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File #: 11-0064    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 1/13/2011 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/1/2011 Final action: 2/1/2011
Title: HEARING - Consider adoption of Resolution adjusting the solid waste collection rates for South Tahoe Refuse, Inc. by either 1.9% to be effective February 1, 2011 with the understanding that an additional rate increase will be considered for January 1, 2012, or 24.33% to be effective February 1, 2011. (Est. Time: 15 Min.) Resolution 019-2011
Attachments: 1. A - STR Resolution 1.9%.pdf, 2. B - STR Resolution 24.33%.pdf, 3. Fully executed Resolution 019-2011
Title
HEARING - Consider adoption of Resolution adjusting the solid waste collection rates for South Tahoe Refuse, Inc. by either 1.9% to be effective February 1, 2011 with the understanding that an additional rate increase will be considered for January 1, 2012, or 24.33% to be effective February 1, 2011. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
Resolution 019-2011
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: There is no change in Net County Cost.

Background:

In accordance with the Franchise Collection Agreement between El Dorado County and South Tahoe Refuse, Inc., Section 19 - Compensation, the Board of Supervisors shall set the rates to be charged by the Grantee. The Agreement provides that the Board shall set the Contractors rates at least every two years to compensate the Grantee for its allowed costs of providing services and a profit determined in accordance with Section 19 of the Agreement.

On August 18, 2010, the Environmental Management Department received the South Tahoe Refuse Co., Inc. (STR) Annual Summary 2010 and letter requesting a rate adjustment of 24.33%. The basis for this request was STRs annual summary forecast for fiscal year 2011 which calculates a revenue shortfall for El Dorado County of $503,962. In addition to transmitting the required annual summary, the August 18th letter described South Tahoe Refuses desire to negotiate a new franchise agreement with El Dorado County similar to the agreements STR has with the City of South Lake Tahoe and Douglas County, Nevada. The letter went on to state that if El Dorado County agreed to a new Franchise Agreement, STR would adjust its 2010 request and propose a 1.9% rate increase per the garbage and trash collection CPI index as publish by the Bureau of Labor Statistics; effective January 1, 2011. STR would then include El Dorado County in the consolidated general rate increase next August for new rates to be implemented on January 1, 2012 under the terms of the new rate manual. (Attachment A)

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