Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 1:30 p.m. - August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014 - Afternoon Work Session
Agenda Item #2

Solid Waste Franchise Agreements - Unincorporated Manatee County, Collection Service Areas 1 and 2

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Gus DiFonzo, Deputy Director, Utilities Department, Ext 5473
Mitch Kessler, President, Kessler Consulting Inc., (813) 971-8333

Action Requested
Review and discuss information provided regarding negotiation of current waste hauler agreements to include single-stream recycling collection, provision of sixty-four gallon carts, and no increase in the contracted rates.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Municode, Solid Waste Chapter 2-16, Ordinance 85-11

Solid Waste Franchise Agreement, Unincorporated Manatee County, Collection Service Area 1

Solid Waste Franchise Agreement, Unincorporated Manatee County, Collection Service Area 2

Background Discussion

Current agreements with Waste Pro and Waste Management for solid waste, recycling, and yard waste collection provide for a seven year renewal prior to September 30, 2016.  After careful consideration, staff recommended renewing the existing agreements to include proposed efficiencies to the recycling collection at no additional cost to the County.  The renewal proposal was presented to the Board of County Commissioners at the June 17, 2014, Board of County Commissioners meeting where approval was given to proceed with the negotiation process with both haulers.

Comments from other waste haulers and the general public were made during the July 29, 2014, Board meeting prompting the Commissioners to pose questions and request additional information.  This presentation and discussion will outline the criteria used in arriving at the recommendation to renew and will answer questions and address comments from the July 29 Board meeting.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs