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Record #: R2013-878   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 10/16/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Final action: 11/13/2013
Title: Support of Class 6(b) tax incentive for property at 4155 and 4227 N Knox Ave
Sponsors: Arena, John
Topic: TAX INCENTIVES - Class 6(b)
Attachments: 1. R2013-878.pdf
RESOLUTION FOR RENEWAL OF CLASS 6(B) REAL ESTATE TAX INCENTIVE FOR THE BENEFIT OF 4227 NORTH KNOX LLC, AND REAL ESTATE LOCATED GENERALLY AT 4227 NORTH KNOX AVENUE AND 4155 NORTH KNOX AVENUE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS PURSUANT TO COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CLASSIFICATION ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners has enacted the Cook County Real Property Assessment Classification Ordinance, as amended from time to time (the "Ordinance"), which provides for, among other things, real estate tax incentives to property owners who build, rehabilitate, enhance and occupy property which is located within Cook County and which is used primarily for industrial purposes; and
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City"), consistent with the Ordinance, wishes to induce industry to locate, expand and remain in the City by supporting financial incentives in the form of property tax relief; and
WHEREAS, 4227 North Knox LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (the "Applicant"), is the owner of certain real estate located generally at 4227 North Knox Avenue and 4155 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60641 as further collectively described on Exhibit A hereto (the "Subject Property") and has constructed an approximately 47,000 square foot industrial facility thereon; and
WHEREAS, the Applicant has leased the Subject Property to Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc., an Illinois corporation; and
WHEREAS, on June 4, 2003 the City Council of the City enacted a resolution supporting and consenting to the Class 6(b) classification of the Subject Property by the Office of the Assessor of Cook County (the "Assessor"); and
WHEREAS, the Assessor subsequently granted the Class 6(b) tax incentive in connection with the Subject Property; and
WHEREAS, the Applicant has filed an application for renewal of the Class 6(b) classification with the Assessor pursuant to the Ordinance; and
 
WHEREAS, the Subject Property is located within the City of Chicago Enterprise Zone No. 4 (created pursuant to the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, 20 ILCS 665/1 et seq., as amended, and pursuant to an ordinance enacted by the City Council of the City, as amended), and the purpose of the Enterprise Zones are also to provide certain incentives in order to stimulate economic activity and to revitalize depressed areas; and
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Assessor to determine that an application for a Class 6(b) classification or renewal of a Class 6(b) classification is eligible pursuant to the Ordinance; and
 
 
WHEREAS, the Ordinance requires that, in connection with the filing of a Class 6(b) renewal application with the Assessor, an applicant must obtain from the municipality in which such real estate is located a resolution expressly stating that the municipality has determined that the industrial use of the property is necessary and beneficial to the local economy and that the municipality supports and consents to the renewal ofthe Class 6(b) classification; now therefore,
 
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
 
SECTION 1: That the City determines that the industrial use of the Subject Property is necessary and beneficial to the local economy in which the Subject Property is located.
 
SECTION 2: That the City supports and consents to the renewal of the Class 6(b) classification with respect to the Subject Property.
 
SECTION 3: That the Clerk of the City of Chicago is authorized to and shall send a certified copy of this resolution to the Office ofthe Cook County Assessor, Room 312, County Building, Chicago, Illinois 60602 and a certified copy of this resolution may be included with the Class 6(b) renewal application filed with the Assessor by the Applicant, as applicant, in accordance with the Ordinance.
SECTION 4: That this resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage and approval.
 
 
EXHIBIT A
 
 
Legal Description of Subject Property:
Those parts ofthe West Vz ofthe Southwest % of Section 15, Township 40 North, Range 13 East of the Third principal Meridian, of lot 4 in block 6 in Dickenson's subdivision of that part of the North Yz of the Southwest % of said section 15 lying west of Chicago and Northwestern Railway Co's Land, excepting right of way of Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company, ofthe vacated street lying westerly of and adjoining said lot 4, and that part of North Knox Avenue vacated by ordinance passed January 7, 1941, described as follows:: Beginning at a point ofthe Easterly line of North Knox Avenue, as dedicated by plat recorded in the Recorder's Office of Cook County, Illinois, as document number 12457890, which is 826.62 feet Southeasterly from the angle in the East line of said dedicated street, which angle is 314.84 feet south of the south line of West Montrose Avenue, and running thence Northeastwardly along a line perpendicular to said Easterly line, a distance of 173.53 feet to a point 19.43 feet Southwesterly from the point of intersection of said perpendicular line with a line 19.50 feet (measured perpendicularly) Westerly from and parallel to the Westerly line of the lands of Chicago and Northwestern railway company; thence Southerly, a distance of 177.34 feet to a point on the above mentioned parallel line which is 179.26 feet Southerly from the above mentioned point of intersection of said perpendicular lines; thence Southerly along the hereinbefore mentioned parallel line. A distance of 51.14 feet; thence Southwardly along the arc of a circle having a radius of 469.84 feet, convex Easterly and tangent to the last above mentioned parallel line, a distance of 88.72 feet to a point of tangency with a line 19.50 feet West of and parallel to the West line of said lands of Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company (Said West line of Railway lands being a line 113.22 feet West of and parallel to the East line of the West Yz of the Southwest % of said section 15; thence South along said line which is 19.50 feet West of said West line of Railroad lands, a distance of 396.58 feet to the Easterly line of said North Knox Avenue, as dedicated by plat recorded in the Recorder's Office of Cook County, Illinois as document number 12615197; thence Northwestwardly along the Easterly line of said North Knox Avenue, as established by said plats of dedication and said ordinance of vacation, a distance of 687.29 feet to the point of the beginning, in Cook County, Illinois.
 
Permanent Real Estate Tax Index Numbers (PINS) for the Subject Property:
13-15-306-020-000
 
CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
 
SECTION I - GENERAL INFORMATION
A. Legal name of the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS. Include d/b/a/ if applicable: 4227 North Knox, LLC
 
Check ONE ofthe following three boxes:
 
Indicate whether the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS is: L £c] the Applicant OR
2.      [] a legal entity holding a direct or indirect interest in the Applicant. State the legal name of the
Applicant in which the Disclosing Party holds an interest:      
OR
3.      [] a legal entity with a right of control (see Section II.B.l.) State the legal name of the entity in
which the Disclosing Party holds a right of control:      
 
B. Business address of the Disclosing Party:      4227 North Knox      
Chicago, IL 60641      
  1. Telephone: (773) 282-4500        Fax: (773) 282-2046      Email joceyoldsgiindependentmech.
  2. Name of contact person: Joseph P. Reynolds             .......
  3. Federal Employer Identification No. (if you have one)       
  1. Brief description of contract, transaction or other undertaking (referred to below as the "Matter") to which this EDS pertains. (Include project number and location of property, if applicable):
 
