Chapter 7.34
SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Sections:

7.34.010    Committee formation.

7.34.020    Composition of committee.

7.34.030    Chairperson.

7.34.040    Role of the committee.

7.34.050    Meetings.

7.34.060    Minutes and support staff.

7.34.010 Committee formation.

The Snohomish county solid waste advisory committee is established, to be comprised of a county-wide group of representatives of municipalities, citizens, and industry, to assist in the development of programs and policies concerning solid waste handling and disposal and to review and comment upon proposed rules, policies, or ordinances prior to their adoption.

(Added Ord. 85-042, § 2, May 15, 1985).

7.34.020 Composition of committee.

Membership of the solid waste advisory committee shall be as follows:

(1) Regular Members. The solid waste advisory committee shall consist of:

(a) One member from each city and town in Snohomish county which is a signatory to the effective county comprehensive solid waste management plan, to be nominated by the legislative authority for that municipality and appointed by the county council.

(b) One member from each city or town in Snohomish county which has its own comprehensive solid waste management plan, to be nominated by the legislative authority for that municipality and appointed by the county council.

(c) Five members, each representing the unincorporated area of one of the five county council districts. The five members shall be recommended by the executive and appointed by the county council. The executive shall recommend candidates representing a spectrum of citizens, public interest groups and businesses. Candidates shall be residents of Snohomish county or firms licensed to do business in Snohomish county.

(d) Four members shall be selected, two to represent commercial solid waste collection firms, one voting and one non-voting; and two to represent commercial recycling firms, one voting and one non-voting. These members shall be recommended by the executive and appointed by the county council.

(e) One ex officio, non-voting representative from the Snohomish county solid waste division.

(f) One ex officio, non-voting representative from the department of ecology.

(g) One ex officio, non-voting representative from the Snohomish health district.

(2) Auxiliary Members. The regular membership of the solid waste advisory committee may appoint auxiliary members for a specific time period to serve on the committee in a non-voting capacity, for the purpose of providing specific information, technical advice, information of a general nature which is pertinent to the committee’s activities or any other form of assistance which will aid the committee in carrying out its purposes.

(3) Term of Office. Terms of office for regular members shall be for a two-year period from the date of appointment, whether the member is appointed at the commencement of an initial term or at a point thereafter.

(Added Ord. 85-042, § 2, May 15, 1985; Amended Ord. 90-059, as amended, May 9, 1990; Amended Ord. 96-097, § 1, Jan. 15, 1997, Eff date Jan. 26, 1997).

7.34.030 Chairperson.

The committee shall be chaired by a chairperson and assisted by a vice-chairperson. Both shall be elected by the committee from within the committee membership and shall serve for a period of one year.

(Added Ord. 85-042, § 2, May 15, 1985; Amended Ord. 96-097, § 2, Jan. 15, 1997, Eff date Jan. 26, 1997).

7.34.040 Role of the committee.

The committee shall:

(1) Coordinate the exchange of information on solid waste and resource recovery issues between Snohomish county and the municipalities, citizens and industries of Snohomish county.

(2) Provide policy recommendations to Snohomish county on solid waste and resource recovery issues which reflect both the needs and most appropriate use of resources of the citizens of Snohomish county that meet the requirements of safe, cost effective and environmentally acceptable solid waste disposal and recovery.

(3) Review and provide comments on plans prepared by the solid waste division of the Snohomish county department of public works for implementing features of the solid waste management program, including disposal and recovery operations.

(4) The committee will adopt and submit to Snohomish county its annual goals and objectives and an annual progress report.

(Added Ord. 85-042, § 2, May 15, 1985).

7.34.050 Meetings.

(1) The solid waste advisory committee shall meet as required to carry out the purposes of the committee. Meetings may be held at various locations within the county with written notification to the membership and chairperson designating the time and place of such meetings. Meetings shall be held not less than quarterly. A quorum shall consist of two-fifths of the regular voting members on the committee. A majority of members who cast a vote will pass a motion, except for the adoption or amendment of by-laws.

(2) By-laws may be adopted or amended at a regular meeting of SWAC by a two-thirds vote of approval provided at least a quorum is present and that 1) the amendments or adoptions have been submitted in writing at the previous SWAC meeting; and 2) the full membership has been given at least three weeks notice with copies of the text of all proposed amendments. Absent members may vote in writing on amendments or adoption of by-laws. Votes in writing must be received prior to the meeting at which the vote is taken.

(Added Ord. 85-042, § 2, May 15, 1985; Amended by Amended Ord. 90-059, May 9, 1990; Amended Ord. 96-097, § 3, Jan. 15, 1997, Eff date Jan. 26, 1997).

7.34.060 Minutes and support staff.

The Snohomish county department of public works shall provide support staff, as necessary, for the meetings of the committee.

(Added Ord. 85-042, § 2, May 15, 1985).