Background: The BOCC desires to balance the needs of the homeless to be able to sleep and rest in safe areas with the need of other citizens to feel safe and be able to access the public areas of the County without hinderance. The Oregon legislature has set out certain guidelines for local governments to follow when addressing the homeless issue, therefore the BOCC must adopt an ordinance setting forth those guidelines. Today is the first of two hearings to receive public comment and testimony on the proposed ordinance.
Recommended Motion: Hold the first hearing for discussion and the taking of public comment and testimony (if any) on the proposed Ordinance. The second and final hearing is scheduled for October 10, 2023 @ 1:15 p.m. Fiscal impact: Publication costs to the Herald and News for the hearings - $128.46 from the BOCC legal notice publish budget 1000-1050-1051-1000-62030
Background: Klamath County Solid Waste recently increased the tipping fees at each of the Transfer Stations and Landfill’s. Waste Management is affected by the increase and has given written request to the Board requesting Approval of a Disposal Rate increase for all ratepayers located within the unincorporated County service rate area, to be effective October 1, 2023. The Klamath County Board of Commissioners are giving opportunity for interested persons to comment on those fees. Notice of a Public Hearing was advertised in the Herald & News on September 16, 2023 to hear public comment on September 26, 2023 at 1:20 pm. This hearing is not required. (TIME CERTAIN: 1:20 PM)
Recommended Motion: Hold the Public Hearing. Fiscal Impact: Expenditure of $142.80 for publication from Solid Waste budget.
Background: Effective September 1, 2023, Klamath County Solid Waste increased the tipping fees by 13% at each disposal site. Pursuant to the Franchise Agreement between Klamath County and Waste Management in Section 11.3., a proposed rate revision based solely on increase disposal charges (plus corresponding increase in Franchise Fee) at the approved disposal site, in SECTION 4 of the Franchise Agreement shall go into effect 30 days after the County has received written notice of a proposed rate increase, provided that the notice clearly shows that the rate increase is limited to covering the increased disposal costs and Franchise Fee and the increase is approved by the Board. The disposal rate increases as outlined in Attachment “A-3 and B-3” shall commence on October 1, 2023.
Recommended Motion: Approve amendment #5 to the Franchise Agreement between Klamath County and Waste Management of Klamath Falls, OR that allows for a Disposal Rate passthrough increase to all ratepayers located within the unincorporated County rate area. The disposal rate increases as outlined in Attachment “A-3 and B-3” shall commence on October 1, 2023. Fiscal Impact; estimated additional annual revenues of $3,555 (3%) franchise fee to the Recycle budget and $2,368 (2%) franchise fee to support Code Enforcement for the purpose outlined in chapter 400.001 of the County Code.