Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
Please note: this meeting's minutes have not been finalized yet. Actions taken on legislation and their results are not available.
Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/17/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
Meeting video:  
Attachments: Public Testimony by Written Comment Only., PROPOSED SUBSTITUTION FOR 20-0429 updated.pdf
File #Ver.Agenda #NameTypeTitleActionResultAction DetailsVideo
20-0412 1 AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND VIA DONATION FROM THE COOK COUNTY LAND BANK AUTHORITY AND CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE ON THE ACQUIRED LAND NEAR CERMAK WOODSOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND VIA DONATION FROM THE COOK COUNTY LAND BANK AUTHORITY AND CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE ON THE ACQUIRED LAND NEAR CERMAK WOODS AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in parts of Section 36, Township 39, Range 12 East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois. WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois believes passage of this ordinance is necessary to ensure compliance with the Local Government Property Transfer Act, 50 ILCS 605/0.01 et seq., which provides statutory authority for one municipality to convey title to real estate to another municipality when the territory of transferor municipality is at least partly within the corporate limits of the transferee municipality and it is necessary or convenient to use, occupy or improve real estate held by the transferor municipality in the making of any public improvement or for any public purpose; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois recently reached an agreement with the Cook County Land Bank Authority    Not available Not available
20-0350 1 2021 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATES AND LOCATIONSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION 2021 BOARD AGENDA MEETING ANNUAL CALENDAR DATES AND LOCATIONS WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 4-1(a) of Chapter 5 of Title 1 of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners (“the Board”) 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, as amended, 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 Toni Preckwinkle, President, and the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners: 1. That the Board shall hold its regular meetings of the Board at 10:00 a.m. local time on the following dates in 2021: Tuesday, January 26 Wednesday, February 24 Tuesday, March 16 Tuesday, April 13 Tuesday, May 11 Tuesday, June 22 Tuesday, July 27 Tuesday, Septembe   Not available Not available
20-0386 1 ADOPTION OF THE 2019 COOK COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLANResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION ADOPTION OF THE 2019 COOK COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (“Forest Preserves”) recognizes the threat that natural hazards pose to people and property within the forest preserves and recognizes the importance of reducing or eliminating vulnerability to disasters caused by natural hazards for the overall good and welfare of the community; and WHEREAS, on October 10, 2000, the U.S. Congress passed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (“Act”) which provides the legal framework for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation, planning requirements for state, local, and tribal governments as a condition of mitigation grant assistance emphasizing the need for pre-disaster mitigation of potential hazards; and WHEREAS, as a condition of future funding for mitigation projects, the Act requires jurisdictions to prepare and adopt hazard mitigation plans to identify and address certain vulnerabilities that exist prior to and during a disaster; and WHEREAS, FEMA supports disaster grant f   Not available Not available
20-0411 1 Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, IllinoisPartnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Friends of the Forest Preserves (“Friends”) has obtained a $200,000.00 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Sustain Our Great Lakes program to be used to field a five (5) member Calumet Conservation Corps program. An additional $100,000.00 has been contributed towards the program through a philanthropic donation managed by Friends. The program will engage a Crew Manager, an Assistant Crew Manager, and three (3) adult participants in hands-on ecological restoration activities centered on invasive species control and restoration of native plants in the Calumet region. Participants receive training in herbicide application, prescribed fire, stewardship, and chainsaw operation, in addition to experience leading various community engagement and volunteer workday events promoting forest preserve awareness. The Calumet Conservation C   Not available Not available
20-0415 1 American Indian Center, Chicago, IllinoisPartnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with the American Indian Center, 3401 W Ainslie St, Chicago, Illinois 60625. Reason: The Forest Preserve Foundation awarded a grant to the Forest Preserves of Cook County for the Forest Preserves to develop community engagement strategies with the American Indian Center (AIC), including development of a plan for ongoing programming with AIC that is delivered in partnership. AIC and the Forest Preserves were at the time of the award working together to complete the Serpent Mound project at Schiller Woods and the grant sought to strengthen that partnership. The partnership was put on pause due to COVID-19 but as we move forward through the next year, will focus on investing in developing long term programming around the Serpent Mounds, the Canoe Launch at Irving Park Road and the Des Plaines River and Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Additionally, the AIC will provide input into conversations and ideas with the Forest Pr   Not available Not available
