Item - 2013.EX36.18

Tracking Status

EX36.18 - 2014 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2014 Solid Waste Rates

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013, adopted the following:

 

Rates and Fees

 

1.         City Council adopt the 2014 Solid Waste Rates as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 23, 2013) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to become effective on January 1, 2014, as amended by Part 3 below.

 

2.         City Council harmonize all rates for Agencies, Boards, Corporations, Divisions and School Boards to the Commercial rate with the increase to be phased in as follows:

 

a.         beginning January 1, 2014 by 25% of the difference between the Commercial  rates and the 2013 rates; beginning January 1, 2015 by 50% of the difference between the Commercial rates and the 2013 rates, beginning January 1, 2016 by 75% of the difference between the Commercial rates and the 2013 rates and beginning January 1, 2017 at 100% of the Commercial rates.

 

3.         City Council defer the introduction of new solid waste fees for charities scheduled for implementation in 2014 until 2015 so that more time can be given to transition strategies. 

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to consider a Grant Program for Charities, Institutions and Religious Organizations that demonstrate an inability to pay Solid Waste Management Services fees, and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the first quarter of 2014; such report to include eligibility criteria, appeals process, communications strategy and implementation plan.

 

5.         City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management in consultation with the City Solicitor to report to Public Works and Infrastructure in February 2014 on amending Municipal Code Chapter 841 to remove those conditions, such as the 500 square metres size restriction, that prevent more charities, institutions, not for profits, and religious organizations from becoming eligible to receive all the City's waste collection services, so as to achieve even greater waste diversion from landfill.

 

6.         City Council introduce Tip fees for the disposal of recyclable materials and tire loads by Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions and Schools at City of Toronto Transfer Stations to be phased in as follows:

 

a.         beginning January 1, 2014 at 25% of the Commercial rates, beginning  January 1, 2015 at 50% of the Commercial rates, beginning January 1, 2016 at 75% of the Commercial rates and beginning January 1, 2017 at 100% of the Commercial rates.

 

7.         City Council amend the rate structure for Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions and School Boards curbside bin rates to an annualized rate by frequency to mirror all other curbside rate structures.

 

8.         City Council amend the rate structure for Residential Units Above Commercial Weekly Bag Only fee to mirror all other Residential Bag Only Fees.

 

9.         City Council introduce a fee for Premium Organics collection for Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions and School Boards that mirrors the current Premium Organics collection fee for Commercial Customers.

 

10.       City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to negotiate and amend the Agreement between the City of Toronto and Rehrig Pacific Co., dated December 10, 2007 (in connection with Purchase Order No. 47013061) to allow for an additional $13 million for the supply and maintenance of garbage and recycling bins for residential and non-residential customers until November 30, 2017, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

11.       City Council to harmonize the “Gate Rate” Disposal Fees for Beneficial Materials, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Waste (IC&I) and Municipal Solid Waste at Green Lane Landfill to mirror City Transfer Stations waste load fee.

 

12.       City Council increase various disposal fees at Green Lane Landfill as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 23, 2013) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

Capital Budget

 

13.       City Council approve the 2014 Recommended Capital Budget for Solid Waste Management Services with a total project cost of $49.521 million, and 2014 cash flow of $96.573 million and future year commitments of $252.009 million comprised of the following:

 

a.         New Cash Flow Funding for:

 

i.          33 new / change in scope sub-projects with a 2014 total project cost of $49.521 million that requires cash flow of $(25.355) million in 2014 and future year cash flow commitments of $39.612 million in 2015; $19.495 million in 2016; $9.770 million in 2017; $2.683 million in 2018; $0.117 million in 2019; $0.425 million in 2020; $0.009 million in 2021; $0.125 million in 2022 and $2.640 million in 2023;

 

ii.         35 previously approved sub-projects with a 2014 cash flow of $85.173 million; and future year cash flow commitments of $44.593 million in 2015; $33.391 million in 2016; $17.470 million in 2017; $18.137 million in 2018; $17.928 million in 2019; $16.591 million in 2020; $13.380 million in 2021 and $13.843 million in 2022; and

 

iii.        13 sub-projects from previously approved projects with carry forward funding from 2012 and prior years requiring 2014 cash flow of $16.659 million which requires Council to reaffirm its commitment; and

 

b.         2013 approved cash flow for 7 previously approved sub-projects with carry forward funding from 2013 into 2014 totaling $20.096 million; into 2015 totaling $0.900 million and into 2016 totaling $0.900 million.

