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Board of Commissioners <br />Meeting Minutes - Final July 17, 2019 <br />1:30 P.M. (PUBLIC HEARING) SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL DISTRICT (S.W.D.D.) <br />PROOF OF PUBLICATION OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR HEARING IS ON <br />FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK TO THE BOARD. <br />The Board of County Commissioners reconvened as the Board of Commissioners of <br />the Solid Waste Disposal District. The minutes will be approved at an upcoming <br />Solid Waste Disposal District meeting. <br />County Administrator Jason Brown stated the Solid Waste Disposal District's <br />(SWDD) proposed budget was $17,857,578, a decrease of $4.4 million. He <br />highlighted that the recommended budget included an additional position to assist <br />the Director of the SWDD, and $500,000 set aside for future cell construction. <br />Commissioner O'Bryan brought to the Board's attention a presentation made by the <br />Utilities Department at the July 9, 2019 Board Meeting regarding the problem of <br />contamination in the recycling containers. He continued that at the July 16, 2019 <br />Board Meeting, the Board voted for tippage fee relief to recycling hauler Tropical <br />Recycling for the amount of contamination coming from the County's recycling <br />program. He was pleased that the County had implemented the educational <br />program and code enforcement to stop the problem where the recycling was being <br />contaminated, but he felt it was not enough. <br />Commissioner O'Bryan requested the Board's approval to add $48.60 to the <br />proposed SWDD Assessment of $120.90 to cover six months of mandatory <br />County -wide trash pickup beginning April 1, 2020. He felt it was best to take <br />corrective action now rather than wait 14 months for the next budget hearing. He <br />continued that by adding the assessment to the proposed Budget for FY 2019/20, <br />the increase could be added to the Truth In Millage (TRIM) Notices and still allow <br />further discussions from now to the September 2019 Budget Hearings. <br />Chairman Solari recapped Commissioner O'Bryan's proposal for clarification. <br />A motion was made by Commissioner O'Bryan, seconded by Chairman Solari, to <br />approve a charge of an additional $48.60 for mandatory garbage service for all <br />residents in the unincorporated area of the County for six months beginning April 1, <br />2020. <br />A discussion ensued on informing the public of the additional assessment and <br />asking the Property Appraiser to include a notification of the SWDD Assessment to <br />be mailed with the TRIM notices. <br />A question was raised whether the provision listed in the existing service contract <br />Indian River County Florida <br />Page 1 <br />