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File #: 09-0331    Version: 1 Name: 050409 - Chapter 1 Ordinance Amendments
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/18/2009 Final action: 5/18/2009
Enactment date: 5/18/2009 Enactment #: ORD-09-15
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 1:17 of Chapter 1 (Adoption, Contents, and Interpretation) of Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor for the Public Services Field Operations Solid Waste Unit (Ordinance No. ORD-09-15)
Code sections: Chapter 1; Sec. 1:17 - Persons authorized to enforce, Chapter 26 - Solid Waste, Chapter 40 - Trees and Other Vegetation
Attachments: 1. Ordinance No. ORD-09-15 Briefed & Approved, 2. Amendment to Chapter 1 v 5-4-09.doc, 3. Ordinance No. ORD-0915 Briefed
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Section 1:17 of Chapter 1 (Adoption, Contents, and Interpretation) of Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor for the Public Services Field Operations Solid Waste Unit (Ordinance No. ORD-09-15)
Memorandum
This ordinance amends Section 1:17 of Chapter 1 of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor. These amendments are being recommended to allow greater enforcement capabilities within the Systems Planning Unit for Solid Waste issues under Chapter 26 (Solid Waste Management) and for Urban Forestry issues under Chapter 40 (Trees and Other Vegetation).

The changes in relation to Chapter 26 are being recommended to provide assistance with the rollout of the commercial Solid Waste franchise and the expansion of the commercial recycling program. All commercial solid waste haulers in the city are required to be licensed as of April 15, 2009. Part of the license requirements includes providing a customer list with contract expiration dates. These locations will be transitioned to the solid waste franchise over the next two years starting July 1, 2009. By June 30, 2011, all locations (except for this with national accounts) will be transitioned to the solid waste franchise, even if the contract has not expired. It is not expected that extensive enforcement action will be needed with this program, but it would be helpful to have this tool available to Systems Planning staff if needed since staff will be in the field on an ongoing basis.

With regards to the expanded commercial recycling program, there will be a two year roll-out of that program. Effective July 1, 2011, businesses will be required to either participate in the City’s recycling program or provide reporting on their own recycling programs. It will be helpful to have enforcement capabilities available to Systems Planning staff if such steps are needed.

There have also been some staffing changes within the Systems Planning Unit, and the ordinance is being revised to reflec...

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