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File #: 11-0816    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/14/2011 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/2/2011 Final action: 8/2/2011
Title: HEARING - Consider adoption of Resolution 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. (Est. Time: 15-20 Mins.) Resolution 138-2011
Attachments: 1. A - Solid Waste Management Ordinance, 2. B - Courtesy letter, 3. C - STR collection procedures, 4. D -Lien Resolution, 5. E - STR LIENS COUNTY 2011.pdf, 6. Fully executed Resolution 138-2011
Title
HEARING - Consider adoption of Resolution 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. (Est. Time: 15-20 Mins.)
Resolution 138-2011
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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 is provided by a licensed or franchised solid waste hauler, or by a public agency.

In October 1972, the 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 refuse collection rate within designated mandatory collection areas.

In January 1999, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors adopted a Solid Waste Ordinance 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:
A review of historical agenda items from 1999 and 2000 indicated that 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 adversly affecting rates. Specifically, the 1998 rate review and audit of STR’s financial statements ...

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