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City commission to consider solid waste ordinances for businesses on May 5

Public notice

Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances whose titles appear below will be considered for First Reading on the 5th day of May, 2022, at a City Commission meeting and if passed on First Reading will be considered for Second Reading on the 19th day of May, 2022. The meeting for First Reading begins at 10:00 a.m. and the ordinances will be read as soon thereafter as may be heard. The meeting for Second Reading begins at 10:00 am and the ordinances will be read as soon thereafter as may be heard. The meeting is scheduled to be held in the City Hall Auditorium, on the first floor of City Hall, 200 East University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. Please visit the City s website or call 352-334-5015 to get the latest information on how to attend and participate in this meeting. A copy of said ordinances may be inspected by any member of the public at the office of the City Clerk on the first floor of City Hall during regular business hours located at 200 East University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. On the date mentioned above all interested parties may participate in the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances. If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in this meeting, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at (352)334-5051 at least two business days in advance. TTY (Text Telephone Telecommunication Device) users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). For Speech to Speech (STS) relay, please call 1-877-955-5334. For STS Spanish to Spanish relay, please call 1-877-955-8773. For STS Spanish to English relay, please call 1-844-463-9710.

ORDINANCE NO. 210129

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending Article III titled Solid Waste of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances by revising definitions; adding requirements for commercial generators of solid waste, commercially-collected residential property, and recovered material registrants; requiring commercially-collected properties of a certain size to have a lease transition plan; requiring retail prescription drug distributors to provide take back programs for prescription drugs; requiring commercial establishments to have additional recycling containers; requiring property owners to provide commercial tenants with adequate space for solid waste and recycling; creating a new division regulating single-use plastic and polystyrene products; providing for civil citations, general penalties in section 1-9, injunctive relief, and code enforcement; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date and an enforcement date.

ORDINANCE NO. 200381

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Code of Ordinances by creating Division 6, titled Food Waste within Article III of Chapter 27; requiring registrations for food waste collectors; providing for an appeal process for revocation of food waste registrations; requiring commercially-collected residential properties to establish a food waste collection program; requiring commercial establishments to collect food waste and provide food waste containers; providing for civil citations, general penalties in section 1-9, injunctive relief, and code enforcement; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date and an enforcement date.

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ORDINANCE NO. 210626

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Code of Ordinances by creating Division 7, titled Food Diversion within Article III of Chapter 27; requiring certain food oriented commercial establishments to follow a food waste diversion hierarchy; providing for general penalties in section 1-9, injunctive relief, and code enforcement; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date and an enforcement date.

Note: All persons are advised that, if any person decides to appeal a decision of this body with respect to any matter considered at the above-referenced meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

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