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
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.
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
| 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.
| 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.
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.
| 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|
Attachment A - Resolution
Gavin Cohen, Chief Financial Officer
Approved on: 03/07/2013
Barbara B. Matthews, City Manager
Approved on: 03/13/2013