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RESOLUTION NO. 16-87 <br />A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE NORTHWEST MUNICIPAL CONFERENCE <br />SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN <br />WHEREAS, the Northwest Municipal Conference is a corporate organization <br />representative of municipalities and townships chartered within the State of <br />Illinois and the County of Cook; and <br />WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 10, of the Constitution of the State of <br />Illinois, Chapter 127, paragraphs 741 through 748, of the Illinois Revised <br />Statutes, authorize and encourage intergovernmental association and cooperation; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the public officials of the Northwest Municipal Conference represent <br />thirty-eight (38) local government bodies and a population in excess of 975,000 <br />Illinois residents; and <br />WHEREAS, finding environmentally safe and cost effective methods of <br />disposing of millions of tons of municipal solid waste a year is one of the <br />most perplexing and critical problems facing local officials in Cook County <br />and, increasingly, all of northeastern Illinois; and <br />WHEREAS, this problem is particularly acute in north and northwest Cook <br />County where two major disposal facilities serving Conference members have <br />closed since 1983 and the last is scheduled to shut its gates within the next <br />eighteen (18) months; and <br />WHEREAS, these closures have led to dramatic increases in Conference area <br />landfill disposal fees of over 65% since 1983; and <br />WHEREAS, escalating disposal and transportation costs have contributed to <br />the 15.9% increase in scavenger service rates for Elk Grove Village residents <br />since 1983, with an additional 5.5% increase effective October of 1987; and <br />WHEREAS, new disposal facilities must be developed as inaction will almost <br />assuredly mean continued steep cost increases and service disruptions; and <br />WHEREAS, of equal or greater concern to the Northwest Municipal Conference <br />and the Village of Elk Grove Village are the negative environmental consequences <br />that improperly designed and operated or poorly controlled disposal facilities <br />create; and <br />WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village recognizes that a cooperative <br />effort of multiple jurisdictions can address the critical solid waste disposal <br />problem in the most comprehensive, environmentally safe and cost effective <br />manner; and <br />