Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting
01/12/2016

Agenda Report # 64

TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Expansion of Current Construction and Demolition (C&D) Landfill at Pine Grove MSW Landfill

INITIATED BY: Public Works


Recommendation: Approve the Resolution identifying the site for expansion of our current C & D (Construction and Demolition) landfill. The current C&D landfill has a life expectancy of 2.8 years. In order to receive a permit from EPD to expand the C&D, EPD requires approval of the site by the City in the form of a Resolution. The expansion area is located between the current active C & D disposal areas at Pine Grove Landfill. The proposed location is within the permitted boundary of Pine Grove Landfill. Project was started in last April 2015. The approval of the resolution identifying the site is one step in the process.

Background: The C&D disposal site, EPD Permit Number 106-016D MSW, was approved to receive waste under Section 391-3-4-07(2) of Georgia's Rule for Solid Waste Management on May 8, 1998. Muscogee County residents, contractors and City Government currently disposed of an estimated 3,300 tons of C&D material in calendar year 2014. The expected remaining life of the existing C&D disposal site at this rate of use is approximately 2.83 years as noted in a report sent to Georgia EPD in July of 2015.

Analysis: Unless the C&D disposal area is expanded, citizens, contractors and city forces will be forced to use alternate disposal sites that are not within the boundary of Muscogee County. The alternate disposal site will cause disposal costs to increase.

Financial Considerations: Potential loss of revenue of $140,000 per year as calculated for use in the calendar year 2014. Potential increased cost to citizens, contractors for disposal of the estimated 3,300 tons of C&D material. Funds in the amount of $230,000 have been approved under project account number 0207-660-4000-20733-20150, as a project.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Loss of the C&D disposal facility will be a hardship on contractors doing business in Muscogee County. There potential that construction costs would increase for projects in Muscogee County.

Legal Considerations: An approved Resolution is required by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division before approval can be considered.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution supporting the “Construction and Demolition Siting Decision.”


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A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION (C&D) SITING DECISION FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING C&D LANDFILL AT PINE GROVE MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL.

WHEREAS, the Columbus Consolidated Government, pursuant to O.C.G.A.12-8-26, has conducted a siting decision meeting with respect to the proposed C&D Landfill expansion at the Pine Grove Landfill located at 7900 Pine Grove Way, Columbus, GA 31907; and,

WHEREAS, the proposed C&D Landfill Expansion at the Pine Grove Landfill is consistent with and in compliance with the Columbus Consolidated Government's zoning and land use ordinances; and,

WHEREAS, the proposed C&D Landfill Expansion at the Pine Grove Landfill is consistent with and in compliance with the Columbus Consolidated Government's Solid Waste Management Plan dated 2008-2018, and last update in 2011, and,

WHEREAS, public input was received on the project, in a Public Meeting held on December 18, 2015.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

The Columbus Consolidated Government hereby approves the siting decision pertaining to submission of an application to the Georgia EPD for the proposed C&D Landfill Expansion at the Pine Grove Landfill.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the day of ___________, 2016, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
_____________ members of said Council.



Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor