|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 7, 2014|
Agenda Item #39
Renewal and Amendment of Solid Waste Franchise Agreements
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Gus DiFonzo, 792-8811 ext 5473
Motion to adopt Resolution No. R-14-148 and Resolution No. R-14-149.
Section 1-13-16, Manatee County Code of Laws (Chapter 85-457, Section 2, Laws of Florida)
Section 2-16-23, Manatee County Code of Ordinances
On April 22, 2008, the Board of County Commissioners granted two franchises for residential and commercial collection of solid waste, recyclable materials and yard trash and entered into two Solid Waste Franchise Agreements for Unincorporated Manatee County:
Each Franchise Agreement provides for an initial term of eight (8) years, with work commencing October 1, 2008, and terminating at the end of September 30, 2016. Each Franchise Agreement allows the County the option to renew the Franchise Agreement for up to one (1) additional term not to exceed seven (7) years following a full public hearing in accordance with Chapter 85-457, Laws of Florida, and Chapter 2-16, Manatee County Code of Ordinances.
At the regular meeting held June 17, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners voted to proceed with renewal and amendment of the Solid Waste Franchise Agreements, subject to provisions for single stream recycling collection, Authorized Collectors furnishing 64-gallon recycling carts at no additional cost to the County, and no increase in the current collection fees.
Pursuant to the Board’s direction, staff in the Utilities Department and the County Attorney’s Office prepared and revised Amendment No. 1 to each Solid Waste Franchise Agreement. The Amendments contain the following relevant conditions:
The Board of County Commissioners discussed the solid waste franchises during a work session held August 19, 2014. Mitch Kessler, the County’s solid waste consultant, made a presentation regarding renewal and procurement criteria as well as comparison of services and rates. The County Administrator and Utilities Department staff recommended renewal and amendment of the existing Solid Waste Franchise Agreements. Representatives from the Authorized Collectors and other waste collection companies addressed the Board.
At the regular meeting held September 9, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners voted to proceed with the necessary public hearing for consideration of renewal of the existing Solid Waste Franchise Agreements.
Section 1-13-16 of the Manatee County Code of Laws (Chapter 85-457, Section 2, Laws of Florida) and Section 2-16-23 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances authorize the Board of County Commissioners to grant franchises for the purpose of collection, removal, and disposal of solid waste. The franchise agreements may continue for a term not to exceed fifteen (15) years after the effective date of the agreements. Both sections provide that the franchise agreements may be renewed for an additional period not to exceed fifteen (15) years following a full public hearing during which the authorized collector’s performance and all terms and conditions of the franchise agreements may be reviewed, altered, or amended by the county.
Based on the performance of the Authorized Collectors during the initial term of the Franchise Agreements, Utilities Department staff recommends that the Solid Waste Franchise Agreements for Collection Service Area 1 and Collection Service Area 2 be renewed for an additional term of seven (7) years. Utilities Department staff further recommends approval of the revisions set forth in Amendment No. 1 to each Solid Waste Franchise Agreement.
County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)
Explanation of Other
Resolutions prepared by CAO
Agenda Memorandum drafted by CAO
Instructions to Board Records
Return copies of signed Resolutions to Utilities Department and County Attorney's Office.
Return original executed Amendments to Utilities Department and copies of Amendments to County Attorney's Office.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
480010901 Solid Waste Enforcement
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: Notice of Public Hearing.pdf
Attachment: Resolution R-14-148 - Solid Waste Franchise Renewal 2014. Area 1.pdf
Attachment: Resolution R-14-149 - Solid Waste Franchise Renewal 2014. Area 2.pdf