 

14.       City Council approve new debt service costs of $0.738 million in 2014 and incremental debt costs of $5.334 million in 2015, $6.600 million in 2016; $5.047million in 2017; $6.296 million in 2018; $6.024 million in 2019; $5.347 million in 2020; $2.110 million in 2021; $1.807 million in 2022 and $1.828 million in 2023 resulting from the approval of the 2014 Recommended Capital Budget, to be included in the 2014 and future year operating budgets. 

 

15.       City Council approve the 2015-2023 Recommended Capital Plan for Solid Waste Management Services totaling $359.428 million in project estimates, comprised of $17.528 million in 2015; $17.831 million in 2016; $83.508 million in 2017; $83.752 million in 2018; $82.182 million in 2019; $17.496 million in 2020; $15.891 million in 2021; $14.290 million in 2022; and $27.220 million in 2023.

 

16.       City Council consider operating costs (savings) of $0.332 million net in 2014, $(2.784) million net in 2015; $(1.117) million net in 2016; $(0.513) million in 2017; $(0.103) million in 2018; $16.592 million in 2019; $(0.105) million in 2020; $(0.101) million in 2021; $(0.094) million in 2022; and $(0.098) million in 2023, emanating from the approval of the 2014 Recommended Capital Budget for inclusion in the 2014 and future year operating budgets.

 

17.       City Council reconfirm 9.5 temporary capital positions for the delivery of the previously approved capital subproject for the SSO Multi-Res Container Implementation project and that the duration for each temporary position not exceed the life and funding of its respective project / sub-project currently estimated to be 2015.

 

18.       City Council approve all sub-projects with third party financing conditionally, subject to the receipt of such funding in 2014 and/or future years.

 

19.       City Council request, pending completion of a capital asset condition assessment, the General Manager, Solid Waste Management, to consult with the Financial Planning Division to review the state of good repair of capital assets and report any changes as part of the 2015 Capital Budget process.

 

Operating Budget

 

20.       City Council approve the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services of $354.236 million gross and $0 million net, comprised of the following services, as amended by recommendations 20 and 21:

 

Service:

Gross

($000)

 

Net

($000)

City Beautification

32,893.5

 

31,500.3

Residual Management

90,324.1

 

47,176.4

Solid Waste Collection & Transfer

140,765.7

 

(136,497.6)

Solid Waste Education & Enforcement

6,275.3

 

6,260.1

Solid Waste Processing & Transport

83,977.9

 

51,560.8

Total Program Budget

354,236.4

 

0.0

 

21.       City Council approve a zero net technical adjustment to the 2014 Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services reflecting a decrease to the Solid Waste Collection and Transfer Service Budget of $29.813 million gross and $20.227 million net and an equivalent increase to the Solid Waste Processing and Transport Service Budget of $29.813 million gross and $20.227 million net, arising from an adjustment to the allocation by service for expenditures and revenues associated with Transfer Station Operations.

 

22.       City Council approve additional zero net technical adjustments to the allocation by Services for the 2014 Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services reflecting increases to the City Beautification Service Budget of $0.013 million gross and net; and the Solid Waste Collection and Transfer Service Budget of $0.226 million gross and $0.308 million net, offset by decreases to the Solid Waste Processing and Transport Service Budget of $0.161 million gross and $0.243 million net; the Residual Management Service Budget of $0.024 million gross and net; and the Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Service Budget of $0.054 million gross and net.

 

23.       City Council approve Solid Waste Management Services' 2014 proposed service levels, as outlined on pages 7 to 16 of the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget (Analyst Notes) for Solid Waste Management Services, and the associated staff complement of 1,102.74.

  

24.       City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee prior to the 2015 budget process on the results of a study regarding price hedging agreements as a means of stabilizing, directly or indirectly, Solid Waste Management Services annual revenue from the sale of its recyclable materials.

