ORDINANCE NO. 726
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, INCREASING THE REFUSE BASE RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT SOLID WASTE, RECYCLABLE MATERIALS, AND YARD WASTE FRANCHISE AGREEMENTs with University Place Refuse Service, Inc., and Lemay-pierce county refuse waste connections company
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of University Place desires to provide high quality refuse and recycling services to the residents of University Place at reasonable rates; and
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of University Place has received a request from one of the contract providers of solid waste services, UP Refuse, to impose a recycling surcharge in the amount of 3.13% for a one-year period; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has received information on the basis of this surcharge, and has held a public hearing on the proposed rate increase; and
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of University Place approves the proposed 3.13% recycling surcharge on all base rates;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Amendment of Exhibit A of the City’s Franchise Agreements, Rates. Exhibit A, Rates, of the City’s solid waste franchise agreements shall be amended as shown in the attached Exhibit A.
Section 2. Severability. Should any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance or its application be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance or its application to any other person or situation.
Section 3. Directions to City Clerk. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to forward certified copies of this Ordinance to the franchise and permit holders.
Section 4. Effective Date of Rates. The rates set forth in Section 1 of this Ordinance shall take effect forty-five (45) days after notice of the rate increase has been furnished in accordance with RCW 35.21.157. In no event, shall the rate amendment take effect earlier than March 1, 2020.
Section 5. Publication and Effective Date. A summary of this Ordinance consisting of its title shall be published in the official newspaper of the City. This Ordinance shall be effective five (5) days after publication.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 3, 2020.
Caroline Belleci, Mayor
Emelita J. Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney
Effective Date: 02/10/20