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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/27/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Second Set
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21-0380 2  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF SECRETARY MATTHEW BENIGNO DELEON WHEREAS, Matthew Benigno DeLeon will be retiring as Secretary to the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners on July 31, 2021; and WHEREAS, Secretary DeLeon served in local government for over 30 years, nearly three years with the City of Chicago and 28 years with Cook County, of which ten (10) of those later years were shared with service to the Forest Preserves; and WHEREAS, Secretary DeLeon’s family history reflects much of the Asian American contribution and perseverance of the 20th century. His parents were each part of two different waves of Filipino immigration that were essential to the Asian American experience. His father, Pedro DeLeon, landed in Port Angeles, Washington in 1928, finding work in canneries as a bus boy and on the American railroads which brought him to Chicago. He would go on to serve in the U.S. Army’s all-Filipino Regiment which participated in the retaking of the Philippines during World War II. After returning to Chicago, he worked at the Old Post approve on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
21-0399 1 HONORING JULY 2021 AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOISConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING JULY 2021 AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS WHEREAS, July has been nationally recognized as Parks and Recreation month since 1985 to highlight the importance green spaces play a vital role in conservation, wellness and social equity efforts in communities; and WHEREAS, green spaces and recreation areas are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities, ensuring the mental well-being and health of all residents, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and the region; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County was established in 1914 with the purpose to protect, restore, restock and preserve the natural forest and such lands together with their flora and fauna, as nearly as may be, in their natural state and condition, to provide education, pleasure, and recreation of the public; and WHEREAS, the preserves are critical in protecting the biodiversity of and ecosystems in some of Illinois’ largest green spaces through their conservationapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0355 2  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION CREATING THE FOREST PRESERVES’ EQUITY, CULTURAL SENSITIVITY, AND INCLUSION SITE NAME TASK FORCE WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) and Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) recognize that names are an important part of creating a sense of place and belonging and that names may have powerful and positive meaning for people and provide opportunities to promote community harmony; and WHEREAS, this body approved Resolution 17-0178 on September 11, 2018 to officially recognize and adopt names of Forest Preserves Lands and Amenities after a staff Naming Committee recommended correct and official names of all venues after an exhaustive review to determine which names had been formally adopted by the Board in the past, were in common use, or had been abandoned; and WHEREAS, this body approved Resolution 19-0354 on September 24, 2019 to adopt a Permanent Naming Policy to help safeguard the Forest Preserves’ prestige and heritage, provide guidance and direction in the naming and renaming of FapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0357 1  Grant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Friends of the Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves to accept grant and to enter an agreement with Friends of the Chicago River for ecological restoration at McClaughrey Springs Woods, utilizing grant funding received through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation via the Coors Seltzer’s Change the Course Program. Grant Amount: $40,000.00 Grant Period: Date of execution - 12/31/2022 Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: Grant and Mitigation 51010.521314 and 51010.521444 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 17 Summary: The scope of work includes the removal of approximately 10.4 acres of invasive brush within the Mill Creek watershed at McClaughrey Springs Woods, located in the Village of Palos Park in southwest Cook CountyapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0358 1  License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain workspace within the Forest Preserves’ King’s Grove facility, 3302 Ashland Avenue, Steger, Illinois. Shared occupancy of this location facilitates collaboration between the Forest Preserves and the IDNR for mutual projects, particularly those focused on enforcement of conservation and species-protection laws. Forest Preserves Police regularly communicate, train, and consult with the IDNR’s Conservation Police to uphold state, county, and local laws related to the protection of our region’s natural resources. As part of this License, the IDNR’s Conservation Police will provide the Forest Preserves with targeted support for operations to reduce poaching and pollution in the Forest Preserves, and participate in two (2) special events annually. Term: Date of execution through 12/31/2026, with one (1) five-year extension option to be ereferPass Action details Not available
21-0359 1  License RequestPROPOSED LICENSE REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to grant a License to Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain workspace within the Forest Preserves’ Sag Valley Police Headquarters facility, 12201 McCarthy Road, Palos Park, Illinois. Shared occupancy of this location facilitates collaboration between the Forest Preserves and the IDNR for mutual projects, particularly those focused on enforcement of conservation and species-protection laws. Forest Preserves Police regularly communicate, train, and consult with the IDNR’s Conservation Police to uphold state, county, and local laws related to the protection of our region’s natural resources. As part of this License, the IDNR’s Conservation Police will provide the Forest Preserves with targeted support for operations to reduce poaching and pollution in the Forest Preserves, and participate in two (2) special events annually. Term: Date of execution through 12/31/2026, with one (1) five-year extensreferPass Action details Not available