 

25.       City Council direct the City Solicitor to submit the necessary bills to Council required to implement Council's decision.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(November 12, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2014 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2014 Solid Waste Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63885.htm
(October 23, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Recommended 2014 Solid Waste Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63919.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Appendix A
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63926.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Appendix B
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63929.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Appendix C
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63931.pdf
(October 30, 2013) Public Notice - 2014 Solid Waste Management Services Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63921.pdf
(October 30, 2013) Public Notice - Appendix A
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63923.pdf
(November 1, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Solid Waste Management (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63933.pdf
(November 1, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Solid Waste Management (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63927.pdf
(November 12, 2013) Wrap-up Notes to Budget Commitee on 2014 - 2023 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63935.pdf
(November 12, 2013) Wrap-up Notes to Budget Committee on 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63937.pdf
(December 5, 2013) 2014 Rate Budget Wrap Up Notes to Executive Committee - Operating
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-64571.pdf
(December 5, 2013) 2014 Rate Budget Wrap Up Notes to Executive Committee - Capital
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-64572.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(December 16, 2013) Petition from Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19 - Trinity-Spadina, headed "Let's Trash Charity Garbage Fees", containing the names of approximately 1,413 persons, filed during the routine matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That City Council direct the General Manager, Solid Waste Management in consultation with the City Solicitor to report to Public Works and Infrastructure in February 2014 on amending Municipal Code Chapter 841 to remove those conditions, such as the 500 square metres size restriction, that prevent more charities, institutions, not for profits, and religious organizations from becoming eligible to receive all the City's waste collection services, so as to achieve even greater waste diversion from landfill.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-18-2013 3:39 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX36.18 - Layton - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

1b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Lost)

That:

 

1.         City Council exempt charitable organizations, as defined in Section 442-1 of the Toronto Municipal Code, or non-profit corporations or non-profit organizations, as indicated in Section 149 of the Income Tax Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.)), that are eligible for and receive waste management collection services, pursuant to Chapter 841 of the Toronto Municipal Code, from the fees associated with those services, as indicated in Appendix A, Schedule 1 of Chapter 441 of the Toronto Municipal Code, and further explained in Section 442-12 of the Toronto Municipal Code.

 

2.         City Council direct the appropriate City staff to consult with these exempt institutions to develop strategies to maximize diversion.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-18-2013 3:36 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX36.18 - Layton - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Lost)

That City Council delete Executive Committee Recommendation 3.

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

3.         City Council defer the introduction of new solid waste fees for charities scheduled for implementation in 2014 until 2015 so that more time can be given to transition strategies.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-18-2013 3:38 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX36.18 - Minnan Wong - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-18-2013 3:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX36.18 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

EX36.18 - 2014 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2014 Solid Waste Rates

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

Rates and Fees

 

1.         City Council adopt the 2014 Solid Waste Rates as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 23, 2013) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, to become effective on January 1, 2014, as amended by Recommendation 3.

 

2.         City Council harmonize all rates for Agencies, Boards, Corporations, Divisions and School Boards to the Commercial rate with the increase to be phased in as follows:

 

a.         beginning January 1, 2014 by 25% of the difference between the Commercial  rates and the 2013 rates; beginning January 1, 2015 by 50% of the difference between the Commercial rates and the 2013 rates, beginning January 1, 2016 by 75% of the difference between the Commercial rates and the 2013 rates and beginning January 1, 2017 at 100% of the Commercial rates.

 

3.         City Council defer the introduction of new solid waste fees for charities scheduled for implementation in 2014 until 2015 so that more time can be given to transition strategies. 

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to consider a Grant Program for Charities, Institutions and Religious Organizations that demonstrate an inability to pay Solid Waste Management Services fees, and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in the first quarter of 2014; such report to include eligibility criteria, appeals process, communications strategy and implementation plan.

 

5.         City Council introduce Tip fees for the disposal of recyclable materials and tire loads by Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions and Schools at City of Toronto Transfer Stations to be phased in as follows:

 

a.         beginning January 1, 2014 at 25% of the Commercial rates, beginning  January 1, 2015 at 50% of the Commercial rates, beginning January 1, 2016 at 75% of the Commercial rates and beginning January 1, 2017 at 100% of the Commercial rates.

 

6.         City Council amend the rate structure for Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions and School Boards curbside bin rates to an annualized rate by frequency to mirror all other curbside rate structures.

 

7.         City Council amend the rate structure for Residential Units Above Commercial Weekly Bag Only fee to mirror all other Residential Bag Only Fees.

 

8.         City Council introduce a fee for Premium Organics collection for Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions and School Boards that mirrors the current Premium Organics collection fee for Commercial Customers.

