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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/21/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location:
River Trail Nature Center 3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: 5-21-2019 New Items.pdf, Consent Calendar 5-21-2019.pdf
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19-0220 1 HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF MR. CHARLES SPATAROConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF MR. CHARLES SPATARO WHEREAS, Mr. Charles “Charlie” Spataro will retire from his position as Laborer at River Trail Nature Center after 32 years of service with the Forest Preserves of Cook County on May 31, 2019; and WHEREAS, Mr. Spataro has worked at River Trail Nature Center for 19 of those 32 years; and WHEREAS, Mr. Spataro started his tenure at the Forest Preserves of Cook County in January 1987 at Sand Ridge Nature Center; and WHEREAS, Mr. Spataro has also worked at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, the Salt Creek Landscape Maintenance Division and the Forest Preserves Police Department as a Laborer; and WHEREAS, Mr. Spataro has provided many hours of outdoor fun and enjoyment to Cook County residents by leading the annual hay rides at River Trail Nature Center’s popular Fall Festival; and WHEREAS, Mr. Spataro has been a Watchman at the River Trail Nature Center property; and WHEREAS, Mr. Spataro is a Certified Interpretive Host with the National Association for Interpretation and has trained as a ChainapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0255 1 FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY’S VOLUNTEER STEWARD CRAIG STETTNER, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY’S VOLUNTEER STEWARD CRAIG STETTNER, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Craig Stettner was a tireless advocate for nature, a positive force for conservation in the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), and an exemplary teacher who inspired new and continuing students to become conservation leaders; and WHEREAS, Craig Stettner played an integral role in the Spring Creek stewardship community, a group of devoted volunteers who care for Spring Creek, a 4,000-acre forest preserve located in northwest Cook County that contains grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands; and WHEREAS, Craig Stettner was the site steward at Penny Road Pond Woods and helped to restore the remnant oak woodlands to ecological health for the benefit of countless rare birds, amphibians, and other animals; and WHEREAS, Citizens for Conservation honored him with the William H. Miller Conservation Award in 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contributions toward conservation; and WHEREAS, Craig Stettner’s kindness, enthusiasm, and generous spiapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0261 1 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $8,500,000.00 GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX BONDS OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOISOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $8,500,000.00 GENERAL OBLIGATION LIMITED TAX BONDS OF THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, as follows: Sec. 1. Authority, Purposes and Findings. Sec. 2. Approval of Financing Plan. Sec. 3. Authorization and Terms of 2019 Bonds. Sec. 4. Payment Provisions. Sec. 5. Redemption Provisions. Sec. 6. Sale and Delivery of 2019 Bonds. Sec. 7. Execution and Authentication. Sec. 8. Transfer, Exchange and Registry. Sec. 9. Security for 2019 Bonds. Sec. 10. Form of 2019 Bonds. Sec. 11. Levy and Extension of Taxes for 2019 Bonds. Sec. 12. Debt Service Fund. Sec. 13. Pledge Securing 2019 Bonds. Sec. 14. 2019 Bond Proceeds Fund. Sec. 15. Investment Regulations. Sec. 16. Tax Covenants. Sec. 17. Bank Qualified Designation. Sec. 18. Bond Registrar. Sec. 19. Book-Entry System. Sec. 20. Defeasance and Payment of 2019 Bonds. Sec. 21. OrdireferPass Action details Not available
19-0254 1 Partnering for Birds - A guide to birds of conservation concern, their habitats and best management practices in the Forest Preserves of Cook CountyReportREPORT Department: Resource Management Request: Receive and File Report Title: Partnering for Birds - A guide to birds of conservation concern, their habitats and best management practices in the Forest Preserves of Cook County Report Period: 2018 Summary: This report provides information regarding the distribution of birds of conservation concern observed in the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) across a variety of habitat types and migratory classifications. It also describes projects implemented by staff, volunteers, partners, Conservation Corps participants and contractors that contribute to conserving sustainable bird habitat within the Forest Preserves. The report was produced using data collected by the Bird Conservation Network and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird platform, other birders and bird monitors, researchers, conservation partners, ecologists and volunteer stewards of the Forest Preserves and the broader Chicago region. The document was produced by the Chicago Audubon Society in collaboration with the Freceive and filedPass Action details Not available
19-0259 1 The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award (CAFR)ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award Report Period: Fiscal Year End 2017 Summary: The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and represents a significant accomplishment by a local government. The award is given by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) upon its review of the Forest Preserves’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY 2017. The GFOA has awarded the Forest Preserves of Cook County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for eleven (11) consecutive years. In order to be awarded the certificate, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized CAFR. The report must satisfy both accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and applicable legal requirements.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
