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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/24/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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21-0143 1 HONORING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY FOR RECEIVING THE PUBLIC NATURAL AREAS AWARD FROM THE CHICAGO REGION TREE INITIATIVE’S URBAN FORESTRY AWARDS PROGRAM FOR ITS TREE PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION SPECIFICATIONS MANUALConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY FOR RECEIVING THE PUBLIC NATURAL AREAS AWARD FROM THE CHICAGO REGION TREE INITIATIVE’S URBAN FORESTRY AWARDS PROGRAM FOR ITS TREE PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION SPECIFICATIONS MANUAL WHEREAS, in December 2020 the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Tree Protection and Preservation Specifications Manual (the “Manual”) received the Public Natural Areas Award from the Chicago Region Tree Initiative’s Urban Forestry Awards program which celebrates stewardship and advocacy for natural areas on public property; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves’ Manual is a document that is used to make land use and management decisions that make the preservation, protection, and maintenance of trees a top priority; and WHEREAS, the development of the Manual was made possible in part through a 2018 Urban and Community Forestry Grant, administered by the Morton Arboretum and supported by the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves strives to protect an estimated 20 million trees reapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0005 1 Glenwood Academy (Owner of Record)Sale or Purchase of Real EstatePROPOSED SALE OR PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE Department(s): Legal Department Other Part(ies): Glenwood Academy (Owner of Record) Request: It is respectfully requested that this proposed purchase be approved. Description of Real Estate: Portion of Glenwood Academy, 500 West 187th St, Village of Glenwood, Cook County, Illinois Section: N/A Parcel(s): Part of PIN 32-04-300-018-0000 PARCEL 1 THAT PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 14 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 4 A DISTANCE OF 2386.89 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY LINE OF 187TH STREET, AS HERETOFORE DEDICATED BY PLAT OF DEDICATION RECORDED FEBRUARY 7, 1962 AS DOCUMENT 18395037 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 714.38 FEET, TO A STRIP OF LAND 50 FEET WIDE WESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL WITH AND IMMEreferPass Action details Not available
21-0004 1 AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR GLENWOOD WOODSOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FOREST PRESERVE NEAR GLENWOOD WOODS AN ORDINANCE CREATING A FOREST PRESERVE in part of Section 4, Township 35 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, all in Cook County, Illinois near Glenwood Woods 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 education, plreferPass Action details Not available
21-0166 1 ORDINANCE EXTENSIONOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT ORDINANCE EXTENSION BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Title 1 - Administrative, Chapter 8 - District Finances, Section 5 - Minority-and Women-Owned Business Enterprises of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: 1-8-5: - MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES. 1-8-5a: SUBDIVISION I-GENERAL PROVISIONS. * * * T. Review and Sunset. 1. On or before the sunset date of this Ordinance [subdivision], the District shall review new evidence to determine whether it has a compelling interest in continuing narrowly tailored remedies to redress discrimination against PCEs so that the District will not function as a passive participant in a discriminatory marketplace. 2. This Ordinance [subdivision] shall sunset on or before December 31, 2022. June 30, 2021 June 30, 2022. 1-8-5b: SUBDIVISION II-CONSTRUCTION ORDINANCE. * * * P. Program Review and Sunset. 1. The President and the Board of Commissioners shall receive quarterly and annual referPass Action details Not available
21-0180 1 APPOINTMENTS TO THE CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCILOrdinance AmendmentAPPOINTMENTS TO THE CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCIL BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 18 - CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCIL, Section 1-18-2: MEMBERS OF THE CONSERVATION COUNCIL, Subsection C, of the Forest Preserve District Code of Cook County is hereby amended as follows: * * * 7. Prior to confirmation, each candidate for appointment shall submit a statement to the Chairman of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the Board, attesting that the candidate possesses the qualifications of members as established by Section 1-18-3 of the District's Code of Ordinances. Once appointed, a member shall notify the Board in writing within seven (7) business days of any change in the member’s qualifications as set forth in that Section. 8. The statement required by Subsection (C)(7) shall be signed, dated, and substantially in the following form: “I attest that I possess the qualifications of a member of the Conservation and Policy Council of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County as establishedapprove as amendedPass Action details Not available
