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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Committee of the Whole met July 6

By Corazon L. Gonzales | Jul 10, 2017

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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Committee of the Whole met July 6.

Here is the minutes as provided by the committee:

Call Meeting to Order

President Mariyana T. Spyropoulos presiding, called the meeting to order at 11:20 a.m.

Roll Call

Present: 9 - Frank Avila; Timothy Bradford; Martin J. Durkan; Barbara J. McGowan; Josina

Morita; Debra Shore; Kari K. Steele; David J. Walsh; and Mariyana T. Spyropoulos

Finance Committee

Report

1 17-0572 Report on payment of principal and interest for outstanding District bonds due

on July 1, 2017

Attachments: DS 2017-07 att.pdf

Recommended

Authorization

2 17-0683 Authority to add Project 15-074-3D, Installation of Baffle Plates in Final Settling

Tanks, Terrence J. O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, to the Engineering

Department Capital Improvement Program and the Capital Improvements

Bond Fund, estimated cost of the project is $1,700,000.00

Attachments: 15-074-3D Project Fact Sheet Data.pdf

Recommended

3 17-0695 Authorization to amend Board Order of April 6, 2017, regarding Authority to

add Project 17-609-21, Furnish and Deliver Enhanced Bio-P Control

Equipment to the Construction Fund, estimated cost of the project is

$240,000.00, Agenda Item No. 1, File No. 17-0352

Recommended

4 17-0703 Authority to Approve Travel for David St. Pierre, Executive Director, in the

estimated amount of $670.00, for travel to St. Louis, Missouri, to attend the

National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Fall Strategic

Leadership Retreat and to Cincinnati, Ohio, to meet with the US Army Corps of

Engineers (USACE), Accounts 101-15000-612010/612030

A motion was made by Timothy Bradford, seconded by David J. Walsh, that this

Agenda Item be Recommended. The motion carried by the following roll call vote:

Aye: 9 - Frank Avila, Timothy Bradford, Martin J. Durkan, Barbara J. McGowan, Josina

Morita, Debra Shore, Kari K. Steele, David J. Walsh, Mariyana T. Spyropoulos

Procurement Committee

Report

5 17-0672 Report on advertisement of Request for Proposal 17-RFP-30, Professional

Services to Conduct Phosphorus Removal Feasibility Studies for the Stickney,

Calumet, and Terrence J. O’Brien Water Reclamation Plants, estimated cost

$850,000.00, Account 201-50000-612430, Requisitions 1464229, 1464230,

and 1464231

Recommended

6 17-0685 Report on advertisement of Request for Proposal 17-RFP-32 Insurance Broker

Services for the purpose of contracting with a qualified firm or firms to provide

the District with insurance brokerage and professional services for a three-year

period, estimated cost $772,725.00, Account 101-25000-612430, Requisition

1466266

Recommended

7 17-0696 Report of bid opening of Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Recommended

8 17-0697 Report of bid opening of Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Recommended

9 17-0700 Report on rejection of bids for Contract 16-803-21, Furnish, Deliver and Install

HVAC Systems at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, estimated cost

$180,000.00

Recommended

10 17-0722 Report on advertisement of Request for Proposal 17-RFP-35 to engage a

consultant for services pertaining to the recruitment, implementation and

establishment of Small Business Enterprises (SBE) Program for increased

participation on certain District contracts, estimated cost $30,000.00, Account

101-30000-612430, Requisition 1467952

Recommended

Authorization

11 17-0704 Authorization to accept initial annual rental bid for Contract 17-360-13

(RE-BID) Proposal to Lease for 10-years 5.95 acres of District real estate

located at 3154 South California Avenue in Chicago, Illinois; Main Channel

Parcels 42.05 and 42.16 from Connelly-GPM Environmental, LLC, in the

amount of $118,000.00

Attachments: Aerial Map.Parcels 42.05 and 42.16.pdf

Recommended

12 17-0718 Authorization to amend Board Order of June 15, 2017, regarding Authority to

increase purchase order to Suez Treatment Solutions Inc., to Furnish and

Deliver Parts for Coarse Screens at Various Locations, in an amount of

$92,500.00, from an amount of $101,100.00, to an amount not to exceed

$193,600.00, Accounts 101-66000, 67000, 68000, 69000-623270, Purchase

Order 7001225, Agenda Item No. 32, File No. 17-0621

Recommended

13 17-0737 Authorization to further amend and revise File No. 17-0411 (Agenda Item No.

