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File #: O-284-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 5/24/2019 In control: Public Service Department
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/26/2019
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to renew the city's agreement with ReCommunity through 2021 in order to continue facilitation of the processing of single-stream recycling materials; authorizing the Agreement to have deferred payment terms indexed to the prevailing annual market rate of recyclables; authorizing appropriation and expenditures; waiving the competitive bidding provisions of TMC 187; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Bullet Points, 2. Audio: 6/11/2019 City Council Meeting, 3. Audio: Joint WQS/SPSU Meeting 6/20/2019, 4. Audio: Council Meeting June 26, 2019.

Label

DPS ReCommunity Recycling Processing

Solid Waste

Ryan Murphy (x2640)/Paul M. Rasmusson (x7868)

Revised

 

Title

Authorizing the Mayor to renew the city’s agreement with ReCommunity through 2021 in order to continue facilitation of the processing of single-stream recycling materials; authorizing the Agreement to have deferred payment terms indexed to the prevailing annual market rate of recyclables; authorizing appropriation and expenditures; waiving the competitive bidding provisions of TMC 187; and declaring an emergency.

 

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:

The City of Toledo, Department of Public Service, Division of Solid Waste, has had recycling services since 1986.  Recycling efforts have been beneficial in extending the useful life of the Hoffman Road Landfill.    The Division of Solid Waste has utilized ReCommunity (as successor to FCR Recycling) from December 2008 until present to process the recyclable materials.  The existing agreement with the City and ReCommunity will end in July 2019. 

 

Renewing the contract to January 1, 2022 will allow the city to continue to process single-stream recyclables and allow the city to comply with the Solid Waste Management Plan, as approved by Council.  In addition, the Lucas County Solid Waste Management District (LCSWMD) plans to develop a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for processing of single-stream recyclables by 2022.   Renewing this contract through 2021 will put the expiration of this contract on the same schedule as the planned development of the LCSWMD MRF, which would be a more conducive time period to allow the city an opportunity to renegotiate contract terms, or seek other bids to identify potential alternatives for recycling processing.

 

Summary

NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

                                          

                                                                                    SECTION 1.                       That the Mayor and the Director of Public Service are authorized to renew the agreement with ReCommunity to January 1, 2022 for the receipt and handling of single-stream recyclables collected curbside in the City of Toledo, upon such terms and conditions as met with the approval of the Mayor, Director of Public Service, and Director of Law. 

 

                                                                                    SECTION 2. That this Council finds it is in the best interest of the City to waive the competitive bidding process required by TMC Chapter 187 for the reason that ReCommunity has been providing this service since 2008 and no other alternatives for recycling processing have been identified to date.

 

                                                                                    SECTION 3. That all expenditures authorized by this Ordinance are subject to a proper appropriation set forth in the annual appropriations, or such other appropriations as the Council may make, and no purchase shall be made unless there is adequate appropriation therefore. 

 

SECTION 4.  That the expenditures as required to meet the City’s obligations under the agreement authorized in Section 1 are authorized from the General Fund, Account Code 1001-24500-6232002STDSTD and/or from the Solid Waste Disposal Trust Fund Account Code 2090-24500-6T23201STDSTD as may be required to meet the city’s obligations under the authorized agreement renewal.

 

SECTION 5.  That the Director of Finance is authorized to draw warrant or warrants against the above referenced account codes in payment of the above authorized obligations upon presentation of proper voucher or vouchers.

 

                     SECTION 6.  That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. The reason for the emergency lies in the fact that the same is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and property, and for further reason that the Ordinance must be immediately effective in order for the City of Toledo’s recyclable materials to be processed.

 

                     Vote on emergency clause:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

                     Passed:  _________________, as an emergency measure:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________                                              __________________________________

                            Clerk of Council                                                                           President of Council

 

                     

Approved:  _____________________                                          __________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor

 

 

                     I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of an Ordinance passed by Council ________________________.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________

                    Clerk of Council