Section 103-587; Ord. 17498; Amending Chapter 22 RE: Establishing a Solid Waste District within the Special Business District


Ordinance No.          17498                Council Bill No.           B 366-02            

AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 22 of the City Code to establish a solid waste district to provide refuse collection service within the Special Business District; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Chapter 22 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be added underlined.

Chapter 22

PUBLIC WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS

Art. I. In General, §§ 22-1--22-15

Art. II. Public Works Department, §§ 22-16--22-45

Div. 1. Generally, §§ 22-16--22-25

Div. 2. Transportation Division, §§ 22-26--22-45

Art. III. Public Improvements, §§ 22-46--22-155

Div. 1. Generally, §§ 22-46--22-60

Div. 2. Fund, §§ 22-61--22-70

Div. 3. Contract Letting Procedure, §§ 22-71--22-95

Div. 4. Special Assessments--Tax Bills, §§ 22-97--22-102

Div. 5. Sprinkling, Oiling, Repairing, Surfacing and Resurfacing Unimproved Streets, Avenues, Alleys and Other Public Places, §§ 22-103, 22-104

Div. 6. Street Maintenance Policy, § 22-105

Div. 7. Streets, §§ 22-106--22-114

Div. 8. Beautification Projects, §§ 22-115--22-155

Art. IV. Refuse Collection, §§ 22-156--22-180

Division 1. Generally § 22-156 to 22-169

Division 2. Special Business District Solid Waste District. § 22-170 to 22-180

Art. V.  Rental Unit Conservation Law, §§ 22-181--22-209
                                    
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    ARTICLE IV.

    REFUSE COLLECTION

Division 1. Generally § 22-156 to 22-169.

Sec. 22-156. Definitions.

    For the purpose of this article, the following words and terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed:

. . .

Sec. 22-166. Delivery of refuse to authorized areas.

All refuse transported through any street or alley of the city shall be delivered to a disposal facility approved by the state. When delivered to a city disposal area it shall be dumped in a manner and in a place directed by the director or his authorized representative.

Secs. 22-167--22-180 169. Reserved.

Division 2.  Special Business District Solid Waste District.

Sec. 22-170. District boundaries; provision of service within district; character of the service.

    (a)    The Special Business District Solid Waste District (the “district”) is established consisting of all property within the boundaries of the Columbia Special Business District.

    (b)    The city shall provide solid waste services within the district.

    (c)    Solid waste services within the district shall be based upon the common use of trash containers, trash compactors, recycling facilities and other solid waste management programs rather than individual customer service.  Individual customer service in addition to the common solid waste services may be provided within the district when the director determines such service is necessary, appropriate and in the best interest of the city.

Sec. 22-171.  Establishment of container/compactor sites.

    (a)    The director shall inspect the territory within the district and identify suitable locations for placement of refuse containers and compactors.  Whenever feasible, containers and compactors shall be located in places convenient to the greatest number of customers.  The director shall review the placement of containers and compactors periodically for the purpose of improving service and reducing costs to the city and customers.

    (b)    When locating containers and compactors and establishing, changing or enhancing solid waste services within the district, the director shall meet with duly designated representatives of the Special Business District and any interested individual district customers in order to obtain their input and assistance in establishing economical, efficient and convenient refuse service within the district.

Sec. 22-172. Establishment of rates.

(a)    Refuse collection rates shall be based upon the total cost of providing solid waste services in the Special Business District and shall be proportioned among customers based on specific customer categories and the relative size of operation of the customer with respect to other customers within that category.



(b)    The following customer categories are established:



(1)    Restaurant- businesses that serve food or drinks as the primary function of the establishment and generate a combination of food waste, beverage container waste and product packaging waste.



(2)    Retail- businesses that sell products or services to the general public and generate product packaging and office waste materials and small quantities of food product waste from break rooms or employee consumption of food on-site.



(3)    Office- businesses that provide professional services or products not associated with retail sales and primarily generate paper or mixed fiber waste and small quantities of food product waste from break rooms or employee consumption of food on-site.



(4)    Bank- financial institutions recognized and regulated by state and federal law, operated for the purpose of providing checking, savings, lending and other financial management services and generate primarily paper fiber waste and small quantities of food product waste from break rooms or employee consumption of food on-site.



(5)    Church- places of worship that primarily generate mixed waste from office areas, congregational gatherings and occasional large quantities of food product waste from special events.



(6)    Production/Industrial/Processing- businesses that create, manufacture or process a product or service on a bulk quantity basis and generate primarily paper, cardboard and mixed fiber waste, shipping containers, production supply and material waste and small quantities of food product waste from break rooms or employee consumption of food on-site.

        

(7)    Lodging-businesses that provide temporary lodging for guests and generate a mixed waste of paper, cardboard and packaging materials, plastic, metal and glass containers, cloth materials, and variable quantities of food product waste consumed by guests in rooms or as part of a food service provided by the establishment.



(8)    Residential- Living quarters for family units that generate mixed solid waste typical of residential units outside the Special Business District.



(c)    Each customer category shall contain the following three customer classifications;



(1)    Class I- A customer generating quantities of solid waste estimated to be equal to or greater than 66 2/3 % of the quantity of solid waste generated by the largest solid waste generator in the same category as determined by the director.



(2)    Class II- A customer generating quantities of solid waste estimated to be equal to 33 1/3 % but less than 66 2/3 % of the quantity of solid waste generated by the largest solid waste generator in the same category as determined by the director.



(3)    Class III-  A customer generating quantities of solid waste estimated to be less than 33 1/3 % of the quantity of solid waste generated by the largest solid waste generator in the same category as determined by the director.



(d)    The director shall identify and assign all businesses, residences and other permanent establishments which can reasonably be expected to generate solid waste in the district to one of the established customer categories.  The director shall review such assignments periodically or upon receipt of a request from a customer.  When assigning and reviewing customer assignments, the director shall consult with duly designated representatives of the Special Business District. The director shall consider the costs of providing service and the amount and type of refuse generated when making category assignments. The director shall annually review the cost of providing solid waste service in the district.  If the director determines that it is necessary to increase the fees set forth in subsection (e) in order to fully recover the costs of providing solid waste service in the district, the director shall submit the proposed fee increases to the Special Business District board of directors for review and comment before submitting proposed amendments to the rates in subsection (e) to the city council.



(e)    The following monthly rates shall apply to the categories and classifications as established by this article and shall be billed and collected as provided for by the procedures of chapter 27, article II:

                    

Monthly Rate  
Category  
Classification  
I  
II  
III  
Restaurant  
$170.00  
$84.00  
$28.00  
Retail  
$68.00  
$34.00  
$11.00  
Office  
$85.00  
$42.00  
$14.00  
Church  
$57.00  
$28.00  
$9.00  
Production/Industrial  
$606.00  
$196.00  
$101.00  
Bank  
$90.00  
$45.00  
$15.00  
Lodging  
$339.00  
$168.00  
$57.00  
Residential  
Current rate in Sec. 22159. Residential customers.  



(f)    The director shall establish fees for additional individual customer service which shall be billed and collected in addition to the category/classification monthly fee.


Sec. 22-173 to 22-180. Reserved.


    SECTION 2.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after January 1, 2003 and the rates established in Section 22-172(e) shall be applied beginning with the first cycle billed in January, 2003.

    PASSED this 4th day of November, 2002.