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Record #: O2021-2880   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/25/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 7/21/2021
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Park District regarding City's reacquisition of portion of Durkin Park, 8445 S Kolin Ave, for Joliet water supply project improvements
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2021-2880.pdf, 2. O2021-2880 (V1).pdf
WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District is an Illinois [municipal corporation][body politic and corporate] (the "Park District"); and
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is an Illinois municipal corporation and home rule unit of government (the "City"); and

WHEREAS, the City has entered into that certain "Preliminary Agreement with Respect to an Anticipated Water Supply Agreement between the City of Chicago and the City of Joliet" dated March 17, 2021 (the "Preliminary Agreement"), pursuant to which the City has agreed to provide to the City of Joliet ("Joliet," which also includes, as applicable, any regional water commission or similar body which may succeed Joliet with respect to the Preliminary Agreement and water supply) the necessary easements, access rights and other necessary property interests on land the City owns, and on land the City will acquire from the Park District, to enable Joliet to construct the Project Elements (as described in the Preliminary Agreement) and coordinate discussions and negotiations with the Park District to obtain and enter into the agreements necessary for implementation of the Water Supply Agreement (as defined in the Preliminary Agreement); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to a proposed intergovernmental agreement in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit 1 (the "Intergovernmental Agreement"), the City desires to acquire an approximately 87,500 square foot portion of the Park District's Durkin Park located at 8445 South Kolin Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60652 as described and depicted on Exhibit A to the Intergovernmental Agreement (the "Existing Parkland") for use in support of the City's water system, specifically for the construction and operation of subsurface and surface facilities as part of the Project Elements necessary for the supply of water to Joliet (the "Project," as generally depicted on Exhibit B to the Intergovernmental Agreement); and
WHEREAS, the Park District wishes to convey the Existing Parkland to the City ...

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