COW ELECTION 2014

LIVE CAM HWY 97 @ WESTSIDE RD

CHBC TV News

Carr's Landing

Joe Rich Community

Trepanier

Kelowna Capital News
Issuu

Kelowna Daily Courier

Penticton Herald

Penticton Western

Summerland Review

Sumrlnd.myezrock

Vernon Morning Star
Issuu

Vernon Daily Courier

Castanet.net

Bennett Bridge Cam

Interior Highway Cams

Kelowna Airport

Regional District of Central Okanagan

RDCO's Facebook

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen

District of Lake Country

District of Peachland

City of Penticton

District of Summerland

City of Vernon

District of West Kelowna

--------


Kelowna's Best Rock

RDCO Board Calender
RDCO Meeting Schedule

RDCO Board Reports

RDCO Board Agenda

RDCO Board Minutes

Gov Service Agenda

Gov Service Minutes

NWCA Minutes

SILGA - Board

UBCM

RDCO GIS Map

For sprinkling and watering days, click here.

-------

Westside Rd. Maps

C.O.W. Links

NW Ratepayers

Edgson News

NWCA

Westside Rd Interchange

Westside Road Updates

Westside Rd COMPLAINT FORM

Westside Residents Association

Jobs in Vernon

Jobs in Kelowna

Report Email Spam here.

Report Bad Links Here

Food Action Society

JOKES

WolframAlpha
Calculator/Answers

WikiLeaks.org

Datadotgc.ca

OpenDataBC

ProactiveDisclosure

BCGov FOI form

BC Forest Fire Info
Twitter
Facebook

BC Wildfires of Note
EmergencyInfoGovBC
Sound Cloud

Scan BC

Kelowna Yacht Club Wind Direction/Speed

MissingKids.ca

Follow okanaganlakebc.ca on Twitter

Follow OkanaganLakeBC on Twitter

okanagan lake directory, waterfront vacation rentals, local businesses, shopping, vernon, kelowna, westbank, westside, winfield, kaleden, oyama, peachland, penticton, summerland, naramata

Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) or

Central Okanagan Regional District (CORD)

N.O.W.E.S.I. or also called Sugar Loaf Transfer Station, Westside Road BC

Five Year Program Budget Projections

Revenue and Expense

Comment Form Below

LAST UPDATE January 25, 2015

Click on your refresh button in the top menu, to be sure you see any updates.

Blue Divider Line

This letter dated June 18, 2010 and bill for $167.06 per year for use of the N.O.W.E.S.I. aka Sugar Loaf transfer station (up from $40 per year) came in an envelope post marked July 9, 2010 and tries to explain the (bullcrap) retroactive increase to use Sugar Loaf transfer station and Traders Cove transfer station.

Letter from RDCO explaining RDCO's version of the increase from $40 per year to $167.06 per year for use of the Sugar Loaf transfer station in 2010.


This bill for 2010 for use of the N.O.W.E.S.I. aka Sugar Loaf transfer station shows $167.06 for one year.
We don't have curbside pickup???

N.O.W.E.S.I. aka Sugar Loaf transfer station $167.06 bill for 2010.  The Sugar Loaf transfer station serves users of the North Westside Road area.

Did you know that the attendants monitoring the way you dispose of your garbage is costing you almost as much as hauling your garbage?  Monitoring is a huge portion of the transfer station bill.  We heard there are now two people at Sugar Loaf transfer station monitoring your garbage instead of the usual one monitor.  We never go there so we don't know for sure how that works.

Where most of the increase happened was in 2007 when the North Westside Road Ratepayers Association discontinued running the Sugar Loaf transfer station.  The NW Ratepayers never charged anything for managing Sugar Loaf transfer station.  Now we are paying a hauling company to manage Sugar Loaf transfer station and the hauling company pays the attendants.  Can't see why the monitor cannot manage the transfer station???  We have to pay the monitor and a manager??

Blue Divider Line

Only until the end of Sept 2010 and only in the Regional District of Central Okanagan

Extended Hours for North Westside Transfer Station

North Westside Road residents within the Central Okanagan will now have more time to drop off their garbage and recyclables.

The Sugar Loaf Transfer Station is extending its’ hours of operation by an additional four hours each week. The longer hours of operation will continue until the end of September.

New Hours: Monday, Wednesday 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am until 2:00 pm (instead of only until noon)

The Sugarloaf Transfer Station is located at Sugarloaf Mountain/Whiteman Creek Service Road approximately 3.2-kilometers past the fire hall on Udell Road in Killiney Beach.

Follow this link more information about the Regional Waste Reduction Office program or contact staff at 250-469-6250 or email recycle "at" cord.bc.ca.

(July 28, 2010)

Source - RDCO What's New

Blue Divider Line

Hazardous waste collection
Castanet.net - by Contributed - Story: 55608 - Jul 24, 2010

Saturday morning July 24 will provide North Westside Road residents with a special opportunity to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products.

From 8 a.m. to 12 noon residents can safely dispose of any hazardous waste materials from around their homes at the North Westside Road Transfer Station.

Household paint and aerosol paint, flammable liquids and aerosols, domestic pesticides with the poison symbol and PCP number, gasoline (in an approved ULC container), household and auto batteries and electronics and computer equipment will be collected at this special opportunity.

No propane tanks, chemicals or commercial waste products will be accepted.

The Transfer Station is located along the Sugarloaf Mountain/Whiteman Creek Forest Service Road approximately 3.2-kilometers past the fire hall on Udell Road in Killiney Beach.

For more information and details about this collection please contact Battery Doctors at (250)860-2866 or the Regional Waste Reduction Office at (250)469-6250 or email recycle "at" cord.bc.ca.

Blue Divider Line

Special household disposal opportunity
by Castanet Staff - Story: 55377 - Jun 25, 2010

North Westside Road residents living within the Central Okanagan have an opportunity to dispose of unwanted, bulky items.

From Saturday, June 26 through Monday, July 5, residents can dispose of large household items for a cost of $20 per truckload to Sugarloaf Transfer Station.

Drop off is during regular business business hours.

Unwanted refrigerators and freezers will be accepted with payment of the freon decommissioning charge of $15 per item.

This special disposal opportunity is available for residential items only including appliances, scrap metal, lawn mowers and other motorized parts, household and lawn furnitire.

Hazardous waste such as computers and electronics will not be accepted.

Sugarloaf Transfer Station is open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.

The transfer station is located at Sugar Mountain/Whiteman Creek Forestry Service Road, approximately 3.2 km past the firehall on Udell Road in Killiney Beach.

Another special bulky items collection will be offered October 9, 10, 11 and 13.

For more information and details about this collection please contact the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250 or email recycle "at" cord.bc.ca.

Blue Divider Line

NOWESI (Sugar Loaf) transfer station financial sheet showing expenses from 2003 - 2009

(from RDCO)

NOWESI expenses 2003-2009
click for larger copy

Blue Divider Line

Figures in this table below are taken from the amounts in the financial sheet above

Number of Users Year Contract Services Insurance Site Maintenance Hauling Total 097 Expenses User Fee Per Year Actual User Fee Per Year Should Have Been
630 2003 10,281.52 2,303.00 1,180.80 15,540.24 29,305.56 40.00 46.52
655 2004 11,002.03 1,851.00 13,105.12 17,573.59 43,531.74 40.00 66.46
676 2005 11,601.37 2,740.00 2,243.67 25,697.50 42,282.54 40.00 62.55
693 2006 11,602.41 173.00 3,351.00 23,352.00 38,478.41 40.00 55.52
760 2007 20,170.00 0.00 6,830.00 28,857.00 55,015.00 40.00 72.39
786 2008 21,663.00 158.00 9,796.00 36,669.00 68,286.00 40.00 86.88
827 2009 33,911.00 337.00 8,087.00 45,517.00 87,852.00 40.00 106.23
  TOTALS 120,231.33 7,562.00 44,593.59 193,206.33 364,751.25 280.00 496.55

Blue Divider Line

New Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre Open

Residents living on the Westside of Okanagan Lake should be aware of an important change for disposing of any excess solid waste.

The new Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre is now open four days a week for residents wishing to drop off excess garbage, yard and construction white wood, drywall, metals, appliances, tires and other materials accepted at the site of the former landfill on Asquith Road in West Kelowna.

Regional District Communications Coordinator Bruce Smith says, “The new waste disposal facility will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7:30 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon for residents who want to drop off extra materials from around their home that they can’t place in their curbside containers. Recyclables and unwanted items for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Reuse-it program may continue to be dropped off at the location during the same hours, seven days a week.”

All residential materials that have been accepted in the past are still being accepted at the new residential waste disposal and recycling centre. The same tipping fees apply based on weight.

Regional Waste Reduction Office Manager Peter Rotheisler says, “The facilities will continue to act as a convenient drop off disposal location for residents of West Kelowna, Peachland, Central Okanagan West and the Westbank First Nation. The new four day - Friday through Monday operation for drop off of garbage, yard and construction wood and other excess waste materials corresponds with the four busiest days of the week and corresponds with the feedback we received during Information Open Houses we hosted during the spring.”

A number of improvements have been made to this temporary location over the past few months. The garbage and drywall disposal areas were expanded to accommodate larger collection bins and more drop off lanes. The areas for yard waste and construction wood waste drop off have been more clearly defined with lock blocks and some of the key access roads have been paved to reduce the impact of dust on adjacent neighbours. Rotheisler adds, “In the months ahead we’ll continue to refine and landscape this area.”

Today also marks the start of our process to close the Westside Landfill. After today, garbage dropped off at the site will no longer be buried there. Instead, it along with all the other materials collected will be transported off the site for processing. The garbage, yard waste and construction wood will be taken to the City of Kelowna Glenmore Landfill, which will be the only active landfill for the Central Okanagan.

The Regional District’s consultant is finalizing the extensive details of a Final Closure Plan for the Westside Landfill. It’ll outline ongoing environmental monitoring and responsibilities for the next 25 years. It’ll also detail capping, site topography, drainage and landscaping. Once received it’ll be presented to the Regional Board for consideration and then will be submitted to the Ministry of Environment for approval.

(July 16, 2010)

Source - RDCO's Whats New

Blue Divider Line

.pdf icon March 11, 2010 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Agenda

Item 3.1 Solid Waste Management Regulation Amendment Bylaw.pdf

Agenda No: 3.1
Mtg Date: March 11, 2010
Regional Board Report
TO: Governance and Services Committee
FROM: Waste Reduction
DATE: March 4,2010
SUBJECT: Solid Waste Management Regulation Amendment Bylaw
RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Regional District of Central Okanagan Solid Waste Management Regulation Amendment Bylaw be given first, second and third readings and adopted this 11th day of March, 2010.

Key changes to bylaw:

1. A parcel tax value will not be defined in the bylaw but the total parcel tax will never exceed the amount defined in the RDCO Solid Waste Management Local Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 577, 1993.

2. Electoral area residents will pay the same user fee and parcel tax for basic waste management related services whether they are on curbside collection or transfer station service.

3. The user fee will be $167.06 per year for 2010.

Background and rational:
Parcel tax revenue is largely used to pay for the recycling and waste reduction programs. The cost of these programs changes each year due to the variability in the commodity market (i.e the revenue we generate from recyclables) and waste reduction programming. This recommended bylaw change will allow staff to adjust the parcel tax from year to year so budgets accurately reflect market conditions and waste reduction programming.

The following reasons support applying the same user fee and parcel tax to all electoral area residents for waste management services.

1. All Regional District residents have access to the same residential waste management services including disposing of garbage, recyclables, and yard waste, waste reduction programs (eg. illegal dump cleanup and hazardous waste roundup), landfill services, and recycling processing.

2. Significant user fee increases were projected for Regional District residents on transfer station service (Board Report, December 14,2009).
• $131/year for North Westside Transfer Station users (previously $40/year).
• $179/year for Traders Cove Transfer Station users (previously $52/year).

3. Due to the $48 difference in projected user fees between transfer stations, fees were going to have to be blended to prevent residents from the Traders Cove transfer station (more expensive) changing to the NOWESI Transfer Station (less expensive), which would have further increased the difference in cost.

4. When considering the blended cost of residential transfer station service the total waste management costs for all Regional District residents are roughly the same. The higher cost of curbside collection in the East Electoral Area is similar to the added cost of the Westside Waste disposal and recycling centre in the West Electoral Area. The exception to this is the few dozen residents in Electoral Area West that are on curbside collection service.

In general, attempting to identify how the cost of service differs between residents is futile as the complexities that would need to be considered are vast and often unquantifiable. Therefore, in line with our member municipalities, we are recommending an approach that applies a base rate to all residents for access to the same basic level of service.

Peter Rotheisler
Manager, Waste Reduction

Chris Radford
Director, Environmental Services

------------

Regional District of Central Okanagan Bylaw No.
Agenda No: 3.1
Mig Date: March 11, 2010

A bylaw to amend the Regional District of Central Okanagan Solid Waste Management
Regulation Bylaw No. 1253, 2009

WHEREAS, the Regional District of Central Okanagan has enacted the Regional District of Central Okanagan Solid Waste Management Regulation Bylaw No. 1253, 2009

AND WHEREAS, the Regional District of Central Okanagan considers that it is necessary to amend the Regional District of Central Okanagan Solid Waste Management Regulation Bylaw

NOW THEREFORE, the Regional District of Central Okanagan in open meeting assembled enacts as follows:

1. Delete from the definition of "Solid Waste Reduction Services" means landfill disposal costs, waste reduction activities, recycle depots and recycle processing facilities and replace with "Solid Waste Reduction Services" means landfill disposal costs, waste reduction activities and transfer station, waste disposal/recycling centre, recycling depot and recycling processing services.