 

9.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, to negotiate and amend the Agreement between the City of Toronto and Rehrig Pacific Co., dated December 10, 2007 (in connection with Purchase Order No. 47013061) to allow for an additional $13 million for the supply and maintenance of garbage and recycling bins for residential and non-residential customers until November 30, 2017, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

10.       City Council to harmonize the “Gate Rate” Disposal Fees for Beneficial Materials, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Waste (IC&I) and Municipal Solid Waste at Green Lane Landfill to mirror City Transfer Stations waste load fee.

 

11.       City Council increase various disposal fees at Green Lane Landfill as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 23, 2013) from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

 

Capital Budget

 

12.       City Council approve the 2014 Recommended Capital Budget for Solid Waste Management Services with a total project cost of $49.521 million, and 2014 cash flow of $96.573 million and future year commitments of $252.009 million comprised of the following:

 

a.         New Cash Flow Funding for:

 

i.          33 new / change in scope sub-projects with a 2014 total project cost of $49.521 million that requires cash flow of $(25.355) million in 2014 and future year cash flow commitments of $39.612 million in 2015; $19.495 million in 2016; $9.770 million in 2017; $2.683 million in 2018; $0.117 million in 2019; $0.425 million in 2020; $0.009 million in 2021; $0.125 million in 2022 and $2.640 million in 2023;

 

ii.         35 previously approved sub-projects with a 2014 cash flow of $85.173 million; and future year cash flow commitments of $44.593 million in 2015; $33.391 million in 2016; $17.470 million in 2017; $18.137 million in 2018; $17.928 million in 2019; $16.591 million in 2020; $13.380 million in 2021 and $13.843 million in 2022;

 

iii.        13 sub-projects from previously approved projects with carry forward funding from 2012 and prior years requiring 2014 cash flow of $16.659 million which requires Council to reaffirm its commitment.

 

b.         2013 approved cash flow for 7 previously approved sub-projects with carry forward funding from 2013 into 2014 totaling $20.096 million; into 2015 totaling $0.900 million and into 2016 totaling $0.900 million.

 

13.       City Council approve new debt service costs of $0.738 million in 2014 and incremental debt costs of $5.334 million in 2015, $6.600 million in 2016; $5.047million in 2017; $6.296 million in 2018; $6.024 million in 2019; $5.347 million in 2020; $2.110 million in 2021; $1.807 million in 2022 and $1.828 million in 2023 resulting from the approval of the 2014 Recommended Capital Budget, to be included in the 2014 and future year operating budgets. 

 

14.       City Council approve the 2015-2023 Recommended Capital Plan for Solid Waste Management Services totaling $359.428 million in project estimates, comprised of $17.528 million in 2015; $17.831 million in 2016; $83.508 million in 2017; $83.752 million in 2018; $82.182 million in 2019; $17.496 million in 2020; $15.891 million in 2021; $14.290 million in 2022; and $27.220 million in 2023.

 

15.       City Council consider operating costs (savings) of $0.332 million net in 2014, $(2.784) million net in 2015; $(1.117) million net in 2016; $(0.513) million in 2017; $(0.103) million in 2018; $16.592 million in 2019; $(0.105) million in 2020; $(0.101) million in 2021; $(0.094) million in 2022; and $(0.098) million in 2023, emanating from the approval of the 2014 Recommended Capital Budget for inclusion in the 2014 and future year operating budgets.

 

16.       City Council reconfirm 9.5 temporary capital positions for the delivery of the previously approved capital subproject for the SSO Multi-Res Container Implementation project and that the duration for each temporary position not exceed the life and funding of its respective project / sub-project currently estimated to be 2015.

 

17.       City Council approve all sub-projects with third party financing conditionally, subject to the receipt of such funding in 2014 and/or future years.

 

18.       City Council request, pending completion of a capital asset condition assessment, the General Manager, Solid Waste Management, to consult with the Financial Planning Division to review the state of good repair of capital assets and report any changes as part of the 2015 Capital Budget process.

