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File #: 2018-0311    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2018 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: 9/10/2018 Final action: 9/10/2018
Enactment date: 9/18/2018 Enactment #: 18784
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to solid waste fees charged at recycling and transfer facilities and at the Cedar Hills regional landfill; amending Ordinance 8891, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 10.04.020 and Ordinance 12564, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 10.12.021 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 10.12.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: Cedar Hills, Natural Resources, Department of, Solid Waste
Code sections: 10.04.020 - , 10.12 - ., 10.12.021 -
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18784.pdf, 2. 2018-0311 legislative review form, 3. A. Executive Proposed Solid Waste Disposal Fees for 2019-2020 June 2018, 4. 2018-0311 transmittal letter, 5. 2018-0311 fiscal note, 6. 2018-0311_SR_Solid_Waste_Fees_wshtr.docx, 7. 2018-0311_ATT4_6.19.18_SWD_Financial_Plan.xlsx, 8. 2018-0311_SR_dated_08222018_Solid_Waste_Fees_dated 8-22-18.docx, 9. 2018-0311_ATT5_Staff_Answers_to_ 7-25-18_BFM_Questions.docx, 10. 2018-0311 legal notice - Seattle Times 8-29-18.pdf, 11. Aff of Pub - Seattle Times 8-29-18
Staff: Rose, Terra
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Clerk 7-6-18
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to solid waste fees charged at recycling and transfer facilities and at the Cedar Hills regional landfill; amending Ordinance 8891, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 10.04.020 and Ordinance 12564, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 10.12.021 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 10.12.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. The solid waste division of the department of natural resources and parks provides essential public services that protect human health, the environment, and the quality of life in our region.
2. The solid waste division operates the Cedar Hills regional landfill, nine closed landfills, eight transfer stations, and two drop boxes. It also provides innovative programs to help customers recycle and prevent waste.
3. The solid waste division is an enterprise fund, supporting almost all (ninety percent) of its services with a basic fee charged for each ton of municipal solid waste received at county facilities.
4. The solid waste basic fee for 2017-2018 took effect on January 1, 2017, with a further increase scheduled for the 2019-2020 rate period.
5. A fee increase for 2019-2020 enables the solid waste division to sustain current services, pay for transfer station projects, develop Cedar Hills regional landfill to maximum permitted capacity and introduce a low-income discount for transfer station self-haul customers.
6. The proposed new basic fee is less than the 2019-2020 fee projected in the last rate proposal, is less than inflation, and in line with rates charged by comparable solid waste service providers in the region.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. A. This ordinance changes fees charged for solid waste disposal at transfer facilities and at the Cedar Hills regional landfill.
B. These fees are established and assessed pursuant to RCW 36.58.040, RCW 70.93.070, and K.C.C. 10.08.040.
C. Explanation of the proposed fee increase is included in Attachment A, Exec...

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