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Will County Forest Preserve District Operations Committee met October 3.

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 8, 2018

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Will County Forest Preserve District Operations Committee met Oct. 3.

Here is the minutes provided by the committee:

A. CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order at 8:30 AM by Chair Mike Fricilone

B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Commissioner Gould led the Pledge of Allegiance.

C. ROLL CALL

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Judy Ogalla

Ex-Officio

Present

Steve Balich

District 7 (R - Homer Glen)

Present

Mark Ferry

District 13 (D - Plainfield)

Present

Mike Fricilone

Chair

Present

Suzanne Hart

Ex-Officio

Absent

Charles E. Maher

District 11 (R - Naperville)

Late

Donald A. Moran

District 3 (D - Romeoville)

Present

Jim Moustis

Ex-Officio

Late

Beth Rice

District 3 (D - Bolingbrook)

Present

Jacqueline Traynere

District 4 (D - Bolingbrook)

Absent

Denise E. Winfrey

District 8 (D - Joliet)

Present

Darren Bennefield

Vice Chair

Absent

Debbie Militello

District 6 (R - Channahon)

Present

Annette Parker

Ex-Officio

Present

Gloria Dollinger

District 10 (R - Joliet)

Present

Laurie Summers

District 1 (D - Crete)

Present

Ralph Schultz

Chief Operating Officer

Present

John Gerl

Chief Financial Officer

Present

Richard Kavanagh

Attorney

Present

Andrew Hawkins

Director of Planning and Development

Present

Tracy Chapman

Chief of Police

Present

Lynn Kurczewski

Director of Visitor Services

Present

Cindy Cain

Public Information Officer

Present

Jessica Prince

Education and Outreach Supervisor

Present

Rose Scofield

Customer Relations Specialist

Present

Keith Ogle

Present

Lori Kennedy

Will County Trail Riders

Present

Susan Lafferty

Farmers Weekly

Present

D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. Minutes of September 5, 2018

RESULT: APPROVED [11 TO 0]

MOVER: Donald A. Moran, District 3 (D - Romeoville)

SECONDER: Steve Balich, District 7 (R - Homer Glen)

AYES: Ogalla, Balich, Ferry, Fricilone, Moran, Rice, Winfrey, Militello, Parker, Dollinger, Summers

ABSENT: Hart, Traynere, Bennefield

AWAY: Maher, Moustis

E. OLD BUSINESS - NONE

F. NEW BUSINESS

1. Award of Contract to Purchase One (1) 2019 Ford F350 4X4 Crew Cab Pickup in the amount of $31,958.00 from Roesch Ford of Bensenville, Illinois, utilizing the South Suburban Purchasing Cooperative.

RESULT: APPROVED [11 TO 0]

TO: Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners

MOVER: Steve Balich, District 7 (R - Homer Glen)

SECONDER: Gloria Dollinger, District 10 (R - Joliet)

AYES: Ogalla, Balich, Ferry, Fricilone, Moran, Rice, Winfrey, Militello, Parker, Dollinger, Summers

ABSENT: Hart, Traynere, Bennefield

AWAY: Maher, Moustis

2. Award of Contract in the Amount of $26,384.00 to Currie Motors of Frankfort, Illinois to Purchase One (1) 2019 Ford F250 Crew Cab Pickup utilizing the South Suburban Purchasing Cooperative Contract and Approval of Resolution No. 18-12 Declaring Truck #154, a 2006 Ford F250 Crew Cab Pickup as Surplus and Authorizing its Disposal.

Mr. Balich moved to approve the Award of Contract in the Amount of $26,384.00 to Currie Motors of Frankfort, Illinois to Purchase (1) 2019 Ford F250 Crew Cab Pickup utilizing the South Suburban Purchasing Cooperative Contract; seconded by Ms. Dollinger.

