Metropolitan Sewer District http://wvxu.org en City responds to county MSD allegations http://wvxu.org/post/city-responds-county-msd-allegations <p>The City of Cincinnati is objecting to allegations <a href="http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-leaders-want-sewer-director-ousted" target="_blank">levied by Hamilton County</a> regarding the management of the Metropolitan Sewer District.</p><p>In a letter from interim city manager Scott Stiles to county administrator Christian Sigman, the city says it is "extremely disappointed" by the county's "adversarial approach."</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:17:13 +0000 Tana Weingartner 27365 at http://wvxu.org Hamilton County leaders want sewer director ousted http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-leaders-want-sewer-director-ousted <p>Hamilton County Commissioners say cost overruns on Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) projects are too high and are indicating leadership is the problem.</p><p>In other words: MSD director Tony Parrott needs to go.</p><p>In a letter to interim Cincinnati city manager Scott Stiles, Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman says "major cost overruns within several federal Consent Decree projects is merely a symptom of larger management issues within MSD."</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:02:53 +0000 Tana Weingartner 27109 at http://wvxu.org County asking federal judge to decide sewer dispute http://wvxu.org/post/county-asking-federal-judge-decide-sewer-dispute <p>Hamilton County Commissioners are officially asking a federal judge to intervene in their&nbsp; Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) dispute with Cincinnati.</p><p>The board voted unanimously Wednesday to ask for a ruling on which body gets to set policies for the district.</p><p>The sewer district is owned by the county but operated by the city.</p><p>The sides have been at odds over hiring and procurement policies instituted by the city. County Commissioners argue the policies are unfair and in some cases illegal. City attorneys and a majority of council members disagree.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:31:36 +0000 Tana Weingartner 25551 at http://wvxu.org County asking federal judge to decide sewer dispute County retains Dinsmore & Shohl in sewer dispute http://wvxu.org/post/county-retains-dinsmore-shohl-sewer-dispute <p>Hamilton County Commissioners are retaining <a href="http://www.dinsmore.com/" target="_blank">Dinsmore &amp; Shohl</a> to review their plans to take the city of Cincinnati to court over a sewer district dispute.</p><p>The law firm is being asked to prepare the county's case and offer an outside opinion on which government entity it thinks is right. At issue is whether the county or the city gets to set policy for the Metropolitan Sewer District. The county owns the utility but it is operated by the city.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:17:32 +0000 Tana Weingartner 24145 at http://wvxu.org County retains Dinsmore & Shohl in sewer dispute County to hire outside counsel in sewer district fight http://wvxu.org/post/county-hire-outside-counsel-sewer-district-fight <p></p><p>Hamilton County Commissioners are retaining outside legal counsel in their fight with the City of Cincinnati over the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).</p><p>The city and county disagree over who gets to set policy for MSD - the county which owns it, or the city which operates it.</p><p>Commissioners voted 2-1 with lone Democrat Todd Portune dissenting.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:46:44 +0000 Tana Weingartner 23861 at http://wvxu.org County to hire outside counsel in sewer district fight