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File #: Ord 20-32    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/18/2020
Title: Amending section 220.05 of the Legislative Code, to set rates for base level garbage service to be effective January 1, 2021 and changing the rate calculation from a rate that includes taxes to a rate that excludes taxes.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Proposed 2021 Garbage Rates Breakdown Sheet 10-6-2020, 2. 2021 Rates Presentation To Council 10-21-20 FINAL, 3. Video of October 21 Staff Report to Council, 4. Ord 20-32 - Maria Phelps email 11-2-20, 5. Ord 20-32 - Ryan McSwain email 11-2-20, 6. Ord 20-32 - KC Cox email 11-2-20, 7. ORD 20-32 - Susan Haataja email 11-4-20, 8. Lien email, 9. Ord 20-32 - Jack Malone-Povolny email 11-11-20
Title
Amending section 220.05 of the Legislative Code, to set rates for base level garbage service to be effective January 1, 2021 and changing the rate calculation from a rate that includes taxes to a rate that excludes taxes.

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SECTION 1

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has a Residential Coordinated Trash Collection program; and

WHEREAS, the program is governed by a contract between the City and St. Paul Haulers, LLC, a limited liability company, comprised of members who are residential solid waste collectors licensed to do business in the City; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the contract, the City Council adopted rates for base level garbage service that were effective beginning on October 1, 2018; and

WHEREAS, section three (3) of the contract provides that the rates for Trash Collection Costs and Disposal Costs shall be adjusted annually; the contract requires the City Council to approve any required price adjustments; and

WHEREAS, the most recent annual rate adjustment was approved by the Council on November 13, 2019 for rates effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020; and

WHEREAS, section 3.1.3 of the contract provides that the non-fuel portion of the Trash Collection Costs shall be subject to an increase equal to the increase of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the Midwest Region - All Items Less Energy (CPI-U) for the previous twelve-month period; this is a required price adjustment; and

WHEREAS, according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percent change in the CPI-U for the period of July 2019 to June 2020 was 1.5 percent; and

WHEREAS, section 3.1.5 of the contract provides that the Disposal Cost shall be adjusted annually based on the changes to the hauler ‘net contracted rate’ for disposal costs at the trash disposal facility and the actual average tonnages collected in the prior 12 months; this is a required price adjustment; and

WHEREAS, the ‘net contracted r...

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Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
10/20/2020 2:17 AMWhy 2018-2019 are highest Against Also on page 5 of the council presentation: "* 2021 Rates still lower than 2018/2019 rates." The first year's rates were based on estimated tonnage of 71,000 tons but actual tonnage was around 56,606 tons. Residents overpaid by $1 million in the first year (14,400 tons times net tipping fee of $69). +2
10/18/2020 8:35 AMNit Picky (Unhappy) Garbage Customer Against I suppose nobody noticed the (all-too-typical) $2.00 typo/error on Page 5 of the "2021 Rates Presentation To Council 10-21-20 FINAL" -- EOW Quarterly Cart Bill @ $57.23 vs $59.23 +4
10/18/2020 3:03 AMSm EOW customer Against The small every-other-week option should be half the price of the small every-week option for collection and disposal costs. The cost allocation is based on a bogus ***umption that each cart regardless of size or frequency of pickup requires a fixed cost to service. If everyone had every-other-week service, then the cost should drop in half because the haulers would need half as many trucks and employees. +5