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File #: 19-0226    Version: 1 Name: 3/4/19 - Resolution Approving Membership in WRRMA
Type: Resolution Status: Lay on Table
File created: 2/4/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/4/2019 Final action: 3/4/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Approve Execution of Articles of Incorporation for, and Becoming a Constituent Member of, the Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority (WRRMA)
Attachments: 1. Enviroinmental Commission Resolution Recommending Membership in WRRMA_2019-01-24.pdf, 2. WRRMA Articles of Incorporation_2-14-19.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Execution of Articles of Incorporation for, and Becoming a Constituent Member of, the Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority (WRRMA)
Memorandum
In 2017, Washtenaw County completed the 2017 Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment. On January 16, 2018, City Council adopted a resolution supporting the amended plan, one of the goals of which is to "operate collaboratively within the County and regionally outside the County for a comprehensive sustainable materials management strategy."

To further this goal, the County hired Resource Recycling Systems, Inc. (RRS) to facilitate local government and service provider stakeholder meetings to discuss regional recycling and waste collection options, and to complete a study of models for regional authority governance.

These meetings were held in January, 2018, and were attended by the City, Ann Arbor Charter Township, Pittsfield Charter Township, City of Saline, Scio Township, City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Charter Township, Washtenaw County, Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority, Ecology Center, Recycle Ann Arbor, Advanced Disposal, and the University of Michigan. RRS compiled feedback and discussion notes from these meetings, and then used them in a study it completed in April 2018.

The County then assembled communities interested in a regional approach to solid waste and waste diversion to form a Waste Authority Formation Committee. The Committee's first meeting was June 7, 2018 and it was attended by the City, Ann Arbor Charter Township, City of Dexter, Pittsfield Charter Township, City of Saline, Scio Township, City of Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Charter Township.

Through seven meetings, the Committee collaborated to draft the attached Articles of Incorporation, which, if adopted, would establish the Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority (WRRMA). These Articles are being presented to the governing body of each community that may join the Authority...

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