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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/11/2018 11:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
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18-0503 1 CREDENTIALS CERTIFICATION FOR FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY DELEGATES TO THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF PARK DISTRICTSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CREDENTIALS CERTIFICATION FOR FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY DELEGATES TO THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF PARK DISTRICTS WHEREAS, the Illinois Association of Park Districts (“IAPD”) is a nonprofit service, research and education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies; and WHEREAS, the IAPD advances these agencies, their citizen board members and professional staff in their ability to provide outstanding park and recreation opportunities, preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois; and WHEREAS, the mission of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) is 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   Not available Video Video
18-0390 1 TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR MIDLOTHIAN MEADOWSOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR MIDLOTHIAN MEADOWS AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 15, Township 36 North, Range 13, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Midlothian Meadows in District 5. 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 of the education, pleasure,   Not available Video Video
18-0391 1 The Catholic Bishop of Chicago, an Illinois Corporation SoleSale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): The Catholic Bishop of Chicago, an Illinois Corporation Sole Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: Saint Roch Friary, 4700 159th Street, Oak Forest, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): PIN: 28-15-304-005-0000 Legal description: Commencing at a point 990 feet East of the Southwest corner of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 15, Township 36 North, Range 13 East of the Third Principal Meridian; Thence East along the South Line of said Section 330 feet; thence North parallel with the West Line of said Section 330 feet; thence West parallel with the South Line of Said Section 330 feet; thence South 330 feet to the place of commencement, in Cook County, Illinois, excepting therefrom the South 50 feet (except that part previously dedicated or then used for roadway) of the East 330 feet of the West 1320 feet of the South 330 feet of said Southwest 1/4, as condemned by the Department of Public Works of the Stat   Not available Video Video
18-0515 1 Alan M. Bell, Maria Pesqueira, and Shelley Spencer, Members, Conservation and Policy CouncilAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Alan M. Bell, Maria Pesqueira, and Shelley Spencer Position: New Conservation and Policy Council members. The Conservation and Policy Council advises the President, Board of Commissioners and General Superintendent on specific steps to implement the Next Century Conservation Plan, the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s ambitious long-range plan to restore our forest preserves to ecological health and ensure that all the residents of Cook County are welcome at the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Department/Board/Commission: Conservation and Policy Council Effective date: 1/1/2019 Expiration date: This appointment will remain in effect until 12/31/2021. Summary: Alan M. Bell is a partner at the law firm of Charity & Associates, P.C., focusing on municipal finance and real estate finance. He is also the founder and president of The Elements Group, which focuses on nature-oriented development projects. Maria Pesqueira is President of the Healthy Communities Foundation, and has served for 15 years as President & CEO to Mujeres Latinas en A   Not available Video Video
18-0500 1 Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Recreational Trails Program (“RTP”)Previously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENT Department: Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County to increase match funds, to utilize additional accounts, and to clarify contract end date with respect to an Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Recreational Trails Program grant. The authorization to apply for grant and, if awarded, to enter into a grant agreement, was originally approved by the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners on 4/11/2017. Original Text of Item: PROPOSED GRANT APPLICATION AUTHORIZATION REQUEST Department: Planning and Development Grantee: The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Recreational Trails Program (“RTP”) Request: Authorization to apply for grant Purpose: Authorization to apply for grant funds and match funds if awarded for the repair of an underpass at 119th and LaGrange Road in Palos Park, IL. Grant Amount: $200,000.00 Grant Period: Two (2) years from entering int   Not available Video Video
