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					                          FOREST PRESERVE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

                                           February 6, 2009

The Forest Preserve Executive Committee meeting was held Friday at 8:35 a.m., February 6, 2009 in the
Conference Room, Building G, 719 Batavia Avenue, Geneva, Illinois.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Hoscheit, Commissioners Fahy, Hurlbut (late), Jones, Kenyon,
Kudlicki, McConnaughay, R. J., Mitchell, Shoemaker, Wojnicki and Wyatt.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Davoust, Fahy, and McConnaughay, K.

Also Present: Executive Director Meyers, Director of Finance Quinlan, Director of Natural Resources
Ullberg, Director of Operations Holan, Director of Community Affairs Metanchuk, Chief Gilloffo,
Attorney Hodge, Commissioners Allan, Collins, Ford, Frasz, Leonberger, Lewis and Citizens of Kane
County.

MINUTES: President Hoscheit called for a motion to approve the minutes of January 9, 2009.

-Motion by Mitchell, seconded by Kudlicki, to approve the meeting minutes of January 9, 2009; motion
carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT: A resident of Hampshire stated that at a recent Village of Hampshire meeting the
District was highly recommended as good care takers of wetlands.

A representative of the League of Women Voters commented that she would like an agenda packet for the
meeting.

BILLS: Chairman Hoscheit called for a motion to approve the bills for payment.

-Motion by McConnaughay, R. J., seconded by Wyatt, to recommend the bills for payment.

              General Fund                                    $ 46,196.37
              Construction & Development Fund                 $ 29,133.42
              Land Acquisition Fund                           $  5,511.20
              Cultural & Events Center                        $     55.50
              TOTAL ALL BILLS                                 $ 80,896.49


              TOTAL ALL TD'S                               $2,087,752.27

Commissioners voting in the affirmative: Commissioners: Fahy, Jones, Kenyon, Kudlicki,
McConnaughay, R. J., Mitchell, Shoemaker, Wojnicki and Wyatt; motion carried.

REPORTS.
LAND ACQUISITIONA AND ENTERPRISE COMMITTEE REPORT.

GOLF COURSE REPORT. Director Quinlan stated the revenue for the golf courses was down
$15,707.00, mostly due to bad weather. Settlers Hill has requested a small increase in fees for next year.
This was approved by the Land Acquisition and Enterprise Committee.

STADIUM REPORT. Director Quinlan stated that the project is moving ahead as scheduled and is
expected to be completed on schedule. Some of the Cougars items may not be completed on opening day,
(the completion of the suites) but everyone is expecting a temporary permit for access to the lower seats.

PLANNING AND UTILIZATION COMMITTEE REPORT.

PRESENTATION OF BIDS FOR TWO (2) NEW WOODS DITCH BANK MOWERS. Commissioner
Mitchell presented the request for two (2) new woods ditch bank mowers. This bid was sent out to 16
vendors with 3 responding. The low qualified bidder is Payline West of South Elgin, Illinois in the
amount of $15,750.00.

-Motion by Mitchell, seconded by Jones, to approve the bid from Payline West for two (2) ditch bank
mowers in the amount of $15,750.00; motion carried.

PRESENTATION OF BIDS FOR TWO (2) NEW MOHAWK VEHICLE LIFTS. Commissioner
Mitchell presented the bids for the two (2) new Mohawk vehicle lifts. This bid was sent out to 5 vendors
with 1 responding. The bid from Rack’m Up Distributors from McHenry for two (2) Mohawk vehicle
lifts is $25,800.00.

-Motion by Mitchell, seconded by Wyatt, to approve the bid from Rack’m Up Distributors from McHenry
for two (2) Mohawk vehicle lifts is $25,800.00; motion carried.

PRESENTATION OF BIDS FOR THE DEEPENING OF THE WELL AT BINNIE FOREST
PRESERVE. Commissioner Mitchell presented the bids for the deepening of the well at Binnie Forest
Preserve. This bid was sent out to 8 vendors with 2 responding. The low qualified bidder is K & K Well
Drilling of Yorkville, Illinois in the amount of $15,200.00.

