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RESOLUTION NO. ✓ I 741 <br />A RESOLUTION URGING CERTAIN ACTION BY THE ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE <br />REGARDING THE METROPOLITAN SANITARY DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO <br />WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village is a member of the Illinois <br />Municipal League; and <br />WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village is within the jurisdiction of <br />the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago; and <br />WHEREAS, on February 27, 1973, the Village adopted Resolution No. 17-73 urging <br />the Metropolitan Sanitary District to proceed without further delay the construction <br />of the O'Hare Sanitary Sewage Treatment Plant; and <br />WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village was informed through the news <br />media that the Illinois Municipal League has commenced active support of the <br />City of DesPlaines, Illinois in that city's efforts to prevent construction of <br />a sewage treatment plant at the southeast corner of Oakton Street and Elmhurst <br />Road; and <br />WHEREAS, the expressed purpose of Illinois Municipal League support is <br />based on the assumed right of the City of DesPlaines to exercise Municipal Home <br />Rule powers as represented in the Constitution of the State of Illinois and that <br />such home rule powers supercede Metropolitan Sanitary District jurisdiction; and <br />WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village considers immediate construction <br />of said sewage treatment plant to be vital in resolving sewage pollution and <br />flooding in Elk Grove Village and neighboring communities. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Board of Trustees of the <br />Village of Elk Grove Village, Counties of Cook and DuPage, State of Illinois, that <br />the Illinois Municipal League cease its support of the City of DesPlaines in that <br />city's dispute,with the Metropolitan San;tary District of Greater Chicago. <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village <br />of Elk Grove Village, Counties of Cook and DuPage, State of Illinois that the <br />Village of Elk Grove Village strongly supports Home Rule for Illinois Municipal- <br />ities, but considers the importance of the construction of the aforementioned <br />sewage treatment plant to be of overriding importance. <br />BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be <br />distributed to the Executive Committee of the Illinois Municipal League. <br />PASSED this 23rd day of April , 1974. <br />APPROVED this 23rd day of April , 1974. <br />ATTEST: <br />Eleanor G. Turner <br />Village Clerk <br />Charles J. Zettek <br />President <br />