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City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427
Potential Forest Preserve District IGA

In December 2011, the President of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (FPD), Dewey Pierotti, Jr., sent Mayor Brummel a letter requesting City staff be authorized to work with Forest Preserve District staff to discuss the preparation of a potential intergovernmental agreement (IGA) that would outline how the City and FPD could coordinate on the design, funding, and implementation of various potential public improvement projects of joint interest to the City and FPD. These projects include the potential extension of City water service to the FPD’s Mack Road Maintenance Complex (including the proposed new Fleet Maintenance Facility), the construction of DuPage River flood conveyance and flood protection levee improvements in the River Road corridor, and the potential construction of various trail improvements on FPD property in the City of Warrenville.

On January, 9, 2012, the Community Development Committee of the Whole recommended the City Council authorize staff to work with FPD staff on a draft IGA that would address these issues. On January 16, 2012, the City Council accepted the Community Development Committee recommendation and authorized staff to work with Forest Preserve District of DuPage County staff to develop a draft intergovernmental agreement to outline how the City and FPDDC would coordinate on: (i) the extension of City water to the Mack Road Maintenance Complex; (ii) the implementation of the DuPage County’s proposed River Road flood conveyance and protection improvements; and, (iii) various potential trail improvements on FPD property located within the City limits.

In response to the City Council’s authorization, City staff forwarded a proposed May 21, 2012, draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) along with a number of additional questions and additional information requests to FPD staff on May 25, 2012. The overall intent of the MOU is to clearly articulate the various commitments and obligations both the City and FPD would potentially agree to as part of a future IGA on the same issues.

City staff provided a status report on this issue at the City Council’s July 9, 2012, September 10, 2012, November 12, 2012, January 14, 2013, March 11, 2013 and May 13, 2013 Community Development and Planning Committee of the Whole meetings. A copy of the July 5, 2012, memorandum Community Development Director Mentzer prepared for this Committee of the Whole meeting along with a copy of the proposed May 21, 2012, draft MOU and related attachments are available by clicking here. City staff is scheduled to provide an updated status report on this issue at the July 8, 2013, Community Development and Planning Committee of the Whole meeting.

The revised tentative schedule for City of Warrenville consideration of a detailed IGA with the FPD is as follows:

February 2012 - September 2013: City and FPD staff research technical issues and develop a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to define what issues will be covered by the proposed IGA and what obligations/ commitments each entity would agree too in the proposed IGA. A City/FPD approved MOU would form the “foundation” for a more detailed and formal IGA between the two entities.

September/November 2013: City staff presents final proposed draft MOUs/IGAs for City Council consideration at yet to be determined Committee of the Whole meeting. Committee of the Whole decides whether or not to recommend City Council approval of the draft MOUs/IGAs.

November 2013/January 2014
: City Council decides whether or not to approve draft MOUs/IGAs at a City Council meeting.

Last updated on January 2014