CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) –
Our last article suggested that the new regional water company was not forthcoming about the status of Fosterburg Water District’s membership (in Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Company).
I also commented the appearance was that things were happening behind the scenes, but Fosterburg Water District’s Manager once again confirmed it no longer is a member of the water company and has no future plans to be a member:
Simple answer – FWD IS OUT, NO OTHER ACTION IS BEING CONTEMPLATED!. Yes, FWD did look into the legislative part, an e-mail dated 10-25-17 (See “Legislation”) and yes, FWD did make contact some of our political representatives in an e-mail dated 10-25-17 (See “Legislation”), but nothing came out of this, or has anything been acted on, nor does FWD plan on acting on any portion thereof. FWD is out. This was correspondence that was completed after FWD October Business meeting and before the November business meeting. The only part FWD will have to do with the group is if FWD should be contacted for input, or if the group are looking for potential buyers, then and only then will FWD be in discussions with the group.
I sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the FWD for records related to the regional water company.
Those responsive records clearly show that FWD notified all members of the water company on November 17, 2017 that they had voted to pull out of the concept and would no longer be involved in its formation. This was sent 2 weeks prior to the last IARWC meeting.
When the question was asked during the regional water company meeting, the chairman went to great lengths to avoid commenting on it, and no board member spoke up on the subject – kind of like they knew, but did not want to admit to it.
Watch that interaction below starting at the 5:59 mark:
Illinois Alluvial Region Water Company and Fosterburg Water District