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Public Building Commission of Chicago Board of Commissioners met May 7

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 8, 2019

Meeting 11

Public Building Commission of Chicago Board of Commissioners met May 7.

Commissioners:

The regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Public Building Commission of Chicago was held at the Board Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Richard J. Daley Center on May 7, 2019 at 2:30 P.M.

The following Commissioners were present:

Chairman Rahm Emanuel

Frank M. Clark

James F. Ellis

Avis LaVelle

Jose G. Maldonado, Jr.

Arnold Randall

Samuel Wm. Sax

Mariyana Spyropoulos

David T. Whittley - 9

Also present was:

Carina E. Sánchez

J. Barajas P. Hernandez N. Perez

J. Beatty G. Johnson A. Provine

G. Blakemore P. Kelly K. Purcell

J. Borkman P. King P. Pyszka

M. DeRuntz E. Knox F. Rico

K. Dillard K. LeJeune E. Rivera

P. Doyle L. Lypson K. Robinson

Q. Edwards A. Marti K. Smith

S. Fairfield P. Montenegro F. Sobkowiak

M. Fernandez L. Neal J. Sublett

D. Flanagan K. Newman A. Wiggins

B. Fuller B. Newmark M. Witry

L. Giderof E. O’Keefe

R. Giderof R. Owens

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Rahm Emanuel, and the presence of a quorum was established.

Following the roll call, a public participation period was conducted pursuant to Section 2.06(g) of the Open Meetings Act. Kenneth Newman and George Blakemore had previously registered to provide comments under the guidelines established by Resolution No. 7611 approved by the Board of Commissioners on January 11, 2011. Kenneth Newman provided his recommendations and comments regarding the need for athletic facilities and artificial turf improvements at various Chicago Public Schools including: Lincoln Park, Near North High School, and Curie, Juarez and Morgan Park High Schools. George Blakemore commended Chairman Emanuel for his eight years of service as Mayor of the City of Chicago and the need for more employment and contracting opportunities to be provided the African-American community.

Next, the Chairman presented to the Board of Commissioners for consideration of approval the minutes of the meeting held on April 9, 2019. The reading of said minutes, which had previously been distributed, was dispensed with and upon motion duly made and seconded, the minutes of the April 9, 2019 meeting were unanimously approved.

The next item on the agenda was consideration of approval of a resolution commending Chairman Emanuel for his eight years of service as Chairman of the Public Building Commission. The Executive Director, Carina E. Sanchez, advised the Commissioners that 300 projects have been delivered under his leadership and read into the record the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 8510

WHEREAS, the Honorable Rahm Emanuel (“Emanuel”) was appointed as a Commissioner of the Public Building Commission of Chicago (“Commission”), with the advice and consent of the City Council of the City of Chicago, and was elected Chairman of the Board of Commissioners (“Board”) of the Commission on June 14, 2001; and

WHEREAS, throughout his tenure as Mayor of the City of Chicago and Chairman of the Commission, Emanuel has provided dynamic, energetic and innovative leadership in improving the quality of life of the citizens of Chicago, strengthening Chicago’s neighborhoods and helping Chicago to become a world- class city; and

WHEREAS, Emanuel has received numerous public service and leadership awards, including: The Visionary Award from Chicago Innovation for his vision, leadership and commitment to the future growth of the city; the National Mentoring Award for his strong investments in youth mentoring programming; and the 2019 Inspiring Efficiency Award in the Leadership category for his numerous sustainability initiatives that have positioned Chicago as a national leader in energy efficiency; among others; and

WHEREAS, since 2011 the Commission has been awarded more than 120 industry awards for excellence in program and project development. These awards represent external validation of the PBC’s approach to public development and implementation of best practices; and

WHEREAS, since 2011 the Commission has completed nearly 300 capital projects, including 90 municipal projects and 195 education projects throughout the city. The PBC’s total multi-year program authority for capital construction projects completed and in development since 2011 exceeds $2.7B on behalf of the City of Chicago, the Board of Education, the Chicago Park District, City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, among others; and

WHEREAS, Chairman Emanuel has made invaluable contributions to the Commission in the implementation of its mission of public development ranging from recreational facilities, fire stations, libraries, and surveillance and infrastructure projects to new schools and school additions, including the School Investment Program, in which 98 schools were renovated in one summer and air conditioning units were installed at schools across the city; and

WHEREAS, during Emanuel’s tenure, PBC and City Colleges of Chicago formed a partnership to develop the Richard J. Daley College Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center that provides students with the hands-on experience to succeed in highly-specialized, technology-oriented careers. These industries are expected to bring more than 50,000 jobs to the region over the next ten years; and

WHEREAS, under Chairman Emanuel’s leadership, the PBC’s work has helped to stabilize neighborhoods and serve as a catalyst for further community development. Major initiatives include “Save Chicago’s Treasurers,” a nearly $30M program to improve aging Park District facilities; Chicago Public Library’s Early Learning Educational Investments; and the expansion of YOUmedia digital learning labs for teens; and