21-0165 1 Position Paper - Scaling Up Volunteers in the Forest Preserves of Cook CountyReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Request: Approve Report Title: Position Paper - Scaling Up Volunteers in 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 increasing the number of volunteers throughout Cook County, engaged in supporting the Forest Preserves mission. The Next Century Conservation Plan (the “NCCP”) established a goal of restoring 30,000 acres over 25 years. Accomplishment of this inspiring goal well positions the Forest Preserves to address the threats that climate change, biodiversity loss and limited access to nature pose to people’s well-being. To attain the ambitious goal of the NCCP, the Council recommends that the Forest Preserves and its partners invest in the best available strategies to engage, train, inspire and retain dedicated volunteers and, especially, volunteer leaders. The Council also recommends developing a volunteer recruitment strategy consistenapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0151 1 to dedicate Somme Prairie Grove as an Illinois Nature Preserve with the Illinois NatureMiscellaneous Item of BusinessPROPOSED MISCELLANEOUS ITEM OF BUSINESS Department: Department of Resource Management Summary: Requesting authority, pursuant to Section 9 of the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act (70 ILCS 810/9), to dedicate Somme Prairie Grove as an Illinois Nature Preserve with the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission (“INPC”). This dedication contributes to one of the key goals set forward in the Next Century Conservation Plan to dedicate and register 20,000 acres with the INPC. 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 important natural or cultural significance. The proposed Somme Prairie Grove Nature Preserve is an approximately 85-acre portion of the preserves located in the village of Northbrook in northeast Cook County. The site consists of high-quality mesic savanna and dry-mesic woodland that support a host of conservative native plant species and a rich assemblage of savanna and shrubland breeding birds. Somme Prairie Grove has benefitted from a vibrant stewardshapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0121 1 Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IllinoisGrant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois Request: Authorization to accept grant and to enter into grant agreement Purpose: Grant to conduct a tree inventory and develop a management plan for Forest Preserves picnic groves utilizing funds from the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program Grant Amount: $10,000.00 Grant Period: Date of execution - 7/1/2022 Fiscal Impact: $10,000.00 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; and Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves have been sub-awarded funds from the Morton Arboretum via thapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0009 1 Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, IllinoisInteragency Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department(s): Office of the General Superintendent Other Part(ies): Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, Illinois Request: To amend an agreement between the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) and the Chicago Zoological Society (the “Zoo”) Good(s) or Service(s): Free days Agreement period: 4/6/1987 - 4/5/2027 Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Agreement Number(s): N/A District(s): 16 Summary: This proposed amendment amends Sections 13 of the agreement between the Zoo and the Forest Preserves for the maintenance and operation of a zoological park on lands of the Forest Preserves, commonly known as the Brookfield Zoo, to allow for changes in free days designation consistent with the Illinois Government Emergency Administration Act (Public Act 101-0640). Section 13 of the agreement is hereby amended as follows: "Said Zoological Park shall be open without general admission charge to organized groups of children in attendance at schools in the State of Illinois. The Society mayapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0140 1 The River Forest Park District, River Forest, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Other Part(ies): The River Forest Park District, River Forest, Illinois Request: Authority for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement Goods or Services: Maintenance and use of Cummings Square baseball and softball field Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: 2/24/2021 - 12/31/2023 with two (2) one-year extension options to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A District(s): 9 Summary: On 3/22/2016, the Board of Commissioners approved the Forest Preserves entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the River Forest Park District (“RFPD”) for use of the Cummings Square baseball and softball field located on the corner of Lake and Bonnie Brae Streets in River Forest, Illinois. On 3/19/2019, the Board authorized extension of the agreement, which expired on 3/31/2020. No use of the field took place post 3/31/2020 dapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0156 1 Village of Niles, IllinoisIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Niles, Illinois Request: Authority for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) with the Village of Niles, Illinois (“Niles”). Goods or Services: Niles is requesting an IGA to construct and maintain trail improvements on the North Branch Trail near the Howard Street crossing. Recently, Niles reduced Howard Street from a 4-lane road to a 2-lane road and added protected bike lanes and a pedestrian refuge island along Howard Street at the North Branch Trail crossing. Niles is looking to add additional safety measures in the form of advance warning signs and refresh other standard trail markings to reinforce awareness by trail users as they approach the crossing. