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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/21/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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21-0404 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MISERICORDIA, CLEARBROOK, AND THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY FOR RECEIVING AWARDS FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY PARK AND RECREATION OFFICIALS: THE REMOVING BARRIERS AWARD FOR ALL THREE ORGANIZATIONS AND THE SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD FOR THE FOREST PRESERVES WHEREAS, in May 2021, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (“Forest Preserves”) received two awards from the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials’ annual awards program that recognizes and honors excellence in county, regional and special district level parks and recreation throughout the nation; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves’ Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (“REDI”) Committee received the Social Justice Award, which honors a regional system that has served as a change agent and made a tangible impact by prioritizing a culture of equity and inclusion; and WHEREAS, the work of the REDI Committee was recognized as a workplace initiative that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to social justice through leadership and collaboration; and approve on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
21-0405 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DR. STUART D. STRAHL ON HIS RETIREMENT AS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CHICAGO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners are pleased to congratulate Dr. Stuart D. Strahl on his retirement as President and CEO of the Chicago Zoological Society after 18 years; and WHEREAS, Dr. Strahl has served as the Chicago Zoological Society’s President and CEO since 2003, guiding the Society in its mission to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature; and WHEREAS, Dr. Strahl received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Bates College, his Ph.D. in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Dominican University; he also has considerable background in higher education instruction, having served as adjunct faculty at the University of Florida, State University of New York and Washington College, among others; and WHEREAS, Dr. Strahl is a well-respected author and distinguished lecturer, the principal autapprove on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
21-0406 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHICAGO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners is pleased to commemorate the centennial of the Chicago Zoological Society, the non-profit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County; and WHEREAS, in 1920, philanthropist Edith Rockefeller McCormick donated 83 acres of land to the Forest Preserves of Cook County under the stipulation that the land be used to create a modern zoological park; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves then convened a “Committee on Zoological Gardens,” which spent 3 years studying the exhibits, governance structure, funding methods, maintenance costs and administration structure in zoological gardens across the county; and WHEREAS, after much study of similar arrangements adopted by large zoological organizations, the Committee recommended the creation of the Chicago Zoological Society, formed of representative citizens of Cook County, to plan, build and operate the zoo; and WHEREAS, the Chiapprove on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
21-0415 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY RECEIPT OF THE URBAN NIGHT SKY PLACE DESIGNATION OF ITS PALOS PRESERVE REGION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY ASSOCATION WHEREAS, in August of 2021, the Forest Preserves’ Palos Preserves region, consisting of approximately 6,600 acres colloquially referred to as Mt. Forest Island, was officially certified an Urban Night Sky Place by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA); and WHEREAS, designation of this region as an Urban Night Sky Place is only the third such designation to have been made by IDA to date, and is the largest designated Urban Night Sky Place in the world; and WHEREAS, an IDA Urban Night Sky Place is a municipal park, open space, observing site, or other similar property near or surrounded by a large urban place, whose planning and design actively promote an authentic nighttime experience in the midst of significant artificial light; and WHEREAS, this designation was made possible with the partnership of the Adler Planetarium which spent over 200 hours partnering with the Forest approve on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
21-0416 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY’S PARTNERSHIP WITH ADLER PLANETARIUM, A WORLD-RENOWNED PLANETARIUM, RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION AND CHICAGOLAND DESTINATION WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) partnership with the Adler Planetarium reflects a shared commitment to protect our local ecosystems, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to connect people to nature and the remarkable universe we all share; and WHEREAS, since 2018, the Adler Planetarium has spent over 200 hours partnering with the Forest Preserves: (1) to reduce the Forest Preserves’ nighttime light pollution; (2) to educate staff and the public about the importance of dark skies; and (3) to assist the Forest Preserves in its pursuit of the International Dark Sky Association’s Urban Night Sky Designation for one of its preserves; and WHEREAS, nighttime light pollution in Cook County renders invisible thousands of twinkling stars, contributes to global warming, negatively impacts human health and wildlife, and contributes to birds becominapprove on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
