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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/28/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
Meeting video:  
Attachments: Proposed Amendment to File 20-0135.pdf, Proposed amendment to File 20-0254.pdf, Public Testimony by Written Comment Only.
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20-0241 1 2020 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATES AND LOCATIONS (Amending and Restating Resolution 19-0437 as amended by Resolution 20-0201)Previously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION 2020 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATES AND LOCATIONS (Amending and Restating Resolution 19-0437 as amended by Resolution 20-0201) 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; and WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020 President Preckwinkle issued Executive Order 2020-3 which cancelled all Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioner meetings for the month of March; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07 (March 16, 2020), the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of CommissiapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0242 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Title 3, Chapter 3, Section 8 AdvertisementsOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Title 3, Chapter 3, Section 8 Advertisements BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 3 - Police Regulations, Chapter 3 - Miscellaneous Misconduct, Section 8 - Advertisements of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: Sec. 3-3-8: Advertisements A. Limitation on Advertising in Forest Preserve District of Cook County. No person shall display, distribute, post or fix any placard, handbill, pamphlet, circular or any other writing containing advertising matter within any forest preserve or upon any of the property of the Forest Preserve District except as approved in writing by the General Superintendent, as is consistent with and in furtherance of the mission of the District, and in accord with the Teaming Guidelines referenced below in Subsection B of this Section. B. Teaming Guidelines. The following basic principles form the basis for the Teaming Guidelines: 1. Advertising, sponsorship opportunities, programs, awards, promotions, and recognition proposapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0301 1 TO AUTHORIZE EXTENSION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR A TRAIL SYSTEM INVENTORY AND EVALUATIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE EXTENSION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR A TRAIL SYSTEM INVENTORY AND EVALUATION WHEREAS, on October 16, 2018, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a Resolution (Agenda Item 18-0397) authorizing the Forest Preserves of Cook County to enter into a grant agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) for a $240,000.00 Statewide Planning and Research Program grant for a Trail System Inventory and Evaluation; and WHEREAS, the purpose of the grant is to develop a systematic approach for regular inspection and evaluation of trail conditions, including bridges, underpasses, road crossings and wayfinding signs; and WHEREAS, a grant agreement was subsequently executed with IDOT with an original term from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2020; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the award of a professional services contract to Applied Research Associates, Inc. in June 2019 (Agenda Item 19-0290); and WHEREAS,approvePass Action details Not available
20-0304 1 SUPPORT OF THE TEN SHARED PRINCIPLES OF THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE AND THE ILLINOIS NAACPResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE TEN SHARED PRINCIPLES OF THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE AND THE ILLINOIS NAACP WHEREAS, Cook County has seen numerous peaceful protests against police brutality in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and many others locally and across the nation; and WHEREAS, a 2018 investigation by WBEZ and the Better Government Association found that of 113 shootings involving suburban police departments since 2005, no officers were charged criminally or faced disciplinary action; and WHEREAS, according to the Chicago Tribune, from 2010 to 2015, Chicago Police Officers shot 262 people, killing 92, and with about four out of every five being African-American males; and WHEREAS, this body unanimously approved Resolution 20-0161 in February 2020, in support that the Forest Preserves Police Department is a unique and valuable asset to the region and which should remain a separate and distinct police department, as it serves and protects visitors and almost 70,000 acres of natural lands and property - one of threferPass Action details Not available