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Perpetual, subject to termination after twenty (20) years Fiscal Impact: None License Fee: $4,671.00 (waived) License Application Fees: $3,500.00 (wareferPass Action details Not available
21-0117 1 Audubon Great Lakes, Chicago, 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 Audubon Great Lakes, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Audubon Great Lakes (“Audubon”) and the Forest Preserves wish to partner to establish a habitat restoration internship in 2021-2022. The 16-week annual program will engage a crew of approximately eight (8) adult participants in hands-on ecological conservation with a primary focus on sites within the Calumet, Palos, and Tinley Creek regional preserves, but not excluding work which may occur in other regions. Participants receive training in herbicide application, prescribed fire, stewardship, and chainsaw operation, in addition to experience leading various community engagement and volunteer workday events. The program is oriented towards participants interested in pursuing a career in land management, ecology and related fields, with a focus on developing participants’ conservation, leadership, and project management skills. Total program costs for 202approvePass Action details Not available
21-0124 1 to amend previously approved Board Item No. 20-0237 to remove the Northbrook Park District as a party to the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Village of Northbrook for the maintenance of a meadow at ChipillyPreviously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENT Department: Department of Resource Management Request: Authorization to amend previously approved Board Item No. 20-0237 to remove the Northbrook Park District as a party to the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Village of Northbrook for the maintenance of a meadow at Chipilly Woods. Item Number: 20-0237 Fiscal Impact: None Account(s): N/A District(s): 14 Original Text of Item: PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Resource Management Other Part(ies): Village of Northbrook, Northbrook, Illinois; and the Northbrook Park District, Northbrook, Illinois Request: Authorization to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement Goods or Services: Maintenance of a meadow at the southeast portion of Chipilly Woods in the Village of Northbrook, Illinois Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Date of execution through 4/30/2025, with one (1) five-year extension option to be exercised at the discretion of thapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0155 1 Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”)Easement RequestEASEMENT 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 Roosevelt Road and First Avenue in Miller Meadow for 0.032 acres, or 1,394 square feet. Reason: IDOT has requested a permanent easement on the south side of Roosevelt Road just east of First Avenue in Miller Meadow to construct approximately 130 linear feet of sidewalk as part of improvements it is making to the nearby intersection. The sidewalk would allow Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy students and others to more safely walk from the bus stop on the south side of Roosevelt Road to its intersection with First Avenue. The sidewalk will be installed by IDOT and maintained by the Village of Forest Park as part of an intergovernmental agreement between those parties. The area for the permanent easement is 0.032 acres. IDOT indicates that no trees are expected to be removed for this project. Easement Fee: $5,000.00 Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A Concurrence(s): referPass Action details Not available
21-0127 1 Ask Reply, Inc. d/b/a B2GNow, Phoenix, ArizonaContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Finance and Administration Vendor: Ask Reply, Inc. d/b/a B2GNow, Phoenix, Arizona Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Diversity Management Monitoring System Contract Value: $110,000.00 Contract period: 1/1/2021 (retroactive) - 1/25/2026 with two (2) one-year renewal options Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $22,000.00, FY 2022 $22,000.00, FY 2023 $22,000.00, FY 2024 $22,000.00, FY 2025 $22,000.00 Accounts: Computer Equipment and Supplies 51001.560226 Contract Number(s): #74000008772 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: The Forest Preserves requests authorization to enter into and execute a contract with Ask Reply, Inc. d/b/a B2GNow. They provide a Web-Based DiversiapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0139 1 Colette Holt & Associates, San Antonio, TexasContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Finance and Administration Vendor: Colette Holt & Associates, San Antonio, Texas Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Disparity Study Contract Value: $197,275.00 Contract Period: 2/24/2021 - 8/27/2022 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $140,000.00, FY 2022 $57,275.