Mayor and Council



   For the meeting on:

  March 18, 2013
   Department:   Finance
   Responsible staff:  Stacey Webster, Budget and Finance Manager
  phone: (240) 314-8407
  SWebster@rockvillemd.gov


Subject
Introduction of a Resolution to establish the service charge rate for Municipal Refuse Collection and to establish a charge for unreturned refuse and recycling carts pursuant to Section 20-6 of the Rockville City Code

Recommendation
Staff recommends that the Mayor and Council introduce the Resolution to establish the service charge rate for Municipal Refuse Collection and to establish a charge for unreturned refuse and recycling carts pursuant to Section 20-6 of the Rockville City Code.

Discussion
The Refuse Fund is used to account for the financial activity associated with the collection and disposal of residential recycling, refuse, and yardwaste. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 refuse budget is based on a semi-automated once per week recycling and refuse program. The refuse rate reflected in the proposed FY 2014 budget would remain flat at $372 per year.

Mayor and Council History

Meeting Date
Agenda Item
December 10, 2012 FY 2014 Budget Preview - PART I
February 11, 2013 FY 2014 Budget Preview - PART II

In addition to the budget previews, the Mayor and Council directed staff to prepare several finance worksessions that began in October 2012. These worksessions were intended to provide information for the development of the FY 2014 budget.

Meeting Date
Agenda Item
October 15, 2012 State of the FY 2014 General Fund Budget
City Employee Compensation
November 5, 2012 Capital Improvements Program (CIP)
November 19, 2012 Biennial Budgeting
December 3, 2012 Reducing the City Budget, What it Means to Cut Costs
December 17, 2012 City Contracting
January 7, 2013 Costs and Revenues Associated with New Development

Public Notification and Engagement
All information related to the budget previews and the FY 2014 proposed operating and CIP budgets can be found on the City's website.

The FY 2014 budget public record will be open until May 13, 2013. Three general budget public hearings are scheduled for April 1, April 15, and April 29, 2013. In addition to the public hearings, residents can submit written comments about the budget directly to the Mayor and Council through a link on the City's website or through the City Clerk's Office.

Fiscal Impact
The proposed FY 2014 operating budget for the Refuse Fund equals $6.1 million, and the proposed FY 2014 CIP budget equals $1.3 million. The proposed budgets are based on the refuse rate of $372 per year.

Next Steps

Meeting Date
Agenda Item
April 1, 2013 Public Hearing #1
April 8, 2013 Mayor and Council Worksession #1, Constant Yield Tax Rate Public Hearing
April 15, 2013 Public Hearing #2, Mayor and Council Worksession #2
April 29, 2013 Public Hearing #3, Mayor and Council Worksession #3
May 6, 2013 Mayor and Council Worksession #4 - Final Direction
May 20, 2013 Budget Adoption

Attachments
Attachment A - Resolution
AttachA_Refuse_March2013.pdfAttachA_Refuse_March2013.pdf

Department Head:



Gavin Cohen, Chief Financial Officer
Approved on: 03/07/2013

City Manager:

Barbara B. Matthews, City Manager
Approved on: 03/13/2013