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File #: 2020-037    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2020 In control: Board of Directors Workshop Meeting
On agenda: 3/11/2020 Final action: 3/11/2020
Title: Resolution 2020-037 to Increase Water Residential Assistance Program Funding and Expand Program Eligibility Criteria
Attachments: 1. Governor Whitmer Letter to GLWA Board of Directors.February 26, 2020, 2. WRAP Reallocation Request Program Change presentation BOARD, 3. GLWA Resolution 2020-037 Increase WRAP funding - Internal Edits
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Resolution 2020-037 to Increase Water Residential Assistance Program Funding and Expand Program Eligibility Criteria

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GREAT LAKES WATER AUTHORITY
RESOLUTION 2020-037
TO INCREASE WATER RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
FUNDING AND EXPAND PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

By: Member Gary Brown

WHEREAS, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is an authority incorporated under the provisions of 1955 PA 233, as amended, MCL 124.281, et seq.; and
WHEREAS, GLWA is dedicated to providing the nation's best water supply and sewage disposal services, through its member-partner communities to citizens in its service area; and
WHEREAS, GLWA and the City of Detroit entered into a Water and Sewer Services Agreement (WSSA) to facilitate GLWA's provision of the water supply and sewage disposal services to its member-partner communities; and
WHEREAS, GLWA's Board of Directors (Board) approves, fees, charges and charge-setting protocols for the GLWA; and
WHEREAS, the Board recognizes that for some residential customers of GLWA's member-partner communities the cost of water supply and sewage disposal services presents a burden that they may not be able to afford, and
WHEREAS, the Board seeks to work with its member-partner communities to provide a means to reduce the number of residential customers who may be subject to service interruption due to an inability to pay for services and ultimately to reduce such service interruptions; and
WHEREAS, the Board recognizes that some residential customers can benefit from regional programs to reduce residential service disconnections, accrued billing arrearages, collection expenses and water consumption through leaks and outdated plumbing fixtures; and
WHEREAS, the Board recognizes that such programs provide residential customers with public health and other non-monetary benefits, and improves member-partner's revenue collection rates; and

WHEREAS, Section 5.3(a)(iv) and (b)(vi)...

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