PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

May 12, 2005

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration

Topic: 

Consider Increasing the Fee for Construction and Demolition Debris to $45.00 a Ton at the Fauquier County Landfill

Topic Description:

The staff continues to monitor the use and capacity of the construction and demolition debris landfill.  Engineering estimates at the end of March indicate that a capacity of 193,767 tons remains in the Construction and Demolition Debris (CDD) landfill.  Fauquier County has previously agreed to cease using the old landfill for any purpose by June 2008.  The County’s pricing strategy has been established to ensure that the available airspace at the old landfill is fully utilized, and to obtain a maximum return for this activity.

 

In November 2004, the CDD fee was raised from $30.00 a ton to $38.00 a ton in order to generate additional revenue, and to decrease the amount of traffic at the landfill.  It is believed that the fee can be increased to $45.00 a ton without negatively impacting the opportunity to fully utilize the available airspace by June 2008.  It is recommended that the rate change be effective June 1, 2005.

 

The staff will continue to monitor CDD activity and recommend future changes in the rate as warranted.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a public hearing.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The new fee will produce additional revenue that will be used for the capital needs of the landfill and convenience sites.

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Budget Office

Environmental Services