2. Delete from Schedule "B", #4 in its entirety
"4. Owners of all Residential 'Dwelling Premises, including Owners of property who have been granted a waiver of service, pursuant to Section 2.1.1 of this bylaw, or who have been excluded, pursuant to Section 2.1.3 of this bylaw, from the Regional District's residential collection systems, will be levied annually on their property tax notice or utility bill a fee to cover Solid Waste Reduction Services. New accounts will be billed from the date of request for final inspection on a prorated
basis. This Solid Waste Reduction Services Fee is $49.36 per residential unit per year."

And replace with a new section #4
"4. Owners of all parcels of land, including Owners of property who have been granted a waiver of service, pursuant to Section 2.1.1 of this bylaw, or who have been excluded pursuant to Section 2.1.3 of this bylaw, from the Regional District's residential collection systems, will be levied annually on their property tax notice a fee to cover Solid Waste Reduction Services. New accounts will be billed from the date of request for final inspection on a pro-rated basis. This Solid Waste Reduction Services Fee shall be levied annually as a parcel tax, This fee for Solid Waste Reduction Services shall not exceed the amount defined in Regional District of Central Okanagan Solid Waste Management Local Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 577, 1993."

3. Change title of Schedule "C" to COLLECTION LIMITS AND FEES

4. Delete from Schedule "C", 2.0 in its entirety
"2.0 The following fees and charges shall be paid in relation to the removal of Garbage, Mandatory Residential Recyclable Material and Yard Waste pursuant to the residential collection system established under this bylaw:
$164.12 per year, for each individual Residential Dwelling Premise for basic Garbage, Yard Waste and Mandatory Recyclable Material Collection Fee and an additional $72.00 per year Large Cart Fee for each individual Residential Dwelling Premise using the 240 litre Cart collection service for Garbage as per Section 2.2.15. Notwithstanding this provision, where a waiver of service has been approved pursuant to Section 2.1 of this bylaw, a Collection Fee shall not be levied, however, a Solid Waste Reduction Services Fee shall be levied for landfill disposal costs, waste reduction activities, recycling depot and recycle processing facility operations. This fee for Solid Waste Reduction Services is set at $49.36 per year for each Residential Dwelling Premise. Residential Dwelling Premises shall be invoiced with a utility bill sent twice yearly by the Regional District to cover the costs of the Garbage, Yard Waste and Mandatory Recyclable Material Collection Fee. The Solid Waste Reduction Services Fee shall be levied on the annual Property Tax bill. Payments received are applied firstly to arrears, then to current charges. New accounts are billed from the date of request for final inspection of the applicable building permit works, on a pro-rated basis."

And replace with a new section 2.0
2.0 The following fees and charges shall be paid in relation to the removal of
Garbage, Mandatory Residential Recyclable Material and Yard Waste pursuant to the residential collection systems established under this bylaw:
$167.06 per year, commencing January 1, 2010, for each individual Residential Dwelling Premise for basic Garbage, Yard Waste and Mandatory Recyclable Material Collection/Transfer Station Fee and an additional $72.00 per year Large Cart Fee for each individual Residential Dwelling Premise with a 240 litre Garbage cart as per Section 2.2.15.

Notwithstanding this provision, where a waiver of service has been approved pursuant to Section 2.1 of this bylaw, a Collection Fee shall not be levied, however, a Solid Waste Reduction Services Fee shall be levied for landfill disposal costs, waste reduction activities, transfer station, waste disposal & recycling centre, recycling depot and recycling processing services. This fee for Solid Waste Reduction Services shall not exceed the amount defined in Regional District of Central Okanagan Solid Waste Management Local Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 577, 1993.

Residential Dwelling Premises shall be invoiced with a utility bill sent at a minimum of twice yearly by the Regional District to cover the costs of the Garbage, Yard Waste and Mandatory Recyclable Material Collection Fee.
Payments received are applied firstly to arrears, then to current charges.
New accounts are billed from the date of request for final inspection of the applicable building permit works, (or two months after insulation inspection if final inspection is not requested in a timely manner), on a pro-rated basis.

5. Delete from Schedule "C", 2.4 in its entirety
"2.4 $52.00 per year, for each individual Residential Dwelling Premise for basic Garbage, Yard Waste and Recyclables collection service for Owners living in Trader's Cove local service area, as defined by the Local Service Area Bylaw, and;
$40.00 per year, for each individual Residential Dwelling Premise for basic Garbage and Yard Waste collection service for Owners living in North Westside Road local service area, as defined by the Local Service Area Bylaw."
And replace with a new section 2.4

"2.4 The following fees and charges shall be paid in relation to those residences serviced by a transfer station in lieu of curbside pickup:

$167.06 per year, commencing January 1, 2010, for each individual Residential Dwelling Premise for basic Garbage, Yard Waste and Mandatory Recyclable Material Collection/Transfer Station Fee for each individual Residential Dwelling Premise. Notwithstanding this provision, where a waiver of service has been approved pursuant to Section 2.1 of this bylaw, a Collection Fee shall not be levied, however, a Solid Waste Reduction Services Fee shall be levied for landfill disposal costs, waste reduction activities, transfer station, waste disposal and recycling centre, recycling depot and recycling processing services. This fee for Solid Waste Reduction Services shall not exceed the amount defined in Regional District of Central Okanagan Solid Waste Management Local Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 577, 1993.

Residential Dwelling Premises shall be invoiced with a utility bill sent at a minimum of twice yearly by the Regional District to cover the costs of the Garbage, Yard Waste and Mandatory Recyclable Material Collection Fee.

Payments received are applied firstly to arrears, then to current charges.

New accounts are billed from the date of request for final inspection of the applicable building permit works (or two months after insulation inspection if final inspection is not requested in a timely manner), on a pro-rated basis.

6. Citation
This bylaw may be cited for all purposes as the Regional District of Central Okanagan Solid Waste Management Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. _, 2010
READ A FIRST TIME THIS 11 th DAY OF March 2010
READ A SECOND TIME THIS 11 th DAY OF March 2010
READ A THIRD TIME THIS 11 th DAY OF March 2010

Blue Divider Line

Why the increase from $40 to approx. $131 utility bill that pays for the Sugar Loaf transfer station you ask?

Westside Road Transfer Stations Rates

The Regional Board has received information about possible rate increases for the Traders Cove and North Westside Road transfer stations. Neither the $40 North Westside, nor the $52 Traders Cove user fees have been adjusted in at least seven years. In order to cover the costs of providing the service, it’s proposed the North Westside rate rise to $131 in 2010 while the rate for Traders Cove would be adjusted to $179. Prior to the 2010 budget discussions, Traders Cove users will be consulted whether they would prefer to change to the higher level of service provided by the curbside Automated Waste Collection Program for an approximate cost of almost $179. The cost of labour at the two transfer stations, hauling rates and tipping fees for disposal at the Glenmore Landfill and equipment rental rates have increased approximately 275% in the last seven years.

Source: Highlights of the Regional Board Meeting - Dec 14, 2009

What equipment do we pay rental rates on??

Total actual expenses at Sugar Loaf for each year were:

2002  $30,836
2003  $31,968
2004  $43,691
2005  $42,411
2006  $38,479
2007  $55,014 diff of $16,535 from year before
2008  $68,285 diff of $13,271 from year before

 

In this table below, are the actual expenses recorded for Sugar Loaf transfer station and contract services would be for the attendant in the years 2002 - 2006.  After these years the Sugar Loaf transfer station was managed by the hauling companies.  The two largest expenses are the hauling and contract services.

Year

Contract Services Insurance Office Supplies Site Maintenance Hauling Charges Transfer to Equip Rep. R
2002 9,964 1,133 216 2,733 14,270 2,500
2003 10,282 2,303 162 1,181 15,540 2,500
2004 11,002 1,851 159 13,105 17,574 0
2005 11,601 2,740 129 2,244 25,698 0
2006 11,602 173 0 3,351 23,352 0
2007 20,170 -842 0 6,830 28,857 0
2008 21,663 158 0 9,796 36,669 0
TOTALS 96,284 7,516 666 39,240 161,960 5,000

2002 - 2008 Actual Revenue and Expenses for the NOWESI (Sugar Loaf) transfer station

 

The following was found on Director Jim Edgson's website and then we typed something in reply to what Jim says:

In northern COW waste is still dealt with through Transfer Stations. There has not been a rate increase from the $40 in the North Westside or from $52 in the Traders Cove area for over 7 years.
(Our reply - What Jim says is true, but the fact is that labour and hauling increases have substantially increased only since 2005-2007.)

Upon review, it was noted that the current rate in no way meets the costs of the two systems.
(Our reply - Then why were residents told in 2006 they could afford a second transfer station at La Casa without a rate increase?  Was that a mistake on RDCO's part not knowing the actual costs?)

The proposed rate for the North Westside is $131 with $179 for Traders Cove. To be honest, when I first saw these new rates I was very disturbed. In the future I and the RD Board have been assured that the costs and rates will be reviewed on a more regular basis so there is less of a chance of a huge jump. Staff is exploring the use of the new waste pickup system for some of us.
(Our reply - The truth is that the rate on our property tax has risen about $10 in the last 5 years.)

Why doesn't the Regional District use a compacter before hauling garbage to help cut down on the cost of fuel and labour to haul the garbage from Sugar Loaf to the Glenmore Landfill???

Cut hauling costs by 1/3 to 1/2

AtSource can develop a custom engineered automatic dumping system for use with pre-existing, non-standard containers to meet your requirements.

BC Laws in regards to solid waste management and garbage.

Bylaw 577 defines the "Local Service Area" for garbage disposal in the North Westside Road area, and defines the area as being electoral areas "G", "H", "I", and "A"?  Didn't electoral area "H" Westbank just become its own municipality called West Kelowna?

For more about the "local service area" defined area of Sugar Loaf transfer station.

 
Bylaw 1253 sets the rates for the Landfill at Kelowna as the following:

$1.00 per bag up to 6 bags
$6.00 per load up to 250 kg.
$50 per metric tonne for greater than 250 kg

Fact is that North Westside Road properties pay a $40 yearly utility bill plus $51.95 on their property tax. and now it is proposed that they will be required to pay $131 instead of the $40 yearly utility bill that comes in the mailbox twice per year with a $20 fee each time.  This is a total of $182.95 per year for garbage disposal in Central Okanagan West located in the Regional District of Central Okanagan (Westshore Estates to Fintry, not including La Casa).

The Sugar Loaf Transfer Station was previously managed by the North Westside Road Ratepayers Association whom did not charge a dime to manage the Sugar Loaf transfer station.  The North Westside Road Ratepayers Association initially started the Sugar Loaf transfer station years ago back in approx. 1995 as the sign posted at the Sugar Loaf transfer station states.  If you notice the Sugar Loaf transfer station bins are marked with a stamp that says North Westside Road Ratepayers.  The bins were paid for by a grant from BC Environment and Environment Canada to initially establish the Sugar Loaf transfer station as the 2001 - 2006 Ratepayers contract states.  The bins are now owned by the Regional District of Central Okanagan until such time as they are not needed anymore, then they are returned back to Environment Canada and BC Environment. 

When the North Westside Road Ratepayers managed the Sugar Loaf transfer station, the attendant was paid under $10,000 per year back 2001 - 2006 by the North Westside Ratepayers Association which the Regional District of Central Okanagan paid the Ratepayers so the Ratepayers could pay for the attendant according to the contract.  In 2007 the NW Ratepayers rescinded their service to manage the Sugar Loaf transfer station.  Labour to staff and maintain the Sugar Loaf transfer station is now $2,630 per month which includes snow removal, weed control, cleanup, company supplied equipment maintenance.  Labour for illegal cleanup outside normal operating hours is $28.50 per hour

2008 - 2013 Contract for Sugar Loaf

click here for more about this contract

Since 2007 the Sugar Loaf transfer station reverted back to being managed by the Regional District of Central Okanagan whom then started contracting out the management of the transfer station to the hauling companies in the beginning of 2007.  BFI was the first company to be contracted to manage the transfer station.  Starting July 1, 2008 Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems Ltd. has the five year contract with a two year extension option to manage the Sugar Loaf transfer station.  Here are copies of the contracts for hauling and managing the Sugar Loaf transfer station, which tell you what some of the costs were before and are now.  We do not have copies of the amended hauling contract for 2009.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan will tell you that the rate for garbage disposal rose dramatically in the past 7 years, but in reality the costs for managing the Sugar Loaf transfer station rose dramatically since just 2007 when the Ratepayers rescinded their services.  Before 2007 the costs had not risen dramatically for hauling, labour or anything of the sort.  The 275% increase in the $40 utility bill all happened since 2007 if you really want to know the truth.

