REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

 

July 13, 2010

 

The Honorable,

The Board of Commissioners of Cook County

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Present:

Chairman Silvestri, Commissioners Beavers, Gorman, Moreno and Peraica (5)

 

Absent:

Vice Chairman Steele and Commissioner Gainer (2)

 

Also Present:

Kevin Givens, Director, Environmental Control, Bureau of Administration

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

        Your Committee on Environmental Control of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County met pursuant to notice on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at the hour of 1:30 PM in the Board Room, Room 569, County Building, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois.

 

        Your Committee has considered the following items and upon adoption of this report, the recommendations are as follows:

 

 

296492

DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECYCLING ORDINANCE (PROPOSED ORDINANCE).  Transmitting a Communication dated September 26, 2008, by Kevin N. Givens, Director, Department of Environmental Control:

 

requesting authorization to amend Chapter 30 Environmental Control, Article IX, Sections 30-960 through 30-969 as it pertains to the recycling of demolition debris and amend Chapter 32 Fees, Section 32-1 as it pertains to the demolition debris recycling permit fee.

 

The purpose of these amendments is to increase the amount of demolition debris in suburban Cook County that is recycled.  Regulating this activity will insure that a minimum of 50% of demolition debris is recycled.  This type of regulatory activity imposes a higher level of environmental responsibility among contractors performing demolition projects in Cook County while insuring an increase in the production of recycled materials.

 

Paid fees will be deposited in the Cook County Waste Management Fund.  The purpose of the fee is to provide assistance for community based recycling activities and supplement the resources of the Office of Environmental Control that must be utilized to process permits, monitor and enforce this Ordinance.

 

DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECYCLING ORDINANCE (PROPOSED ORDINANCE).  Submitting a Proposed Ordinance sponsored by Todd H. Stroger, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners.

 

The following is a synopsis of the Proposed Ordinance:

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

 

DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECYCLING ORDINANCE

 

Sec.  30-960. Definitions.

Sec.  30-961.  Demolition permits and diversion of demolition debris.

Sec.  30-962.  Submission of Demolition Debris Recycling Plan.

Sec.  30-963.  Review of Demolition Debris Recycling Plan.

Sec.  30-964. Submission of Recycling Report.

Sec.  30-965.  Review of Recycling Report.

Sec.  30-966. Appeals.

Sec.  30-967. County’s right to monitor and inspect.

Sec.  30-968. Rule making.

Sec.  30-969.  Penalties.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 32 Fees, Section 32-1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:

 

Sec.  32-1. Fee Schedule.

CHAPTER 30, ENVIRONMENT

 

Effective date:  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force upon enactment.

 

* Referred to the Committee on Environmental Control on 10/1/08.

 

Kevin Givens, Director, Environmental Control, Bureau of Administration informed the committee that the proposed ordinance affects the demolition of residential buildings of four (4) units or more non-residential buildings with the total square footage of 2,000 square feet or more. The proposed ordinance will require a recycling plan to be presented to the Environmental Control Department prior to demolition and concurrent with the demolition permit application that the Department generates.  In addition, the proposed ordinance will require a $300 fee and within 14 days a recycling report is required at the conclusion of the demolition project.  The proposed ordinance has a number of penalties that apply for not being in compliance.

 

Commissioner Gorman, seconded by Commissioner Peraica, moved to Accept the Substitute for Communication No.  296492.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substitute for Communication No. 296492

DEMOLITION DEBRIS RECYCLING ORDINANCE

 

Sec.  30-960. Definitions.

 

            For the purpose of this Article, the following definitions shall apply:

 

            Alteration means any change, addition, modification or occupancy.

 

            Applicant means the owner of property who is required to obtain a recycling permit, pursuant to Section 30-961 and any agent of the owner who applies for said permit on behalf of the owner.

 

            Department means the Cook County Department of Environmental Control.

 

            Director means the Director of the Cook County Department of Environmental Control.

 

            Demolition means the deconstructing, destroying, razing, tearing down, renovation or wrecking of any structure.

