WHEREAS, the general law codified in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 211, Part 7, known as the Jackson Law, provides for local approval of the construction of privately owned landfills; and,

WHEREAS, the procedures of the Jackson Law cannot be used by a county unless the county legislative body approves of its use by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote; and,

WHEREAS, the people of County desire that the county legislative body approve of the construction of privately owned landfills for solid waste disposal before such landfills are constructed in the county, including those constructed within the boundaries of municipalities in County;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the county legislative body of County, Tennessee, meeting in session on this day of , 20 in , Tennessee, that the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 211, Part 7, particularly sections 68-211-701 through 68-211-705 and 68-211-707, regarding county legislative body approval of new privately owned landfills for solid waste disposal are approved and are applicable in County Tennessee from the date of approval of this resolution.

Adopted this _______ day of ___________, 20___


APPROVED:





County Executive


ATTEST:




County Clerk