12) Authority to advertise Contract 13-370-3F, Buffalo Creek Reservoir

Expansion, estimated cost between, $20,074,055.75 and $24,300,172.75,

Accounts 401-50000-645620 and 501-50000-645620, Requisition 1461806 (As

Revised) (Deferred from the April 20, 2017 Board Meeting) “ADOPTED AS

Amended Refer to File ID #17-0411A”

Attachments: MPLA Agreement for LAKE County attachment.PDF

Deferred by Barbara J. McGowan

Authority to Advertise

14 17-0680 Authority to advertise Contract 17-636-11 Furnishing and Delivering Hydrogen

Peroxide, estimated cost $710,000.00, Account 101-69000-623560,

Requisition 1464032

Recommended

15 17-0687 Authority to advertise Contract 15-074-3D Installation of Baffle Plates in Final

Settling Tanks, Terrence J. O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant, estimated cost

$1,700,000.00, Account 401-50000-645650, Requisition 1467960

Attachments: 15-074-3D Project Fact Sheet Data.pdf

Recommended

16 17-0693 Authority to advertise Contract 17-903-41 Elevator Improvements at the

Mainstream Pumping Station, estimated cost $245,000.00, Account

401-50000-645600, Requisition 1457947

Recommended

17 17-0707 Authority to advertise Contract 17-009-11 Furnish and Deliver Cloths, Paper

Towels & Toilet Tissue to Various Locations for a One (1) Year Period,

estimated cost $121,000.00, Account 101-20000-623660

Recommended

18 17-0708 Authority to advertise Contract 17-029-11 Furnish and Deliver Safety

Equipment to Various Locations for a One (1) Year Period, estimated cost

$110,000.00, Account 101-20000-623700

Recommended

19 17-0709 Authority to advertise Contract 17-032-11 Furnish and Deliver Coveralls,

Rainwear & Boots to Various Locations for a One (1) Year Period, estimated

cost $53,000.00, Account 101-20000-623700

Recommended

20 17-0710 Authority to advertise Contract 17-036-11 Furnish and Deliver Salt and Calcium

Chloride to Various Locations for a One (1) Year Period, estimated cost

$30,000.00, Account 101-20000-623130

Recommended

21 17-0713 Authority to advertise Contract 17-051-11 Furnish and Deliver Miscellaneous

Hand Tools to Various Locations for a One (1) Year Period, estimated cost

$60,800.00, Account 101-20000-623680

Recommended

22 17-0720 Authority to advertise Contract 17-942-11 Job Order Contracting Services,

estimated cost: $8,000,000.00, Accounts 101, 201, 401, 501, 901-VAR-VAR

A motion was made by Timothy Bradford, seconded by Debra Shore, that this

Agenda Item be Deferred to the afternoon session. The motion carried by the

following roll call vote:

Aye: Frank Avila, Timothy Bradford, Martin J. Durkan, Barbara J. McGowan, Josina

Morita, Debra Shore, Kari K. Steele, David J. Walsh, Mariyana T. Spyropoulos

Issue Purchase Order

23 17-0669 Issue a purchase order and enter into an agreement with the United States

Department of the Interior United States Geological Survey Illinois Water

Science Center to install, operate, maintain, and report data from a real-time

continuous water quality monitoring station in the Des Plaines River, in an

amount not to exceed $355,280.00, Account 201-50000-612400, Requisition

1466106

Recommended

24 17-0677 Issue purchase order to Carahsoft Technology Corporation for Annual Acquia

