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Ord. 1340 Refuse Rates

ORDINANCE NO.  1340

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF THE CITY OF OSWEGO, KANSAS, 2013, RELATING TO REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF REFUSE IN SAID CITY OF OSWEGO AND THE OPERATION OF A MUNICIPAL REFUSE SYSTEM BY AMENDING EXISTING SECTION 15-415 OF SAID CODE RELATING TO SERVICE FEES TO BE CHARGED FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF REFUSE IN SAID CITY AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1204.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OSWEGO, KANSAS:

SECTION 1.   Existing Section 15-415 of the Code of the City of Oswego, Kansas is hereby amended to read as follows:

     Sanitation service shall be rendered to residents, businesses and public entities of the city for the following charges to be paid monthly to the city as herein provided:

     (a) Residential.  Each single family residence or residential unit for collection and disposal of refuse:

Street pick-up, once a week - $15.35

Carry out service, once a week - $18.55

            Persons with more than one poly-cart, shall be charged the full rate per poly-cart. 

     (b) Sanitation service shall be rendered to commercial and business establishments, for the collection of trash only, (1-95 gallon poly-cart) at the following rates; based on frequency of collection and compressed volume less than 1/2 cubic yard:

          Once a week - $18.25

          Twice a week - $27.10

          Three times a week - $35.95

           Four times a week - $44.80

           Daily - $53.65

     (c) For collection of refuse from commercial or business establishments, poly-cart service (2-95 gallon carts), based on frequency of collection, and compressed volume less than 1 cubic yard:

          Once a week - $32.15

          Twice a week - $47.45

          Three times a week - $62.75

          Four times a week - $78.05

          Daily - $93.35

     Dumpsters shall be required at any location if refuse exceeds the volume of two poly-carts on a regular basis.

     (d) For collection of refuse from homes where a home occupation is located the residence will be charged one-half of the normal residential rate, and in addition they will be charged the appropriate commercial rate based on the rates set out in (b) (c) and/or (e).


      (e) For collection of refuse from commercial or business establishments, dumpster service, rates are based on frequency of collection, compressed volume, and number of dumpsters. Rates below are established for the first dumpster at 100% and for each additional dumpster at 50% of the rates listed below.                             

                                           100%                                     

     Once a week:                                                                                                

            1 cubic yard              46.33                                     
            2 cubic yards            68.37             
            3 cubic yards            90.47

     Twice a week:

          1 cubic yard                62.22
          2 cubic yards              88.11 
          3 cubic yards            111.28

     Three times a week:

          1 cubic yard               78.11
          2 cubic yards           105.13
          3 cubic yards           132.09

     Four times a week

           1 cubic yard               94.00                                                 
           2 cubic yards           123.53
           3 cubic yards           152.96

     Daily

           1 cubic yard             109.94                       
           2 cubic yards           141.94
           3 cubic yards           173.88

      (f) In exceptional cases due to unusual circumstances, or due to the character of the thing or things to be removed, special rates applicable to the    collection of trash or refuse from such premises may be established by the city council for sanitation service.

     (g) Sanitation service may be furnished, at the discretion of the city superintendent in each instance, to persons residing outside the city limits, to whom the city furnishes water, or who reside along the direct route followed by the truck or trucks carrying refuse to the landfill, once weekly, at the monthly rate of $20.55.

     (h) Sanitation service may be furnished, at the discretion of the city superintendent in each instance, to commercial establishments outside the city limits, to whom the city furnishes water, or who reside along the direct route followed by the truck or trucks carrying refuse to the landfill, once weekly, at 150% of the charges set out for commercial customers as stated in Section 1 (b), (c) and (e).  Home occupations located within a residence outside of the city, would be 150% of the charges set out for home occupations under Section (d).

     (i) The city may make such changes, from time to time, in the rates and charges for the sanitation service as may be necessary or desirable to defray the expenses of providing and improving the service to the inhabitants of the city.

     (j) Persons over the age of 65, or those with a disability which does not allow them to carry the refuse to the street, may apply for a waiver through the City Clerk.  They must provide a doctor’s certification stating they are physically unable to carry their trash to the street, and if necessary, must show proof they are financially unable to pay the additional fee for pickup at their residence, rather than taking it to the street.  Those meeting both criteria will receive pickup at their residence for the same fee as the once a week pickup at the street, $15.35.

     (k) All residents shall utilize city issued poly-carts, including refuse from any home occupation that is conducted at their home.

     (l)  All commercial operations shall utilize either city issued poly-carts or city issued dumpsters, based on the amount of refuse generated on a regular basis.  The city has the right to upgrade the number of poly-carts or size of dumpster(s) needed, if refuse exceeds what the current containers can hold when it has occurred more than two consecutive weeks.

SECTION 3.This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Oswego Independent, the official city paper.

Passed by the Governing Body and approved by the Mayor this 9th day of February, 2015.

                                                                                                                                                                 Glenn Fischer, Mayor

Attest:

Carol J. Eddington, City Clerk

 ( S E A L )

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