One reason for the increase in cost is that in 2009 the Westside Landfill is closing as a landfill and North Westsider's Sugar Loaf transfer station garbage is now being hauled all the way out to the Glenmore landfill near the Kelowna airport.  The rate for hauling the Sugar Loaf transfer station garbage increased $44.00 per trip in 2009 because of the increase in distance for hauling the Sugar Loaf transfer station garbage to the Glenmore landfill instead of to the Westside Landfill.

RDCO Regional Board Agenda reports that labour increased from $18.50 an hour to $28.50 an hour in 2009.  We wonder who authorized this raise of such magnitude in times of economic hardship??

The Regional District of Central Okanagan says the following in the Dec 14, 2009 Regional Board Agenda:
This most recent hauling rate increase is associated with
the diversion of commercial traffic from the Westside Landfill and the resultant longer haul to the
Glenmore Landfill. In addition, tipping fees have been added to the operating expense of each
transfer station as a result of the Westside Landfill closing to commercial traffic in mid-2009.
Prior to this, residents were not charged for tipping garbage at the Regional Landfill
.

HUH???

 But it says in the North Westside Road Ratepayers Contract 2001 - 2006 the following about tipping fees:
12. Tipping Fees:

The tipping fees for depositing the contents of our waste bins at the Westbank Landfill will be absorbed by the Regional District from the Parcel Tax on every parcel of land in the area.

We paid a parcel tax ("parcel tax" means a tax imposed on the basis of a single amount for each parcel, the taxable area of a parcel or the taxable frontage of a parcel;) on our rural property tax bill of approx. $40-$50 on top of the $40 per year utility bill 2001 - 2006 so we don't understand how we didn't pay tipping fees?  In 2009 North Westsiders paid $51.95 on their rural property tax bill for tipping fees and/or garbage disposal, have a look at the bottom right corner of the rural property tax bill where it says Waste/Enviro Mgmnt.

Traders Cove pays an extra $12 for curbside collection of recycling, which North Westside Road doesn't pay because they don't have curbside recycling.

These are the charges on the rural property tax bill from 2004 - 2009

2004 $39.67
2005 $39.11
2006 $38.56
2007 $41.43
2008 $51.95
2009 $51.95

Blue Divider Line

North Westside Road garbage disposal "Local Service Area"

.pdf icon Bylaw 577, 1993 defines North Westside Road "local service area" for garbage disposal.

Regional District of Central Okanagan and Westbank First Nations 2007 landfill agreement,
choose .pdf icon entire agreement for all services 36 pages or just the .pdf icon landfill portion of the agreement 2 pages.

Blue Divider Line

RDCO General Revenue Fund Accounts For Garbage Disposal

2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008

Blue Divider Line

RDCO Financial Plans and Statements

2009 | 2008 | 2007 |2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

Blue Divider Line

Dec 14, 2009 Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Agenda

.pdf icon Item 6.13 Westside Landfill Closure Update.pdf

.pdf icon Item 6.14 Westside Transfer Station Approval.pdf

.pdf icon Item 6.15 North Westside and Traders Cove Transfer Stations.pdf

Blue Divider Line

.pdf icon Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Thursday, April 10, 2008
THAT the Regional Board award the Recycling Depot and Waste Transfer Stations Operations and Collection Service contract to Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems Ltd. for the five year period and with a two year extension option, beginning July 1, 2008, for a total cost during the five year period of $1,825,000, as well as a total cost for the North Westside Road and Trader's Cover waste transfer sites of $525,000.

Blue Divider Line

Did you know that Powerhouse Road Dump in Armstrong is funded entirely on tipping fees and that taxation is not used unlike you are in the Regional District of Central Okanagan?


In the North Okanagan, all waste reduction programs are funded directly from tipping fees and recycling collection fees.  Taxation is not used to support any solid waste program, and therefore the programs are self sustained by those that use the facilities and programs.

Tipping fees at the Powerhouse Road Armstrong dump can sometimes be $3.00 for a pickup load!

 

Tipping fees at the Glenmore Landfill according to RDCO's website

-  $1.00/bag of bagged household garbage

-  Minimum of $6.00 for loads of garbage weighing 250 kg or less

-  $55.00/metric tonne, pro-rated for loads of garbage over 250 kg

Blue Divider Line

What is the truth, did North Westside Road pay for incremental increases from 2002 - 2008 at Sugar Loaf transfer station or not?

These are actual charges for the hauling fees at Sugar Loaf transfer station

2002 $14,270
2003 $15,540
2004 $17,574
2005 $25,698
2006 $23,352
2007 $28,857
2008 $36,669

Blue Divider Line

How much does the land for the Sugar Loaf transfer station cost to lease?

There is $1.00 fee for the lease with the crown for the North Westside Road Transfer Station.  The lease is for ten years and was just renewed March 10, 2005 with the Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, License of Occupation No. 340827, to March 2015. pdf of Lease Agreement attached (NWTransferLicense-Lease.pdf)

Blue Divider Line

Why does North Westside Road transfer station users not pay a recycling fee on top of the $40 utility bill like Traders Cove?

The $40 annual utility bill fee for the transfer station remains in place, unchanged, as the contract with the North Westside Ratepayers says the Regional District will pay the hauling costs of recycling from the parcel tax levy.  So at the present time under the existing contract there is no additional fee for recycling, it is covered through the funds collected from the parcel tax Waste Management levy.

Blue Divider Line

Who hauls the waste from the Sugar Loaf transfer station to the Glenmore Landfill near the Kelowna airport?

OK Environmental Waste Systems

Blue Divider Line

On December 21, 2009 a letter was mailed to RDCO chair Robert Hobson asking about the tipping fees, and the increase in garbage fees, etc.  Here is a copy of the letter that was put in the mailbox early morning on Dec 21, 2009.  Hope the Chair receives it before Christmas so he can think about it over Christmas and hopefully we will get an answer sometime in the New Year.

Dec 21, 2009

To Regional District of Central Okanagan Robert Hobson:

May I request a copy of the latest AMENDED contract to manage the NOWESI (Sugar Loaf) transfer station including the schedule or whatever there is that would explain all costs for managing the Sugar Loaf transfer station, including equipment, hauling, attendant’s wages, driver’s wages, snow plowing, vehicles, etc. for 2009 and the newest amendment for 2010 without going through the Freedom of Information Act to ask for it since there is a significant increase in our fees for Sugar Loaf and/or the Westside Landfill. I would like to understand it all.

Can you please explain how the Regional District can authorize an increase of 275% in one year from 2008 until 2009 for the cost of garbage disposal at Sugar Loaf when just a couple of years ago in 2006 RDCO told residents they could afford a second transfer station at La Casa since there was enough of an increase in properties contributing?

Is it still true today that resident’s can afford a second transfer station at La Casa or has that changed?

I read that SIGNIFICANT cost increases for labour and fuel for hauling our garbage at Sugar Loaf were built into the 2008 budget as the Minutes of April 10, 2008 below state, and this is why I question such a dramatic increase in costs this year 2009 from $40 to $131 utility bill. Can you please explain why such a dramatic rise in costs in 2009 over 2008 budget? Or is the $131 the total of the $40 utility bill and the property tax bill combined? As I understand it the $40 becomes $131??

Maybe you could explain how labour increased significantly from $18.50 to $28.50 per hour as stated in the minutes? Who authorized this increase? I don’t know anyone else that receives a raise like that! How can RDCO authorize a contract agreement with a rate increase for labour as such?

What is the transfer station attendant earning per hour compared to truck drivers and what about other workers if any, what are they earning?

Is the gentleman helping the attendant at the Sugar Loaf transfer station being paid too, or is this man just hanging out at Sugar Loaf transfer station helping the transfer station attendant and being a liability on our insurance policy and not being paid anything? What is this person doing there?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Thursday, April 10, 2008

1. New Business
1.1 Award of Contract - Recycling Depot and Waste Transfer Station Operations and Collection Service (All Directors - Weighted Vote)

Staff noted that based on volumes of recyclables collected in 2007, the costs for the operations of the recycling depots will be $365,000 per year for the five year period ($1,825,000 for five years or $7.15 per household per year). If volumes collected are higher or lower than the 2007 volumes, costs will vary accordingly. The costs with the new contract will increase 14%, commencing July 2008.

The cost of the operations of the North Westside Road and Trader's Cove waste transfer sites will be $105,000 per year ($525,000 for five years or about $81.00 per household per year). The costs of the two stations' operations are presently about $88,000. Again, costs may vary depending on the volumes of wastes collected and the number of hauls that must be made to landfills and/or the recycling processing plant. The increase of contract costs by 20% is primarily attributed to the significant increases in fuel and labour costs.

The cost increases were anticipated and built into the 2008 budget.
Okanagan Environmental Services name has been changed to Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems Ltd.

#89/08 GIVEN/DAY
THAT the Regional Board award the Recycling Depot and Waste Transfer Stations Operations and Collection Service contract to Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems Ltd. for the five year period and with a two year extension option, beginning July 1, 2008, for a total cost during the five year period of $1,825,000, as well as a total cost for the North Westside Road and Trader's Cover waste transfer sites of $525,000.
CARRIED
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I also read in the newspaper that Central Okanagan West Director Jim Edgson believes that there were no rate increases at Sugar Loaf since 2002 when there were rate increases built into the budget in 2008 for significant labour and fuel increases as stated in the minutes April 10, 2008 above.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

             Lier Lier Pants on Fire

Total expenses at Sugar Loaf for each year were:

2002  $30,836
2003  $31,968
2004  $43,691
2005  $42,411
2006  $38,479
2007  $55,014 diff of $16,535 from year before
2008  $68,285 diff of $13,271 from year before

Kelowna Capital News - Published: December 18, 2009

A North Westside official expects some residents may want to trash higher garbage disposal fees.

The Central Okanagan Regional District is considering increasing the rate for the waste transfer station from $40 to $131 a year in 2010.

“I had a heart attack when I initially saw that,” said director Jim Edgson.

“There will probably be some push back on this because of the suddenness of the increase.”

Staff indicates the hike is necessary because the cost of labour, hauling rates, equipment rental and tipping fees at the Kelowna landfill has climbed 275 per cent in the last seven year — the last time fees changed.

“The $40 hasn’t reflected the actual cost of the service,” said Edgson.

Edgson’s primary concern, though, is that residents are facing one significant increase instead of annual incremental adjustments since 2002.

“As the costs for the service go up, they should be brought up regularly through increased fees,” he said, adding that may be more acceptable for residents.

Edgson has asked staff to look at the possibility of changing the fee structure more often.

He also wants CORD to look at the possibility of converting the North Westside’s garbage into electricity instead of shipping it to the landfill in Kelowna.

He believes such a model would also help provide a more consistent power source to the area on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

“If we can take our garbage and turn it into a clean resource, we should take a serious look at it,” he said.

Any approval of changes in the rates would be required prior to the board giving final adoption to the 2010 budget March 26.

—Vernon Morningstar

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What equipment is being rented according to the minutes and the above article?? As far as I know the bins are owned by BC Environment and Environment Canada according to the Ratepayers Contract 2001 – 2006. Are we buy a truck or something?

Can you also please clarify about tipping fees, as the minutes of the Regional Board say we never paid tipping fees, yet I read in the North Westside Ratepayers contract 2001 – 2006 that we did pay tipping fees on our rural property taxes.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Regional District of Central Okanagan - Dec 14, 2009 Regional Board Agenda:

This most recent hauling rate increase is associated with the diversion of commercial traffic from the Westside Landfill and the resultant longer haul to the Glenmore Landfill. In addition, tipping fees have been added to the operating expense of each transfer station as a result of the Westside Landfill closing to commercial traffic in mid-2009.

Prior to this, residents were not charged for tipping garbage at the Regional Landfill.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


See if you can find the word in this image of a face.
Hint: tilt your head to the right, the word starts with an L

Blue Divider Line

Can you please clarify what the real truth is? What were the actual amounts that North Westside Road properties paid towards tipping fees at the Westside Landfill in the years 2002 – 2009?

Blue Divider Line

La Casa Transfer Station - November 12, 2009

Strata Manager has been presented with waste management options including curbside collection, service using existing transfer stations and service using a new Transfer Station at La Casa.

http://www.regionaldistrict.com/docs/boards_committees/gov/agnd/2009/09_11_12/Item 6.1 Quarterly Program Measures Report.pdf

Blue Divider Line

To read more about the proposed La Casa transfer station click on the La Casa Strata Owners own website and read their AGM meeting minutes, etc.  Loads of interesting reading material here, lawsuits and all.  We posted some of the information we found on La Casa owners website about the proposed La Casa transfer station on okanganlakebc.com's webpage so you don't have to spend time reading through everything to find the information about the transfer station if you don't want to.  There is lots to filter through on La Casa owners website plus you need Adobe Reader which you won't need to read what is posted on okanaganlakebc.ca.

Blue Divider Line

RDCO was asked again about the large increase in garbage collection fees that residents could not have possibly paid in 2007, and this was the reply letter from Robert Hobson, Chair of Regional District of Central Okanagan dated December 9, 2009.
Letter from RDCO saying they don't want to reply until the process with the BC Ombudsman is complete.
(click on the letter to read a larger copy)
Since the Ombudsman was recruited, RDCO says it doesn't want to reply until that process has cleared.

