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File #: 16-0326    Version: 1 Name: 3/10/16 Budget Timeline for Pilot Organics Collection Program
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/10/2016 Final action: 3/10/2016
Enactment date: 3/10/2016 Enactment #: R-16-081
Title: Resolution Directing the City Administrator to Develop a Budget and Timeline for a Pilot Organics Collection Program
Sponsors: Sabra Briere, Chip Smith, Zachary Ackerman
Related files: 16-0295

Title

Resolution Directing the City Administrator to Develop a Budget and Timeline for a Pilot Organics Collection Program

Body

Whereas, The Council-approved budget for 2016 includes $100,000.00 to create a comprehensive organics plan for the city of Ann Arbor;

 

Whereas, The Council will consider a contract for the creation of the organics plan at its meeting on March 10, 2016, as well as an expanded budget (an additional $125,159.00);

 

Whereas, The Environmental Commission recently approved a resolution requesting that the City Council establish a budget for a pilot organics collection program;

 

Whereas, The cost of tipping fees for solid waste is expected to increase and organic waste - which could be diverted to compost - makes up as much as 40% of all solid waste; and

 

Whereas, A pilot program to collect organic waste would help establish metrics for an expanded organics plan;

 

resolved, That the City Council directs the City Administrator to work with City staff to develop a budget and timeline for

 

                     The implementation of a pilot (1-year) organics collection program in the DDA;

                     The implementation of an additional 1-year pilot program, working with AAPS food service to collect organic waste and with Food Gatherers to collect unrecoverable organics;

                     The creation of an effective outreach and educational program on organics collection, to be targeted for use within the DDA;

                     The identification or and budget impact for any additional needed staff positions to implement these programs; and

 

Resolved, That the City Administrator will provide this information to City Council on or before April 8, 2016.

 

Sponsors: Councilmembers Briere, Smith and Ackerman

 

As Amended by Ann Arbor City Council on March 10, 2016

 

Attachments: <http://a2gov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2592020&GUID=A863FC3E-0432-46E1-9D29-FDB65AA9344B&Options=&Search>=