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File #: 21-0905    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/21/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action: 6/22/2021
Title: HEARING - Environmental Management Department recommending the Board: 1) Based on the analysis completed by Crowe, LLP, find that a 7.43% increase to the existing solid waste collection rates for Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Co., doing business as Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is 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 068-2021 (Attachment B), adjusting the solid waste collection rates for the Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Co. area by 7.43% for the 2021 base year to become effective July 1, 2021. FUNDING: User Fees/Franchise Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approval, 2. B - Resolution 2021 Rate Inc 7.43%, 3. B - Revised Resolution 2021 Rate Inc 7.43% BOS Rcvd 6-17-2021, 4. C - TTSD '21-'22 Base Year Rate Application (West Shore Service Area), 5. D - TTSD BY 2022 Rate Review, 6. E - 2021 EMD Public Notice - TTSD, 7. Executed Resolution 068-2021, 8. Public Comment Rcvd 6-17-2021 BOS 6-22-2021.pdf
Related files: 20-0706, 19-0918, 13-0572, 15-0903, 18-0824
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HEARING - Environmental Management Department recommending the Board:
1) Based on the analysis completed by Crowe, LLP, find that a 7.43% increase to the existing solid waste collection rates for Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Co., doing business as Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is 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 068-2021 (Attachment B), adjusting the solid waste collection rates for the Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Co. area by 7.43% for the 2021 base year to become effective July 1, 2021.

FUNDING: User Fees/Franchise Fees.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On October 27, 2015 (Item No. 26, File No. 15-0903), the Board adopted Resolution No. 161-2015 authorizing a new Solid Waste Services Agreement (Franchise Agreement) with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Co. (Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal) for the collection of solid waste throughout the franchise area. The new Franchise Agreement incorporated a Solid Waste Rate Setting Policies and Procedures Manual (Rate Manual) developed by Crowe LLP.

The Rate Manual provides specific requirements for the setting of collection rates during “Base” years (every third year of the Franchise Agreement and “Interim” years (years falling between the base years). Base year rate adjustments require an in-depth financial analysis to determine if rates require adjustment, and whether or not an increase or decrease to rates is warranted. Interim year rate adjustments are calculated based upon 85% of the change in the U.S. City Average - Garbage and Trash Collection Consumer Price Index (CPI) of the previous 12 months (December to December). The franchise hauler is not obligated to request an increase in interim years.

The new Franchise Agreement incorporated the residential and commercial solid waste collection rates, as base years, adopted by the Board on June 23, 2015 (Item...

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