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Board Meeting Agenda – April 20, 2016

April Agenda

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – 5:30 PM

Colored Sands Forest Preserve

 

A G E N D A

 

         A.   ROLL CALL

 

         B.   PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE – Jeff Tilly

 

         C.   APPROVAL of MINUTES

 Minutes for March 16

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1.      D.   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, AWARDS, and PRESENTATIONS

 1.   Proposed Great Lakes Basin Transportation – Rail Line

 2.    Sand Bluff Bird Banding Station Update

           E.   ACTION ITEMS

4.               1.   Bills for March

           F.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS / DISCUSSION

 1.   Hononegah Youth Soccer Association Agreement

 2.   City of Rockford Property Tax Incentive Program

           G.   NEW BUSINESS

 1.   Proposed Steam Mitigation Project – First Midwest Group

 2.   Announcement of Carroll H. Starr Endowment Challenge

   H.   COMMITTEE REPORTS

            I.   STAFF REPORTS

1.   Volunteer Day at Natural Resource Department (Severson Farm) – Kim O’Malley

2.   Atwood Award (Atwood Outdoor Education Center) – Jamie Johannsen

 6.             3.   Preserve Operations

10.            4.   Land and Development

11.            5.   Golf

14.            6.  Marketing

16.            7.   Education

17.            8.   Law Enforcement

          J.   CLOSED SESSION

1.   Property Consideration

2.   Personnel

    K.   ANNOUNCEMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS

          1.   New Board Calendar

          2.   April 23 & 24 – The Gathering at Macktown Forest Preserve, Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm

          3.   April 30th – Citizen Science-Butterfly Monitoring Training at Forest Preserve Headquarters from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

          4.   May 14 & 15 – Birdfest 2016 at Colored Sands Forest Preserve from Saturday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm & Sunday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

          5.   May 21st – Nature Fiesta: Bilingual Celebration of Nature at Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

                

   L.   ADJOURNMENT

                  Next regular Board meeting – 5:30 PM Wednesday, May 18th, Forest Preserve Headquarters

Anyone wishing to address the Board must call 815-877-6100 or email kknapp@winnebagoforest.org in advance of the meeting.