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.~pW N OF <br />~.N,«,, <br />i~ <br />tas c os COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: April 22, 2010 <br />MEETING DATE: 5/3/10 <br />ITEM NO: <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER O ~` <br />_~~~ <br />SUBJECT: PROPOSED REFUSE COLLECTION RATE CHANGES <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />For information, only. Any feedback on this item should be directed to Council Member Rice, <br />the Town's representative on the West Valley Solid Waste Management Authority Board. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />The purpose of this report is to provide Council with background information regarding refuse <br />collection rate increases to be considered by the West Valley Solid Waste Management <br />Authority at its May 6, 2010 meeting. Council Member Rice will be voting on the issue as the <br />Town's representative on the Board; he has requested that this report be placed on the Council <br />agenda in order to provide Council an opportunity to inform his vote. <br />In the early 1980's, the four West Valley cities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and <br />Saratoga entered into separate, identica120 year contracts with Green Valley Disposal Company <br />(GVDC) for the collection of solid waste in their communities. Each of those contracts required <br />that a 10% franchise fee be paid to the cities for the life of those agreements. In addition to the <br />franchise fees, GVDC also collected solid waste surcharge fees on behalf of each of the cities. <br />These solid waste surcharge fees provided fiinding for staff costs of solid waste program <br />management, AB 939 diversion activities, contracts for street and parking lot sweeping, solid <br />waste collection in public areas, and a small amount for street maintenance related to the impact <br />of collection vehicles on the street system. In 1997, these GVDC contracts were assigned to the <br />newly created West Valley Solid Waste Management Authority (WVSWMA) to administer on <br />behalf of the four West Valley cities. <br />Upon expiration of the original contracts and extensions, WVSWMA entered into a new seven <br />year collection contract with West Valley Collection and Recycling, LLC, (WVCR) to <br />PREPARED BY: Regina A. Fa <br />Community S s Director <br />Attorney <br />ty Development <br />