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Record #: O2015-112   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/21/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 3/18/2015
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago for access to Geographic Information System (GIS) data
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2015-112.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
January 21, 2015










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Water Management, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government under Article VII. Section 6(a) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs, and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is a body corporate and politic, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois (hereinafter the "District' ); and
WHEREAS, the District and the City have each a computerized data management system used to capture, store, manage, retrieve, analyze, and display geospatial information ("Geographic Information System" or "GIS"), and
WHEREAS, the District has compiled GIS data for its underground facilities to include intercepting sewers, force mains, connecting structures, outfalls, Tunnel and Reservoir Plan fTARP") structures and appurtenances ("District GIS Data"); and
WHEREAS, the City has compiled GIS data for its underground facilities, including sewers, force mains, connecting structures, outfalls and water mains ("City GIS Data"); and
WHEREAS, portions of the District GIS Data, portions of the City GIS Data and the related data dictionaries, are proprietary materials of the District and the City, respectively; and
WHEREAS, the City has expressed an interest in having access to the District GIS Data to increase coordination of operation and improvement of its sewer system; and
WHEREAS, the District has expressed an interest in having access to the City GIS Data...

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