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Record #: O2021-420   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/27/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 2/24/2021
Title: First amendment to original ordinance revising City of Joliet Water Supply Preliminary Agreement and establishing advisory council regarding Lake Michigan water supply agreements
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2021-420 (V1).pdf, 2. O2021-420.pdf
WHir.RL.AS , in accordance with the provisions of Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois (the "State Constitution""), the City of Chicago (the "City") as a home rule unit ol" government may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs; and, 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, the City Council of the City (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 lo a water supply agreement lor the provision of Lake Michigan water from the City's water system to Joliet to be negotiated and entered into between the City and Joliet (the "Water Supply Agreement"); and
WHEREAS, the City and Joliet have engaged in negotiations and come to a preliminary understanding with respect to certain terms of the Water Supply Agreement, as stated in that certain form of Preliminary Agreement with Respect to the Anticipated Water Supply Agreement Between the City of Chicago and the City of Joliet (the "Original Preliminary Agreement") attached as Exhibit A to the Original Ordinance (as defined herein); and
Whereas, as an exercise of its home rule power under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the State Constitution, the City authorized and approved the Original Preliminary Agreement in substantially the form attached as Exhibit A to an ordinance adopted by the City Council on December 16, 2020 (the "Original Ordinance"); and

WHEREAS, since the date of the adoption of the Original Ordinance by the City Council, the City and Joliet have engaged in further discussions with respect to the terms to be included in the Water Supply Agreement; and

WHEREAS, the City and Joliet have found it necessary to revise the Original Preliminary Agreement to add and modify certain prov...

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