19-0260 1 Grants Management Audit of the Forest Preserve District of Cook CountyReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: Law Enforcement Inventory Audit of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Report Period: March 2019 Summary: The purpose of the audit was to evaluate the effectiveness of the internal controls which are in place to ensure the proper recording, tracking, and safeguarding of all inventory under the control of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Law Enforcement Department.referPass Action details Not available
19-0262 1 BCR Automotive Group/Roesch Ford, Bensenville, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Facilities and Fleet Department Vendor: BCR Automotive Group/Roesch Ford, Bensenville, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute a contract with BCR Automotive Group/Roesch Ford, who was awarded a contract by the City of Chicago (contract #32916) through a competitive process, based on prices and terms offered to the City of Chicago for similar equipment. Good(s) or Service(s): Two (2) Ford F550 trucks, four (4) Ford F150 trucks, eight (8) Ford F350 trucks, two (2) Ford Fusions Contract Value: $619,298.00 Contract period: one-time purchase Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $619,298.00 Accounts: Vehicles and Equipment 51057.530170, 51058.530170 Contract Number(s): 74000005868 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The contract specific MWBE goal for this contract was set to zero. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Facilities and Fleet Department received permission fapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0263 1 Currie Commercial Center, Frankfort IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Facilities and Fleet Department Vendor: Currie Commercial Center, Frankfort Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute an agreement with Currie Commercial Center, who has been awarded a contract (#152) by the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative Program, through a competitive process Good(s) or Service(s): Eight (8) Police Utility Interceptor vehicles Contract Value: $364,344.00 Contract period: one-time purchase Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2019 $364,344.00 Accounts: Vehicles and Equipment 51057.530170, 51058.530170 Contract Number(s): 74000005869 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The contract specific MWBE goal for this contract was set to zero. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Facilities and Fleet Department received permission from the Vehicle Steering Committee on April 23, 2019 to decommission eight (8) Forest Preserve police vehicles due to age and condition;approvePass Action details Not available
19-0264 1 Illinois Department of Natural ResourcesGrant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Planning and Development Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Illinois Department of Natural Resources Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: The Forest Preserves has been awarded a $673,900.00 grant through the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to support the development of the Sand Ridge/Shabbona/Green Lake Nature Campus. The project proposes to tie together the site’s many significant natural and cultural amenities including new interpretative elements, wayfinding and signage, and improved connections to trails. As part of the grant application process the IDNR requires execution of various documents by its controlling body demonstrating the Forest Preserves commitment to completion of the project. Grant Amount: $673,900.00 Grant Period: Two (2) years from approval date of grant Fiscal Impact: $673,900.00 (local match over two (2) year grant period) Accounts: Construction and Development; futureapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0214 1 Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (“LCSMC”)Intergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Resource Management Other Part(ies): Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (“LCSMC”) Request: Authorization to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s (the “Forest Preserves”) cooperation in the North Branch Chicago River Watershed-Based Plan Update grant project. Goods or Services: Sharing of stream and detention basin inventory data collected in the North Branch Chicago River Watershed within the Forest Preserves of Cook County for use and incorporation into an update of the North Branch Chicago River Watershed-Based Plan. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Date of execution through 12/31/2020 Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: N/A District(s): Districtwide Summary: The LCSMC recently received a grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to compile data for updating the North Branch Chicago River Watershed-Based Plan, which is scheduled to be completed by 12/31/2020. The Forest Preserves currently owns fifteen (15)approvePass Action details Not available