Blue Divider Line

Here is some information about complaints filed with the BC Ombudsman in regards to the Sugar Loaf and La Casa transfer stations.

Blue Divider Line

FACT:  TIPPING FEES COVER THE COST OF THE ARMSTRONG DUMP ON POWERHOUSE ROAD ENTIRELY.  Armstrong does not pay $51.95 or any amount on their property tax on top of tipping fees.

Blue Divider Line

Higher garbage fees trashed
Kelowna Capital News - Published: December 18, 2009

A North Westside official expects some residents may want to trash higher garbage disposal fees.

The Central Okanagan Regional District is considering increasing the rate for the waste transfer station from $40 to $131 a year in 2010.

“I had a heart attack when I initially saw that,” said director Jim Edgson.

“There will probably be some push back on this because of the suddenness of the increase.”

Staff indicates the hike is necessary because the cost of labour, hauling rates, equipment rental and tipping fees at the Kelowna landfill has climbed 275 per cent in the last seven year — the last time fees changed.

“The $40 hasn’t reflected the actual cost of the service,” said Edgson.

Edgson’s primary concern, though, is that residents are facing one significant increase instead of annual incremental adjustments since 2002.

“As the costs for the service go up, they should be brought up regularly through increased fees,” he said, adding that may be more acceptable for residents.

Edgson has asked staff to look at the possibility of changing the fee structure more often.

He also wants CORD to look at the possibility of converting the North Westside’s garbage into electricity instead of shipping it to the landfill in Kelowna.

He believes such a model would also help provide a more consistent power source to the area on the west side of Okanagan Lake.

“If we can take our garbage and turn it into a clean resource, we should take a serious look at it,” he said.

Any approval of changes in the rates would be required prior to the board giving final adoption to the 2010 budget March 26.

—Vernon Morningstar

Blue Divider Line

Minutes of the Special Board Meeting of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Thursday, April 10, 2008
1. New Business
1.1 Award of Contract - Recycling Depot and Waste Transfer Station Operations and Collection Service (All Directors - Weighted Vote)
Staff noted that based on volumes of recyclables collected in 2007, the costs for the operations of the recycling depots will be $365,000 per year for the five year period ($1,825,000 for five years or $7.15 per household per year). If volumes collected are higher or lower than the 2007 volumes, costs will vary accordingly. The costs with the new contract will increase 14%, commencing July 2008.

The cost of the operations of the North Westside Road and Trader's Cove waste transfer sites will be $105,000 per year ($525,000 for five years or about $81.00 per household per year). The costs of the two stations' operations are presently about $88,000. Again, costs may vary depending on the volumes of wastes collected and the number of hauls that must be made to landfills and/or the recycling processing plant. The increase of contract costs by 20% is primarily attributed to the significant increases in fuel and labour costs.

The cost increases were anticipated and built into the 2008 budget. Okanagan Environmental Services name has been changed to Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems Ltd.

#89/08 GIVEN/DAY

THAT the Regional Board award the Recycling Depot and Waste Transfer Stations Operations and Collection Service contract to Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems Ltd. for the five year period and with a two year extension option, beginning July 1, 2008, for a total cost during the five year period of $1,825,000, as well as a total cost for the North Westside Road and Trader's Cover waste transfer sites of $525,000.

CARRIED

Blue Divider Line

Trash talk creates political stink around the CORD board table
Kelowna Capital News - Text By Jason Luciw - December 17, 2009

The frustration was palpable around the regional district board table Monday night as West Kelowna continued to stall on the location of a much-needed transfer station for the Westside landfill.

Even Kelowna Coun. Michelle Rule, known for her kind demeanor, was noticeably upset at West Kelowna’s stance.

“I would feel better if the district of West Kelowna would make up their mind,” Rule stated sharply.

The need for a transfer station arises from the regional district’s need to close the Westside landfill, which serves Peachland, Westbank First Nation, the Central Okanagan West rural area and West Kelowna, by mid-2010.

The dump has reached its capacity a full three years earlier than anticipated due to growth on the Westside.

Before the closure can occur, however, the regional board must agree to the form and location of a transfer station where residents can take additional waste.

The garbage would be transferred to the Glenmore landfill in Kelowna, which will be the only remaining dump in the Central Okanagan.

Kelowna is unwilling to accept residential self-haul waste from the Westside, saying the dump will not be able to handle the additional traffic, making the transfer station a necessity.

The majority of the regional board was prepared to put its stamp of approval on an engineering staff report this week, which recommended the necessary transfer station be built at the existing Westside landfill site near Shannon Lake.

However, Mayor Doug Findlater and Coun. Duane Ophus, who represent West Kelowna on the regional board, protested the staff recommendation.

Findlater told the board that the regional district should be exploring alternative sites and making a comparative business case among several locations to ensure the best, most affordable option is found.

However, regional district administrator Harold Reay said there is no additional site that staff knows of.

West Kelowna has also admitted to knowing of no additional options at this time.

Waste reduction supervisor Peter Rotheisler also mentioned that the current plan, which calls for an open transfer station on the existing site, is by far the most affordable option.

Under that option, a $28 increase would be required on West Kelowna tax bills to support transfer station operations and to cover the costs of hauling garbage over to the Glenmore Landfill, said Rotheisler.

The tax increase would ensure that Westside user fees remain the same at $55 per metric tonne or $6 per truckload of household waste under 250 kilograms.

Rotheisler added that moving the transfer station would cause costs to skyrocket.

“There would be tonnes of consultation required, there would need to be research into real estate acquisition, not to mention there’s no obvious source of funding to pay for it.”

Meanwhile, Ophus noted that the regional district must also still hold public consultation on the plan and he was uncomfortable with moving forward without public feedback.

The regional district appeased the District of West Kelowna, agreeing to delay a decision on a site for the transfer station until a meeting on Jan. 14.

Regional board chairman Robert Hobson urged West Kelowna to make a decision quickly, noting that final closure plans for the landfill have been in the works for more than a year.

“Time is ticking,” said Hobson.

Subsequently, West Kelowna council passed on its first opportunity to commit to a transfer station site at its Tuesday afternoon meeting.

That leaves council’s Jan. 12 meeting as the last possible chance for council to make a recommendation to the regional board.

jluciw "at" kelownacapnews.com

Blue Divider Line

The table below shows the difference in cost to haul Sugar Loaf transfer station garbage farther.  Instead of the transfer station garbage going to the Westside Landfill, it now goes to the Glenmore Landfill near the Kelowna airport which is closer to Lake Country.

Regional District of Central Okanagan Regional Board Agenda April 27,2009

.pdf icon Item 6.12 Contract Amendment re-Transfer Stations.pdf

North Westside Road Transfer Station
  Existing Hauling Fees Proposed Hauling Fees Actual Increase
Garbage bin $261 per trip $305 per trip $44 per trip
Recycling bin $305 per trip $305 per trip $0 per trip
Yard Waste bin $261 per trip $305 per trip $44 per trip

Blue Divider Line

.pdf icon Regional District of Central Okanagan Regular Board Meeting Minutes - April 27. 2009 (Pg. 18)

Engineering / Waste Reduction

6.12 Contract Amendment - Adjustment to the hauling fees for garbage and yard waste at Traders Cove and North Westside Road Transfer Stations
(All Directors - Weighted Vote)

Staff report dated April 21, 2009 outlined the changes to hauling fees from Traders Cove and North Westside Road Transfer Stations required due to the closure of the Westside Landfill to commercial haulers as of April 1, 2009 and the requirement of the contractor to transport garbage and yard waste to the Glenmore Landfill.

EDGSON/OPHUS
THAT the Regional Board approves the following changes to hauling fees from Traders Cove and North Westside Road Transfer Stations as proposed by Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems Ltd.:


Traders Cove Transfer Station
  Existing Hauling Fees Proposed Hauling Fees
Garbage bin $174.00 per trip $218.00 per trip
Recycling bin $196.00 per trip $196.00 per trip
Yard Waste bin $152.00 per trip $196.00 per trip

 


North Westside Road Transfer Station
  Existing Hauling Fees Proposed Hauling Fees
Garbage bin $261 per trip $305.00 per trip
Recycling bin $305 per trip $305.00 per trip
Yard Waste bin $261 per trip $305.00 per trip


 
CARRIED

Yard Waste Pickup
By consensus it was agreed to have staff report to the Board on issues being raised around spring yard waste pickup.

As various municipalities are now individually dealing with the issue of spring yard waste pickup, the question was raised whether there is any savings to review this issue as a regional service versus a municipal only service and whether the Regional Board is interested in having staff provide further cost options

It was noted that each municipality deals with the financial plans differently and should a decision be made to change the existing contracts for waste pickup it will affect municipal budgets. In discussion staff noted that there have been concerns in specific areas and that they continue to assist individuals and offer options to residents which include a user pay option. It was noted that residents are coming up with their own effective options to deal with their yard waste including cooperation among neighbours, transporting their own yard waste, and paying the contractor to haul the yard waste. It was noted that the technical committee made up of staff from all the municipalities, have recommended a 'wait and see'
approach for the time-being, and continuing to offer options to the public.

BAKER/FIELDING
THAT staff be directed to provide an assessment to member municipalities for a 'user pay' and 'everyone pay' option for a one time only yard waste pickup.

CARRIED

Blue Divider Line

Link to more information about the Westside Landfill

Blue Divider Line

This letter from RDCO shows how many properties contributed $40 to Sugar Loaf transfer station 2004-2009

 

FACT ACCORDING TO RDCO IN 2006: we could afford a second transfer station at La Casa without a rate increase?????

HOW CAN SUCH A LARGE LABOUR RATE INCREASE BE AUTHORIZED?

Did you get a labour raise from $18.50 to $28.50 an hour like these people did??

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE ELSE THAT GETS A RATE INCREASE FOR WAGES LIKE THIS DESCRIBED BELOW?

MAYBE SOME MISMANAGEMENT IS GOING ON?

HOW CAN THE PRICE TO DISPOSE OF OUR GARBAGE INCREASE 275% in two years since 2007?

And what kind of crap is RDCO trying to feed you so that you don't understand it ... what does that mean ..... better economies of scale ... doesn't that mean pull the wool over your eyes?  Isn't it cheaper for Traders Cove for hauling since Traders Cove is closer to the Landfill?  Read the Regional District Board Agenda December 14, 2009 below and see what you think it means?

 

.pdf icon REGIONAL DiSTRICT 0F CENTRAL OKANAGAN Board Agenda December 14, 2009
Agenda No: 6.15

TO: Regional Board
FROM: Peter Rotheisler
Waste Reduction Supervisor
DATE: December 14, 2009

Regional Board Report

SUBJECT: Rate increase for users of the North Westside and Traders Cove Transfer Stations.

RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the Regional Board receive, for information, the Report from the Waste Reduction Supervisor dated December 14th, 2009 regarding increasing user fees for the North Westside and Traders Cove Transfer Stations;

AND THAT staff report back to the Regional Board on the proposed user fee increases prior to final 2010 budget deliberations;

AND FURTHER THAT staff consult with users of the North Westside and Traders Transfer Stations to explain the need for increased user fees and gauge interest from Traders Cove Transfer Station users about changing to the automated curbside collection system instead of transfer station service.

Rational:

Table 1 summarizes the projected operating expenses, projected number of users and projected user fee for 2010 as well as the current user fees for the North Westside and Traders Cove Transfer Stations.

Table 1

  Projected Operating
Expenses 2010
Projected Users
2010
Projected
2010 User Fee
Current User Fee
North Westside
Transfer Station
$110,881.56 848 $131 $40
Traders Cove
Transfer station
$44,586.16 249 $179 $52


Projected operating expenses will be finalized after reviewing total 2009 operating expenses.

Regional District residents with automated curbside collection service adjacent to Traders Cove are projected to have a garbage collection rate of $178.40/year for a higher level of service.

Background:

The current annual user fees for the North Westside Transfer Station and the Traders Cove Transfer Station are $40 and $52, respectively. Rates are less for North Westside Transfer Station users as a result of better economies of scale. The user fees are meant to cover all operating expenses associated with the transfer stations. These rates have remained unchanged for a minimum of seven years. However, over this seven year (????????MORE LIKE SINCE 2007) period the operating expenses associated with these transfer stations have increased by approximately 275% while the number of users has only increased by approximately 35%.

The primary reason for the increase in operating expenses is increased contractor rates associated with hauling, operating the transfer station, and equipment rental (Tables 2 and 3).

 

Table 2 A comparison of contractor rates for Traders Cove Transfer Station for 2004 and 2010.

 

2004

2010

Hauling Rate (per bin) $50-$60 $196-$218
Labour rate (per hour) $18.50 $28.50
Equipment rental (per month) $120 $357.50

 

Table 3 A comparison of contractor rates for North Westside Transfer Station for 2004 and 2009

  2004 2010
Hauling Rate (per bin) $240
(included bin rental)
$305
Labour rate (per month) $953 $2,630
Equipment rental (per month) $0 $357.50/month

This raise in labour rates has more than doubled... has your salary doubled?

Contracts have been renewed and amended multiple times over the last seven years for each transfer station. Each renewal and amendment resulted in an increased expense to operate.