20-0426 1 Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IllinoisPartnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois. Reason: The Forest Preserves is seeking authorization to enter into a partnership agreement with Morton Arboretum (“Morton”) to create and implement regional online stewardship training. Morton received a $670,000.00 grant from Tellabs Foundation for the use of creating and implementing online stewardship training for the Chicago Region. The Forest Preserves previously partnered with Morton for similar services in 2018 with the Forest Preserves providing $2,000.00 in cash match funds and in 2019 with the Forest Preserves providing $8,000.00 in cash match funds. The online stewardship training will allow the Forest Preserves’ ecological stewardship volunteers to complete the Path to Stewardship training requirements online and advances the Forest Preserves’ Next Century Conservation Plan goal to certify more stewardship leaders who can help care for the Forest Preserve   Not available Not available
20-0021 1 Johnson Controls/Tyco, Oak Brook, Illinois (Formerly operating as Tyco Integrated Security)ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Vendor: Johnson Controls/Tyco, Oak Brook, Illinois (Formerly operating as Tyco Integrated Security) Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Contract for Monitoring of Fire Alarm Services and associated specific pieces of equipment Contract Value: $9,960.00 Contract period: 12/1/2020 - 11/30/2025 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020 $166.00, FY 2021 $1,992.00, FY 2022 $1,992.00, FY 2023 $1,992.00, FY 2024 $1,992.00, FY 2025 $1,826.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 Contract Number(s): #74000008460 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. 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): 14, 15 Summary: The Forest Preserves is seeking authorization to enter in   Not available Not available
20-0417 1 Village of Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Vendor: Village of Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Contract extension for monitoring of fire alarm services and lease of wireless radio equipment and associated specific pieces of equipment. Original Contract Period: 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2019; Administrative Extension 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2025 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $16,170.00 Original Approval: 3/22/2016, $14,700.00 Previous Increase(s): $1,470.00 This Increase Requested: $14,700.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $2,940.00, FY 2022 $2,940.00, FY 2023 $2,940.00, FY 2024 $2,940.00, FY 2025 $2,940.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840 Contract Number(s): #74000008461 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject t   Not available Not available
20-0144 1 Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, VirginiaAgreementPROPOSED AGREEMENT Vendor: Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, Virginia Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an agreement Reason: Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf) (“Operator”) manages the Forest Preserves’ ten (10) golf courses and one (1) stand-alone driving range through a Golf Course Facilities Management Agreement (the “Golf Agreement”) which expires on 12/31/2022. As part of the Golf Agreement, the Operator is required to provide a fleet of motorized golf carts (“Golf Carts”) for rental and use by consumers. The Operator leases these Golf Carts pursuant to lease agreements, all of which will expire in 2020 (the “Existing Leases”). The optimal operating lease term from a reputable, national manufacturer is five (5) years; however, this term extends beyond the expiration of the Golf Agreement. The Golf Agreement provides an option for the Forest Preserves to assume any lease or financing held by the Operator for equipment at the end of t   Not available Not available
20-0410 1 Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, VirginiaContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, Virginia Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to modify contract Good(s) or Service(s): Indoor Room Rental Management Original Contract Period: 10/16/2018 - 10/15/2021; with the option for two (2) one-year extensions; Board Approved Extension (9/22/2020) 10/16/2021 - 10/15/2022; with the option for two (2) one-year extensions to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $1,614,693.10 Original Approval: 10/16/2018, $809,696.20 Previous Increase(s): 9/22/2020, $804,996,90 This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: This amendment will reduce the management fee saving the Forest Preserves $4,896.00. Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520850 Contract Number(s): 18-40-425 Concurrences: The Chi   Not available Not available
20-0430 1 Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, VirginiaContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Vendor: Antares Golf Management, Inc. (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, Virginia Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to modify contract Good(s) or Service(s): Campground Management Services Original Contract Period: 12/1/2018 - 11/30/2023; with the option for two (2) two-year extensions Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $4,625,000.00 Original Approval: 10/16/2018, $4,625,000.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: This amendment will reduce the base management fee paid to Antares Golf Management, Inc. by 10% (a total of $12,500.00) for 2020 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520830 Contract Number(s): #74000005199 and #74000005198 issued under RFP 17-35-117 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval   Not available Not available
