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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/22/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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21-0315 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 1 of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances are hereby amended as follows: 1-13-1: DEFINITIONS. 1-13-2: CODE OF CONDUCT. Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption. Click for full text: referPass Action details Not available
21-0270 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCEOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE OUTSIDE COUNSEL AND LEGAL FEES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 19 of Title 1 of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby enacted as follows: A. District Reports to Litigation Subcommittee. 1. Notice of Monetary Counterclaims and Fee Requests. If the Forest Preserve District of Cook County is a party to any civil legal action in state or federal court, the District’s Chief Attorney shall provide notice to the Litigation Subcommittee (as defined below) prior to a filing for monetary counterclaim, request for monetary sanctions, request for statutory reimbursement and/or request for fees in excess of $50,000. If the Chief Attorney is unable to provide notice to the Litigation Subcommittee in advance of filing, the Chief Attorney shall inform the Chair of the Litigation Subcommittee in advance of filing and provide notice to the Litigation Subcommittee at its next scheduled meeting. 2. Settlement. The District shall request authority from the Litigation SureferPass Action details Not available
21-0300 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCEOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE ORDINANCE TO VACATE A PORTION OF WEST 24TH PLACE WHEREAS, under the authority granted pursuant to 70 ILCS 810/8, the Board of Commissioners for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, after due investigation and consideration, has determined that the nature and extent of the public use and the public interest to be subserved is such as to warrant the vacation of the street described in the following ordinance, which street is located within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and is not a part of any state or county highway. THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Board of Commissioners for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, as follows: 1. That all that part of West 24th Place described as follows: THAT PORTION OF WEST 24TH PLACE LYING SOUTH OF AND ADJACENT TO LOTS 151,152 & 153 IN TALMAN & THIELE'S WEST 22ND STREET ADDITION TO EDGEWOOD BEING A SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH 1665 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 39, NORTH RANGE 12 EAST, OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN (EXCreferPass Action details Not available
21-0301 1 PROPOSED ORDINANCEOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE ORDINANCE TO VACATE A PORTION OF SHERMER ROAD WHEREAS, under the authority granted pursuant to 70 ILCS 810/8, the Board of Commissioners for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, after due investigation and consideration, has determined that the nature and extent of the public use and the public interest to be subserved is such as to warrant the vacation of the street described in the following ordinance, which street is located within the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and is not a part of any state or county highway. THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Board of Commissioners for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, as follows: 1. That all that part of Shermer Road described as follows: THAT PORTION OF SHERMER ROAD LYING BETWEEN DUNDEE ROAD AND WAUKEGAN ROAD IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN. SAID PORTION BEING 100 FEET WIDE AS DEDICATED FOR A PUBLIC STREET BY DOCUMENT NUMBER 11745019 TO THE VILLAGE OF NORTHBROOK, COOK COUNTY, IreferPass Action details Not available
21-0302 1 PROPOSED RESOLUTIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION OF SOMME PRAIRIE GROVE AS AN ILLINOIS NATURE PRESERVE WHEREAS, on May 11, 2021, at the 238th meeting of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, Somme Prairie Grove 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, Somme Prairie Grove Nature Preserve is an approximately 85-acre portion of the preserves located in the village of Northbrook in northeast Cook County; and WHEREAS, 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; and WHEREAS, Somme Prairie Grove has benefitted from a vibrant stewardship community since 1980, and represents one of the oldest and most comprehensive savanna and woodland restorations in the Midwest. The recovery of Somme Prairie approvePass Action details Not available
21-0316 1 PROPOSED GRANT AWARD PROPOSED GRANT AWARDGrant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Planning and Development Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves to accept and enter into an agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”) for grant funding for a Caldwell Woods Wellness Studio located in Chicago, Illinois. Grant Amount: $1,228,800.00 Grant Period: Two (2) years from date of full contract execution Fiscal Impact: $409,700.00 match Accounts: Revenue account 51010.411437 (State Governmental Grants) Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 15 9 Summary: The scope of work for this project includes design and construction of renovation of an existing warming shelter building at Caldwell Woods to offer year-round recreation and wellness programs, visitor information on nearby recreation facilities, napprovePass Action details Not available
