Resolution No. 2010-12
A RESOLUTION TO WITHHOLD SUPPORT FOR THE UPDATE OF THE COSHOCTON-FAIRFIELD-LICKING-PERRY SOLID WASTE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT PLAN
WHEREAS, the Policy Committee of the Coshocton-Fairfield-Licking-Perry Solid Waste District has voted to approve the district’s updated solid waste management plan based on its extensive review of the existing plan and comments received at public hearings; and
WHEREAS, before finalizing the proposed plan update, the Policy Committee learned that waste flows from Franklin County into the district will decrease in 2010 and will likely cease in subsequent years; and
WHEREAS, that reduction in out-of-district waste coming into the district will dramatically reduce the revenues available to the district; and
WHEREAS, after receiving that information, the Policy Committee modified the draft plan to make significant changes in how the programs and activities of the solid waste district are funded; and
WHEREAS, the new fee schedule that has been proposed would result in a 225% increase in the solid waste fees charged to residents, businesses, and institutions that are located within the district, including those in the Village of Granville and Granville Township; and
WHEREAS, the draft plan does not provide an explanation for why the solid waste fees charged to in-district entities would increase by 225% while the proposed fees for out-of-state entities would only be increased by 25% and the proposed fees for out-of-district entities (but still within the state) would be reduced by 12.5%; and
WHEREAS, the draft plan does not indicate that there has been any analysis of where program costs could be reduced while still meeting program goals; and
WHEREAS, in order for the changes in the management plan to become effective, they must be ratified by townships and municipalities representing 60% of the district’s population.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO AS FOLLOWS:
Section I: The Village Council believes that there are sufficient unanswered questions with regard to the proposed update of the solid waste management plan and that it intends to withhold support of the management plan until additional information is provided that adequately addresses the issues identified herein.
Section II: This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
Passed this 17th day of February, 2010.
Resolution No. 2010-12