County Ordinance Establishing the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board


 


 

 

 

An Ordinance Establishing

a Nuclear Waste Advisory

Board and Establishing the

Duties Thereof.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 271

 

BILL NO. 3-11-92

 

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE WHITE PINE COUNTY NUCLEAR WASTE ADVISORY BOARD AND ESTABLISHING THE DITIES THEREOF; AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO.

        WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of White Pine County, State of Nevada, desire study and advice regarding the potential impact of Nuclear Waste Transportation through White Pine County; and

        WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of White Pine County, State of Nevada, is authorized to establish advisory boards by ordinance pursuant to N.R.S. 244.1945.

        NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of County Commissioners of the County of White Pine, do ordain:

SECTION I

CODE ADDITION

        There is hereby added to the White Pine County Code, a new chapter designated as Chapter 2.77, White Pine County Nuclear Waste Advisory Board, reading as follows:

        2.77.010 Establishment. There is hereby established and created a White Pine County Nuclear Waste Advisory Board pursuant to N.R.S. 244.1948 as an advisory board to assist the Board of County Commissioners in evaluating the impact of Nuclear Waste being transported through White Pine County to the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository Site.

        2.77.020 Membership. The White Pine Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall consist of fourteen (14) members who shall represent a combination of the following entities:

White Pine County Fair and Recreation Board

City Council, City of Ely

Regional Transportation Commission

Ely Volunteer Fire Department

Municipal Water and Sewer Board

Overall Economic Development Plan

White Pine County Engineer

McGill-Ruth Consolidated Sewer & Water General Improvement District

White Pine County Public Works

White Pine County Sheriff

Department of Transportation

Regional Planning Commission

Emergency Management

Aviation

Economic Diversification

White Pine County Fire District

        2.77.030 Terms of Office, Removal and Vacancies. The Term of office for the members of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall be four (4) years and shall expire December 31st of their respective years. The terms of the members shall be overlapping and the membership of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board first appointed shall include four (4) who shall serve until December 31, 1995; four who shall serve until December 31, 1994; three (3) who shall serve until December 31, 1993 and three (3) who shall serve until December 31, 1992.

        Members may be removed, after a public hearing if requested, by a majority vote of the Board of County Commissioners of White Pine County for efficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance of office.

        Vacancies occurring otherwise than through the expiration of term of office shall be filled for the unexpired term.

        2.77.040 Compensation and Expenses. Members of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall serve without compensation, except for reasonable travel made necessary in the fulfillment of their official duties.

        2.77.050 Chairman and Officers. The Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall elect its Chairman from among the appointed members, and the term of such elected Chairman shall be one (1) year, with eligibility for re-election to successive terms.

        The Advisory Board shall create and fill such other offices as it may deem necessary.

        2.77.060 Expenditures. The expenditures of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board, exclusive of any gifts received by it, shall be subject to, and within, the amounts appropriated for that purpose by the Board of County Commissioners, which shall provide the funds, equipment and accommodations necessary for the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board to work.

        2.77.070 Meetings, Rules and Records. The Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall hold such meetings as circumstances may require or render desirable for the performance of its functions and the proper discharge of its duties and responsibilities. A majority of the membership shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting business. Action by the Advisory Board shall be by majority vote.

        The Advisory Board shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations, which record shall be public record.

        2.77.080 Duties. The Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall serve as an advisory board to assist the Board of County Commissioners and the Nuclear Waste Coordinator regarding the impact of nuclear waste being transported through White Pine County, Nevada.

        2.77.090 Reports and Recommendations. The Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall make a report of its findings, determinations or recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on all matters considered by said Nuclear Waste Advisory Board for final action and/or disposition by said Board of County Commissioners, as may be authorized under applicable law or ordinance.

        No recommendation of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall be binding on the County or the Board of Commissioners.

        2.77.100 Place of Meeting. The Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall meet pursuant to lawful notice at such locations as the Chairman of said Advisory Board deems convenient, including, but not limited to, nuclear waste outside White Pine County, Nevada.

SECTION II

REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES

        Any or all ordinances or parts of ordinances heretofore adopted by the White Pine County Commissioners which are in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION III
SEVERABILITY

        If any provisions of this Ordinance are held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions and each provision is hereby declared to be severable.

SECTION IV

EFFECTIVE DATE

        This ordinance shall take effect from and after passage, approval and publication.

        PROPOSED on the 11th day of March, 1992.

        PROPOSED by Commissioner Costello.

        PASSED on the 1st day of April, 1992.

        VOTE:          

AYES: Commissioner John A. Chachas
  Commissioner Bunny Hill
  Commissioner Barlow White
  Commissioner Julio Costello
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Commissioner John S. Lampros

ATTEST:

Mary Sue Johnson

Clerk of the Board        

     

      THIS ORDINANCE shall be in force and effect from and after the 20th day of April, 1992.

 

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Summary:  An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 271, White Pine County Nuclear Waste Advisory Board Ordinance:

 

BILL NO. 2-24-93A

ORDINANCE NO. 282

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WHITE PINE COUNTY NUCLEAR WASTE ADVISORY BOARD ORDINANCE, ORDINANCE NO. 271, AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP AND TERM OF OFFICE PROVISIONS; AND REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO.

        WHEREAS, N.R.S. 244.119 provides that the County Code may by ordinance regularly passed, adopted and published be amended or extended; and

        WHEREAS, the White Pine County Board of County Commissioners is desirous of amending the membership and term of office provisiones of the White Pine County Nuclear Waste Advisory Board Ordinance, and

        WHEREAS, the White Pine County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously as a regular meeting held on February 10, 1993 to amend Ordinance No. 271 to modify the membership and term of office provisiones contained within the White Pine County Nuclear Waste Advisory Board Ordinance;

        NOW THEREFORE, THE WHITE PINE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DO ORDAIN:

SECTION I

CODE AMENDMENT

        SECTION 2.77.020 IS HEREBY AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

        2.77.020. Membership. The White Pine County Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall consist of five (5) at large members who shall represent Baker, Lund, McGill, Ruth and Ely, and eight (8) members who shall represent each of the following entities:

White Pine County Commission

Economic Diversification

City of Ely City Council

White Pine County Fire Dist.

Department of Transportation

White Pine County Sheriff

Emergency Management

Indian Tribal Representative

        Section 277.030 IS HEREBY AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

        2.77.030 Terms of Office, Removal and Vacancies. The term of office for the members of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board shall be four (4) years and shall expire December 31st of their respective years. The terms of the members shall be overlapping and the membership of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board first appointed shall include four (4) who shall serve until December 31, 1995; four (4) who shall serve until December 31, 1994; three (3) who shall serve until December 31, 1993 and two (2) who shall serve until December 31, 1992.

SECTION II
REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES

            Any and all Ordinances or parts of Ordinances heretofore adopted by the White Pine County Board of County Commissioners which are in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION III

SEVERABILITY

        If any provision of this ORDINANCE are held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions and each provision is hereby declared to be severable.

SECTION IV

EFFECTIVE DATE

This Ordinance shall take effect from and after passage, approval and publication as required by law, to-whit: From and after the 13 day of April, 1993.

        PROPOSED on the 24 day of February, 1993.

        PROPOSED by Commissioner Julio Costello.

        PASSED on the 24th day of March, 1993

        VOTE:          

AYES: Brent Eldridge
  Claude Rose
  John A. Chachas
  Julio Costello
  Wayne Cameron
NAYS: None

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