 

Operating Budget

 

19.       City Council approve the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services of $354.236 million gross and $0 million net, comprised of the following services, as amended by recommendations 20 and 21:

 

Service:

Gross

($000)

 

Net

($000)

City Beautification

32,893.5

 

31,500.3

Residual Management

90,324.1

 

47,176.4

Solid Waste Collection & Transfer

140,765.7

 

(136,497.6)

Solid Waste Education & Enforcement

6,275.3

 

6,260.1

Solid Waste Processing & Transport

83,977.9

 

51,560.8

Total Program Budget

354,236.4

 

0.0

 

20.       City Council approve a zero net technical adjustment to the 2014 Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services reflecting a decrease to the Solid Waste Collection and Transfer Service Budget of $29.813 million gross and $20.227 million net and an equivalent increase to the Solid Waste Processing and Transport Service Budget of $29.813 million gross and $20.227 million net, arising from an adjustment to the allocation by service for expenditures and revenues associated with Transfer Station Operations.

 

21.       City Council approve additional zero net technical adjustments to the allocation by Services for the 2014 Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services reflecting increases to the City Beautification Service Budget of $0.013 million gross and net; and the Solid Waste Collection and Transfer Service Budget of $0.226 million gross and $0.308 million net, offset by decreases to the Solid Waste Processing and Transport Service Budget of $0.161 million gross and $0.243 million net; the Residual Management Service Budget of $0.024 million gross and net; and the Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Service Budget of $0.054 million gross and net.

 

22.       City Council approve Solid Waste Management Services' 2014 proposed service levels, as outlined on pages 7 to 16 of the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget (Analyst Notes) for Solid Waste Management Services, and the associated staff complement of 1,102.74.

 

23.       City Council request the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report back to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee prior to the 2015 budget process on the results of a study regarding price hedging agreements as a means of stabilizing, directly or indirectly, Solid Waste Management Services annual revenue from the sale of its recyclable materials.

 

24.       City Council direct the City Solicitor to submit the necessary bills to Council required to implement the above recommendations.

Origin

(November 12, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee

Summary

This report outlines the recommended 2014 Solid Waste Rates arising from concurrent adoption of the 2014 Solid Waste Management Services Recommended Operating and Capital Budgets.  The recommended Rates include a 3% increase from the 2013 Rates as well as harmonizing all rates for Agencies, Boards, Corporations, Divisions, and Schools, to the Commercial rates, and recommending a slower phase in of fees for Charities, Institutions and Religious Organizations at 25% of the Commercial rates.

 

The expected revenue change from the recommended 3% increase on all Solid Waste Management rate fees is approximately $7.737 million.  The recommended 2014 Solid Waste Rates report balances fiscal constraints while maintaining critical progress on waste diversion initiatives, operational improvements and capital investments in state of good repair and new infrastructure.

Background Information

(November 12, 2013) Letter from the Budget Committee on 2014 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2014 Solid Waste Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63885.htm
(October 23, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Recommended 2014 Solid Waste Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63919.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Appendix A
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63926.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Appendix B
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63929.pdf
(October 23, 2013) Appendix C
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63931.pdf
(October 30, 2013) Public Notice - 2014 Solid Waste Management Services Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63921.pdf
(October 30, 2013) Public Notice - Appendix A
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63923.pdf
(November 1, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Solid Waste Management (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63933.pdf
(November 1, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Solid Waste Management (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63927.pdf
(November 12, 2013) Wrap-up Notes to Budget Commitee on 2014 - 2023 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63935.pdf
(November 12, 2013) Wrap-up Notes to Budget Committee on 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-63937.pdf
(December 5, 2013) 2014 Rate Budget Wrap Up Notes to Executive Committee - Operating
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-64571.pdf
(December 5, 2013) 2014 Rate Budget Wrap Up Notes to Executive Committee - Capital
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-64572.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council approve a zero net technical adjustment to the 2014 Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services reflecting a decrease to the Solid Waste Collection and Transfer Service Budget of $29.813 million gross and $20.227 million net and an equivalent increase to the Solid Waste Processing and Transport Service Budget of $29.813 million gross and $20.227 million net, arising from an adjustment to the allocation by service for expenditures and revenues associated with Transfer Station Operations.

 

2.         City Council approve additional zero net technical adjustments to the allocation by Services for the 2014 Operating Budget for Solid Waste Management Services reflecting increases to the City Beautification Service Budget of $0.013 million gross and net; and the Solid Waste Collection and Transfer Service Budget of $0.226 million gross and $0.308 million net, offset by decreases to the Solid Waste Processing and Transport Service Budget of $0.161 million gross and $0.243 million net; the Residual Management Service Budget of $0.024 million gross and net; and the Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Service Budget of $0.054 million gross and net.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council