MSD Board To Discuss Public Comment Process Wednesday

by Dalton Main May 30, 2011

The Metropolitan Sewer District’s Board of Directors will meet Wednesday to discuss a proposed amendment to the rules for addressing the body at public meetings. The changes would allow up to five people three minutes each to speak, if they sign up at least 15 minutes before the meeting starts.  Currently, applications to comment must […]

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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 Approves Rate Increase for Fifth Straight Year

by Dalton Main May 9, 2011

For the fifth consecutive year, the Metropolitan Sewer District has decided to increase rates for Louisville customers. The MSD board of directors argued the rate increase was prompted by about $850 million in improvements needed to comply with the Clean Water Act. Executive director Bud Schardein says the rate increases will continue but has told […]

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MSD Board to Consider Rate Increase Today

by Gabe Bullard May 9, 2011

The board of directors of the Metro Sewer District will vote today on a proposed rate increase. The increase of 6.5 percent would raise rates a little more than two dollars a month for the average customer. Because the increase is under seven percent, it would not need Metro Council approval if it passes the […]

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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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WFPL News: Today on Here and Now

by Todd Mundt April 25, 2011

Here’s what we have planned for Here and Now at 1pm: it’s turned out to be a pretty nice day, but there’s more rain on the way and the water is rising, flooding the riverfront and jeopardizing Waterfront Wednesday and some Derby events. MSD held a news conference a couple hours ago. We’ll get an […]

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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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