4 Resolution Authorizing the Interim City Manager, or his Designee, to Submit an Application to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for the Beverage Container Recycling Program.

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Meeting Date: April 19, 2016

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution Authorizing the Interim City Manager, or his Designee to Submit an Application to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for the Beverage Container Recycling Payment Program.

MEETING DATE: April 19, 2016

PREPARED BY: Happy Bains, Accountant

REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 2016-_, authorizing the Interim City Manager, or his designee, to submit payment requests related to the administration of the Beverage Container Recycling Payment Program offered by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

BACKGROUND:

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), a division of the California Natural Resources Agency, annually administers the City/County Payment Program to provide funding to local governments for establishing beverage container recycling and litter abatement programs. The City/County Program assists municipalities in providing a variety of activities including beverage container collection, litter clean-up, advertising, and recycling education. The goal of this program is to reach 80-percent recycling rate for all California Refund Valve (CRV) beverage containers -aluminum, glass, plastic, and bi-metal. Projects implemented by cities and counties will assist in reaching and maintaining this goal.

Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 1458l(a)(4)(A) of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, CalRecycle distributes $10.5 million to eligible cities and counties specifically for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities. Each applicant was eligible to receive an amount based on per capita, with a minimum grant of $5,000. The City of Livingston has participated in the annual City/County Payment Program continuously since 2010. The City previously received the following funding:

Year

Funding

2010

$5,000

2011

$5,000

2012

$5,000

2013

$5,000

2014

$5,000

2015

$5,000

Total

$30,000

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To date, the grant funds have been used for the acquisition of recycling receptacles, recycled plastic slat design round receptacles, and signage’s that are placed at the local parks.

CalRecycle recently modified the process where local jurisdictions are now required to adopt a resolution authorizing the jurisdiction to participate in CalRecycle’s Beverage Container Recycling Program.

DISCUSSION:

Approve this resolution allowing the Interim City Manager, or designee, to authorize all documents necessary to secure payments to support the Payment Program awarded to the City of Livingston by CalRecycle. This resolution will be effective until rescinded by the City Council.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The costs associated with the CalRecycle Payment Program are funded entirely by award monies received through CalRecycle’s City/County Payment Program. There will be no impact to the City’s General Fund.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution No. 2016-

2. CalRecycle Email, dated December 23, 2015

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTAL AND RELATED AUTHORIZATIONS FOR THE BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING CITY/COUNTY PAYMENT PROGRAM THROUGH CALRECYCLE

WHEREAS, pursuant to Public Resources Code section 48000 et seq., 14581, and 42023.1 (g), the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has established various payment programs to make payments to qualifying jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS, in furtherance of this authority CalRecycle is required to establish procedures governing the administration of the payment programs; and

WHEREAS, CalRecycle’s procedures for administering payment programs require, among other things, an applicant’s governing body to declare by resolution certain authorizations related to the administration of the payment program.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Livingston is authorized to submit an application to CalRecycle for any and all payment programs offered.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Manager, Interim City Manager, is hereby authorized as Signature Authority to execute all documents necessary to implement and secure payment; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this authorization is effective until rescinded by the Signature Authority or this Governing Body.

Passed and adopted this 19th day of April, 2016, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT:

Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor of the City of Livingston

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ATTEST:

I, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 19th day of April, 2016.

Antonio Silva, City Clerk of the City of Livingston

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