19-0267 1 University of Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Champaign, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Other Part(ies): University of Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Champaign, Illinois Request: Authorization to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the University of Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (“ISTC”) Goods or Services: Professional services for assisting the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) on the implementation of the Sustainability and Climate Resiliency Plan and the Net Zero GHG Emissions goal. Both the plan and the Net Zero Emissions goal were approved by the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners on Agenda No. 18-0313 and Agenda No. 19-0128, respectively. Agreement Number(s): 74000005871 Agreement Period: Twelve (12) months; with the option for the General Superintendent to renew for up to two (2) one-year renewal periods Fiscal Impact: Not to Exceed $10,000.00 annually, or $30,000.00 over a three (3) year period Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 District(s): DistriapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0257 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 1/1/2019 - 1/31/2019ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 3/1/2019 - 3/31/2019 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of March 2019. The report is to be received and filed in compliance with Section 1-8-2 (BB) of the District’s Code of Ordinances.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
19-0108 1 Partnering for Birds - A guide to birds of conservation concern, their habitats and best management practices in the Forest Preserves of Cook CountyCalendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar - 5/21/2019 - 6/25/2019 Coming in Spring Bees & Beyond, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe Throughout the year, the Garden is focusing on Bees & Beyond, a program that inspires a genuine appreciation for the vital role pollinators play in our everyday lives and in maintaining a healthy, diverse plant. Look for pollinator-themed display gardens’ topiaries’ a months-long interactive exhibition. Pollinator’s Perspective; and more, including After Hours Buzz, a series of cocktail events with scientists. Explore the stunning diversity of pollinators and the ways you can help protect these important creatures. Learn more at the Chicago Botanic Garden website. Fridays and Saturdays, 5/21 - 8/10; 5pm - 9pm Summer Nights, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield Brookfield Zoo’s summertime event is back for a sixth season! Enjoy the zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine garden, live musireceive and filedPass Action details Not available
19-0273 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 04/23/2019.approvePass Action details Not available
19-0253 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -4/23/2019Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -4/23/2019 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2019 to Present: $12,496.49 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $18,000.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2019 to Present: $342,528.98 Legal Fees for 4/23/2019 to Be Approved: $101,044.15approvePass Action details Not available
19-0268 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -5/14/2019Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -5/14/2019 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2019 to Present: $30,496.49 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2019 to Present: $443,573.13 Legal Fees for 5/14/2019 to Be Approved: $84,551.11approvePass Action details Not available
19-0248 1 Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., of Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract for repairs to Lakes and Dams, with Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., of Chicago, Illinois Reason: Project Number #16-80-02-09C2 (contract #74000005870) Repairs to Lakes and Dams at Baker’s, Bode (North and South), Axehead, Bullfrog, Horsetail and Turtlehead Lakes. The work includes, but is not limited to, drainage, structural repairs and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications Bid Opening Date: 2/22/2019 Bid Results: Firm Total Bid 1. Misfits Construction Co. $414,588.00* 2. Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc. $474,169.00 3. Front Range Environmental $609,127.05 4. Gale Construction Co. $664,752.42 5. Path Construction Co., Inc. $723,052.50 * Misfits Construction Co. was found to be non-responsive to the solicitation as its request for full MBE waiver was denied by the Cook County Waiver Committee. Estimated Fiscal ImpacapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0258 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: 1/1/2019 - 3/31/2019 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for March 2019.approvePass Action details Not available
19-0213 1 Illinois State Archaeological Survey (“ISAS”)License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (“ISAS”), a subset of the University of Illinois, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain approximately 200 square feet of workspace in the property commonly known as Rolling Knolls Pavilion, 11N260 Rohrssen Road, Elgin, Illinois. ISAS provides technical support and guidance for the Forest Preserves to maintain compliance with state archaeological resource laws. ISAS also provides expertise for assessing our cultural resources and provides interpretation of the history of Cook County for public displays and events. Its location at Rolling Knolls provides better access to the Forest Preserves for technical projects, and a venue for public outreach programs. Term: Date of execution through 12/31/2022 License Fee: $0.00 License Application Fee: $0.00 YELAR Fee: Waived Total one-time upfront fee of N/A for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation FeeapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0217 1 Chicago Department of Transportation (“CDOT”)Easement RequestEASEMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to grant permanent and temporary easements to the Chicago Department of Transportation (“CDOT”) at Foster Avenue and the northbound Edens Expressway on-ramp at LaBagh Woods Forest Preserve. CDOT is requesting 0.019 acre of permanent easement and 0.029 acre of temporary easement or 825 square feet of permanent easement and 1,279 square feet of temporary easement. Reason: CDOT requests a permanent easement for sidewalk construction and temporary easement for grading purposes in conjunction with intersection improvements on Foster Avenue at the northbound on-ramp for the Edens Expressway. The intersection improvements are part of