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Fischer Cleans House at MSD

by Gabe Bullard on December 16, 2011

In response to this morning’s scathing audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced a number of changes in the department.

Fischer is announcing the department changes this hour. So far, he has announced that:

  • MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein will retire this spring
  • Greg Heitzman, head of the Louisville water company, will serve as interim MSD executive director
  • Three MSD board members will depart, including board chairman Arnold Celantano

Fischer says he asked Schardein to retire. The board members volunteered.

WFPL’s Erica Peterson is at the announcement and will have the latest as it happens. Follow WFPL News on Twitter for the latest.

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Controversial Bonus for MSD Director, Hearing Set for Indiana Secretary of State, Faster Electronic Processing for EPOs, Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis October 10, 2011

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain […]

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Fischer Waiting for Auditor’s Report Before Passing Judgement on MSD

by Gabe Bullard October 10, 2011

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain […]

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MSD Outlines Progress on Sewer Improvements at Public Meeting

by Erica Peterson September 27, 2011

The Metropolitan Sewer District is in the process of implementing a 19-year $850 million plan to upgrade the county’s sewer systems and improve water quality. The MSD held an open house today to answer questions about the project. Inside the Watterson Expressway, there are combined sewers, where rainwater, wastewater and sewage mix. In the outer […]

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MSD Proposes New Public Comment Process for Board Meetings

by Dalton Main May 24, 2011

Metropolitan Sewer District Board Chair Arnold Celentano has proposed a new process for public comments at MSD Meetings. WFPL’s Dalton Main reports. The process has been submitted to a committee, which will send a recommendation to the full board for approval. The proposed process would allow up to five people three minutes each to speak, […]

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MSD Still Calculating Cost of Running Pumps

by Dalton Main May 4, 2011

The Ohio River has been higher than average since February, and the Metropolitan Sewer District is starting to pay the price for holding the water back. But Executive Director Bud Schardein says the prevention of flooding has been worth the extra labor and energy costs. “It’s all been what I consider a success,” he says “but […]

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Flood Protection System Proving Effective

by Dalton Main April 27, 2011

Despite this being the wettest April on record, with 13.6 inches of rain and counting, MSD Director Bud Schardein says Louisville’s flood protection system is working as designed. The agency predicts that everything outside the flood plane will remain unaffected by the rising waters since all 16 flood pumping plants remain fully operational. “I believe […]

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Here and Now Wednesday: Rain and Floods, the Obama Birth Certificate, West Louisville Neighborhoods

by Todd Mundt April 27, 2011

Here’s what we have planned for today at 1pm: The White House has released the long form version of President Obama’s birth certificate, showing that Barack Hussein Obama II was born at 7:24 pm on Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, within the city limits of Honolulu. Speaking today, the President said […]

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River Expected To Crest At 33 Feet

by Dalton Main April 25, 2011

The National Weather Service has predicted that the Ohio River will crest at 33 feet by Tuesday afternoon, that’s ten feet above flood stage. Metropolitan Sewer District Executive Director Bud Schardein says the agency is working nonstop to ensure that the city is prepared. “Staff has been working those stations 24 hours a day, they’ll […]

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MSD Prepares For More Rain, Flooding

by Dalton Main April 22, 2011

Metropolitan Sewer District Director Bud Schardein says the agency is doing everything it can to prepare for more flooding along the Ohio River and elsewhere. The National Weather Service has predicted 3 to 5 inches of rain for the area this weekend and issued a Flash Flood Watch through Saturday evening. “Number one concern is the […]

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