21-0299 1  Intergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Western Springs, Illinois Request: Authority for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) with the Village of Western Springs, Illinois (“Western Springs”). Goods or Services: Western Springs is requesting an IGA to provide a connection to the Salt Creek Trail in Bemis Woods, extending from Ogden Avenue. While the trail connection will be 1,726 linear feet in length, only 570 feet will be on Forest Preserves property, as the rest falls within the County’s Transportation and Highways right-of-way. At the standard license width of 15 feet, the proposed 570 linear feet of trail will require a license area of 8,550 square feet, or 0.1963 acres Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Thirty (30) years, with successive automatic one (1) year renewal terms until terminated. Fiscal Impact: N/A License Fee: $27,915.29 (waived) License Application Fees: $3,500.00 (waived) YELAR Fee:approvePass Action details Not available
21-0360 2  Intergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Other Part(ies): Cook County Government, Cook County, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to amend intergovernmental agreement on vaccine administration with Cook County approved 1/26/2021 (Board No. 21-0114) to increase the number of permitted sites. Goods or Services: Cook County, via the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, to use property of Forest Preserves as vaccination site(s) Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: 1/26/2021 - 12/31/2022 Fiscal Impact: None License Fee: Waived License Application Fee: Waived YELAR Fee: Waived Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A Accounts: N/A District(s): Districtwide Summary: In January 2021 the Board of Commissioners authorized the Forest Preserves to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Cook County, via the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, to allow up to five (5) locations within the Forest Preserves to be used for drive-thru vaccine administapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0321 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Planning and Development Vendor: HOH Associates, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Contract #74000005268 issued under RFP #17-80-86 for Professional Services for Replacement of Selective HVAC Systems and Inspection and Evaluation of HVAC Systems at Various Locations throughout the Forest Preserves Original Contract Period: 9/13/2018 - 9/12/2019; Administrative Extension 9/13/2019 - 9/12/2020; Board Extension 9/13/2020 - 9/12/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 9/13/2021 - 9/12/2022 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $130,000.00 Original Approval: 9/13/2018, $130,000.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): #74000005268 issued under RFP #17-80-86 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. The Vendor has met the Minority and Women Business EnapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0371 2  Previously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENT Department: Department of Facilities and Fleet Request: Amend a previously approved bid recommendation. The stated bid on the original proposed bid recommendation was misstated with no material effect on vendor selection. Item Number: 21-0286 Fiscal Impact: Positive $590.00 Account(s): Automotive Operation and Maintenance 29270.540250 District(s): Districtwide Original Text of Item: PROPOSED 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: Bidder Bid Amount 1. Al Warren Oil Co., Inc. * $3,076,871.60 2. A B Petroleum $3,125,307.60 $3,125,897.60 3.approvePass Action details Not available
21-0262 1  ReportREPORT Department: Office of the General Superintendent Request: Refer to Law Enforcement Committee Report Title: Independent Analysis of the Forest Preserves of Cook County Police Department Report Period: 10/19/2020 - 4/27/2021 Summary: In 2020, the Forest Preserves of Cook County issued a Request for Proposals and retained Hillard Heintze to analyze the Forest Preserves Police Department and recommend best practices to: (a) maintain and strengthen police and community relations, (b) create a work culture that is inclusive and equitable to all people, and (c) support a diverse police force through recruitment, retention and promotion. The independent analysis found that the Forest Preserves Police Department has a ready, willing and able workforce and that officers understand, appreciate and take pride in their department’s mission to make the Forest Preserves a safe place. The consultants also report that permit holders and other stakeholders generally have positive impressions of Forest Preserves police officers. However, a number of actions are neededreferPass Action details Not available
21-0349 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 5/1/2021 - 5/31/2021ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 5/1/2021 - 5/31/2021 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of May 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
21-0377 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 06/22/2021.approvePass Action details Not available
21-0368 1  ResolutionPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar of Events and Activities 7/27/2021 - 9/14/2021 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 for updates and changes. Tuesday, 7/27 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. Wednesday, 7/28; 6pm - 7:30pm Woodworking with Invasives: Spoon Carving, Caldwell Woods, Chicago Repurpose the common European buckthorn into a wooden spoon. All equipment provided. Intended for agereceive and filedPass Action details Not available
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: approvePass Action details Not available
