[HISTORY: Adopted and amended as indicated in text.]
[1959 Code, sec. 57; 1965 Code, sec. 50; 1969 Code, sec. 49. P.L.L., 1951, ch. 186; 1959, ch. 547; 1961, ch. 297; 1963, ch. 661]
Acquisition of disposal areas; employment or contract of operating personnel. The County Commissioners shall, within three months after June 1, 1959, set aside separate areas of land in Charles County to be used for the purpose of the disposal of trash and shall employ or contract with such persons, firms or corporations, at such compensation as said Commissioners shall determine, for the proper operation of any such disposal area in use. Lands suitable for such use may be acquired by purchase, lease or otherwise, and in the event that the County Commissioners are unable to contract with the owner for the acquisition of any such area of land required for the purpose, they may proceed to acquire the same by condemnation in the same manner as prescribed for the acquisition of County roads.
Use regulations; issuance of permits and collection of fees. The County Commissioners are empowered to establish regulations for the use of such disposal areas, to issue permits and prescribe the conditions therefor to persons, firms and corporations engaged in trash disposal operations using the same and to suspend or revoke any such permit for reasonable cause and collect reasonable fees for commercial use of such areas.
Violations and penalties. Any person violating any regulation duly established by the County Commissioners for the operation of a trash disposal area under the authority of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of $25.
[1969 Code, sec. 49A. P.L.L., 1971, ch. 742; 1972, ch. 549, sec. 49A(a-1)]
Permit required; exception. It shall be unlawful to transport into Charles County, for purposes of disposal or deposit, any solid waste, including refuse, garbage, fly ash, scrap building products or by-products of land-clearing operations, without obtaining a permit from the County Commissioners for such transporting, provided that the hauling of garbage for the feeding of hogs as outlined in Ch. 58, Garbage, of the Charles County Code shall not be unlawful.
Notification and public hearing. Prior to the granting of any permit under this section, the County Commissioners shall hold a public hearing at which parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard. Notice of the time and place of the hearing shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks immediately preceding the hearing in a newspaper published or having a substantial circulation in Charles County.
Violations and penalties. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000.