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File #: 12-0855    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 7/9/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/31/2012 Final action: 7/31/2012
Title: HEARING: Consider the adoption of Resolution 105-2012 establishing delinquent mandatory refuse collection fees as special assessments and providing for collection in the same manner as ad valorem property taxes for South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc.
Attachments: 1. A - Solid Waste Management Ordinance.pdf, 2. B - Courtesy letter.pdf, 3. C - STR collection procedures.pdf, 4. D - Amended Resolution 7-31-12 Amended on 7-30-12, 5. E - Ltr. from Bruce Davis attached 7-25-12.pdf, 6. Fully executed Resolution 105-2012.pdf
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HEARING: Consider the adoption of Resolution 105-2012 establishing delinquent mandatory refuse collection fees as special assessments and providing for collection in the same manner as ad valorem property taxes for South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc.
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $0

Funding
Budgeted $0
New Funding $
Savings $
Other $
Total Funding Available $0
Change To Net County Cost $0


Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: None

Background:
On December 31, 1970, the California Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) approved an ordinance prohibiting the issuance of a building permit for any Lake Tahoe occupancy unless solid waste export was provided by a licensed or franchised solid waste hauler, or by a public agency.

In October 1972, El Dorado County voters passed a mandatory collection ordinance for all residential units in the unincorporated area of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The goals of mandatory refuse collection are to: a) reduce illegal disposal; b) provide for expanded disposal, recycling and yard waste programs which support the County's compliance with AB 939 that mandated 50% diversion by the year 2000; and c) institute a consolidated and single refuse collection rate within designated mandatory collection areas.

In January 1999, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance Code that authorizes the mandatory collection of fees via property tax liens that remain unpaid for period of (90) days. (Exhibit A - Solid Waste Management Ordinance section 8.42.250)

Reason for Recommendation:
The lien process was developed as a result of a large number of delinquent accounts within the South Tahoe Refuse Co, Inc. (STR) collection area that were affecting rates. Specifically, the 1998 rate review and audit of STR's financial position revealed that a portion of the required general rate increase was necessary to offset over $30...

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