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File #: 2021-322    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/5/2021 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 7/28/2021 Final action: 7/28/2021
Title: Legal Services Contract with Collins & Collins Law, PC (Board Investigation into June 25-26 and July 16, 2021 rain events)
Sponsors: Randal Brown
Indexes: General Counsel

Title
Legal Services Contract with Collins & Collins Law, PC (Board Investigation into June 25-26 and July 16, 2021 rain events)


Body
Agenda of: July 28, 2021
Item No.: 2021-322
Amount: $250,000.00

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Randal M. Brown
General Counsel

DATE: July 26, 2021

RE: Legal Services Contract with Collins & Collins Law, PC (Board Investigation into June 25-26 and July 16, 2021 rain events)


MOTION

The Board of Directors (Board) for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) recommends the (1) approval of a Legal Services Contract with Collins & Collins Law, PC and (2) authorization for the Board Chair to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote, including the execution of a Legal Services Agreement.

JUSTIFICATION
Pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation, the Board is authorized to contract for the services of persons or entities for rendering professional or technical assistance. The Board desires to retain legal and engineering firms for conducting a comprehensive and independent investigation into the June 25-26 and July 16, 2021 Rain Events.

The investigation will include a review of Conner Creek, Freud, Fairview and Blue Hill Pump Stations' operations (electrical, personnel, operational activities, including electrical, personnel, and operational redundancies) and local systems' operations that are tributaries to these pump stations (Detroit, the Grosse Pointes, St. Clair Shores, Southeast Macomb), and electric supply issues. In addition to the review of these pump stations, the final report will address the overall system, including causes of flooding throughout GLWA's service area. The investigation and final report will include an evaluation of the standard operating procedures for these pump stations and any proposed changes to the station's standard operating procedures. The final report will include short and long...

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