Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board of Commissioners Meeting
September 19, 2019
The Board approved the authority to decrease the amount of a 20-year contract with Metropolitan Biosolids Management, LLC. to design, build, own, operate, finance, and maintain a 150 dry tons per day biosolids processing facility at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant. After discussion and comments the Commissioners approved this contract price reduction of $2,301,917.50 from $199,537,840.13 to $197,235,922.63. (Agenda Item #41 19-0890)
Action on deferrals from previous meeting:
Authorization to exercise an option to extend an agreement for one year, for the professional legal services, of Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel, P.C. that represent the MWRD in connection with bankruptcy and collection matters. Commissioner Garcia questioned the choice of Law Firms. He wanted to know why they chose a firm that was not on list of firms that the MWRD regularly uses. It was stated that this firm specializes in this type of law and that is why they were chosen. There was much discussion on this issue and Commissioner Garcia wanted more information. It was deferred. (Agenda Item #17 - 19-0897)
1. Authority to advertise for a contract to provide Web Housing and support of Oracle Primavera software was deleted by the Executive director Brian Perkovich with no comment. (Agenda Item #25 - 19-0875)
2. Authority to commence statutory procedures to lease up to 75+ acres of District real estate located south of Lockport Powerhouse between the DesPlaines River and the Main Channel in Crest Hill, Illinois for installation of a photovoltaic solar plant. (Agenda Item #49 - 19-0913) This item was deleted for more information.
Observed by: Nancy Marcus Meeting Length: 2 hours plus a 1 hour break for Executive Session
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