Notice of Proposed Increase in Solid Waste
Published 2021-09-24 08:36:28
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the District Board of the West Bay Sanitary District will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday evening, December 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room located at 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park or attend by Zoom or telephone to encourage social distancing. Please refer to: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84425104056?pwd=NzlNWUVrSC84T1V6L05YelREbGtRQT09 Meeting ID: 844 2510 4056 Passcode: 203810 or 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 844 2510 4056 Passcode: 203810
The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to consider a proposed increase in some of the customer rates for year 2022 effective January 1, 2022 for the collection of waste and recyclable materials in the West Bay Sanitary District.
The need for this increase was discussed by the District Board at the September 8, 2021 Board meeting. The staff report for this matter is available at the District Office located at 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park or online at www.westbaysanitary.org.
PROPOSED NEW RATES:
Approximately fifty-six percent (56%) of residential service containers are a 32 gallon size. The new rate for 2022 for a 32 gallon container would increase from $53.50 per month to $55.25 per month, a $1.75 per month increase. The new rate for the 20 gallon container would increase from $46.00 per month to $48.75 per month, a $2.75 per month increase. 20 gallon containers will be grandfathered to current users but are no longer available to new customers or to customers wishing to migrate down to a 20 gallon container. As further detailed in the 2020 Rate Study. The purpose of these increases is to align the Solid Waste Rates with the actual proportionate cost of providing the service to customers in each customer service level.
The proposed rate increases will align rates for 20 and 32 gallon carts with the actual cost of providing service received by the two smaller carts. All rates for other carts and commercial bins will remain the same
The following table shows the current rates and the proposed monthly rates for West Bay Sanitary District Franchised Customers to be effective beginning January 1, 2022.
*Commercial bin rates reflect collection charge for one pick up per week; to calculate charge for more than one collection per week, multiply rate by number of collections per week. For example, 1-Cubic Yard Bin (at current rate) collected 3 times per week = $528.81 ($176.27 x 3 collections/wk)
At this hearing, the Board of Directors will consider public comment as well as written protests by ratepayers regarding the proposed increase in monthly collection rates. If you would like additional information on the proposed rates, please call the District at 650-321-0384.
Any person interested, including all solid waste/recycling collection customers of the West Bay Sanitary District, may appear at the public hearing and be heard on any matter related to the proposed increase in monthly rates or attend by Zoom or telephone to encourage social distancing. Again, please refer to: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84425104056?pwd=NzlNWUVrSC84T1V6L05YelREbGtRQT09 Meeting ID: 844 2510 4056 Passcode: 203810 or 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 844 2510 4056 Passcode: 203810