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R1854 à *ÃR E S O L U T I O N NO. ” 1854 •ƒ ÁÁ WHEREAS, the District during the past several months has had many meetings with the public and public interest groups, and WHEREAS, the principal reasons for those meetings were to secure voter approval of sewer service charges necessary for the continued operation and maintenance of existing facilities and to decide upon a method for financing construction of capital improvements necessary for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to comply with the Federal and State Clean Water Acts, and WHEREAS, at these meetings other concerns were expressed by the public, and WHEREAS, these additional concerns included, but were not limited to the following: 1. Stormwater problems districtwide; 2. Needed repairs to the aging sewer infrastructure; 3.Ì ÌSources of revenue available to finance these concerns, such as: taxes levied by subdistrict, the entire fee structure and the implementation of impervious charges;ÞJÞ 4.Ì ÌAmendments to the MSD Plan that may be needed to implement specific recommendations;ÞJÞ 5.Ì ÌSewerage and drainage capital improvements to enhance the service the District provides to theÜh Ü community; andÞJÞ 6.Ì ÌA review of programs to assist residents on low or fixed incomes who have difficulty paying their sewer service charges.ÞJÞ WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees feels that these concerns must be addressed, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT: ” Section One•. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director and staff to take the necessary action to resolve the various challenges facing the St. Louis community. ” Section Two•. To assure that the Board of Trustees has citizens input with this effort, there is hereby created the "Ad Hoc Citizens' Working Group" to study the challenges facing the community and to recommend to this and future Board of Trustees methods of addressing these concerns. ” Section Three•. The "Ad Hoc Citizens' Working Group" and its chairperson shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees and be composed of citizens with diverse backgrounds and experience and it is the intention of the Board that all segments of the community be represented as well as persons whose knowledge of issues will help the group perform its work. The Board may change the membership of the Group from time to time to best address its purpose. ” Section Four•. The Board hereby requests the GroupÜhÜ review such issues as stormwater control, the aging infrastructure and District fees and any Plan recommendations immediately so that a package of proposals may be submitted to the voters by April, 1989. To do this the Group's work should be completed by October 31, 1988. The Board must complete its review and prepare the appropriate ballot ordinance for adoption by January 20, 1989 in order for the issues to appear on the April, 1989 ballot. Election laws require MSD to certify ballot propositions to local Election Boards eight weeks prior to the Election Date. Additionally, the MSD Charter requires 29 days for introduction and adoption of ordinances and for the ordinances to become affective. ” Section Five•. Although this "Ad Hoc Citizens' Working Group" is initially being asked to review stormwater control, the aging infrastructure, sources of financing available to the District, such as fees and taxes to meet these challenges and any Plan changes because these are the issues the citizens are most concerned about, the Board's intent is that in the future this Group will continue to function and give input and advice on the District's future. To this end, we request the Group prioritize the various issues and make their recommendations in time to allow sufficient review of the proposals and enable it meet the time schedule detail in ”Section Four• of this Resolution. ”Section Six•. This Board of Trustees pledges full support of the District to help the "Ad Hoc Citizens' Working Group" in its efforts and to this extent the Trustees haveÜh Ü appropriated $25,000 in the 88©89 fiscal year budget which begins July 1, 1988 for the work of the Group. The Board requests that future Boards continue to give complete support to the "Ad Hoc Citizens' Working Group." ” Section Seven•. That the Board of Trustees hereby expresses its thanks to the citizens who have agreed to serve on this "Ad Hoc Citizens' Working Group" and we are confident the experience and dedication of these individuals will enable them to accomplish their task. The foregoing Resolution was adopted June 22, 1988.ÜhÜŒ à **Ã