Application for Class 6 (b) renewal   4227 North Knox and 4155 North Knox      
Department of Housing &
  1. Which City agency or department is requesting this EDS? Economic Development      
 
If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, please complete the following:
 
Specification #      N/A      and Contract #      
 
Ver. 01-01-12
 
 
 
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SECTION II -- DISCLOSURE OF OWNERSHIP INTERESTS
 
A. NATURE OF THE DISCLOSING PARTY
 
1.   Indicate the nature ofthe Disclosing Party:
]      Person      [X]
]      Publicly registered business corporation      [ ]
]      Privately held business corporation      [ ]
]      Sole proprietorship      [ ]
]      General partnership      (Is
]      Limited partnership
]      Trust      [ ]
 
Limited liability company Limited liability partnership Joint venture
Not-for-profit corporation
the not-for-profit corporation also a 501(c)(3))?
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
Other (please specify)
 
 
2. For legal entities, the state (or foreign country) of incorporation or organization, if applicable: Illinois
 
3.   For legal entities not organized in the State of Illinois: Has the organization registered to do business in the State of Illinois as a foreign entity?
 
[ ] Yes      [ ] No      N N/A
 
B. IF THE DISCLOSING PARTY IS A LEGAL ENTITY:
 
1.   List below the full names and titles of all executive officers and all directors of the entity. NOTE: For not-for-profit corporations, also list below all members, if any, which are legal entities. If there are no such members, write "no members." For trusts, estates or other similar entities, list below the legal titleholder(s).
If the entity is a general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or joint venture, list below the name and title of each general partner, managing member, manager or any other person or entity that controls the day-to-day management ofthe Disclosing Party. NOTE: Each legal entity listed below must submit an EDS on its own behalf.
 
Name Title Joseph P. Reynolds Manager
John M. Reynolds      Manager      
 
 
 
 
2.   Please provide the following infonnation concerning each person or entity having a direct or indirect beneficial interest (including ownership) in excess of 7.5% of the Disclosing Party. Examples of such an interest include shares in a corporation, partnership interest in a partnership or joint venture,
 
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interest of a member or manager in a limited liability company, or interest of a beneficiary of a trust, estate or other similar entity. If none, state "None." NOTE: Pursuant to Section 2-154-030 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago ("Municipal Code"), the City may require any such additional information from any applicant which is reasonably intended to achieve full disclosure.
 
Name      Business Address      Percentage Interest in the
Disclosing Party
Joseph P. Reynolds       41SS N. Knox, Chicago, IL      35%      
John M. Reynolds      4155 N. Knox, Chicago, IL      65%      
 
 
 
 
SECTION in - BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS
 
Has the Disclosing Party had a "business relationship," as defined in Chapter 2-156 of the Municipal Code, with any City elected official in the 12 months before the date this EDS is signed?
 
[ J Yes      [X] No
 
If yes, please identify below the name(s) of such City elected official(s) and describe such relationship(s):
 
 
 
 
SECTION IV — DISCLOSURE OF SUBCONTRACTORS AND OTHER RETAINED PARTIES
 
The Disclosing Party must disclose the name and business address of each subcontractor, attorney, lobbyist, accountant, consultant and any other person or entity whom the Disclosing Party has retained or expects to retain in connection with the Matter, as well as the nature ofthe relationship, and the total amount ofthe fees paid or estimated to be paid. The Disclosing Party is not required to disclose employees who are paid solely through the Disclosing Party's regular payroll.
 
"Lobbyist" means any person or entity who undertakes to influence any legislative or administrative action on behalf of any person or entity other than: (1) a not-for-profit entity, on an unpaid basis, or (2) himself. "Lobbyist" also means any person or entity any part of whose duties as an employee of another includes undertaking to influence any legislative or administrative action.
 
If the Disclosing Party is uncertain whether a disclosure is required under this Section, the Disclosing Party must either ask the City whether disclosure is required or make the disclosure.
 
 
 
 
 
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Name (indicate whether    Business      Relationship to Disclosing Party   Fees (indicate whether
retained or anticipated       Address       (subcontractor, attorney,      paid or estimated.) NOTE:
to be retained)      lobbyist, etc.)      "hourly rate" or "t.b.d." is
not an acceptable response.
N/A
 
 
 
 
(Add sheets if necessary)
[x] Check here if the Disclosing Party has not retained, nor expects to retain, any such persons or entities. SECTION V -- CERTIFICATIONS
  1. COURT-ORDERED CHILD SUPPORT COMPLIANCE
Under Municipal Code Section 2-92-415, substantial owners of business entities that contract with the City must remain in compliance with their child support obligations throughout the contract's term.
 
Has any person who directly or indirectly owns 10% or more of the Disclosing Party been declared in arrearage on any child support obligations by any Illinois court of competent jurisdiction?
 
[ ] Yes      P9 No      [ ] No person directly or indirectly owns 10% or more of tbe
Disclosing Party.
 
If "Yes," has the person entered into a court-approved agreement for payment of all support owed and is the person in compliance with that agreement?
 
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
  1. FURTHER CERTIFICATIONS
 
1.   Pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 1-23, Article I ("Article I")(which the Applicant should consult for defined terms (e.g., "doing business") and legal requirements), if the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS is the Applicant and is doing business with the City, then the Disclosing Party certifies as follows: (i) neither the Applicant nor any controlling person is currently indicted or charged with, or has admitted guilt of, or has ever been convicted of, or placed under supervision for, any criminal offense involving actual, attempted, or conspiracy to commit bribery, theft, fraud, forgery, perjury, dishonesty or deceit against an officer or employee ofthe City or any sister agency; and (ii) the Applicant understands and acknowledges that compliance with Article I is a continuing requirement for doing business with the City. NOTE: If Article I applies to the Applicant, the permanent compliance timeframe in Article I supersedes some five-year compliance timeframes in certifications 2 and 3 below. I certify the above to be true.
 