 

            Demolition Debris means solid waste building materials resulting from demolition such as, but not limited to bricks, concrete, masonry materials, soil, rock scrap, scrap metal, plaster, gypsum drywall, plumbing fixtures and piping, non-asbestos insulation, roofing shingles, other roof coverings, reclaimed or other asphalt pavement, glass, plastics, electrical wiring and components containing no hazardous substances, corrugated cardboard, piping or metals incidental to any of those materials, landscape waste and wood, including non-hazardous painted, treated, coated wood, wood products, wall coverings, and other incidental demolition debris and reprocessable demolition material generated from demolition activities.

 

            Divert or Diversion means to recycle, reuse or salvage demolition debris for any purpose other than disposal in a landfill, incineration facility, or alternative daily cover.

 

            Incidental Demolition Debris shall mean uncontaminated dirt, metal, mortar, gypsum, plasterboard, wood and sand which are derived from a demolition-site and intermingled with reprocessable material.

 

            Recycle or Recycling means to set aside, handle, package or offer for collection residential, commercial, or industrial solid waste materials or by-products for the purpose of being reused or processed and then returned to the economic mainstream as useful products.

 

            Reuse means recovering material for repeated use in the same form.  This includes materials that are reused in the same location as they are generated.

 

            Salvage means the recovering of demolition debris from a building or demolition site for the purpose of recycling, reuse, or proper storage for future recycling or ruse.

 

            SWC means the Solid Waste Coordinator of the Cook County Department of Environmental Control.

 

 

Sec.  30-961. Demolition permits and diversion of demolition debris.

 

            (a) Statement of Purpose. This section shall be known and may be cited as the Cook County Demolition Debris Recycling Ordinance. It is declared to be the policy of the Cook County to promote programs that

 

            (1) Reduce the amount of waste generated at the source; and,

 

            (2) To recover materials, for the purpose of recycling, that would otherwise be discarded and return

them to the economy. Source-separation recycling is hereby recognized as the preferred method of recycling in the County.

 

            (b) Initial Application. Before proceeding with the wrecking or tearing down of any building or other structure subject to the recycling requirements of this Section, a recycling permit for such wrecking or tearing down shall first be obtained by the owner or his agent from the Director, and it shall be unlawful to proceed with the wrecking or tearing down of any building or structure or any structural part of such building or structure unless such permit shall first have been obtained. Application for such permit shall be made by the owner, or his agent, to the Director, who shall issue the permit upon such application and the payment of the fee herein provided. Where the risk of public exposure to asbestos fibers and other dust particles maybe be dislodged and other materials are to be recycled, no demolition of a structure shall be initiated unless all safeguards necessary and practical to reduce the emission of dust and particles are taken. The purpose and intent of this Article is to regulate the receipt, storage, reprocessing and transport of reprocessable demolition material and to prevent the improper disposal of demolition debris within the County of Cook. This article shall be entitled “demolition debris recycling ordinance.” The permit fee shall be $300.00 as set out in Sec. 32-1 and designated for the Cook County Environment Management Fund as designated in Sec. 30-290. All demolition projects that are subject to the recycling requirements of this Ordinance shall divert sixty-percent (60%) or more of the demolition debris generated by this project.

 

            (c) The following types of projects are subjected to the recycling requirements of this Ordinance:

 

            (1) Demolition of any residential building with four or more units.

 

            (2) Demolition of any non-residential building with total square footage of 2000 or more.

 

            (3) Demolition of a non-residential building, other than projects for which the total square footage is 2,000 square feet or more.

 

            (d) The permit required under this section is in addition to the permit required pursuant to Section 30-530 which applies to demolition of buildings containing asbestos.

 

Sec.  30-962. Submission of Demolition Debris Recycling Plan.

 

            (a) Before an applicant begins a demolition project subject to the recycling requirements of this Ordinance, that applicant shall submit a Recycling Plan to the Department.  The Recycling Plan shall list:

 

            (1) The estimated total volume or weight of demolition waste generated by the project.  In estimating the weight of the demolition waste, the applicant shall use the conversion rates approved by the Director for this purpose.

 

            (2) The means that the applicant proposes to use to divert the demolition waste.  In describing the means of diversion of demolition waste, the applicant shall state the estimated quantity of each type of debris by material, how each type of debris will be recycled, reused or salvaged, and which approved facility or facilities will receive the waste.  The Director shall designate approved recycling facilities for diversion.

