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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Solid Waste Rate Increase to be Considered

Image of a Garbage Truck below the city logo. Text "Public Hearing Notice for Solid Waste Rate In

A study of the City of Kalispell Solid Waste Division has determined that the current structure will not provide the finances to maintain the same level of service for the upcoming fiscal years and do not support adding solid waste service accounts within the City that are adjacent to the established routine service areas.

Public Works staff has determined that a short-term four-year step assessment increase is necessary to support continued level of service for current customers and account for expenditure increases due to inflationary costs; additional resources to provide service in new areas within city limits; reserve levels that are financially reasonable and responsible; and having a reliable fleet by maintaining equipment replacement schedules for the short term.

The proposed increase is as follows: 

Exhibit A

 

Annual Solid Waste Assessment Charge 

 

 

FY 23

FY 24

FY 25

FY 26

Size (Gallon)

Current

15%

5%

5%

5%

90/100 Residential

$111 

$128

$134

$141

$148

300 Commercial

$338 

$389

$408

$428

$449

400 Commercial

$411 

$473

$497

$522

$548

Notes: rates are for one pick-up per week


Prior to initiating any increase in the fees, schedules, rates, charges, and classifications, the City is required, pursuant to Section 69-7-111, Montana Code Annotated, to hold a public hearing on the matter after giving due and proper notice of said hearing.

Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk at the above noticed meeting, or prior to the meeting either by mail at P.O. Box 1997, Kalispell, MT 59903, by email to publiccomment@kalispell.com or in person at City Hall, 201 First Avenue East. Please note that in addition to attending the public hearing in person, the agenda for the July 5, 2022, Council meeting will include a video conference (Zoom) link for virtual attendance. For further information contact the Public Works Department at (406) 758-7720.



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