Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers Ferguson Hartley Memorial Trask Bridge Four Lakes Pecatonica River Pecatonica Wetlands Crooked River Grove Creek Seward Bluffs Klehm Forest Preserve Severson Dells Fuller Memorial Cedar Cliff Indian Hill Hinchliff Memorial Kilbuck Bluffs Trailside Kishwaukee Gorge South Kishwaukee Gorge North Rockford Rotary Kishwaukee River Oak Ridge Blackhawk Springs Deer Run Espenscheid Memorial McKiski County Line Kieselburg Roland Olson Stone Bridge Clayton Andrews Ledges Hononegah J. Norman Jensen Millrace Isle Macktown Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve Headquarters

Board Meeting Agenda – October 26, 2016

October Agenda

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 5:30 PM

Forest Preserve Headquarters

A G E N D A

        A. ROLL CALL

        B.  PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE – Mary McNamara Bernsten

        C.  APPROVAL of MINUTES

Minutes for September 21

        D.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, AWARDS, and PRESENTATIONS

1.   Land Advisory Council – Jerry Paulson

2.   Auditor – Steve Chapman

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         E.   ACTION ITEMS

1.            1.  Bills for September

3.            2.  Budget and Appropriations Ordinance

7.            3.  Levy Ordinance

10.          4.  Delegate to IAPD Annual Business Meeting

12.          5.   2017 Holiday Schedule

14.          6.   2017 Fee Schedules

18.          7.   Bids for Seward Bluffs Campground Electrical Phase II

       8.   An Ordinance Providing for the Issuance and Sale of $1,065,000 of Limited General Obligation Bonds, Series 2016A, of the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District, Winnebago County, Illinois, for the Purpose of Acquiring Land for Forest Preserves and Incidental to the Use and Protection Thereof; Providing for the Levy of a Direct Annual Tax for the Payment of Principal of and Interest on Those Bonds; and Concerning Related Matters

21.          9.   Sheriff’s Contract

          F.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS / DISCUSSION

      1.    Great Lakes Basin Railroad              

          G.  NEW BUSINESS

       1.   Strategic Plan – Land Acquisition

          H.  STAFF REPORTS

33.          1.   Preserve Operations

36.          2.   Land and Development

37.          3.   Golf

40.          4.   Marketing

42.          5.   Education

43.          6.   Law Enforcement

          I.   CLOSED SESSION

         J.   ANNOUNCEMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS

          K.  ADJOURNMENT

 Next regular Board meeting – 5:30 PM Wednesday, November 16th, Forest Preserve Headquarters

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