 

            (3) In the event that the applicant believes that the diversion of all or some materials is impossible or impracticable, the applicant shall submit written justification with the Recycling Plan stating the reasons diversion should not be required.

 

            (b)If the applicant wishes to change an approved Recycling Plan prior to final site inspection, the applicant shall submit amendments to the Recycling Plan for written approval by the Director.

 

            (c)Upon submission of a Recycling Plan, the applicant shall pay a plan submission fee of $400300 to the Cook County Treasurer to deposit into the Cook County Environmental Management Fund.

 

            (d) Within 30 days of completion of a project meeting requirements of this, the Applicant shall submit documentation as described herein to report compliance with this section and regulations promulgated hereunder. Documentation shall be in a form prescribed by the Director of Environmental Control and consist of notarized affidavits from the Applicant and the waste-hauler or recycler for the project certifying the extent to which the project complies with this Section.

 

            (e) Notwithstanding the foregoing, where title to the property is transferred to a bona fide purchaser after the rehabilitation of the property, if an Applicant is unavailable or refuses to provide the required documentation, the bona fide purchaser may obtain a certificate of occupancy by submitting a waiver application supported by an affidavit that the Applicant is unavailable or refuses to provide the required documentation.

 

            (f) An Applicant who fails to submit the required documentation as provided herein shall be subject to the full amount of the fines specified in Chapter 30-960 as if no amount of demolition debris was recycled or reused, and may be subject to suspension or revocation of the contractor's general contractor's license by the Cook County Board President or the Director of Environmental Control pursuant to Article V of the Cook County Environmental Code. The Applicant may file a written request with the Department of Environmental Control for a hearing to determine the applicability of this section and/or the amount of fine due, which hearing shall be conducted by the Department of Administrative Hearings.

 

            (g) An Applicant must comply with all reasonable requests for information and documentation made by the Director of Environmental Control pursuant to an audit to monitor compliance with this section. Documentation required by this section must be maintained for at least three years.

 

 

            (h) Whenever any affiant knowingly and falsely states that a project has met the requirements of this section, or whenever any contractor knowingly submits an affidavit with such a false statement, or whenever any person knowingly fails to comply with a reasonable request made pursuant to an audit under this section, such action will subject the person to a fine of $2,000 to $5,000, and will subject the person to additional penalties and fines pursuant to this Ordinance or state law including, but not limited to, the penalties specified in section 30-969 and the revocation or suspension of an affiant's or Applicant’s license. In the case of a contractor, the executive director of construction and permits may, after a hearing resulting in a finding that the contractor has committed any of the aforesaid violations, deny the contractor's right to obtain building or demolition permits for a period of up to one year.

 

            (i) The Director of Environmental Control may promulgate such rules and regulations as necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

 

Sec.  30-963. Review of Demolition Debris Recycling Plan.

 

            The SWC shall approve a Recycling Plan or an amendment to a Recycling Plan if it meets the requirements of this Article.  The SWC shall determine, in writing, whether any diversion or salvage requirement shall be waived in whole or in part on the grounds of impracticability or impossibility.  If the SWC declines to approve a Recycling Plan, he or she shall document in writing the basis of denial.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, no demolition permit shall be issued for any demolition project unless the SWC has approved the Recycling Plan.

 

Sec.  30-964. Submission of Recycling Report.

 

            (a) Within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of a demolition project, subject to the recycling requirements of this Ordinance, the applicant shall submit to the Department a Recycling Report that contains the following information:

 

            (1) The actual volume or weight of demolition debris that was diverted by type of material, diversion method, and approved facilities that received the waste.

 

            (2) The actual volume or weight of demolition debris that was not diverted.

 

            (3) Any barriers encountered that prohibited diversion of demolition debris and any additional information which demonstrates the applicant made a good faith effort to comply with the requirements of this Article.

 

Sec.  30-965. Review of Recycling Report.

 

            The SWC shall review the Recycling Report to determine if sixty-percent (60%) or more of the demolition debris, measured by weight, was diverted, and shall approve the report if the report demonstrates that this requirement was met.  When the SWC determines that the sixty-percent (60%) or more of the demolition debris was not diverted, he or she shall determine whether the applicant has made a good faith effort to comply with his requirement.  In making this determination, the SWC may consider information submitted by the applicant, the availability of markets for the demolition debris that was not diverted, the size and type of project, the documented efforts of the applicant to divert the demolition debris, and barriers encountered.  If the SWC finds that the applicant has not diverted sixty-percent (60%) or more of the demolition debris and has not demonstrated a good faith effort to meet this requirement, the SWC shall make a written finding that the applicant has violated the provisions of this Article and state the basis for that finding.

