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Archived 05/15/17 Stormwater Tax Initiative IEPA#11716
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Presenter: Mike Ramsey and Larry McIntyre
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Stormwater Tax Initiative Webinar


CEU TYPE: Technical
IEPA#: 11716
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Summary:  From 2004 to 2013, the Village of Westmont endured a number of heavy rains resulting in a tremendous amount of flooding in the community. In 2008, the Village held a special meeting to hear resident concerns about a recent flood and a good deal of data was collected. Unfortunately, due to the downturn in the economy, the Village did not have funding to address these concerns. In 2013, the Village and northeast Illinois experienced a record flood event. The Village has another special meeting, but this time, residents were ready to demand action and get involved. As the person who facilitated the 2008 public meeting, I approached the Village Mayor and Manager and suggested a course of action: 1) create a citizens stormwater committee to secure community involvement to find solutions to this problem, and 2) begin discussions about going to referendum to secure special funding for this initiative, which would be a win-win proposition - if the citizens approved the referendum, then the Village would have monies to address stormwater, and if the referendum was denied, then the municipality could always point to that fact and state that the citizens didn’t feel this issue was a priority.

Presenters: Mike Ramsey, P.O. Village of Westmont, Director of Public Works and Larry McIntyre 

Mike Ramsey is the Director of Public Works for the Village Of Westmont, where he oversees the day to day operations of the Water, Streets, Fleet and Facility Divisions. Mike has been Project Manager on Numerous Water Construction and Enhancement Projects in his 30 years in the Water Industry. He holds an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Class *A* Water Operator’s Certificate and was selected as the ISAWWA Water Professional of the year for 2014 and received the APWA 2015 Samuel A. Greeley Award. Mike recently received his Class II Professional Operator’s Certification from Association of Boards of Certification.


Larry McIntyre is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Communications, emphasis in Journalism and Public Relations. Larry graduated from ISU in 1988 and worked as a freelance contractor in the areas of video/film production and public relations. Larry worked as a videographer for numerous productions that included clients such as ESPN, MTV, BET, Converse, Rawlings, Pepsi, Nutrasweet, and more. From 1988 to 1995, Larry worked extensively in the area of feature films and worked on the production crews for films such as Home Alone and Groundhog’s Day. In 1993, Larry began to work as a freelance contractor for the Village of Westmont in the areas of video production and public relations as well as special events and special projects. Larry continued on retainer in this position until 2013, at which time he accepted a full-time position as the Village of Westmont’s Communications Director and Public Information Officer. In 2004, Larry was the founder of a unique Illinois not-for-profit organization called Westmont Special Events Corporation. The sole purpose of this organization is to provide family-friendly community events while being financially self-sufficient. The Westmont Cruisin’ Nights and Street Fair and the Taste of Westmont Festival are two of the largest, open-air, free events in the Chicagoland area.


COST & REGISTRATION:Illinois Section AWWA Members: FREE; Nonmembers: $30; IND: $25

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