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File #: 190180.    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 7/24/2019 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 8/15/2019 Final action: 8/15/2019
Title: Interlocal Agreement to Create a Joint Strategic Zero Waste Plan (B) Agreement between Alachua County and the City of Gainesville to contract with Kessler Consulting, Inc. to assist in creating a joint strategic plan to move the City and County toward a goal of Zero Waste. The City’s share of the Total Projected Budget for this work is $62,260.
Attachments: 1. 190180_Interlocal_CoG_County_ZeroWaste_20190815
Title

Interlocal Agreement to Create a Joint Strategic Zero Waste Plan (B)

Agreement between Alachua County and the City of Gainesville to contract with Kessler Consulting, Inc. to assist in creating a joint strategic plan to move the City and County toward a goal of Zero Waste. The City’s share of the Total Projected Budget for this work is $62,260.

Explanation

After the City Commission and Board of County Commissioners both passed resolutions adopting a Zero Waste goal, the parties agreed to work together to create a strategic plan identifying and exploring various alternatives for solid waste reduction/diversion/recycling. They further agreed to engage the assistance of a qualified contractor utilizing an existing contract from another local government that has been competitively procured. Kessler Consulting, Inc. (the Contractor) who wrote the training manual for the Zero Waste Certification program used by the Solid Waste Association of North America will conduct an analysis of our current systems, assist with the development of a strategic plan, and create a timeline for implementation.

The purpose of this interlocal agreement is to establish the responsibilities of the City and County in the procurement of a consultant to: 1) evaluate and report to the Parties the current status of waste reduction/diversion/recycling in the City and County; 2) use those results to analyze policies, programs and infrastructure in order to develop strategies that will offer the greatest potential for waste reduction/diversion/ recycling in our community and; 3) issue a report containing recommended strategies and laying out a Strategic Plan for achieving Zero Waste.

The City and County agree that the costs and expenses to be incurred in accomplishing the intent of this joint plan will be apportioned equally between the Parties. After execution by the Parties, this Interlocal Agreement shall commence and continue through September 30, 2020 with the option for b...

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