SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH

CITY COMMISSION

 Monday January 29, 2001 5:00 P.M.

 

The meeting was called to order at 5:09 P.M. by Mayor Capellini on the above date in the City Commission Chambers at 150 NE 2 Avenue.

 

Roll Call showed:

 

                        Present:                      Mayor Albert Capellini, P.E.

                                                Commissioner Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed

                                    Commissioner Amadeo Trinchitella

Commissioner Peggy Noland

 

Absent:                       Vice Mayor Kathy Shaddow (in at 5:10)

 

Also Present:             City Manager Larry Deetjen

City Attorney  Andrew Maurodis

 

 

 

COMMISSION ACTION

 

SPECIAL MEETING TO PRESENT RESOLUTION TO PREVENT DISPOSAL OF WASTE

 

Mayor Capellini explained that Melissa Meeker, director of District Management for Environmental Protection, SE District, was responsible for putting into place the plan for disposing the waste in Broward County. She composed a letter on January 28, 2001 stating the plan was sound, but asked Waste Management to put off the disposal of the ash at this facility. This was to give the communities a chance to find another location for disposal of the ash.

 

Vice Mayor Kathy Shaddow in at 5:10 P.M.

 

It was further explained that Commissioner Trinchitella and City Manager Larry Deetjen went to the County to protest the disposal of the waste. Waste Management claims they had no choice and were directed to dispose of the waste by the State. They (Waste Management) claim also they are not receiving any fees for the disposal.  Mayor Capellini stated there are other facilities that could be used besides the North Broward landfill.

 

Andrew Maurodis read the following resolution:

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2001/018

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH DIRECTED TO WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC. AND THE OPERATORS OF THE NORTH BROWARD LAND FILL AND RESOURCE RECOVERY PLANT, STRONGLY OBJECTING TO THE DEPOSITING OF APPROXIMATELY 3,000 TONS OF ASH AT THE NORTH BROWARD RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY.

 

Mayor Capellini stated there is an interlocal agreement with Broward County which states we (Deerfield Beach) are not to dispose of waste anywhere else and the County is not supposed to bring in waste from anywhere else. There is concern that the County is in violation of this agreement.

 

Vice Mayor Shaddow agrees that we should not take in the waste for disposal.

 

Commissioner Trinchitella stated he and Larry Deetjen had spoken with County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, State Senator Debby Sanderson, and State Representative Mark Weissman to strongly protest the disposal of the waste.  The city received a commitment that at this time nothing will be done. The waste is still on the barge and we are working on getting the State to rescind their order.

 

A motion to adopt the resolution was made by Commissioner Trinchitella and seconded by Commissioner Noland. Roll call showed: Yeas: Commissioner Clarke-Reed, Commissioner Noland, Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. Nays: None.

 

A motion to proceed with an injunctive relief to stop the disposal of the waste. was made by Commissioner Trinchitella and seconded by Commissioner Noland. Roll call showed: Yeas: Commissioner Clarke-Reed, Commissioner Noland, Commissioner Trinchitella, Vice Mayor Shaddow, and Mayor Capellini. Nays: None.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:24 P.M.

 

                                                                       

                                                             ALBERT R. CAPELLINI, P.E., MAYOR

 

Attest:

: 

FELICIA M. BRAVO, CITY CLERK