MAY 3, 2005 USED OIL RECYCLING BLOCK GRANT FOR FY 2005-06 MAY 3, 2005 USED OIL RECYCLING BLOCK GRANT FOR FY 2005-06

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: MAY 3, 2005

SUBJECT: USED OIL RECYCLING BLOCK GRANT FOR FY 2005-06

Staff Coordinator: Lauren Ramezani, Sr. Administrative Analyst

RECOMMENDATION
  1. Authorize the application of the FY 2005-06 (11th Cycle) used oil block grant to continue the used oil and filter recycling program for City of Rancho Palos Verdes (City) residents; and
  2. Adopt Resolution No. 2005- , authorizing the Director of Public Works to execute any agreements, contracts, and requests for payment as necessary to implement the program.

BACKGROUND

The City implemented its first curbside used oil recycling program during FY 94-95. The curbside collection of oil filters was added in April of 1999. The City receives funds through the Used Oil Recycling Block Grant, awarded annually by the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB). To date, the used oil and filter recycling program has accomplished the following tasks:

As a result of the certified used oil collection centers, the City is eligible to apply for and receive approximately $11,424 in Used Oil Recycling Block Grant- Cycle 11 funds in FY 2005-06. The grant covers programs developed and implemented beginning July 1, 2005. The application and Resolution No. 2005- __ must be submitted by June 1, 2005.

The program addresses a key problem. Some residents change their own motor oil from their cars and then they may improperly dispose of the oil in backyards, their trash, or in the storm drain system. By continuing the existing Used Oil Recycling Program, the City will continue to provide educational awareness about the City’s residential curbside used oil and oil filter recycling program and also publicize the places where "do it yourselfers" can return oil for recycling. This will reduce liability for urban stormwater runoff problems and promote a healthier environment for citizens.

The proposed scope of work includes the following tasks:

(1) Purchase tools and promotional material to help educate people to recycle used oil and oil filters, such as oil drip containers, funnels, rags and mats;

  1. Continue to contribute 10% of the grant amount to Los Angeles County's regional used motor oil recycling media campaign;
  2. Encourage residents to utilize the residential curbside oil and filter program, and conduct a public education campaign to increase awareness of local used oil opportunities available to the general population including newsletter articles, billing inserts, City website, and continue to conduct school education programs such as assemblies; and
  3. Install additional storm drain inlet filters. These new inserts will help the City meet some of its new NPDES stormwater pollution prevention requirements. Continue with NPDES public education activities. These grant eligible activities offset expenditures in the Gas Tax Fund and/or General Fund in the amount of $5,700 (approximately 50% of the grant amount).

The City’s residential solidwaste contracts with Waste Management of Los Angeles and Universal Waste Systems, Inc. include the cost of collection and disposal of the used oil and oil filters.

FISCAL IMPACT

If authorized, the City will receive approximately $11,424 in FY 2005-06 in Used Oil and Filter Recycling Block Grant funds. No funding will be received if the alternative is approved.

Respectfully Submitted:

Dean E. Allison, Director of Public Works

Reviewed by:

Les Evans, City Manager

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AUTHORIZING STAFF TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR A FY 2005/06 USED OIL RECYCLING BLOCK GRANT

WHEREAS, the people of the State of California have enacted the California Oil Recycling Enhancement Act that provides for a Used Oil Recycling Block Grant (Grant) to eligible cities and counties for establishing and maintaining local used oil collection programs that encourage recycling or appropriate disposal of used oil; and

WHEREAS, the California Integrated Waste Management Board has been delegated the responsibility for administering the Grant, which includes procedures governing the application by and payment to eligible cities and counties; and

WHEREAS, if awarded, the applicant will enter into a Grant Agreement with the California Integrated Waste Management Board for implementation of a used oil collection program;

BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES:

That the City Council authorizes the submittal of an application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for a FY 2005-06 Used Oil Recycling Block Grant. The Director of Public Works, is hereby authorized and empowered to execute in the name of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes all necessary applications, contracts, payment requests, agreements and amendments hereto for the purposes of securing grant funds and to implement and carry out the purposes specified in the grant application.

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THE 3rd DAY OF MAY, 2005.

 

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ATTEST: MAYOR

 

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CITY CLERK

State of California )

County of Los Angeles ) ss

City of Rancho Palos Verdes )

I, CAROLYNN PETRU, City Clerk of The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2005-___ was duly and regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at a regular meeting thereof held on May 3, 2005.

 

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CITY CLERK