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Kendall County Forest Preserve Committee of the Whole met September 10

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 9, 2019

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Kendall County Forest Preserve Committee of the Whole met Sept. 10.

Here is the agenda provided by the committee:

I. Call to Order

President Gilmour called the Committee of the Whole meeting to order at 4:30 pm in the Kendall County Board Room.

II. Roll Call

Commissioners Cesich, Gilmour, Gryder, Hendrix, Kellogg, Prochaska, and Vickers all were present.

III. Approval of Agenda

Commissioner Gryder made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Seconded by Commissioner Prochaska. All, aye. Opposed, none.

IV. Public Comments

There were no citizens in attendance that offered public comments.

V. Executive Director's Report

Director Guritz provided an executive director’s report. Updates on the Hoover crossing were given. Updates on Subat Forest Preserve were given. The Hoover crossing agreement has been finalized. Kendall Excavating finished work on the bluffs at Hoover.

VI. MOTION: Forward Claims to Commission for an Amount Not-to-Exceed $25,061.52

Director Guritz presented claims not-to-exceed $25,061.52.

Commissioner Flowers made a motion to forward claims to Commission for an amount notto-exceed $25,061.52. Seconded by Commissioner Hendrix. Aye, all. Opposed, none.

VII. Review of Financial Statements and Cost Center Reports for the Period Ending August 31, 2019

Director Guritz presented a review of the financial statements and cost center reports for the period ending August 31, 2019.


No agenda items posted for consideration.


VIII. The Conservation Foundation – Presentation of Support Grants and Suburban Illinois Regional Conservation Survey Message Results

Director Guritz presented the Illinois Department of Natural Resources – State Pheasant Fund Advisory Committee Grant for support of cropland conversion efforts at Fox River Bluffs Forest Preserve. A match of funds of already scheduled expenses is recommended.

IX. FY 19-20 KCFPD Operating and Capital Fund Preliminary Budget Reviews

Director Guritz presented a review of a final draft of the Tri-Party crossing agreement (Yorkville – Kendall County Forest Preserve.

Commissioner Hendrix made a motion to forward the review of a final draft of the Tri-Party Crossing Agreement for Hoover Road at Hoover Forest Preserve to Commissions. Seconded by Commissioner Flowers. Aye, all. Opposed, none.

X. Chronic Wasting Management – Bow Hunt Volunteer Program Discussion

XI. Fox Valley Trail Riders Association – Special Use Permit Request – Hoover Forest Preserve Trail Ride Event – Sunday, September 22, 2019

XII. Executive Director Authorized Purchase Limit Increase

XIII. Review of Asphalt Repair Quotes – Blackberry Creek Forest Preserve and Harris Forest Preserve

XIV. Willow Clearing Project Quote Review – Blackberry Creek Forest Preserve

XV. Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Purchasing Program

Agreement – Forest Foundation Discounted Purchase from Waterplay Solutions

XVI. Other Items of Business

 Forest Foundation – Hoover Restoration Challenge Grant – Brush Clearing Contractor Proposals

Director Guritz presented an overview of the Millington Village Board discussion of Freedman Forest Preserve boat launch area improvements.

Committee of the Whole discussed the BADD grant application and gave direction to apply to the BADD grant with no matching funds.

 Forest Foundation Grant Awards and District Donation Updates

 Pickerill-Pigott Phase I Project Updates

 Hoover Rail Crossing Updates

 Millbrook Bridge Removal – Final Bid Specifications

XVII. ExecutiveSession

There was no need for executive session.

XVIII. Summary of Action Items

Director Guritz provided a summary of action items.

XIX. Public Comments

No citizens in attendance offered public comment.

XX. Adjournment

Commissioner Hendrix made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:26 pm. Seconded by Commissioner Flowers. Aye, all. Opposes, none.

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