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Cook County Forest Preserve District Finance Committee met November 19

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 3, 2019

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Cook County Forest Preserve District Finance Committee met Nov. 19.

Here is the agenda provided by the committee:

NOTICE AND AGENDA

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.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY

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.

19-0473

COMMITTEE MINUTES

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

19-0468 Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent

RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (LITIGATION)

Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Litigation -10/22/2019

The Finance Subcommittee on Litigation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval:

Proposed Settlements Approved Fiscal Year 2019 to Present: $77,153.44

Proposed Settlements to Be Approved: $1,000,000.00

Legal Fees Approved Fiscal Year 2019 to Present: $1,108,034.42

Legal Fees for 10/22/2019 to Be Approved: $137,841.96

19-0469 Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent

RECOMMENDATION OF THE FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE (WORKERS’ COMPENSATION)

Finance Subcommittee Meeting on Workers’ Compensation -11/19/2019

The Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation met on the above listed date and recommends the following for approval:

Workers’ Compensation Claims approved Fiscal Year 2019 to present: $428,617.66

Workers’ Compensation Claims to Be Approved: $1.00 plus waiver of lien

19-0444

Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent

PROPOSED 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 Trees R Us, Wauconda, Illinois.

Reason: Project #19-31-114 issued under contract #74000006965 consists of the removal of five hundred forty-nine (549) trees along the North Branch Trail System between Lake Avenue and Foster Avenue. Trees R Us was the lowest responsible bidder of the four (4) bidders.

This vendor has been awarded more than $150,000.00 in fiscal year 2019, 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: 10/25/2019

Bid Results:

1. Trees R Us, $120,105.00

2. Lucas Landscaping & Design, $153,260.00

3. Homer Tree Service, $170,160.00

4. Clean Cut Tree Service, $181,700.00

Estimated Fiscal Impact: $120,105.00

Contract Period: Ninety (90) working days from issuance of purchase order.

Account Name/Number: Special or Co-op Programs 51058.521313 and all future special or co-op program accounts; Habitat Enhancement 51009.521452, 51051.521452, 51058.521452 and all future habitat enhancement accounts; EAB Tree Removal 51009.521456, 51051.521456, 51058.521456 and all future EAB tree removal accounts; Habitat Restoration 51009.521444, 51051.521444, 51058.521444 and all future habitat restoration accounts; Grant & Mitigation 51010.521444

District: 10, 13, 14

Concurrence(s):

The Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Attorney have approved this item.

The vendor has met the Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation.

19-0440 Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent

PROPOSED DISBURSEMENT

Department(s): Department of Planning and Development

Action: Authorization to disburse a payment

Payee: Ideal Heating Company, Brookfield, Illinois

Good(s) or Service(s): Central Garage HVAC Renovations and Alterations

Fiscal Impact: $378,179.10

Accounts: Building Account 51027.560106

Contract Number(s): #74000006072 issued under project #19-80-40 

District(s): 1

Summary: This is the second payment for the Central Garage HVAC renovations and alterations project. The project consists of HVAC related improvements to an existing 41,000 sq. ft. vehicle maintenance garage. Work includes demolition of an existing low-pressure steam boiler system, demolition of existing forced air furnaces, exhaust systems and associated elements; and installation of new infrared heaters, forced air furnaces, unit heaters, air conditioning and condensing units and other equipment.

19-0441 Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent

PROPOSED DISBURSEMENT

Department(s): Department of Planning and Development

Action: Authorization to disburse payment

Payee: CPMH Construction Inc, Chicago, Illinois

Good(s) or Service(s): Porous Unit Paving Parking Lot Retrofit

Fiscal Impact: $258,263.37

Accounts: Grant Account 51010.560060, Bond Account 51027.560060, Site Amenities 51058.560060

Contract Number(s): #74000006212 issued under project #18-80-09

District(s): 9

Summary: This is a payment for the construction contract with CPMH Construction Inc., for Dam No. 4

Woods East in Park Ridge. The work includes but is not limited to porous unit parking lot retrofit improvements for a reduced area, partial removal and restoration, and a new access path to limestone shelter.

19-0442 Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent

PROPOSED DISBURSEMENT

Department(s): Department of Planning and Development

Action: Authorization for payment

Payee: CPMH Construction Inc., Chicago, Illinois

Good(s) or Service(s): Parking Lot Improvements

Fiscal Impact: $234,563.29

Accounts: Site Amenities 51027.560060

Contract Number(s): #74000006213 issued under project 19-80-11 

District(s): 12

Summary: This is a payment for Lot improvements as LaBagh Woods Parking Lot. Work includes but is not limited to partial pavement resurfacing, storm sewer cleaning and repairs, new access path to shelter and comfort station, sidewalk repairs and other related work.

19-0460

Presented by: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent 

REPORT

Department: Finance and Administration

Request: Receive and File

Report Title: Corporate Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures

Report Period: 1/1/2019 - 9/30/2019

Summary: Detailed Fund Analysis of Revenue and Expenditures for September 2019.

https://fpdcc.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=734533&GUID=06372899-26D9-4376-BF2E-177CEA69739B

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