MSD http://wvxu.org en 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 Hamilton County will ask the court to resolve MSD dispute http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-will-ask-court-resolve-msd-dispute <p>Hamilton County will go to federal court to try to settle a dispute with the city of Cincinnati over hiring practices for a massive Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) project.</p><p>Commission president Chris Monzel said the county will file its suit next week in U.S. District Court here.</p><p>"We're going to ask the court to weigh in on the relationship between the city and the county, particuarly on procurement issues,'' Monzel said.</p><p>The county owns MSD, but the city of Cincinnati operates it.</p><p>At issue is whether the county or the city gets to set policy for MSD.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:21:28 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25033 at http://wvxu.org 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 Hamilton County and Cincinnati heading to court over sewer issue http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-and-cincinnati-heading-court-over-sewer-issue <p>The debate over who sets policy for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is headed to a federal judge.</p><p>"We're beyond the negotiation phase," says Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann.</p><p>Hamilton County Commissioners and the City of Cincinnati are at odds over several city-instituted hiring procedures. The county says the hiring rules are illegal under Ohio Revised Code but the city argues it has home rule which trumps the O.R.C.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:57:22 +0000 Tana Weingartner 23033 at http://wvxu.org Hamilton County and Cincinnati heading to court over sewer issue Debate over MSD policies rages on http://wvxu.org/post/debate-over-msd-policies-rages <p>Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel is clarifying what he says are some misconceptions about the current Metropolitan Sewer District standoff with the City of Cincinnati. Specifically, procurement policies set forth by the city which the county says are unfair and in some cases illegal.</p><p>"First, at this point, only three projects are potentially being impacted due to this issue," he says. "Several others are awaiting technical evaluation and others are scheduled to be brought forward over the next several months. Many of the projects do not have time sensitive schedules."</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:32:32 +0000 Tana Weingartner 22726 at http://wvxu.org Debate over MSD policies rages on