 

Sec.  30-966. Appeals.

 

            (a)  An applicant taking exception to and affected by the SWC’s decision not to approve a Recycling Plan or a Recycling Report may appeal by submitting a written request for review to the Director within fourteen days of the date of the SWC’s written decision.  The Director or his/her designee may proscribe that an appeal form to be used by applicants requesting review.  The request for review shall state specifically the claimed error or abuse of discretion.

 

            (b) Within seven days after receipt of the request for review, the Director shall set a date for a hearing on the request and provide the applicant notice of the hearing date. The hearing shall be scheduled for a date no later than 35 days after receipt of the request for review. The applicant shall have an opportunity to be heard at the hearing. Within 14 days after the conclusion of the hearing, the Director or his/her designee shall issue a decision and serve a copy of that decision on the applicant by mailing a copy via first class mail.

 

            (c)  In deciding the request for review, the Director shall consider the purpose and intent, as well as the letter of the pertinent provisions of this Article and shall affirm, modify, or reverse the written decision of the SWC.

 

            (d) Any person taking exception to and affected by any final decision, ruling requirement, rule, regulation, or order, or failure to act upon request within a reasonable period by the Director, may take an appeal to the Department of Administrative Hearings. The Department’s written decisions shall include information about the right to appeal to the Department of Administrative Hearings. Such appeal shall be taken within 30 days after receiving notice of such decision, or within 62 days of the filing of the request for review where the Director has failed to make a timely decision. The appeal shall be taken by filing a notice of appeal with the Director and the Department of Administrative Hearings. The notice of appeal, specifying the grounds thereof and the relief prayed for. The Director, upon receipt of the notice of appeal, shall forthwith furnish to the Department of Administrative Hearings all documents relating to the case.

 

            (e)  Within seven days after receipt of the notice of appeal the Department of Administrative Hearings shall set a date for hearing on the appeal   and provide the applicant notice of the hearing date. The hearing shall be scheduled for a date no later than 35 days after receipt of the notice of appeal.  The applicant shall have an opportunity to be heard.  Within 14 days after the conclusion of the hearing, the Department of Administrative Hearings shall issue a decision and serve a copy of that decision on the applicant by mailing a copy vis first class mail.

 

Sec.  30-967. County’s right to monitor and inspect.

 

            (a)  The SWC or his/her designee may inspect and monitor all demolition projects to determine actual levels of diversion and to validate the information provided in the Recycling Plan and Recycling Report.

 

            (b)  An applicant shall retain the receipts or weight tickets for the quantities of materials reused, salvaged, recycled and land filled as indicated in the Recycling Report for one year after the demolition is complete.

 

 

Sec.  30-968. Rule making.

 

            The Cook County Department of Environmental Control may proscribe reasonable rules, definitions, and regulations not inconsistent with this Ordinance necessary to carry out the duties imposed upon it by this Ordinance, including, but not limited to, reasonable procedures relating to the collection of the fines imposed by this Ordinance.

 

Sec.  30-969. Penalties.

 

      (a)        An applicant violates this Ordinance by:

 

(1)        Failing to file and obtain approval of a required Recycling Plan before beginning a demolition project;

 

(2)        Failing to timely file a required Recycling Report after the conclusion of a demolition project;

 

(3)        Failing to maintain records required by this Article;

 

(4)        Failing to divert at least sixty-percent (60%) of the debris generated by a demolition project subject to the recycling requirements of this Ordinance;

 

(5)        Failing to incorporate Best Recycling C&D Recycling Practices pertaining to fencing and securing the job site, dust control, management of on-site waste, public way clear of debris and dirt, standing waste, recycling compliance, demolition debris permit, control of debris, control of illegal dumping activities, rodent abatement and noise.

