[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 12-2-1974 by Ord. No. 74-26. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Administration of government — See Ch. 3.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 146.
Creation of authority — See N.J.S.A. 40:66A-35.
Pursuant to the provisions of Title 40 of the Annotated Statutes of New Jersey, as amended, and in particular the provisions of an Act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey entitled the "Solid Waste Management Law," P.L. 1968, c. 249, effective August 16, 1968 (N.J.S.A. 40:66A-32 et seq.), the Township of Cedar Grove hereby creates, together with such other municipalities of the County of Essex who adopted within the 1974 calendar year a substantially similar ordinance, a public body corporate and politic under the name and style of the "West Essex Solid Waste Management Authority," hereinafter referred to as the "Authority."
The Authority shall acquire, construct, maintain and operate a solid waste disposal system for the use and benefit of the municipalities who are members of the Authority and for the use of such other municipalities and other persons as may be authorized by the Authority. Such solid waste disposal system shall include all improvements, works, facilities and property, real and personal, and rights therein, and appurtenances necessary, useful or convenient for the treatment, deposit and disposal, including incineration, recycling or other reduction processes, of solid waste, garbage, ashes, trash or any solid refuse matter not usually collected, carried away and disposed of by a sewerage system.
The solid waste disposal system of the Authority shall be jointly operated by the members of the Authority as provided in the aforesaid Act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, and such Authority shall be authorized and empowered by the terms and provisions of a joint contract to be entered into by all of the municipal members to have and exercise all of the powers and authority of the Authority as provided in said Act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, except as said statutory powers may be limited by the joint contract.
The joint contract shall provide that the initial costs and expenses of the Authority shall be shared by the contracting municipalities proportional to their population in the most recent census.
Each municipality who is a member of the Authority and a party to such joint contract shall appoint by resolution one representative to the Authority and one alternate representative to serve in the event of the absence or inability to act of the representative. The terms of the representatives and alternates of the respective municipalities shall be three years.
The joint contract shall be subject to approval by resolution by the Township Council of this municipality after holding two public hearings on said contract prior to its execution by the Mayor and Clerk.