20-0164 1 Go Ape Bemis Woods LLC (“Go Ape”), Frederick, MarylandContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Go Ape Bemis Woods LLC (“Go Ape”), Frederick, Maryland Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to amend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Professional design, construction, operation, and maintenance services for an Aerial Adventure & Zipline Course (the “Course”) Original Contract Period: 5/1/2014 - 5/1/2019; Board Approved Extension (9/8/2015) 5/2/2019 - 5/1/2021; Board Approved Extension (1/14/2020) 5/2/2021 - 6/30/2023, with three (3) one-year renewal options to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A (Revenue Generating). Go Ape has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves a $20,000.00 annual fee plus a tiered percentage of gross revenue generated at the Course Original Approval: 10/7/2014 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generati   Not available Not available
20-0326 1 BCR Automotive Group/Roesch Ford, Bensenville, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet 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 piggyback contract with BCR Automotive Group/Roesch Ford, who was awarded a contract by the City of Chicago (#32916, #67802) through a competitive process. The piggyback contract will be based on prices and terms offered to the City of Chicago for similar equipment. Good(s) or Service(s): Five (5) Ford F550 Dump trucks, (6) Ford F150 trucks, Ten (10) Ford F350 trucks, Three (3) Ford Transit T350 LR vans Contract Value: $1,533,540.14 Contract period: one-time purchase Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020 $1,533,540.14 Accounts: Vehicles and Trucks 51057.540260, 51058.540260, 51028.540260 Contract Number(s): #74000008431 and #74000008365 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vehicle Steering Committee has approved the purchase of the referenced vehicl   Not available Not available
20-0327 1 Currie Commercial Center, Frankfort, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: Currie Commercial Center, Frankfort, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute a contract agreement with Currie Commercial Center, who has been awarded a contract (#165, #152) by the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative Program, through a competitive process. Good(s) or Service(s): Two (2) Ford Escape Hybrids and two (2) Ford Explorer Hybrid vehicles Contract Value: $137,554.00 Contract period: one-time purchase Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020 $137,554.00 Accounts: Vehicles and Trucks 51058.540260, 51028.540260, 51051.540260, 51010.540260 Contract Number(s): #74000008366 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The Vehicle Steering Committee has approved the purchase of the referenced vehicles. The contract specific Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise goal for this contract was set to zero. District(s): Districtwide Sum   Not available Not available
20-0429 1 Constellation New Energy, Inc. (formerly Constellation Energy Services, Inc.), Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: Constellation New Energy, Inc. (formerly Constellation Energy Services, Inc.), Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Contract for purchase and delivery of electricity Contract Value: $425,000.00 Contract period: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $425,000.00 Accounts: Electricity and Natural Gas 51001.540024 Contract Number(s): #74000008474 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): Districtwide Summary: On 10/20/2020, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the Forest Preserves contract with Ameresco, Inc. (Agenda No. 20-0363) to advise the Forest Preserves on the procurement of electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy for its facilities. Ameresco has advised the Forest Preserves to enter into a co   Not available Not available
20-0429 1 Constellation New Energy, Inc. (formerly Constellation Energy Services, Inc.), Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: Constellation New Energy, Inc. (formerly Constellation Energy Services, Inc.), Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Contract for purchase and delivery of electricity Contract Value: $425,000.00 Contract period: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $425,000.00 Accounts: Electricity and Natural Gas 51001.540024 Contract Number(s): #74000008474 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): Districtwide Summary: On 10/20/2020, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the Forest Preserves contract with Ameresco, Inc. (Agenda No. 20-0363) to advise the Forest Preserves on the procurement of electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy for its facilities. Ameresco has advised the Forest Preserves to enter into a co   Not available Not available
