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A. Pollution Control Facility Committee (the Committee) shall be established by the County Board and shall consist of six (6) members. One (1) County Board member from each district is to be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board for a term of one (1) year.
B. The Chairman of the Pollution Control Facility Committee shall be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board and shall be the seventh (7th) member of the Committee. One member of the Committee shall be designated as Vice Chairman, who will serve as Acting Chairman in the event of the Chairman’s absence. In the alternative, the Chairman of the County Board may elect if he/she chooses, to assume the chair of the Pollution Control Facility Committee. The Chairman shall serve for one year; no Chairman shall serve for more than two (2) consecutive terms.
C. The Committee shall establish Articles of Rules and Procedures for the application and hearing process governing Pollution Control Facilities. These rules and procedures must also be followed by any applicant. Any additional information or requirements mandated by said rules and procedures must be submitted or followed by said applicant.
D. All meetings and hearings of the Pollution Control Facility Committee shall be at the call of the Committee Chairman, or in his/her absence, the Acting Chairman, or by four (4) members of the Committee at such times as may be required and shall be held in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/1 et seq.) and § 39.2 of the Act.
1. At least one public hearing shall be held by the Pollution Control Facility Committee no sooner than ninety (90) days but no later than one hundred twenty (120) days from the receipt of the request for site approval.
a. The Chairman of the Committee shall notify the applicant in writing of the date of the public hearing before the Committee, at least thirty (30) days before that hearing, in order that the applicant may publish notice of that hearing.
E. The Committee shall select a hearing officer or officers to serve during any public hearing concerning an application for site approval.
F. The recommendation of the Committee on the application is to be in writing, specifying the reason(s) for the recommendation.
1. Once the Committee has made its recommendation and reduced its recommendation to writing, the written recommendation shall be submitted, as soon as practicable, to the full County Board for its decision as to the ultimate approval or disapproval of the proposed site location. Four (4) copies of the record of the public hearing shall also be made available to the full County Board in the County Board Office as soon as said transcript becomes available.
(Ord. O-200411-12-134, passed 11-16-2004)