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Record #: O2020-5784   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/24/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 12/16/2020
Title: Preliminary agreement with City of Joliet regarding anticipated water supply agreement for provision of water from Lake Michigan system
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2020-5784.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

November 24, 2020










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Chief Financial Officer, 1 transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the Department of Water Management to enter into a preliminary Water Supply Agreement with the City of Joliet.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Constitution ofthe State of Illinois (the "State Constitution"), the City of Chicago (the "City") as a home rule unit of government may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the City of Joliet, Illinois ("Joliet") is a municipal corporation and home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the State Constitution; and

WHEREAS, in 2019, Joliet issued a Request for Information ("RFI") for the purpose of searching for alternate water supply sources and providers; and

WHEREAS, on August 22, 2019, the City filed its Notice of Intent in response to the RFI and provided Joliet with options for the provision of Lake Michigan water from the City's water system to Joliet pursuant to a water supply agreement to be negotiated and entered into between the City and Joliet (the "Water Supply Agreement"); and

WHEREAS, Joliet is now considering the City and the City of Hammond, Indiana ("Hammond") as the final two candidates, one of which Joliet shall select to continue negotiations with respect to entering into a water supply agreement after the City Council of the City of Chicago (the "City Council") has approved this ordinance; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that it is in the best interests of the City for the City to supply Lake Michigan water to Joliet pursuant to the Water Supply Agreement; and

WHEREAS, the City and Joliet have come to...

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