20-0285 1 Conservation and Policy Council Position Paper: Moving Towards Racial EquityReportREPORT Department: Conservation and Policy Council Request: Approve Report Title: Position Paper: Moving Towards Racial Equity Report Period: July 2020 Summary: This position paper is the first of four (4) position papers being developed by the Conservation and Policy Council of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Council”). The Moving Toward Racial Equity position paper recognizes the Forest Preserves exist within a pervasive culture of structural racism and outlines a set of principles and recommendations to meet the Forest Preserves’ nature conservation mission in the most equitable way. The Council began working on this paper in 2018 and unanimously adopted the final paper on 6/10/2020. The Council hopes that the timely completion of this paper can help guide the Forest Preserves staff, the Board of Commissioners, partners, and supporters as they respond to calls for racial justice and equity today and well into the future. The Council thanks the following for their assistance developing this paper: Emily Harris (Council member and REDI commitapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0260 1 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisIntergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Other Part(ies): University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to extend and increase the Intergovernmental Agreement entered into with the University of Illinois at Chicago (“UIC”) with respect to consulting services for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (“REDI”) committee Goods or Services: Phase 2 consulting services for the Forest Preserves’ REDI committee Agreement Number: N/A Original Agreement Period: 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020 Proposed Agreement Period: 7/1/2020 (retroactive) - 8/31/2021, with a one (1) year option renewal Original Fiscal Impact: $25,000.00 Proposed Increase: Not to Exceed $45,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 District(s): Districtwide Summary: In 2019, the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners approved on 6/25/2019 (Agenda No. 19-0287), the Forest Preserves entering into an intergovernmental agreement with UIC for the uapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0268 1 Ali Tucker’s Sweet Surprises, Inc., Lemont, IllinoisAgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Vendor: Ali Tucker’s Sweet Surprises, Inc., Lemont, Illinois Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an agreement Reason: The Forest Preserves issued a Request for Proposals to provide food, beverage and retail sales at Swallow Cliff near Palos Park. Ali Tucker’s Sweet Surprises (“Ali Tucker”) was deemed to be the most responsive, after the first responsive vendor passed away. This two (2) plus year agreement with a single two-year optional extension will provide Ali Tucker with the ability to sell healthy food options and other minor retail concessions at the Forest Preserves’ Swallow Cliff concession facility on a seasonal basis. For the remainder of 2020, Ali Tucker has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves 5% of gross sales only to reflect the mid-year contract signing and temporary closure of Swallow Cliff. For each additional year thereafter, the base fee will be as follows below plus 10% of gross sales. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. 2020: $0.00 2approvePass Action details Not available
20-0283 1 Proviso Township High Schools District 209 (“Grantor”), Forest Park, IllinoisAgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Vendor: Proviso Township High Schools District 209 (“Grantor”), Forest Park, Illinois Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an agreement to acquire permanent and temporary easements. Summary: The Forest Preserves will be installing a new potable water service from the north side of Roosevelt Rd, approximately 380 feet east of 1st Ave in the Village of Forest Park, to the Forest Preserves' Central Maintenance Facility at 2199 S 1st Ave in Maywood. A temporary easement of 46 ft x 46 ft is required to complete the connection of the new line to the existing Forest Park watermain and a permanent easement of 27 ft x 28 ft will be required to maintain the service (collectively referred to as the "Easements"). Permission is now sought, upon satisfactory completion of all due diligence and negotiation of any and all required documentation as determined by the Forest Preserves’ Legal Department, to acquire the Easements and to effectuate payment in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00 for thapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0256 1 TORI Construction, LLC, primary place of business Alsip, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with TORI Construction, LLC, primary place of business Alsip, Illinois, for masonry repairs at Crabtree Nature Center in South Barrington, and masonry repairs and window replacements at Glen Grove Stables in Morton Grove. Reason: Contract #74000008009 issued under Project #20-80-04 Masonry Repairs at Various Locations. The work includes, but is not limited to, masonry repairs and tuck pointing of existing walls at Crabtree Nature Center and masonry repairs, tuck pointing and window replacement at Glen Grove Stables and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Bid Opening Date: 6/19/2020 Bid Results: Firm Base Bid *Alternate G1 **Alternates H5,6,&7 Total 1. TORI Construction, LLC $381,942.25 $8,200.00 -$133,747.50 $256,394.75 2. Berglund Construction Co. $450,000.00 $12,000.00 -$130,000.00 $332,000.00 *Alternate G1specified additionapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0270 1 Martinez Frogs Inc., primary place of business Melrose Park, Illinois,Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter a construction contract with Martinez Frogs Inc., primary place of business Melrose Park, Illinois, for new accessible canoe launch improvement at Busse Lake Boating Center in Elk Grove. Reason: Contract #74000008004 issued under Project #19-80-27C Busse Lake Boating Center Accessible Canoe Launch Improvement. The work includes, but is not limited to, construction of an accessible canoe launch, including earthwork, concrete paving, asphalt paving, storm sewers, soil erosion / sediment