The following information relates to the ongoing transitional activities associated with the governance and operational reform of CUI. CUI remains committed to our customers during this time. If you have any questions related to our services or your account, please contact us. Additional information regarding the transition can be found on the City of Chestermere’s website.
To better understand the feasibility of outsourcing waste collection and processing services to third-party providers, and the associated costs, the City and CUI posted A Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI). The RFEOI has a submission deadline of February 1, 2019.
Mr. Rick Quail was hired as the Transition Manager, to serve as the functional interim CEO of CUI following the termination of the employment contract between CUI and Leigh-Anne Palter in early November. Click here to read the full press releases.
The City of Chestermere Council narrowed down the options for the future delivery of CUI services and asked Administration to conduct detailed analysis into the cost and implications of bringing the company back into the municipality as a department (municipalization option) or retaining CUI solely for the purposes of holding existing debt separately from the municipality until the debt is retired (shell company option). Council also directed Administration to explore the continued outsourcing of services and the possibility of partnership with an existing utility.
At a special meeting, City of Chestermere Council received a report from KPMG LLP and McMillan LLP that presented five different reform options for CUI which included: municipalization, a shell/hybrid model, merger/amalgamation, partnerships/outsourcing or entering into new business ventures.
On September 4, 2018, the City of Chestermere Council made a resolution that a change in the governance and operations of CUI is required. The City engaged the services of KPMG LLP and McMillan LLP to conduct an independent review of the business and provide options for Council’s consideration.