[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Suffield 3-15-1988 by Ord. No. 88-03 (Ch. 14, Art. IX, of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created the Suffield Landfill Management Commission consisting of five members and two alternates.
Three members shall be appointed for four years and two members shall be appointed for two-year terms commencing on the effective date of this chapter. Thereafter, all members shall be appointed for four-year terms. Alternates shall be appointed for four-year terms. Appointments shall be made by the Board of Selectmen and terms shall be extended until a successor is appointed.
The Commission members shall adopt bylaws establishing the officers required and the manner and method of holding meetings in conformity with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.
The Commission shall have the following responsibilities and duties:
Oversee the collection, transportation, and disposal of all solid waste and hazardous waste as mandated by Connecticut Statutes generated within the Town of Suffield.
Develop plans that consider optimum recycling and the ultimate disposal of solid waste in future years.
Develop an aggressive communications and educational program to familiarize every Townsperson, including adult residents, school children, business people, and government officials, of the need for recycling and proper solid and hazardous waste storage, handling, transportation, and disposal procedures.
Work with the landfill staff to develop operating and capital expenditures.
Assist the Selectmen and landfill staff to establish and/or maintain ongoing liaison with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, and Capitol Region Council of Governments, and to obtain financial assistance for programs.
Assist the Selectmen and landfill staff to explore the pros and cons of participating in the Mid-Connecticut Energy Recovery Project (trash to energy).
Assist the landfill staff to find markets for recyclable materials.
Recommend licensing and usage fee schedules to the Selectmen annually.
In order to carry out the foregoing duties, the Commission shall have the power to adopt regulations which shall be consistent with all federal and state laws and Town Code and Charter provisions.
To assist it in carrying out its responsibilities, the Commission may create and submit to the Board of Selectmen a budget for inclusion in the annual Town budget.