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File #: 21-0851    Version: 1 Name: Discussion regarding the proposed second amendment to the Host Agreement between Lake County, the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) and the owner of the Zion Landfill, GFL, Inc.
Type: discussion Status: Executive Session Items
File created: 5/17/2021 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/27/2021
Title: Discussion regarding the proposed second amendment to the Host Agreement between Lake County, the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) and the owner of the Zion Landfill, GFL, Inc.
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Discussion regarding the proposed second amendment to the Host Agreement between Lake County, the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) and the owner of the Zion Landfill, GFL, Inc.

Staff Summary
* On January 28, 2010 Lake County, SWALCO and Veolia Zion Landfill, Inc. entered into a Host Agreement covering the Zion Landfill. The Agreement was amended by the parties on June 24, 2010 to clarify the payment of the local surcharge fee had been changed by an agreement between Lake County and SWALCO to divide that fee.
* The Host Agreement contains provisions for guaranteed access to the capacity at the Zion Landfill for waste generated in Lake County, additional environmental safeguards and the payment of host fees.
* The County and SWALCO have been negotiating with the owners of the Zion Landfill (GFL, Inc.) for nearly two years and included representatives from the City of Zion at those negotiations.
* The proposed second amendment includes provisions for additional environmental safeguards addressing odor control, noise control, litter control, wind erosion/particulate matter emission control plan, bird mitigation plan and development of a community relations program and dedicated website for the Zion Landfill. It also includes a provision for guaranteed access to capacity at the proposed expanded landfill for Lake County generated waste.
* The 2019 Lake County Solid Waste Management Plan requires that all entities with existing host agreements at either landfill shall have those agreements extended if either landfill proposes an expansion. These agreements must be amended prior to a siting application being filed for an expansion.
* The proposed Second Amendment to the Host Agreement will be presented to the Financial and Administrative Committee on May 27, 2021 for discussion and will be brought back to Public Works Planning and Transportation on June 30, 2021 for final action and to Financial and Administrative on July 1, 2021 for final action, wi...

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