21-0318 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County to enter into a construction contract with AGAE Contractors, Inc., primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for shelter repairs at Midlothian Meadows and King’s Grove in Southwest Cook County. Reason: Contract #74000009401 issued under Project #21-80-26 Picnic Shelter Repairs 2021 at Midlothian Meadows Groves #1, 2, 3 and 4, and King’s Grove #1. The work addresses the renovation of five (5) existing picnic shelters. The work includes, but is not limited to, lead-based paint removal, concrete ceiling panel patching, concrete ceiling panel replacement, roof removal and replacement, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Bid Opening Date: 6/16/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. AGAE Contractors, Inc. $260,035.00 2. Fabex Technologies $472,405.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $260,035.00 Contract Period: One hundred fifty (150) days from issuance of notice to proceed AccountapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0319 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County to enter into a construction contract with Fabex Technologies LLC, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for Masonry Repairs at Salt Creek Resource Management located near Western Springs. Reason: Contract #74000009402 issued under Project #21-80-14 Masonry Repairs at Salt Creek Resource Management. The work addresses repairs to three (3) existing buildings. The work includes, but is not limited to, masonry repairs, painting, sealant replacement, miscellaneous carpentry repairs and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Bid Opening Date: 6/16/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. Fabex Technologies, LLC $176,460.00 2. Berglund Construction $200,000.00 3. Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration, LLC $243,105.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $176,460.00 Contract Period: Two hundred ten (210) days from issuance of notice to proceed Account Name/Number: Property Maintenance & OapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0320 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Planning and Development Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County to enter into a construction contract with L. Marshall, Inc., primary place of business Glenview, Illinois, for roof replacement at southeast police headquarters located near Lansing. Reason: Contract #74000009458 issued under Project #21-80-10 Roof Replacement at Southeast Police. The work addresses removal and replacement of an existing roof. The work includes, but is not limited to, removing and replacing existing roof, sealant work, miscellaneous carpentry work and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. Bid Opening Date: 6/23/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. O.A.K.K. Construction Co., Inc. $199,175.00* 2. L. Marshall, Inc. $264,000.00 3. Fabex Technologies LLC $297,882.00 4. Tori Construction, LLC $300,250.00 5. SMB Contracting Inc. $353,000.00 * O.A.K.K. Construction Co., Inc. has withdrawn their bid. Estimated Fiscal Impact: $264,000.00 Contract Period: Two hundapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0324 1 Allied Waste Systems, Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Landscape Maintenance Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a three (3) year contract with two (2) one - year renewal options for Region 1 with Allied Waste Transportation, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Contract #21-52-101 (R) issued under Solicitation #2152-006223 (R) consists of disposal for refuse generated at locations in Region 1 (South/SouthWest Region) collected by Forest Preserves staff. Allied Waste Transportation was the lowest responsible bidder of the two (2) bidders. Bid Opening Date: 4/30/2021 Bid Results: 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 Allied Waste Transportation $54.66 per ton $56.30 per ton $58.00 per ton Lakeshore Recycling Systems $54.50 per ton $57.25 per ton $60.10 per ton Estimated Fiscal Impact: $92,000.00 for thirty-six (36) months Contract Period: 9/1/2021 - 8/31/2024 Account Name/Number: Refuse Disposal 29250.520075 District(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 16, 17 Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer anapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0325 1 Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Landscape Maintenance Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a three (3) year contract with two (2) one - year renewal options for Region 2 with Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Contract #21-52-102 (R) issued under Solicitation #2152-006224 (R) consists of disposal for refuse generated at locations in Region 2 (Central Region) collected by Forest Preserves staff. Lakeshore Recycling Systems was the only responsible bidder. Bid Opening Date: 4/30/2021 Bid Results: 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 Lakeshore Recycling Systems $54.50 per ton $57.25 per ton $60.10 per ton Estimated Fiscal Impact: $92,000.00 for thirty-six (36) months Contract Period: 9/1/2021 - 8/31/2024 Account Name/Number: Refuse Disposal 29250.520075 District(s): 1, 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17 Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The contract-specific Minority- and Women-Owned Business EnapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0326 1 Allied Waste Transportation, Chicago, IllinoisBid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Landscape Maintenance Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a three (3) year contract with two (2) one - year renewal options with Allied Waste Transportation, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Contract #21-52-104 (R) issued under Solicitation #2152-006226 (R) consists of disposal for refuse generated at locations in Region 4 (Southeast Region), collected by Forest Preserves staff. Allied Waste Transportation was the only responsible bidder. Bid Opening Date: 4/30/2021 Bid Results: 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 Allied Waste Transportation $54.66 per ton $56.30 per ton $58.00 per ton Estimated Fiscal Impact: $23,000.00 for thirty-six (36) months Contract Period: 9/1/2021 - 8/31/2024 Account Name/Number: Refuse Disposal 29250.520075 District(s): 4, 5, 6 Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer and Chief Attorney have approved this item. The contract-specific Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise goal for this contraapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0351 1  Bid 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 Cherry Hill Woods in Palos, Crawdad Slough in Willow Springs, and McClaughrey Springs Woods in Palos Park. Reason: Contract #74000009400 issued under Project #19-80-67G-21C4 Districtwide Transportation Improvements at three (3) locations (Cherry Hill Woods, Crawdad Slough, and McClaughrey Springs Woods). 