21-0287 1 PROPOSED LICENSE REQUESTLicense 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 an automated meter radio pedestal, transformer and 15 feet of cable from an existing handhole at Bullfrog Lake. By placing the approximately 3-foot tall pedestal boxes and shorter transformer, ComEd will be able to upgrade their facilities from 3G to 4G capability with minimal impact as there are no tree impacts as part of this license request. However, the Forest Preserves is requiring that ComEd place vegetation in front of the new above-ground infrastructure to shield it from public view. Term: Ten (10) Years License Fee: $4,500.00 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fees: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,750.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $15,750.00 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: 0.0052 Acre Concurrence(s): The Chief FinanreferPass Action details Not available
21-0288 1 PROPOSED LICENSE REQUESTLicense 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 292 feet of buried fiber optic cable around the Winnetka substation on Forest Preserves property. The Winnetka substation, which provides power to ComEd customers in the village and was created in 1995 via License #1602, is increasing its power capacity and this cable is anticipated to provide a faster, more reliable and more secure system with minimal impact as there are no tree impacts or trail closures as part of this license request. Term: Ten (10) Years License Fee: $9,049.59 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fees: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,750.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $20,299.59 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: 0.1006 Acre Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final license agreemreferPass Action details Not available
21-0291 1 PROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENTPreviously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: At the 11/17/2020 meeting of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners, Board Item No. 20-0419 was introduced. It related to amending a License to the Village of Oak Lawn and other Municipal Customers of the Oak Lawn Regional Water System to locate, operate and maintain a water main in the Tinley Creek Preserves. Board Item No. 20-0419 was not approved until 3/18/2021. In the interim period between when the item was introduced and when it was approved several trees were removed under the direction of the Forest Preserves. Ecological restoration work within the license area resulted in removal of several trees which previously were included in this license applicant’s tree mitigation survey. Under the Forest Preserves’ Tree Mitigation Plan, the license applicant is not responsible for tree mitigation fees for these trees that were removed by the Forest Preserves necessitating a reduction of the licensee’s tree mitigation fee. Item Number: 20-0419 approvePass Action details Not available
21-0303 1 PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT RENEWALIntergovernmental Agreement RenewalPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT RENEWAL Department: Department of Resource Management Other Part(ies): Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (“MWRD”), Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend agreement Goods or Services: Right of Entry to perform stream maintenance on Forest Preserves property as part of the Small Stream Maintenance Program through 2031 Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: Original 1/9/2017 - 1/8/2022; proposed extension 1/9/2022 - 12/31/2031 Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Forest Preserves is requesting to extend its Right of Entry agreement with MWRD to grant the MWRD and its contractors limited access to Forest Preserves property for the purpose of removing blockages and debris from small watercourses for an additional ten (10) years. The MWRD is the stormwater regulatory agency for Cook County, as designated by the State of Illinois. The work conducted through the Small Stream MaintapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0309 1 PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENTIntergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to extend and increase Goods or Services: Extension of an on-going partnership with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to continue deconstruction and demolition of additional vacant Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) buildings at various locations Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: Original contract period, 4/11/2014 - 3/10/2015; 1st amendment period, 3/11/2015 - 6/30/2016; 2nd amendment period, 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017; 3rd amendment period, 7/1/2017-6/30/2018; 4th amendment period, 7/1/2018-6/30/2019; 5th amendment period, 7/1/2019-6/30/2021 Agreement Period Extension Requested: 7/1/2021 - 6/30/2024 Fiscal Impact: Current Contract Value: $200,000.00. Requested Increase: $100,000.00 Accounts: Land Improvements 51001.560019, 51009.560019; and Site Amenities 51009.560060 District(s): Districtwide Summary: The Cook County ShapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0340 1 PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENTIntergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Other Part(ies): University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to extend and increase the Intergovernmental Agreement entered into with the University of Illinois at Chicago (“UIC”) Goods or Services: Consulting services for the Forest Preserves’ REDI committee initiatives Agreement Number: N/A Original Agreement Period: 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020; Board Approved Extension 7/1/2020 - 8/31/2021 Proposed Agreement Period: 9/1/2021 - 12/31/2023 Original Fiscal Impact: $70,000.00 Proposed Increase: $95,000.00 (FY 2021 $10,000.00, FY 2022 $65,000.00; FY 2023 $20,000.00) Accounts: Consulting Services 51001.520840 District(s): Districtwide Summary: In 2019, the Forest Preserves of Cook County entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the University of Illinois at Chicago to assist the Forest Preserves in formulating and implementing initiatives to promote racial equity, diversity and inclusion. UIC Professor approvePass Action details Not available
