Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

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Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Public Notices

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(50922) (Published in the Journal Record June 21st, 1989.)

ORDINANCE NO. 19,224

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 49 OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY MUNICIPAL CODE 1980, ESTABLISHING A NEW ARTICLE V ENTITLED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND DIVISIONS ONE AND TWO THEREOF; PROVIDING THAT EXISTING DIVISION 1.5 OF ARTICLE III AND SECTIONS 49-60 THROUGH 49-63 THEREOF ARE RECODIFIED AS DIVISION 1 AND SECTIONS 49-200 THROUGH 49-203 OF ARTICLE V; ENACTING DIVISION 2 AND SECTIONS 49-210 - 49-219, INCLUSIVE, PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE; ESTABLISHING A COMMERCIAL DISPOSAL FEE; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF SUCH FEES; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTIONS TO THE COMMERCIAL DISPOSAL FEE; PROVIDING FOR SOLID WASTE MANIFESTS; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR FALSIFICATION OF THE SOLID WASTE MANIFEST; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Emergency Ordinance

WHEREAS, The City of Oklahoma City has as one of its responsibilities the protection of the health, welfare and safety of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, the management of solid waste affects the health, welfare and safety of citizens of The City of Oklahoma City; and

WHEREAS, the Oklahoma State Legislature grants The City of Oklahoma City the authority to control the management of solid waste generated or existing within its corporate limits; and

WHEREAS, the Oklahoma State Legislature grants The City of Oklahoma City the authority to establish fees to manage the solid waste system; and

WHEREAS, The City of Oklahoma City has to protect, maintain, improve, and enhance the environment; and

WHEREAS, the protection, maintenance, improvement and enhancement of the environment will benefit all of the citizens of the City; and

WHEREAS, the fees collected hereunder shall be utilized to protect, maintain, improve, and enhance the environment; and

WHEREAS, the funds not expended on the protection, maintenance or improvement of the environment shall be used for capital expenditures which are related to the enhancement of the environment.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY:

Section 1. That a new Article V of Chapter 49 of the Oklahoma City Municipal Code, 1980, is hereby established and shall be entitled Solid Waste Management System.

Section 2. That Division 1.5 entitled Collectible Solid Wastes and Sections 49-60 through 49-63, as previously enacted by Ordinance Number 18,325, November 26th, 1985, are hereby retained in their entirety and recodified as Division 1 and Sections 49-200 through 49-203 of Article V, Chapter 49 of the Oklahoma City Municipal Code, 1980.

Section 3. That Division 2 and Sections 49-210 through 49-218, Article V, Chapter 49 of the Oklahoma City Municipal Code, 1980, are hereby enacted to read as follows: Division 2. Commercial Solid Waste Management

Sec. 49-210. Purpose. It is the intent of this division to establish a Commercial Solid Waste Management System pursuant to the authority granted by 63 Okla. Stat. 1981, \s2256, and a ``flow fee`` to assure: 1) the delivery of commercial solid waste to a licensed disposal site; and 2) the protection of the environmental integrity of The City. Sec. 49-211. Definitions. For the purpose of this division, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section.

(1) Commercial solid waste shall mean: (a) all solid waste generated by or collected from any commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-family, or other site within The City which is deposited in any landfill; (b) all dirt, rock, and debris resulting from construction, reconstruction or repair of premises within The City which is deposited in any landfill; and (c) any other solid wastes deposited in any commercial disposal site located within the corporate limits of The City. …

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