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Land Advisory Council Minutes January 4, 2016

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County


Land Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

January 4, 2016


Members Present: Ann Marie Cain, Steve Clark, Pam Cunningham, Bill Hoff, Lee Johnson, Rebecca Olson (arrived at 5:00 p.m.), Jerry Paulson, Randy Vogel, and Dan Williams. Members Absent: James Marshall FPWC Commissioners Present: Audrey Johnson. FPWC Staff Present: Tom Hartley and Mike Holan.


Call to order: Chairman Paulson called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. at the FPWC offices, 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, Illinois. Paulson invited LAC members to remain after the meeting to participate in the Forest Preserve District Board’s Strategic Planning Session at 5:15 p.m.


Adoption of agenda: Hoff moved to adopt the agenda as distributed; seconded by Williams and approved.


Minutes of meetings: Williams moved approval of the minutes of the November 30, 2015 meeting as distributed; seconded by Clark and approved.


Preserve Addition Priority Options: Hartley presented a new list and maps of critical properties for acquisition for the seven options, along with a summary of the acres for each option. After review and discussion, several parcels were moved to other options, but the total acres remained the same. Hartley will make the changes and prepare the final maps for approval at the next meeting. Paulson will present the “Land Acquisition Summary” sheet of for the seven options, along with the “Preserve Addition Policy Options” and S.W.O.T. analysis to the Forest Preserve District Board following the meeting.


Closed Session to Consider Land Acquisition: Williams moved to go into closed session; seconded by Johnson and the motion was approved. Paulson closed the meeting at 5:05 p.m.


Reopen Meeting: Williams moved to come out of closed session at 5:10 p.m.; Hoff seconded and the motion was approved. Paulson noted that no action was taken in closed session.


Next Meeting Date: It was agreed that the next meeting would be on April 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Paulson appointed Williams as Acting Chairman in his absence. He will call a meeting of the LAC if needed to consider specific land acquisition proposals.


Adjourn: Paulson adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,

Jerry Paulson, Chairman