The next League meeting will be held on Thursday, February 27 at the newly remodeled Glendale City Hall, 424 N. Sappington Rd. 63122, about one mile south of Manchester Rd. Map Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm with the meeting to follow at 7:15 pm
MSD will be going to the voters in April asking for authorization to issue $500 million in additional bonds to fund a $1.58 billion capital improvement program for fiscal years 2021–2024 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024). The funds are needed to meet regulatory and system improvement needs. The bonds will make rate increases more manageable.
Rich Unverferth, the Director of Engineering for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will explain why MSD believes this is the best approach to funding the improvements. Rich oversees the development, implementation, and management of MSD’s ongoing multi billion-dollar, multi-decade capital improvement program. His responsibilities include the planning and implementation of the District’s long-range plans to address combined and sanitary sewer overflows, stormwater issues, asset management, and other regulatory initiatives. Rich has worked at MSD in numerous engineering and management positions since 1987.
Rich earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (Missouri S&T) and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri. He is a member of the Engineers Club of St. Louis and represents MSD as a member of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers.
On the agenda for consideration will be an amendment the League bylaws. The proposal would increase the number of elected board members to 9 from 7 and allow for the removal of non-participating board members. This proposal was on the January agenda, but because of the snow storm, a quorum was not present so no vote was taken.