Danville council to debate garbage rate hike

Meeting to also feature discussions on Danville Hotel project, building regulations and economic development

Danville Town Council members are set to discuss how much trash-pickup rates should rise next year during their meeting Tuesday (Dec. 17).

The current recommendation would result in increases of 80 cents to $1.70 for single-family residential solid waste and recycling service for 2014 – the final year of the existing 10-year franchise agreement. Commercial and debris-box rates would also go up under the proposal.

The council is expected to provide the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority with direction on new Danville garbage rates Tuesday evening.

The regular council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. inside the Town Meeting Hall on Front Street.

In other business, the council will weigh actions related to the Danville Hotel development project, debating whether to vacate public right-of-way on Hartz Avenue and a public utility easement along the parking area formerly known as Short Street.

Council members will consider introducing an ordinance adopting new building regulations approved at the state level. They will also discuss the 2013 Economic Development Analysis and the proposed Comprehensive Economic Development Plan.

Town staff members will present the annual state and federal legislative update.

The council will receive quarterly reports about the Finance Commission, County Connection and transportation issues. The chair of the Arts Commission and the maintenance services director will also deliver public presentations.

For more meeting information, visit the town website.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Hey Town Council...Be honest...You will not discuss how much the garbage rate goes up. The collection company will tell you how much they need to continue serving the Town of Danville...and you will agree to their demend...STOP BSing the people.

The waste company will submit a P/L of their operation to the town council and you will agree to it. Oh you may make a little noise just to make your job look important.

And I know the Town Council will agree to any increase. WHY...because the Town the Danville gets a franchise fee from the gross revenue charges to the rate payer. That franchise can run from 8% to maybe 12&. Not bad for doing nothing...

So Town Council do not pretend you are fighting for low rates...the higher the rate the more the Town coffers get for the Waste Companies.

Thank you for listening, And people don't even think I do not know the Waste System. I have 55 years in the industry.

Go get them Republic and Waste Management. By the way folks in Danville do you know that Bill Gates is a heavy investor in Republic Waste..

Again Thank you for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo..Oh yes I am sure we will get our rate increased in Alamo soon...

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Jeremy Walsh...Why don't tell the good folks in Danville what you are saying...You say 80 cents to a $1.70...

Tell them what you are trying to say. They currently pay $________ per month and now they will maybe pay 80 cent to $1.70 more than they are currently paying.. Tell them the real story...or are you scared to open your mouth...The waste company won't hurt you...those were the old days. Now we have corrupt politicians to do the dirty work.

Jeremy Walsh, tell them a real story...or maybe you are in the dark also.

Thank you Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by JRM
a resident of Danville
on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Dagnabbit........HAL is back. Where is my DuPont No Pest Strip when I need it?

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