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520830 Contract Number(s): #74000008775 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. The contract-specific Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise goal for this contract was set to zero. District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves requests authorization to enter into and execute a contract with Colette Holt & Associates (“CHA”) to conduct a disparity study. The study will review the operation of the Forest Preserves’ Minority- and Women-Owned Business Program to determine whether the Forest PresapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0128 1 360 Energy Group, LLC, Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Vendor: 360 Energy Group, LLC, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Professional services to develop building energy and sustainability plans and strategies districtwide. Contract Value: $440,000.00 Contract period: 3/15/2021 - 3/14/2022 with two (2) one-year optional extensions to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $240,000; FY 2022 $100,000 (optional extension); FY 2023 $100,000 (optional extension) Accounts: Professional Services Accounts 51009.520830, 510028.520830, 51030.520830, and 51051.520830; and future Professional Services Accounts Contract Number(s): Contract #74000008784 issued under Request for Proposal #20-80-52 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. The contract-specific Minority- and Women-ownapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0147 1 Atlas Bobcat, Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Facilities and Fleet Vendor: Atlas Bobcat, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to execute a parts and service contract Good(s) or Service(s): Parts and service for Bobcat brand equipment owned by the Forest Preserves Contract Value: $150,000.00 Contract Period: 3/1/2021 - 2/29/2024 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $33,000.00, FY 2022 $50,000.00, FY 2023 $50,000.00, FY 2024 $17,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 29275.540250 Contract Number(s): 74000008799 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. The contract specific Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise goal for this contract was set to zero. District(s): Districtwide Summary: A solicitation was issued in 2020 for parts only, specific to Bobcat brand OEM parts. The selected bidder was an entity with which the Forest Preserves did not have experience and to date such vendor has performed unsatisfactapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0153 1 Illinois Public Safety Agency Network (“IPSAN”), Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Law Enforcement Vendor: Illinois Public Safety Agency Network (“IPSAN”), Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Public Safety Software Contract Value: $125,000.00 Contract period: 1/1/2021 (retroactive) - 12/31/2025 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $25,000.00, FY 2022 $25,000.00, FY 2023 $25,000.00, FY 2024 $25,000.00, FY 2025 $25,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520830 Contract Number(s): #74000008773 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement 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 seeking authorization to enter into an agreement for public safety software on a sole source basis with IPSAN. The vendor approvePass Action details Not available
21-0141 1 Penn and Associates, Cleveland, OhioContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Penn and Associates, Cleveland, Ohio Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Customer service surveys Original Contract Period: Thirty-six (36) months from the issuance of the Purchase Order (4/24/2018 - 4/23/2021) Proposed Contract Period Extension: 4/24/2021 - 4/23/2022; with a second one-year extension option to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $30,000.00 Original Approval: 4/24/2018, $30,000.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $20,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $10,000.00, FY 2022 $10,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services Account 51001.520830 Contract Number(s): 18-40-402 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. The Minority- and Women-OwneapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0158 1 Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Provide Refuse Disposal Sites for Region 1 (South/Southwest Region) which consists of Calumet, Tinley Creek, and Palos Divisions Original Contract Period: 3/1/2016 - 2/28/2019; Board Approved Extension 3/1/2019 - 2/28/2020; Board Approved Extension 2/29/2020 - 2/28/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 3/1/2021 - 8/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $172,000.00 for sixty (60) months Original