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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/20/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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20-0355 1 RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION OF ELIZABETH CONKEY WOODS AS AN ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVEResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION OF ELIZABETH CONKEY WOODS AS AN ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVE WHEREAS, on September 15, 2020, at the 236th meeting of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, Elizabeth Conkey Woods was approved for dedication as an Illinois Nature Preserve; and WHEREAS, dedication of a site as a Nature Preserve provides the highest level of protection for land in Illinois, and is granted only to natural areas of exceptional ecological or cultural significance; and WHEREAS, Elizabeth Conkey Woods is an approximately 180-acre preserve located in the villages of Crestwood and Palos Heights in southwest Cook County; and WHEREAS, the site consists of mesic oak woodlands and mesic floodplain forest adjoining Tinley Creek, and is home to several species of flora and fauna identified as being in greatest need of conservation; and WHEREAS, the site also contains important cultural resources further meriting its dedication and protection; and WHEREAS, authority to submit this addition for registration was granted by the Board of Commissioners on   Not available Not available
20-0356 1 RECOGNIZING THE REGISTRATION OF BERGMAN SLOUGH AS AN ILLINOIS LAND AND WATER RESERVEResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE REGISTRATION OF BERGMAN SLOUGH AS AN ILLINOIS LAND AND WATER RESERVE WHEREAS, on September 15, 2020, at the 236th meeting of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, Bergman Slough was approved for registration as an Illinois Land and Water Reserve; and WHEREAS, dedication of a site as an Illinois Land and Water Reserve provides a high level of protection for land in Illinois, and is granted only to natural areas of regional ecological or cultural significance; and WHEREAS, Bergman Slough is an approximately 280-acre preserve adjacent to the Village of Palos Park in southwest Cook County; and WHEREAS, the site consists of a high-quality prairie restoration, wetlands, and a slough featuring open prairie, a diverse set of wildflowers, and a number of rare grassland bird species; and WHEREAS, ecological management of the site began in the 1990s and was bolstered by an extensive restoration project led by CorLands (now Openlands), and the site today remains under stewardship by a vibrant volunteer community; and WHEREAS, authorit   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
20-0374 1 3101 231st Street, Unincorporated Sauk Village, Cook County, IllinoisSale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Joan M. O’Neill and Joseph C. O’Neill (Owners of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: 3101 231st Street, Unincorporated Sauk Village, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): PIN 33-31-402-009-0000 THE WEST 412.625 FEET OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 15 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN (EXCEPT THE EAST 16.5 FEET THEREOF TO BE USED FOR STREET PURPOSES) IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Fiscal Impact: $300,000.00 plus closing costs up to $10,000.00 (up to $310,000.00 in total). Accounts: Real Estate and Land Acquisition Fund 51006.560010 District(s): 6 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) has identified a parcel of land for acquisition that would add to the Forest Preserves’ current holdings near Plum Creek Meadow (the “Property”). The Property, commonly known a   Not available Not available
20-0373 1 AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR PLUM CREEK PRESERVEOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR PLUM CREEK PRESERVE AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 31, Township 35 North, Range 15 East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Plum Creek Preserve in District 6. WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (the “District”), pursuant to the statutes in such case made and provided, has from time to time acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, lands necessary and desirable for District purposes containing one or more natural forests or parts thereof, or lands connecting such forests or parts thereof, or lands capable of being reforested for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauties within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and to restore, restock, protect, and preserve the natural forests and said lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, for the purpose of the educ   Not available Not available
20-0352 1 Friends of the Chicago River, 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 Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Friends of the Chicago River seeks to contribute up to $220,000.00 to support habitat improvement and repopulation efforts for native turtles at Sag Quarries East, located in Lemont in southwest Cook County. The Forest Preserves and Friends of the Chicago River will collaborate to remove approximately 100 acres of invasive brush to reconnect isolated turtle populations and expand suitable nesting habitat. The project will be conducted at no direct cost to the Forest Preserves. Contract period: Date of execution - 12/31/2023 Fiscal Impact: N/A. The Forest Preserves will provide in-kind staff support for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of projects. Account(s): Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. Dis   Not available Not available
20-0370 1 Save the Prairie Society, Westchester, Illinois.Partnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with the Save the Prairie Society, Westchester, Illinois. Reason: The Save the Prairie Society, a volunteer-led conservation organization focused on the protection of Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve, wishes to contribute up to $15,000.00 to support habitat improvement work at Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve in central Cook County. The Forest Preserves and the Save the Prairie Society will collaborate to conduct restoration activities including invasive plant control across a 40-acre area of the preserve. Funding and contractual management services will be provided by the Save the Prairie Society, at no direct cost to the Forest Preserves. The Forest Preserves wishes to partner with the Save the Prairie Society to assist in coordinating the proposed restoration activities. All projects will be subject to review and approval by the Forest Preserves prior to proceeding. Contract period: Date of executio   Not available Not available