Mr. Balich moved for the Approval of Resolution No. 18-12 Declaring Truck #154, a 2006 Ford F250 Crew Cab Pickup as Surplus and Authorizing its Disposal; seconded by Mr. Moran.

RESULT: APPROVED [11 TO 0]

TO: Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners

MOVER: Steve Balich, District 7 (R - Homer Glen)

SECONDER: Donald A. Moran, Gloria Dollinger

AYES: Ogalla, Balich, Ferry, Fricilone, Moran, Rice, Winfrey, Militello, Parker, Dollinger, Summers

ABSENT: Hart, Traynere, Bennefield

AWAY: Maher, Moustis

3. Award of Contract in the Amount of $299,801.71 to Construction Management Corp. of America DBA Briggs Paving, of Downers Grove, Illinois, for Normantown Trail Improvements.

RESULT: APPROVED [11 TO 0]

TO: Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners

MOVER: Donald A. Moran, District 3 (D - Romeoville)

SECONDER: Steve Balich, District 7 (R - Homer Glen)

AYES: Ogalla, Balich, Ferry, Fricilone, Moran, Rice, Winfrey, Militello, Parker, Dollinger, Summers

ABSENT: Hart, Traynere, Bennefield

AWAY: Maher, Moustis

4. Rejection of Bids for the Whalon Lake Improvements.

Chief Operating Officer Schultz explained the rejection of bids for the Whalon Lake Improvements. The lowest bid was more than $100,000.00 higher than Engineer's estimate for the project. Staff recommended to reject all bids, value engineering of the bid documents and rebidding at a future date.

RESULT: APPROVED [12 TO 0]

TO: Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners

MOVER: Steve Balich, District 7 (R - Homer Glen)

SECONDER: Donald A. Moran, District 3 (D - Romeoville)

AYES: Ogalla, Balich, Ferry, Fricilone, Maher, Moran, Rice, Winfrey, Militello, Parker, Dollinger, Summers

ABSENT: Hart, Traynere, Bennefield

AWAY: Moustis

5. Permission to Seek Professional Services Proposals for Forest Preserve Review Engineers.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

TO: Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners

MOVER: Steve Balich, District 7 (R - Homer Glen)

SECONDER: Mark Ferry, District 13 (D - Plainfield)

AYES: Ogalla, Balich, Ferry, Fricilone, Maher, Moran, Moustis, Rice, Winfrey, Militello, Parker, Dollinger, Summers

ABSENT: Hart, Traynere, Bennefield

G. EXECUTIVE SESSION

No executive session occurred on October 3, 2018.

H. REPORTS

1. 2019 Events Schedule

Chief Operating Officer Schultz introduced the Forest Preserve 2019 Schedule which include: four (4) Facility Events, five (5) On -Loan Exhibitions, one (1) Rock the Woods Concert, twelve (12) Food Truck Fridays adding Messenger Marsh. Forest Preserve will continue the Woods Walk, a three month trail walking challenge. Schultz also noted a donation from the Nature Foundation in the amount of $15,000.

2. Next Meeting Date - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8:30 AM

I. COMMENTS BY PUBLIC

No comments were received.

J. COMMENTS BY COMMISSIONERS

Chief Operating Officer Schultz passed around two (2) knife points that were found by the Arcadis Environmental Engineering Survey Firm hired by Exxon Mobile to do a stream study at our Fork Creek Preserve. One of the knife points dates back 5,000 years ago and the other one about 2,000-2,500 years ago. These two knife points will be cataloged and kept at our Isle a la Cache Museum.

K. ADJOURNMENT

1. Meeting was adjourned at 8:42 AM

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Mark Ferry, District 13 (D - Plainfield)

SECONDER: Donald A. Moran, District 3 (D - Romeoville)

AYES: Ogalla, Balich, Ferry, Fricilone, Maher, Moran, Moustis, Rice, Winfrey, Militello, Parker, Dollinger, Summers

ABSENT: Hart, Traynere, Bennefield

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