Legislation # 07-0522 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 9/26/2007
Title Resolution Re-establishing the Bethel Landfill Committee
 
Legislation History 07-0522
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
9/26/2007 Approved - items 1 through 9 and 11 and 12 on the consent agenda.
9/17/2007 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 07-0522

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 07-0522

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Resolution Re-establishing the Bethel Landfill Committee

 

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Citys goal is to make Hampton the most livable city in Virginia; and

WHEREAS, protection of the environment assists in attaining this goal; and

WHEREAS, 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

WHEREAS, 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.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, as follows:

Section 1. Citizens Committee for the Bethel Landfill; creation.

An 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The committee shall act in an advisory capacity to the Director of the department of Public Works. The Committee shall:

a.                  Study and become knowledgeable on matters pertaining to the disposal of solid waste and operations of disposal sites (landfill).

b.                  Establish 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.

c.                  Insure that commitments made by the operator of the Bethel Landfill in the letter to City Council from Sanifill dated April 12, 1995, are fulfilled.

d. Involve the residents in the immediate vicinity of the Bethel Landfill in a unified effort with the City

and the 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