Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-2002    Version: 1 Name: Ela at Long Grove: LCFPD Easement Ordinance
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/16/2021 In control: Division of Transportation
On agenda: Final action: 1/11/2022
Title: Ordinance requesting the granting of temporary and permanent easements and authorizing an easement agreement with the Lake County Forest Preserve District for the Ela Road at Long Grove Road intersection improvements.
Attachments: 1. 21-2002 LCFPD Easement Agreement, Ela at Long Grove, 2. 21-2002 Location Map, Ela Road at Long Grove Road
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Ordinance requesting the granting of temporary and permanent easements and authorizing an easement agreement with the Lake County Forest Preserve District for the Ela Road at Long Grove Road intersection improvements.

Staff Summary
* The proposed intersection improvement for Ela Road at Long Grove Road involves the installation of a new traffic signal, addition of turn lanes, and non-motorized improvements.
* The County needs both temporary and permanent easements from the Lake County Forest Preserve District to construct and maintain these improvements.
* As consideration for granting the easements, the District desires certain improvements be included as part of the project, including the removal of invasive species, installation of vegetated swales, and improved connectivity to the Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve trail network.
* This improvement is included in the Transportation Improvement Program with construction planned to begin in 2022, contingent upon land acquisition and permit approvals, and designated as Section 14-00144-20-CH.

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O R D I N A N C E

ORDINANCE FINDING IT NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT FOR LAKE COUNTY TO USE REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE IN CONNECTION WITH THE IMPROVEMENT OF ELA ROAD AT LONG GROVE ROAD

WHEREAS, Ela Road, County Highway 60, and Long Grove Road, County Highway 43, are designated routes on the County highway system; and

WHEREAS, to ensure the free flow of traffic and the safety and welfare of the traveling public, Lake County (County) and the Lake County Forest Preserve District (District) believe it would be beneficial to improve the intersection of Ela Road and Long Grove Road with the installation of a new traffic signal, addition of turn lanes, and non-motorized improvements; and
WHEREAS, this improvement requires the District to grant temporary and permanent easements to allow the County to construct and maintain the improvements; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 10 of Article 7 of ...

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