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Record #: O2022-3578   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/26/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Intergovernmental permit license agreement between Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago Department of Public Health and Discovery Partners Institute at University of Illinois for wastewater testing of COVID-19 virus and other pathogens at intercepting sewer systems on District's North Side, Southwest Side and Calumet sites
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2022-3578.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT MAYOR
October 26. 2022










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Public Health, 1 transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of an access agreement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago for wastewater testing.

Your favorable consideration ofthis ordinance will be appreciated.
Very truly yours. Mayor
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("Citv") is a home rule unit of government by virtue ofthe provisions ofthe Constitution ofthe State of Illinois of 1970 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 (the "District") is a body corporate and politic organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois; and
WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 10 of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, authorizes state and local governing bodies to cooperate in the performance of their responsibilities by contracts and other agreements; and

WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq., similarly authorizes public agencies, including units of local government and school districts, to contract with one another to perform any governmental service, activity or undertaking; and
WHEREAS, the Chicago Department of Public Health ("CDPH") and its partners at the Discovery Partners Institute of the University of Illinois have designed a wastewater surveillance program to monitor the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 and other pathogens of public health concern; and

WHEREAS, CDPH has requested access to certain District facilities in order to expand its wastewater testing and surveillance project for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases; and

WHEREAS, on August 11, 2022, the Board of Commissioners ofthe District authorized ...

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