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.