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File #: 20-1556    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/12/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/8/2020 Final action: 12/8/2020
Title: HEARING - Environmental Management Department recommending the Board consider the following regarding the solid waste collection rates for South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc., Areas A and B: 1) Based on the analysis completed by Crowe LLP, find that a 5.77% increase to the existing rates be in accordance with the base year rate setting process as outlined in the Solid Waste Rate Setting Policies and Procedures Manual; and 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 190-2020 authorizing an increase to the solid waste collection rates for South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc., Areas A and B, by 5.77% for the 2021 base year to be effective January 1, 2021. FUNDING: User Fees / Franchise Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Resolution Routing Sheet, 2. B - Resolution Authorizing Rate Increase for Areas A and B, 3. C - South Tahoe Refuse 2021 Base Year Rate Application, 4. D - Crowe LLP 2021 Base Year Rate Analysis, 5. E - EMD Public Notice for Franchise Area A, 6. F - EMD Public Notice for Franchise Area B, 7. G - South Tahoe Refuse Public Notices for Areas A and B, 8. Executed Resolution 190-2020
Related files: 19-1749, 18-1850, 14-1186, 12-0494, 12-1460
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HEARING - Environmental Management Department recommending the Board consider the following regarding the solid waste collection rates for South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc., Areas A and B:
1) Based on the analysis completed by Crowe LLP, find that a 5.77% increase to the existing rates be in accordance with the base year rate setting process as outlined in the Solid Waste Rate Setting Policies and Procedures Manual; and
2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 190-2020 authorizing an increase to the solid waste collection rates for South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc., Areas A and B, by 5.77% for the 2021 base year to be effective January 1, 2021.

FUNDING: User Fees / Franchise Fees.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On July 10, 2020, South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc., (South Tahoe Refuse) submitted a Base Year Rate Application (Application) (Attachment C) to the South Lake Tahoe Basin Waste Management Authority staff for rate year 2021. The South Lake Tahoe Basin Waste Management Authority a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), is comprised of the City of South Lake Tahoe, California; Douglas County, Nevada; and El Dorado County, California (Member Agencies). The JPA is responsible for overseeing regional cooperation regarding solid waste and coordinating solid waste program planning and reporting to the Member Agencies. South Tahoe Refuse is the franchise hauler for these three jurisdictions. JPA rate setting is guided by the JPA’s March 2012 Solid Waste Rate Setting Policies and Procedures Manual (Rate Manual). The Rate Manual was developed by NewPoint Group (now Crowe LLP) for the JPA, with the intent of establishing a consistent process and application for all Member Agencies to use in their respective solid waste franchise agreements.

On May 1, 2012 (Item 11, File No. 12-0494), the Board adopted Resolution 043-2012, authorizing a new Solid Waste Services Agreement (Franchise Agreement) with South Tahoe Refuse. The new Franchise Agreement incorporated the JPA appr...

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