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2. The Disclosing Party and, if the Disclosing Party is a legal entity, all of those persons or entities identified in Section II.B.l. of this EDS:
  1. are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from any transactions by any federal, state or local unit of government;
  2. have not, within a five-year period preceding the date of this EDS, been convicted of a criminal offense, adjudged guilty, or had a civil judgment rendered against them in connection with: obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (federal, state or local) transaction or contract under a public transaction; a violation of federal or state antitrust statutes; fraud; embezzlement; theft; forgery; bribery; falsification or destruction of records; making false statements; or receiving stolen property;
  3. are not presently indicted for, or criminally or civilly charged by, a governmental entity (federal, state or local) with committing any of the offenses set forth in clause B.2.b. of this Section V;
  4. have not, within a five-year period preceding the date of this EDS, had one or more public transactions (federal, state or local) terminated for cause or default; and
  5. have not, within a five-year period preceding the date of this EDS, been convicted, adjudged guilty, or found liable in a civil proceeding, or in any criminal or civil action, including actions concerning environmental violations, instituted by the City or by the federal government, any state, or any other unit of local government.
I certify the above to be true. 3.   The certifications in subparts 3, 4 and 5 concern:
  • the Disclosing Party;
  • any "Contractor" (meaning any contractor or subcontractor used by the Disclosing Party in connection with the Matter, including but not limited to all persons or legal entities disclosed under Section IV, "Disclosure of Subcontractors and Other Retained Parties");
  • any "Affiliated Entity" (meaning a person or entity that, directly or indirectly: controls the Disclosing Party, is controlled by the Disclosing Party, or is, with the Disclosing Party, under common control of another person or entity. Indicia of control include, without limitation; interlocking management or ownership; identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment; common use of employees; or organization of a business entity following the ineligibility of a business entity to do business with federal or state or local government, including the City, using substantially the same management, ownership, or principals as the ineligible entity); with respect to Contractors, the term Affiliated Entity means a person or entity that directly or indirectly controls the Contractor, is controlled by it, or, with the Contractor, is under common control of another person or entity;
  • any responsible official of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity or any other official, agent or employee of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity, acting pursuant to the direction or authorization of a responsible official of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity (collectively "Agents").
 
 
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Neither the Disclosing Party, nor any Contractor, nor any Affiliated Entity of either the Disclosing Party or any Contractor nor any Agents have, during the five years before the date this EDS is signed, or, with respect to a Contractor, an Affiliated Entity, or an Affiliated Entity of a Contractor during the five years before the date of such Contractor's or Affiliated Entity's contract or engagement in connection with the Matter:
  1. bribed or attempted to bribe, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of bribery or attempting to bribe, a public officer or employee of the City, the State of Illinois, or any agency of the federal government or of any state or local government in the United States of America, in that officer's or employee's official capacity;
  2. agreed or colluded with other bidders or prospective bidders, or been a party to any such agreement, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of agreement or collusion among bidders or prospective bidders, in restraint of freedom of competition by agreement to bid a fixed price or otherwise; or
  3. made an admission of such conduct described in a. or b. above that is a matter of record, but have not been prosecuted for such conduct; or
  4. violated the provisions of Municipal Code Section 2-92-610 (Living Wage Ordinance). I certify the above to be true.
  1. Neither the Disclosing Party, Affiliated Entity or Contractor, or any of their employees, officials,
agents or partners, is barred from contracting with any unit of state or local government as a result of
engaging in or being convicted of (1) bid-rigging in violation of 720 ILCS 5/33E-3; (2) bid-rotating in
violation of 720 ILCS 5/33E-4; or (3) any similar offense of any state or of the United States of
America that contains the same elements as the offense of bid-rigging or bid-rotating. I certify the above to be true.
  1. Neither the Disclosing Party nor any Affiliated Entity is listed on any ofthe following lists maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control ofthe U.S. Department of the Treasury or the Bureau of Industry and Security ofthe U.S. Department of Commerce or their successors: the Specially Designated Nationals List, the Denied Persons List, the Unverified List, the Entity List and the Debarred List.
I certify the above to be true.
  1. The Disclosing Party understands and shall comply with the applicable requirements of Chapters 2-55 (Legislative Inspector General), 2-56 (Inspector General) and 2-156 (Governmental Ethics) of the Municipal Code.
I certify the above to be true.
7.      If the Disclosing Party is unable to certify to any of the above statements in this Part B (Further
Certifications), the Disclosing Party must explain below: N/A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If the letters "NA," the word "None," or no response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements.
 
8.   To the best ofthe Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all current employees ofthe Disclosing Party who were, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the execution date of this EDS, an employee, or elected or appointed official, ofthe City of Chicago (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none"). None
 
 
 
9.   To the best of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all gifts that the Disclosing Party has given or caused to be given, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the execution date of this EDS, to an employee, or elected or appointed official, ofthe City of Chicago. For purposes of this statement, a "gift" does not include: (i) anything made generally available to City employees or to the general public, or (ii) food or drink provided in the course of official City business and having a retail value of less than $20 per recipient (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none"). As to any gift listed below, please also list the name of the City recipient. None
 
 
C. CERTIFICATION OF STATUS AS FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
  1. The Disclosing Party certifies that the Disclosing Party (check one)
[ ] is      [X] is not
a "financial institution" as defined in Section 2-32-455(b) ofthe Municipal Code.
  1. If the Disclosing Party IS a financial institution, then the Disclosing Party pledges :
"We are not and will not become a predatory lender as defined in Chapter 2-32 of the Municipal Code. We further pledge that none of our affiliates is, and none of them will become, a predatory lender as defined in Chapter 2-32 ofthe Municipal Code. We understand that becoming a predatory lender or becoming an affiliate of a predatory lender may result in the loss ofthe privilege of doing business with the City."
 
If the Disclosing Party is unable to make this pledge because it or any of its affiliates (as defined in Section 2-32-455(b) of the Municipal Code) is a predatory lender within the meaning of Chapter 2-32 ofthe Municipal Code, explain here (attach additional pages if necessary):
 
 
 
 
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If the letters "NA," the word "None," or no response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements.
 
D. CERTIFICATION REGARDING INTEREST IN CITY BUSINESS
 
Any words or terms that are defined in Chapter 2-156 ofthe Municipal Code have the same meanings when used in this Part D.
  1. In accordance with Section 2-156-110 of the Municipal Code: Does any official or employee ofthe City have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name of any other person or entity in the Matter?
[ ] Yes      |X] No
 
NOTE: If you checked "Yes" to Item D.L, proceed to Items D.2. and D.3. If you checked "No" to Item D.l., proceed to Part E.
  1. Unless sold pursuant to a process of competitive bidding, or otherwise permitted, no City elected official or employee shall have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name of any other person or entity in the purchase of any property that (i) belongs to the City, or (ii) is sold for taxes or assessments, or (iii) is sold by virtue of legal process at the suit of the City (collectively, "City Property Sale"). Compensation for property taken pursuant to the City's eminent domain power does not constitute a financial interest within the meaning of this Part D.
 
Does the Matter involve a City Property Sale?
 
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
  1. If you checked "Yes" to Item D.l., provide the names and business addresses ofthe City officials or employees having such interest and identify the nature of such interest:
 
Name      Business Address      Nature of Interest
 
 
 
 
 
4. The Disclosing Party further certifies that no prohibited financial interest in the Matter will be acquired by any City official or employee.
 
