Glenview sale of NMU water and wastewater system to Aqua Illinois

Mike Materer filed this request with the Village of Glenview of Glenview, IL.
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From: Mike Materer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

All available materials regarding the sale of the North Maine Utilities water and sewer system by the Village of Glenview to Aqua Illinois. Please include all available materials created during the initial discussion, the sale, and post-transfer. Please include the following materials, in addition to any other possibly responsive materials:

• any initial reports or proposals regarding the potential of sale of North Maine Utilities or justifications reasons for retaining or selling NMU
• any advertisements, calls for Expressions of Interest, or equivalent requests for bids of purchase
• all responses provided in response to any advertisements, calls for Expressions of Interest, or equivalent requests for bids of purchase
• Village of Glenview 2016 Schedule of Budget Effects of the above sale
• Village of Glenview Schedule of Water Rates and Consumption Fees for the most recent ten years available
• all materials related to the sale and transfer of ownership of NMU to Aqua Illinois
• all invoices, checks, or other financial materials regarding financial arrangements regarding the sale of NMU
• all contracts, memorandums of understanding, memos, or other agreements (and all relevant attachments and exhibits) between the Village of Glenview and Aqua Illinois, including but not limited to those detailing commitments to freeze rates
• all communications between representatives of this office and any and all representatives of Aqua Illinois

This request is being made as part of an ongoing journalistic investigation. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mike Materer

From: Lisa Goodwin

To Whom it may concern:

With regard to your FOIA request for "All available materials regarding the sale of the North Maine Utilities water and sewer system by the Village of Glenview to Aqua Illinois. Please include all available materials created during the initial discussion, the sale, and post-transfer. Please include the following materials, in addition to any other possibly responsive materials:* any initial reports or proposals regarding the potential of sale of North Maine Utilities or justifications reasons for retaining or selling NMU
* any advertisements, calls for Expressions of Interest, or equivalent requests for bids of purchase
* all responses provided in response to any advertisements, calls for Expressions of Interest, or equivalent requests for bids of purchase
* Village of Glenview 2016 Schedule of Budget Effects of the above sale
* Village of Glenview Schedule of Water Rates and Consumption Fees for the most recent ten years available
* all materials related to the sale and transfer of ownership of NMU to Aqua Illinois
* all invoices, checks, or other financial materials regarding financial arrangements regarding the sale of NMU
* all contracts, memorandums of understanding, memos, or other agreements (and all relevant attachments and exhibits) between the Village of Glenview and Aqua Illinois, including but not limited to those detailing commitments to freeze rates
* all communications between representatives of this office and any and all representatives of Aqua Illinois" , the Village needs to assert the 5 day extension to respond as provided by Illinois State Statutes 5 ILCS 140/3 (e) (i) "the requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records"; 5 ILCS 140/3 (e) (iv) "the requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them"; and 5 ILCS 140/3 (e) (v) "the requested records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure under Section 7 of this Act or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions".
Sincerely,
Lisa Goodwin
Freedom of Information Act Officer

From: Mike Materer

Sounds like standard wording and the 5 day extension is fine with me. Do I respond to Glenview?

From: Village of Glenview

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Village of Glenview

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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From: Lisa Goodwin

To Whom it may concern:

The number of documents responsive to your request are too large and too numerous to send electronically, therefore, a cd and response letter will be sent to you via US Mail today.

Sincerely,
Lisa Goodwin
Freedom of Information Act Officer

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Goodwin,

Thank you so much for your message. We're very happy to hear that the materials will be sent soon. Please address them to:

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 23059
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Thanks again for all of your help, and have a lovely day.

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