[Ord. No. 3496 §1, 6-19-2000]
The City of Berkeley agrees to join the Sound Barrier Consortium along with the other Cities as may be identified in the future for the purpose of consolidating efforts to negotiate with the Missouri Department of Transportation, the State of Missouri Government and/or the Federal Government in order to obtain a fair level of funding from said entities and achieve maximum highway noise reduction in each City which is a member of the consortium.
[Ord. No. 3496 §2, 6-19-2000]
The Consortium shall consist of one (1) member from each constituent City appointed by its legislative body. A Chairman shall be selected by the member City who shall be responsible for presiding over meetings and take on such other responsibilities as shall be delegated by the membership. The Sound Barrier Consortium shall have the power and authority to negotiate with the Missouri Department of Transportation, the State of Missouri Government, the Federal Government and any other governmental entities on behalf of all constituent Cities of any and all progress in connection with said negotiations.
[Ord. No. 3496 §3, 6-19-2000]
The Sound Barrier Consortium shall act as advisory body to its constituent Cities and shall not have authority to bind any constituent City to any contract, position or agreement.
[Ord. No. 3496 §4, 6-19-2000]
Any constituent member of the Sound Barrier Consortium may withdraw from participation and resign its membership at any time.
[Ord. No. 3496 §5, 6-19-2000]
The City of Berkeley authorizes the Sound Barrier Consortium to negotiate on its behalf with the Missouri Department of Transportation, the State of Missouri Government, the Federal Government and any other governmental entities regarding the issues of highway noise mitigation and reduction and the funding of same.