Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting - June 7, 2018
The Board accepted the report on the 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports of the MWRD of Greater Chicago and the MWRD Retiree Health Care Trust. The report was “unmodified” which means it is the best attainable measure with no material weaknesses or deficiencies.
President Spyropoulos welcomed newly appointed Commissioner Kenneth Dunkin; but because of certain allegations made while Mr. Dunkin was an Illinois House Representative, she then went on to state the MWRD’s intolerance for any type of harassment of employees, fellow commissioners, or anyone else. While both were gracious, Mr. Dunkin did respond that the body should be careful not to give credence to what he called baseless allegations. Mr. Dunkin is Gov. Rauner’s appointee through the November election.
What to Look for in Upcoming Meetings:
Observer - Diane Edmundson Meeting Length: 1 Hour via video
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board Meeting - January 18, 2018
Meeting Length: 50 minutes
What did the Board decide:
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting - September 14, 2017
Other Comments or Observations:
Observer - Diane Hodges Meeting Length: 2 hours 15 minutes
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting - June 15, 2017
Significant Decisions Made:
Observer - Syvia Tillman Meeting Length: One hour fifteen minutes
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting - April 4, 2017
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Highlights from the Meeting:
Final Comment: The meeting was adjourned for an executive session to discuss human resource issues. One of the commissioners graciously shared with me that I would need to exit due to the executive meeting breakout and kindly offered that I could wait in her office. She was not able to tell me how long the meeting would last and after waiting 20 minutes, I left the building.
Observer - Laura Davis Time observed - 40 minutes
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board Meeting - September 1, 2016
Significant Decisions Made:
Resource Recovery Ordinance Approved (Agenda Item 16-010B):
Health Plan Authorized (Agenda Item 16-0888):
Major items discussed:
Leasing of space in 101-111 East Erie Street Building (Agenda Item 16-0906):
Cal-Sag Channel Swimming Policies - Now that swimming is allowed in the Cal-Sag Channel, Commissioners thought that new policies should be created to allow for the safety of swimmers in an area that also has barges.
Other item of note:
Public speakers were given time to speak at the beginning of the meeting and when the board reconvened after a 5 minute break.
Observer: Nancy Marcus Meeting Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
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