Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of  
Greater Chicago  
100 East Erie Street  
Chicago, IL 60611  
Regular Board Meeting Consent Agenda - Final  
Thursday, May 16, 2024  
10:30 AM  
Board Room  
Board of Commissioners  
Commissioner Precious Brady-Davis, Commissioner Yumeka Brown, Commissioner  
Cameron Davis, Vice-President Patricia Theresa Flynn, Chairman of Finance  
Marcelino Garcia, Commissioner Daniel Pogorzelski, Commissioner Eira L. Corral  
Sepúlveda, Commissioner Mariyana T. Spyropoulos, President Board of  
Commissioners Kari K. Steele  
THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL GOVERN THE MEETING PROCESS:  
1. Board Members who vote "Nay, Present, or Abstain" or have a question on any  
item may request the item be removed from the Consent Agenda.  
2. Citizens in the audience who address the Board on any item may request the item  
be removed from the Consent Agenda.  
3. Items removed from the Consent Agenda are considered separately.  
4. One roll call vote is taken to cover all Consent Agenda Items.  
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago  
STANDING COMMITTEES  
Chairperson  
Vice Chairperson  
Affirmative Action  
Steele  
Garcia  
Budget & Employment  
Engineering  
Ethics  
Flynn  
Spyropoulos  
Brady-Davis  
Flynn  
Pogorzelski  
Brady-Davis  
Flynn  
Federal Legislation  
Steele  
Finance  
Garcia  
Spyropoulos  
Steele  
Flynn  
Industrial Waste & Water Pollution  
Information Technology  
Judiciary  
Labor & Industrial Relations  
Maintenance & Operations  
Monitoring & Research  
Municipalities  
Pension, Human Resources & Civil Service  
Public Health & Welfare  
Public Information & Education  
Procurement  
Brady-Davis  
Pogorzelski  
Spyropoulos  
Flynn  
Garcia  
Corral Sepúlveda  
Pogorzelski  
Pogorzelski  
Brown  
Steele  
Corral Sepúlveda  
Corral Sepúlveda  
Spyropoulos  
Davis  
Brown  
Garcia  
Steele  
Corral Sepúlveda  
Brady-Davis  
Flynn  
Real Estate Development  
State Legislation & Rules  
Stormwater Management  
Brown  
Corral Sepúlveda  
Davis  
Corral Sepúlveda  
Garcia  
Brown  
2024 REGULAR BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE  
January  
February  
March  
4
1
7
4
2
6
11  
8
5
3
7
18  
15  
21  
18  
16  
20  
April  
May  
June  
July  
August  
September  
October  
November  
19  
17  
21  
December  
December  
3 (Annual Meeting)  
19  
5
Call Meeting to Order  
Roll Call  
Approval of Previous Board Meeting Minutes  
Public Comments  
Recess and Convene as Committee of the Whole  
Committee of the Whole  
Executive Session  
Recess and Reconvene as Board of Commissioners  
Motions, Ordinances and Resolutions  
Resolution  
3
RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners recognizing the 95th  
Anniversary of the Polish Highlander Community in Chicago  
Finance Committee  
Report  
4
Report on Cash Disbursements for the Month of April 2024, in the amount of  
$30,258,966.10  
Attachments:  
Procurement Committee  
Report  
5
6
Report on rejection of bids for Contract 14-253-5F, Flood Control Project on  
Midlothian Creek in Robbins, Illinois, estimated cost range $17,225,823.70 to  
$20,852,312.90  
Report on rejection of bids for Contract 24-618-11, Furnish and Deliver HVAC  
and Refrigeration Parts and Services to Various Locations, estimated cost  
$984,155.00  
7
8
Report of bid opening of Tuesday, April 30, 2024  
Report of bid opening of Tuesday, May 7, 2024  
Authorization  
9
Authorization to amend the Master Agreement with the Board of Trustees of  
the University of Illinois to extend the agreement termination date from  
December 31, 2024 to December 31, 2027  
10  
Authorization to enter into an agreement with a successful proposer(s) for the  
Contract 23-RFP-02, Procurement of Natural Gas Services, Accounts  
101-66000, 67000, 68000, 69000-612160  
Authority to Advertise  
11  
Authority to advertise Contract 24-362-11 for public tender of bids for a 10-year  
lease on 7.42± acres of District real estate located along the North Shore  
Channel between Oakton Street and the CTA Yellow Line tracks in Skokie,  
Illinois, known as North Shore Channel Parcels 6.06, 6.11, and 6.14 (portion).  