Software Maintenance Renewal, in an amount not to exceed $29,315.52,

Account 101-27000-612820, Requisition 1464219

Recommended

25 17-0682 Issue purchase order to HP Inc. for the purchase of new and replacement

computer hardware and replacement toner, in an amount not to exceed

$336,500.00, Accounts 101-27000-623810 and 623520 Requisition 1464039

Recommended

26 17-0686 Issue purchase order to 72 Hour LLC, DBA National Auto Fleet Group, to

Furnish and Deliver one 2017 Ford Transit Connect refrigerated van and one

2017 Ford F-350 with snow plow and lift gate under the National Joint Powers

Alliance (NJPA) Purchasing Contract No. 120716-NAF, in an amount not to

exceed $89,665.00, Account 201-50000-634860, Requisition 1467945.

Recommended

27 17-0690 Issue purchase order and enter into an agreement with DLT Solutions, LLC. for

Autodesk Technical Support for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Vertical and Autodesk

Revit software applications, in an amount not to exceed $74,880.00, Account

101-27000-612430, Requisition 1466111

Recommended

28 17-0698 Issue purchase order to Carahsoft Technology Corporation for Annual SAP

Software Maintenance in an amount not to exceed $507,887.17, Account

101-27000-612820, Requisition 1440277

Recommended

29 17-0701 Issue purchase order for Contract 17-803-21, Furnish and Deliver a

Replacement Variable Frequency Drive for Low Level Pump No. 5 at the

Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, to Helsel-Jepperson Electrical Inc., in an

amount not to exceed $41,779.00, Account 201-50000-634650, Requisition

1456121

Recommended

30 17-0702 Issue purchase orders to Emerson Process Management Power & Water

Solutions Inc., to provide Emerson Ovation Distributed Control System (DCS)

and ControlWave Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Parts to Various

Locations, in a total amount not to exceed $1,013,000.00, Accounts

101-66000, 67000, 69000-623270

Recommended

31 17-0719 Issue purchase order for Contract 17-936-12 (Re-Bid), Furnishing and

Delivering Citric Acid, to H-O-H Water Technology Inc., in an amount not to

exceed $141,166.00, Account 101-69000-623560, Requisition 1437850

Recommended

Award Contract

32 17-0715 Authority to award Contract 17-601-31, Painting of Final Tanks at Various

Locations, to CL Coatings, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $1,574,000.00,

Account 401-50000-645750, Requisition 1460683

Attachments: Revised Appendix D Report - Groups A, B AND C.pdf

Recommended

33 17-0717 Authority to award Contract 17-618-12 (Re-Bid), Furnish and Deliver HVAC

and Refrigeration Parts and Services, to Autumn Construction Services Inc., in

an amount not to exceed $255,977.92, Accounts 101-67000, 68000,

69000-612680, 623070, 623270, Requisitions 1446468, 1446472, 1446473,

1446474, 1446475 and 1446931

Attachments: Contract 17-618-12 (Re-Bid) Revised Appendix D Report.pdf

Recommended

Increase Purchase Order/Change Order

34 17-0688 Authority to decrease the purchase order for Contract 15-IGA-03, Roberts

Road Trunk Sewer and Drainage Improvements from 86th Street to 79th Street

in the Villages of Justice and Bridgeview, Illinois, with Cook County Department

of Transportation and Highways (CCDTH) in an amount of $68,287.25, from an

amount of $1,250,000.00, to an amount not to exceed $1,181,712.75, Account

401-50000-612400, Purchase Order 3087749

Recommended

35 17-0692 Authority to increase Contract 14-824-3DR Rehabilitation of Bridges, NSA on

the North Shore Channel, to IHC Construction Companies, LLC in an amount

of $51,563.92, from an amount of $2,187,733.19, to an amount not to exceed

$2,239,297.11, Account 401-50000-645720, Purchase Order 4000040

Attachments: 14-824-3DR, CO Log.pdf

Recommended

36 17-0694 Authority to increase purchase order and amend the agreement with Schiff

