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File #: 2019-0377   
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 8/27/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/26/2019 Final action: 9/26/2019
Title: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Refuse Collection Contract between the City of Round Rock, Texas and Central Texas Refuse, Inc.
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Exhibit A, 3. Form 1295

Title

Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Refuse Collection Contract between the City of Round Rock, Texas and Central Texas Refuse, Inc.

 

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The City of Round Rock’s downtown area is experiencing concerns with illegal dumping, nuisance odors, and minimal recycling opportunities.  To alleviate these issues, the City is in the process of constructing community dumpster locations on three blocks of downtown, known as the Downtown Commercial District. These locations will allow the tenants in these areas to utilize a common trash/recycle disposal location.  This will improve the aesthetic of downtown Round Rock.

The City will assume management of the waste services provided at these locations to the downtown businesses.  Currently, the downtown businesses internally choose from an approved franchise to negotiate rates and services. 

Under the new program, the City will invoice the businesses directly with their existing utility bill for the services provided based on established rates.  The charge for the collection for the refuse and recycling for businesses in the Downtown Commercial District shall be determined based on the classification and square footage of the business. The classifications include:  small office, large office, small retail and services, large retail and services, small restaurant, medium restaurant, large restaurant, small bar, and large bar.  

With this proposed program to charge new rates for the Downtown Commercial District, it is necessary for the City to amend the current Refuse Collection Contract between the City and Central Texas Refuse, Inc.

We anticipate that these new rates will go into effect in October 2019.