The minimum initial annual rental bid shall be established at $340,000.00  
Attachments:  
12  
Authority to advertise Contract 24-639-11, Furnish and Deliver Process Water  
Chemicals, estimated cost $353,000.00, Accounts  
101-67000/68000/69000-623560, Requisitions 1618491, 1618492, and  
1618494  
Attachments:  
13  
14  
15  
Authority to advertise Contract 24-651-21, Remove and Replace Pavement at  
Various Locations, estimated cost $1,550,000.00, Account 201-50000-645750,  
Requisition 1616892  
Attachments:  
Authority to advertise Contract 24-612-21, Roof Replacement and  
Rehabilitation at Various Locations, estimated cost $2,360,000.00, Account  
201-50000-645780, Requisitions 1617114, 1616897, 1617117 and 1617118  
Attachments:  
Authority to advertise Contract 24-025-11, Furnish and Deliver Plumbing Pipe,  
Fittings, and Valves to Various Locations for a One-Year Period, estimated  
cost $547,000.00, Account 101-20000-623090, 623170, 623270, 623570  
Attachments:  
Issue Purchase Order  
16  
Issue purchase order to The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,  
Inc. for IEEE Standards Library Online Software Licensing Maintenance, in an  
amount not to exceed $34,580.00, Account 101-27000-612820, Requisition  
1618204  
17  
Issue purchase order and enter into an agreement for Contract 23-RFP-24  
Pre-employment Psychological Assessments for Police Officer Candidates  
with the Center of Police Psychological Services, for a three-year period,  
effective July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027, estimated cost $41,000.00, Account  
101-25000-612260, Requisition 1612101  
Attachments:  
18  
19  
Issue purchase order to CDW Government LLC, for Citrix F Private Cloud  
Software Renewal of Software Maintenance Licenses in an amount not to  
exceed $71,304.00, Account 101-27000-612820, Requisition 1618592.  
Issue purchase order and enter into an agreement with Agilent Technologies,  
Inc., to Furnish and Deliver an Agilent 7850 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass  
Spectrometer Bundle, Related Services, and Consumables, in an amount not  
to exceed $304,710.39, Accounts 101-16000-612970, 623570, 634970,  
Requisition 1617201  
20  
Issue a purchase order and enter into an agreement with HR Green, Inc. for  
Contract 23-CON-01 Stormwater Management Consulting Services  
(Engineering Project #23-884-5F) in an amount not to exceed $1,500,000.00,  
Account 501-50000-612450, Requisition 1618205  
Attachments:  
21  
22  
23  
24  
Issue purchase order and enter into an agreement for Contract 23-RFP-17,  
Micro-Market & Vending Services for a Thirty-Six (36) Month Period with Fox  
Vending, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00, Account  
101-15000-612490, Requisition 1608365  
Issue purchase order and enter into an agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc.  
to provide a Police body camera program and related services under  
Sourcewell Contract 101223-AXN, in an amount not to exceed $374,693.89,  
Accounts 101-15000-612430/612820/623990, Requisition 1618646  
Issue purchase order to AT&T Mobility National Accounts LLC, to Furnish and  
Deliver FirstNet Mobile Data & Cellular Communications in an amount not to  
exceed $1,384,526.27, Accounts 101-27000-612210, 623850, Requisition  
1616880  
Issue purchase order for Contract 24-106-11, Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing  
for Compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System  
Permits for Various Water Reclamation Plants, to EnviroScience, Inc., in an  
amount not to exceed $11,220.00, Account 101-16000-612490, Requisition  
1614042  
25  
Issue purchase order for Contract, 24-709-11, Furnishing and Delivering  
Calcium Nitrate to the Kirie Water Reclamation Plant to Evoqua Water  
Technologies LLC in an amount not to exceed $270,000.00, Account  
101-66000-623560, Requisition 1607451  
Attachments:  
Award Contract  
26  
Authority to award Contract 24-613-11, Scavenger Services in the Stickney  
and Calumet Service Areas, Group B, to Independent Recycling Services, Inc.,  
in an amount not to exceed $765,000.00, Account 101-68000-612520,  
Requisition 1610580  
Attachments:  
Increase Purchase Order/Change Order  
27  
28  
Authority to decrease Contract 23-935-11, Furnishing and Delivering Sodium  
Hydroxide, to Alexander Chemical Corporation, in an amount of $51,064.58,  
