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Meeting Name: FPD Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/20/2022 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
*For Commissioners and staff who plan to attend the meeting, please note that the on-site meeting location is Rolling Knolls Pavilion 11N260 Rohrssen Rd, Elgin, IL 60120. *To watch the meeting Live go to Forest Preserve Facebook page.
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Attachments: To comment on an item on this agenda, click here, FPD Consent Agenda 9-20-2022.pdf, Click to watch live, Written Comments.pdf, Marianne Kozlowski.pdf, Emails 1.pdf, Emails 2.pdf, Emails 3.pdf, Emails 4.pdf
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22-0270 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE ADLER PLANETARIUM AND FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY FOR RECEIVING TWO AWARDS FOR THE PALOS PRESERVES URBAN NIGHT SKY PLACE INCLUDING A PARK & RECREATION FACILITY - CLASS IV AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY PARK AND RECREATION OFFICIALS AND AN INNOVATION IN CONSERVATION AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION WHEREAS, in May of 2022, the Adler Planetarium and the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) received a Park & Recreation Facility - Class IV Award from the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials’ annual national awards program which honors excellence in county, regional and special district level parks and recreation throughout the nation; and WHEREAS, the Park & Recreation Facility - Class IV Award specifically recognizes excellence in park and recreation areas, recreation facilities, and operational facilities for population service areas of over 500,001; and WHEREAS, in September of 2022, the Adler Planetarium and the Forest Preserves also received an Innovation in Conapprove on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
22-0384 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SYLVIA M. JENKINS, Ph.D., TO THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, in 2013, Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins was appointed by President Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners to the Next Century Conservation Plan Commission (the “Commission”) to develop a new vision for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (“Forest Preserves”); and WHEREAS, Dr. Jenkins worked with the Commission, civic leaders, conservation advocates, and Forest Preserves’ staff to successfully develop the Next Century Conservation Plan-an ambitious long-range plan to protect and care for nature in the twenty-first century; and WHEREAS, following adoption of the Next Century Conservation Plan by the Board of Commissioners on February 18, 2014, Dr. Jenkins was appointed by the President and the Board of Commissioners to the Conservation and Policy Council of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Council”) where she served from 2015 to 2022, sharing her wisdom and expertise to help guide the Forest Preserves’ efforts to implement the plan; and WHEREAS, as Presidapprove on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
22-0385 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF EMILY HARRIS TO THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, as Vice President of Metropolis Strategies, Emily Harris led efforts to develop the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s (the “Forest Preserves”) Next Century Conservation Plan-an ambitious new vision created by civic leaders, conservation advocates, and Forest Preserves’ staff that guides the Forest Preserves’ efforts to protect and care for nature in the twenty-first century; and WHEREAS, following adoption of the Next Century Conservation Plan by President Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners on February 18, 2014, Emily served as a technical advisor to Forest Preserves’ staff responsible for implementing the plan by sharing her knowledge, insight and expertise; and WHEREAS, as a member of the Conservation and Policy Council of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Council”) from 2018 to 2022, Emily continued to share her expertise in economic development, accessibility, planning and public policy to guide the Forest Preserves’ efforts to operationalize the Nextapprove on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
22-0386 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF TERRY GUEN TO THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, in 2013, Terry Guen was appointed by President Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners to the Next Century Conservation Plan Commission to develop a new vision for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (“Forest Preserves”); and WHEREAS, as a member of the Next Century Conservation Plan Commission, Terry worked with fellow civic leaders to advise on the development of the Next Century Conservation Plan (the “Plan”) an ambitious and visionary plan with goals to ensure the Forest Preserves’ native habitats thrive, create opportunities for everyone to explore the preserves, demonstrate the value of protected land and provide enduring and accountable leadership; and WHEREAS, following adoption of the Plan by the Board of Commissioners on February 18, 2014, Terry was appointed by President Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners to the Conservation and Policy Council of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Council”) where she served from 2015 to 2022, providing guidaapprove on the Consent AgendaPass Action details Not available
