[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of North Haven 8-26-1991 Annual Town Meeting. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 127.
There is hereby created and designated a regional resources recovery authority pursuant to Sections 7-273aa to 7-273cc, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, to be known as the "South Central Connecticut Recycling Authority," subject to the modifications and limitations set forth in this chapter. The address of the Authority's principal office shall be care of South Central Regional Council of Governments, 23 Peck Street, North Haven, Connecticut 06473. The Authority shall have the power to change the location of the principal office from time to time and to establish such additional offices as it shall determine at its discretion.
The purpose of the Authority is to develop and operate a regional recycling system. In pursuit of this purpose, the Authority shall have all the powers and duties of a regional authority established pursuant to Chapters 446d and 446e of the Connecticut General Statutes and any amendments thereto and shall have all the rights, powers, duties and obligations of a regional authority established pursuant to Chapter 103b of the Connecticut General Statutes and any amendments thereto.
Membership in the Authority shall consist of the municipalities that adopt this chapter in the manner set forth in § 61-10 of this chapter. The term of office of each member municipality shall be in perpetuity unless its membership is terminated or withdrawn pursuant to this chapter. The names and addresses of the initial members of the Authority, provided that each such municipality adopts this chapter concurrently as set forth in § 61-10, are as follows:
Each member municipality shall be entitled to one representative on the Authority and to one alternate, who may vote only in the absence of the regular representative. The representative of each member municipality shall be the chief elected official. The alternate shall be designated by the chief elected official and shall serve at the pleasure of the chief elected official. Representatives and their alternates shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed by the Authority for necessary expenses incurred in conducting Authority business.
Any member municipality that has failed to meet its general or material contractual obligations to the Authority shall be considered nonparticipating, and the representative or alternate of such municipality may not vote until such outstanding obligations have been resolved.
Any municipality that does not approve a contract or contracts for the construction and/or operation of a regional recycling system within the time established by the Authority shall no longer be a member of the Authority. Such termination of membership will not in any manner relieve the municipality of any liability, responsibility or obligation assumed prior to termination.
Each member municipality shall have one vote. Action by the Authority shall require the affirmative vote of at least 51% of the representatives or alternates of all participating member municipalities.
A member municipality shall not assume any liabilities or responsibilities of the Authority or be responsible for payment of any expenses of said Authority unless an appropriation for the municipality's proportionate share of such expenses has been approved by the municipality or a contract setting forth such liabilities and responsibilities for expenses has been approved by the municipality.
Each municipality commits its recyclable waste to the Authority's recycling system, subject to the terms and conditions of a specific service contract between the municipality and the Authority.
Any municipality that adopts this chapter concurrently after June 28, 1991, shall become a member of the Authority only after approval of the Authority and upon such terms and conditions as the Authority may establish and as otherwise required by law.
A municipality may, by vote of its legislative body, withdraw its membership in the Authority, provided that it gives at least six months written notice to each of the other member municipalities and to the Authority. Such withdrawal shall be effective only after compliance with the terms and conditions contained in any contract between such municipality and the Authority or the holders of any bonds of the Authority. No such withdrawal of membership shall relieve the municipality of any liability, responsibility or obligation incurred by it as a member of the Authority or as a user of any of the Authority's projects or assumed prior to withdrawal.