Approval: 2/9/2016, $100,000.00 Previous Increase(s): 3/1/2019, $36,000.00; 2/29/2020, $36,000.00 This Increase Requested: $20,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $20,000.00 Accounts: Refuse Disposal 51001.520050 Contract Number(s): #74000003262 issued under RFP 15-52-205 (R) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. FiapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0161 1 Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Provide Refuse Disposal Sites for Region 2 (Central Region), Salt Creek and Indian Boundary Divisions Original Contract Period: 3/1/2016 - 2/28/2019; Board Approved Extension 3/1/2019 - 2/28/2020; Board Approved Extension 2/29/2020 - 2/28/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 3/1/2021 - 8/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $172,000.00 for sixty (60) months Original Approval: 2/9/2016, $100,000.00 Previous Increase(s): 3/1/2019, $36,000.00; 2/29/2020, $36,000.00 This Increase Requested: $20,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $20,000.00 Accounts: Refuse Disposal 51001.520050 Contract Number(s): #74000003263 issued under RFP 15-52-206 (R) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject approvePass Action details Not available
21-0162 1 Groot Industries, Inc., Elk Grove, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Groot Industries, Inc., Elk Grove, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase the Groot Industries, Inc. contract Good(s) or Service(s): Provide Refuse Disposal Sites for Region 3 (North/Northwest Region), North Branch and Northwest Divisions Original Contract Period: 3/1/2016 - 2/28/2019; Board Approved Extension 3/1/2019 - 2/28/2020; Board Approved Extension 2/29/2020 - 2/28/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 3/1/2021 - 8/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $156,000.00 for sixty (60) months Original Approval: 2/9/2016, $90,000.00 Previous Increase(s): 3/1/2019, $33,000.00; 2/29/2020, $33,000.00 This Increase Requested: $18,500.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $18,500.00 Accounts: Refuse Disposal 51001.520050 Contract Number(s): #74000003108 issued under RFP 15-52-207 (R) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. approvePass Action details Not available
21-0163 1 Allied Waste Transportation, Inc., Chicago, IllinoisContract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Landscape Maintenance Vendor: Allied Waste Transportation, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase the Allied Waste Transportation, Inc. contract Good(s) or Service(s): Provide Refuse Disposal Sites for Region 4 (Southeast Region), Thorn Creek Division Original Contract Period: 3/1/2016 - 2/28/2019; Board Approved Extension 3/1/2019 - 2/28/2020; Board Approved Extension 2/29/2020 - 2/28/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 3/1/2021 - 8/31/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $90,000.00 for sixty (60) months Original Approval: 2/9/2016, $52,000.00 Previous Increase(s): 3/1/2019, $19,000.00; 2/29/2020, $19,000.00 This Increase Requested: $10,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $10,000.00 Accounts: Refuse Disposal 51001.520050 Contract Number(s): #74000003158 issued under RFP 15-52-208 (R) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. FinaapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0146 1 Workers’ Compensation Report - December 2020ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - December 2020 Report Period: 12/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 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 December 2020.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0149 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 11/30/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for December 2020.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0150 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 11/1/2020 - 11/30/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 12/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of December 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
21-0152 1 FY’21 1st Quarter Open Recommendation Status ReporReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: FY’21 1st Quarter Open Recommendation Status Report Report Period: February 2021 Summary: Report on the status of open audit recommendations.referPass Action details Not available
21-0144 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -1/26/2021Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -1/26/2021 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2021 to Present: $16,394.52 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $1,764,000.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2021 to Present: $63,637.11 Legal Fees for 1/26/2021 to Be Approved: $58,490.81approvePass Action details Not available
21-0145 1 Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -2/24/2021Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -2/24/2021 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2021 to present: $0.00 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $150,000.00approvePass Action details Not available
21-0189 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 01/26/2021.approvePass Action details Not available
