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Suffredin Announces Forest Preserve District Capital Projects in the 13th District

Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Special to suffredin.org

Chicago – Today, the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners passed the final list of capital projects to be funded with bond proceeds as approved under Senate Bill 83.   “The Board worked very hard to gain approval for Senate Bill 83 which enabled the Forest Preserve District to fund much needed capitol projects across the District,” commented Commissioner Suffredin.    In total, the District was granted $100 million in bond authority.   The Forest Preserve District received $50 million and the Chicago Botanic Garden and Brookfield Zoo each received $25 million.

 

The 13 th District will receive $27,346,000 of the $100 million.   The attached page details the projects to be completed in the 13 th District.   “I am particularly pleased that the Forest Preserve District allocated funds to rebuild the East Diversion Ditch in Glencoe,” said Suffredin.   “The Village of Glencoe and I worked for more than two years to obtain financial support for this project which will help alleviate some of the flooding problems in Glencoe.”

 

Both the Garden and Zoo will also significantly benefit from the capital funds made available under SB83.   The Botanic Garden will now be able to address infrastructure needs that it has had for some time including renovating the education building and reconstructing the north lawn.

Project ID

Brief Project Description

Detailed Description

Recommended Project Construction & Equipment Cost

First Year 2005

Second Year 2006

Third Year 2007

Fourth Year 2008

1.1.5

Replace Harms & Golf Stables Riding Ring Roof

Replace Significantly compromised roof system.

$250,000

$0

$250,000

 

 

1.1.11

Replace Skokie Resource Management Division HQ Roof

Replace Significantly compromised roof system.

$46,000

$46,000

 

 

 

1.2.1

Replace Furnace at Skokie Resource Management HQ

Replace old furnace at Skokie Resource Headquarters

$5,000

$5,000

 

 

 

1.4.3

Rehabilitate 4 Flush Toilets at Bunker Hill Woods Grove #s 3,4,5, & 7

Upgrade existing facilities for ADA compliance.

$80,000

 

 

$80,000

 

1.5.61

Rebuild 2 Picnic Shelters at Linne Woods - Grove #s 1 & 2

Rebuild Shelters that have structural deterioration

$80,000

 

$40,000

$40,000

 

1.5.62

Rebuild Picnic Shelter at Miami Woods

Rebuild Shelters that have structural deterioration

$40,000

 

$20,000

$20,000

 

1.5.63

Rebuild Shelters at Wayside Woods

Rebuild Shelters that have structural deterioration

$40,000

 

$20,000

$20,000

 

1.5.65

Rebuild 2 Picnic Shelters at Turnbull Woods

Rebuild Shelters that have structural deterioration

$40,000

 

$20,000

$20,000

 

2.2.5

Rebuild Catch Basins and Sewer Lines at Blue Star Woods

Catch Basins have collapsed and sewer lines need to be re-constructed.

$5,000

$5,000

 

 

 

2.2.6

Rebuild Catch Basins at St. Paul Woods (3)

Catch Basins have collapsed and need to be re-constructed.

$9,000

$9,000

 

 

 

2.2.7

Rebuild Catch Basins at Miami Woods (2)

Catch Basins have collapsed and need to be re-constructed.

$6,000

$6,000

 

 

 

2.4.13

Rebuild 5.5 miles North Branch (Skokie Div) Bike Trail (paved)

Rebuild existing paved bike trail

$440,000

 

 

$440,000

 

2.4.14

Rebuild 2 miles North Branch (Chick Evans Golf Course) Bike Trail (paved)

Rebuild existing paved bike trail

$160,000

 

 

$160,000

 

2.6.3

Rebuild East Diversion Ditch

Remove situation and to promote positive drainage from Glencoe & Winnetka

$1,100,000

 

$550,000

$550,000

 

3.1.17

Stream Bank Stabilization North Branch   750 ft.

Address erosion problems along stream banks

$45,000

 

 

 

$45,000

N/A

Chicago Botanic Garden

 

$25,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total 13th District Funds

$27,346,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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