Waste Mangement Planning Steering Committee Terms of Reference
Current agenda and minutes
The purpose of the Regional Niagara Waste Management Planning Steering Committee (Steering Committee) will be to provide direction to the completion of the waste management planning process. This process will result in the selection and implementation of a long-term waste disposal strategy.
The primary roles and responsibilities of the Waste Management Planning Steering Committee are to:
- Make recommendations to Regional Council on the selection, siting, development
and implementation of alternative waste management technologies, long-term waste
disposal site(s) and significant waste diversion facilities and programs;
- Promote public interest and involvement in the implementation of new waste
management programs and to evaluate and consider recommendations received
from the public.
- Figure l identifies the relationship and reporting structure of the Waste Management
Planning Steering Committee and other committees that have a role in providing
input into the implementation of the Region's Long-term Waste Management
System. The Waste Management Advisory Committee (WMAC), being an advisory
committee that acts as the conduit for public input to the planning process, will report
to the Waste Management Planning Steering Committee.
- The recommendation(s) of the Long-term Waste Management Planning Study would
be reported through the Steering Committee to Public Works and Utilities Committee
and then to Council for approval.
Applicability of Procedural By-law
As an advisory committee of Council, the Waste Management Steering Committee
shall be governed by the sections of the Region's Procedural By-law relating to
- The Waste Management Steering Committee shall be a sub-committee of the Public
'\/' Works and Utilities Committee.
- The Waste Management Steering Committee will be comprised of a maximum of 12 individuals, including: the Regional Chair, nine Regional Councillors and two
representatives from the Waste Management Advisory Committee. The
representatives ofthe WMAC will not have a vote on legal or financial matters.
- Additional Officers and/or employees of the Regional Niagara Waste Management
Services Division shall serve on the Committee in a resource capacity.
- The Waste Management Planning Steering Committee shall meet generally on a
Monthly basis prior to the second Public Works Committee meeting of each month
or at the call of the Chair.
- Meetings generally will be open to the public and will only be closed to the public
when dealing with matters as set out under the Region's Procedural By-law relating
to advisory committees.
- Opportunities will be provided for formal public input through reports from the WMAC
and general public input via the inclusion of public deputations as an item on the W agenda for each meeting. Those members of the public who wish to make a deputation would be required to contact the Region at least 24 hours in advance to
Meeting Agenda and Minutes
- Meeting agendas will be prepared and distributed to Committee members, the media
and other interested participants, at least 5 working days prior to the Waste
Management Planning Steering Committee meetings.
- The staff of the Clerk's office will be responsible for the preparation of the agenda
- Any member of the general public can request to be included on a mailing list for
distribution of notices for Waste Management Planning Steering Committee
- The minutes and recommendations of all meetings of the Waste Management
Planning Steering Committee shall be provided to the Public Works and Utilities
Committee at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting. Oral reports by the
chair on significant matters not yet minuted may be provided to the Public Works
and Utilities Committee at its next meeting. The Steering Committee minutes will
circulated for information to the Waste Management Advisory Committee and the
active Landfill Site Liaison Committees.