22-0028 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCIL - MEMBERSHIP BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that TITLE 1 - ADMINISTRATIVE, CHAPTER 18 - CONSERVATION AND POLICY COUNCIL, SECTION 2 - MEMBERS OF THE CONSERVATION COUNCIL and SECTION 3 - QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances are hereby amended as follows: 1-18-2: MEMBERS OF THE CONSERVATION COUNCIL. A. General. The appointed Members shall receive no compensation for their service, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses while serving on the Conservation Council. B. Number of Members. There shall be eleven (11) Members of the Conservation Council. 1. One Chairperson (1), 2. One Ex Officio (1), 3. Nine Members (9). C. Appointment of Members. One (1) of the eleven (11) Members shall be Chairperson, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the District Board and one (1) of the eleven (11) shall be an Ex Officio Member. The Ex Officio Member shall be a District Board CommreferPass Action details Not available
22-0363 1  Grant AwardPROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Planning and Development Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County Grantor: Illinois Department of Natural Resources Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: Authorization is sought for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to accept and enter into an agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant funding for an outdoor recreation project at Beaubien Woods in Chicago, Illinois in Cook County. Grant Amount: $1,150,000.00 Grant Period: Two (2) years from date of full contract execution Fiscal Impact: Not to Exceed $3,054,500.00 ($1,154,500.00 50% match + $575,000.00 25% contingency + $1,325,000.00 anticipated underground utility services to the site). Estimated impact without contingency and underground utility services: FY2023 $577,000.00 and FY2024 $577,500.00 Accounts: Consulting Services 51009.520830, 51010.520830, 51028.520830, 51010.520830 and 51009.520831; Land Improvement 51009.560019, 51010.560019,approvePass Action details Not available
22-0373 1  Grant Award RenewalPROPOSED GRANT AWARD EXTENSION Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: The Nature Conservancy ("TNC") via the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Request: Authorization to extend grant agreement Purpose: To continue to restore and enhance 281 acres of habitat at Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve and Powderhorn Prairie and Marsh Nature Preserve, utilizing grant funding received through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Sustain Our Great Lakes Program. Original Grant Amount: $153,660.86 Proposed Supplemental Grant Amount: N/A Original Grant Period: 5/15/2022 - 12/31/2023 Proposed Grant Period Extension: 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024 Fiscal Impact: Not to exceed $190,000.00 in direct match, per the original award. There is no additional cost associated with the extension. Accounts: Professional Services 51030.520840; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521314 and 51010.521444; and all future Professional Services accounts Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final approvePass Action details Not available
22-0374 1  Grant Award RenewalPROPOSED GRANT AWARD EXTENSION Department: Department of Resource Management Grantee: Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) Grantor: Forest Preserve Foundation Request: Authorization to extend grant agreement Purpose: Resilient Communities Program for ecological restoration at Sweet Woods Original Grant Amount: $252,500.00 Proposed Supplemental Grant Amount: N/A Original Grant Period: 11/16/2020 - 10/10/2022 Proposed Grant Period Extension: 10/11/2022 - 4/28/2023 Fiscal Impact: Not to Exceed $325,000.00 in direct match, per the original award. There is no additional cost associated with the extension. Accounts: Professional Services 51058.520830, 51051.520830, 51028.520830; Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313, 51051.521313, 51028.521313; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; and all future Professional Services accounts and Special or Co-op Programs Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final grant extension is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 6 Summary: On 9/22/2020, the Forest Preserves of Cook approvePass Action details Not available
22-0366 1  Intergovernmental Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Department: Department of Resource Management Other Part(ies): University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (“UICVM”), Urbana, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase contract Goods or Services: Wildlife pathology and diagnostic services Agreement Number: #74000003052 Agreement Period: 3/11/2014 - 12/31/2017; Board Approved Extension 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2032 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $490,000.00 Original Approval: 3/11/2014, $240,000.00 Previous Increase(s):10/24/2017, $250,000.00 This Increase Requested: $600,000.00 Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $60,000.00, FY 2024 $60,000.00, FY 2025 $60,000.00, FY 2026 $60,000.00, FY 2027 $60,000.00, FY 2028 $60,000.00, FY 2029 $60,000.00, FY 2030 $60,000.00, FY 2031 $60,000.00, FY 2032 $60,000.00 Accounts: Wildlife Management 51001.521447; Professional Services 51031.520840; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 and 51010.520840; anapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0362 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 American Humane, Washington, DC. Reason: The Forest Preserves would like to pursue the American Humane Conservation Certification for its Ambassador Animal program. The Certificate requires a five-year partnership agreement. Contract Period: 12/1/2022 - 11/30/2027 Fiscal Impact: $25,000.00 (FY 2023 $5,000.00, FY 2024 $5,000.00, FY 2025 $5,000.00, FY 2026 $5,000.00, and FY 2027 $5,000.00) Account(s): Professional Services 51001.520830 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): DistrictwideapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0371 1  Partnership Agreement AmendmentPROPOSED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT AMENDMENT Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to amend its Partnership Agreement with the Forest Preserve Foundation (the “Foundation”). Reason: The Forest Preserves wishes to extend its partnership agreement with the Forest Preserve Foundation for four (4) years and continue its annual financial contribution Contract Period: (12/16/2014) 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2019; Board Approved Extension (11/19/2019) 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020; Board Approved Extension (11/17/2020) 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021; and Board Approved Extension (11/2/2021) 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022 Proposed Partnership Agreement Extension: 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026 Fiscal Impact: Not to Exceed $200,000.00 (FY 2023 $80,000.00, FY 2024 $60,000.00, FY 2025 $40,000.00, FY 2026 $20,000.00), plus in-kind contributions up to $25,000.00 per fiscal year. Previously authorized contributions total a Not to Exceed amount of $950,000.00, plus in-kind contributions. Account(s): Programs and Services 51001.700824 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer happrovePass Action details Not available
22-0364 1  ContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Vendor: Adaptive Adventures, Schaumburg, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Camping, Biking, Paddling, Climbing Wall and other outdoor recreation activities programming with staffing and equipment for people with disabilities. Contract Value: $125,000.00 Contract Period: 9/21/2022 - 9/20/2025; with two (2) one-year optional extensions to be exercised at the discretion of the General Superintendent. Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2022 $10,000.00, FY 2023 $25,000.00, FY 2024 $25,000.00, FY 2025 $15,000.00, FY 2025 $10,000.00 (optional), FY 2026 $25,000.00 (optional), FY 2027 $15,000.00 (optional) Accounts: Professional Services 51001.520830; Advertising & Promotion 51001.520610; Special or Coop Programs 51001.521313; and any Grant Funds Contract Number(s): #74000011124 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal reviewapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0236 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Vendor: All Chicago, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Construction services to replace heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems at Sand Ridge Nature Center Original Contract Period: 3/17/2021 - 7/14/2021; Administrative Extension 7/15/2021 - 7/14/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 7/15/2022 (retroactive) - 7/14/2023 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $99,214.00 Original Approval: 2/5/2021, $99,214.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: $80,392.73 Estimated Fiscal Impact: $32,539.76 after reimbursement of $47,852.97 by design firm under Board Item No. 22-0321 Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): #74000008739 issued under Project #20-80-10A 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-OwnedapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0321 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Vendor: HOH Associates, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) 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; 1st Board Extension 9/13/2020 - 9/12/2021; and 2nd Board Extension 9/13/2021 - 9/12/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 9/13/2022 (retroactive) - 9/12/2023 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 amendmeapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0327 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Permits, Rentals and Concessions Vendor: Antares Golf Management, Inc. a.k.a Indigo Sports, LLC (formerly Billy Casper Golf), Reston, Virginia Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to amend and extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Golf course management Original Contract Period: 8/1/2002 - 12/31/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: Vendor has agreed to pay the Forest Preserves a $450,000.00 annual fee plus a tiered percentage of gross revenue generated at the Golf Course including a revenue share of alcohol sales. Original Approval: 7/9/2002 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A (Revenue Generating) Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. District(s): 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17 Summary: The Forest Preserves is recoapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0357 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Dundee, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County to extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Wildlife monitoring and research services Original Contract Period: 3/11/2014 - 12/31/2017; Board Approved Extension 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2027 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $1,440,000.00 Original Approval: 3/11/2014, $640,000.00 Previous Increase(s): 9/12/2017, $800,000.00 This Increase Requested: $800,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $160,000.00, FY 2024 $160,000.00, FY 2025 $160,000.00, FY 2026 $160,000.00, FY 2027 $160,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51031.520840; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 and 51010.520840; and all future Professional Services accounts Contract Number(s): #74000002893 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval. The contractapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0367 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Hey & Associates, Inc., Volo, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Professional services contract with Hey & Associates, Inc. to provide final engineering, permitting, bid package assistance, and construction administration assistance for a grant-funded hydrologic restoration project at Powderhorn Lake. Original Contract Period: 4/21/2020 - 7/31/2022; Administrative Extension 8/1/2022 - 12/31/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2023 - 6/20/2023 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $110,905.00 