WHEREAS, through Emanuel’s focus on environmental concerns and his dedication to improving the quality of life throughout the neighborhoods of the City of Chicago, the Commission has undertaken numerous initiatives to help Chicago become one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in the world; and

WHEREAS, when Emanuel was first sworn in as the Commission’s Chairman in 2011, he announced the goal of doubling the number of Chicago’s LEED-certified municipally-owned buildings by 2015. At the time, the City had a total of 41 LEED-certified municipal facilities. Thanks to exemplary project management, Emanuel’s goal was achieved in the first quarter of 2014, well ahead of schedule. By the end of 2018 the Commission had developed 86 of the City’s 106 LEED-certified municipal facilities--making Chicago a national leader in LEED-certified municipal buildings; and

WHEREAS, under Emanuel’s leadership, the PBC has implemented a strong economic sustainability program that includes bid incentives for the employment of apprentices and minority and female workers; community hiring and city residency workforce requirements; and contract provisions that require minority-and women-owned business participation as well as local business participation; and

WHEREAS, under Emanuel’s leadership, the Commission has ensured that PBC projects positively affect the local economy by increasing the percentage of minority- and women-owned businesses that are awarded contracts for projects and services undertaken by the Commission; and

WHEREAS, Chair Emanuel has provided outstanding leadership as Commissioner and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Public Building Commission and has discharged his duties in an exemplary manner;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Rahm Emanuel is hereby commended by the Board of Commissioners and the Executive Director of the Commission for leadership and dedicated service to the Public Building Commission of Chicago and to the citizens of the City of Chicago; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Carina E. Sánchez, Executive Director of the Public Building Commission of Chicago, is hereby authorized and directed to present an appropriate copy of this resolution to memorialize the outstanding service of the Honorable Rahm Emanuel as Commissioner and Chairman of the Public Building Commission of Chicago.

Commissioners voting in the affirmative:

Chairman Rahm Emanuel, Frank M. Clark, James F. Ellis, Avis LaVelle, Jose G. Maldonado, Jr., Arnold Randall, Samuel Wm. Sax, Mariyana Spyropoulos and David T. Whittley - 9

Commissioners voting in the negative:

None

Next, the Commissioners were presented with a report by Commissioner Maldonado regarding the Administrative Operations (AO) Committee meeting that was held on May 1, 2019 which is summarized as follows:

The Chief of Staff reported on six task order awards for Specialty Consultant services for Environmental Reno/Demo services. Three awards were to Minority Business Enterprise firms. A report was also provided on a task order award for a school project to a previously appointed Minority Business Enterprise Architect of Record firm.

The Chief Development Officer reported on field orders issued on various projects and provided a recommendation to approve change orders as follows; a credit in the amount of ($27,000.72) for liquidated damages at the Ebinger Elementary School Annex Site Preparation Project; a credit in the amount of ($785,667.48) for unused allowances for cameras, site work, and moisture mitigation at the Dore Elementary School Project; and a change order in the amount of $190,696.69 to remove and replace the existing wood floor in the gymnasium at the Harrison Park Rehabilitation Project.

The AO Committee accepted the recommendations and reports from the PBC representatives.

A copy of the Task Order Reports for Specialty Consultant Services and Architect of Record firms are attached hereto as Exhibit “A-1” and EXHIBIT “A-2”.

Following consideration of the AO Committee report and upon motion duly made and seconded, the following Resolution was by adopted by the Board of Commissioners:

RESOLUTION NO. 8511

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the Public

Building Commission of Chicago hereby approves change orders to the construction contracts for the projects as indicated on the document entitled, “Summary of Proposed Change Order Report to the Administrative Operations Committee” and attached to the minutes of this meeting as Exhibit “B”.

Commissioners voting in the affirmative:

Chairman Rahm Emanuel, Frank M. Clark, James F. Ellis, Avis LaVelle, Jose G. Maldonado, Jr., Arnold Randall, Samuel Wm. Sax, Mariyana Spyropoulos and David T. Whittley - 9

Commissioners voting in the negative:

None

The next item on the agenda was a report by the Executive Director regarding the Award of Contracts of $25,000 and under. The Executive Director advised the Commissioners that one contract had been awarded since her last report pursuant to her authority for the procurement of services and supplies necessary to carry out the purposes of the Public Building Commission in an amount under $25,000. The report was accepted, and a copy of the report is attached hereto as Exhibit “C”.

Next, the Executive Director presented her report regarding regular reports, development status and other matters. She congratulated Commissioner Whittley for his recent milestone celebration by his family, friends and congregation from the Corinthian Temple for fifty years of life, thirty years of ministry and ten years of service. The celebration benefitted the work being done in the community by the C.A.R.E. Community Project, which brings education, recreation and social services to residents of the West Garfield Community. Under Whittley’s innovative work, the Corinthian Temple engages youth, assists seniors and guides families in the community.

