Chapter 90 of the City Code, titled "Solid Waste", at Section 90-278 provides the roll off container permit fee, which is presently 18 percent (18%) of the solid waste contractor's total of monthly gross
The item was presented at the September 26, 2018 City Commission meeting but was withdrawn by the Administration during the discussion at the Public Hearing.
At the July 26, 2019 Finance and Citywide Projects Committee meeting, the Committee recommended increasing the rolloff fee from 18 percent (18%) to 20 percent (20%), and to proceed to bringing the item to the next full City Commission for approval.
Historically, the rolloff permit fees have been the same fee as the franchise fee charged to solid waste contractors, and the proposed fee increase will affect those that provide roll off service to commercial and residential accounts. This fee has not been raised in over 10 years. The additional revenue collected of approximately $21,000 will assist the City in offsetting the Sanitation Division’s operational deficit within the enterprise fund.
At the September 11, 2019 City Commission meeting, the City Clerk read the title into the record. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to move forward with a Second Reading Public Hearing scheduled for September 25, 2019.