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RESOLUTION No. 18-88 <br />A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTINUED PARTICIPATION <br />IN THE NORTHWEST MUNICIPAL CONFERENCE SOLID WASTE <br />MANAGEMENT PLAN <br />WHEREAS, the Northwest Municipal Conference is a corporate <br />organization representative of municipalities and townships chartered <br />within the State of Illinois and the County of Cook; and <br />WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 10, of the Constitution of the State <br />of Illinois, Chapter 127, paragraphs 741 through 748, of the Illinois <br />Revised Statutes, authorize and encourage intergovernmental association <br />and cooperation; and <br />WHEREAS, the public officials of the Northwest Municipal Conference <br />represent 38 local government bodies and a population in excess of 975,000 <br />Illinois residents; and <br />WHEREAS, the finding environmentally safe and cost effective methods <br />of disposing of millions of tons of municipal solid waste a year is one of <br />the most perplexing and critical problems facing local officials in <br />Northeastern Illinois and this problem is particularly acute in north and <br />northwestern Cook County; and <br />WHEREAS, new disposal facilities must be developed as inaction will <br />almost assuredly mean continued steep cost increases and service <br />disruptions; and <br />WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village recognizes that a <br />cooperative effort of multiple jurisdictions can address the critical solid <br />waste disposal problem in the most comprehensive, environmentally safe and <br />cost effective manner; and <br />WHEREAS, the Conference has developed a comprehensive Solid Waste <br />Management Plan and the Village of Elk Grove Village has actively <br />participated in the development and implementation of that plan since at <br />least 1982; and <br />WHEREAS, a critical component of that plan is the development of a <br />state of the art sanitary balefill and the Conference has secured <br />preliminary zoning approval from the Cook County Board of Commissioners to <br />develop that balefill in unincorporated Hanover Township; and <br />WHEREAS, engineering and legal work must begin immediately to ensure <br />state and federal permitting of the balefill as required for final zoning <br />approval within the time frame established by the Cook County Board in <br />approving the balefill. <br />