Original Approval: $110,905.00 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: Not to exceed $35,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2022 $25,000.00, FY 2023 $10,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51058.520830, 51051.520830, 51028.520830; Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313, 51051.521313, 51028.521313; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444; and all future ProfeapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0375 1  Contract AmendmentPROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Chicago Botanic Garden (“CBG”), Glencoe, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend, amend, and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Plants of Concern program and associated ancillary services Original Contract Period: 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2017; Board Approved Extension 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2027 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $275,000.00 Original Approval: 3/11/2014, $100,000.00 Previous Increase(s): 10/24/2017, $175,000.00 This Increase Requested: $375,000.00 Estimated Fiscal Impact: FY 2023 $75,000.00, FY 2024 $75,000.00, FY 2025 $75,000.00, FY 2026 $75,000.00, FY 2027 $75,000.00 Accounts: Professional Services 51031.520840; Grant and Mitigation 51010.521444 and 51010.520840; and all future Professional Services accounts Contract Number(s): #74000002513 Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment iapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0025 1  Easement RequestEASEMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to grant a permanent easement to Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) at Touhy Avenue over North Branch of Chicago River for 0.266 acre or 11,587 square feet. Reason: IDOT has requested three (3) permanent easements on the north and south side of Touhy Avenue and the Forest Preserves land immediately adjacent to the North Branch of the Chicago River. The project is proposed to improve aging bridge and road infrastructure, as well as improve pedestrian safety along Touhy Avenue. As part of the planned bridge replacement, IDOT will expand the existing 5-wide sidewalk on the north side of the bridge to become a 15-foot sidepath to improve safety for North Branch Trail users crossing the bridge. The trail crossing improvements will also include ADA upgrades and replacement of a traffic signal that is currently the Forest Preserves’ jurisdiction. The Forest Preserves is responsible for annual maintenance costs (currently exceeding $5,000.00) as well as replacereferPass Action details Not available
22-0368 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 Nicor Gas Company, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain natural gas pipeline on Lee Road, 1,039 feet of which is new replacement pipe and an additional 1,759 feet of existing pipe, all of which were included in License #279 issued in 1946. Term: Ten (10) years License Fee: $88,641.87 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fee: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,900.00 Additional Fee: $16,000.00. This fee is to support ecological work in Chipilly Woods. Total one-time upfront fee of $116,041.87 for the term of the License Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A The area of the License is: 0.9635 acre Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final license agreement is subject to legal review and approval. Grantee will be required to meet the insurance requirements under the License Agreement. The Forest Preserves staff have reviewed this license application and plans and have found them to be accreferPass Action details Not available
22-0369 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 Nicor Gas Company, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain natural gas pipeline along Belmont Avenue and Forest Preserve Avenue, 1,085 feet of which is new replacement pipe and an additional 3,518 feet of existing pipe, all of which were included in license (#178) approved in 1949. Term: Ten (10) years License Fee: $145,825.07 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fee: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,900.00 Additional Fee: $25,000.00. This fee is to support restoration work at Che Che Pin Qua Woods and other locations in the Des Plaines River corridor. Total one-time upfront fee of $182,225.07 for the term of the License Tree Mitigation Fee: N/A The area of the License is: 1.5851 acres Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final license agreement is subject to legal review and approval. Grantee will be required to meet the insurance requirements under the License Agreement.referPass Action details Not available
22-0370 1  License AmendmentPROPOSED LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST Request: Requesting authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”), as Licensor to amend a License granted to Village of Glencoe, Grantee, as approved by the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners on 11/17/2020 (Board Item No. 20-0418) to locate, operate and maintain 1,085 linear feet of a 16-inch underground water main across Grove #1 in the Skokie Lagoons. The Forest Preserves seeks authorization to amend the license to add additional 16-inch water main as follows: (1) a second phase 505-foot line which was installed in 2021 under a Construction Access Permit; (2) a new third phase line (2,640 linear feet). The amended license would include a total of 4,230 linear feet of line under a new term of ten (10) years from the effective date of the amendment. The original water main was installed underground in Skokie Lagoons over forty (40) years ago under a 1980 license (#1193) that expired in the year 2000. The line has experienced frequent breaks in recent years, causing severe flooding on Forest PresapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0229 1  DisbursementPROPOSED DISBURSEMENT Department(s): Department