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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> item CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2012 -070 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AMENDING THE GARBAGE TARIFF, INCREASING THE <br /> RESIDENTIAL RATE SCHEDULE BY APPROXIMATELY 25 %, <br /> ADDING BULKY ITEM PICKUP SERVICE AND LOCKABLE <br /> DUMPSTER LIDS, CREATING A MONTHLY CHARGE FOR THE RENT <br /> OR LEASE OF DUMPSTERS FROM THE CONTRACTOR, <br /> ENCOURAGING THE USE OF BEAR RESISTANT GARBAGE CANS, <br /> AND INCREASING ALL OTHER RATES BY AN AVERAGE OF 25% <br /> FOR 2013 AND PROVIDING FOR AUTOMATIC ANNUAL <br /> ADJUSTMENTS TO THE RATE SCHEDULE DURING THE TERM OF <br /> THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2014 AT A <br /> RATE EQUAL TO 140% OF THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX <br /> WHEREAS, following a recent Request for Proposals for the collection of solid waste, <br /> the Seward City Council passed Resolution 2012 -68 at a Special Council Meeting held on <br /> August 13, 2012, authorizing a franchise agreement ( "Agreement ") for the collection and <br /> disposal of garbage and refuse, with Alaska Waste — Kenai Peninsula, LLC, subject to approval <br /> by the Seward voters in an election to be held October 2, 2012; and <br /> fir.. <br /> WHEREAS, the Agreement establishes a Refuse Collection Rate Schedule ( "Rate <br /> Schedule ") which reflects the bid prices set forth in the response to the Request for Proposals, <br /> and is attached hereto and incorporated by reference; and <br /> WHEREAS, refuse rates were last adjusted January 1, 2011 with an across - the -board <br /> increase of 25 %, and prior to that, in accordance with Resolution 2004 -18 effective April 1, <br /> 2004; and <br /> WHEREAS, the proposed Rate Schedule increases the residential rates by approximately <br /> 25 %, adds bulky item pickup service and lockable dumpster lids, creates a monthly charge for the <br /> rent or lease of dumpsters from the contractor, encourages the use of bear resistant garbage cans, <br /> and increases all other rates by an average of 25 %; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Garbage Tariff is further amended to allow for automatic annual <br /> adjustments to the Rate Schedule during the term of the franchise agreement beginning January <br /> 1, 2014, in accordance with the bid prices set forth in response to the Request for Proposals, at a <br /> rate equal to 140% of the Consumer Price Index, without further action of the City Council. <br /> NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> fi r... <br />