St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District Executive Board

Details about the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District Executive Board

Overview

The District shall be managed by an Executive Board to consist of thirteen members, four of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of St. Louis and approved by the Board of Aldermen.

The remaining members for St. Charles County, St. Louis County and Jefferson County shall be appointed in a manner provided by the ordinance or order of such counties for the formation of the District.

Apply to Serve (5 openings) View board website
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 11 active board members (maximum 13)
Name Role End Date
Jerry Brown Member 01/01/2025
Kara Dunnam Member 01/01/2025
John Haasis Member 01/01/2025
Pat Kelly Chairperson 01/01/2025
Dave Kuppler Member 01/01/2025
Skip Mange Member 01/01/2025
Ryan Tiley Vice Chairperson 01/01/2025
Tim Warren Member 01/01/2025
Donald (Don) Orf Jr. Member 12/19/2021
Serving Beyond Term
Beth Lewandowski Member 09/18/2013
Serving Beyond Term
Jean Ponzi Member 12/19/2012
Serving Beyond Term

Authorizing Legislation

Ordinance 62473 (1991). Rev. Mo. Stat. 260.305 - 260.320.

Board Duties and Purpose

The District is formed for the purpose of performing all functions and duties of Solid Waste Management Districts under the Act as amended, shall have all powers granted to it by the Act as amended, and, pursuant to Section 260.305.2 RSMo Supp. 1991, shall be a body corporate of the state.

1. The executive board shall meet within thirty (30) days after the selection of the initial members. The time and place of the first meeting of the board shall be designated by the council. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum. At its first meeting the board shall elect a chairman from its members and select a secretary, treasurer and such officers or employees as it deems expedient or necessary for the accomplishment of its purposes. The secretary and treasurer need not be members of the board.

2. The executive board may adopt, alter or repeal its own bylaws, rules and regulations governing the manner in which its business may be transacted, including procedures for the replacement of persons who habitually fail to attend board meetings, and may establish its fiscal year, adopt an official seal, apply for and accept grants, gifts or appropriations from any public or private sector, make all expenditures which are incidental and necessary to carry out its purposes and powers, and take such action, enter into such agreements and exercise all other powers and functions necessary or appropriate to carry out the duties and purposes of sections 260.200 to 260.345.

3. The executive board shall:

(1) Review and comment upon applications for permits submitted pursuant to section 260.205, for solid waste processing facilities and solid waste disposal areas which are to be located within the region or, if located in an adjacent region, which will impact solid waste management practices within the region;

(2) Prepare and recommend to the council a solid waste management plan for the district;

(3) Identify illegal dump sites and provide all available information about such sites to the appropriate county prosecutor and to the department;

(4) Establish an education program to inform the public about responsible solid waste management practices;

(5) Establish procedures to minimize the introduction of small quantities of hazardous waste, including household hazardous waste, into the solid waste stream;

(6) Assure adequate capacity to manage waste which is not otherwise removed from the solid waste stream; and

(7) Appoint one or more geographically balanced advisory committees composed of the representatives of commercial generators, representatives of the solid waste management industry, and two citizens unaffiliated with a solid waste facility or operation to assess and make recommendations on solid waste management.

4. The executive board may enter into contracts with any person or entity for services related to any component of the solid waste management system. Bid specifications for solid waste management services shall be designed to meet the objectives of sections 260.200 to 260.345, encourage small businesses to engage and compete in the delivery of solid waste management services and to minimize the long-run cost of managing solid waste. Bid specifications shall enumerate the minimum components and minimum quantities of waste products which shall be recycled by the successful bidder. The board shall divide the district into units to maximize access for small businesses when it requests bids for solid waste management services, but in no case shall a district executive board perform solid waste management projects that compete with a qualified private enterprise.

5. No person shall serve as a member of the council or of the executive board who is a stockholder, officer, agent, attorney or employee or who is in any way pecuniarily interested in any business which engages in any aspect of solid waste management regulated under sections 260.200 to 260.345; provided, however, that such member may own stock in a publicly traded corporation which may be involved in solid waste management as long as such holdings are not substantial.

Member Requirements

Appointments require Board of Aldermen approval.

The St. Louis- Jefferson Solid Waste Management District shall be managed by an Executive Board to consist of five members for St. Louis County, four members for the City of St. Louis two members for Jefferson County, and two members for St. Charles County.

The members for the City of St. Louis shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen. They shall be residents of the City during their tenure.

The members for St. Louis County, St. Charles and Jefferson shall be appointed in a manner provided by the ordinance or order of such counties for the formation of the District.

Thereafter each member appointed shall serve a 4 year term. Each member shall hold office until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified.

In the event a vacancy exists or when a member's term expires, a successor member shall be appointed for the respective political subdivision as provided in such political subdivision's ordinance or order for the formation of the District. Members appointed to fill unexpired terms shall only serve until such unexpired term expires. Pending any appointment to fill any such vacancy, the remaining members may conduct Board business.

The members of the Board shall select a Chairperson to serve for a term of 1-year; and such other officers as it deems necessary; the office of Chairperson shall be held, seriatim, by representatives of each political subdivision comprising the District.

-----No city official shall be appointed member of the Executive (Charter, and per legal opinion of 2/13/92), no person shall serve as a member who is a stockholder, officer, agent, attorney or employee of any bus. which engages in any aspect of solid waste management.

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