21-0292 1 PROPOSED CONTRACTContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Legal Department Vendor: Abacus Data Systems d/b/a AbacusNext, San Diego, California Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Legal database and case management system Contract Value: $45,000.00 Contract Period: 8/1/2021 - 7/31/2022 with two (2) optional one-year extensions to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $7,500.00; FY 2022 $7,500.00; FY 2022 $7,500.00 (optional from 7/31/2022); FY 2023 $15,000.00 (optional); and FY 2024 $7,500.00 (optional) Accounts: Professional/Technical Membership Fees 51001.501790 Contract Number(s): N/A 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): N/A Summary: In 2016, the Forest PrapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0197 1 PROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATIONBid 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 Western Remac, Inc., primary place of business Woodridge, Illinois, for Districtwide Signage. Reason: Contract #74000009232 issued under Project #21-80-01 Districtwide Signage includes fabrication and/or installation of new outdoor wayfinding, identification, information and interpretive signs at specified gateway sites and trailhead locations, and replacement of existing wood signs at various locations specified in the contract documents. Bid Opening Date: 5/26/2021 Bid Results: 1. Western Remac, Inc.* $984,297.00 * Only one bid was received. This bid opportunity was reposted to provide a second opportunity to attend a mandatory pre-bid conference. Estimated Fiscal Impact: $984,297.00 Contract Period: Three (3) years from Notice to Proceed Account Name/Number: Land Improvements 51009.560019, 51010.560019, 51057.560019, 51058.560019, 51051.5600approvePass Action details Not available
21-0286 1 PROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATIONBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter a contract with A B Petroleum Services, Crystal Lake, Illinois, for supply and delivery of unleaded and diesel fuel. Reason: Contract #74000009187 issued under Solicitation #21-53-006083 is for supply and delivery of unleaded and diesel fuel to twenty (20) Districtwide fueling stations. Bid Opening Date: 4/22/2021 Bid Results: 1. Al Warren Oil Co., Inc. * $3,076,871.60 2. A B Petroleum $3,125,897.60 3. Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. $3,294,153.60 4. Black Dog Corporation $3,370,107.60 * Al Warren Oil Co., Inc. was not selected because it did not meet all the M/WBE participatory goals recommended for this contract. Estimated Fiscal Impact: $3,125,897.60 (FY 2021 $390,737.20; FY 2022 $781,484.40; FY 2023 $781,484.40; FY 2024 $781,484.40; FY 2025 $390,737.20) Contract Period: 7/6/2021 - 7/5/2025 witapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0310 1 PROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATIONBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Matthew Paving, Inc., primary place of business Oak Lawn, Illinois, for Districtwide Transportation Improvements at Flossmoor Road Bicycle Lot in Country Club Hills, Vollmer Road Grove in Matteson, Arrowhead Lake in Orland Park, Camp Sullivan in Oak Forest, McGinnis Slough in Orland Park and Tampier Lake West in Orland Park. Reason: Contract #74000009219 issued under Project #19-80-67G-21C3 Districtwide Transportation Improvements at six (6) far south locations (Flossmoor Road Bicycle Lot, Vollmer Road Grove, Arrowhead Lake, Camp Sullivan, McGinnis Slough and Tampier Lake West). The work includes, but is not limited to, parking lot resurfacing, concrete sidewalk and pads, drainage improvements, pavement markings, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Bid Opening Date: 5/19/2021 Bid Results: 1. Matthew Paving, Inc. approvePass Action details Not available
21-0304 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2021 - 3/31/2021ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2021 - 4/30/2021 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for April 2021.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0305 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of April 2021. 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
21-0312 1 Report -Workers’ Compensation Report - April 2021ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - April 2021 Report Period: 4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021 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 April 2021.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0314 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 5/10/2021Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 5/10/2021 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: $1,839,564.89 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $764,347.74 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2021 to Present: $314,601.69 Legal Fees for 5/10/2021 to Be Approved: $39,526.85approvePass Action details Not available
21-0313 1 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation - 6/22/2021 RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ CompensatioRecommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation - 6/22/2021 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: $362,175.30 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $40,666.60approvePass Action details Not available
21-0331 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 05/11/2021.approvePass Action details Not available
