy fire, s’mores, storytelling, astronomy, night hikes, and natural material building. Saturday, 11/17; 12pm - 2:30pm Archery 101, Swallow Cliff Woods North, Chicago Attend this session to learn all things archery: history, bow parts, and proper technique. Ages 10 and up. Equipment provided. Saturday, 11/17; 1pm National Take a Hike Day, Rubio Woods, Chicago Clear your mind and get some exercise by taking a hike to enjoy the natural beauty around you. . Saturday, 11/17; 7pm - 8   Not available Not available
18-0443 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -10/16/2018Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -10/16/2018 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: $279,492.23 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $35,000.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2018 to Present: $602,350.46 Legal Fees for 10/16/2018 to Be Approved: $76,409.47   Not available Not available
18-0435 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 9/30/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 9/30/2018 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for September 2018.   Not available Not available
18-0457 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 October 16, 2018.   Not available Not available
18-0408 1 AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE FROM THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY TO THE COUNTY OF COOKResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE FROM THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY TO THE COUNTY OF COOK WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, an Illinois Special District (“District”), is the owner of real estate located in Rosemont, Cook County, Illinois, legally described on Exhibit A (“District Real Estate”); and WHEREAS, the County of Cook, a body politic and corporate of the State of Illinois (“County”), is the owner of property adjacent to the District Real Estate; and WHEREAS, the County desires to obtain title to the District Real Estate for the public purpose of improving the land to the extent permitted by law; and WHEREAS, the provisions of Article VII, Section 10 of the 1970 Illinois Constitution and the provisions of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 22/1 et seq. authorize and encourage the intergovernmental cooperation set forth in this Resolution; and WHEREAS, the Local Government Property Transfer Act, 50 ILCS 605/0.01 et seq. provides statutory authority for one municipality to convey title to    Not available Not available
18-0411 1 TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR OAK FOREST HERITAGE PRESERVEOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR OAK FOREST HERITAGE PRESERVE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Fractional Section 22, Township 36 North, Range 13 East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Oak Forest Heritage Preserve in District 5. WHEREAS, The Board of Forest Preserve Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, or devise, lands necessary and desirable for Forest Preserve purposes con­taining one or more natural forests or parts thereof, or lands connecting such forests or parts thereof, or lands capable of being reforested for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauties within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and to restore, restock, protect, and preserve the natural forests and said lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the purpose   Not available Not available
18-0426 1 Morton Grove-Niles Water CommissionLicense RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (“the Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to the Morton Grove-Niles Water Commission, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a 20 inch ductile water transmission main located at the east of West Niles Terrace and the west end of Jarvis Ave., and Oakton Street between North Caldwell Ave. and Natchez Ave. Term: 10 years License Fee: $51,429.75 License Application Fee: $500.00 YELAR Fee: $6,300.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $65,229.75 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: $N/A The area of the License is: .6123 Acre(s) Concurrence(s): Pending review and approval by the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney. Grantee shall have to meet the insurance requirements under the License Agreement. The Forest Preserves staff will review the license application and plans, and consider whether to make a recommendation. District(s): 13   Not available Not available