20-0424 1 Pitney Bowes, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Finance and Administration Vendor: Pitney Bowes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Lease of digital mailing system equipment for four (4) departments Contract Value: $40,000.00 Contract period: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2025 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $8,000.00; FY 2022 $8,000.00; FY 2023 $8,000.00; FY 2024 $8,000.00; FY 2025 $8,000.00 Accounts: Corporate Institutional Supplies 51001.530170 Contract Number(s): #74000008479 (20-20-001 State of Illinois Master Agreement #ADSPO16-16987) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract is subject to legal review and approval. 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 Forest Preserves is authorized to purchase from other agency contracts by    Not available Not available
20-0384 1 HOH Associates, Inc., Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Vendor: HOH Associates, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Contract #74000005268 issued under RFP #17-80-86 for Professional Services for Replacement of Selective HVAC Systems and Inspection and Evaluation of HVAC Systems at Various Locations throughout the Forest Preserves Original Contract Period: 9/13/2018 - 9/12/2019; Administrative Extension 9/13/2019 - 9/12/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 9/13/2020 (retroactive) - 9/12/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $130,000.00 Original Approval: 9/13/2018, $130,000.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): #74000005268 issued under RFP #17-80-86 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. Distr   Not available Not available
20-0399 1 Service Sanitation, Gary, IndianaContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Gary, Indiana Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase the Service Sanitation contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 3 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2015-10/31/2018; Board Approved Extension on 7/26/2018 for 11/1/2018-10/31/2019; Administrative Extension 11/1/2019-12/30/2019; Board Approved Extension on 12/17/2019 for 1/1/2020-10/31/2020; Administrative Extension 11/1/2020-11/30/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 12/1/2020 - 10/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $488,360.00 Original Approval: 7/21/2015, $282,360.00 Previous Increase(s): 7/26/2018, $89,000.00; 12/17/2019, $117,000.00 This Increase Requested: $95,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020, $2,000.00; FY 2021, $93,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 510   Not available Not available
20-0400 1 Service Sanitation, Gary, IndianaContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Gary, Indiana Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase the Service Sanitation contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 2 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2015-10/31/2018; Board Approved Extension on 7/26/2018 for 11/1/2018-10/31/2019; Administrative Extension 11/1/2019-12/30/2019; Board Approved Extension on 12/17/2019 for 1/1/2020-10/31/2020; Administrative Extension 11/1/2020-11/30/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 12/1/2020 - 10/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $352,876.00 Original Approval: 7/21/2015, $218,376.00 Previous Increase(s): 7/26/2018, $65,000.00; 12/17/2019, $69,500.00 This Increase Requested: $81,800.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020, $2,800.00; FY 2021, $79,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 51   Not available Not available
20-0401 1 Service Sanitation, Gary, IndianaContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Gary, Indiana Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase the Service Sanitation contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 1 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2015-10/31/2018; Board Approved Extension on 7/26/2018 for 11/1/2018-10/31/2019; Administrative Extension 11/1/2019-12/30/2019; Board Approved Extension on 12/17/2019 for 1/1/2020-10/31/2020; Administrative Extension 11/1/2020-11/30/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 12/1/2020 - 10/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $457,102.00 Original Approval: 7/21/2015, $241,602.00 Previous Increase(s): 7/26/2018, $138,000.00; 12/17/2019, $77,500.00 This Increase Requested: $91,700.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020, $4,000.00; FY 2021, $87,700.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Material   Not available Not available
20-0402 1 Service Sanitation, Gary, IndianaContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Service Sanitation, Gary, Indiana Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase the Service Sanitation contract Good(s) or Service(s): Placement and Servicing of Portable Toilets in Region 4 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2015-10/31/2018; Board Approved Extension on 7/26/2018 for 11/1/2018-10/31/2019; Administrative Extension 11/1/2019-12/30/2019; Board Approved Extension on 12/17/2019 for 1/1/2020-10/31/2020; Administrative Extension 11/1/2020-11/30/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 12/1/2020 - 10/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $331,070.00 Original Approval: 7/21/2015, $191,070.00 Previous Increase(s): 7/26/2018, $60,000.00; 12/17/2019, $80,000.00 This Increase Requested: $67,500.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020 $2,500.00; FY 2021 $65,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 510   Not available Not available