21-0317 1 PROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTSResolutionPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar of Events and Activities 6/22/2021 - 7/27/2021 Please bring a facemask to Forest Preserves events and activities. Facemask requirements listed below are for unvaccinated patrons. Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website, www.fpdcc.com/events, for updates and changes. Tuesday, 6/22 through Monday, 9/6 Dinos Everywhere! Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield Over 40 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER than ever before have arrived at Brookfield Zoo. Dinos Everywhere features acres of earth shakers, including the largest Argentinosaurus that was estimated to measure more than 100 feet in length and weigh up to 110 tons. Zoogoers will be able to search for this amazing life-like animatronics located throughout the park. Thursday, 6/24; 8pm Moon Walk & Folktale, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Springs A folktale recited by a librarian from LaGrange Park Library wireceive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0244 1 PROPOSED LICENSE REQUESTLicense RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to Oakton Community College (“OCC”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a 114-foot sidepath, guardrail and stormwater improvements on the west side of College Drive, about a quarter mile north of Golf Road at Kloempken Prairie. This sidepath is designed to provide a safe route to the campus for bicyclists and pedestrians, who currently have to share College Drive with vehicles. OCC has agreed to include interpretive signage at this location, notifying sidepath users of the adjacent forest preserve. Term: Ten (10) Years License Fee: $4,710.74 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fees: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,750.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $15,960.74 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: None The area of the License is: 0.0523 Acre Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legalapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0243 1 PROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTIntergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): The Village of Melrose Park (“Melrose Park”) Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) with Melrose Park to widen and maintain two (2) drainage ditches in Thatcher Woods. Goods or Services: The authority requested is to grant permission to Melrose Park to widen and maintain two (2) existing drainage ditches on approximately 0.17 acres of Forest Preserves land located on the west side of the Des Plaines River in Thatcher Woods just south of North Avenue. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Perpetual, subject to termination after twenty (20) years Fiscal Impact: $15,000.00 one-time upfront payment to the Forest Preserves for ecological restoration License Fee: $15,495.87 (waived) License Application Fees: $3,500.00 (waived) YELAR Fee: $6,750.00 (waived) Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A Accounts: N/A District(s): 9 Summary: MelrosapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0273 1 FY’21 2nd Quarter Open Recommendation Status ReportReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: FY’21 2nd Quarter Open Recommendation Status Report Report Period: May 2021 Summary: Report on the status of open audit recommendations.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0266 1 PROPOSED RESOLUTIONResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION ADOPTION OF THE CLEAN ENERGY FRAMEWORK WHEREAS, over one hundred years ago, visionary leaders had the foresight to create the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) with the mission “to acquire, restore and manage lands for the purpose of protecting and preserving public open space”; and WHEREAS, Illinois has experienced a one-degree Fahrenheit increase in average annual temperature since the beginning of the 21st Century; and WHEREAS, recent climate projections published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other scientific organizations, predict that if global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, historically unprecedented warming is anticipated in the Midwest region in the next few decades; and WHEREAS, along with a projected rise in annual temperatures, studies also project that the Midwest region likely will experience increased events of extreme precipitation during winter and spring, and intense summer droughts, stronger storms, more street and basement flooding and combined sewer ovapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0346 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION RELATING TO AND PROVIDING FOR THE SUBMISSION OF AN ELECTION RESOLUTION REQUIRING THE PROPOSITION OF INCREASING THE LIMITING RATE FOR THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, TO THE VOTERS OF SAID FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT AT THE GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 8TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2022 WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois (the “District”), is subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law of the State of Illinois, as amended (“PTELL”); and WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the District (the “Board”) does hereby find and determine that the limiting rate for the District is not sufficient to provide funds to pay the cost of conserving and restoring land to good health, protecting the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams, providing natural flood water storage, protecting wildlife habitat, protecting forests to improve air quality, improving and maintaining existing forest preserves and trails of said District, and other lawful purposes of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County; anreferPass Action details Not available