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: 6/23/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. Matthew Paving, Inc. $369,407.50 2. Enlight Contracting, LLC $415,673.90 3. M&J Asphalt Paving Co, Inc. $449,951.04 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $369,407.50 Contract PerapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0352 1  Bid 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 Enlight Contracting, LLC, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for the Parking Lot Green Infrastructure Retrofit and Canoe Launch project at Schuth’s Grove in North Riverside. Reason: Contract #7400009398 issued under Project #19-80-67G-21C5 Parking Lot Green Infrastructure Retrofit and Canoe Launch at Schuth’s Grove. The work includes, but is not limited to, porous unit paving parking lot and bio-retention retrofit and accessible canoe and kayak launch improvements, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. A green infrastructure grant awarded by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (“MWRD”) will contribute approximately $203,107.00 and a boat access area development grant awarded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”) will contribute approximately $80,000.00. Motor Fuel Tax (“MFT”) fundapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0353 1  Bid 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 Enlight Contracting, LLC, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for Districtwide Transportation Improvements at 165 Algonquin Rd and Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington, Illinois. Reason: Contract #74000009399 issued under Project #19-80-67G-21C6 Districtwide Transportation Improvements at 165 Algonquin Rd and Crabtree Nature Center. The work includes, but is not limited to, earthwork, asphalt paving, permeable paver construction, drainage and ADA improvements, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. A Museum Grant awarded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”) will contribute approximately $105,000.00 for ADA improvements at Crabtree Nature Center. Motor Fuel Tax (“MFT”) funds from the Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways are anticipated to cover most of the remaining project cost. Bid OpeniapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0356 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Resource Management Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a construction contract with Meru Corporation, primary place of business Niles, Illinois, for a water outlet improvement project at Powderhorn Lake in Chicago. Reason: Contract #74000009403 issued under Project #21-31-109 Powderhorn Lake Outlet Improvements. The work includes, but is not limited to, a series of storm sewers to create a fish passage system connecting Powderhorn Lake to Wolf Lake, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. A majority of the construction will be funded through a grant sub-awarded to the Forest Preserves from Audubon Great Lakes via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2020 (Board Item No. 20-0169) to complete the design, permitting, and construction of a water control structure at Powderhorn Lake. Bid Opening Date: 6/16/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. Meru Corporation $845,774.50 2. Enlight Contracting, approvePass Action details Not available
21-0350 1 Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2021 - 5/31/2021ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2021 - 5/31/2021 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for May 2021.approvePass Action details Not available
21-0362 1  ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Report - May 2021 Report Period: 5/1/2021 - 5/31/2021 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 May 2021.approvePass 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 SuapprovePass 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; anapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0363 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation - 6/22/2021 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: $2,603,912.63 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2021 to Present: $354,128.54 Legal Fees for 6/22/2021 to Be Approved: $80,124.69approvePass Action details Not available
21-0364 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation - 7/22/2021 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: $402,841.90 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $100,000.00approvePass Action details Not available
21-0007 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 the Village of Crestwood (“Crestwood”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain a trunk storm sewer and drainage basin in Rubio Woods near the southwest corner of 135th Street and Central Avenue as part of a larger flood control project with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The proposed stormwater infrastructure will replace an existing earthen berm of unknown origins that was placed on Forest Preserves land decades ago south of 135th Street behind the residential homes along South End Lane. The trunk storm sewer and adjacent basin would occupy a license area of roughly 11,202 square feet (0.26 acres). Term: Ten (10) Years License Fee: $23,144.63 License Application Fee: $500.00 License Review Fee: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,750.00 Total one-time upfront fee of $33,394.63 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4) Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A Additional Benefits: As conditapprovePass 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 (EXCapprovePass 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, IapprovePass 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 FinanapprovePass 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 agreemapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0391 1 PARLIAMENTARY RULESOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PARLIAMENTARY RULES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Sections 1-5-4, Subsection 4-1 of CHAPTER 5 - FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE of Title 1 of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: 1-5-4: PARLIAMENTARY RULES. 4-1. Meeting. (a) The Board shall hold regular meetings pursuant to an annual calendar adopted by resolution of the Board. (b) It shall be the duty of the President to call special meetings of the Board whenever such meetings are necessary in his or her opinion. The President must give no less than forty-eight (48) hours' advance written notice of such special meetings to the Commissioners and to the public. (c) In the event that the President states that an emergency exists, the President may call a special meeting, providing twenty-four (24) hours' advance written notice to the Commissioners and to the public, unless not reasonable under the referPass Action details Not available