E. CERTIFICATION REGARDING SLAVERY ERA BUSINESS
 
Please check either 1. or 2. below. If the Disclosing Party checks 2., the Disclosing Party must disclose below or in an attachment to this EDS all information required by paragraph 2. Failure to
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comply with these disclosure requirements may make any contract entered into with the City in connection with the Matter voidable by the City.
 
X  1. The Disclosing Party verifies that the Disclosing Party has searched any and all records of the Disclosing Party and any and all predecessor entities regarding records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies during the slavery era (including insurance policies issued to slaveholders that provided coverage for damage to or injury or death of their slaves), and the Disclosing Party has found no such records.
 
      2. The Disclosing Party verifies that, as a result of conducting the search in step 1 above, the
Disclosing Party has found records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies. The Disclosing Party verifies that the following constitutes full disclosure of all such records, including the names of any and all slaves or slaveholders described in those records:
 
 
 
 
 
 
SECTION VI -- CERTIFICATIONS FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED MATTERS
 
NOTE: If the Matter is federally funded, complete this Section VI. If the Matter is not federally funded, proceed to Section VII. For purposes of this Section VI, tax credits allocated by the City and proceeds of debt obligations of the City are not federal funding.
 
A. CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOBBYING
 
1.   List below the names of all persons or entities registered under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 who have made lobbying contacts on behalf of the Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter: (Add sheets if necessary):
 
 
 
 
(If no explanation appears or begins on the lines above, or if the letters "NA" or if the word "None" appear, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party means that NO persons or entities registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made lobbying contacts on behalf of the Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter.)
 
2.   The Disclosing Party has not spent and will not expend any federally appropriated funds to pay any person or entity listed in Paragraph A.l. above for his or her lobbying activities or to pay any person or entity to influence or attempt to influence an officer or employee of any agency, as defined by applicable federal law, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress, in connection with the award of any federally funded contract, making any federally funded grant or loan, entering into any cooperative agreement, or to extend, continue, renew, amend, or modify any federally funded contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
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  1. The Disclosing Party will submit an updated certification at the end of each calendar quarter in which there occurs any event that materially affects the accuracy of the statements and information set forth in paragraphs A.l. and A.2. above.
  2. The Disclosing Party certifies that either: (i) it is not an organization described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or (ii) it is an organization described in section 501(c)(4) ofthe Internal Revenue Code of 1986 but has not engaged and will not engage in "Lobbying Activities".
  3. If the Disclosing Party is the Applicant, the Disclosing Party must obtain certifications equal in form and substance to paragraphs A.l. through A.4. above from all subcontractors before it awards any subcontract and the Disclosing Party must maintain all such subcontractors' certifications for the duration of the Matter and must make such certifications promptly available to the City upon request.
 
 
B. CERTIFICATION REGARDING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
 
If the Matter is federally funded, federal regulations require the Applicant and all proposed subcontractors to submit the following information with their bids or in writing at the outset of negotiations. N/A
Is the Disclosing Party the Applicant?
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
If "Yes," answer the three questions below.
  1. Have you developed and do you have on file affirmative action programs pursuant to applicable federal regulations? (See 41 CFR Part 60-2.)
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
  1. Have you filed with the Joint Reporting Committee, the Director ofthe Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission all reports due under the applicable filing requirements?
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
  1. Have you participated in any previous contracts or subcontracts subject to the equal opportunity clause?
H Yes      [ ] No
 
If you checked "No" to question 1. or 2. above, please provide an explanation:
 
 
 
 
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SECTION VII - ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, CONTRACT INCORPORATION, COMPLIANCE, PENALTIES, DISCLOSURE
 
The Disclosing Party understands and agrees that:
  1. The certifications, disclosures, and acknowledgments contained in this EDS will become part of any contract or other agreement between the Applicant and the City in connection with the Matter, whether procurement, City assistance, or other City action, and are material inducements to the City's execution of any contract or taking other action with respect to the Matter. The Disclosing Party understands that it must comply with all statutes, ordinances, and regulations on which this EDS is based.
  2. The City's Governmental Ethics and Campaign Financing Ordinances, Chapters 2-156 and 2-164 of the Municipal Code, impose certain duties and obligations on persons or entities seeking City contracts, work, business, or transactions. The full text of these ordinances and a training program is available on line at www.citvofchicago.org/Ethics, and may also be obtained from the City's Board of Ethics, 740 N.
 
Sedgwick St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 744-9660. The Disclosing Party must comply fully with the applicable ordinances.
  1. If the City determines that any infonnation provided in this EDS is false, incomplete or inaccurate, any contract or other agreement in connection with which it is submitted may be rescinded or be void or voidable, and the City may pursue any remedies under the contract or agreement (if not rescinded or void), at law, or in equity, including terminating the Disclosing Party's participation in the Matter and/or declining to allow the Disclosing Party to participate in other transactions with the City. Remedies at law for a false statement of material fact may include incarceration and an award to the City of treble damages.
  2. It is the City's policy to make this document available to the public on its Internet site and/or upon request. Some or all ofthe information provided on this EDS and any attachments to this EDS may be made available to the public on the Internet, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, or otherwise. By completing and signing this EDS, the Disclosing Party waives and releases any possible rights or claims which it may have against the City in connection with the public release of information contained in this EDS and also authorizes the City to verify the accuracy of any information submitted in this EDS.
  3. The information provided in this EDS must be kept current. In the event of changes, the Disclosing Party must supplement this EDS up to the time the City takes action on the Matter. If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, the Disclosing Party must update this EDS as the contract requires. NOTE: With respect to Matters subject to Article I of Chapter 1-23 of the Municipal Code (imposing PERMANENT INELIGIBILITY for certain specified offenses), the information provided herein regarding eligibility must be kept current for a longer period, as required by Chapter 1-23 and Section 2-154-020 of the Municipal Code.
 
The Disclosing Party represents and warrants that:
 
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F.l.    The Disclosing Party is not delinquent in the payment of any tax administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, nor are the Disclosing Party or its Affiliated Entities delinquent in paying any fine, fee, tax or other charge owed to the City. This includes, but is not limited to, all water charges, sewer charges, license fees, parking tickets, property taxes or sales taxes. I certify the above to be true.
F.2    If the Disclosing Party is the Applicant, the Disclosing Party and its Affiliated Entities will not use, nor permit their subcontractors to use, any facility listed by the U.S. E.P.A. on the federal Excluded Parties List System ("EPLS") maintained by the U. S. General Services Administration. I certify the above to be true.
F.3    If the Disclosing Party is the Applicant, the Disclosing Party will obtain from any contractors/subcontractors hired or to be hired in connection with the Matter certifications equal in form and substance to those in F.l. and F.2. above and will not, without the prior written consent of the City, use any such contractor/subcontractor that does not provide such certifications or that the Disclosing Party has reason to believe has not provided or cannot provide truthful certifications. 1 certify the above to be true.
NOTE: If the Disclosing Party cannot certify as to any of the items in F.L, F.2. or F.3. above, an explanatory statement must be attached to this EDS.
 
