Introduction and Presentation - City Managers Phil Moore and Robert McConkie.
City Manager Moore stated that the City of Saint Louis is in need of a better water supply due to the contaminates in the water wells.
The City of Alma wants to get a better source of water supply and quit drawing water from the river.
Creating the Water Authority Board enables both cities to share the water aquifer without competing with each other for a new source of water supply.
The Water Authority
will own the Water Treatment Plant, water production facilities, water wells, river intakes and appurtenances to the facility, all transmission mains from production facilities to Treatment Plant, all plans and drawings, treatment chemicals and rights to convey or deliver finished product through any distribution system to Constituents and to other municipalities that contract with the Authority.
City Manager Moore stated that the project will proceed once the funding is assured and the time table depends on when the Record of Decision is made by the EPA.
City Manager Moore stated that the Authority will consist of six member's two City Council members from St. Louis and two City Commissioners from Alma along with the City Managers from both cities.
City Manager Moore answered yes, because they an excess of water capacity due to the closing of Total Refinery.
City Manager McConkie and City Manager Moore requested that the Saint Louis City Council and the Alma City Commissioners approve the Gratiot Area Water Authority Articles of Incorporation and authorize the Mayors and City Clerks to execute the document.