CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham , Cedar Run District Supervisor

July 21, 2003

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Anthony I. Hooper

County Administration

Topic: 

A Resolution to Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider Increasing the Tipping Fee for Construction and Demolition Debris to $30.00 Per Ton

Topic Description:

The current rate for construction and demolition debris material is $25.00 per ton.  In December 2002, the Board held a work session to review landfill operations and to consider possible fee adjustments.  At that time, it was determined to leave the construction and demolition fee unchanged.  A change was subsequently made in the Municipal Solid Waste rate charged the County convenience sites.  

Recently, the volume of construction and demolition debris materials  at the landfill has increased significantly.  In order to maintain sound operating procedures, it is suggested that the rate be increased from $25.00 a ton to $30.00 a ton as a means of lowering the volume of materials received.  Future increases may also be recommended once plans for operating the remaining eight acres of the old landfill are finalized.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Additional revenue is anticipated to help offset capital costs and to strengthen the financial reserves of the landfill fund. 

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

Department of Environmental Services