Hardin LLP to represent and counsel the District in connection with renewable

energy projects, in an amount of $100,000.00, from an amount of $350,000.00,

to an amount not to exceed $450,000.00, Account 201-50000-612430,

Purchase Order 3081196

Attachments: PO 3081196.pdf

A motion was made by Timothy Bradford, seconded by Debra Shore, that this

Agenda Item be Deferred to the afternoon session. The motion carried by the

following roll call vote:

Aye: 9 - Frank Avila, Timothy Bradford, Martin J. Durkan, Barbara J. McGowan, Josina

Morita, Debra Shore, Kari K. Steele, David J. Walsh, Mariyana T. Spyropoulos

37 17-0721 Authority to increase purchase order to the Chicago Defender, to Publish

Invitations to Bid for Contracts and Legal Notices for Original Entrance and

Promotional Civil Service Examinations in a Newspaper Intended to Target the

African-American Market, in an amount of $8,100.00, from an amount of

$9,900.00, to an amount not to exceed $18,000.00, Account

101-20000-612360, Purchase Order 8008614

Recommended

38 17-0724 Authority to increase purchase order to 72 Hour LLC, DBA National Auto Fleet

Group, to Furnish and Deliver four 2017 Ford Escapes, three 2017 Ford

Transit Medium Roof Vans, and two Chevrolet Suburbans under the National

Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Purchasing Contract No. 120716-NAF, in an

amount of $11,490.42, from an amount of $264,057.98, to an amount not to

exceed $275,548.40, Account 201-50000-634860, Purchase Order 3094017

Recommended

Judiciary Committee

Report

39 17-0684 Report on the Settlement of Workers’ Compensation Claims and

Miscellaneous Claims under $10,000.00

Recommended

Authorization

40 17-0676 Authority to settle the Workers’ Compensation Claim of Christopher Johnson

vs. MWRDGC, Claim 15 WC 19563, Illinois Workers’ Compensation

Commission (IWCC), in the sum of $11,030.55, Account 901-30000-601090

Recommended

41 17-0716 Authority to Remit Self Insured-Retention up to $1,000,000.00 in Connection

with the May 17, 2015 CTA Yellow Line Embankment Collapse in Skokie, IL,

Account 901-30000-667220

Recommended

Labor & Industrial Relations Committee

Authorization

42 17-0691 Authority to extend until August 31, 2017, the terms of the collective bargaining

agreements between the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater

Chicago and 1) SEIU Local 1, Firemen and Oilers Division; 2) the Building

Trades Coalition; 3) International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 700; 4)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 9 (Electrical

Instrumentation and Testing); 5) International Brotherhood of Electrical

Workers, Local Union No. 9 (Electrical Operations); 6) International

Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 9 (Motor Vehicle

Dispatcher Group); and 7) International Union of Operating Engineers, Local

Union No. 399.

Recommended

43 17-0735 Authority to revise Board Order of May 18, 2017 authorizing the District to

enter into a new Multi-Project Labor Agreement with the Chicago and Cook

County Building and Construction Trades Council, and as appropriate, the

Teamsters Joint Council No. 25, or their union affiliates that become

signatories to attach the current MPLA

Attachments: 7.6.17 MPLA 6 23 17.pdf

Deferred by Barbara J. McGowan

44 17-0739 Authority to enter into a Multi-Project Labor Agreement with the Lake County

Building and Construction Trades Council, or its union affiliates that become

signatories

Attachments: MPLA Agreement for LAKE County attachment.PDF

Deferred by Barbara J. McGowan

Maintenance & Operations Committee

Report

45 17-0681 Final report on emergency Contract 16-800-01, Installation of Odor Control at