a $60 million retail development project on the south side of Foster Avenue. The intersection improvements include turn lanes, traffic signals and crosswalks. The new sidewalk, signals, and crosswalks will provide improved pedestrian access to LaBagh Woods. Easement Fee: $8,000.00 for the permanent easement and $4,000.00 for the temporapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0221 1 Village of Burr RidgeLicense AmendmentPROPOSED LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to amend a License to the Village of Burr Ridge (“Burr Ridge”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a 36-inch watermain. Burr Ridge has an existing 36-inch water main under License No. 1625 granted by the Forest Preserves in 1996. Part of water main is proposed to be relocated approximately 60 feet to the southeast due to the Illinois Tollway’s Mile Long Bridge reconstruction project (Board Agenda Item 19-0185). The relocation route includes 154 more linear feet than the existing license route. The license will be amended to show the new location along with an additional 154 feet of water main. Term: Continuous License Fee: $4,560.61 License Application Fee: $3,500.00 YELAR Fee: $6,450.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $14,510.61 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: None The area of the License is: 154 linear feet of additional water main at a standard license area of approvePass Action details Not available
19-0222 1 Wood River Pipelines, LLC (“Wood River”)License AmendmentPROPOSED LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to amend a License to Wood River Pipelines, LLC (“Wood River”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a 14-inch petroleum pipeline. Wood River has an existing 14-inch petroleum pipeline under License No. 868 granted by the Forest Preserves in 1971. Part of pipeline is proposed to be relocated and extended approximately 409 feet due to the Illinois Tollway’s Mile Long Bridge reconstruction project (Board Agenda Item 19-0185). The current license expires on September 7, 2021. The license will be renewed/amended for a ten (10) year term for the entire length of the pipeline in the Forest Preserves, including the additional 409 feet of new pipeline, at the current on-time renewal rate. Term: Ten (10) Years License Fee: $17,324.38 License Application Fee: $3,500.00 YELAR Fee: $6,450.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $27,274.38 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: None The area approvePass Action details Not available
19-0232 1 United States of America, Department of the Army (the “Army”)AgreementPROPOSED SUBSTITUTE - ITEM 19-0232 (RIGHT OF ENTRY AGREEMENT) RIGHT OF ENTRY AGREEMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: United States of America, Department of the Army (the "Army") Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Right of Entry Agreement is for the Army to survey, make test borings, and carry out other exploratory work on Forest Preserves property as may be necessary in connection with the Army's proposed work with the McCook Levee. The McCook Levee is an existing levee along the Des Plaines River which reduces the risk of flooding in the communities of McCook, Lyons, and Summit, Illinois. Contract Value: N/A Contract period: Six (6) months from the date of full execution Estimated Fiscal Impact: None Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. Forest Preserves staff have reviewed the plans associated with this proposed right of entry agreement and have found them approvePass Action details Not available
19-0229 1 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2017ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Refer to Contract Compliance Committee Report Title: Forest Preserves of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2018 Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018 Summary: In July 2012, state legislation authorized the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to establish provisions to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses with respect to procurement contracts. An ordinance establishing the program’s parameters and guidelines was passed by the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners in September 2012. This initiative is significantly benefitting the residents of Cook County by increasing the pool of qualified minority and women-owned businesses that have the opportunity to be selected for contracts awarded by the District each year. To remedy historic inequity and to facilitate greater inclusion, the Forest Preserves established aspirational contract goals for the participation of minority and women-owned as set forth under the ordinances that comprise the ForestapprovePass Action details Not available
19-0229 1 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2017ReportREPORT Department: Finance and Administration Request: Refer to Contract Compliance Committee Report Title: Forest Preserves of Cook County Annual Business Diversity Report FY 2018 Report Period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018 Summary: In July 2012, state legislation authorized the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to establish provisions to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses with respect to procurement contracts. An ordinance establishing the program’s parameters and guidelines was passed by the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners in September 2012. This initiative is significantly benefitting the residents of Cook County by increasing the pool of qualified minority and women-owned businesses that have the opportunity to be selected for contracts awarded by the District each year. To remedy historic inequity and to facilitate greater inclusion, the Forest Preserves established aspirational contract goals for the participation of minority and women-owned as set forth under the ordinances that comprise the ForestapprovePass Action details Not available