of Planning and Development Action: Authorization to make final payment. Payee: A.L.L. Masonry Construction Co., Inc., d/b/a ALL Construction Group, Cicero, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Construction Services for the Central Garage Building Fiscal Impact: $301,841.32 Accounts: Buildings 51027.560106 and 51009.560106 Contract Number(s): #74000009070 issued under Project #21-80-07 District(s): 1 Summary: Payment for work at the Forest Preserves of Cook County central garage building to address energy efficiency improvements as well as deferred maintenance work including the removal and replacement of the existing original windows, masonry repairs, and the abatement of asbestos containing materials. Work is pursuant to the construction contract approved by the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners on 5/11/2021 (Board Item No. 21-0220).approvePass Action details Not available
22-0334 1  Previously Approved Item AmendmentPROPOSED PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM AMENDMENT Request: Approve Item Number: 21-0355 as amended by 21-0432 Fiscal Impact: N/A Account(s): N/A Original Text of Item: 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 SapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0358 1  ReportREPORT Department: Office of the County Auditor Request: Refer to Audit Committee Report Title: Forest Preserve District of Cook County Revenue Collection Process Audit Report Period: August 2022 Summary: This audit was designed to assess the effectiveness of the internal controls currently in place over the Revenue Collection Process at the Forest Preserve District to ensure they are adequate and working as intended. Our audit consisted of reviewing and testing a sample of Revenue collected by the Forest Preserve District as well as Revenue collected and remitted to the Forest Preserve District by third party vendors.referPass Action details Not available
22-0376 1  ReportREPORT Department: Departments of Legal and Finance Request: Receive and File Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Reports (June 2022 and July 2022) Report Period: 6/1/2022 - 7/31/2022 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 2022. Payments total $174,802.45 for June 2022 and $80,098.60 for July 2022.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
22-0379 1 Procurement and Disbursements Report: 6/1/2022 - 7/31/2022ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Procurement and Disbursements Report Report Period: 6/1/2022 - 7/31/2022 Summary: Submitting the Procurement and Disbursements Report for the period of June and July 2022. 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
22-0381 1  ReportREPORT Department: Department of Finance and Administration Request: Receive and File Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures Report Period: 1/1/2022 - 7/31/2022 Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for July 2022.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
22-0377 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcomittee (Workers' Compensation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation - 9/13/2022 The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2022 to present: $17,546.24 Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $370,461.38approvePass Action details Not available
22-0378 1  Recommendation of the Finance Subcommittee (Litigation)RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION) Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -09/13/2022 The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval: Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2022 to Present: $3,707,000.00 Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $0.00 Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2022 to Present: $606,125.54 Legal Fees for 09/13/2022 to Be Approved: $48,959.24approvePass Action details Not available
22-0387 1  Calendar of EventsPROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS Department: Department of Conservation and Experiential Programming Summary: Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar: 9/21/2022 - 10/18/2022 Please check the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s website for updates and changes. Every Day, 9/21 through 10/30 Ice Age Giants, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield During the last major ice age, our human ancestors lived alongside enormous animals that made Earth their home for millions of years. This summer, Brookfield Zoo is unleashing more than 20 life-sized, animatronic re-creations of these giants that roamed North America and Eurasia before disappearing in a mass extinction about 10,000 years ago. Viewing is free with general admission. Wednesday, 9/21; 10am Forest Therapy Walk, Busse Woods-South, Elk Grove Village Awaken your senses and renew your bond with the nature and the Preserves. A Certified Forest Therapy guide will guide the walk. Ages 18 and up. Registration required. Thursday, 9/22; 6pm - 8pm Autumnal Equinox, Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland Take in the colorreceive and filedPass Action details Not available
