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File #: RES 19-823    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the proper City officials to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement for solid waste and recycling funding with Ramsey County for term July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2024.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/22/2019
Title: Authorizing the proper City officials to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with Ramsey County for solid waste and recycling funding for the term July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2024.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Saint Paul Recycling Funding JPA 5 1 19 v2 FINAL, 2. Online comment re RES 19-823

Title

Authorizing the proper City officials to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement with Ramsey County for solid waste and recycling funding for the term July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2024.

 

Body

WHEREAS, Ramsey County supports the responsible management of solid waste and requires municipalities to assure recycling service is available to all residents at their place of residence; and,

 

WHEREAS, Ramsey County requires each municipality to be responsible for developing a long-term financing mechanism in order to fund its residential recycling and solid waste programs; and,

 

WHEREAS, the County has authority, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §§ 473.811 and 400.08 to collect just and reasonable rates and charges for solid waste management services provided by the City or by others under contract with the City; and,

 

WHEREAS, The City desires to finance its solid waste and recycling programs by assessing individual property owners within the for the costs of its program utilizing the County’s solid waste management service charge authority under contract with the County;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:  the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby authorizes the proper City officials to execute the Joint Powers Agreement for Solid Waste and Recycling Funding between the City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County for the term of July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2024.

 

Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
5/16/2019 11:33 PM    It does not make any sense to enter into agreements regarding the garbage program until the court has ruled AND adjustments have been made to the program implementation that more responsibly respond to the very valid concerns that have been raised to allow for neighbor-sharing and opt-outs, etc., and refund those that never had trash bins and did not ask for or use service. Hopefully the Council has learned it's lesson not to enter into long-term agreements related to new programs without allowing for ample flexibility in the agreements to make adjustments for evaluative learning and input. +6 1