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City of Helena, Montana
 
October 22, 2015
To: Ron Alles, City Manager
From:

Randall Camp, Public Works Director

Pete Anderson, Solid Waste Superintendent

Subject: Resolution of intention to amend the rules and fees charged for disposal of garbage and refuse at the City of Helena Transfer Station by amending Resolution No. 20170.
Present Situation: The current Transfer Station rate resolution, effective July 1, 2015, limited the amount of visits to the facility to thirty (30) or 3,000 pounds, whichever came first.  This translated into a minimum fee of $3.10 per trip ($93 permit credit/30 trips).  After a permit holder reached either the 30 trips or 3,000 pounds, the minimum transaction fee would be $6.25  Since the resolution went into effect, total trips to the Transfer Station have decreased 8,841 for July-September 2015 compared to the same months in 2014 (53,225 to 44,384).
Proposal/Objective: To remove the thirty (30) trip limitation and require payment of $0.62 per 20 pounds for permit holders to be charged against the permit holder's credit.  There would be a minimum charge of $6.25 per 200 pounds for non-permit holders.
Advantage: Permit users will only be limited by the permit credit and not by the number of trips to the Transfer Station.  This resolution should allow more time to explore long-term options regarding pay-as-you-throw.
Notable Energy Impact: May encourage inefficient disposal practices by individuals (daily vs. weekly or bi-monthly).
Disadvantage: None noted.
Notice of Public Hearing: N/A
Recommended Motion: Move to approve, table or deny a Resolution of Intention to amend the rules and fees charged for disposal of garbage and refuse at the City of Helena Transfer Station by amending Resolution No. 20170 and set a public hearing date of November 23rd, 2015.
 
ATTACHMENTS:
Resolution of Intention to Amend Resolution No. 20170