CERTIFICATION
 
Uefseph P. Reynolds (Print or type name ofperson signing)
Manager      
(Print or type title of person signing)
 
Under penalty of perjury, the person signing below: (1) warrants that he/she is authorized to execute this EDS and Appendix A (if applicable) on behalf ofthe Disclosing Party, and (2) warrants that all certifications and statements contained in this EDS and Appendix A (if applicable) are true, accurate and complete as of the date furnished to the City.
 
 
 
Signed and sworn to before me on (date)      j_
 
 
 
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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPEND LX A
 
 
 
FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED CITY OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS
 
 
This Appendix is to be completed only by (a) the Applicant, and (b) any legal entity which has a direct ownership interest in the Applicant exceeding 7.5 percent. It is not to be completed by any legal entity which has only an indirect ownership interest in the Applicant.
Under Municipal Code Section 2-154-015, the Disclosing Party must disclose whether such Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently has a "familial relationship" with any elected city official or department head. A "familial relationship" exists if, as ofthe date this EDS is signed, the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof is related to the mayor, any alderman, the city clerk, the city treasurer or any city department head as spouse or domestic partner or as any ofthe following, whether by blood or adoption: parent, child, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, grandparent, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepfather or stepmother, stepson or stepdaughter, stepbrother or stepsister or half-brother or half-sister.
 
"Applicable Party" means (1) all executive officers ofthe Disclosing Party listed in Section ILB.l.a., if the Disclosing Party is a corporation; all partners of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a general partnership; all general partners and limited partners of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a limited partnership; all managers, managing members and members of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a limited liability company; (2) all principal officers of the Disclosing Party; and (3) any person having more than a 7.5 percent ownership interest in the Disclosing Party. "Principal officers" means the president, chief operating officer, executive director, chief financial officer, treasurer or secretary of a legal entity or any person exercising similar authority.
 
Does the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently have a "familial relationship" with an elected city official or department head?
 
[ ] Yes      [X] No
 
If yes, please identify below (1) the name and title of such person, (2) the name of the legal entity to which such person is connected; (3) the name and title ofthe elected city official or department head to whom such person has a familial relationship, and (4) the precise nature of such familial relationship.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
 
SECTION I -- GENERAL INFORMATION
A. Legal name of the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS. Include d/b/a/ if applicable: Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc.
 
Check ONE of the following three boxes:
 
Indicate whether the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS is:
  1. §c] the Applicant
OR
  1. [ ] a legal entity holding a direct or indirect interest in the Applicant State the legal name of the
Applicant in which the Disclosing Party holds an interest:      
OR
3.      [ ] a legal entity with a right of control (see Section II.B.l.) State the legal name of the entity in
which the Disclosing Party holds a right of control:      
 
B. Business address of the Disclosing Party:     4155 North Knox      
Chicago, IL 60641       
  1. Telephone: (773) 282-4500       Fax: (7731 282-2046      Emailjoereynolds@independentmech.
  2. Name of contact person: Joseph P. Reynolds      
  3. Federal Employer Identification No. (if you have one}       
  4. Brief description of contract, transaction or other undertaking (referred to below as the "Matter") to which this EDS pertains. (Include project number and location of property, if applicable):
 
Application for Class 6 (b) renewal     4227 North Knox and 4155 North Knox      
Department of Housing &
  1. Which City agency or department is requesting this EDS? Economic Development      
 
If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, please complete the following:
 
Specification #      N/A      and Contract #      
 
Ver. 01-01-12
 
 
 
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SECTION II -- DISCLOSURE OF OWNERSHIP INTERESTS
 
A. NATURE OF THE DISCLOSING PARTY 1.   Indicate the nature of the Disclosing Party:
[ ]      Person      [ ]
[ ]      Publicly registered business corporation      [ ]
r<]      Privately held business corporation      [ ]
[ ]      Sole proprietorship      [ ]
[ ]      General partnership      (Is
[ ]      Limited partnership
[ ]      Trust      [ ]
 
 
 
 
Limited liability company
Limited liability partnership
Joint venture
Not-for-profit corporation
the not-for-profit corporation also a 501(c)(3))?
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
Other (please specify)
 
 
2. For legal entities, the state (or foreign country) of incorporation or organization, if applicable: Illinois
 
3.   For legal entities not organized in the State of Illinois: Has the organization registered to do business in the State of Illinois as a foreign entity?
 
[ ] Yes      [ ] No      N N/A
 
B. IF THE DISCLOSING PARTY IS A LEGAL ENTITY:
 
1.   List below the full names and titles of all executive officers and all directors ofthe entity. NOTE: For not-for-profit corporations, also list below all members, if any, which are legal entities. If there are no such members, write "no members." For trusts, estates or other similar entities, list below the legal titleholder(s).
If the entity is a general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or joint venture, list below the name and title of each general partner, managing member, manager or any other person or entity that controls the day-to-day management ofthe Disclosing Party. NOTE: Each legal entity listed below must submit an EDS on its own behalf.
 
Name Title
Joseph P. Reynolds      President      
John M. Reynolds CEO
 
 
 
 
2.  Please provide the following information concerning each person or entity having a direct or indirect beneficial interest (including ownership) in excess of 7.5% ofthe Disclosing Party. Examples of such an interest include shares in a corporation, partnership interest in a partnership or joint venture,
 
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interest of a member or manager in a limited liability company, or interest of a beneficiary of a trust, estate or other similar entity. If none, state "None." NOTE: Pursuant to Section 2-154-030 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago ("Municipal Code"), the City may require any such additional information from any applicant which is reasonably intended to achieve full disclosure.
 
Name      Business Address      Percentage Interest in the
Disclosing Party
Joseph P. Reynolds       4155 N. Knox, Chicago, IL      33%      
John M. Reynolds      4155 N. Knox, Chicago, IL      63%      
 
 
 
 
SECTION HI - BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS
 
Has the Disclosing Party had a "business relationship," as defined in Chapter 2-156 ofthe Municipal Code, with any City elected official in the 12 months before the date this EDS is signed?
 