Most recently the Regional Board approved hauling rate increases of between 20% and 30% for both transfer stations (April 21, 2009). This most recent hauling rate increase is associated with the diversion of commercial traffic from the Westside Landfill and the resultant longer haul to the Glenmore Landfill.

In addition, tipping fees have been added to the operating expense of each transfer station as a result of the Westside Landfill closing to commercial traffic in mid-2009. Prior to this, residents were not charged for tipping garbage at the Regional Landfill.

Peter Rotheisler
Waste Rediculous Supervisor

Dan Plamondon
Manager of Development and Environmental Disabilities

 

We wonder what type of equipment needs to be rented??

Blue Divider Line

(If we didn't pay tipping fees at the landfill before, then why did we pay just as much or more than the $40 utility bill for Sugar Loaf on our property taxes of about $50 then?)  Our garbage bill has been more like $80 per year between 2002-2009.  Are we going to be paying the $50 on our property taxes plus $131 utility bill because that will be more like almost $200 per year to have our garbage taken care of, plus the $250 gas it costs to drive 16km's to dump our garbage.  Why don't I just take my garbage out myself when I go to town like I do anyway?  Maybe we should close the Sugar Loaf transfer station because its never open, and its getting too expensive.  We don't use it and have heard from neighbours that they don't use it either!  Some neighbours don't even know where the Sugar Loaf transfer station is, but yet they still have to pay for it?  okanaganlakebc.ca votes to shut Sugar Loaf transfer station down Lets have a vote!

$50 per year on property tax plus the $40 utility bill x 848 residents = $76,320

2010 projected operating expenses $110,881.56 divided by 848 residents = $131

Those largest bins at Sugar Loaf cost about $10,000 each and they are not rented but owned by us.  Next time you take your garbage out have a look, the largest bins are stamped with the North Westside Ratepayers name and the bins were purchased with money donated by the Provincial government years ago.  Since the Ratepayers don't run the transfer station anymore, the bins must be owned by the Regional District.  We read one contract or agreement that said the Regional District owns the bins until such time as they don't want the bins anymore, and then the bins go back to the Provincial government.

A couple of years ago we saw one tree branch bin that may have been rented as it was BFI's bin.  It would take 28 months to buy the largest $10,000 bin instead of rent a bin if it is a bin (equipment) they are renting.  What is it that RDCO has to rent??  Why can't RDCO say here on this document what equipment they need to rent?

Are we renting bins?   We can't think of any other equipment at Sugar Loaf that would cost so much?  A snow plow is rented we suppose.  If the garbage bins were next to the mailboxes we wouldn't have to pay for a snow plow as the residents of the subdivisions usually clear the snow there, because Argo doesn't.

This portion of the 2001-2006 contract below tells you about the ownership of the bins.  The 2001-2006 contract tells you that we previously paid tipping fees for the Westside Sanitary Landfill ... so what lies are the Regional District trying to feed you?  Didn't they just tell you the following:

QUOTE FROM Regional Board agenda Dec 14, 2009 says, "In addition, tipping fees have been added to the operating expense of each transfer station as a result of the Westside Landfill closing to commercial traffic in mid-2009. Prior to this, residents were not charged for tipping garbage at the Regional Landfill."

Here is proof of this Regional District lie!  Just read the 2001-2006 contract for the Sugar Loaf transfer station, unless the document below is wrong.

2001 - 2006
Contract for the Management of the
North Westside Road Waste Transfer and Recycling Station


click on page to read larger print

Blue Divider Line

Article: Canada: Waste collection contracts 'abused' position.
Article from: TendersInfo Article date: June 20, 2009

Two large waste collection corporations operating in Central Vancouver Island were using contracts that "abused" their dominant position in the market, says the Competition Bureau. The agency said that Waste Management of Canada Corporation and Waste Services Inc., which is contracted by the City of Nanaimo and Regional District of Nanaimo, used long-term contracts that locked in customers and included similar, and "highly restrictive," terms such as automatic renewal clauses, significant penalties for early contract termination and rights of first refusal. The bureau said the contracts meant higher prices for businesses and ...

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-202148429.html

Blue Divider Line

Highlights of the Special Regional Board Meeting– April 10, 2008

Recycling Depot & Transfer Stations Contract

The Regional Board has awarded a five year contract for the operation and collection of materials at recycling depots, waste transfer stations and the cleanup of illegal dump sites on Crown Land. Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems Limited was one of three qualified bids received for a combined services contract, which begins July 1st.

Over the five year term based on the volume of recyclables collected, the cost of operating four recycling depots will be $1,825,000 and will see improvements in the layout of each site and bin enclosures in order to improve traffic flow and parking. This cost could vary depending whether the volumes of materials collected are higher or lower than in 2007. The cost of operating the Trader’s Cove and North Westside transfer stations will be $525,000 and takes into account higher fuel and labour costs since the last contract was awarded five years ago. The illegal dumping site cleanup cost remains at approximately $17,000 per year and the contractor will provide improved equipment to access remote locations on Crown Land.

 

----------------------------------------

OUR FIGURES BELOW

Between 2002 and 2009 a $20 utility bill has been sent to properties twice per year, once in Jan and then again in July, which this makes the $40 yearly utility bill mentioned below. If you don't pay the utility bill it is added to your property tax.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan also charges you a "Waste/Environment Management" charge on your rural property tax notice on top of the $40 yearly utility bill. Here are the property tax figures for North Westsiders.


2004 $39.67
2005 $39.11
2006 $38.56
2007 $41.43
2008 $51.95
2009 $51.95

 

Sugar Loaf expenses vs. revenue collected
remaining from previous year -$16,540
2002 = $30,836 expense vs. revenue in NOWESI account $45,354
2003 = $31,968 expense vs. revenue in NOWESI account $34,681
2004 = $43,691 expense vs. revenue in NOWESI account $47,457
2005 = $42,411 expense vs. revenue in NOWESI account $45,000
2006 = $38,479 expense vs. revenue in NOWESI account $41,804
2007 = $55,014 expense vs. revenue in NOWESI account $75,266
2008 = $68,285 expense vs. revenue in NOWESI account $57,644

Totals 2002 - 2008 (from above)
$310,684 expenses vs. revenue in NOWESI account $347,206 =
difference of $36,522 WOULD BE CLOSER TO WHAT THE AMOUNT SHOULD BE IN THE NOWESI ACCOUNT BUT THERE IS ONLY $4,874 at the end of 2008???

 

Sugar Loaf Revenue  (number of properties contributing to Sugar Loaf according to RDCO)
2002 = 626 properties x $40 utility bill + $????? property tax = $?????? vs. revenue in NOWESI account $45,354
2003 = 632 properties x $40 utility bill + $????? property tax = $?????? vs. revenue in NOWESI account $34,681
2004 = 642 properties x $40 utility bill + $39.67 property tax = $51,148 vs. revenue in NOWESI account $47,457
2005 = 655 properties x $40 utility bill + $39.11 property tax = $51,817 vs. revenue in NOWESI account $45,000
2006 = 707 properties x $40 utility bill + $38.56 property tax = $55,542 vs. revenue in NOWESI account $41,804
2007 = 737 properties x $40 utility bill + $41.43 property tax = $60,014 vs. revenue in NOWESI account $75,266
2008 = 761 properties x $40 utility bill + $51.95 property tax = $69,974 vs. revenue in NOWESI account $57,644
2009 = 784 properties x $40 utility bill + $51.95 property tax = $72,089 vs. revenue in NOWESI account ??

If in 2007 residents could have only paid $60,014, so how did the NOWESI revenue account have $75,266 in it?  This is a difference of $15,252 that residents could not have possibly paid.

----------------------------

Traders Cove Expenses and Revenue???  If you have the numbers send them to us and we will post the numbers here.
2002 =
2003 =
2004 =
2005 =
2006 =
2007 =
2008 =
2009 =

Blue Divider Line

We believe that if there is one large "local service area" as described in bylaw #1253 for garbage disposal encompassing the entire Regional District, and if only North Westside Road residents are permitted to use the Sugar Loaf transfer station there should be a separate bylaw describing the Sugar Loaf transfer station "local service area" to define the local service area, but there isn't.

Letter from RDCO explaining their version of the "LOCAL SERVICE AREA" boundaries according to bylaw #1253.

If the remainder of the Regional District cannot use the Sugar Loaf transfer station, how can Sugar Loaf be a part of everyone else's budget?

Here at the link below you can find the NOWESI transfer station budgets.
http://www.regionaldistrict.com/departments/finance/default.aspx

---------------------------------------

Each service provided by a regional district has its own operating and capital budgets, the costs of which are recovered only from the area that benefits from the service. Although regional district services are mostly funded by property taxes, user fees and grants from other governments are other common sources of service funding particularly for capital-intensive projects such as sewer infrastructure.

Among the wide variety of optional services, there are few that regional districts are required to provide. These include general administration, land-use planning in electoral areas, and solid waste management planning.

In order to provide a new service, the regional district must adopt a "service area establishment bylaw". This bylaw outlines what the service is, how it will be delivered, who will benefit from the service, the maximum amount it will cost, and how the costs will be recovered.

This link tells you about Regional District services (example property tax fee for the landfill).
http://www.cd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/regional/regional_district_services.htm

----------------------------------------------------------------------

5. Fiscal equivalence. The legislation for regional districts requires a close matching between the benefits and costs of services. The intent is that residents "pay for what they get". In practice, this can mean that each service that is delivered by the regional district has a cost recovery formula. To this end, the legislation provides a wide range of cost recovery tools including taxes, charges and fees and the flexibility to vary these. As well, it requires that each service be separately accounted for in the budget and accounts of the regional district.

6. Soft Boundaries. Closely related to the principles of flexibility and fiscal equivalence is soft boundaries or custom geography. Every service provided by regional districts has a defined service area, or a custom boundary which, to the maximum extent possible, attempts to match the cost recovery with the beneficiaries of the service. Whereas "hard boundaries" are boundaries that dominate the delivery of a jurisdiction's service portfolio, in a "soft boundary" system it is the natural scope of the service delivery that dominates boundary setting.

.pdf icon http://www.cd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/gov_structure/library/ Primer_on_Regional_Districts_in_BC.pdf

-----------------------------------------------------------------

http://www.cd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/gov_structure/community_charter/services_regulatory/local_area_services.htm

Blue Divider Line

ALL ABOUT "LOCAL AREA SERVICES", the Community Charter and the Local Government Act
This will help to explain how "taxes and fees for service" is charged and collected.

Blue Divider Line

On this webpage you will find the actual revenues and expenses 2002 - 2008, plus the 2009 budget, and the preliminary budget projections for the N.O.W.E.S.I. or alias Sugar Loaf transfer station from 2005 - 2012.

Most of this account information (below), we received through the freedom of information act from the Regional District of Central Okanagan.  This information is not posted to the Regional District of Central Okanagan's website.

Both the first and second documents "General Revenue Fund" for the N.O.W.E.S.I. alias Sugar Loaf accounts we received in two different freedom of information packages we received from RDCO.

***Note the 2008 total in the first document do not cover the whole year and just include before August 2008, but the next document immediately after the first does contain the figures for the whole of 2008.

N.O.W.E.S.I. transfer station - General Revenue Fund  2002 - Sept 2008

"Hauling Charges" include the Landfill tipping fee according to the 2005 contract

"Contract Services" pays the transfer station attendant and now BFI since 2007 when the Ratepayers gave up the contract to BFI to operate the Sugar Loaf transfer station. Notice how the cost for contract services jumped in 2007, that is when BFI took over the contract and charged another $10,000 other than what the Ratepayers charged which was $0.  See contracts to operate the Sugar Loaf transfer station from 2001 - 2008.

"Garbage Collection Fees" include the $40 annual utility bill for the Sugar Loaf transfer station plus the approx. $50 per year charged on the property tax to pay for the Westside Landfill.

 

We received these 2008 totals in full April 9, 2009 which was months (July 2008) after we received the document above.

Notice that "Hauling Charges" increased substantially
2002 $14,270
2008 $36,669

difference of $22,399 in hauling charges 2002 - 2008

and now "Hauling Charges" have gone up again $44 per trip April 2009.

Blue Divider Line

Contract to operate the Sugar Loaf transfer station in 2001-2006 shows (look on second to last page from the bottom of the webpage)

  • parcel tax pays for the tipping fees for depositing the waste bins at the Landfill, and for the hauling fees, and that

  • the $40.00 utility bill which is charged to North Westside Road Fire Protection area goes toward paying for an administration fee to RDCO, and to pay for contract services to the Ratepayers for operating the transfer station which pays for the labour of the transfer station attendant.