control and landscaping, construction layout, traffic control and protection, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. In addition to an accessible canoe/kayak launch, the project includes a new access path to connect the launch parking lot with the Busse Boathouse and comfort station parking lot. The project is partially funded by an $80,000.00 Boat Access Area Development (BAAD) granapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0271 1 Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., primary place of business Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for asphalt trail and walkway construction at the Sand Ridge Campus. Reason: Contract #74000008005 issued under Project #20-80-30 Sand Ridge Campus Landscape Improvements. The work includes, but is not limited to, grading, constructing aggregate and hot-mix asphalt paths, fence repair and gate installation, seeding, fishing node construction and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Trail and walkway construction will connect the Burnham Greenway Trail to Camp Shabbona and new fishing outcroppings at Green Lake. The project will also include a gravel trail that will connect Camp Shabbona to a Sand Ridge Nature Center trail, including some fence modifications and repair. The project will be partly funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural ResouapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0272 1 CPMH, primary place of business Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with CPMH, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for installing concrete sidewalks, relocating sidewalks and modifying structures to meet ADA access requirements. Reason: Contract #74000008006 issued under Project #20-80-31 Camp Bullfrog Walkway and Access Improvement includes, but is not limited to, removing existing concrete and aggregate walkways, relocating and installing new walkways, and modifying existing wooden structures to make all ADA compliant at Camp Bullfrog. Work also includes installing new catch basins, storm sewers, asphalt paving and patching and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Bid Opening Date: 6/12/2020 Bid Results: 1. CPMH $244,650.36 2. Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc. $311,702.70 3. Path Construction Co., Inc. $323,558.00 4. Robe, Inc. $447,432.17 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $244,650.36 approvePass Action details Not available
20-0273 1 Matthew Paving, Inc., primary place of business Oak Lawn, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Matthew Paving, Inc., primary place of business Oak Lawn, Illinois, for Districtwide Transportation Improvements at Beaubien Woods Boat Launch in Chicago, Erickson Woods in Winnetka and Tinley Creek Trail - Green Spur in Oak Forest. Reason: Contract #74000008008 issued under Project #19-80-67G-20C2 Districtwide Transportation Improvements at Beaubien Woods Boat Launch, Erickson Woods and Tinley Creek Trail - Green Spur. The work includes, but is not limited to, pavement resurfacing, drainage and sidewalk improvements, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Work at Beaubien Woods is the subject of a pending grant request that includes other visitor amenities. If rejected, the proposed transportation improvements would be funded primarily by Motor Fuel Tax funds through an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Cook County Department of TraapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0274 1 LUC Group, LLC, primary place of business LaGrange, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter a construction contract with LUC Group, LLC, primary place of business LaGrange, Illinois, for construction of a new water line serving the Central Maintenance Compound in Maywood, Illinois. Reason: Contract #74000008025 issued under Project #18-80-68C Miller Meadow/Central Maintenance Facility water service. The work includes, but is not limited to, construction of a potable water service from the Village of Forest Park north of Roosevelt Road, including earthwork, concrete paving, asphalt paving, water service, soil erosion/sediment control and landscaping, traffic control and protection, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Bid Opening Date: 6/19/2020 Bid Results: 1. LUC Group, LLC $304,872.00 2. Unique Plumbing Co. Inc. $331,539.00 3. Meru Corporation $372,545.00 4. H. Linden & Sons Sewer and Water, Inc. $372,690.00 5. AGAE Contractors, Inc. $392approvePass Action details Not available
20-0275 1 Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., primary place of business Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for concrete, earthwork, storm water and masonry work at the 119th Street trail underpass at LaGrange Road in Palos Hills, Illinois. Reason: Contract #74000008007 issued under Project #20-80-34 119th Street Trail Underpass Repairs includes, but is not limited to, removing existing aggregate path, construction of concrete path pavement, storm sewer and drainage structure cleaning, storm sewer lining, drainage improvements, earthwork, tuckpointing and repairing a stone wall and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications at 119th Street trail underpass. Work would be funded in large part by a $200,000.00 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program. Bid Opening Date: 6/19/2020 Bid Results: 1. Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0276 1 Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., primary place of business Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc., primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve Paved Trail Drainage Improvements Project, in Hoffman Estates. Reason: Contract #74000008003 issued under Project #18-80-62C and 20-FPDCC-00PV-20C3 Paul Douglas Forest Preserve Paved Trail Drainage Improvements. The work includes, but is not limited to, construction of paved trail drainage improvements, including earthwork, asphalt patching, storm sewers, soil erosion / sediment control and landscaping, construction layout, traffic control and protection, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Work would be funded by Motor Fuel Tax funds through an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways. Bid Opening Date: 6/19/2020 Bid Results: 1. Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co., Inc.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0280 1 Advanced Telemetry Systems, Isanti, MinnesotaContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Advanced Telemetry Systems, Isanti, Minnesota Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Radio and satellite telemetry equipment, transmitters, and location pinging fees for wildlife tracking Contract Value: Not to exceed $25,000.00 per year, or $125,000.00 over a five (5) year term Contract period: 7/28/2020 - 12/31/2024 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020 $25,000.00, FY 2021 $25,000.00, FY 2022 $25,000.00, FY 2023 $25,000.00, FY 2024 $25,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51058.520830, 51051.520830, 51028.520830 and all future Professional Services; Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313, 51051.521313, 51028.521313 and all future Special or Co-op Programs; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; Wildlife Management 51001.521447; Supplies and Materials 51001.530267; and Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380 Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial OfficeapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0233 1 Studio GC, Inc., Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Vendor: Studio GC, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Professional services contract with Studio GC, Inc., to provide architectural services for a new headquarters building at the Salt Creek Landscape Maintenance Department in North Riverside Original Contract Period: 8/30/2019 - 8/29/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $89,000.00 Original Approval: 8/26/2019, $89,000.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $29,120.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $29,120.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51009.520830, 51027.520830, 51028.520830, 51051.520830, 51056.520830, 51057.520830, 51058.520830 and future Construction and Development Funds Contract Number(s): #74000006624 issued under Project #18-80-70 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have apapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0282 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 contract Good(s) or Service(s): ADA compliance Original Contract Period: 6/17/2016 - 6/16/2017 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 8/16/2020 - 12/31/2020 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); Board Approved 11/13/2018 (8/16/2018 - 8/15/2019); Administrative Extension 8/16/2019 - 8/15/2020 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $133,700.00 Original Approval: 6/17/2016, $49,700.00 Previous Increase(s): 7/20/2017, $44,000.00; 11/13/2018, $40,000.00 This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520835 Contract Number(s): #74000003721 issued under RFP specifications 15-10-103 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved thiapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0286 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Chicago River Canoe and Kayak, Evanston, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to amend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Boat concessions Original Contract Period: 4/11/2016 - 4/10/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 4/11/2020 (retroactive)- 4/10/2022 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A (Revenue Generating). For 2020 and 2021, Chicago River Canoe and Kayak has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves a $21,000.00 annual fee plus 5% of gross sales generated at the boathouse. *This fee will be renegotiated in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and brought back to the Board of Commissioners for approval. Original Approval: 3/22/2016 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 15-40-417 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 13 Summary: TapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0281 1 U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resource Conservation Service (“USDA NRCS”)Grant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resource Conservation Service (“USDA NRCS”) Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: To restore and enhance 50 acres of habitat at Eggers Woods, Powderhorn, and Turnbull Woods, with partial funding from a USDA NRCS grant of $40,859.00. Grant Amount: $40,859.00 Grant Period: Date of Execution - 5/30/2021 Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $40,859.00 in direct match Accounts: Professional Services 51058.520830, 51051.520830, 51028.520830 and all future Professional Services; Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313, 51051.521313, 51028.521313 and all future Special or Co-op Programs; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. District(s): 4, 13 Summary: Building upon restoration efforts that have been previously invested in these sites, the Forest Preserves has been awardapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0287 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 5/1/2020 - 5/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 5/1/2020 - 5/31/2020 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of May 2020. 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
