Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting
July 16, 2020
All 9 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board members were present at the meeting. Due to technical difficulties, only audio recording, without video, was available. The meeting also included input from several public speakers via phone hookup; MWRD Executive Director Brian Perkovitch and Director of Engineering Dr. Catherine O’Connor also participated.
The Board approved all agenda items except #54, which was deferred.
The following agenda items were treated as a group:
Issue a purchase order and enter into an agreement for Request for Proposal 19-RFP-32 Professional Services for Stormwater Master Plan for
The cost of a large contract was decreased slightly:
#39 20-0498 Authority to decrease Contract 18-611-11, Repair and Alterations to Various Water Reclamation Facilities in the Stickney Service Area and Other Installations, to Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc., in an amount of $470,099.70 from an amount of $12,962,035.59 to an amount not to exceed $12,491,935.89.
Two affirmative action policies were unanimously approved:
#53 20-0486 Authority to negotiate an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Chicago to reroute a section of the West Side 9 Interceptor, which had been deferred from the June Board meeting, was approved.
Miscellaneous and Deferred Agenda Items
#54 20-0521 Authority to commence statutory procedures to lease a parcel of District real estate located on the southeast bank of the Collateral Channel.
Observer: Ann Bolan Length of Meeting: 3 ½ hours
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