June 8, 2016 Park Board Meeting

Stormwater Management – Golden Meadows Intergovernmental Agreement

Executive Director Rogers updated the Board on discussions with the City to develop an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for the City’s use of the western portion of Golden Meadows for a stormwater detention basin.  Rogers reviewed highlighted points in the IGA, including the previously discussed sequencing of events in transferring the deed to the property.  The stormwater management committee agreed that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) be approached with the proposed IGA to identify any stumbling blocks before final approval and a meeting is being scheduled to have those preliminary discussions with the Director of IDNR.  In response to Commissioner Ubriaco inquiring of any issues that could delay the approval of the IGA, Rogers stated that there is one item still under discussion regarding acquisition of replacement park property. Input will be sought from IDNR regarding the property replacement issue.  The City has completed its Phase 1, which included a review of records and previous ownership on the site.  Three soil boring samples are scheduled for next week.