20-0288 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 5/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 5/31/2020 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for May 2020.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
20-0289 1 Vogue Tower Partners I, LLC (as assignee of National Wireless Ventures, LLC)License AmendmentPROPOSED LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to continue to grant a License, with certain modifications, to Vogue Tower Partners I, LLC (as assignee of National Wireless Ventures, LLC), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a communications tower near the intersection of 31st Street and Prairie Avenue. The location of the communications tower is upon a distressed maintenance area of the Brookfield Zoo, not open to the public. Grantee will continue to be solely responsible for compliance with all the Forest Preserves and Cook County ordinances and permit requirements related to construction, operation and removal of communication towers. Reason. The Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners approved the original License on March 22, 2016 (Agenda No. 16-0042). The Forest Preserves now seeks to amend the License. The Grantee discovered fiber optic cables at the site. The proposed amendment allows the Grantee to offset a portion of the cost to relocate the cables through approvePass Action details Not available
20-0290 1 Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (“DCEO”)Grant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Planning and Development Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (“DCEO”) Request: Authorization to accept grant and enter into an agreement Purpose: Rebuild Illinois - Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Grant Program for Beaubien Woods Boat Launch Infrastructure Improvements Grant Amount: Not to Exceed $1,495,000.00 Grant Period: Date of Grant Award - 12/31/2022 Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue-generating) Accounts: N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 5 Summary: The Forest Preserves has applied for a Fast Track Public Infrastructure grant under the Illinois DCEO Rebuild Illinois program. The Forest Preserves is seeking this award for $1,495,000.00 to improve the safety, accessibility and amenities at a public forest preserve and promote eco-tourism in an economically disadvantaged area in SoapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0291 1 Workers’ Compensation Report - May 2020ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - May 2020 Report Period: 5/1/2020 - 5/31/2020 Summary: Per Board Resolution 19-0509 (12/17/2019), the Forest Preserves of Cook County Legal and Finance Departments are submitting Workers’ Compensation Claim Payments for the month of May 2020.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0292 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -6/16/2020Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -6/16/2020 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2020 to Present: $236,748.87 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $530,000.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2020 to Present: $360,789.55 Legal Fees for 6/16/2020 to Be Approved: $22,599.59approvePass Action details Not available
20-0293 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -07/28/2020 N/ARecommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -07/28/2020 N/A Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2020 to Present: $766,748.87 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00* *Authorization to extend by one year the payment obligation in favor of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for Horizon Farms Litigation post-trial settlement. Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2020 to Present: $383,389.14 Legal Fees for 07/28/2020 to Be Approved: $74,745.74approvePass Action details Not available
20-0294 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -7/28/2020 N/ARecommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -7/28/2020 N/A Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2020 to present: $117,324.97 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $121,420.70approvePass Action details Not available
20-0296 1 Asset Management Technologies LLC, Cornelius, North CarolinaContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: Asset Management Technologies LLC, Cornelius, North Carolina Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to execute a final subscription renewal Good(s) or Service(s): Computerized Maintenance Management System Annual License Subscription Contract Value: $7,215.00 Contract Period: 5/31/2020 (retroactive) - 5/30/2021 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020 $7,215.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance is not applicable due to the contract value per year being equal to or less than $25,000.00. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The proposed vendor provides software for the work order management system used by the Forest Preserves’ Facilities and Fleet Department. The Forest Preserves has been using this computer maintenance management software system for six (6) years to approvePass Action details Not available
