Recommendation for the approval of an Easement Agreement between the County of
DuPage and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County providing for the operation
and maintenance of existing sanitary interceptors within portions of the Waterfall Glen
Forest Preserve. (No additional cost to the County)
APPROVED AT COMMITTEE
Cynthia Cronin Cahill
12.A. County Campus EV Charging Stations
Capital Projects Energy Analyst Ian Johnstone presented information regarding Electric Vehicle
Charging Stations on the County Campus. He provided the committee members with an
overview of current conditions and how they are meeting County charging demand, potential
charging sites, potential funding options, operational costs of Electric Vehicle Charging stations,
and current and future Electric Vehicle Charging policies.
Member Rutledge, Member Galassi and Member Zay briefly discussed the public Electric
Vehicle Charging stations. Chair Garcia let the committee know that Mr. Johnstone will be back
at the next Public Works committee meeting to answer additional questions.
12.B. DuPage County Historical Museum & DuPage County Heritage Gallery
The Executive Director of the Wheaton Park District, Mike Benard, and Facilities Management
Project Supervisor, Geoffrey Matteson, presented an outline of the history of the DuPage County
Historical Museum. Before they began, Mr. Benard introduced Michelle Podkowa as well, the
museum’s Manager. He provided an overview of the museum’s history and mentioned that in
2008 the County of DuPage and the Wheaton Park District entered into an Intergovernmental
Agreement that allowed the County to retain ownership of the building and artifacts, and allowed
the Park District to take over staffing, operations, and maintenance.
Mr. Benard mentioned that the Enduring Values exhibit at the DuPage County Historical
Museum, which is owned by the County of DuPage, needs an update. At this point, Mr. Matteson
also went over the history of the Heritage Gallery, located at the JTK Administration Building,
and discussed a DuPage Heritage Gallery update opportunity to coordinate with the Wheaton
Park District on a QBC (Qualifications Based Selection) process to choose an expert third party
partner to redesign both the Enduring Values and Heritage Gallery exhibit spaces.
Member DeSart emphasized that Diversity and Inclusion is a key component in moving forward
with the redesign of these exhibits. There was discussion regarding the QBS (Qualifications
Based Selection) process that will be used to select the best third party partner to do this project.
There was consensus among the committee to move forward with the QBS (Qualifications Based