21-0427 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ALBERT PRITCHETT, JR. WHEREAS, Albert (Al) Pritchett Jr., a devoted family man and accomplished pioneer in African-American governmental leadership in numerous governments in Cook County, has been taken from our midst; and WHEREAS, Al Pritchett was born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas on September 18, 1932, the oldest of four children, to Albert Sr. and Rebecca Pritchett. In 1936 the family moved to Chicago, settling on 38th and Indiana Avenue. Albert began his education at Wendell Phillips Elementary School and continued at Wendell Phillips High School where he excelled in the classroom and in sports, lettering in track and field and football; and WHEREAS, after graduating High School in 1950, Al matriculated at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he continued to exude academic excellence and athletic prowess, graduating in June of 1955. Al Pritchett was drafted into the US Navy later that year and, while home on leave, he married the love of his life, Gloria Fay Hunter, on June 1, 1957. Their union would approve on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
21-0431 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE FOREST PRESERVES TO ENTER INTO LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY AGREEMENT FOR DESIGN OF THE DES PLAINES TRAIL BRIDGE OVER THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD NORTH OF GOLF ROAD WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) has sought and been awarded the following: (1) Grade Crossing Protection Funds (“GCPF”) from the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC”), a federally-funded program administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”), and (2) Invest in Cook (“IIC”) funds from the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (“CCDOTH”), to facilitate engineering and construction of a multi-use bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad for the Des Plaines Trail (the “Project”); and WHEREAS, Phase II Engineering Services for the Project are projected to be $317,296.01; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves anticipates the use of GCPF funds to cover $136,296.00 and IIC funds to cover $176,000.00 of the costs for Phase II Engineering Services to be provided in connection with the Project, resulting in a cost of $5,000.01 to the FapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0354 1  Intergovernmental AgreementPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Schiller Park (“Schiller Park”) Request: Authority to enter into an agreement and make payment of local grant match funds to Schiller Park. Goods or Services: Phase II Engineering Services for Trail Improvements and new trail connections on the Des Plaines River Trail between Lawrence Avenue and Irving Park Road near Schiller Park, Illinois. Agreement Number(s): N/A Agreement Period: Date of Execution to 12/31/2023 Fiscal Impact: $32,225.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51029.520830 and 51009.520830 District(s): 9 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) is working with several municipalities to improve ten (10) miles of the Des Plaines River Trail from North Avenue to Touhy Avenue. Schiller Park is one of three (3) municipalities that submitted grant applications to support engineering design of improvements to the northern four (4) miles. Schiller Park submitted a grant application to the Illinois Department of approvePass Action details Not available
21-0369 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): The Village of Skokie, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to amend an existing Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) with the Village of Skokie (“Skokie”). Goods or Services: The proposed amendment would authorize approximately 12,000 square feet (0.3 acres) of additional pervious pavement to a previously approved parking lot that provides access to the North Branch Trail System and visitor parking for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (the “Museum”). The amendment also provides for payment of tree mitigation fees and an additional one-time payment for ecological restoration or pavement reduction in nearby forest preserves. Agreement Number: N/A Agreement Period: N/A Fiscal Impact: N/A. The proposed amendment is revenue generating, with a one-time upfront payment of $10,000.00 for ecological restoration or pavement reduction, due at the time of execution of the amendment. PaapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0425 1  Partnership AgreementPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a Partnership Agreement with Friends of the Forest Preserves, Chicago, Illinois. Reason: Friends of the Forest Preserves received an $196,000.00 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chi-Cal River Program in support of Centennial Volunteers Network, an initiative that recruits volunteers and supports leaders dedicated to restoring habitat in the North Branch and Calumet regions, including Beaubien Woods, Whistler Woods, Kickapoo Woods, Blue Star Memorial Woods, Bunker Hill North Flatwoods, and Watersmeet Woods. Friends of the Forest Preserves, Friends of the Chicago River, and the Forest Preserves have been collaborating on the Centennial Volunteers initiative since 2013. Contract period: 9/28/2020 (retroactive) - 12/31/2022 Fiscal Impact: N/A. The Forest Preserves will provide up to $34,000.00 in in-kind staff support and use of Volunteer Resources equipment. Account(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial OfficeapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0367 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION Department(s): Department of Finance and Administration Vendor: Baker Tilly US, LLP, Chicago, Illinois (formerly Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP) Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase a contract Good(s) or Service(s): Fiscal Year Audit Services for 2021 Original Contract Period: 11/1/2017 - 10/31/2020, with two (2) one-year extension options; Administrative Extension 11/1/2020 - 11/16/2020; Board Approved Extension 11/17/2020 - 10/31/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2022 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $314,655.00 Original Approval: $206,070.00 Previous Increase(s): $20,600.00, $87,985.00 This Increase Requested: $85,040.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2021 $0.00, FY 2022 $85,040.00 Accounts: Audit Services 51001.520895 Contract Number(s): #74000002798 issued under RFP# 17-20-101 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and apapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0401 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Vendor: AltusWorks, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Architectural services for roof and masonry repairs and replacements at various locations throughout Cook County Original Contract Period: 9/23/2019 - 9/22/2020; Administrative Extension 9/23/2020 - 9/22/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 9/23/2021 - 9/22/2022 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $130,031.00 Original Approval: 9/23/2019, $123,425.00 Previous Increase(s): 1/30/2020, $6,606.00 This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): #74000006793 issued for Project #19-80-39 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final contract amendment is subject to legal review and approval. Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise goals are not applicable for this amendment as there is no increased fiscal impact. approvePass Action details Not available