The Executive Director also advised the Commissioners regarding the ground-breaking ceremony for the Hancock High School in the Clearing community. This project will provide a

00000-01-01-02-04 state-of-the-art facility that will support the school’s high-quality academic program and broaden the range of educational opportunities for students by providing diverse learning to support CPS’ Selective Enrollment Program.

Next, the Commissioners were presented with consideration of approval of a Revised Partial Undertaking Request for various Chicago Public Schools Projects, including eight elementary school expansions and new annexes, ten school renovation projects and two new school construction projects. Previously, funding authority for the project was approved by the CPS and PBC in October 2018 for Expansions and New Annexes Projects in the amount of $145,300,000 and Renovation Projects in the amount of $228,240,000. In collaboration with CPS, including initial planning activities and the procurement of design builders, CPS has requested that the Public Building Commission update the budget for the Partial Undertaking to $422,100,000, exclusive of fixtures, furniture and equipment. Upon motion duly made and seconded, the following resolution was adopted:

RESOLUTION NO. 8512

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the Public Building Commission hereby approves the Revised Partial Undertaking Request by the Chicago Public Schools for the following-described projects in the sum of $422,100,000:

FY19 Program Expansions and New Annexes

1. Decatur Elementary School 7030 N. Sacramento Avenue

2. Dirksen Elementary School 8601 W. Foster Avenue

3. McCutcheon Elementary School 4865 N. Sheridan Road

4. McDade Elementary School 8801 S. Indiana Avenue

5. Palmer Elementary School 5051 N. Kenneth Avenue

6. Poe Elementary School 10538 S. Langley Avenue

7. Rogers Elementary School 7345 N. Washtenaw Avenue

8. Waters Elementary School 4540 N. Campbell Avenue

FY19 Renovation Projects

1. Locke Elementary School 2828 N. Oak Park Avenue

2. Lovett Elementary School 6333 W. Bloomingdale Avenue

3. Kenwood High School 5015 S. Blackstone Avenue

4. Washington High School 3535 E. 114th Street

5. Brooks HS Turf Athletic Amenities 250 E. 111th Street

6. Corliss High School 821 E. 103rd Street

7. Prosser High School 2148 N. Long Avenue

8. Dore Pre-K Expansion 6108 S. Natoma Avenue

9. Rickover High School 5700 W. Berteau Avenue

10. Phillips High School Athletic Amenities TBD

New Construction

1. Belmont Cragin Replacement School TBD

2. Hancock Replacement School West 64th Place and Long Avenue (13th)

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Public Building Commission hereby authorizes and directs the Executive Director and appropriate officials of the Public Building Commission to undertake such actions and to execute, upon approval by Legal Counsel as to form and legality, such documents as may be necessary and appropriate in order to effectuate this Resolution.

Commissioners voting in the affirmative:

Chairman Rahm Emanuel, Frank M. Clark, James F. Ellis, Avis LaVelle, Jose G. Maldonado, Jr., Arnold Randall, Samuel Wm. Sax, Mariyana Spyropoulos and David T. Whittley - 9

Commissioners voting in the negative:

None

Finally, the Commissioners were presented with consideration of approval Undertaking Request from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) for the 2019 MWRD/PBC Energy Efficiency Program at Various Locations. In March 2014 the Public Building Commission conducted an Investment Grade Audit for MWRD and, in February 2016, the MWRD authorized Energy Efficiency Work at the Stickney and Calumet Water Reclamation Plants. The Public Building Commission has been requested to implement additional Energy Efficiency Projects at various locations for 2019 with NORESCO, LLC, an Energy Service Company (ESCO) selected by MWRD as best qualified for the project. It is anticipated that the scope of the work will include LED Interior Lighting Upgrades, Control Upgrade and Controls End Device Repair at Stickney, Mainstream, Calumet, Egan, Kirie, O’Brien and other remote sites to be agreed with MWRD for an estimated undertaking budget of $5,412,680. At the conclusion of the discussion, upon motion duly made and seconded, the following resolution was adopted:

RESOLUTION NO. 8513

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners hereby approves the request by the MWRD to undertake the 2019 MWRD/PBC Energy Efficiency Program for and an undertaking budget of $5,412,680 for work to be provided at the following locations, namely: LED Interior Lighting Upgrades, Control Upgrade and Controls End Device Repair at Stickney, Mainstream, Calumet, Egan, Kirie, and O’Brien.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Public Building Commission hereby authorizes and directs the Executive Director and appropriate officials of the Public Building Commission to undertake such actions and to execute, upon approval by Legal Counsel as to form and legality, such documents as may be necessary and appropriate in order to effectuate this Resolution.

Commissioners voting in the affirmative:

Chairman Rahm Emanuel, Frank M. Clark, James F. Ellis, Avis LaVelle, Jose G. Maldonado, Jr., Arnold Randall, Samuel Wm. Sax, Mariyana Spyropoulos and David T. Whittley - 9

Commissioners voting in the negative:

None

There being no further business to come before the Board during the Regular Meeting, the meeting was adjourned.

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