SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES COMMITTEE MEETING
August 27, 2018
City Council Chamber
Ground Floor, City Hall
Attendance: Council Members: Al Ferraro (Chair), Jim Love (Vice Chair), Danny Becton, John Crescimbeni, Terrance Freeman; Council Member Anna Lopez Brosche and Scott Wilson were excused; Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston; Heather Reber, Council Auditor’s Office; Leeann Krieg, Administration; Melanie Wilkes, Staci Lopez. Legislative Assistants.
The Chairman called the special committee meeting to order at 12:11 p.m.
The focus of the Special Meeting was a discussion on two items that had been on the TEU agenda:
ORD 2018-511, Granting a Non-Residential Solid Waste Collection & Transp Franchise to J. B. Coxwell, In., D/B/A All American Roll Off & Recycling Svs…
ORD 2018-512, Granting a Non-Residential Solid Waste Collection & Transp Franchise to My Dumptser Guy, LLC…
At the August 20, 2018 TEU Committee meeting, Eric Fuller, Solid Waste Division, Public Works Department, explained what the proposed legislation entailed. In the course of an exchange with Council Member John Crescimbeni over language in the franchise agreement and language in the Ordinance Code, Mr. Crescimbeni could not discern whether or not J. B. Coxwell had to adhere to the same requirements as other haulers. Not satisfied with Mr. Fuller’s explanation, Council Member Crescimbeni requested that the items be deferred.
The Chair, Council Member Al Ferraro explained that Council Member Crescimbeni and Eric Fuller had met to further discuss the issue.
Council Member Crescimbeni recounted how, at the August 20, 2018 TEU Committee meeting, there were gaps in how the Solid Waste Division, Office of General Counsel and the Council Auditor’s Office understood the language issue. A meeting was held to resolve the differences. Mr. Crescimbeni indicated that legislation had been crafted by the Office of General Counsel and the Solid Waste Division that corrects the language problem with the Ordinance Code; he expects to introduce the ordinance at Council meeting on Tuesday. In the interim, the Solid Waste Division was to make sure that the two applicants understood that they were not to haul any solid waste materials to any site other than Trail Ridge.
Eric Fuller explained that enactment of these ordinances would mean that the two respective operators would operate under the same requirements as all haulers with regards to transporting solid waste materials and that there would be an even playing field.
Council Member Crescimbeni requested that the Office of General Counsel review and opine on the responses that Mr. Fuller had received from the applicants on what was now required of them. Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston indicated that after reviewing the e-mail responses from the applicants, J.B. Coxwell and Dumptser Guy, they understand what the Ordinance Code requirements are.
On a vote of 5-0, the Committee voted to recommend approval of Ordinance 2018-511. On a vote of 5-0, the Committee voted to recommend approval of Ordinance 2018-512.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:19 P.M.
John J. Jackson, Council Research Division (904) 630-1729
September 7, 2018
Posted: 4:00 P.M.