18-0507 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 Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Forest Preserve Experience Program Original Contract Period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Not to exceed $100,000.00 per year, or $500,000.00 over the five (5) year term Original Approval: 11/14/2017, Not to exceed $100,000.00 per year, or $500,000.00 over the five (5) year term Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: Additional $100,000.00 in annual contract authority. This would increase the overall total authority to an amount not to exceed $200,000.00 per year, or $1,000,000.00 over the five (5) year term. Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2018 $200,000.00, FY 2019 $200,000.00, FY 2020 $200,000.00, FY 2021 $200,000.00, FY 2022 $200,000.00 Accounts: Intern Programs 51009.521525, 51058.521525; Habitat E   Not available Not available
18-0405 1 2019 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement PlanReportREPORT Department: Planning & Development Request: Receive and File Report Title: 2019 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan Report Period: Five (5) Years, 2019-2023 Summary: This report is an update of capital improvement projects and funding needs for the next five (5) years (2019-2023). Capital improvement needs were identified by Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) staff, partner organizations and members of the public. The draft can be downloaded from the Forest Preserves’ website at www.fpdcc.com/cip Additional requests and comments can also be submitted on that web page or on the Forest Preserves’ Facebook page. A final report will be issued at the January 2019 board meeting.   Not available Not available
18-0514 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report Period: 10/1/2018 - 10/31/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Period: 10/1/2018 - 10/31/2018 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of October 2018. The report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2 (BB) of the District’s Code of Ordinances.   Not available Not available
18-0512 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 12/11/2018 - 1/22/2019Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 12/11/2018 - 1/22/2019 When it Snows! Sagawau Nordic, Lemont Cross-country skiing is a fun way to stay active during winter. Starting December 15th, as soon as conditions are skiable (frozen ground and 5” snow). Sagawau Nordic in Lemont is open daily from 9am-4pm. Trails will be open and groomed as snow conditions permit and could include a late start or an early finish. Watch our Facebook page and call 630-257-2045 for the most up-to-date trail conditions. Snowshoes are available at all our 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 serve basis. Driver’s license required. Follow us on Facebook to learn about pop-up Snowshoe programs when conditions allow. Sledding Hills offer winter fun day and night! Sledding hills are open when the ground is frozen and covered with a minimum of three inches of snow. Dan Ryan, Caldwell Woods, Swallow   Not available Video Video
18-0532 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -11/13/2018Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -11/13/2018 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: $314,492,23 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $3,434.86 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2018 to Present: $678,759.93 Legal Fees for 11/13/2018 to Be Approved: $84,103.04   Not available Video Video
18-0536 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -12/11/2018Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -12/11/2018 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: $294,573.12 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $47,531.60   Not available Video Video
18-0508 1 Kee Construction, Chicago, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: Kee Construction, Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $299,772.09 Accounts: Recreational Landscape: 51025.560055, 51026.560055, 51054.560055, 51055.560055, 51056.560055, 51057.560055, 51058.560055; future account 51059.560055 and Grant Accounts 51010.560055, 51010.560060 Contract Number(s): Project # 17-80-10C1 District(s): 4, 11 Summary: Dan Ryan Woods Site Improvements and Nature Play. The work includes, but is not limited to new fitness stairs, nature play elements, treehouse platform, lighting, aqueduct repairs, concrete, landscaping and other related work.   Not available Video Video
18-0516 1  DisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Action: Disbursement Approval Payee: Kee Construction LLC, Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Material needed for Construction Services Fiscal Impact: $93,859.51 Accounts: Recreational Landscape: 51025.560055, 51026.560055, 51054.560055, 51055.560055, 51056.560055, 51057.560055, 51058.560055, future account 51059.560055 and Grant account 51010.560055 Contract Number(s): 17-80-10C1 District(s): 4, 11 Summary: This payment request is for steel for a new treehouse structure at Dan Ryan Woods. The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) is seeking authority to pay Kee Construction for stored materials that have already been fabricated and are awaiting shipment and installation. Payment would be released upon delivery and acceptance of treehouse steel to the job site at Dan Ryan Woods. Delivery is anticipated the second week of December. This request is made in advance so that payment may be made to the contractor and subcontractor by year end.   Not available Not available
18-0513 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 10/31/2018ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expense Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 10/31/2018 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis Revenue and Expense Report for October 2018.   Not available Video Video