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R2531RESOLUTION NO. 2531 WHEREAS, Robert G. Butchko has faithfully served The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from October 1, 1982, to his retirement as Director of Engineering effective October 1, 2003, and WHEREAS, Mr. Butchko's tireless energy, dedication and loyalty have contributed to the development and progress of the District and to the public which it serves, and WHEREAS, as Director of Engineering, Mr. Butchko managed the District's project planning and design, development review and construction inspection, and greatly contributed to the water quality and environment of the St. Louis metropolitan region, and WHEREAS, Mr. Butchko's numerous honors and distinctions include, but are not limited to: 1987 – received Commendation Resolution from District's Board of Trustees for skill and professionalism of staff in completing State Stormwater projects. 1993 – implemented the first revision of the District's Rules and Regulations manual since 1967, updating and revising the District's sanitary and stormwater criteria. 1993 – established procedures for consultant selection which were recognized by the National Society of Professional Engineers, and received the award for the District's Qualifications Based Selection Procedure. 1997 – implemented the District's Storm System Master Improvement Plan Program, which established new stormwater criteria which set comprehensive standards for watershed volumetric release rates and watershed studies that identified capital improvement projects based on benefit/cost priorities. 1997 – co-received the Consulting Engineers Council of Missouri Engineering Excellence Competition Honor Award with Burns & McDonnell for Wet Weather Sanitary Relief Lift Stations. 1998 – received the Outstanding Engineer in Government Award from the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (St. Louis Chapter). 1999 – received the Engineer of the Year Award from the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (St. Louis Chapter). 2001 – received the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Missouri – Rolla. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT: THAT, this Board on behalf of itself, the District and its people, and the public it serves, herewith cites and expresses its greatest appreciation to Robert G. Butchko for his 21 years of exemplary service. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: THAT, a copy of this expression be presented to Mr. Robert G. Butchko. The foregoing Resolution was adopted September 11, 2003.