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File #: 2022-261    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: New Business
File created: 6/13/2022 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 6/22/2022 Final action: 6/22/2022
Title: Purchase of 705 Algonquin, Detroit, MI
Sponsors: Randal Brown
Indexes: General Counsel

Purchase of 705 Algonquin, Detroit, MI

Agenda of: June 22, 2022
Item No.: 2022-261
Amount: $125,000.00 plus closing costs

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: June 13, 2022

RE: Purchase of 705 Algonquin, Detroit, MI


Upon recommendation and opinion of Suzanne R. Coffey, Interim Chief Executive Officer, and Randal M. Brown, General Counsel, the Board of Directors (Board) for the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA):

(1) Approves the purchase of 705 Algonquin, Detroit, MI from William and Debra Cooper (the "Coopers"); and

(2) Authorizes the Interim Chief Executive Officer to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote, including the execution of the Purchase Agreement and closing documents.

To provide the ability to safely and reliably isolate the Freud Pump Station wet well, and pump dry weather sanitary sewage to the WRRF, GLWA needs to construct an access shaft and sanitary pump station east of the Freud Sewage Pumping Station. Working with Arcadis, GLWA's consultant on this project, GLWA has identified properties that it needs to acquire adjacent to the Ashland and Fox Creek interceptors. One property adjacent to the interceptors and near the Freud Sewage Pumping Station is owned by the Coopers. GLWA inquired to purchase the property. When the Coopers did not respond, GLWA was compelled to file a condemnation action. After the lawsuit was filed, the Coopers were willing to sell the property to GLWA for $125,000.00 plus closing costs. The purchase price is reasonable for an occupied home and anticipated litigation costs associated with a condemnation action. Additional land acquisitions are necessary to support the construction of the access shaft.

There are sufficient funds allocated for the access shaft co...

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