Proposed 47-cent bump on Truckee trash rates going to council |

Proposed 47-cent bump on Truckee trash rates going to council

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; With the local trash collector claiming it isnand#8217;t charging enough for pickup, town council will consider raising the rate 47 cents per month until a more comprehensive fiscal review can be completed.

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal approached the town council June 3 to increase rates, and council continued the item to this Thursday, June 17.

and#8220;The item was continued essentially to provide TTSD an opportunity to provide town staff and town council additional detailed information that would support their concerns that theyand#8217;re upside down on their rates relative to their costs,and#8221; said Town Manager Tony Lashbrook.

Now staff is recommending a 47-cent, per-month increase and#8212; an 18-cent administrative increase to the town and 29-cent increase to the hauler and#8212; until a more comprehensive review can be done. An extra 47 cents per month equals a $5.64 increase per year, per Town of Truckee trash customer.

Staff is proposing hiring a third-party firm to conduct the rates and services review, according to the staff report.

Over the last six years, rate increases have ranged from 2.15 percent to 3.02 percent, and this proposed increase of 47 cents represents 2.96 percent growth, according to staff reports.

That would put the monthly base rate at $12.69, according to the report, compared to a proposed $16 for unincorporated eastern Nevada County, $17.18 in North Lake Tahoe and $19.69 on Donner Summit, all also serviced by Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal.

Town council meets Thursday at 6 p.m. at Truckee Town Hall at 10183 Truckee Airport Road.

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