21-0432 2  Previously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENT Request: Approve Item Number: 21-0355 Fiscal Impact: N/A Account(s): N/A Original Text of Item: PROPOSED 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, following 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, 201approvePass Action details Not available
21-0407 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Landscape Maintenance Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a contract with Service Sanitation, Inc., Homewood, Illinois. Reason: Contract #74000009626 issued under Project #21-52-101 (Rebid) consists of providing and servicing of portable toilets in locations in Region 1 (Northwest Region). Service Sanitation, Inc. was the only responsible bidder. Bid Opening Date: 8/13/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount Service Sanitation, Inc. $312,420.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $312,420.00 Contract Period: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2024; three (3) year contract with two (2) one-year renewal options Account Name/Number: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 51001.530267; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521448; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; Resource Ecology 51001.521449; Special Events 51001.520635; Property Maintenance and Operations 51051.560105 District: 1, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17 Concurrence(s): The approvePass Action details Not available
21-0409 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Landscape Maintenance Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a contract with Service Sanitation, Inc., Homewood, Illinois. Reason: Contract #74000009627 issued under Project #21-52-102 (Rebid) consists of providing and servicing of portable toilets in locations in Region 2 (North Region). Service Sanitation, Inc. was the only responsible bidder. Bid Opening Date: 8/13/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount Service Sanitation, Inc. $281,100.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $281,100.00 Contract Period: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2024; three (3) year contract with two (2) one-year renewal options Account Name/Number: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 51001.530267; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521448; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; Resource Ecology 51001.521449; Special Events 51001.520635; Property Maintenance and Operations 51051.560105 District: 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 ConcurapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0410 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 contract with Service Sanitation, Inc., Homewood, Illinois. Reason: Contract #74000009628 issued under Project #21-52-103 (Rebid) consists of providing and servicing of portable toilets in locations in Region 3 (Southwest Region). Service Sanitation, Inc. was the only responsible bidder. Bid Opening Date: 8/13/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount Service Sanitation, Inc. $300,900.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $300,900.00 Contract Period: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2024; three (3) year contract with two (2) one-year renewal options Account Name/Number: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 51001.530267; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521448; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; Resource Ecology 51001.521449; Special Events 51001.520635; Property Maintenance and Operations 51051.560105 District: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 16, 17 Concurrence(approvePass Action details Not available
21-0411 1  Bid RecommendationPROPOSED BID RECOMMENDATION Department: Department of Landscape Maintenance Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into a contract with Service Sanitation, Inc., Homewood, Illinois. Reason: Contract #74000009629 issued under Project #21-52-104 (Rebid) consists of providing and servicing of portable toilets in locations in Region 4 (Southeast Region). Service Sanitation, Inc. was the only responsible bidder. Bid Opening Date: 8/13/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount Service Sanitation, Inc. $222,780.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $222,780.00 Contract Period: 11/1/2021 - 10/31/2024; three (3) year contract with two (2) one-year renewal options Account Name/Number: Professional Services 51001.520840; Operations and Maintenance 51001.540380; Supplies and Materials 51001.530267; Special or Co-op Programs 51001.521448; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; Resource Ecology 51001.521449; Special Events 51001.520635; Property Maintenance and Operations 51051.560105 District: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 \Concurrence(s): The CapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0417 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 CPMH Construction, primary place of business Chicago, Illinois, for a hydrologic repair project at Tinley Creek Ravines. Reason: Contract #74000009631 issued under Project #21-31-101 Tinley Creek Ravines Hydrologic Repairs. The work includes, but is not limited to, installation of a stormwater control structure and drainage basin, berm construction, a series of stone check dams, and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications. The purpose of the project is to reduce erosion and degradation