LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2012) – Mayor Greg Fischer Thursday named a seven-member task force to examine the future of the Metropolitan Sewer District and determine ways it can co-operate with Louisville Water Company and the city’s Public Works Department.
The group’s members are:
Wendell Wright, retired from Qk4 engineering firm and expertise in government, Public Works, the environment and development;
Pete Mahurin, chairman of Hilliard Lyons, with expertise in finance;
Joe Wise, business manager at Greater Louisville Building & Construction Trades Council, with expertise in labor issues;
Scott Brinkman, former State Representative and an attorney, with expertise in mergers and acquisitions;
The task force — named the Louisville Utility and Public Works Advisory Group — will work with a national consultant with experience in utility management and operations. The review will include, among other things, identifying industry trends in other cities among water, wastewater and public works management. The task force also will examine potential partnerships and a possible merger between MSD and Louisville Water.
The task force report is due to Mayor Fischer on April 25.