Nancy Vaughan on Waste Mgmt and Recycling Task Force
Somehow, I missed this comment from Nancy Vaughan on August 10th:
Jeff, here is the link to the Waste Management and Recycling Task Force. The task force was appointed in March. There are three subcommittees: Recycling, Waste to Energy (which includes methane) and Waste Disposal. The task force and subcommittee meetings are open to the public.
Two council meetings ago we received an update from the task force (a copy of their report can also found on the link). Page 4 of the Interim Report outlines the methane discussions through June. This past week the subcommittee suggested developing an RFQ to help determine the best way to utilize utilize the methane.
I agree with raising our tip fees to cover our costs. The tip fee short-fall was first discussed at a Task Force Meeting. Since many of our costs are fixed we are trying to determine if we lose business to competing transfer stations, could that loss of that business actually result in an increase to City taxpayers (since fixed costs remain the same) Staff is in the process of calculating what that “tipping point” is (no pun intended).