20-0371 1 Friends of Bluff Spring Fen, Elgin, Illinois.Partnership 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 Bluff Spring Fen, Elgin, Illinois. Reason: Friends of Bluff Spring Fen, a volunteer-led conservation organization focused on the protection of Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve, wishes to contribute up to $5,000.00 to support habitat improvement work at Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve in northwest Cook County. The Forest Preserves and Friends of Bluff Spring Fen will collaborate to conduct restoration activities including brush and invasive plant control across a 20-acre area of the preserve. Funding and contractual management services will be provided by the Friends of Bluff Spring Fen, at no direct cost to the Forest Preserves. The Forest Preserves wishes to partner with Friends of Bluff Spring Fen to assist in coordinating the proposed restoration activities. All projects will be subject to review and approval by the Forest Preserves prior to proceeding. Contract period: Date of execut   Not available Not available
20-0336 1 Martin Implement Sales, Orland Park, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: Martin Implement Sales, Orland Park, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to increase and extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): New Holland Tractor parts and equipment, and New Holland Construction Equipment parts and equipment Original Contract Period: 2/25/2019 - 2/24/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 2/25/2020 (retroactive) - 2/24/2022 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $25,000.00 Original Approval: 2/25/2019, $25,000.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $50,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020 $20,000.00; FY 2021 $25,000.00; FY 2022 $5,000.00 Accounts: Equipment, Supplies and Maintenance Service 29275.540275 Contract Number(s): 19-FL-145 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. The Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance is not applicable du   Not available Not available
20-0338 1 R.N.O.W. Inc, West Allis, WisconsinContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: R.N.O.W. Inc, West Allis, Wisconsin Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to increase and extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Loadmaster bodies and parts Original Contract Period: 6/20/2019 - 6/19/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 6/20/2020 (retroactive) - 6/19/2022 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $25,000.00 Original Approval: 6/20/2019, $25,000.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $50,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020 $10,000.00; FY 2021 $25,000.00; FY 2022 $15,000.00 Accounts: Equipment, Supplies and Maintenance Service 29275.540275 Contract Number(s): 19-FL-150 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment 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. Di   Not available Not available
20-0348 1 Openlands, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Openlands, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Continued ecological restoration services including but not limited to invasive removal, brush clearing, herbicide application, and prescribed burning by Openlands at Deer Grove West Woodland and Wetland Nature Preserve (“Deer Grove West”), utilizing funds administered through the O’Hare Modernization Mitigation Account (“OMMA”). This renewal is for an extension in time only; there is no cost to the Forest Preserves associated with continuation of the project. Original Contract Period: 11/17/2015 - 11/16/2020 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 11/17/2020 - 11/16/2025 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: None Original Approval: 11/17/2015 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A. The Forest Preserves may provide in-kind staff support for the pl   Not available Not available
20-0357 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: 12/1/2014 - 5/1/2019; Board Approved Extension (9/8/2015) 5/2/2019 - 5/1/2021; Board Approved Extension (1/14/2020) 5/21/2021 - 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 base 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: This ame   Not available Not available
20-0358 1 Glen Grove Equestrian Sports Inc (“Glen Grove”), Morton Grove, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Glen Grove Equestrian Sports Inc (“Glen Grove”), Morton Grove, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to amend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Management of the Forest Preserves’ equestrian facility Original Contract Period: 3/1/2016 - 2/29/2020; Board Approved Extension (11/19/2019) 3/1/2020 - 2/28/2021 with a second one-year extension option to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Glen Grove has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves an annual fee plus 5% of gross lesson and gift shop sales. Original Approval: 2/9/2016 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: This amendment will reduce the annual base fee by $42,000.00 for the 2020 season. Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 15-40-401 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Off   Not available Not available
20-0359 1 Oak Park Tennis Center, River Forest, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Oak Park Tennis Center, River Forest, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to amend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Management of a tennis facility on Forest Preserves property Original Contract Period: 12/12/2017 - 12/11/2024 with a thirty-six (36) month renewal option. Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A (Revenue Generating) Original Approval: 12/12/2017 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: This amendment will reduce the annual base fee by $1,560.60 for the 2020 season. Accounts: N/A (Revenue Generating) 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): 9 Summary: At the 6/16/2020 Board Meeting, the Forest Preserves notified the Forest Preserves of Coo   Not available Not available