 

(b) The applicant shall be subject to a fine of $1,500.00 for each percentage point the actual recycling is below the sixty-percent (60%) recycling rate where the applicant:

 

(1)   Fails to divert sixty-percent (60%) or more of the demolition debris generated by a project that is  subject to the recycling requirements of this Ordinance, or

 

(2)   Fails to demonstrate a good faith effort to do so,

 

(c) Any other violation of this Ordinance shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000.00 and not more than $50,000.00.

 

(d) Criminal prosecutions pursuant to this Ordinance shall in no way bar the right of Cook County to institute civil proceedings to recover fines, interest and costs incurred for such proceedings.  Civil penalties and interest assessed pursuant to this Ordinance shall be computed at the rate provided by the Cook County Uniform Penalty, Interest and Procedures Ordinance.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 32 Fees, Sec. 32-1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:

 

Sec.  32-1. Fee Schedule.

 

The fees or charges provided for or required by the below listed sections shall be as shown below:

 

Code Section                                      Description                              Fees, Rates,

                                                                                                            Charges                                                                                  (in dollars)      

CHAPTER 30, ENVIRONMENT

 

30-961                         Demolition debris recycling permit fee                       $300.00

           

Effective date:  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force upon enactment.

 

In closing, Chairman Silvestri emphasized that it would be prudent to defer as substituted the proposed ordinance to allow continued discussions with the Illinois Environmental Contractors.

 

Commissioner Peraica, seconded by Commissioner Beavers, moved to Defer Communication No 296492 as substituted.  The motion carried.

 

299723

COOK COUNTY CLEAN AND GREEN (PROPOSED RESOLUTION).  Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by Deborah Sims, County Commissioner.

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

COOK COUNTY CLEAN AND GREEN

 

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board seeks to protect its employees and preserve the natural environment; and

 

WHEREAS, President Barack Obama has made the environment and energy a priority by introducing a $150 billion plan to create green jobs and energy independence; and

 

WHEREAS, Green Seal (GS-37) is the most recognized certifier of green cleaning products in the United States. GS-37 certified products go through a stringent, science-based evaluation process to show that they have less impact on the environment and human health; and

 

WHEREAS, there is substantial evidence showing that GS-37 approved cleaning supplies are not harmful to one’s health and do not release toxic fumes as do conventional chemical products; and

 

WHEREAS, conventional cleaning products and GS-37 certified cleaning products are comparably priced; and

 

WHEREAS, GS-37 certified products are readily available to Cook County suppliers, vendors and anyone who wishes to purchase them; and

 

 

WHEREAS, pre-measured and concentrated cleaning products offer substantial help to the environment, reduce shipping costs, increase available storage space, prevent waste and increase accountability among Cook County Board employees.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners seeks to implement a Green Cleaning Supply Ordinance that requires that all cleaning products used in Cook County facilities, purchased by Cook County and contracted vendors be Green Seal (GS-37) certified in order to help the environment and preserve the health of Cook County employees and residents. Pre-measured and concentrated cleaning products will be included in all bids for Cook County Board cleaning products.

 

* Referred to the Committee on Environmental Control on 4/2/09.

** Deferred on 7/21/09.

*** Deferred on 5/4/10.

 

Commissioner Peraica, seconded by Commissioner Gorman, moved the Approval of Communication No 299723.  The motion carried.

 

307186

AMENDMENT TO THE COOK COUNTY CODE, CHAPTER 30 ENVIRONMENT ARTICLE II ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DIVISION 7 ENFORCEMENT, SUBDIVISION I IN GENERAL, SECTION 30-213 (PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT).  Transmitting a Communication, dated May 17, 2010, by Kevin N. Givens, Director Department of Environmental Control:

 

respectfully request approval of the following Proposed Ordinance Amendment.

 

AMENDMENT TO THE COOK COUNTY CODE, CHAPTER 30 ENVIRONMENT ARTICLE II ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DIVISION 7 ENFORCEMENT, SUBDIVISION I IN GENERAL, SECTION 30-213 (PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT).  Submitting a Proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by Todd H. Stroger, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners.

 

The following is a synopsis of the Proposed Ordinance Amendment.

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

 

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 30 Environment, Article II Administration and Enforcement, Division 7 Enforcement, Subdivision I In General, Section 30-213 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:

 

Sec. 30-213.  Violations and penalty.

 

* Referred to the Committee on Environmental Control on 6/15/10.

