Berlin Town Manager Denise McNair has been reelected to serve a one-year term as treasurer of the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility Operating Committee (BRRFOC), the regional organization responsible for the safe disposal of municipal solid waste generated in the fourteen member towns and cities it represents. McNair, a member of the BRRFOC board since becoming town manager in November 2008, was unanimously elected by her fellow board members at the BRRFOC’s annual meeting on December 16, 2011. Other officers elected at the meeting were Bristol Mayor Arthur J. Ward, president; Wolcott Mayor Thomas G. Dunn, vice president; and Branford First Selectman Anthony J. “Unk” DaRos, secretary.
“It has been a pleasure – and challenge – to serve as BRRFOC’s treasurer at a time when our member communities are facing such difficult economic conditions’” said McNair. “Fortunately, while times continue to be tough, we were able to hold the line on member town tipping fees when we adopted our fiscal 2011-2012 budget last February – and those fees already were at their lowest level in six years.
"Clearly, ongoing cost-control measures and effective long-term planning have gone a long way toward ensuring that BRRFOC fulfills its mission in a cost-effective manner,” she added. “But we cannot rest on our laurels. We must continue to do everything we can to keep costs under control without sacrificing the quality and safety of the services we administer. That is the challenge facing us when we meet in February to adopt our budgets and tipping fees for fiscal 2013. I am confident we will meet that challenge once again.”
The Bristol Resource Recovery Operating Committee is responsible for administering the region’s municipal solid waste disposal program, including overseeing the region’s waste-to-energy facility operated by Covanta Bristol. The BRRFOC is comprised of representatives from 14 member cities and towns serving more than 300,000 people. Member municipalities include: Berlin, Branford, Bristol, Burlington, Hartland, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Seymour, Southington, Warren, Washington and Wolcott. All BRRFOC meetings are open to the press and the public. Information about the Committee and its programs is available at the BRRFOC office at 43 Enterprise Drive, Bristol; by calling 860-585-0419; or on the Web at www.brrfoc.org