Blue Divider Line

You can find this document (below) on RDCO's website
in the Governance and Services Committee Meeting Minutes Feb 11, 2009

Regional District of Central Okanagan
2007 - 2011 Draft Five Year Program Budget Projections
097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station

 

Regional District of Central Okanagan
2009 - 2013 Five Year Program Budget Projections
097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station
Regional District of Central Okanagan, snippett of 2009 - 2013 Five Year Program Budget Projections, 097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station

 

Regional District of Central Okanagan
2008 - 2012 Five Year Program Budget Projections
097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station
Regional District of Central Okanagan 2008 - 2012 Five Year Program Budget Projections 097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station

 

Regional District of Central Okanagan
2007 - 2011 Five Year Program Budget Projections
097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station
Regional District of Central Okanagan 2007 - 2011 Five Year Program Budget Projections 097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station

 

Regional District of Central Okanagan
2006 - 2010 Five Year Program Budget Projections
097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station
Regional District of Central Okanagan 2006 - 2010 Five Year Program Budget Projections 097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station

 

Regional District of Central Okanagan
2005 - 2009 Five Year Program Budget Projections
097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station
Regional District of Central Okanagan 2005 - 2009 Five Year Program Budget Projections 097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station

Blue Divider Line

Blue Divider Line

This table below is the same as the first table (.jpg image) on this webpage.  We just wanted two formats of this same table is all.

Regional District of Central Okanagan
General Revenue Fund
097 - N.O.W.E.S.I. Transfer Station

REVENUES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 July 2008
Garbage Collection Fees -45,354 -34,681 -47,457 -45,000 -41,804 -75,266? 0
Garbage Tag Sales -93 0 0 0 0 0 0
Previous Years Surplus- 16,540 3,348 2,195 0 -352 -1,291 -17,837
Administration Overhead 1,419 1,560 1,571 2,237 2,386 3,706 0

TOTAL REVENUES

-27,488 -29,773 -43,691 -42,763 -39,770 -72,851 -17,837
               
EXPENSES              
Contract Services 9,984 10,282 11,002 11,601 11,602 20,170 13,100
Insurance 1,133 2,303 1,851 2,740 173 -842 0
Office Supplies 216 162 159 129 0 0 0
Site Maintenance 2,733 1,181 13,105 2,244 3,351 6,830 3,605
Hauling Charges 14,270 15,540 17,574 25,698 23,352 28,857 8,950
Transfer to Equip. Rep. R 2,500 2,500 0 0 0 0 0

TOTAL EXPENSES

30,836 31,968 43,691 42,411 38,479 55,014 25,656
Surplus/Deficit 3,348 2,195 0 -352 -1,291 -17,837 7,819

Blue Divider Line

This is the General Revenue Fund Surplus accounts from the years 2002 - 2007
Solid Waste Management, Solid Waste Collection, Recycling program, N.O.W.E.S.I transfer station

This is the General Revenue Fund Surplus accounts from the years 2002 - 2007 for Solid Waste Management, Solid Waste Collection, Recycling program, N.O.W.E.S.I transfer station

This is where I found the information for the above
http://www.regionaldistrict.com/departments/finance/default.aspx

Blue Divider Line

These tables below are from the freedom of information package we received from RDCO.  To see the actual document we received, we scanned the document and posted it at the links at the bottom of this webpage.

Regional District of Central Okanagan
General Revenue Fund
095 - Solid Waste Collection
Income Statement
Note ** For the period ended September 30, 2008

REVENUES

2002

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Garbage Collection Fees

-348,404.97

-418,954.75 -427,562.53 -458,627.02 -473,204.69 -500,238.61 -565,153.55
Garbage Tag Sales -3,133.00 -4,121.00 -3,676.50 -3,545.75 -3,721.00 -4,153.75 -2,771.00
Parcel Tax -192,351.00 -192,351.00 -151,723.00 -186,722.00 -254,447.00 -294,221.00 -138,507.00
Parcel Tax - Dist. of Westside 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -364,881.00
Previous Yr Surp - Def 1,764.73 -2,330.10 -39,872.63 -3,896.01 7,607.89 -21,436.76 -38,688.88
Admin Overhead Recov 72,253.00 75,367.00 81,648.00 84,188.00 96,097.00 101,874.00 90,715.00

TOTAL REVENUES

-469,871.24 -542,389.85 -541,186.66 -568,602.78 -627,667.80 -718,176.12 -1,019,286.43
               
EXPENSES

2002

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Salaries - Full-time 64,055.85 66,694.68 81,305.56 47,994.49 63,545.79 64,572.13 46,965.17
Salaries - Part-time 3,985.35 622.27 2,209.26 10,132.84 1,567.17 0.00 2,724.35
Salaries - Overtime 867.03 98.36 119.67 512.53 381.13 540.38 23.06
Payroll Overhead 13,091.04 14,338.29 17,301.55 12,864.94 15,030.94 14,089.59 10,939.19
Postage, Freight 5,842.73 15,999.80 15,820.36 16,844.27 28,121.39 21,998.40 23,521.51
Insurance 10,716.38 12,016.03 11,530.43 7,725.00 8,330.00 6,501.00 5,139.00
Office Supplies 0.00 7,934.19 8,560.65 1,428.45 6,036.72 6,130.06 5,039.10
Agent Collection Fees For Tag S 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15.00 0.00 67.50
Tipping Fees - K.S.L.F. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 28,784.60
Title Searches 1,755.32 2,156.82 2,539.88 2,797.50 3,169.00 2,450.46 1,216.00
Contract Services 367,227.44 382,656.78 397,903.29 475,910.65 480,033.90 563,205.22 430,608.83
Transfer to Capital Facilities Re: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

467,541.14 502,517.22 537,290.65 576,210.67 606,231.04 679,487.24 555,028.31
Surplus/Deficit -2,330.10 -39,872.63 -3,896.01 7,607.89 -21,436.76 -38,688.88 -464,258.12


 

Regional District of Central Okanagan
General Revenue Fund
094 - Solid Waste Management
Income Statement
Note ** For the period ended September 30, 2008

REVENUES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Services - Kelowna -257,718.66 -269,263.91 -300,213.51 -324,815.46 -363,498.30 -494,442.06 -174,526.44
Services - Peachland -10,357.24 -12,743.91 -14,208.71 -15,373.09 -17,203.90 -23,401.29 -7,914.15
Services - Lake Country -24,806.54 -25,917.82 -28,896.86 -31,264.90 -43,246.99 -47,565.98 -15,906.14
Donations 0.00 0.00 -5.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Service Agmt - WFN 0.00 0.00 0.00 -1,417.74 -1,422.04 0.00 0.00
Province of BC Grant 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -15,000 0.00
Parcel Tax -70,041.00 -67,185.00 -93,193.00 -119,426.00 -114,665.00 -118,727.00 -41,983.00
Parcel Tax - District Westside 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -110,600.00
Prev Yrs Surplus - (Deficit -14,104.74 -2,872.17 12,934.59 20,272.56 -9,529.50 -13,838.82 12,855.95
Admin Overhead Recov 46,931.00 47,427.00 50,222.00 60,389.00 68,812.00 71,947.00 51,312.00

TOTAL REVENUES

330,097.18 -330,555.81 -373,360.73 -411,635.63 -480,753.73 -641,028.15 -286,761.78
               
EXPENSES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Salaries - Full-time 99,776.58 88,819.32 103,340.96 135,837.59 165,103.52 191,852.47 150,706.77
Salaries - Part-time 22,583.40 23,719.75 30,117.24 3,466.05 1,298.16 5,672.51 11,076.34
Salaries - Overtime 4,960.97 3,921.87 4,670.85 2,884.42 4,153.26 4,985.13 1,914.03
Payroll Overhead 23,256.05 24,296.28 30,418.59 31,744.43 39,026.10 46,282.51 35,678.72
Travel 482.34 8.09 355.18 0.00 0.00 0.00 20.00
Training & Education 3,780.36 5,057.16 4,104.81 3,630.10 7,508.83 5,684.12 7,233.11
Telephone 769.62 845.61 1,040.96 1,301.93 1,588.54 1,609.05 1,706.86
Freight & Postage 20.55 10.82 52.26 71.96 212.30 204.86 563.78
Advertising & Promotion 2,887.48 243.90 385.87 647.22 650.00 3,549.58 1,144.14
Insurance 4,227.00 4,187.00 4,183.00 3,909.50 5,615.00 4,259.00 3,592.00
Office Supplies 2,201.81 5,667.74 4,072.01 2,494.20 4,559.46 5,550.87 2,372.21
Site Maintenance 104.78 2,960.72 3,107.37 251.91 1,555.00 3,374.07 14,403.24
Yellow Pages Ad Program 519.53 446.82 757.06 556.22 0.00 0.00 0.00
Communication Education Prog 772.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 803.73 6,465.70
Okanagan ReUses(Comm.Edu.Pro 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,014.71 8,190.54
Mind Grind(Comm.Education Pro 0.00 0.00 6,757.71 3,018.28 -4,258.96 -6,895.81 1,815.32
Recycling(Communication Educa 11,281.21 13,332.14 6,309.62 28,380.70 -17,603.85 18,038.04 8,718.66
Garbage Collection (Comm.Educ 15,439.92 4,675.00 1,605.64 -16,738.09 40,298.24 26,369.55 -6,014.21
Composting Education Garden( 2,893.63 13,258.84 11,764.65 9,144.29 12,481.26 9,734.54 1,321.07
Yard & Garden Programs (Comm. 30,516.40 22,103.37 21,828.46 25,669.36 20,831.57 22,988.77 11,436.24
Xmas Tree Chipping(Comm. Educa 4,254.69 3,923.61 4,224.46 3,415.58 5,434.07 3,488.56 2,731.94
Household Waste Round Up (Com 4,310.98 8,525.70 5,983.45 9,253.21 3,080.24 2,014.89 39.84
Waste Reduction Promo(Comm. E 27,798.88 24,314.68 16,423.07 15,300.82 13,652.46 24,106.25 16,327.60
Listings/Equipment(Comm.Educ.P 625.59 320.30 267.69 96.28 628.16 811.67 194.23
Illegal Dumping(Comm.Education 3,960.47 9,109.17 11,118.04 11,964.80 3,127.03 5,851.08 4,212.44
E Waste Collection(Comm. Educ 0.00 0.00 0.00 230.00 3,158.56 0.00 2,038.50
Commercial/Const. Waste(Comm. 4,935.50 7,389.04 36,986.73 12,137.03 17,189.68 2,721.23 8,347.46
Contingencies 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 181.44 0.00
Legal Fees 0.00 508.65 975.06 0.00 1,739.39 1,525.51 8,586.03
Memberships 1,026.60 931.75 495.00 1,014.04 5,994.40 6,359.72 1,899.00
Publications, Subscriptions 48.57 296.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Recycling Sites 0.00 206.00 765.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hauling Charges 0.00 252.51 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Equipment 0.00 0.00 0.00 426.70 4,642.61 4,221.82 2,631.56
Vehicle Operations 4,014.88 4,530.73 4,214.44 5,591.70 7,683.10 6,854.69 4,687.49
Household Hazardous Waste PR 49,243.00 47,672.39 66,734.54 81,382.22 71,685.20 81,480.74 14,675.02
Illegal Dumping Operations 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 17,829.78 6,905.48 6,673.86
E Waste Operations 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 18,585.50 200.00 0.00
Composter Subsidization 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,711.95 12,840.32
Contract Services - Collection 531.72 21,955.14 10,573.57 6,023.68 803.30 2,251.94 10,487.96
Collection Pilot Project 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 143,119.43 0.00
Contract Services - Depots & PR 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Transfer to Capital 0.00 0.00 0.00 19,000.00 8,663.00 0.00 0.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

327,225.01

343,490.40 393,633.29 402,106.13 466,914.91 653,884.10 358,717.11
Surplus/Deficit -2,872.17 12,934.59 20,272.56 -9,529.50 -13,838.82 12,855.95 71,955.99

Total of amounts in red above

113,457.61 112,252.91 127,760.20 106,149.58 106,177.29 136,992.86 87,042.90

$789,833.35 spent on Composter, Advertising & Promo, and Comm. Education from 2002-2008

Legal fees jumped in 2008 and its not the end of the period yet.

Why would RDCO think we need all this education???