20-0298 1 Seal Tight Exteriors, Steger, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to disburse payment Payee: Seal Tight Exteriors, Steger, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Roof Replacements Fiscal Impact: $422,340.10 Accounts: Building Account 51028.560106 Contract Number(s): Contract #74000007684 issued under project #20-80-03 District(s): 6 Summary: This is a payment for the construction contract with Seal Tight Exteriors, for George W. Dunne National Golf Course in Oak Forest. The work includes but is not limited to removal of existing roof and decking, remediation of asbestos containing materials, new deck installation, new roof insulation and new roof membrane on two (2) service buildings.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0309 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 June 16,2020.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0129 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 7/28/2020 - 9/22/2020Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 7/28/2020 - 9/22/2020 Please see the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website, fpdcc.com/events, for a current list of upcoming events and activities.approvePass Action details Not available
20-0246 1 PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (5 ILCS 315/1 et seq.) has established regulations regarding collective bargaining with a union; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) is obligated to pay the prevailing rate for these categories of employees pursuant to the state statute, 820 ILCS 130 et seq, and the collective bargaining agreement between the Forest Preserves and the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local No. 73 (“Sheet Metal Workers Union”); and WHEREAS, the union representing the category of employees has been properly certified that the below listed rates are the prevailing rates for the effective date(s) set forth herein; and Title Represented Wage Rate Effective Date Sheet Metal Worker $43.50 6/2017 - 5/2018 $44.25 6/2018 - 5/2019 $45.50 6/2019 - 5/2020 WHEREAS, the collective bargaining agreement for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020, has beenapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0247 1 PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (5 ILCS 315/1 et seq.) has established regulations regarding collective bargaining with a union; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) is obligated to pay the prevailing rate for these categories of employees pursuant to the state statute, 820 ILCS 130 et seq, and the collective bargaining agreement between the Forest Preserves and the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130, U.A. (“Plumbers Union”); and WHEREAS, the union representing the category of employees has been properly certified that the below listed rates are the prevailing rates for the effective date(s) set forth herein; and Title Represented Wage Rate Effective Date Plumber $49.25 6/2017 - 5/2018 $50.25 6/2018 - 5/2019 $51.00 6/2019 - 5/2020 WHEREAS, the collective bargaining agreement for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020, has been negotiated between the ForeapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0248 1 PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (5 ILCS 315/1 et seq.) has established regulations regarding collective bargaining with a union; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) is obligated to pay the prevailing rate for these categories of employees pursuant to the state statute, 820 ILCS 130 et seq, and the collective bargaining agreement between the Forest Preserves and the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council #14 (“Painters and Allied Trades Union”); and WHEREAS, the union representing the category of employees has been properly certified that the below listed rates are the prevailing rates for the effective date(s) set forth herein; and Title Represented Wage Rate Effective Date Painter $45.55 6/2017 - 5/2018 $46.55 6/2018 - 5/2019 $47.30 6/2019 - 5/2020 WHEREAS, the collective bargaining agreement for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, approvePass Action details Not available
20-0249 1 PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (5 ILCS 315/1 et seq.) has established regulations regarding collective bargaining with a union; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) is obligated to pay the prevailing rate for these categories of employees pursuant to the state statute, 820 ILCS 130 et seq, and the collective bargaining agreement between the Forest Preserves and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134 (“IBEW”); and WHEREAS, the union representing the category of employees has been properly certified that the below listed rates are the prevailing rates for the effective date(s) set forth herein; and Title Represented Wage Rate Effective Date Electrician $47.40 6/2017 - 5/2018 $48.35 6/2018 - 5/2019 $49.35 6/2019 - 5/2020 WHEREAS, the collective bargaining agreement for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020, has been negotiated between the ForesapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0253 1 PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (5 ILCS 315/1 et seq.) has established regulations regarding collective bargaining with a union; and WHEREAS, the Collective Bargaining Agreement Salary Schedule and wage adjustments, as well as healthcare plan revisions, for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020 covering various employees in the Landscape Maintenance, Facilities and