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R3453 EXEC DIR Rate Recommendation Report Acceptance ResolutionRESOLUTION NO. 3453 WHEREAS, the adoption of Resolution No. 3453 will formally acknowledge the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s Board of Trustees’ acceptance of the Rate Commission’s Recommendation Report dated August 9, 2018. WHEREAS, Section 7.040 of the MSD Charter Plan established the Rate Commission to review and make recommendations to the MSD Board of Trustees regarding all proposed changes in the District’s wastewater rates and stormwater rates; and WHEREAS, the MSD’s Stormwater Rate Change Proposal was presented to the Rate Commission on February 26, 2018; and WHEREAS, on August 9, 2018 and pursuant to Section 7.280(f) of the Charter, the Rate Commission issued its Rate Recommendation Report to the Board of Trustees and public; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 7.300 of the Charter and upon consideration of the Rate Recommendation Report dated August 9, 2018, the Board of Trustees hereby wishes to accept said report. This acceptance should not be construed to limit the Board’s authority and discretion under the Charter in setting a budget, appropriating funds, and setting salaries and compensation. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT: Section One: The Board of Trustees hereby accepts the Rate Commission’s Recommendation Report dated August 9, 2018 pursuant to Section 7.300 of the Charter. Section Two: The MSD commits to providing a response to the “Statement of Rate Commission On Third-Party Contributions” contained on page 19 of the Rate Recommendation Report, regarding the Board’s consideration of an incentive program to increase contributions from private parties or groups or governmental entities to provide additional funding to accomplish more projects within the CIRP. The foregoing Resolution has been adopted on September 13, 2018.