On motion of Mr. , seconded by Mr. , the following resolution was offered:
RESOLUTION NO.
A resolution authorizing a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement
between the Parish of Jefferson and Wood Materials, LLC to
provide for a one (1) year, with an option to renew for an
additional year, no-cost Cooperative Program to recycle organic
waste collected from properties maintained by Jefferson Parish by
converting that waste into mulch and/or compost at the Wood
Materials, LLC facility located at 6148 River Road, Harahan, LA or
at a west bank facility, should one become available. (Parishwide)
WHEREAS, Art. VII, Sec. 14(C) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974 provides
that for a public purpose, the State and its political subdivisions or political
corporations may engage in cooperative endeavors with each other or with any other
private association, corporation or individuals; and
WHEREAS, Jefferson Parish is pursuing available options to reduce its waste
stream by recycling and/or re-use of waste materials; and
WHEREAS, Jefferson Parish desires to implement this Cooperative Program
designed to recycle organic waste, such as tree branches, hedge trimmings, and grass
clippings produced on properties maintained by the Parish, such as Parish right-ofways, parks and playgrounds, by providing Wood Materials, LLC with organic waste to
be processed at their facility; and
WHEREAS, the organic waste will be converted into mulch and/or compost, which
will produce a beneficial end product and increase the amount of waste diverted from
the Jefferson Parish landfill, thereby continuing the Parish’s commitment to protect the
environment by removing recyclable components from the waste stream; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Parkways and the Department of Recreation
have agreed to deliver organic waste to Wood Materials, LLC since it is beneficial in
saving the Parish landfill disposal fees, and depending on location, saving time and
money in materials transportation; and
WHEREAS, Wood Materials, LLC east bank facility is available to accept organic
waste from Parish properties, and should a west bank facility become available, the
option to deposit organic waste there will be extended to the Parish; and
WHEREAS, the PARISH has a reasonable expectation of receiving a benefit from
this Program and a benefit of Wood Materials’ donation of services which consists of
accepting the organic waste at their location(s) thereby saving PARISH landfill disposal
costs and over-head costs while incurring no cost for this service, in exchange for the
services rendered which is at least equivalent to the consideration provided in this
Agreement; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Parish Council of Jefferson Parish,
Louisiana, acting as governing authority of said Parish:
SECTION 1. That the Jefferson Parish Council does hereby authorize a
Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the Parish of Jefferson and Wood Materials,
LLC, to provide for a one (1) year, with an option to renew for an additional year, nocost Cooperative Program to recycle organic waste collected from properties
maintained by Jefferson Parish by converting that waste into mulch and/or compost at
the Wood Materials, LLC facility located at 6148 River Road, Harahan or at a west bank
facility, should one become available.
SECTION 2. That both the Department of Parkways and the Department of
Recreation have agreed to deliver organic waste produced on properties maintained by
the Parish to Wood Materials, LLC.
SECTION 3. That there is no direct cost associated with this agreement.
SECTION 4. That the term of this contract shall commence upon the date of
execution of the Agreement.
SECTION 5. That the Chair of the Jefferson Parish Council or, in his absence, the
Vice Chair is hereby authorized to execute any and all documents necessary to give full
force and effect to this resolution.
The foregoing resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was
as follows:
YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSENT:
The resolution was declared to be adopted on this the 21st day of October,
2015.
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