Fleet, Law Enforcement, Conservation and Experiential Programming, and Resource Management Departments of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) have been negotiated between the Forest Preserves and Teamsters Local 700; and WHEREAS, the general increases, wage adjustments and signing bonuses that have been negotiated are reflected in the Salary Schedule and are included in the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated between the Forest Preserves and Teamsters Local 700; and WHEREAS, such general increases, wage adjustments anapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0254 1 APPROVAL OF SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN REVISIONS FOR NON-UNION EMPLOYEESResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION APPROVAL OF SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN REVISIONS FOR NON-UNION EMPLOYEES WHEREAS, it is anticipated that on July 28, 2020, the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners will approve salary schedule, wage adjustments and healthcare plan revisions for union employee members of Teamsters Local 700, as well as International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council #14, Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130, U.A., the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 13, and Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local No. 73; WHEREAS, prior salary schedule, wage adjustments and healthcare plan revisions for non-union employees were approved by the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners in 2015 (Agenda Item No. 15-0584); WHEREAS, in consideration of the 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance as approved by the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners on November 19, 2019 (Agenda Item No. 19-0419), the Chief Financial Officer, Comptroller, and Director of Human Resources have worked to recommendadopt as amendedPass Action details Not available
20-0254 1 APPROVAL OF SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN REVISIONS FOR NON-UNION EMPLOYEESResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION APPROVAL OF SALARY SCHEDULE, WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AND HEALTHCARE PLAN REVISIONS FOR NON-UNION EMPLOYEES WHEREAS, it is anticipated that on July 28, 2020, the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners will approve salary schedule, wage adjustments and healthcare plan revisions for union employee members of Teamsters Local 700, as well as International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council #14, Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130, U.A., the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 13, and Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local No. 73; WHEREAS, prior salary schedule, wage adjustments and healthcare plan revisions for non-union employees were approved by the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners in 2015 (Agenda Item No. 15-0584); WHEREAS, in consideration of the 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance as approved by the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners on November 19, 2019 (Agenda Item No. 19-0419), the Chief Financial Officer, Comptroller, and Director of Human Resources have worked to recommendapprove as amendedPass Action details Not available
20-0135 1 First Indiana Resource, LLC, Bellaire, TexasContractPROPOSED WETLAND MITIGATION CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: First Indiana Resource, LLC, Bellaire, Texas Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Agreement to develop, manage and maintain a wetland mitigation bank at the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve in Hoffman Estates and to grant easement, deed restriction, or similar instrument. Contract Value: N/A Contract period: 2/25/2020 - 2/23/2025 Continuous Estimated Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $10,000.00 in miscellaneous real estate fees, such as closing costs. The Forest Preserves expects to receive an amount up to $482,500. Accounts: Professional Services 51058.520830, 51051.520830, 51028.520830 and all future professional services accounts; Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313, 51051.521313, 51028.521313 and all future special or co-op program accounts; and Real Estate Capital Outlay 51006.560010 Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Attorney hadopt as amendedPass Action details Not available
20-0135 1 First Indiana Resource, LLC, Bellaire, TexasContractPROPOSED WETLAND MITIGATION CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: First Indiana Resource, LLC, Bellaire, Texas Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Agreement to develop, manage and maintain a wetland mitigation bank at the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve in Hoffman Estates and to grant easement, deed restriction, or similar instrument. Contract Value: N/A Contract period: 2/25/2020 - 2/23/2025 Continuous Estimated Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $10,000.00 in miscellaneous real estate fees, such as closing costs. The Forest Preserves expects to receive an amount up to $482,500. Accounts: Professional Services 51058.520830, 51051.520830, 51028.520830 and all future professional services accounts; Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313, 51051.521313, 51028.521313 and all future special or co-op program accounts; and Real Estate Capital Outlay 51006.560010 Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Attorney happrove as amendedPass Action details Not available