September 2010 Land Acquisitions

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September 2010 Land Acquisitions

  1. 1. New Land Acquisitions Land Acquisition and Preservation September 14, 2010
  2. 2. New Land Acquisitions Consideration of New Land 1. Raven Glen: 1.9 - acre addition 2. Ray Lake: 38.1 - acre addition 3. NEW PRESERVE: 277 acres • Total approximate acreage: 317 • Total approximate purchase price: $ 18,460,550 • Approximate price per acre: Approx $58,200
  3. 3. New Land Acquisitions Two new additions & a New Preserve Total acreage 28,565
  4. 4. New Land Acquisitions Land Acquisition Goals PROTECT…............. Wildlife Habitat PRESERVE…............ Wetland, Prairies & Forests PROVIDE…………. Trails, River and Lake Access PROTECT…............. Against Flooding EXPAND…………. Existing Preserves SAVE……….............. Large Refuges ASSIST……............... County with Farmland Preservation
  5. 5. New Land Acquisitions Raven Glen Forest Preserve Fallon Property Addition • Approximately 1.9 acres • Purchase price: $280,000
  6. 6. New Land Acquisitions Located on the west side of Route 45, south of Route 173
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  9. 9. New Land Acquisitions About the Fallon Property • Borders Raven Glen to north, west and south • Improves boundaries by eliminating an in-holding • Allows the District to prevent an incompatible use adjacent to the entrance of Raven Glen
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  11. 11. New Land Acquisitions Ray Lake Forest Preserve Diebold Property Addition • Approximately 38.1 acres • Purchase price: approximately $2,114,550 • Price per acre: $55,500
  12. 12. New Land Acquisitions Located on the south sides of Erhart Rd west of Fremont Center Rd.
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  16. 16. New Land Acquisitions About the Diebold Property • Bordered on the south by Ray Lake Forest Preserve • Property is largely pasture with Squaw Creek running through the southwest corner • Expands Ray Lake Forest Preserve to approximately 555 acres
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  22. 22. New Land Acquisitions New Preserve Smith Property • Approximately 277 acres. • Purchase price: approximately $16,066,000 • Price per acre: approximately $58,000
  23. 23. New Land Acquisitions Located on the south side of Stearns School Rd, east of Route 45.
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  27. 27. New Land Acquisitions Future potential acquisition of approximately 6.5 acres
  28. 28. New Land Acquisitions Smith Properties not subject to Eminent Domain
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  30. 30. New Land Acquisitions 2007 1974
  31. 31. New Land Acquisitions About the Smith Property • Property contains old growth oak woodlands • Beautiful gently rolling terrain • Mill Creek meanders through the entire property from the southeast to the northwest corner • Allows for protection of a large parcel of high quality land
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  34. 34. New Land Acquisitions Features of the Smith Property • Property contains a large man-made pond (Temple Smith Pond) to the north • Portions of the property boast 30 foot slopes along the beautiful Mill Creek valley • Excellent restoration potential for this parcel include oak and prairie restoration on the slopes of the valley as well as sedge meadow and stream side wetland restoration along Mill Creek
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  39. 39. Exceptional additions to our Lake County Forest Preserves !!
  40. 40. Board of Commissioners President Vice President Bonnie Thomson Carter, Ingleside Carol Calabresa, Libertyville Anne Flanigan Bassi, Highland Park Audrey H. Nixon, North Chicago Melinda Bush, Grayslake Diane O’Kelly, Mundelein Pat Carey, Grayslake Collin O’Rourke, Waukegan Stephen Carlson, Gurnee Brent Paxton, Zion Mary Ross Cunningham, Waukegan Linda Pedersen, Antioch Michelle Feldman, Deerfield Suzi Schmidt, Lake Villa Susan Loving Gravenhorst, Lake Bluff David B. Stolman, Buffalo Grove Diane Hewitt, Waukegan Angelo D. Kyle, Waukegan Craig Taylor, Lake Zurich Aaron Lawlor, Vernon Hills Terry Wilke, Round Lake Beach Ann B. Maine, Lincolnshire Executive Director Stevenson Mountsier, Lake Barrington Tom Hahn

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