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File #: 11-0633    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 6/1/2011 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/21/2011 Final action: 6/21/2011
Title: HEARING - Per the request of Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal, Inc. and as outlined in the amended April 4, 1995 Franchise Agreement, consider their request to conduct a public hearing and adopt a Resolution increasing the solid waste collection rates by 5% in accordance with the current agreement, effective July 1, 2011. (Est. Time: 5 Min.) Resolution 093-2011
Attachments: 1. A - TTSD Public Notice, 2. B - TTSD Resolution 5%.pdf, 3. C - 5.18.11 from TTSD, 4. D - Fully executed Resolution 093-2011
Title
HEARING - Per the request of Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal, Inc. and as outlined in the amended April 4, 1995 Franchise Agreement, consider their request to conduct a public hearing and adopt a Resolution increasing the solid waste collection rates by 5% in accordance with the current agreement, effective July 1, 2011. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)
Resolution 093-2011
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: There is no change in Net County Cost. The attached Resolution indicates proposed solid waste rate levels.

Background:
In accordance with the amended Solid Waste Services Franchise Agreement with Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal (TTSD) Section 19B - Compensation, The Board of Supervisors shall set the rates to be charged by Grantee annually, provided Grantee requests such an increase in writing and is timely delivered to the Director of the County Environmental Management Department.

The Agreement also states that on the condition that Grantee is in compliance with the terms of the Franchise Agreement, an annual rate increase, if requested, shall be set at 5% starting July 1, 2010 and ending December 31, 2014. In addition, the Grantees failure to timely request a rate increase shall result in a waiver of the rate increase for the year in question.

Grantee shall submit to the County no later than March 15th of a given year their desire to exercise and receive the annual 5% rate increase to be effective July 1.

Recent Board Action: The Board granted TTSD a 4% rate increase (Legistar item 10-0463) on 5/18/10 for the 2010/11 Fiscal Year as requested by the Grantee.

Reason for Recommendation:
On March 11, 2011, the Environmental Management Department (EMD) received a letter from TTSD requesting an optional rate increase adjustment with the following options:

Option 1: A 2.5% increase in exchange for an extension of the contract term by one year with an associated increase, provided that it does not set precedent or in any way compromise their contractua...

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