[ ] Yes      [X] No
 
If yes, please identify below the name(s) of such City elected official(s) and describe such relationship(s):
 
 
 
 
SECTION IV - DISCLOSURE OF SUBCONTRACTORS AND OTHER RETAINED PARTIES
 
The Disclosing Party must disclose the name and business address of each subcontractor, attorney, lobbyist, accountant, consultant and any other person or entity whom the Disclosing Party has retained or expects to retain in connection with the Matter, as well as the nature of the relationship, and the total amount ofthe fees paid or estimated to be paid. The Disclosing Party is not required to disclose employees who are paid solely through the Disclosing Party's regular payroll.
 
"Lobbyist" means any person or entity who undertakes to influence any legislative or administrative action on behalf of any person or entity other than: (1) a not-for-profit entity, on an unpaid basis, or (2) himself. "Lobbyist" also means any person or entity any part of whose duties as an employee of another includes undertaking to influence any legislative or administrative action.
 
If the Disclosing Party is uncertain whether a disclosure is required under this Section, the Disclosing Party must either ask the City whether disclosure is required or make the disclosure.
 
 
 
 
 
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Name (indicate whether    Business      Relationship to Disclosing Party   Fees (indicate whether
retained or anticipated       Address       (subcontractor, attorney,      paid or estimated.) NOTE:
to be retained)      lobbyist, etc.)      "hourly rate" or "t.b.d." is
not an acceptable response.
N/A
 
 
 
 
(Add sheets if necessary)
|X] Check here if tlie Disclosing Party has not retained, nor expects to retain, any such persons or entities. SECTION V - CERTIFICATIONS
  1. COURT-ORDERED CHILD SUPPORT COMPLIANCE
Under Municipal Code Section 2-92-415, substantial owners of business entities that contract with the City must remain in compliance with their child support obligations throughout the contract's term.
 
Has any person who directly or indirectly owns 10% or more ofthe Disclosing Party been declared in arrearage on any child support obligations by any Illinois court of competent jurisdiction?
 
[ ] Yes      fX] No      [] No person directly or indirectly owns 10% or more of the
Disclosing Party.
 
If "Yes," has the person entered into a court-approved agreement for payment of all support owed and is the person in compliance with that agreement?
 
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
  1. FURTHER CERTIFICATIONS
 
1.   Pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 1-23, Article I ("Article I")(which the Applicant should consult for defined terms (e.g., "doing business") and legal requirements), if the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS is the Applicant and is doing business with the City, then the Disclosing Party certifies as follows: (i) neither the Applicant nor any controlhng person is currently indicted or charged with, or has admitted guilt of, or has ever been convicted of, or placed under supervision for, any criminal offense involving actual, attempted, or conspiracy to commit bribery, theft, fraud, forgery, perjury, dishonesty or deceit against an officer or employee of the City or any sister agency; and (ii) the Applicant understands and acknowledges that compliance with Article I is a continuing requirement for doing business with the City. NOTE: If Article I applies to the Applicant, the permanent compliance timeframe in Article I supersedes some five-year compliance timeframes in certifications 2 and 3 below. I certify the above to be true.
 
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  1. The Disclosing Party and, if the Disclosing Party is a legal entity, all of those persons or entities identified in Section II.B.l. of this EDS:
  1. are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from any transactions by any federal, state or local unit of government;
  2. have not, within a five-year period preceding the date of this EDS, been convicted of a criminal offense, adjudged guilty, or had a civil judgment rendered against them in connection with: obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (federal, state or local) transaction or contract under a public transaction; a violation of federal or state antitrust statutes; fraud; embezzlement; theft; forgery; bribery; falsification or destruction of records; making false statements; or receiving stolen property;
  3. are not presently indicted for, or criminally or civilly charged by, a governmental entity (federal, state or local) with committing any of the offenses set forth in clause B.2.b. of this Section V;
  4. have not, within a five-year period preceding the date of this EDS, had one or more public transactions (federal, state or local) terminated for cause or default; and
  5. have not, within a five-year period preceding the date of this EDS, been convicted, adjudged guilty, or found liable in a civil proceeding, or in any criminal or civil action, including actions concerning environmental violations, instituted by the City or by the federal government, any state, or any other unit of local government.
I certify the above to be true.
  1. The certifications in subparts 3, 4 and 5 concern:
  • the Disclosing Party;
  • any "Contractor" (meaning any contractor or subcontractor used by the Disclosing Party in connection with the Matter, including but not limited to all persons or legal entities disclosed under Section IV, "Disclosure of Subcontractors and Other Retained Parties");
•      any "Affiliated Entity" (meaning a person or entity that, directly or indirectly: controls the Disclosing Party, is controlled by the Disclosing Party, or is, with the Disclosing Party, under common control of another person or entity. Indicia of control include, without limitation: interlocking management or ownership; identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment; common use of employees; or organization of a business entity following the ineligibility of a business entity to do business with federal or state or local government, including the City, using substantially the same management, ownership, or principals as the ineligible entity); with respect to Contractors, the term Affiliated Entity means a person or entity that directly or indirectly controls the Contractor, is controlled by it, or, with the Contractor, is under common control of another person or entity;
  • any responsible official ofthe Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity or any other official, agent or employee of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity, acting pursuant to the direction or authorization of a responsible official of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity (collectively "Agents").
 
 
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Neither the Disclosing Party, nor any Contractor, nor any Affiliated Entity of either the Disclosing Party or any Contractor nor any Agents have, during the five years before the date this EDS is signed, or, with respect to a Contractor, an Affiliated Entity, or an Affiliated Entity of a Contractor during the five years before the date of such Contractor's or Affiliated Entity's contract or engagement in connection with the Matter:
  1. bribed or attempted to bribe, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of bribery or attempting to bribe, a public officer or employee of the City, the State of Illinois, or any agency ofthe federal government or of any state or local government in the United States of America, in that officer's or employee's official capacity;
  2. agreed or colluded with other bidders or prospective bidders, or been a party to any such agreement, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of agreement or collusion among bidders or prospective bidders, in restraint of freedom of competition by agreement to bid a fixed price or otherwise; or
  3. made an admission of such conduct described in a. or b. above that is a matter of record, but have not been prosecuted for such conduct; or
  4. violated the provisions of Municipal Code Section 2-92-610 (Living Wage Ordinance). I certify the above to be true.
  1. Neither the Disclosing Party, Affiliated Entity or Contractor, or any of their employees, officials,
agents or partners, is barred from contracting with any unit of state or local government as a result of
engaging in or being convicted of (1) bid-rigging in violation of 720 LLCS 5/33E-3; (2) bid-rotating in
violation of 720 ILCS 5/33E-4; or (3) any similar offense of any state or of the United States of
America that contains the same elements as the offense of bid-rigging or bid-rotating. I certify the above to be true.
  1. Neither the Disclosing Party nor any Affiliated Entity is listed on any of the following lists maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the Bureau of Industry and Security ofthe U.S. Department of Commerce or their successors: the Specially Designated Nationals List, the Denied Persons List, the Unverified List, the Entity List and the Debarred List.
I certify the above to be true.
  1. The Disclosing Party understands and shall comply with the applicable requirements of Chapters 2-55 (Legislative Inspector General), 2-56 (Inspector General) and 2-156 (Governmental Ethics) ofthe Municipal Code.
I certify the above to be true.
7.      If the Disclosing Party is unable to certify to any of the above statements in this Part B (Further
Certifications), the Disclosing Party must explain below: N/A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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If the letters "NA," the word "None," or no response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements.
 