of sensitive ravine topographies, and to restore hydrologic function to the site. Construction will be entirely funded through licensing fees received from the Village of Oak Lawn and other Municipal Customers of the Oak Lawn Regional Water System related to the installation of a water transmission main in the Tinley Creek Preserves (Board Item No. 15-0201). Bid OpenapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0423 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 contract with Groundskeeper Landscape Care, primary place of business Orland Park, Illinois, for tree removals in and adjacent to Thatcher Woods. Reason: Contract #74000009630 issued under Project #21-31-105 Thatcher Area Tree Removals consists of the removal of five hundred and twenty-eight (528) trees and other related work as specified in the plans and specifications between Belmont Avenue and Madison Street along the Des Plaines River. Trees will primarily be removed in high public interface areas including along trails, groves, and roadways. This vendor has been awarded more than $150,000.00 in fiscal year 2021, therefore, the contract is being presented to the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners for approval per the Forest Preserves’ Procurement Code. Bid Opening Date: 8/25/2021 Bid Results: Bidder Bid Amount 1. Groundskeeper Landscape Care $129,550.00 2. TrapprovePass Action details Not available
21-0436 1  DisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to disburse payment Payee: Enlight Contracting, LLC, Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction services to improve transportation at various sites. Fiscal Impact: $253,324.39 Accounts: Motor Fuel Tax Fund 51029.560060 Contract Number(s): #74000009069 issued under Project #19-80-67G-21C2 District(s): 9, 14 Summary: Payment for construction services associated with transportation improvements at Irving Park Canoe Landing in Schiller Park, Sunset Bridge Meadow in River Grove, Harms Woods Central, Harms Woods North and Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview pursuant to a contract approved by the Board of Commissioners on 5/11/2021 (Board Item No. 21-0246).approvePass Action details Not available
21-0437 1  DisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to disburse payment Payee: Matthew Paving, Inc., Oak Lawn, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction services to improve transportation at various sites. Fiscal Impact: $237,195.51 Accounts: Motor Fuel Tax Fund 51029.560060 Contract Number(s): #74000008960 issued under Project #19-80-67G-21C1 District(s): 9, 14, 17 Summary: Payment for construction services associated with transportation improvements at Campground Road Woods in Des Plaines, Northwestern Woods in Des Plaines, Potawatomi Woods in Northbrook, and River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook pursuant to contract approved by the Board of Commissioners on 4/13/2021 (Board Item No. 21-0222).approvePass Action details Not available
21-0420 1 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (the “CAFR”) Fiscal Year Ending 12/31/2020ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (the “CAFR”) Report Period: Fiscal Year Ending 12/31/2020 Summary: The CAFR has been prepared by the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) for the fiscal year ending 12/31/2020. The report has been prepared in accordance with the principles and standards for financial reporting set forth by the Government Accounting Standards Board and audited by a firm of independent auditors retained by the Forest Preserves.referPass Action details Not available
21-0440 1 FY’21 3rd Quarter Open Recommendation Status ReportReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: FY’21 3rd Quarter Open Recommendation Status Report Report Period: September 2021 Summary: Report on the status of open audit recommendations.referPass Action details Not available
21-0413 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 - 7/31/2021 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for July 2021.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0414 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: 6/1/2021 - 7/31/2021 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of June and July 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
21-0424 1  ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Reports (June 2021 and July 2021) Report Period: 6/1/2021 - 7/31/2021 Summary: The Forest Preserves of Cook County Departments of Legal and Finance are submitting Workers’ Compensation Claim Payments for the months of June and July of 2021. Payments total $149,309.27 for June 2021 and $99,174.29 for July 2021.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
21-0429 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -7/27/2021 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: $434,253.23 Legal Fees for 7/27/2021 to Be Approved: $84,301.79approvePass Action details Not available
21-0443 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 7/27/2021.approvePass Action details Not available
21-0430 1  Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar of Events and Activities 9/20/2021 - 10/5/2021 Please bring a facemask to Forest Preserves events and activities. Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website, www.fpdcc.com/events, for updates and changes. Tuesday, 9/21; 5pm Forest Therapy Walk, Catherine Chevalier Woods, Chicago Forest therapy opens the gateway for creativity and a deepened relationship with self and the natural world. Treat yourself to an encounter with nature that will awaken your senses and renew your bonds with the Preserves. Led by certified Forest Therapy Guide. Ages 18 and up. Registration and facemasks required. Wednesday, 9/22; 8:30pm Autumn Equinox Hike and Folktale, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Springs Join us for an evening hike to celebrate the equinox while listening to a folktale recited by a librarian from LaGrange Park Library. Registration and facemasks required. Call 708- 839-6897. Wednesday, 9/22; 10am Composireceive and filedPass 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 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 neededreceive and filedPass 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 eapprovePass 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 extensapprovePass Action details Not available