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File #: 18-0457    Version: 1 Name: 4/16/18 Solid Waste Resource Management Plan 2019-2023
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/16/2018 Final action: 4/16/2018
Enactment date: 4/16/2018 Enactment #: R-18-138
Title: Resolution to Approve a Services Agreement with Aptim Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc. (Aptim) for Solid Waste Resource Management Plan (2019-2023) ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. PSA_APTIM_SWRMP2019-2023_docx.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Services Agreement with Aptim Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc. (Aptim) for Solid Waste Resource Management Plan (2019-2023) ($250,000.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your consideration is a resolution to approve a contract with Aptim Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc. (Aptim), for professional services to develop a comprehensive Solid Waste Resource Management Plan (2019-2023) for the City. This plan will layout a strategic approach for the City on how best to provide solid waste, recycling and compost/organics management programs that meet the needs and desires of the community in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner. The City's Solid Waste Resource Management Plan will be more than a solid waste plan update - it will serve as a business plan to guide solid waste operations for the next five years and beyond.

There are several factors underlying the need to undertake this effort, which was anticipated and budgeted in the FY18 Solid Waste budget. First, the planning horizon for the last plan, the Solid Waste Resource Plan Update, went through 2017, which has now passed. Also, the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan includes a goal of operating collaboratively within the County and regionally outside of the County for a comprehensive sustainable materials management strategy; and with the condition of the equipment and changes to the recycling processing at the City's Material Recovery Facility (MRF) since mid-2016, there is an opportunity for potentially utilizing the MRF or developing another site to support such a collaborative effort. In addition, there is a desire in the community for expanded programs within the solid waste program area, such as expanded food waste/organics collection; however, with current annual operating expenses exceeding annual operating revenues, program expansions are not prudent without a holistic strategy for the entire set of solid waste programs and services that can be...

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