20-0360 1 Chicago River Canoe and Kayak, Evanston, IllinoisContract 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 concession services for the Maple Lake Boat House Original Contract Period: 4/11/2017 - 4/10/2020 with two (2) two-year optional extensions; First Extension Option Exercised (1/2/2020) 4/11/2020 - 4/10/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: Authorization is sought to add an additional year to the exercise of the second two-year extension option from 4/11/2022 - 4/10/2025 to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Chicago River Canoe and Kayak has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves an annual base fee plus 5% of gross sales Original Approval: 4/11/2017 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating). This amendment will reduce the annual   Not available Not available
20-0361 1 Chicago River Canoe and Kayak, Evanston, IllinoisContract 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 concession services for the Skokie Lagoons Original Contract Period: 4/11/2016 - 4/10/2020; Board Approved Extension (7/28/2020) 4/11/2020 - 4/10/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 4/11/2022 - 4/10/2023 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Chicago River Canoe and Kayak has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves an annual base fee plus 5% of gross sales. Original Approval: 3/22/2016 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating). This amendment will reduce the annual base fee by $21,000.00 for the 2020 season. Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): 15-40-417 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. D   Not available Not available
20-0368 1 Chicago River Canoe and Kayak, Evanston, IllinoisContract 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 concession services for Busse Lake Boat House Original Contract Period: 1/14/2020 - 12/31/2022; with two (2) two-year optional extensions to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Chicago River Canoe and Kayak has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves an annual base fee plus 5% of gross sales. Original Approval: 1/14/2020 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating). This amendment will reduce the annual base fee by $12,730.00 for the 2020 season. Accounts: N/A (Revenue Generating) Contract Number(s): 19-40-498 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final   Not available Not available
20-0369 1 Chicago River Canoe and Kayak, Evanston, IllinoisContract 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 concession services for the Tampier Lake Boat House Original Contract Period: 1/14/2020 - 12/31/2022; with two (2) two-year optional extensions to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent Proposed Contract Period Extension: N/A Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Chicago River Canoe and Kayak has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves an annual base fee plus 5% of gross sales. Original Approval: 1/14/2020 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating). This amendment will reduce the annual base fee by $6,700.00 for the 2020 season. Accounts: N/A (Revenue Generating) Contract Number(s): 19-40-498 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Fi   Not available Not available
20-0363 1 Ameresco, Inc., Framingham, MassachusettsContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: Ameresco, Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Energy Consultant Services for Natural Gas and Electricity for Forest Preserves-Owned & Leased Facilities Contract Value: $210,000.00 Contract period: 11/1/2020 - 9/30/2023, with one (1) two-year renewal option Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2020 $12,000.00, FY 2021 $70,000.00, FY 2022 $70,000.00, FY 2023 $58,000.00 Accounts: Electricity and Natural Gas 51001.540024 Contract Number(s): 74000008367 (County Contract No. 1923-18043) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. The Vendor has met the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation. District(s): Districtwide Summary: Ameresco, Inc. will provide energy consultant, procurement, bill payment and data management services   Not available Not available
20-0347 1 Fabex Technologies, LLC, 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 Fabex Technologies, LLC, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois for the fabrication and installation of interpretive exhibits at Sand Ridge Nature Center near Calumet City. Reason: Contract #74000008391, issued under Solicitation #20-80-005632 for Project #20-80-44 Fabrication and Installation of Exhibits at Sand Ridge Nature Center, includes displays (including live animal habitats) and graphics and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. This work is funded by a 2019 Forest Preserves capital bond issue and a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources through the Open Space Lands Acquisition & Development (OSLAD) grant program. Bid Opening Date: 9/2/2020 Bid Results: Firm Base Bid 1. Knudsen Construction, Inc. $584,580.00* 2. Fabex Technologies, LLC $604,664.00 3. Exhibit Source Inc., a subsidiar   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
20-0364 1 McDonagh Demolition Inc., Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Facilities and Fleet Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with McDonagh Demolition Inc., Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Contract #74000008367 issued under Project #20-80-32 is for abatement, demolition and site restoration services at various Forest Preserves locations. Thirty-eight (38) structures have been identified as buildings eligible for removal due to exceeding their useful life and are beyond fiscally responsible repair or restoration. Twenty-two (22) structures with up to sixteen (16) alternate units will be removed under this contract. These facilities are located in the areas of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, North Riverside, Palatine, Riverdale, and South Barrington. Bid Opening Date: 8/25/2020 Bid Results: Firm Base Bid Alternates Total 1. McDonagh Demolition, Inc. $846,170.00 $473,870.00 $1,320,040.00 2. K.L.F. Enterprises $862,292.00 $482,314.00 $1,344,606.00 3. Alpine Demolition   Not available Not available
20-0367 1 Matthew Paving, Inc., Oak Lawn, IllinoisDisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to make a payment. Payee: Matthew Paving, Inc., Oak Lawn, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services - parking lot asphalt resurfacing, sidewalk upgrades, and drainage repairs. Fiscal Impact: $411,438.55 Accounts: Motor Fuel Tax Fund 51029.560060 Contract Number(s): 74000008008 issued under Job #19-80-67G-20C2 District(s): 5, 6, 13 Summary: Payment is for services rendered for the resurfacing of the Beaubien Woods Boat Launch parking lot. The contract also includes repaving of a portion of the Tinley Creek Bike Trail and the access drive and portion of the parking lot at Erickson Woods in the Skokie Lagoons Preserve.   Not available Not available
