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R3116RESOLUTION NO. 3116 WHEREAS, MSD seeks contractors to pay a wage rate at least equal to the wage rate referenced as the St. Louis Living Wage as set annually by the City of St. Louis City Compliance Official for construction related work not covered by the Missouri Prevailing Wage rates; and WHEREAS, based upon MSD Charter as amended on June 2, 2012, Article 9, Section 9.030, MSD is obligated to require contractors to pay the “prevailing rates” for any and all work done that could be considered an “improvement.” WHEREAS, an “improvement” includes all construction work presumably performed to improve the system or MSD owned property; and WHEREAS, The MSD Charter is silent on how MSD must set the prevailing rate and therefore it is reasonable to conclude it may do so by reference to the Missouri Prevailing Wage rates for work and classifications covered therein and by reference to the most current St. Louis City Living Wage as set annually by the City of St. Louis City Compliance Official for classifications associated with the improvement contract and not covered by the Missouri Prevailing Wage rates; and WHEREAS, this will be implemented for improvement projects solicited after December 1, 2013 and will not affect any contracts that are currently in place. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT, AS FOLLOWS: -2- Section 1: MSD may require contractors to pay a wage rate at least equal to the wage rate referenced as the Missouri Prevailing Wage rates for work and classifications covered therein and by reference to the most current St. Louis City Living Wage as set annually by the City of St. Louis City Compliance Official for classifications associated with the improvement contract and not covered by the Missouri Prevailing Wage rates; and Section 2: This Resolution shall take effect and be in full force for improvement projects solicited after December 1, 2013 and will not affect any contracts that are currently in place. The foregoing Resolution was adopted on November 14, 2013.