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File #: 21-63    Version: 2 Name: Approve Engineer Report & Confirm Levy/Collection of Refuse Handling Fees
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 7/14/2020 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 8/3/2020 Final action:
Title: CC - Adoption of a Resolution (1) Approving an Amended Assessment Engineer's Report ; and (2) Confirming the Levy and Collection of Municipal Refuse, Recycling and Organics Handling Fees, Effective July 1, 2020.
Attachments: 1. 2020-08-03_Resolution_FY 20-21 Refuse Collection Fees_FINAL.pdf, 2. signed engineer's report for Parcel Levy FY 2021.pdf
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CC - Adoption of a Resolution (1) Approving an Amended Assessment Engineer's Report ; and (2) Confirming the Levy and Collection of Municipal Refuse, Recycling and Organics Handling Fees, Effective July 1, 2020.

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Meeting Date: August 3, 2020

Contact Person/Dept: Kim Braun/PW
Phone Number: 310-253-6421

Fiscal Impact: Yes [x] No [] General Fund: Yes [] No [x]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [] Attachments: []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (07/31/2020)

Department Approval: Charles D. Herbertson, PW Director/City Engineer (07/23/2020)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council adopt a resolution (1) approving an amended assessment engineer's report; and (2) confirming the levy and collection of municipal refuse, recycling and organics handling fees, effective July 1, 2020.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

Public Works Environmental Programs & Operations Division (EPO) is the exclusive provider of refuse, recycling and organics collection, and transfer services to residential and commercial customers. EPO recovers its cost of operations through refuse rate charges to customers. The City Council approved a three-year rate adjustment of seven percent (7%) annually from July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020. During that time, refuse rates have been outpaced by rising costs due to several unanticipated circumstances:
* In late August 2017, China announced it would close its recycling markets to the world due to high levels of product contamination effective January 1, 2018. Prior to that event, Culver City would receive $ 25 per ton from processors for its recyclable materials. Once China no longer accepted imported recyclable materials for processing, the City was tasked with paying for its recyclable materials at costs ranging from $ 25 per ton in...

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