City of Helena, Montana
October 22, 2015
Ron Alles, City Manager
Randall Camp, Public Works Director
Pete Anderson, Solid Waste Superintendent
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.
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).
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.
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).
Notice of Public Hearing
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.
Resolution of Intention to Amend Resolution No. 20170