PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE
BE IT RESOLVED that the proper city officials are authorized to execute and implement an agreement substantially the same as that on file with the clerk as Public Document No. __________, between the city and the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District dividing responsibility of the parties under a USEPA consent decree so that each party is responsible for its part of the sewer system.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The U.S. environmental protection agency is prosecuting an enforcement action against the city and WLSSD to stop sewage overflows. USEPA regards the city and WLSSD as a single responsible party and has instructed that the city and WLSSD divide up the tasks and responsibilities between themselves. This agreement makes each responsible for the parts of the system it owns and operates, and satisfies the requirements of the USEPA.