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File #: 2022-076    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/21/2022 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 2/23/2022 Final action: 2/23/2022
Title: Closed Session - Labor Negotiation Strategy
Sponsors: Randal Brown, William Wolfson
Indexes: Organizational Development


Closed Session  - Labor Negotiation Strategy



Agenda of:                      February 23, 2022

Item No.:                     2022-076

Amount:                     N/A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


TO:                                          The Honorable

Board of Directors

Great Lakes Water Authority


FROM:                     Suzanne R. Coffey, P.E.

                                          Interim Chief Executive Officer

                                          Great Lakes Water Authority


DATE:                     February 21, 2022


RE:                                          Closed Session - Labor Negotiation Strategy



Upon the request and recommendation of William M. Wolfson, Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer, and Randal M. Brown, General Counsel, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), Agrees to meet with GLWA management in Closed Session to discuss labor negotiation strategy; and authorizes the ICEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote. 


Section 8(c) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act permits a Public Body to meet in Closed Session “For strategy and negotiation sessions connected with the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement if either negotiating party requests a closed hearing;” GLWA management has requested the opportunity to meet with the Board to discuss such strategy. The Open Meetings Act requires an affirmative roll call vote of 2/3 of the Board Members is appointed and serving is necessary for such a meeting.


GLWA management has requested the opportunity to meet with the Board to discuss labor negotiations strategy.


The proposed Closed Session does not impact the budget.


This matter is being presented directly to the GLWA Board of Directors.



This item does not impact the shared services agreement between GLWA and DWSD.