City of Hampton, Virginia
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Enactment Number: -
Resolution Re-establishing the Bethel Landfill Committee
WHEREAS, the Citys goal is
to make Hampton the most livable city in Virginia; and
protection of the environment assists in attaining this goal; and
an environmentally safe sanitary landfill is necessary to dispose of solid
waste and other non-hazardous wastes accumulated and subsequently disposed in
the sanitary landfill; and
citizens interested in the operation of an environmentally safe sanitary
landfill can assist in insuring that the interests of the citizens of Hampton are protected and that the landfill is as asset to the community.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia,
Section 1. Citizens
Committee for the Bethel Landfill; creation.
oversight committee to be known as the Citizens Committee for the Bethel
Landfill is hereby created. It shall be advisory to City Council.
Section 2. Citizens
Committee for the Bethel Landfill; members.
committee shall consist of eight (8) members who shall be citizens of the City
and appointed by Council and such shall serve without compensation. No more
than four (4) committee members shall reside in neighborhoods immediately
adjacent to the landfill.
Section 3. Citizens
Committee for the Bethel Landfill; terms of members, vacancies.
Members of the
Committee shall be appointed for a term of one (1) year. Any vacancy on the
Committee shall be filled by the Council for the unexpired term. No member
shall serve more than four (4) consecutive terms. The Director of the
Department of Public Works and Solid Waste Division Manager shall be an ex
officio member, without vote. The operator of the Bethel Landfill is requested
to provide a representative knowledgeable in the operation of the landfill.
Section 4. Citizens
Committee for the Bethel Landfill; chairperson, meetings, quorum.
committee shall elect a chairperson from its membership. The committee shall
hold regular at least quarterly and keep a written record of its proceedings
which shall be public record. No act of the Committee shall be valid unless
authorized by five (5) members. A quorum shall consist of five (5) members.
Section 5. Citizens
Committee for the Bethel Landfill; powers and duties.
committee shall act in an advisory capacity to the Director of the department
of Public Works. The Committee shall:
and become knowledgeable on matters pertaining to the disposal of solid waste
and operations of disposal sites (landfill).
a communications network with the operator which will insure that the landfill
is operated in a least offensive manner conducive to the interests of the
residences in the immediate area of the landfill.
that commitments made by the operator of the Bethel Landfill in the letter to
City Council from Sanifill dated April 12, 1995, are fulfilled.
the residents in the immediate vicinity of the Bethel Landfill in a unified
effort with the City
operator to make the landfill site an asset to the community.
Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the
City of Hampton, Virginia held on September 26, 2007.
Signed by ____________________________ Date
Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor
Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________
Katherine K. Glass
Clerk of the Council