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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Yucaipa will consider the statements of all persons who wish to be heard relative to the subject listed below.

DATE/TIME:  February 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM

LOCATION:  Yucaipa City Council Chambers, 34272 Yucaipa Boulevard, Yucaipa, CA  92399

SUBJECT: ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE COLLECTION OF SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE, GREEN WASTE, AND RECYCLING SERVICE FEES ON THE TAX ROLL

The City Council of the City of Yucaipa will on the date and time noted above consider the adoption of an ordinance authorizing the City to collect single-family residential solid waste, green waste and recycling waste services fees (“Refuse Fees”) on the Tax Roll in the same manner as property taxes.

The City has an exclusive franchise agreement with Yucaipa Disposal (Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services, LLC) for the collection and handling of solid waste, green waste and recycling waste (“Refuse”) within the City.  All property within the City is required to subscribe to Refuse collection and handling services provided by Yucaipa Disposal.  Currently, the City’s Municipal Code requires that persons occupying or owning single-family residential property pay Refuse Fees for Refuse services.  Yucaipa Disposal currently bills bi-monthly for these services.

To provide an efficient and streamlined method of billing and address delinquent Refuse Fees, on February 25, 2019, the City Council will consider adopting an Ordinance authorizing the City to collect such Refuse Fees on the Tax Roll in the same manner as property taxes.

If the Council approves tax roll billing, it is envisioned that the change in billing method would be implemented for the Refuse Fees for the July 2019 – June 2020 service period.  This would mean that Refuse Fees for that period would be paid with property tax payments to the San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector office in two installments due by December 2019 and April 2020.  The last month of direct billed residential Refuse Fees, by Yucaipa Disposal, is anticipated to be June 2019.  Additional notice regarding collection of the Refuse Fees would be provided if and when tax roll billing is implemented.

Tax roll billing is not being proposed for mobile home parks, multi-family dwellings or commercial accounts as these subscribed services can vary significantly from month to month.

Should you have any questions please contact Jennifer Crawford at (909) 797-2489, ext. 236.