21-0154 1 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 2/24/2021 - 3/16/2021Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar- 2/24/2021 - 3/16/2021 Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website, www.fpdcc.com/events, for updates and changes. Wednesday, 2/24; 10am (Facebook LIVE) Creative Reuse to Reduce, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook In this tutorial demonstrating at-home projects to reduce waste and repurpose winter home goods, learn how to create planters from candle holders. Thursday, 2/25; 10am Twigs on the Trails, Little Red Schoolhouse, Willow Springs Learn to identify all the different parts of a twig and what these features can tell you about the tree they are a part of while walking through the woods on one of our tree-lined trails. Registration and facemasks are required. Call 708-839-6897. Thursday, 2/25; 2pm (Facebook LIVE) Samplin’ Syrup, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook Trees provide us with an abundance of resources. Each week during the maple sap run we will talk trees and show you a new receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0008 1 TO MODIFY CERTAIN 2021 FEESResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO MODIFY CERTAIN 2021 FEES WHEREAS, on November 17, 2020, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners (the “Forest Preserves”) approved the 2021 Executive Budget Recommendation (Agenda No. 20-0389), which included rates for the Glen Grove Equestrian Center; and WHEREAS, based on a request from Glen Grove Equestrian Sports Inc., which currently manages the equestrian facility, in response to continued increased costs and decreased revenue resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forest Preserves is now asking that certain fees be increased; and WHEREAS, such proposed modified fees are listed below: PROPOSED - FOREST PRESERVES MODIFIED FEES _______________________________________ Glen Grove Stables EQUESTRIAN LESSON FEES Private Rate: $60.00 $55.00/Half Hour Semi Private Rate: $55.00 $50.00/Half Hour Group Rate: $75.00 $70.00/Hour EQUESTRIAN BOARDING FEES Front Barn Stall: $885.00 $835.00/Month Large Barn Stall: $925.00 $875.00/Month Grooming Packages: $150.00 $175.00/Month MONTHLY LESSON PACKAGES FOR EQUESTRIAN BOAdischarge from committeePass Action details Not available
21-0008 1 TO MODIFY CERTAIN 2021 FEESResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO MODIFY CERTAIN 2021 FEES WHEREAS, on November 17, 2020, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners (the “Forest Preserves”) approved the 2021 Executive Budget Recommendation (Agenda No. 20-0389), which included rates for the Glen Grove Equestrian Center; and WHEREAS, based on a request from Glen Grove Equestrian Sports Inc., which currently manages the equestrian facility, in response to continued increased costs and decreased revenue resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forest Preserves is now asking that certain fees be increased; and WHEREAS, such proposed modified fees are listed below: PROPOSED - FOREST PRESERVES MODIFIED FEES _______________________________________ Glen Grove Stables EQUESTRIAN LESSON FEES Private Rate: $60.00 $55.00/Half Hour Semi Private Rate: $55.00 $50.00/Half Hour Group Rate: $75.00 $70.00/Hour EQUESTRIAN BOARDING FEES Front Barn Stall: $885.00 $835.00/Month Large Barn Stall: $925.00 $875.00/Month Grooming Packages: $150.00 $175.00/Month MONTHLY LESSON PACKAGES FOR EQUESTRIAN BOAapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0107 1 Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the Year 2021OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the Year 2021 BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County: Section 1. That this Ordinance is and the same is hereby termed the “Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the Year 2021.” Section 2. That the Committee on Finance of the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois has considered the subject of the Annual Tax Levy for the year 2021 and the several sums necessary to be levied to meet the needs and requirements of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for said year and has recommended that this ordinance for the levy of taxes be adopted. Section 3. That the Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, heretofore having approved and adopted the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for the year commencing January 1, 2021 at its meeting held November 17, 2020, which ordinance was published by authority of said Board as provided by law and which portion of said Approdischarge from committeePass Action details Not available
21-0107 1 Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the Year 2021OrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the Year 2021 BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County: Section 1. That this Ordinance is and the same is hereby termed the “Ordinance for the Levy of Taxes for the Year 2021.” Section 2. That the Committee on Finance of the Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois has considered the subject of the Annual Tax Levy for the year 2021 and the several sums necessary to be levied to meet the needs and requirements of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for said year and has recommended that this ordinance for the levy of taxes be adopted. Section 3. That the Commissioners of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, heretofore having approved and adopted the Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for the year commencing January 1, 2021 at its meeting held November 17, 2020, which ordinance was published by authority of said Board as provided by law and which portion of said ApproapprovePass Action details Not available