 

 

Regional District of Central Okanagan
General Capital Fund
094 - Solid Waste Management
Income Statement
Note ** For the period ended September 30, 2008

REVENUES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Other Grants   0.00 0.00 0.00 -23,206.00    
Province of B.C. Grant   0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00    
Sale of Asset   0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00    
From Equip. Repl. Reserve Fund   -15.000 0.00 -73,374.23 -12,003.07    
From General Revenue Fund   0.00 0.00 -19,000.00 -8,663.00    

TOTAL REVENUES

  -15,000 0.00 -92,374.23 -43,872.07    
               
EXPENSES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Vehicles   0.00 0.00 34,837.80 0.00    
Solid Waste Mgmt Plan   15,000 0.00 57,536.43 43,872.07    

TOTAL EXPENSIVES

  15,000 0.00 92,374.23 43,872.07    
Surplus/Deficit   0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00    
Surplus/Deficit   0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00    

Did not receive 2002, 2007, or 2008 Solid Waste Management General Capital Fund

 

Regional District of Central Okanagan
General Revenue Fund
096 - Recycling Program
Income Statement
Note ** For the period ended September 30, 2008

REVENUES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Services - Kelowna -613,354.15 -595,107.57 -487,646.48 -503,144.17 -554,230.10 -91,5827.20 -140,334.03
Services - Peachland -38,08010 -38.748.56 -34,034.55 -37,415.16 -37,034.47 -54,908.70 -10,943.54
Services - Lake Country -68,027.42 -65,743.35 -53,926.60 -55,699.96 -52,479.46 -96,069.62 -16,346.58
Garbage Collection Fees -107,736.00 -62,818.00 -62,218.00 -65,000.00 -60,000.00 -65,975.00 0.00
Processing Rebates -477,141.13 -518,481.82 -738,090.48 -869,137.16 -689,519.27 -821,487.70 -454,228.93
Parcel Tax -118,076.00 -119,292.00 -139,133.00 -165,932.00 -99,803.00 -192,210.00 -46,862.00
Parcel Tax - Dist. of Westside 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -123,453.00
Prev. Years Surplus - Deficit 27,302.07 .88 7,042.58 -39,281.61 -105,435.29 -76,752.62 -42,969.55
Admin Overhead Recov 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00

TOTAL REVENUES

-1,390,112.73 -1,395,190.42 -1,503,006.53 -1,730,610.06 -1,588,501.59 -2,213,230.84 -825,137.63
               
EXPENSES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Salaries - Full time 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,785.26 10,798.86 17,052.24 13,627.35
Salaries - Overtime 0.00 0.00 0.00 437.13 444.45 138.97 73.14
Payroll Overhead 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,688.87 2,585.83 3,953.92 3,027.68
Insurance 12,612.00 11,608.00 11,574.00 7,755.00 9,160.00 9,383.00 6,550.00
Site Maintenance 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,905.16 260.00
Vehicle Operations 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 221.76 0.00
Contract Services - Collection 612,114.20 605,512.63 605,728.94 637,630.08 664,580.81 712,991.91 633,457.35
Contract Services - Depots & PR 765,387.41 785,112.37 846,421.98 961,878.43 824,179.02 1,424,614,.33 776,652.19
Contract Services - Enforceme 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

1,390,113.61 1,402,233.00 1,463,724.92 1,625,174.77 1,511,748.97 2,170,261.29 1,433,647.71
Surplus/Deficit 0.88 7,042.58 -39,281.61 -105,435.29 -76,752.62 -42,969.55 608,510.08
Surplus/Deficit 3,949.60 -86,399.95 -284,834.95 -503,946.11 -514,613.08 -424,369.68 -882,187.19


 

Regional District of Central Okanagan
General Revenue Fund
093 - Westside Sanitary Landfill
Income Statement
Note ** For the period ended September 30, 2008

REVENUES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Service AGMT - WFN -4,580.49 -1,324.43 -1,420.38 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sundry Sales -1,378.00 -2,624.75 -530.00 -5,683.03 -2,700.61 -2,058.13 -1,858.10
Sundry Sales - Taxable -9,483.80 0.00 -42,765.23 -68,466.71 -115,039.89 -148,117.41 -134,798.01
Tipping Fees -845,666.79 -1,003,141.47 -1,347,524,49 -1,348,630.50 -1,459,736.59 -1,716,178.97 -2,034,087.56
Parcel Tax -157,584.58 -158,963.00 -157,551.00 -74,853.00 -70,213.00 0.00 0.00
Previous Yrs Surplus-(Defici 37,107.89 9,150.99 -66,504.49 -261,929.89 -396,589.21 -402,584.88 -355,567.20
Admin Overhead Recov 135,320.00 118,666.00 129,535.00 151,445.00 157,511.00 148,425.00 170,125.00

TOTAL REVENUES

-846,265.77 -1,038,236.66 -1,486,760.59 -1,608,118.13 -1,886,768.30 -2,120,514.39 -2,356,185.87
               
EXPENSES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Sept 2008
Salaries - Full time 95,336.18 93,242.11 99,370.94 115,882.86 105,331.81 100,835.49 73,428.25
Salaries - Part time 37,562.71 38,182.29 36,985.46 43,217.38 44,294.90 26,356.00 3,800.70
Salaries - Overtime 4,093.57 3,983.60 4,659.24 5,569.38 5,763.68 4,868.49 4,532.77
Payroll Overhead 25,952.08 28,274.80 30,809.51 36,117.39 34,448.95 30,320.37 18,165.00
Travel 5,224.89 5,847.96 7,463.98 7,918.09 4,573.94 -529.22 3,150.93
Training and Education 507.48 228.20 204.16 256.25 229.77 831.99 211.00
Telephone 1,564.37 1,823.61 1,642.88 2497.40 2,454.46 2,292.63 1,494.98
Advertising 2,000.00 34.08 2,509.30 258.40 2,351.86 1,201.90 0.00
Insurance 21,465.00 20,211.00 20,762.00 13,911.00 19,945.00 19,785.00 20,701.00
Goods & Supplies 0.00 49.85 2,235.41 2,657.84 2,225.21 2,282.22 1,529.26
Office Supplies 2,521.79 2,340.07 5,817.60 3,199.12 4,888.11 4,879.30 3,465.99
Wood Chipping 25,984.41 60,659.81 107,659.17 64,768.83 84,736.25 231,820.96 185,202.45
Ozone Emission Control 5,595.63 6,301.54 8,152.58 8,362.00 10,168.26 11,317.00 7,039.00
Fence Maintenance 327.96 466.00 337.88 1,926.04 190.48 1,285.49 49.63
Hardware 143.04 454.28 207.83 478.04 129.00 86.72 92.23
Small Tools 81.94 0.00 199.36 939.68 0.00 37.85 0.00
Operational Supplies & Expense 121.55 0.00 48.15 0.00 0.00 0.00 34.53
Legal 0.00 0.00 5,470.41 1,500.00 0.00 0.00 795.00
Scale Maintenance 10,582.24 6,283.70 28,505.57 8,998.91 6,941.19 7,210.29 0.00
Engineering/Closure Plan 23,418.92 5,645.61 57,891.74 7,940.06 20,985.70 55,472.56 77,095.66
Well Maintenance 0.00 7,916.96 3,321.00 5,598.00 6,588.67 7,194.00 2,206.40
Ministry Testing 3,291.07 489.83 1,759.67 592.30 3,043.37 0.00 2,771.37
Site Maintenance - Traders Cove 25,559.37 26,199.18 25,969.48 21,756.14 25,372.15 4,015.58 6,864.00
Site Development - Traders Cove 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,461.00 0.00 0.00
Site Maintenance - Bouleau Lake 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mtce & Operational Plan - Implem 0.00 3,063.94 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Excavating 875.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Building Repairs & Mtce 1,123.70 6,581.38 2,484.03 918.16 2,615.41 3,704.22 7,940.14
Electricity 1,995.16 1,427.29 1,735.92 1,664.37 2,041.52 2,419.11 2,384.62
Sewer Fees 715.32 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,742.35 935.04 715.32
Garbage Bins 29,174.10 43,021.54 65,098.27 71,013.84 70,289.69 129,189.21 87,922.56
Heating Oil 1,485.21 2,210.36 3,119.11 2,728.19 132.68 0.00 0.00
Trucking 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Site Closure - W.S.L.F 0.00 0.00 0.00 22,342.50 8,504.96 0.00 0.00
Equipment 7.20 1,080.68 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Equipment Repairs & Mtce 32.96 97.60 0.00 0.00 417.30 0.00 114.60
Drywall Recycling 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 186,140.17 102,590.72
Recycling 550.11 340.93 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vehicle Operations 14.44 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Contract Services 471,436.76 449,075.77 497,748.80 617,536.82 481,896.71 554,201.16 460,205.48
Security Services 4,083.95 2,410.20 2,345.25 2,408.40 2,045.65 4,718.02 2,743.18
Transfer to Capital Facilities Re: 0.00 0.00 0.00 76,160.00 129,846.00 176,842.00 0.00
Transfer to Capital 53,303.47 0.00 0.00 62,411.53 395,527.39 195,233.64 180,543.96
Transfer to Equip. Rep. Res.Fun 0.00 153,788.00 200,316.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

855,416.76 971,732.17 323,439.08 1,211,528.92 1,484,183.42 1,764,947.19 1,257,790.73
Surplus/Deficit 9,150.99 -66.504.49 -261,929.89 -396,589.21 -402,584.88 -355,567.20 -1,098,395.14


Re: Westside Sanitary Landfill

Regional District of Central Okanagan Board Agenda October 27, 2008
Item 4.2 Westside Sanitary Landfill.pdf
This earlier than planned closure requires the transfer of budget funds from 2011 of $100,000 to offset the 2008 expenses. All expenses related to the landfill closure are to be recovered from the landfill closure reserve account.

Site Closure - W.S.L.F:  General Revenue Fund and General Capital Fund

Regional District of Central Okanagan
General Capital Fund
093 - Westside Sanitary Landfill
Income Statement
Note ** For the period ended October 30, 2008

REVENUES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Oct 2008
Sale of Asset 0.00     0.00 0.00 -2,550.00 0.00
From Equip. Repl. Reserve Fund -118,076.00     0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
From General Revenue Fund -53,303.47     -62,411.53 -395,527.39 -195,233.64 -180,543.96

TOTAL REVENUES

-171,379.47     -62,411.53 -395,527.39 -197,783.64 -180.543.96
               
EXPENSES 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Oct 2008
Site Closure - W.S.L.F 0.00     33,709.11 395,527.39 197,783.64 208,946.25
Transfer Station 0.00     0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Building 0.00     0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Paving 44,857.73     0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sewer Line 126,521.74     0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vehicles 0.00     28,702.42 0.00 0.00 0.00

TOTAL EXPENSES

171,379.47     62,411.53 395,527.39 197,783.64 208,946.25
Surplus/Deficit 0.00     0.00 0.00 0.00 28,402.29
Surplus/Deficit 0.00     0.00 0.00 0.00 28,402.29

 

Did not receive 2003 or 2004 General Capital Fund for Westside Sanitary Landfill in Freedom of Information documents package

 

Total of all General Revenue Fund Accounts (from above)

YEARS

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2002-Sept 2008
EXPENSES 3,071,132.52 3,251,940.79 3,663,170.56 3,857,432.49 4,107,556.34 5,323,594.82 3,630,839.52 26,905,667.04
REVENUES -3,063,834.92 -3,336,145.74 -3,948,005.51 -4,361,729.60 -4,623,461.42 -5,765,800.50 -4,505,208.71 -29,604,186.40
SURPLUS/DEFICIT 7,297.60 -84,204.95 -284,834.95 -504,297.11 -515,905.08 -442,205.68 -874,369.19 -2,698,519.36

There is a surplus of funds from all General Revenue accounts listed above of 2,698,519.36 from 2002 until July and Sept 2008

We have designed an excel spreadsheet with all the above information on it.  If you would like a copy we can email you one.  Just fill out our feedback form and tell us you would like a copy.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MORE

The Regional District of North Okanagan solid waste function is funded entirely through tipping fees.

Something I found interesting is that it was reported in the Vernon Morning Star Oct 26 in the "NORD Waste Matters" page pullout, that NORD landfill is funded entirely by tipping fees, whereas the Regional District of Central Okanagan charges tipping fees plus a parcel tax.

2004 $39.67
2005 $39.11
2006 $38.56
2007 $41.43
2008 $51.95

 

The RDNO solid waste function is funded entirely through tipping fees.
click article to read larger print

Isn't that interesting that the RDNO solid waste function is funded entirely through tipping fees and they don't also charge on the property tax bill like the Regional District of Central Okanagan does.  If you look on the property tax bill from the Regional District of Central Okanagan it says waste/environment mgmnt.  RDCO said that is the fee charged for Solid Waste Management for the Westside Landfill.

 

RDNO Recycling and Disposal Fees 2008
click article for larger print

 

From Regional District of Central Okanagan Financial Statement 2007

December 31, 2007

6. Landfill Closure and Post-Closure Care
The British Columbia Environmental and Enhancement Act sets out the regulatory requirements to properly close and maintain all active and inactive landfill sites. Under environmental law, there is a requirement for closure and post-closure care of solid waste landfill sites. This requirement is to be provided for over the estimated remaining life of the landfill site based on usage.

The remaining capacity of the Westside Sanitary Landfill is 346,556 cubic meters which is expected to be reached by 2011. Closure will involve covering the site with topsoil and vegetation, drainage control, and installing groundwater monitoring wells. Post-closure care activities for the landfill are expected to occur for 25 years and will involve surface and ground water monitoring, maintenance. Based on the 1999 Westside Landfill Report, the total closure costs were estimated at $1,230,500. Accordingly, in 2002 the District transferred an amount equal to the total estimated landfill closure costs to the Capital Projects Reserve Fund. (page 18)

This table below will be worked on over the next while until it is filled in.  We may add a few more tables yet too.

