In Scenario 1, the sanitation fee will be $714 per year with a property tax increase of .25 mill. With this option, seven vehicles/equipment will be replaced and four new non-managerial floating positions will be added. If the tipping fee increases at a county level, the sanitation fee will increase to $829 per year.
With Scenario 2, services switch to once-a-week curbside solid waste collection, seven vehicles/equipment will be replaced, and 96-gallon cans for residents will be provided. The sanitation fee will increase to $680 per year. General funds will increase by $143.4k or roughly .5 mills and the greenspace team will be fully staffed by floating workers and the addition of one full-time staff. If tipping fees increase, the sanitation fee will increase to $795 per year.
In Scenario 3, the solid waste collection will be outsourced. All sanitation staff will have the option to work for the sanitation contractor and no one will lose their job. The city will retain the yard waste and leaf collection program. Unneeded equipment and trucks will be sold and Greenspace Department will be fully scoped. The sanitation fee for this scenario will be $425 per year with a potential property tax increase of .25 mill.