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File #: 21-0978    Name: Refuse Fee Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/16/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 5/5/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution to Adopt Residential Refuse Fee Increase for FY 2022. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 21-0978 Attachment 1 - Refuse Resolution, 2. 21-0978_Final Resolution

City of Alexandria, Virginia

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MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

DATE:        APRIL 29, 2021

 

TO:              THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

 

FROM:        MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER   /s/

       

Title

Consideration of a Resolution to Adopt Residential Refuse Fee Increase for FY 2022. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

Body

 

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ISSUE:  A resolution to revise the Transportation & Environmental Services Department Residential Refuse Fees.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  That City Council adopt the attached Resolution (Attachment) as part of the FY 2022 Approved Budget. The new fee(s) will be effective July 1, 2021.

 

BACKGROUND:  This memorandum provides detailed information regarding a proposed residential refuse fee increase for FY 2022. As part of the FY 2022 add/delete process, City Council approved a $24.22 increase in the residential refuse collection fee to fund the purchase of two rear loader trucks.

 

DISCUSSION: The City of Alexandria collects trash, recycling, and yard waste from its residential customers once a week on a designated collection day.  Due to the high cost of privatization of yard waste collection, that service is brought in-house resulting in the creation of 6.0 FTEs and the purchase of two rear loader trucks.

 

Through the City Council FY 2022 add/delete process, the Residential Refuse fee is proposed to increase by $24.22 from $460 per household to $484.22 to offset the costs of the rear loader trucks needed to support in-house yard waste collection.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  Increasing the residential fee is projected to generate approximately $500,000 in additional revenue each year.

 

ATTACHMENT

Attachment 1- Refuse Resolution

 

STAFF:

Emily A. Baker, Deputy City Manager

Laura Triggs, Deputy City Manager

Morgan Routt, Director, Office of Management & Budget

Yon Lambert, Director, Transportation & Environmental Services