This information is from the Regional District of Central Okanagan Financial Statements

RDCO Financial Plans and Statements

Statements

2007 |2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
pg 20
2008
Advertising and promotion         176,014 163,938  
Capital acquisitions and materials         23,399,054 11,854,933  
Contract services         4,539,368 5,326,604  
Education and training         522,926 550,787  
Emergency services         689,413 762,871  
Grants and other programs         653,095 788,943  
Insurance, licences and memberships         777,470 600,064  
Fiscal services         12,153,144 11,985,104  
Leases and rentals         105,403 146,341  
Office and administration         737,180 747,361  
Planning and development         570,933 678,311  
Professional fees         155,518 240,039  
Repairs and maintenance         2,504,044 3,233,681  
Supplies         689,502 626,804  
Telephone and utilities         1,473,274 1,602,643  
Transit services         1,302,561 1,814,107  
Travel         269,089 234,904  
Transfers to other agencies and governments         4,550,025 9,119,692  
Wages and benefits         12,125,535 13,666,126  

TOTAL

        $67,393,548 $64,143,253  

Blue Divider Line

Westside Landfill Closure and Concept Plans - October 27, 2008

Key plans are being drafted to help guide the Regional District of Central Okanagan with the planned closure during 2010 of the Westside Sanitary Landfill. The landfill serves residents and businesses through the Westside District Municipality, District of Peachland and Westbank First Nation reserves.

The Engineering consulting firm CH2M Hill was contracted to develop the Detailed Closure Plan and a Concept design for a possible convenience transfer station that could be located at the landfill, once it is closed and no longer burying solid waste materials. The Regional Board was recently updated on the process of developing those plans and a similar briefing is scheduled for the Westside District Municipality council tomorrow.

In the mid-90’s, the Provincial Government approved a Landfill Operations and Closure Plan for the Asquith Road landfill site. Now that the planned 2010 closure is approaching, a more detailed plan is required in order to meet current Ministry of Environment requirements, including possible landscaping, allowable uses and monitoring of the site for at least 25 years after it is closed.

The consulting team is also working on the concept design, costs and services that could possibly be offered at a convenience transfer station facility, which would be essential in meeting objectives of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. With the introduction of the automated waste collection cart program early next year, all residential curbside waste collected from the Westside District Municipality and District of Peachland will be transported to the City of Kelowna Glenmore Landfill. This should result in a corresponding reduction of traffic and activity in and around the Westside landfill.

Regional District staff will continue to work with the Westside District Municipality and other stakeholders throughout the development of the Closure Plan and Conceptual Design to determine the feasibility of providing a convenience transfer station and the associated costs, once the landfill is closed. As the development process is continuing, earlier plans for public sessions in early November have been postponed. The Regional District remains committed to hosting a number of information meetings, providing residents and stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on the proposed plans, services and costs.

The Regional District has developed a webpage with information regarding the Westside Landfill Closure.

source: http://www.regionaldistrict.com/whatsnew.aspx

Blue Divider Line

Regional District of Central Okanagan Freedom of Information Bylaw 611 Section 75 (5) states the following:

The power to excuse an applicant from paying all or part of a fee if, in the Head's opinion, the applicant cannot afford the payment or for any other reason it is fair to excuse payment where the record relates to a matter of public interest, including the environment or public health or safety.

http://www.regionaldistrict.com/docs/bylaws//Bylaws/Bylaw0611.pdf

-------------------------------------------------

The party seeking a fee waiver bears the burden of providing reasons why the fee should be waived. A simple statement by the applicant that he or she cannot afford the fee is not sufficient.

http://www.cio.gov.bc.ca/services/privacy/manual/sections/sec70_81/sec75.asp

--------------------------------------------------

FOIPP Act Policy and Procedures Manual

Interpretation Note 7 (Section 75(5)):

Waiving fees

There will be some instances when public bodies waive fees, for example, where the applicant is unable to pay the required fee. In other instances, the release of the information will benefit the public at large and the public body cannot justify requiring a fee payment from a single applicant. The decision to waive or reduce a fee is made for each request individually, based on what is fair and equitable in the circumstances of the case. The party seeking a fee waiver bears the burden of providing reasons why the fee should be waived. A simple statement by the applicant that he or she cannot afford the fee is not sufficient.

In determining whether or not a fee should be waived, the head of the public body considers all of the circumstances of the case including but not limited to the following factors:

Whether the payment will cause financial hardship for the applicant;

The extent to which the actual cost of providing the service varies from the fee that may be charged under the Act. If the actual cost is considerably more that the fee, the public body may be less inclined to waive the fee, subject to other considerations;

Whether the applicant is to be granted access to the records requested. If the records are subject to severing or some of the records are not being released, the public body considers the extent to which the released records answer the applicant’s request and considers giving a partial or full fee waiver;

Whether the amount of the fee is more or less than the minimum processing threshold;

Whether the record relates to public health or safety and release is in the public interest; and,

Whether the record relates to the environment and release is in the public interest.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

… [I]t is a fundamental principle of natural justice in a free and democratic society that a citizen has a right of access to the evidence the state has used in making any decision affecting that citizen, and it has been decided that charging a fee for access to such records is a contravention of a person’s charter rights.
It is unfair, and a violation of a person’s constitutional rights for the state to charge a fee for allowing access to documents provided in disclosure or discovery in proceedings against a citizen by the state.

http://www.oipc.bc.ca/orders/section56/DecisionF08-05.pdf

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Blue Divider Line

Blue Divider Line

Back to the scanned documents of the General Revenue Fund & General Capital Fund Accounts obtained from Freedom of Information package.

2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008

RDCO's website regarding closure of the Westside Sanitary Landfill

Blue Divider Line

To be updated by email on the latest news regarding this subject and other subjects, please send your email address to

We will let you know when there are updates, so stay informed!

Blue Divider Line

If you have comments good or bad, solutions, concerns or complaints regarding the local transfer station at (N.O.W.E.S.I.) alias Sugar Loaf Mountain or Traders Cove Transfer Stations, please fill out the form below and let your neighbours' know.

Please contact the Regional District .

TO CONTACT RDCO

Blue Divider Line

If the form below does not work, please

Blue Divider Line

Comment Form

NAME  
ADDRESS  
COMMUNITY   *(required)
(If your community is not listed above, please type it in below and choose "other community" above)
 
PHONE NUMBER  
EMAIL ADDRESS  
 disguise your email address from spam similar to this below
 name "at" hotmail.com
COMMENTS  

 

Blue Divider Line

If the form below does not work, please

Blue Divider Line

If you have anything else you would like to see up here on the internet, please contact us.

Blue Divider Line

If you want to view resident's comments, click here.

Blue Divider Line

RDCO General Revenue Fund Accounts for Garbage Disposal

2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008

Blue Divider Line

RDCO Financial Plans and Statements

2009 | 2008 | 2007 |2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

Blue Divider Line

SEE GARBAGE FOUND AT SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN

SEE MORE GARBAGE UP SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN

SEE GARBAGE FOUND AT VALLEY OF THE SUN

SEE LANDFILL

SEE ANOTHER LANDFILL

MORE GARBAGE

SEE TRADERS COVE TRANSFER STATION
(Photos of all signage at Traders Cove, including hours of operation)

SEE VIEWPOINT & PULLOUT GARBAGE

SEE GARBAGE AT LACASA LAKESIDE COTTAGE RESORT

Jokes about garbage

Environment Canada's Environmental Learning & Sustainability

SEE FINTRY's GARBAGE

BACK TO GARBAGE PETITION

BACK TO NORTH WESTSIDE ROAD GOSSIP INDEX

Drop Your Old Computer off at Briteland in Vernon

RDCO Annual Board Reports

Blue Divider Line

Westside Road Gossip
Make a Comment

INDEX WR ] INDEX ALL ] Advis. Plan Comm ] Alt Approval ] Ambulance ] Argo Road Maint. ] BC Hydro ] Budget 2010 ] Budget 2011 ] Budget 2012 ] Budget 2013 ] Budget 2014 ] Budget 2015 ] Building Inspect ] Build Laws - BC ] Build Laws - RDCO ] Building Violations ] Bylaw Anon ] COW Elect. 08 ] COW Elect. 11 ] Director Edgson ] Dogs ] Easement Rds ] EDC ] Elect. Boundary ] Environ. Advisory ] ESS ] Finances ] Fintry Develop ] Fintry Park ] Fire Anon ] Fire Boat ] Fire Bylaws ] Fire Dept. ] Fire Dept FOI ] Fire Hydrants ] Fire Minutes ] Fires  House ] FOI Act ] Friends Fintry ] Garbage ] Garbage Area ] Garbage Bylaws ] Garbage Com 08 ] Garbage Contracts ] Garbage Finance ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage LaCasa ] Garbage Locker ] Garbage Minutes ] [ Garbage NOWESI ] Garbage Ombudsman ] Garbage Prob ] Garbage Secret ] Garbage Solution ] Garbage Survey ] Garbage Traders ] Governance Wide ] Government ] Grants-in-aid ] Helicopters ] History ] Killiney Beach Park ] Killiney Hall ] LaCasa ] Motorized Rec. ] NWCA ] NWCA FOI ] NW OCP ] NW Parks ] OKIB ] OKIB Logging ] OKIB Road ] OKIB Tax ] Peacocks ] Police Tax ] Property Tax ] RDCO ] RDCO Dog Minutes ] RDCO Jokes ] RDCO Policy ] RDCO Regs ] Report Animals ] Residents Network ] Septic Systems ] Subdiv. History ] T. Mnt After Fire ] Terrace Mount. Fire ] Trench Burner ] Vote Boxes ] Water Budget 08 ] Water Budget 09 ] Water Budget 10 ] Water Bylaws ] Water Construct ] Water FOI ] Water Grants ] Water Judgement ] Water L Fintry ] Water Laws ] Water Meters ] Water Minutes ] Water Rates ] Water Right-of-Way ] Water Survey ] Water System ] Water Systems ] Water VOS ] Water VOS Pics ] Water Wells ] Water Well Data ] Westshore Playgrnd ] Westshore Sports ] Westside Rd. ] WR Development ] WR Incorporation ] WR Overpass ] WRIC ] Zoning Bylaw 66 ] Zoning Bylaw 81 ] Zoning Bylaw 871 ]

Blue Divider Line

Westside Road Gossip
Read Comments

Adv. Plan Comm. ] Alt. Approval ] Ambulance ] Argo Road ] BC Hydro ] Budget 2010 ] Budget 2011 ] Budget 2012 ] Budget 2013 ] Budget 2014 ] Budget 2015 ] Building Inspection ] Build Laws - BC ] Build Laws - RDCO ] Building Violations ] COW Elect 08 ] COW Elect. 11 ] Director Edgson ] Dogs ] Easement Roads ] EDC ] Elect. Boundary ] Environ. Advisory ] ESS ] Finance ] Fintry Develop ] Fintry Park ] Fire Boat ] Fire Bylaws ] Fire Dept. ] Fire Dept FOI ] Fire Hydrants ] Fire Minutes ] Fires House ] FOI Act ] Friends Fintry ] Garbage ] Garbage Area ] Garbage Bylaws ] Garb Comment 08 ] Garbage Contract ] Garbage Finance ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage FOI ] Garbage La Casa ] Garbage Locker ] Garbage Minutes ] Garbage NOWESI ] Garbage Ombudsman ] Garbage Questionaire ] Garbage Secret ] Garbage Solution ] Garbage Survey ] Garbage Traders ] Governance Wide ] Government ] Helicopters ] History ] Killiney Hall ] Killiney Park ] La Casa ] Motorized Rec. ] NW OCP ] NWCA ] NWCA FOI ] NW Parks ] OKIB ] OKIB Logging ] OKIB Road ] OKIB Tax ] Peacocks ] Police Tax ] Property Tax ] RDCO ] RDCO Dog Minutes ] RDCO Jokes ] RDCO Policy ] RDCO Regs ] Report Animals ] Septic Systems ] Subdiv. History ] T. Mtn After Fire ] Terrace Mnt. Fire ] Trench Burner ] Vote Box ] Water Budget 08 ] Water Budget 09 ] Water Budget 10 ] Water Bylaws ] Water Construct ] Water FOI ] Water Grants ] Water Judgements ] Water Laws ] Water Meters ] Water Minutes ] Water Rates ] Water Right-of-Way ] Water Survey ] Water System ] Water VOS ] Water VOS Pics ] Water Well Data ] Water Wells ] Westside Road ] WR Development ] WR Incorporation ] WR Overpass ] WRIC ] Zoning Bylaw 66 ] Zoning Bylaw 1981 ] Zoning Bylaw 871 ]

Blue Divider Line

Gossip
In Other Towns

INDEX ALL ] Boucherie Rd ] Kaleden ] Kelowna ] Naramata ] Oyama ] Peachland ] Penticton ] Summerland ] Vernon ] West Kelowna ] Westside Road ] Winfield ]

Blue Divider Line

Index

Boucherie Road ] Kaleden ] Kelowna ] Naramata ] Oyama ] Peachland ] Pentiction ] Summerland ] Vernon ] West Kelowna ] Westside Road ] Winfield ]

You will find local North Westside Road BC businesses, services, classifieds, local arts and crafts, vacation waterfront rentals, plus much more located near and around Okanagan Lake BC.  New additions will be added to this site regularly, so come back and check it often.

Blue Divider Line

Disclaimer: Information posted on this website may not always necessarily be true, but is based on the best ability of the publisher to this website to decipher (under the basis that nobody's perfect).  Please be warned by this disclaimer that the publisher at okanaganlakebc.ca has been known to make mistakes before.  Please let the publisher know if you do notice any mistakes by filling out the feedback form, and mistakes will be corrected immediately.

Blue Divider Line

2006-2015 okanaganlakebc.ca