April 1, 2015
Since we have commissioners talking and emailing citizens and telling them that there will be no regional landfill, or telling them that this isn’t about solid waste–only C&D products, here is a copy of the “cleaned up” resolution we received from the County Attorney.
This is the resolution Chairman Gene Trammell said he hadn’t seen. He and the rest of the Commissioners might want to read it since they approved it 3/16/15–not in a properly noticed meeting as the resolution says, but behind closed doors in executive session.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY OF JASPER COUNTY
Jasper County Board of Commissioners
Creation of Solid Waste Authority of Jasper County
Adopted the ____ day of March, 2015
WHEREAS, it has been determined by the Board of Commissioners of Jasper County, Georgia that the creation of the Solid Waste Authority of Jasper County will be in the best interests of the County; and
WHEREAS, the Jasper County Board of Commissioners has been granted power to create such an Authority under OCGA Section 12-8-53 by duly adopted Resolution;
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved and it is hereby resolved that the Jasper County Board of Commissioners does hereby exercise its powers and creates the Solid Waste Management Authority of Jasper County, Georgia which shall have all the powers enumerated in OCGA Section 12-8-56, or any future amendments thereto; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE Board of Commissioners of Jasper County, GA, shall within thirty days of adoption of this Resolution appoint seven (7) members as the Board of Directors of the Authority, all of whom must be residents of Jasper county, GA and at least three of whom shall be members of the Board of Commissioners of Jasper County, GA for such terms as may be set out in such appointments; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that such authority is directed to explore methods by which the present Construction and Demolition Landfill operated by Jasper County may be operated at less or no cost to the citizens and taxpayers of Jasper County including, but not limited to, the acceptance of regulated amounts of qualified Construction and Demolition Waste from a broader geographic area than is presently permitted; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Authority shall periodically report its findings to the Jasper County Board of Commissioners along with the recommendations of the Authority for such actions as the Board of Commissioners might take to further the work of the Authority so as to better provide solid waste management to the residents and businesses located in Jasper County.
Gene Trammell, Chairman Bruce Henry, Commissioner
Carl Pennamon, Commissioner Craig Salmon, Commissioner
Doug Luke, Commissioner
The undersigned, Sharon Robinson, is the duly appointed County Clerk of Jasper County, Georgia, who hereby certifies that the within and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Resolution creating the Solid Waste Authority of Jasper County, Georgia adopted in a properly noticed and held meeting of the Board of Commissioners of said county,
Sharon Robinson, Clerk, Jasper County, GA
When you attend the meeting Thursday evening, April 2nd at 7:00PM, remember the BOC has set up an authority that can take in REGIONAL waste (and will do so to bring in more money) and is NOT LIMITED TO just C&D (bricks, shingles, lumber) waste. It doesn’t matter what the BOC thinks or says; what matters is what the resolution says. An authority is separate from the BOC, and the BOC can NOT control an authority’s members or what they do (think Jasper County Water & Sewer).
Do not sit back and say “it doesn’t matter”, or “I can’t make a difference.” When we all stand together, we WILL make a difference! Make plans to attend the meeting!
Location of the meeting –for GPS users: 2887 Smithboro Rd., Monticello, GA –the fire station is on the right side of the road when you turn off Hwy 212 E.