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File #: RES PH 24-48    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/6/2024
Title: Amending the 2024 Operating Budget financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling 2024 special fund, to make planned investments in solid waste services collection vehicles.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A - Trash Trucks Internal Loan 7 YR, 2. RES PH 24-48 Solid Waste Vehicles, 3. 2024 Interfund Loan Agreement for RSWF - Trash Trucks

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Amending the 2024 Operating Budget financing and spending plans in the Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling 2024 special fund, to make planned investments in solid waste services collection vehicles.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has increased investment in the Solid Waste and Recycling program since 2022, and intends to begin 10% solid waste collection in April of 2025; and

 

WHEREAS, Public Works engaged a consultant to conduct an assessment of trash collection in the city and to prepare cost estimates, plans and specifications for the needed work; and

 

WHEREAS, Public Works estimates the total cost to the Recycling and Solid Waste Fund for the 5 solid waste collection vehicles to be $2,100,000; and

 

WHEREAS, Public Works proposes to finance the project through the use of a $1,100,000 interdepartmental loan, to be repaid over seven years with interest; as well as $1,000,000 in fund equity from the Recycling and Solid Waste Fund, and

 

WHEREAS, the 2024 Operating Budget needs to be amended to provide spending and financing for the solid waste collection vehicles; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor, pursuant to Section 10.07.1 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul, does certify that there are available for appropriation, funds of $2,100,000 in excess of those estimated in the 2024 Budget; now

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2024 Operating Budget, as heretofore adopted by the City Council, is hereby further amended in the particulars as indicated in the attached Financial Analysis, to finance the proposed Recycling and Solid Waste Fund - solid waste collection vehicles.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul  hereby  approves  the  attached Record  of  Internal  Loan,  and  authorizes  the  Director,  Office  of  Financial  Services  and  the  Director of Public Works to execute the agreement.

 

 

Date NameDistrictOpinionCommentAction
3/6/2024 1:17 AMcitizen   The Gaza protesters will be all over this one. $2M for trucks while people suffer in the Middle East? -2
3/5/2024 7:28 PMAlisa Lein   New City owned truck questions I would like answered during the public hearing on March 6, 2024: 1) Will they be outfitted with one automatic arm for cart pickup or one arm on each side eliminating the need to go through the alley twice? 2) Is the City budgeting to have one driver per truck or one driver + one person on the back to maneuver carts around +2