20-0406 1 Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION Department(s): Department of Finance and Administration Vendor: Baker Tilly US, LLP, Chicago, Illinois (formerly Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP), 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): Fiscal Year Audit Services for 2020 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2017 - 10/31/2020 with two (2) one-year extension options; Administrative Extension 11/1/2020 - 11/16/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 11/17/2020 - 10/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $226,670.00 Original Approval: 10/24/2017, $206,070.00 Previous Increase(s): $20,600.00 This Increase Requested: $87,985.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020, $10,000.00; FY 2021, $77,985.00 Accounts: Audit Services 51001.520895 Contract Number(s): #74000002798 issued under RFP #17-20-101 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. The Ven   Not available Not available
20-0408 1 Trailbound Trips, Barrington, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Trailbound Trips, Barrington, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Guided hiking and bicycling trips geared toward women audiences, while also educating them on restoration and conservation topics. Original Contract Period: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2024 with one (1) two-year optional extension to be exercised by the General Superintendent Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A Original Approval: 12/12/2017 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: $2,000.00 Revenue Generating (over four (4) years) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): Districtwide Summary: This proposed contract modif   Not available Not available
20-0425 1 Forest Preserve FoundationPartnership Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement Amendment with the Forest Preserve Foundation (the “Foundation”). Reason: The Forest Preserves wishes to extend its partnership agreement with the Forest Preserve Foundation for one (1) year and continue its annual financial contribution. This will allow the Foundation to grow its development efforts in a fundraising climate made particularly challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure continued support for critical Forest Preserves projects. Contract Period: (12/16/2014) 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2019; Board Approved Extension (11/19/2019) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020; Proposed extension: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021 Fiscal Impact: Current: $750,000.00, plus in-kind contributions; Additional Funds Requested: Not to Exceed $100,000.00, plus in-kind contributions up to $25,000.00. Account(s): Programs and Services 51001.700824 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject   Not available Not available
20-0414 1 Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”)License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain two 3-foot tall mechanical boxes near two comfort stations at Busse Woods Groves #1 and #2 to upgrade the existing meters located inside the comfort stations from 3G to 4G capability. The new pedestals will occupy no more than 10 square feet each and will not impact any trees. Term: Ten (10) Years License Fee: $4,400.00 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fees: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,600.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $15,500.00 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: 0.0034 Acre Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. Grantee has met the insurance requirements under the License Agreement. The Forest Preserves staff have reviewed this li   Not available Not available
20-0418 1 Village of Glencoe, IllinoisLicense RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to Village of Glencoe, Illinois (“Glencoe”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain 1,085 linear feet of a 16-inch underground water main across Grove #1 in the Skokie Lagoons. The proposed water main will replace roughly 1,000 linear feet of an existing deteriorated water main that is currently leaking and cannot be repaired. The license agreement for the existing watermain will remain in place as most of that watermain is still being used. No trees are proposed for removal. Term: Ten (10) years License Fee: $32,878.79 License Application Fee: $500.00 License Review Fee: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,600.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $42,978.79 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: None The area of the License is: 0.3736 Acres Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval.    Not available Not available
20-0419 1  License RequestPROPOSED 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 Oak Lawn and other Municipal Customers of the Oak Lawn Regional Water System (“the Grantees”), to locate, operate and maintain a water main in the Tinley Creek Preserves. Additional license area, associated fees and additional benefits would supplement the original license area of roughly 7 acres and original fees and benefits of roughly $3.7 million approved in 2015 (Agenda No. 15-0201). The applicant is requesting an amendment to shift two (2) proposed shafts west of the original proposed locations to avoid interference with ComEd wires and towers during construction. Term: Continuous License Fee: $24,371.72 License Application Fee: $500.00 License Review Fee: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,600.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $34,471.72 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: $197,280.93 Additional Mitigation Fees: The Grantees will pay an a   Not available Not available
20-0404 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 9/30/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 9/30/2020 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for September 2020.   Not available Not available