Thornton Reservoir Drop Shafts to Nu-Recycling Technology Inc., Purchase

Order 5001570, Account 101-68000-612600

Attachments: 16-800-01-attchm.pdf

Recommended

Real Estate Development Committee

Authorization

46 17-0706 Authorization to amend Board Order of May 18, 2017, regarding authority to

enter into a Utility Relocation Agreement with Comcast Cable Communications,

Inc. to relocate existing cable communication lines and facilities on parcels of

real estate recently acquired by the District as part of the Melvina Ditch

Reservoir Improvements Project located north of 87th Street and west of

Natchez Avenue in Burbank, Illinois, to reflect correct name as Comcast of

Illinois IV Inc. Consideration shall be a nominal fee of $10.00

Recommended

47 17-0714 Authority to grant a 25-year, 346,432 + sq. ft. non-exclusive easement to

Commonwealth Edison Company to continue to construct, reconstruct,

operate, maintain, repair, replace and remove transmission towers and

overhead transmission lines on District real estate located along the north side

of the Main Channel between Ridgeland Avenue and Pulaski Road in Stickney

and Chicago. Consideration shall be an initial annual fee of $240,000.00

Attachments: Aerial Map.ComEd Easement.pdf

Recommended

48 17-0725 Authority to commence statutory procedures to lease approximately 1.38 acres

of District real estate located east of the North Shore Channel, and north and

south of the CTA Yellow Line tracks in Skokie, Illinois; part of North Shore

Channel Parcel 6.14

Attachments: 7-6-17 aerial - Builders leasehold (002).pdf

Recommended

49 17-0727 Authority to grant a perpetual, 12,736 sq. ft. non-exclusive easement to CUNA

Mutual Investment Corporation on District real estate located at 2795 West

Washington Boulevard in Bellwood, Illinois, for ingress and egress to its

adjacent privately owned land. Consideration shall be a nominal fee of $10.00

Attachments: 7-6-17 aerial-CUNA easement.pdf

Recommended

Stormwater Management Committee

Authorization

50 17-0723 Authority to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with and make

payment to the Village of Robbins to assist the Village in acquiring 20

properties needed to implement the flooding solutions in connection with the

Flood Control Project on Midlothian Creek in Robbins, Illinois (17-1GA-02), in

an amount not to exceed $200,000.00, Account 501-50000-612400,

Requisition 1468507

Recommended

Miscellaneous & New Business

Memorial Resolution

51 17-0729 MEMORIAL RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners

extending sympathy and condolences to the family of Cook County

Commissioner Robert Steele

Deleted by the Executive Director

52 17-0744 RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners honoring the

memory of David H. Thompson

Recommended

Approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of Items: 4, 13, 22, 36, 43, 44, 51, 53, 54 and

55

President Mariyana T. Spyropoulos called for a motion to accept the agendas for

each Standing Committee that was convened. Moved by Timothy Bradford,

seconded by Martin J. Durkan. President Mariyana T. Spyropoulos called for any

objections. No objections were voiced. Motion carried.

Resolution

53 17-0728 RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners affirming the

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s support for the

Paris Climate Agreement

A motion was made by Debra Shore, seconded by Timothy Bradford, that this

Resolution be Recommended. The motion carried by acclamation. Chorus of

ayes - No nays

54 17-0730 RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners recognizing Frank

Pasquale’s years of service to the Village of Bellwood and congratulating him

on his well-earned retirement

A motion was made by Debra Shore, seconded by Timothy Bradford, that this

Resolution be Recommended. The motion carried by acclamation. Chorus of

ayes - No nays

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chi

55 17-0742 RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners recognizing Dr. Hari

Kumar on his contributions to the healthcare community

A motion was made by Frank Avila, seconded by Timothy Bradford, that this

Resolution be Recommended. The motion carried by acclamation. Chorus of

ayes - No nays

Executive Session

A motion was made by David J. Walsh, seconded by Timothy Bradford, that an

executive session be held for the Committee on Judiciary to discuss minutes of

meetings lawfully closed under the Open Meetings Act. Motion carried by roll call 9:0

Adjournment

The Committee of the Whole meeting of July 6, 2017 was adjourned at 11:40 a.m.

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