Of the eight Washtenaw County, Mich., communities involved in serious talks about forming a regional recycling authority, the city of Ann Arbor is the only holdout.
The Ann Arbor News reports that seven county cities have already adopted articles of incorporation to become members of the new Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority. Ann Arbor still could decide to join, according to the report, but the authority would have to agree to amend its articles of incorporation to allow it. Plus, it would need to go through the governing bodies of all seven members.
The city’s staff and Environmental Commission have recommended that the Ann Arbor City Council request joining “to gain the benefits of working cooperatively with other regional partners on recycling efforts.”
The Ann Arbor News has more:
A new regional recycling authority is expected to hold its first meeting next week.
At the table will be seven Washtenaw County municipalities that have adopted articles of incorporation to become members of the Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority.
That includes the cities of Dexter, Saline and Ypsilanti, and the townships of Ann Arbor, Pittsfield, Scio and Ypsilanti.