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File #: 15-050    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Proclamations and Awards Status: Passed
File created: 12/30/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/27/2015 Final action:
Title: PROCLAIM FEBRUARY 25, 2015 THROUGH FEBRUARY 25, 2016 AS GLENDALE MUNICIPAL WATER SERVICE CENTENNIAL YEAR Staff Contact: Craig Johnson, P.E., Director, Water Services Presented By: Office of the Mayor Accepted By: Mr. Ronald Short, Chairman, Water Services Advisory Commission/ President of the Glendale Arizona Historical Society Mr. Timothy O'Day, Glendale Water Services Department retiree Mr. John Wilster, Glendale Water Services Department employee Mr. Ed Sine, Mr. Max Sine, and Mr. Sean Sine, of the Sine family
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PROCLAIM FEBRUARY 25, 2015 THROUGH FEBRUARY 25, 2016 AS GLENDALE MUNICIPAL WATER SERVICE CENTENNIAL YEAR
Staff Contact: Craig Johnson, P.E., Director, Water Services
Presented By: Office of the Mayor
Accepted By:
Mr. Ronald Short, Chairman, Water Services Advisory Commission/
President of the Glendale Arizona Historical Society
Mr. Timothy O'Day, Glendale Water Services Department retiree
Mr. John Wilster, Glendale Water Services Department employee
Mr. Ed Sine, Mr. Max Sine, and Mr. Sean Sine, of the Sine family
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation
This is a request for City Council to proclaim February 25, 2015 through February 25, 2016 as Glendale municipal water service centennial year.
Present to accept the proclamation are: Mr. Ronald Short, Chairman of the Water Services Advisory Commission and President of the Glendale Arizona Historical Society; Mr. Timothy O'Day, retired City of Glendale Water Services Department employee with 31 years of service; Mr. John Wilster, current City of Glendale Water Services Department employee with 27 years of service; and Mr. Ed Sine, Mr. Max Sine, and Mr. Sean Sine, of the Sine family. body
Background
Starting February 25, 2015, the City of Glendale Water Services Department will celebrate its centennial, marking 100 years of providing safe, reliable, high quality water and wastewater services to the community.

In 1915, the Town of Glendale purchased the Water Works Company from Floyd Holmes Sine for $12,000 and created the new Municipal Water Works Department on February 25. The town immediately upgraded the system by drilling additional wells and installing new pressure pumps.

Fast forward 100 years later, the Glendale Water Services Department currently provides water and wastewater services to more than 230,000 people. It operates four water treatment plants, and two water reclamation facilities. Although Glendale has changed significantly over the las...

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