from an amount of $779,799.80, to an amount not to exceed $728,735.22,  
Account 101-69000-623560, Purchase Order 3122019  
Attachments:  
Authority to increase Contract 14-263-3F Melvina Ditch Reservoir  
Improvements, SSA to F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates, LLC in an  
amount of $234,044.91, from an amount of $16,779,802.61, to an amount not  
to exceed $17,013,847.52, Account 401-50000-645620, Purchase Order  
4000052  
Attachments:  
29  
Authority to increase purchase order and amend the agreement with V3  
Companies of Illinois, Ltd., for Contract 18-CON-03 professional engineering  
services for Contract 18-848-5F Program Management of Stormwater Master  
Planning in Separate Sewer Service Area in an amount of $1,237,760.10, from  
an amount of $2,049,967.00, to an amount not to exceed $3,287,727.10,  
Account 501-50000-612440, Purchase Order 3100484  
30  
Authority to decrease Contract 21-690-12, Beneficial Reuse of Biosolids from  
LASMA and CALSMA (Re-Bid), Group A LASMA, to Stewart Spreading, Inc.,  
in an amount of $50,000.00, from an amount of $10,989,845.42, to an amount  
not to exceed $10,939,845.42, Account 101-69000-612520, Purchase Order  
5001854  
Attachments:  
31  
Authority to decrease Contract 22-691-11, Truck Hauling of Processed Solids  
for LASMA, CALSMA and the Egan Water Reclamation Plant, Group A  
LASMA, to J.E.I. Inc., in an amount of $258,042.70, from an amount of  
$2,668,583.79, to an amount not to exceed $2,410,541.09, Account  
101-69000-612520, Purchase Order 5001866  
Attachments:  
32  
Authority to decrease purchase order to Burris Equipment to Furnish and  
Deliver Three (3) Cushman Minute Miser Electric Carts to the North Service  
Area, under Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) Purchasing Contract No.  
122220-JCS-1, in an amount of $25,251.00, from an amount of $25,251.00, to  
an amount not to exceed $0.00, Account 101-67000-634860, Purchase Order  
3128216  
33  
34  
Authority to increase the purchase order and extend the agreement with AT&T  
Corp. for Telemetry Services, in an amount of $2,702,103.30, from an amount  
of $1,621,261.98, to an amount not to exceed $4,323,365.28, Account  
101-27000-612210, Purchase Order 3128311 (As Revised)  
Authority to increase purchase order and amend the agreement with the law  
firm of Neal & Leroy, LLC, to represent the District in acquiring certain property  
rights in connection with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the  
Addison Creek Channel Improvements Project (Contract 11-187-3F) in the  
municipalities of Northlake, Stone Park, Melrose Park, Bellwood, Westchester,  
and Broadview, Illinois, in an amount of $80,000.00, from an amount of  
$2,100,000.00, to an amount not to exceed $2,180,000.00, Account  
501-50000-612430, Purchase Order 3094927  
Attachments:  
35  
Authority to decrease purchase order and amend the agreement with  
e-Builder, Inc., for Contract 21-868-1C, e-Builder Consulting Services, in an  
amount of $260,000.00, from an amount of $380,000.00, to an amount not to  
exceed $120,000.00, Account 101-50000-612430, Purchase Order 3123562  
Budget & Employment Committee  
Authorization  
36  
Authority to transfer 2024 departmental appropriations in the amount of  
$1,387,200.00 in the Corporate Fund  
Attachments:  
Judiciary Committee  
Authorization  
37  
38  
39  
Authority to settle the Workers’ Compensation Claim of Marc Jones vs.  
MWRDGC, Claim number 24 WC 007017, Illinois Workers’ Compensation  
Commission (IWCC), in the sum of $65,379.73, Account 901-30000-601090  
Authority to settle the Workers’ Compensation Claim of Sarah Mahoney vs.  
MWRDGC, Claim number W003841415, Illinois Workers’ Compensation  
Commission (IWCC), in the sum of $25,748.92, Account 901-30000-601090  
Authority to settle the Workers’ Compensation Claim of Sean Kelly vs.  
MWRDGC, Claim number 23 WC 015089, Illinois Workers’ Compensation  
Commission (IWCC), in the sum of $50,000.00, Account 901-30000-601090  
40  
41  
Authorization to amend the settlement and add the bodily injury claims to the  
Auto Property Damage Claim of Andrew Frierson, Board Meeting of December  
21, 2023, Agenda Item No. 47, File No. 23-1238, in an amount of $25,000.00  
from an amount of $15,431.54 for a total amount of $40,431.54, Account  
901-30000-667220  
Authority to settle the Workers’ Compensation Claim of Kathleen Stroud vs.  