8.   To the best ofthe Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all current employees.of the Disclosing Party who were, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the execution date of this EDS, an employee, or elected or appointed official, ofthe City of Chicago (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none"). None
 
 
 
9.   To the best of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all gifts that the Disclosing Party has given or caused to be given, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the execution date of this EDS, to an employee, or elected or appointed official, of the City of Chicago. For purposes of this statement, a "gift" does not include: (i) anything made generally available to City employees or to the general public, or (ii) food or drink provided in the course of official City business and having a retail value of less than $20 per recipient (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none"). As to any gift listed below, please also list the name of the City recipient. None
 
 
C. CERTIFICATION OF STATUS AS FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
  1. The Disclosing Party certifies that the Disclosing Party (check one)
[ ] is      [X] is not
a "financial institution" as defined in Section 2-32-455(b) of the Municipal Code.
  1. If the Disclosing Party IS a financial institution, then the Disclosing Party pledges:
"We are not and will not become a predatory lender as defined in Chapter 2-32 of the Municipal Code. We further pledge that none of our affiliates is, and none of them will become, a predatory lender as defined in Chapter 2-32 of the Municipal Code. We understand that becoming a predatory lender or becoming an affiliate of a predatory lender may result in the loss of the privilege of doing business with the City."
 
If tbe Disclosing Party is unable to make this pledge because it or any of its affiliates (as defined in Section 2-32-455(b) of the Municipal Code) is a predatory lender within the meaning of Chapter 2-32 ofthe Municipal Code, explain here (attach additional pages if necessary):
 
 
 
 
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If the letters "NA," the word "None," or no response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements.
 
D. CERTIFICATION REGARDING INTEREST IN CITY BUSINESS
 
Any words or terms that are defined in Chapter 2-156 ofthe Municipal Code have the same meanings when used in this Part D.
  1. In accordance with Section 2-156-110 of the Municipal Code: Does any official or employee of the City have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name of any other person or entity in the Matter?
[ ] Yes      [X] No
 
NOTE:  If you checked "Yes" to Item D.l., proceed to Items D.2. and D.3. If you checked "No" to Item D.l., proceed to Part E.
  1. Unless sold pursuant to a process of competitive bidding, or otherwise permitted, no City elected official or employee shall have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name of any other person or entity in the purchase of any property that (i) belongs to the City, or (ii) is sold for taxes or assessments, or (iii) is sold by virtue of legal process at the suit of the City (collectively, "City Property Sale"). Compensation for property taken pursuant to the City's eminent domain power does not constitute a financial interest within the meaning of this Part D.
 
Does the Matter involve a City Property Sale?
 
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
  1. If you checked "Yes" to Item D.l., provide tbe names and business addresses of the City officials or employees having such interest and identify the nature of such interest:
 
Name      Business Address      Nature of Interest
 
 
 
 
 
4. The Disclosing Party further certifies that no prohibited financial interest in the Matter will be acquired by any City official or employee.
 
E. CERTIFICATION REGARDING SLAVERY ERA BUSINESS
 
Please check either 1. or 2. below. If the Disclosing Party checks 2., the Disclosing Party must disclose below or in an attachment to this EDS all information required by paragraph 2. Failure to
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comply with these disclosure requirements may make any contract entered into with the City in connection with the Matter voidable by the City.
 
X  1. The Disclosing Party verifies that the Disclosing Party has searched any and all records of the Disclosing Party and any and all predecessor entities regarding records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies during the slavery era (including insurance policies issued to slaveholders that provided coverage for damage to or injury or death of their slaves), and the Disclosing Party has found no such records.
 
      2. The Disclosing Party verifies that, as a result of conducting the search in step 1 above, the
Disclosing Party has found records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies. The Disclosing Party verifies that the following constitutes full disclosure of all such records, including the names of any and all slaves or slaveholders described in those records:
 
 
 
 
 
 
SECTION VI - CERTIFICATIONS FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED MATTERS
 
NOTE: If the Matter is federally funded, complete this Section VI. If the Matter is not federally funded, proceed to Section VII. For purposes of this Section VI, tax credits allocated by the City and proceeds of debt obligations of the City are not federal funding.
 
A. CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOBBYING
 
1.   List below the names of all persons or entities registered under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 who have made lobbying contacts on behalf of the Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter: (Add sheets if necessary):
 
 
 
 
(If no explanation appears or begins on the lines above, or if the letters "NA" or if the word "None" appear, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party means that NO persons or entities registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made lobbying contacts on behalf of the Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter.)
 
2.   The Disclosing Party has not spent and will not expend any federally appropriated funds to pay any person or entity listed in Paragraph A.l. above for his or her lobbying activities or to pay any person or entity to influence or attempt to influence an officer or employee of any agency, as defined by applicable federal law, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress, in connection with the award of any federally funded contract, making any federally funded grant or loan, entering into any cooperative agreement, or to extend, continue, renew, amend, or modify any federally funded contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
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  1. The Disclosing Party will submit an updated certification at the end of each calendar quarter in which there occurs any event that materially affects the accuracy of the statements and information set forth in paragraphs A.l. and A.2. above.
  2. The Disclosing Party certifies that either: (i) it is not an organization described in section 501(c)(4) ofthe Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or (ii) it is an organization described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 but has not engaged and will not engage in "Lobbying Activities".
  3. If the Disclosing Party is the Applicant, the Disclosing Party must obtain certifications equal in form and substance to paragraphs A.l. through A.4. above from all subcontractors before it awards any subcontract and the Disclosing Party must maintain all such subcontractors' certifications for the duration ofthe Matter and must make such certifications promptly available to the City upon request.
 