20-0366 1 2021 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan, 2021-2025ReportREPORT Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Receive and File Report Title: 2021 Update to the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan Report Period: Five (5) Years, 2021-2025 Summary: This report is an update of capital improvement projects and funding needs for the next five (5) years (2021-2025). Capital improvement needs were identified by 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 2021 board meeting.   Not available Not available
20-0405 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 9/1/2020 - 9/30/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 9/1/2020 - 9/30/2020 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of September 2020. 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
20-0420 1 Workers’ Compensation Report - September 2020ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - September 2020 Report Period: 9/1/2020 - 9/30/2020 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 September 2020.   Not available Not available
20-0421 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -10/20/2020 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: $766,748.87 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $1,025,300.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2020 to Present: $554,293.35 Legal Fees for 10/20/2020 to Be Approved: $38,699.92   Not available Not available
20-0427 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -11/17/2020Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -11/17/2020 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2020 to present: $277,231.97 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $61,117.42   Not available Not available
20-0413 1 Cook County Government, Cook County, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Other Part(ies): Cook County Government, Cook County, Illinois Request: Authority for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Cook County Goods or Services: The Forest Preserves seeks grant funds for the reimbursement of expenses associated with direct and indirect work force services provided by the Forest Preserves Department of Law Enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain public safety. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 11/17/2020 - 12/30/2020 Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating - Receipt of grant funds in an amount Not to Exceed $500,000.00) Accounts: N/A District(s): Districtwide Summary: Cook County has received Coronavirus Relief Funds (“CRF”) pursuant to the CARES Act, and in the spirit of intergovernmental cooperation desires to provide a portion of its CRF to aid local government agencies in addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 public health    Not available Not available
20-0349 1 Griggs Mitchell & Alma of Illinois, LLC d/b/a GMA Construction Group, 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 Griggs Mitchell & Alma of Illinois, LLC d/b/a GMA Construction Group, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for the construction of a new headquarters office building at Salt Creek Landscape Maintenance Headquarters located near North Riverside. Reason: Contract #74000008368, issued under Solicitation #20-80-005892 for Project #20-80-50 New Headquarters Building at Salt Creek Landscape Maintenance Campus includes demolition and replacement of an existing 1930s-era garage that over time had been converted to an office space and has now reached the end of its useful life. The new building will contain a training room, locker rooms, washrooms and offices and has been designed to accommodate a future garage addition. The new structure will be a super-insulated, all-electric building using a geo-thermal heating system. It has also been designed to support rooft   Not available Not available
20-0428 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar 11/17/2020- 12/15/2020Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar 11/17/2020- 12/15/2020 Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website, fpdcc.com/events, for updates and changes. Wednesdays in November; 10:30am- 11:30am Open Nature Play Day, Dan Ryan Woods, Chicago Register your play group, day care, or homeschool for this hour-long open nature play time. Enjoy the new Dan Ryan Woods Nature Play space while helping your children connect with nature. Registration and facemasks required. Tuesday, 11/17; 10am Fitness Hike: Deer Grove, Deer Grove West, Palatine Celebrate National Take A Hike Day in this fast-paced, fitness hike through Deer Grove. This hike will be just over 5 miles of mixed terrain, so be prepared for a workout with sturdy shoes and long pants. Registration and facemasks required. Tuesday, 11/17; 11am National Take a Hike Day: History & Photography Walk, Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Chicago In celebration of National Take a Hike Day,    Not available Not available
20-0383 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, and other terms and conditions of employment, for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020, covering employees in the classification of Sergeant in the Law Enforcement Department of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), have been negotiated between the Forest Preserves and the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council (Sergeant Unit); and WHEREAS, the general increases and wage adjustments that have been negotiated are reflected in the Salary Schedule and are included in the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated between the Forest Preserves and the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council (Sergeant Unit); and WHEREAS, s   Not available Not available