MWRDGC, Claim number 23 WC 015089, Illinois Workers’ Compensation  
Commission (IWCC), in the sum of $24,681.04, Account 901-30000-601090  
Maintenance & Operations Committee  
Reports  
Real Estate Development Committee  
Authorization  
43  
44  
Authority to pay 2023 real estate taxes in the amount of $514,144.94 for the  
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s real estate  
located in Will County, Illinois. Account 101-30000-667130  
Authority to: (1) amend Lease Agreement dated June 1, 1996, with the Village  
of Worth for public recreational use of approximately 214.1± acres of District  
real estate located north of the Cal-Sag Channel, east and west of Harlem  
Avenue in Worth, Illinois, known as Cal-Sag Channel Parcels 8.06 and 9.03, to  
surrender an approximately 20.3±-acre portion commonly known as Altman  
Park; and (2) enter into a 50-year lease with the Worth Park District for the  
continued use of Altman Park for public recreational purposes. Consideration  
for the Village of Worth’s lease amendment shall be a one-time fee of $10.00.  
Consideration for the Worth Park District’s lease shall be a one-time fee of  
$10.00  
Attachments:  
45  
Authority to enter into a 50-year lease with the Worth Park District for the  
continued use of approximately 10.7± acres of District real estate known as  
Cal-Sag Channel Parcel 9.02, located at 116th Street and Oak Park Avenue in  
Worth, Illinois, commonly known as Homerding Park. Consideration shall be a  
one-time fee of $10.00  
Attachments:  
46  
Authority to pay 2023 real estate taxes in the amount of $196,507.66 for the  
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s real estate  
located in Fulton County, Illinois. Account 101-30000-667130  
Stormwater Management Committee  
Authorization  
47  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Village of Broadview for the design, construction,  
operation, and maintenance of the 17th and Lexington Public Parking Lot  
Improvements in Broadview (24-IGA-07) in an amount not to exceed  
$359,500.00  
Attachments:  
48  
49  
50  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Village of Brookfield for the design, construction,  
operation, and maintenance of the Green Parking Lot Improvements in  
Brookfield (24-IGA-08) in an amount not to exceed $191,600.00  
Attachments:  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Village of Forest Park for the design, construction,  
operation, and maintenance of the Green Alley Project 2 in Forest Park  
(24-IGA-09) in an amount not to exceed $313,000.00  
Attachments:  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Village of Franklin Park for the design, construction,  
operation, and maintenance of the Pacific Avenue and Washington Street  
Green Infrastructure in Franklin Park (24-IGA-10) in an amount not to exceed  
$214,200.00  
Attachments:  
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52  
53  
54  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Village of Glenview for the design, construction,  
operation, and maintenance of the Lincoln Street Downtown Green Alley in  
Glenview (24-IGA-11) in an amount not to exceed $210,000.00  
Attachments:  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Village of Hoffman Estates for the design, construction,  
operation, and maintenance of the Village Hall Green Parking Lot in Hoffman  
Estates (24-IGA-12) in an amount not to exceed $472,000.00  
Attachments:  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the City of Markham for the design, construction, operation,  
and maintenance of the Green Alley Program in Markham (24-IGA-13) in an  
amount not to exceed $469,000.00  
Attachments:  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Village of North Riverside for the design, construction,  
operation, and maintenance of the Green Alley Project in North Riverside  
(24-IGA-14) in an amount not to exceed $689,000.00  
Attachments:  
55  
56  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Northlake Public Library District for the design,  
construction, operation, and maintenance of the Public Library Permeable  
Parking Lot in Northlake (24-IGA-15), in an amount not to exceed $573,100.00  
Attachments:  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Village of Willow Springs for the design, construction,  
operation, and maintenance of the Town Center Green Infrastructure  
Improvements in Willow Springs (24-IGA-16), in an amount not to exceed  
$1,085,000.00  
Attachments:  
57  
Authority to negotiate and enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and  
make payment to the Village of Hillside for the design, construction, operation,  
and maintenance of the Green Alley Project in Hillside (24-IGA-17), in an  
amount not to exceed $325,000.00  
Attachments:  
58  
59  
Authority to negotiate an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of  
Chicago to share the cost of the Le Moyne Street and Maypole Avenue  
Underground Storage Projects in Chicago (24-IGA-19)  
Authority to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Forest  
Preserve District of Cook County for land acquisition, concept planning, and  
preliminary engineering for a multi-benefit flood control project located in  
southeast Cook County  
Miscellaneous and New Business  
Additional Agenda Items  
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61  
RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners recognizing  
National Police Week  
RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners recognizing the  
contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans and honoring esteemed  
representatives  
62  
RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners recognizing  
Infrastructure Week  
(The above items were submitted after the agenda packet distribution)  
Adjournment