 
B. CERTIFICATION REGARDING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
 
If the Matter is federally funded, federal regulations require the Applicant and all proposed subcontractors to submit the following infonnation with their bids or in writing at the outset of negotiations. N/A
Is the Disclosing Party the Applicant?
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
If "Yes," answer the three questions below:
  1. Have you developed and do you have on file affirmative action programs pursuant to applicable federal regulations? (See 41 CFR Part 60-2.)
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
  1. Have you filed with the Joint Reporting Committee, the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission all reports due under the applicable filing requirements?
[ ] Yes      f 1 No
  1. Have you participated in any previous contracts or subcontracts subject to the equal opportunity clause?
[ ] Yes      [ ] No
 
If you checked "No" to question 1. or 2. above, please provide an explanation:
 
 
 
 
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SECTION VII -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, CONTRACT INCORPORATION, COMPLIANCE, PENALTIES, DISCLOSURE
 
The Disclosing Party understands and agrees that:
  1. The certifications, disclosures, and acknowledgments contained in this EDS will become part of any contract or other agreement between the Applicant and the City in connection with the Matter, whether procurement, City assistance, or other City action, and are material inducements to the City's execution of any contract or taking other action with respect to the Matter. The Disclosing Party understands that it must comply with all statutes, ordinances, and regulations on which this EDS is based.
  2. The City's Governmental Ethics and Campaign Financing Ordinances, Chapters 2-156 and 2-164 of the Municipal Code, impose certain duties and obligations on persons or entities seeking City contracts, work, business, or transactions. The full text of these ordinances and a training program is available on line at www.cityofchicago.org/Ethics, and may also be obtained from the City's Board of Ethics, 740 N.
 
Sedgwick St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 744-9660. The Disclosing Party must comply fully with the applicable ordinances.
  1. If the City determines that any information provided in this EDS is false, incomplete or inaccurate, any contract or other agreement in connection with which it is submitted may be rescinded or be void or voidable, and the City may pursue any remedies under the contract or agreement (if not rescinded or void), at law, or in equity, including terminating the Disclosing Party's participation in the Matter and/or declining to allow the Disclosing Party to participate in other transactions with the City. Remedies at law for a false statement of material fact may include incarceration and an award to the City of treble damages.
  2. It is the City's policy to make this document available to the public on its Internet site and/or upon request. Some or all ofthe information provided on this EDS and any attachments to this EDS may be made available to the public on the Internet, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, or otherwise. By completing and signing this EDS, the Disclosing Party waives and releases any possible rights or claims which it may have against the City in connection with the public release of information contained in this EDS and also authorizes the City to verify the accuracy of any information submitted in this EDS.
  3. The information provided in this EDS must be kept current. In the event of changes, the Disclosing Party must supplement this EDS up to the time the City takes action on the Matter. If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, the Disclosing Party must update this EDS as the contract requires. NOTE: With respect to Matters subject to Article I of Chapter 1-23 ofthe Municipal Code (imposing PERMANENT INELIGIBILITY for certain specified offenses), the information provided herein regarding eligibility must be kept current for a longer period, as required by Chapter 1-23 and Section 2-154-020 of the Municipal Code.
 
The Disclosing Party represents and warrants that:
 
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F. 1.    The Disclosing Party is not delinquent in the payment of any tax administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, nor are the Disclosing Party or its Affiliated Entities delinquent in paying any fine, fee, tax or other charge owed to the City. This includes, but is not limited to, all water charges,
sewer charges, license fees, parking tickets, property taxes or sales taxes. I certify the above to be true.
F.2    If the Disclosing Party is the Applicant, the Disclosing Party and its Affiliated Entities will not use, nor permit their subcontractors to use, any facility listed by the U.S. E.P.A. on the federal Excluded Parties List System ("EPLS") maintained by the U. S. General Services Administration. I certify the above to be true.
F.3     If the Disclosing Party is the Applicant, the Disclosing Party will obtain from any contractors/subcontractors hired or to be hired in connection with the Matter certifications equal in form and substance to those in F.l. and F.2. above and will not, without the prior written consent of the City, use any such contractor/subcontractor that does not provide such certifications or that the Disclosing Party has reason to believe has not provided or cannot provide truthful certifications. I certify the above to be true.
NOTE: If the Disclosing Party cannot certify as to any ofthe items in F.L, F.2. or F.3. above, an explanatory statement must be attached to this EDS.
 
CERTIFICATION
 
Under penalty of perjury, the person signing below: (1) warrants that he/she is authorized to execute this EDS and Appendix A (if applicable) on behalf of the Disclosing Party, and (2) warrants that all certifications and statements contained in this EDS and Appendix A (if applicable) are true, accurate and complete as ofthe date furnished to the City.
 
INDEPENDENT MECHANICAL INDUSTR
 
5ign here) Josepn P. Reynolds
(Print or type name of person signing)
 
President      
(Print or type title of person signing)
 
Public.
Signedand sworn to before me on fdate)
at  C^Giyi-      County, \Mj£ucfyr\ (state).
^54^^      ^r^^^^^ Notary
Commission expires:_
 
 
 
"OFFICIAL SEAL" MARIA V. GRANADOS Notary Public, State of Illinois ! My Commission Expires 02/09/2016?
 
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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX A
 
 
 
FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED CITY OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS
 
 
This Appendix is to be completed only by (a) the Applicant, and (b) any legal entity which has a direct ownership interest in the Applicant exceeding 7.5 percent. It is not to be completed by any legal entity which has only an indirect ownership interest in the Applicant.
 
Under Municipal Code Section 2-154-015, the Disclosing Party must disclose whether such Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently has a "familial relationship" with any elected city official or department head. A "familial relationship" exists if, as of the date this EDS is signed, the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof is related to the mayor, any alderman, the city clerk, the city treasurer or any city department head as spouse or domestic partner or as any of the following, whether by blood or adoption: parent, child, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, grandparent, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepfather or stepmother, stepson or stepdaughter, stepbrother or stepsister or half-brother or half-sister.
 
"Applicable Party" means (1) all executive officers of the Disclosing Party listed in Section ILB.l.a., if the Disclosing Party is a corporation; all partners of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a general partnership; all general partners and limited partners ofthe Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a limited partnership; all managers, managing members and members of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Parry is a limited liability company, (2) all principal officers of the Disclosing Party; and (3) any person having more than a 7.5 percent ownership interest in the Disclosing Party. "Principal officers" means the president, chief operating officer, executive director, chief financial officer, treasurer or secretary of a legal entity or any person exercising similar authority.
 
Does the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently have a "familial relationship" with an elected city official or department head?
 
[ ] Yes      [X] No
 
If yes, please identify below (1) the name and title of such person, (2) the name of the legal entity to which such person is connected; (3) the name and title ofthe elected city official or department head to whom such person has a familial relationship, and (4) the precise nature of such familial relationship.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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