20-0464 1 Position Paper: Nature-Compatible Recreation in the Forest Preserves of Cook CountyReportREPORT Department: Conservation and Policy Council Request: Receive and File Report Title: Position Paper: Nature-Compatible Recreation in the Forest Preserves of Cook County Report Period: N/A Summary: This is the third of four (4) position papers prepared by the Conservation and Policy Council to provide guidance regarding key issues that face the Forest Preserves. These position papers continue an important legacy of civic leadership related to the Forest Preserves. In 1959, an Advisory Committee paper stated, “The Board has kept in mind the fact that the great holdings of the District are the property of all the citizens of Cook County and has refused to dissipate them for community, municipal or other purposes not in the interest of the general public,” and that it takes “vigilance, effort and courage” to sustain and enforce these polices with firmness and resolution. This position paper reinforces and builds upon previous efforts. It recommends that the Forest Preserves prioritize nature-compatible recreation and oppose new uses that are not aligned with the ForereconsiderPass Action details Not available
20-0464 1 Position Paper: Nature-Compatible Recreation in the Forest Preserves of Cook CountyReportREPORT Department: Conservation and Policy Council Request: Receive and File Report Title: Position Paper: Nature-Compatible Recreation in the Forest Preserves of Cook County Report Period: N/A Summary: This is the third of four (4) position papers prepared by the Conservation and Policy Council to provide guidance regarding key issues that face the Forest Preserves. These position papers continue an important legacy of civic leadership related to the Forest Preserves. In 1959, an Advisory Committee paper stated, “The Board has kept in mind the fact that the great holdings of the District are the property of all the citizens of Cook County and has refused to dissipate them for community, municipal or other purposes not in the interest of the general public,” and that it takes “vigilance, effort and courage” to sustain and enforce these polices with firmness and resolution. This position paper reinforces and builds upon previous efforts. It recommends that the Forest Preserves prioritize nature-compatible recreation and oppose new uses that are not aligned with the ForeapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0116 1 Restoration Status of Next Century Conservation Plan/Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan Identified PrioritiesReportREPORT Department: Department of Resource Management Request: Refer to Environmental and Sustainability Committee Report Title: Restoration Status of Next Century Conservation Plan/Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan Identified Priorities Report Period: 2015-2020 Summary: This document presents a five (5) year status report on ecological restoration achieved between the years of 2015-2020 in pursuit of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Next Century Conservation Plan (“NCCP”) goal of restoring 30,000 acres to ecological health by 2040. The report includes introductory and background information on the Forest Preserves’ approach to meeting its land management goals, a set of maps that shows where important work has been accomplished, and descriptions of the preserves prioritized for restoration. These 30,000 acres are comprised of fifteen (15) priority landscapes, seven (7) Illinois nature preserves, and an additional set of thirty-eight (38) priority stewardship sites identified and ranked through the Forest Preserves’ receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0123 1 Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”)Easement RequestEASEMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to grant permanent and temporary easements to Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) at Rand Road and the Des Plaines River for 0.040 permanent and 0.044 temporary acres or 1,731 permanent and 1,916 temporary square feet. Reason: IDOT has requested two (2) small permanent easement areas and two (2) small temporary easement areas on the south side of Rand Road between the Des Plaines River and the Des Plaines River Trail in Belleau Woods for relocation of a sidewalk and trail crossing by a few feet as part of a larger bridge and road infrastructure project. The project is proposed to improve aging bridge and road infrastructure, as well as improve pedestrian safety along Rand Road. Structures proposed to be built on Forest Preserves land. IDOT proposes to relocate the sidewalk along the south side of Rand Road, placing it behind the guardrails, which will be moved immediately adjacent to the curb, to keep a barrier between vehicles and pedestrians. AddapprovePass Action details Not available