File #: 16-214    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/12/2016 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority/Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 6/6/2016 Final action: 6/6/2016
Title: SUBJECT: Authorizing Application for CalRecycle Grant REPORT IN BRIEF Adopt a Resolution authorizing submittal of applications for CalRecycle grants. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt Resolution 2016-22, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, authorizing submittal of application to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for payment programs and related authorizations.
Attachments: 1. Resolution - 2016

 

Report Prepared by: Dan Arnold, Public Works Manager - Operations

 

Title

SUBJECT: Authorizing Application for CalRecycle Grant

 

REPORT IN BRIEF

Adopt a Resolution authorizing submittal of applications for CalRecycle grants.

 

RECOMMENDATION

City Council - Adopt Resolution 2016-22, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, authorizing submittal of application to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for payment programs and related authorizations.

 

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ALTERNATIVES

1.  Approve, as recommended by staff; or,

2.  Approve, subject to other than recommended by staff (identify specific findings and/or conditions amended to be addressed in the motion); or,

3.  Deny; or,

4.  Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items (specific items to be addressed in the motion); or,

5.  Continue to a future meeting (date and time to be specified in the motion).

 

AUTHORITY

Public Resources Code Section 14581(a).

 

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES

N/A.

 

DISCUSSION

Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 14581(a)(4)(A) of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) distributes and awards grant funds annually to eligible cities and counties specifically for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities for cities that are eligible.

 

The goal of CalRecycle’s grant programs are to reach and maintain an 80 percent recycling rate for all California Refund Value (CRV) beverage containers - aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal - and provide assistance funds for Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup.  CalRecycle funds projects implemented by cities and counties that will assist in reaching and maintaining this goal.

 

The proposed action will support the City’s goal to reduce waste in the City by recycling, and comply with CalRecycle Law AB341 75% solid waste reduction by 2020.

 

Authorizing submittal of application(s) for all CalRecycle grants for which the City is eligible will allow the City’s Recycling Coordinator to seek appropriate grants and apply on behalf of the Public Works Department.

 

The City Manager or designee would be authorized and empowered to execute in the name of the City all grant documents, including, but not limited to, applications, agreements, and requests for payment, necessary to secure grant funds and implement the approved grant projects. 

 

IMPACT ON CITY RESOURCES

None; there are no matching funds required for this grant.

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.  Resolution