MSD Continues Scrutiny of Ethics Policies, in Wake of State Audit

The Metropolitan Sewer District board is continuing work on a new ethics policy for MSD. The report released last month by state auditor Crit Luallan revealed several ethical problems with MSD, and recommended the board implement a stronger ethics policy that applies not only to the board, but to top MSD staff. Some work was… Continue reading MSD Continues Scrutiny of Ethics Policies, in Wake of State Audit

MSD Begins Work Restructuring Outside Legal Services

The Metropolitan Sewer District board has begun work to address the numerous concerns raised by state Auditor Crit Luallan in a report late last year. In her audit, Luallan was critical of the way MSD handles outside legal services, including the fact that attorney Larry Zielke’s firm had been handling MSD’s work since 1984. During… Continue reading MSD Begins Work Restructuring Outside Legal Services

MSD Board Committee to Discuss Ethics Policy

The Metropolitan Sewer District is beginning the new year by addressing some of the concerns raised last month in a state audit. The MSD Board’s Policy Committee will meet this morning. In her audit, Crit Luallan found numerous shortcomings with the way the MSD was operated. One of the problems was ethics: her report cited… Continue reading MSD Board Committee to Discuss Ethics Policy

Officials Defend Schardein’s Involvement in MSD Restructuring

As Louisville Water Company CEO Greg Heitzman prepares to take over as interim director of the Metropolitan Sewer District, he’ll be doing so with input from ousted executive director Bud Schardein. Auditor Crit Luallen’s report scrutinized MSD’s actions over the past three years, and found fairly egregious managerial and ethical problems. Part of the problem… Continue reading Officials Defend Schardein’s Involvement in MSD Restructuring

New MSD Director Outlines Corrective Action Plan

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the next several months will be a period of transition for the Metropolitan Sewer District. Fischer spoke with the MSD board today after he announced major leadership changes in the wake of a scathing state audit of MSD. He says one of the options he wants to explore is collaboration… Continue reading New MSD Director Outlines Corrective Action Plan

Fischer to Update MSD Board on Recent Management Changes

Mayor Greg Fischer will update the Metropolitan Sewer District board members at 9:00 this morning on the big leadership changes he announced last week. The changes are the result of a state audit that raised serious concerns about MSD, including the district’s inappropriately large bonuses, no-bid contracts with legal counsel and lax spending policies. On… Continue reading Fischer to Update MSD Board on Recent Management Changes

MSD Shake Up: State of the News

Friday morning a highly critical state audit of the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) was released, and within hours Mayor Greg Fischer held a conference announcing that director Bud Schardein would be leaving, along with three members of the board of directors. This breaking story was the first item discussed on State of the News,… Continue reading MSD Shake Up: State of the News

Fischer Announces Major Leadership Changes at MSD After Audit Reveals Problems

Mayor Greg Fischer will replace the executive director of the Metropolitan Sewer District, as well as three board members. Fischer made the announcement today after a state audit revealed numerous problems with the way MSD has been run In the report, state auditor Crit Luallen found numerous managerial and ethical problems with the Metropolitan Sewer… Continue reading Fischer Announces Major Leadership Changes at MSD After Audit Reveals Problems

Council Leaders React to MSD Audit

Leaders in the Louisville Metro Council are responding to the blistering state audit that found several problems with the Metropolitan Sewer District, which is being overhauled by Mayor Greg Fischer. Earlier this year, city lawmakers pressured the agency to adopt an ethics policy amid allegations of impropriety. At the time, MSD attorney Larry Zielke told… Continue reading Council Leaders React to MSD Audit

Fischer Cleans House at MSD

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… Continue reading Fischer Cleans House at MSD