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File #: 12-0481    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 4/16/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/1/2012 Final action: 5/1/2012
Title: Hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 049-2012 adjusting the solid waste collection rates for South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc. by 4.48 percent to be effective May 1, 2012.
Attachments: 1. A - STR Resolution, 2. B - STR 2012 Base Year Rate Application, 5.31.11.pdf, 3. C - NewPoint Group Review 3.27.12.pdf, 4. D - Proof of Public Notice, 5. RES 049-2012
Title
Hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 049-2012 adjusting the solid waste collection rates for South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc. by 4.48 percent to be effective May 1, 2012.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: There is no change to Net County Cost.

Background: At the April 6, 2010 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board directed staff to negotiate an extension to the South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc. Franchise Agreement incorporating the new rate setting methodology (Legistar item 10-0287). On May 24, 2011, the Environmental Management Department provided an update on the proposed new Solid Waste Services Agreement (Agreement) negotiations and recommended the Board provide direction regarding the incorporation of the new Solid Waste Rate Setting Policies and Procedures Manual (Manual). The goal was to incorporate the updated Manual into the new Agreement. The Board approved the item (Legistar item 11-0544).

The South Lake Tahoe Basin Waste Management Authority (JPA) staff, NewPoint Group, and South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc. (STR) staff have been working diligently to collectively finalize the Manual. The JPA Board took action at its April 6, 2012, meeting to adopt the final Manual with the intent of the participating jurisdictions incorporating the approved Manual into their Solid Waste Service Agreements. An agenda item for approval of the new STR Solid Waste Services Agreement which incorporates the new manual is scheduled to be heard by the Board of Supervisors on May 1, 2012.

During the finalization of the Manual process, on May 31, 2011, STR submitted its Base Year Rate Adjustment Application to the JPA for Base Year 2012. STR requested a rate increase of 10.58 percent for the City of South Lake Tahoe and Douglas County, and 9.81 percent for the County of El Dorado to become effective January 1, 2012. (Attachment B). Based on the significant requested rate adjustment, the JPA staff recommended conducting a comprehensive STR Base Year 2012 A...

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