 

Commissioner Peraica, seconded by Commissioner Beavers, moved the Approval of Communication No. 307186.  The motion carried.

 

307187

COOK COUNTY CODE, CHAPTER 30 ENVIRONMENT, SECTION 30-215 (PROPOSED ORDINANCE).  Transmitting a Communication dated May 17, 2010, by Kevin N. Givens, Director Department of Environmental Control:

 

respectfully request approval of the following Proposed Ordinance.

 

COOK COUNTY CODE, CHAPTER 30 ENVIRONMENT, SECTION 30-215 (PROPOSED ORDINANCE).  Submitting a Proposed Ordinance sponsored by Todd H. Stroger, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners.

 

The following is a synopsis of the Proposed Ordinance.

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

 

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 30 Environment, Section 30-215 of the Cook County Code is hereby enacted as follows:

 

Sec. 30-215.  Public nuisance cessation and abatement.

 

Effective date:  This ordinance shall be in effect upon adoption.

 

*Referred to the Committee on Environmental Control on 6/15/10.

 

Commissioner Peraica, seconded by Commissioner Gorman, moved the Approval of Communication No 307187.  The motion carried.

 

 

 

307204

COOK COUNTY FACILITY GREEN TEAMS (PROPOSED RESOLUTION).  Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by Gregg Goslin, County Commissioner.

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

COOK COUNTY FACILITY GREEN TEAMS

 

WHEREAS, as awareness of the environmental impact of government operations has increased, Cook County has endeavored to develop laws and policies that attempt to mitigate these impacts; and 

 

WHEREAS, proposals to green county operations not only help protect and improve the environment, but can also result in cost-savings to taxpayers through reductions in energy usage and decreases in unnecessary waste; and

 

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS, while county-wide ordinances and policies provide a useful framework for environmental practices at the county, it is difficult to anticipate and address the potential obstacles involved in implementation uniformly throughout county facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, in order to realize the full potential of energy conservation and waste reduction, it is necessary to use a more ground-level approach to promote environmental operations and ensure a greener Cook County; and

 

WHEREAS, Cook County’s continued efforts to improve sustainability in county operations and reduce environmental impacts will be aided by facility-level organization to encourage environmental efforts and provide a framework for future planning and implementation of green initiatives.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby direct the Chief Administrative Officer to develop and establish interdepartmental teams of County staff members, “Green Teams,” for each County facility to advance, coordinate and implement environmental and sustainable practices within these facilities; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Green Teams will be tasked with:

 

1.      Reviewing facility operations for compliance with current county-wide environmental policies;

2.      Compiling a benchmark of current outputs such as recycling volume;

3.      Developing facility-wide policies and initiatives to improve sustainability and reduce environmental impacts, including, but not limited to, reducing paper usage and increasing recycling volume; and

4.      Creating a sense of commitment and common understanding of green actions among all facility employees.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Green Teams shall submit quarterly reports through the Department of Environmental Control for presentation to the Cook County Board of Commissioners with details of their activities and facility progress in reducing environmental impacts; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the operation of facility Green Teams shall initiate within 60 days of the effective date of this Resolution.

 

* Referred to the Committee on Environmental Control on 6/15/10.

 

Commissioner Gorman, seconded by Commissioner Peraica, moved the Approval of Communication No. 307204.  The motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairman Silvestri asked the Secretary to the Board to call upon the registered public speakers, in accordance with Cook County Code, Sec. 2-108(dd):

 

1.  George Blakemore – Concerned Citizen

2.  Daniel Day – Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Contractors

3.  Mary Kay Managhan – ASA Chicago

 

 

 

Commissioner Beavers moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Commissioner Peraica.  The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

YOUR COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS

WITH REGARD TO THE MATTERS NAMED HEREIN:

 

Communication Number 296492                   Deferred As Substituted

Communication Number 299723                  Approved

Communication Number 307186                   Approved

Communication Number 307187                   Approved

Communication Number 307204                   Approved

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Committee on Environmental Control

 

 

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Peter N. Silvestri, Chairman

 

 

Attest:

 

 

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Matthew B. DeLeon, Secretary

 

 

** The audio recording for this meeting is available from the Office of the Secretary to the Board, 118 North Clark Street, Room 567, Chicago, IL 60602.