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File #: 19-687    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/7/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 11/18/2019 Final action:
Title: SUBJECT: Review of Council Directed Variations of Scenario 3 of the Draft Report of the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study with R3 Consulting Group, Inc., Approval of the Report and Request to Set a Public Hearing Following the Proposition 218 Notification REPORT IN BRIEF Presentation of Variations of Scenario 3 per Council Direction and the Draft Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study Report; and, B. Selecting a Version of Scenario 3 and specifying with OR without an additional third party litter abatement funding; and, C. Authorizing staff to proceed with the Public Notification process following Proposition 218 guidelines; and, D. Setting a Public Hearing for February 18, 2020, at 6:00 PM to approve the amended rates.
Attachments: 1. Draft - Final Report on the 2018 Solid Waste and Related Services Rate Study, 2. Scenario 3 Rate Options, 3. Information only - Presentation from Council Meeting November 4, 2019, 4. Refuse Combined Presentation for Council Meeting 11-18-2019.pdf
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Report Prepared by: Monique Gama, Recycling Coordinator - Public Works

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SUBJECT: Review of Council Directed Variations of Scenario 3 of the Draft Report of the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study with R3 Consulting Group, Inc., Approval of the Report and Request to Set a Public Hearing Following the Proposition 218 Notification

REPORT IN BRIEF
Presentation of Variations of Scenario 3 per Council Direction and the Draft Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Approving the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services Rate Study Report; and,

B. Selecting a Version of Scenario 3 and specifying with OR without an additional third party litter abatement funding; and,

C. Authorizing staff to proceed with the Public Notification process following Proposition 218 guidelines; and,

D. Setting a Public Hearing for February 18, 2020, at 6:00 PM to approve the amended rates.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Deny the Solid Waste Collection and Related Services rate changes as recommended; or,
2. Refer back to staff for further study; or,
3. Continue action until a future City Council meeting and updating Public Hearing date, specifying date.

AUTHORITY
Article II, Section 200, and Article IV, Section 405 of the Merced Municipal Code, and Article XIII of the California State Constitution in accordance with MMCC, Title 15.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION
The City's Solid Waste Collection and Related Services are considered a self-supporting enterprise fund where revenue is derived primarily from refuse, recycling and green waste collection service. Rates for collection services were last revised January 2015 with minimally set annual increases through December 2019. While the Solid Waste Division has been maximally efficient with funds and resources, due to operation changes beyond our control and increased costs, t...

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