22-0262 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, Title 1 - ADMINISTRATIVE, Chapter 8 - DISTRICT FINANCES, Section 2 - CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: 1-8-2: - CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES *** K. No Delegation of Power to Act for Expenditure Exceeding $150,000.00: The Purchasing Agent may authorize, without board approval, the following: 1. The award of a contract in an amount not to exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00), subject to any applicable limitations on contract terms (see Section 1-8-2(L) below); and 2. The expenditure of public money to a single vendor in a fiscal year by a District Department in an amount not to exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00). The Purchasing Agent shall have the authority to approve purchase orders in an amount not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00) to the same vendor in a fiscal year by a District DeparapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0276 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 ComEd, Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain 2,585 feet of underground electric cable and 875 feet of pole-mounted electric cable along Dundee and Lee roads in Northbrook, Illinois. The cable will replace some existing line and add new line to improve access and response time to outages. The work would require removal of three smaller trees. No trail closures are anticipated. Term: Ten (10) years License Fee: $109,614.33 License Application Fee: $1,500.00 License Review Fees: $3,000.00 YELAR Fee: $6,900.00 Additional Fee: $20,000.00. This fee is to support ecological restoration work in Chipilly Woods. Total one-time upfront fee of $141,014.33 for the term of the License Tree Mitigation Fee: $1,655.77 The area of the License is: 1.1915 Acres Concurrence(s): The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval. Grantee wilapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0290 2  ReportREPORT Department: Law Enforcement Request: Refer to Law Enforcement Committee Report Title: Model Policing Report Period: June 2022 Summary: Report on the status to achieve the goal of a Model Forest Preserves Police Department.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
22-0339 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PUBLIC TESTIMONY BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, that TITLE 1 - ADMINISTRATIVE, CHAPTER 5 - FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE, SECTION 4-30 - PUBLIC TESTIMONY of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: 4-30. Public Testimony. The Board encourages public participation in the legislative process. The following rules shall apply at any meeting of the Board and its committees at which public comment or testimony is taken: (a) Public testimony at all meetings. Subject to the provisions herein, public testimony will be permitted at all meetings of the Board, its committees and subcommittees. Any member of the general public may address the Board or any of its committees or subcommittees at any remote meeting required to be open to the public under the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/1 et seq., as then in effect) in writing, or orally from a remote location by means of electronic, vdeferPass Action details Not available
22-0400 1  Journal of ProceedingsJOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS SECRETARY TO THE BOARD, Lynne M. Turner, presented in printed form a record of the Journal of Proceedings of the regularly meeting held on 7/26/2022.receive and filedPass Action details Not available
22-0313 1  ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE FROM THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY TO THE VILLAGE OF RIVER GROVE WHEREAS, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, an Illinois Special District (“District”), is the owner of real estate located in River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, legally described on Exhibit A (“District Real Estate”); and WHEREAS, the Village of River Grove, a body politic and corporate of the State of Illinois (“Village”), desires to obtain title to the District Real Estate for the public purpose of improving the land to the extent permitted by law; and WHEREAS, the District Real Estate is located wholly within the corporate limits of the Village; and WHEREAS, the provisions of Article VII, Section 10 of the 1970 Illinois Constitution and the provisions of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq. authorize and encourage the intergovernmental cooperation set forth in this Resolution; and WHEREAS, the Local Government Property Transfer Act, 50 ILCS 605/0.01 et seq. provides statutory authority for oneapprovePass Action details Not available
22-0324 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, Title 3 - POLICE REGULATIONS, Chapter 3 - MISCELLANEOUS MISCONDUCT, Section 6 - WEAPONS of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is repealed in its entirety and the following Code is substituted in its place:?? 3-3-6: - WEAPONS. A. Firearms Possession: 1. General. ?Except as provided in Section 3-3-6(B) below, no unauthorized person shall enter into or upon any preserve carrying a revolver, pistol, shotgun, rifle or any other firearm of any kind. 2. Concealed Weapons.??Except as provided in Section 3-3-6(B) below, no unauthorized person shall carry or wear under their clothes, or concealed about their person, any pistol, revolver, derringer, bowie knife, dirk knife, or dirk razor, dagger, slingshot, metallic knuckles or other dangerous or deadly weapon in or upon any preserve. 3. Prohibited Places. ?Except as provided in Section 3-3-6(B) below, no unauthorized person shall carry a concealed firearm in the following areas of thapprove as amendedPass Action details Not available
22-0341 1  Ordinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT DISORDERLY CONDUCT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners, Title 3 - POLICE REGULATIONS, Chapter 3 - MISCELLANEOUS MISCONDUCT, Section 1 - DISORDERLY CONDUCT of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as follows: 3-3-1: DISORDERLY CONDUCT. A. The following shall constitute disorderly conduct: 1. All persons who make, aid, countenance or assist in making any improper noise, riot, disturbance, breach of the peace or diversion tending to a breach of the peace within the limits of any forest preserve; 2. All persons lodging in or found at any time in areas that the General Superintendent has designated as prohibited from public access; 3. All persons who shall willfully assault another while in any forest preserve or be engaged in or abet or aid in any fight, quarrel or other disturbance in any forest preserve; 4. All persons who stand, loiter or stroll about within any forest preserve waiting or seeking to obtain money or other valuable thapprovePass Action details Not available