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Cook County Forest Preserve District: Real Estate Committee met November 19

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 3, 2019


Cook County Forest Preserve District: Real Estate Committee met Nov. 19.

Here is the agenda provided by the committee:


There will be a meeting of the committee or subcommittee of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners at the date, time and location listed above.


Authorization as a public speaker shall only be granted to those individuals who have submitted in writing, their name, address, subject matter, and organization (if any) to the Secretary 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Duly authorized public speakers shall be called upon to deliver testimony at a time specified in the meeting agenda. Authorized public speakers who are not present during the specified time for public testimony will forfeit their allotted time to speak at the meeting. Public testimony must be germane to a specific item(s) on the meeting agenda, and the testimony must not exceed three minutes; the Secretary will keep track of the time and advise when the time for public testimony has expired. Persons authorized to provide public testimony shall not use vulgar, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate language when addressing the Board; failure to act appropriately; failure to speak to an item that is germane to the meeting, or failure to adhere to the time requirements may result in expulsion from the meeting and/or disqualify the person from providing future testimony.



Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 10/22/2019


Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent PROPOSED 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 Morton Grove (the “Village”), Grantee, to locate, operate and maintain an existing 42-inch concrete storm sewer and headwall. A license for the existing storm sewer and headwall was granted to a private developer in 1963 for a twenty-five (25) year term. The new license will transfer the authority and responsibility to maintain and operate the facilities to the Village. The Forest Preserves will also recover $1,282.20 spent on erosion control at the outfall. There are no new structures to be constructed on the Forest Preserves property.

Term: Ten (10) Years

License Fee: $6,317.72

License Application Fee: $500.00

License Review Fee: $5,000.00

YELAR Fee: $6,450.00

Total one-time upfront fee of $18,267.72 for the term of the License (Sec. 5-2A-4 and 5-2B-4)

Tree Mitigation Fee: None

The area of the License is: 0.07 Acre


The Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Attorney have approved this item. Final license agreement subject to legal review and approval.

Grantee has met the insurance requirements under the License Agreement.

The Forest Preserves staff have reviewed this license application and plans and have found them to be acceptable; therefore, it is recommended that the Forest Preserve of Cook County Board of Commissioners approve the issuance of this license.

District(s): 13

Legislative History: 10/22/2019 FPD Board of Commissioners refer to the Real Estate Committee 19-0396

Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent 


Department: Department of Planning and Development Other Part(ies): Village of Niles, Illinois

Request: Authority for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) with the Village of Niles, Illinois (“Niles”).

Goods or Services: Niles is requesting an IGA to provide a paved trail connection from Caldwell Avenue to the North Branch Trail through the Bunker Hill Forest Preserve. The trail will be constructed and maintained by Niles at no cost to the Forest Preserves.

Agreement Number(s): N/A

Agreement Period: Perpetual, subject to termination after twenty (20) years

Fiscal Impact: None

License Fee: $48,419.42 (waived)

License Application Fee: $3,500.00 (waived)

YELAR Fee: $6,450.00 (waived)

Tree Mitigation Fee: TBD (none anticipated at this time)

Accounts: N/A

District(s): 13

Summary: The Forest Preserves operates and maintains the North Branch Bicycle Trail in Northern Cook County. Niles proposes to construct a paved trail to connect residents and businesses to the trail as part of a larger bike and pedestrian improvement program. Niles will be responsible for design, construction and future maintenance costs associated with the project. The trail follows the alignment of an existing storm sewer license area and mowed areas. Tree removal is expected to be minimal or none and will comply with the Forest Preserves’ Tree Mitigation Plan. The license fee, license application fee, and the YELAR fee will be waived, per the usual practice for trail connection project requests from municipalities. There is no cost to the Forest Preserves. Niles has funding for the design and construction of the trail segments. The IGA constitutes a license for Niles to construct and maintain the trail in perpetuity, subject to termination by the Forest Preserves after twenty (20) years. The Board approved a similar Intergovernmental Agreement on April 23, 2019 as Agenda Item 19-0184 for another trail connection to the North Branch Trail in the same general area on the south side of Touhy Avenue and Harts Road. Final agreement is subject to legal review and approval.

Legislative History: 10/22/2019 FPD Board of Commissioners refer to the Real Estate Committee

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