-Motion by Mitchell, seconded by Wojnicki, to approve the bid from K & K Well Drilling in the amount
of $15,200.00; motion carried.

PRESENTATION OF THE BIDS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE ILLINOIS YOUTH HOME
STRUCTURES. Commissioner Mitchell presented the bids for the demolition of the structures at the
Illinois Youth Home. This bid was sent out to 20 vendors with 10 responding. The low qualified bidder
is DMD Services of Northlake, Illinois in the amount of $739,649.00. This project has a CDGB Grant to
help with the cost of the demolition. The monies from this grant will go back into the Land Acquisition
Fund.

-Motion by Mitchell, seconded by Jones, to approve the bid from DMD for the demolition of the Youth
Home structures; motion carried.

CONSIDERATION OF A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITIZENS ADVOCATE TEAM AND
THE FRIENDS OF THE FOX RIVER TO ESTABLISH AN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL
CENTER IN THE MAIN HOUSE AT THE SCHWEITZER WOODS FOREST PRESERVE. Executive
Director Meyers presented the request for the use of the Schweitzer house by the Citizens Advocate Team
and the Friends of the Fox River. This would be a 3 year term with two 3 year renewal options. The
Citizens Advocate Group and the Friends of the Fox would be responsible for maintenance and operating
costs.

President Hoscheit stated that he has some concerns in regards to the improvement costs making sure they
are all covered. Staff needs to make sure the funds are available for the improvements. President
Hoscheit recommended a budget be prepared for the out of pocket costs for the improvements. The
Citizens Advocate Group needs to supply proof of the funds.

-Motion by Mitchell, seconded by Hurlbut, to approve the request for a license agreement from the
Citizens Advocate Team and the Friends of the Fox River; motion carried.

NEW OR UNFINISHED BUISNESS.

IDNR REQUEST. Director Ullberg presented a request from the IDNR for the culling of deer at the
Burlington Forest Preserve. This sampling is due to the spread of chronic wasting disease in the deer
population which appears to have spread to Illinois. Presently the deer are still in packs and the sampling
will be easier to take the deer now as the preserves are not as busy. The District and local police will be
notified prior to the sampling as it will be done Monday to Thursday evenings during the months of
January to March. The meat from the deer that do not have the disease will be donated to the local food
banks.

-Motion by Kenyon, seconded by Mitchell, to approve the request from the IDNR for the culling of deer
at the Burlington Forest Preserve; motion carried.

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS. President Hoscheit commented that the Community Affairs Committee
has had their first meeting and all were encouraged as to the direction it is going. The Finance Committee
will be meeting on February 17 and will be reviewing the audit and looking at the District’s revenue
streams for the up coming year.

EXECUTIVE SESSION. President Hoscheit called for a motion to enter into Executive Session to
discuss litigation and personnel.

-Motion by Kenyon, seconded by Mitchell, to enter into Executive Session to discuss litigation and
personnel. Commissioners voting in the affirmative: Fahy, Hurlbut, Jones, Kenyon, Kudlicki,
McConnaughay, R. J., Mitchell, Shoemaker, Wojnicki and Wyatt.

-Motion by Wyatt, seconded by Kenyon, to exit Executive Session; motion carried.

ATTACHMENTS:

President Hoscheit called for a motion on the Bond Analysis Report and the Fox River Trust Report and
the Income and Expense Statement for December 31, 2008.

-Motion by Jones, seconded by Mitchell, to approve the Bond Analysis Report and the Fox River Trust
Report and the Income and Expense Statement for December 31, 2008; motion carried.

There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting was duly adjourned on a
motion by Kenyon, seconded by Jones, to 8:30 a.m., February 27, 2009; motion carried.
Patricia Hestekin
Recording Secretary