20-0308 1 Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”)Easement RequestPROPOSED EASEMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to grant a permanent easement to Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) at 183rd and Central in the Bobolink Meadow Land and Water Reserve near Tinley Park, Illinois, for 0.634 acre or 27,616 square feet. Reason: IDOT has requested permanent easements on all four (4) corners totaling less than 1 acre to construct and maintain intersection improvements at 183rd Street and Central Avenue. The project is proposed to improve safety, drainage, and pedestrian crossings. The improvements include high visibility crosswalks, new traffic signals with pedestrian countdowns, new and improved left turn lanes, and drainage improvements, including replacement culverts and ditch grading. The pedestrian crossings with countdown signals at all four (4) segments of the intersection are to accommodate future trail connections. The improved re-graded ditches will prevent standing water and flooding near Forest Preserves property. Although more than two (2) dozen tree   Not available Not available
20-0379 1 Cook County Government, Chicago, IllinoisIntergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Other Part(ies): Cook County Government, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to amend the intergovernmental agreement between the County of Cook (the “County”) and the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) for the reimbursement or payment for certain services rendered by various County departments and the Forest Preserves. Goods or Services: The County and the Forest Preserves wish to extend the agreement for one (1) year and restate/amend the agreement to increase the amount of reimbursement or payment between the Forest Preserves and the County for various services rendered; and to transfer ownership of one (1) vehicle from the County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security to the Forest Preserves. Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021 Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $2,094,643.00 in expenditures and $930,000.00 in revenue Accounts: Various districtwide corporate accounts District(s   Not available Not available
20-0353 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 8/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 8/31/2020 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for August 2020.   Not available Not available
20-0354 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 8/1/2020 - 8/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 8/1/2020 - 8/31/2020 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of August 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
20-0378 1 Workers’ Compensation Report - August 2020ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - August 2020 Report Period: 8/1/2020 - 8/31/2020 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 August 2020.   Not available Not available
20-0351 1 Position Paper - Acquisition and Disposition of Land by the Forest Preserves of Cook CountyReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Request: Approve Report Title: Position Paper - Acquisition and Disposition of Land by the Forest Preserves of Cook County Report Period: N/A Summary: This position paper by the Conservation and Policy Council of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Council”) provides guidance related to land acquisition and disposition and other Forest Preserves’ land use policies. The Next Century Conservation Plan presents a goal of acquiring 21,000 acres over 25 years, which would result in the expansion of the Forest Preserves to approximately 90,000 acres. Accomplishment of this inspiring goal will provide the natural lands crucial for the health and well-being of the dense populations in Chicago and its suburbs. The Council recommends that the Forest Preserves finds creative ways to continue to buy more land while also exploring alternative strategies such as land banks, easements and partnerships to protect and conserve land. The Council also recommends a moratorium on disposition of land until a final dispos   Not available Not available
20-0390 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 9/22/2020.   Not available Not available
20-0362 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 10/20/2020 - 11/17/2020Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 10/20/2020 - 11/17/2020 Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website, www.fpdcc.com/events, for updates and changes. Wednesdays in October; 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, 10/20; 10am - 12pm Fall Color Hike: Skokie Lagoons, Forest Way Grove, Glencoe Head outdoors, learn about your local forest preserves, and explore the Skokie Lagoons in the fourth installment of this walk and talk series (under 2 miles). Registration and facemasks are required. Tuesday, 10/20; 7pm (Via Zoom) Create Your Own Adventure in the Forest Preserves of Cook County In partnership with the LaGrange Public Library, learn all about the Forest Preserves of Cook C   Not available Not available
20-0342 1 FY’20 3rd Quarter Open Recommendation Status ReportReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: FY’20 3rd Quarter Open Recommendation Status Report Report Period: July 2020 Summary: Open Recommendations Status Report for the Cook County Forest Preserve District as of July 2020   Not available Not available
20-0304 1 SUPPORT OF THE TEN SHARED PRINCIPLES OF THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE AND THE ILLINOIS NAACPResolutionPROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 20-0304 (FPD Law Enforcement Committee 10/20/2020) PROPOSED RESOLUTION A 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 Ahmaud Arbery, Jacob Blake, Sandra Bland, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Laquan McDonald, Breonna Taylor, and many others locally and across the nation; and WHEREAS, studies have shown Black individuals have a disproportionate level of involvement in the criminal justice system; 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 Black 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 a   Not available Not available