MEETINGS: Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every March, June, September and December at 1pm MST in the Maricopa County Northwest County Facility Conference Room at 12975 W. Bell Road in Surprise.
MEETING NOTICE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: Link to Disclosure Statement
LIAISON: Darren Gerard, Deputy Director, Planning and Development, (602) 506-7139
FORMATION AUTHORITY: A.R.S. § 11-830
COMPOSITION: A.R.S. § 11-830 D. The board of supervisors of any county that establishes an aggregate mining operations zoning district shall appoint an aggregate mining operations recommendation committee for the district. The committee shall consist of not more than seven operators, or representatives of operators, of active aggregate mining operations in any district within the county and an equal number of property owners, who are not operators, who are not employed by operators and who do not represent operators, residing within one mile of the boundaries of aggregate mining operations or a proposed aggregate mining operation in the district for which the committee is established. An aggregate mining operator may serve on more than one committee in the same county. The board of supervisors shall determine the length of terms of members of the committee and shall stagger the initial appointments so that not all members' terms expire at the same time. Members of the committee who no longer qualify for membership as provided by this subsection are subject to removal and replacement by the board of supervisors. The committee shall elect a member who is an aggregate mining operator to serve as chairman for the first year in which the committee is created. For each year thereafter, the chairman shall be elected by the members of the committee with a member who is a property owner and a member who is an aggregate mining operator serving as chairman in alternate years. The committee is subject to the open meeting requirements of title 38, chapter 3, article 3.1.
DUTIES AND POWERS: A.R.S. § 11-830 E. 1-3: "1. By a majority vote of all members make recommendations to the board of supervisors for aggregate mining zoning districts and administrative regulations as provided in this section. The board of supervisors may adopt or reject such recommendations but may not make any modifications to the recommendations unless such modification is approved by a majority of the members of the recommendation committee." 2. Serve as a forum for mediation of disputes between members of the public and aggregate mining owners or operators. If the committee is unable to resolve a dispute, the committee shall transmit the matter to the state mine inspector, with written findings and recommendations, for further action. 3. Hear written complaints filed with the state mine inspector regarding alleged material deviations from approved community notices for aggregate mining operations and make written recommendations to the state mine inspector pursuant to section 27-446."