Danville council to consider increasing garbage rates by 3%

Residents' monthly bills would increase $0.76 to $2.12

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss its waste services and recycling rates and a potential increase of 3% across the board at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Danville is a member of RecycleSmart, a joint powers authority (JPA) that provides waste collection and recycling services for communities throughout central Contra Costa County. In order to meet revenue requirements with RecycleSmart, Danville officials are suggesting the town increase rates by 3%.

If approved, the new rates would result in an increase between 76 cents and $2.12 per month for residential customers, and $4.75 to $14.24 for commercial users -- depending on the size of a user's bins.

The new rates would officially take effect March 1.

In addition to Danville, RecycleSmart also provides services to Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek and a portion of unincorporated Contra Costa County, including Alamo.

The Danville cuncil is set to discuss its waste services contract and other issues at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.

In other business

* Emergency services manager Jeff Hebel will give the council a report on upcoming activities and events related to the Danville Emergency Disaster Council as well as the status of the town’s emergency preparedness.

* The council is also set to appoint a collection of residents to town advisory boards that are in need of members to join their ranks.

After interviewing candidates the council is expected to appoint members to the town’s Planning Commission, Heritage Resource Commission, Design Review Board and Contra Costa County Library Commission.

Council members will also be appointed as town representatives to the MCE Clean Energy Board of Directors, the RecycleSmart Board of Directors, the County Connection Board of Directors and the TRAFFIX Board of Directors.

* In a closed session set to be held after the regular meeting has been concluded, the council will discuss and review a recently received petition requesting the town transition from at-large to district voting for future elections.

Transitioning to district voting would mean residents would only vote for the council member in their designated geographic district, as opposed to all residents choosing to vote from all council candidates at-large, as is the current practice.

*During a special meeting set to be held prior to the Town Council’s regular one, the council will meet to interview applicants and discuss appointments to several advisory boards vital to Danville’s operations. Interviews will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall.

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16 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Danville
on Dec 18, 2018 at 8:49 am

You mean to tell me the toll lanes, the water hikes are not enough!
Now a trash rate increase! I wish my salary increase would keep up with the tax increases. At the end of the day why bother, salary goes up, tax goes up, its a wash. Just keep everything where it is! When will the people ever get a finacial break. Save water, price goes up!
Recycle, trash goes up! Pay road taxes, create toll lanes! Enough is enough!

3 people like this
Posted by Guru
a resident of Danville
on Dec 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm

3% may not be much but if you added it all up, that would over a million dollars a year of additional revenue. What exactly are RecycleSmart's revenue requirements?

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