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10-01-2019 City Council Strategic Planning Meeting0 A CITY OF MONROE CITY COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING 300 WEST CROWELL STREET MONROE, NORTH CAROLINA 28112 OCTOBER 1, 2019 — 4:00 P.M. AGENDA www.monroenc.org Council Budget Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Budget 2. Recycling Contamination A. Audit of Recycling Carts B. Ordinance Amending Code of Ordinances — Title V: Public Works, Chapter 55: Solid Waste City Council Strategic Planning Minutes October 1, 2019 Page 157 CITY OF MONROE CITY COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING OCTOBER 1, 2019 MINUTES The City Council of the City of Monroe, North Carolina, met in a Strategic Planning Meeting in the City Hall Conference Room located at 300 West Crowell Street in Monroe, North Carolina at 4:00 p.m. on October 1, 2019 with Mayor Bobby Kilgore presiding. Present: Mayor Bobby Kilgore, Mayor Pro Tern Gary Anderson, Council Member Surluta Anthony (arrived at 4:07 p.m.), Council Member Marion Holloway, Council Member Lynn Keziah, Council Member Franco McGee, City Manager E. L. Faison, City Attorney S. Mujeeb Shah -Khan and City Clerk Bridgette Robinson. Absent: None. Visitors: Lisa Strickland, Bruce Bounds, Pete Hovanec, Ashley Britt, Teresa Campo, Lisa Stiwinter, Keri Mendler, Loretta Melancon and others. Mayor Kilgore called the City Council Strategic Planning Meeting of October , 2019 to order at 4:00 p.m. A quorum was present. (60", Item No. 1. Council Budget Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. City Manager Larry Faison advised that he asked Finance Director Lisa Strickland to provide a preliminary review of next year's budget process. City Manager Faison stated that since the adoption of the current Budget, Council had received public presentations offering insights on initiatives and capital investments including Planning, Energy Services, Water Resources, Parks and Recreation, Tourism, Information Technology and also discussed the collaboration and cooperation about the opportunities with Union County for restoration of the parking lots across from the Government Center and establishing parking area around the proposed Police Headquarters and Senior Center. City Manager Faison advised that the Monroe Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and Downtown efforts were creating destinations in the form of revitalizing the Center Theatre and establishing the Monroe Science Center. City Manager Faison advised that Planning had discussed plans related to land use, transportation, was currently going through preparation of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and also heard a refresher on Community Development Housing Programs. City Manager Faison stated that Staff was advancing development on the third vessel park with the commons park that was currently under design and later on this evening he would be asking Council to earmark funds to design and study the one-way conversion of Franklin Street and Jefferson Street along with earmarking money for the two parking lot restorations just mentioned. City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 158 City Manager Faison stated that Council received updates from Water Resources describing planning and funding efforts for expanding wastewater treatment capacity and the existing and emerging water supply partnerships with Union County. City Manager Faison stated that Council received Department updates on the following: Parks and Recreation described Center programming; improvements for Belk Tonawanda Park; Information Technology illustrated efforts taken to harden the City's cyber walls to protect information security; and, Energy Services highlighted initiatives and construction based on more than 20 subdivisions around and in the City. Finance Director Lisa Strickland advised that the City's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 results and the property tax collected was $20,510,731 which was about $400,000 more than what was budgeted. Ms. Strickland advised that the collection rate was 99.14% which was the City's highest ever. She stated that for FY 2020, Staff was projecting those amounts that was based on the actual values that were just received from Union County Tax Assessor. Ms. Strickland noted that tax bills were mailed at the beginning of September and were about $120,000 more than what Staff had budgeted. Ms. Strickland stated that the City's Sales Tax for FY 2019 was the next largest revenue source at $6,653,962 and just over $500,000 than budgeted for last Fiscal Year. She stated that Staff projected $6.75 million for FY 2020 and the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) was still projecting a 4.5% year over year, so she was very optimistic that was a very conservative estimate. Ms. Strickland advised that the City's share of the distribution increased from 8.52% to 9.12% and was the result of the City's tax increase and Union County's tax decrease because that percentage was based on the levy so the City's levy increased and Union County's levy decreased; therefore, the City received a larger piece of the distribution and felt confident that should be a stronger revenue this year. Ms. Strickland stated that the City's third largest revenue source was utility sales tax revenue. She explained that this tax just seemed to be all over and was not dropping or going up significantly, but wavering and was driven by demand primarily in the utilities and felt that the weather could be a big driver. Ms. Strickland stated that the NCLM projected that the electric portion would increase by 1.5% while the other three sources: gas, telecommunications and cable were all going to decrease slightly, so Staff was conservatively projecting about a 2% decrease. She noted that the City collected $3.4 million in FY 2019. Mayor Kilgore asked why the report listed negative numbers. Ms. Strickland stated that with regard to telecommunications, she felt that a lot of people were getting away from cable and different bundles and getting into more Internet driven services. With regard to the natural gas, she explained that NCLM anticipated a 1.3% decrease since it was bottled natural gas and she did not know if that was a little different and the utility electric increased a little bit; however, it could really be driven by a colder winter. Ms. Strickland stated that the electric increased from 2018 to 2019 and Staff projected it to go down; however, the NCLM actually projected a 1.5% increase, but that was volatile. City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 159 Council Member Anthony asked what fell under utility sales. Ms. Strickland explained that the electric, gas, telecommunication and cable were wrapped up in the utility sales tax number and came as one distribution with that title. Ms. Strickland stated that Staff provided a Fund Balance update to the General Services Committee and with the revenues coming in higher than budgeted in ad valorem and sales tax and favorable investment earnings, some savings on the expenditure side, there was personnel savings of about $900,000, operating savings of about the same and did not use the debt payments for the Police Department and the Science Center because it had not been funded yet, so the City saved about $500,000. She stated that the City's Fund Balance did increase and all of this was available for one-time use projects and as City Manager Faison eluded to earlier, the General Services Committee recommended a formal assignment of the new Fund Balance and there was about $8 million that was unassigned. Ms. Strickland stated that in this Fiscal Year, funds were assigned for the parking lot at Belk Tonawanda, picnic area and a little for closing some projects that were finished and would like to take $3 million which would leave about $5 million in the Unassigned Fund Balance. Mayor Kilgore asked if the Belk Tonawanda parking lot came under Powell Bill or City money. Ms. Strickland stated that was the City's money and was Phase 1-A that was separated off to just do the parking lot now Mayor Pro Tern Anderson asked if money had been set aside for the initial phase of the Wayfinding signage for Downtown Monroe. Assistant City Manager Brian Borne stated that was funded in this year's Budget and Phase 1 of the Downton portion would be going out to bid later this week. Mayor Pro Tem Anderson asked if that was already included in the Budget. Assistant City Manager Borne stated that Phases 1, 2 and 3 had already been funded in this year's Budget. Ms. Strickland stated that the $3 million recommended for assignment was the Church Street parking lot, the Charlotte Avenue parking lot which would be in front of where the Senior Center was going and the design of the one-way conversion design Downtown. She noted that Staff was hoping for a cost share on the Church Street parking lot with Union County. County Member Anthony stated that Staff was hoping for a cost share so even if the cost share did not come in, she questioned if the $3 million would cover it. Ms. Strickland stated that was a preliminary estimate; however, Staff did not have a firm cost yet. City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 160 0 City Manager Faison stated that he and Assistant City Manager Borne had been in discussions with Union County for about six months and they were very supportive in wanting to work with the City possibly with 50/50 cost share on refurbishing the Church Street parking lot. Assistant City Manager Borne stated that was correct and Staff tried to make those improvements before but was unsuccessful and there would be a 50/50 cost share in that. He noted that Union County was also going to put up money to redo the fence along the edge to keep people from crossing where they were not supposed to and the other components the one-way conversion that would be for that traffic study and upgrade and get a hold of what the cost would be and hopefully proceed into design if that was the desire of Council. Assistant City Manager Borne stated that the other component was the southern portion of the Scott property in front of the new Senior Center that was being designed now. He explained that the lack of parking at the current Senior Center was critical, so Staff wanted to make sure that there was adequate parking at the new facility and the rough estimate was $1.5 million. Council Member Holloway asked if the City was waiting for street resurfacing because the streets needed help now and he did not think that $300,000 would be sufficient. Ms. Strickland stated that was money put back to infuse $300,000 into the street resurfacing budget annually for five years. She explained that $1.5 million was put away and Staff could certainly add to or even extend it out further to guarantee that continued to be incorporated into the paving program every year. City Manager Faison stated that there was a contract for award on tonight's October 1, 2019 City Council Regular Meeting Agenda for $1.4 million for the annual street paving for ten streets and 11 locations. Council Member Holloway asked how many miles. Engineering Director Jim Loyd advised that it was about two miles. Mayor Kilgore asked if that was factored in the Powell Bill money that was received from Raleigh. Mr. Loyd stated that Staff used Powell Bill money along with the City's funds. Mayor Kilgore asked if this was in addition to the Powell Bill. Mr. Loyd stated that was correct and it had decreased about $5,000 from last year. Ms. Strickland stated that the City received half of it today. Council Member Anthony stated that was inclusive of the Powell Bill. City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 161 Ms. Strickland stated that the $300,000 was in addition to the Powell Bill and the $30 vehicle tax that was charged out and that money was also added to the total and so it was one big amount that Mr. Loyd would be bringing to Council for award. Mayor Kilgore stated that was nothing if the City was only paving two or three miles of City streets in 2019. Mr. Loyd stated that the streets were broken in two categories: priority streets that Staff tried to get every 15 to 17 years and all of the other streets and hoped to get them down to a 30-year cycle. Mayor Kilgore stated that he understood that, but two miles of street in the entire City did not seem like much to him. Council Member Anthony asked if that was entire streets or just portions that needed repair. Mr. Loyd stated that it depended on the roadway because some streets were done in their entirety and some streets would be broken up into portions. City Manager Faison stated that it was actually closer to three miles and included Circle Drive, Creek Ridge Drive, Country Bullet Drive, East Street, Meadow Street, Phifer Street, Priceton Street, Secrest Avenue, two parts on Secrest Shortcut Road, Windsor Street and two places on Church Street, Maurice Street, McCauley Street and Morgan Street. Mayor Kilgore asked if that was $300,000 and questioned if the Powell Bill was $1 million. Ms. Strickland stated that it was $900,000 and now the City did not use all of the Powell Bill funds for paving since some of the City's in-house crews were paid through Powell Bill and Staff allocated a small portion of that toward equipment that the City needed for the paving projects that was done by the City's own crews. Mayor Kilgore questioned why Staff did not pave a street that was tore all to pieces and paved the pretty good one in the next two or three years. 4 Mr. Loyd stated that Staff tried to get the worst streets; however, the City had a Pavement Management Study that was completed about every three years that provided guidance to Staff. He explained that it was proposed in this year's Budget, but it was not approved and Staff used that to help give guidance as to what streets should be paved and it could be that the City was paving a priority street and why someone felt like their street was jumped over. Mr. Loyd stated that he tried to keep the streets that were a priority in good condition because that was where most people traveled. Mayor Pro Tem Anderson stated that Old Charlotte Highway coming into the City was maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), but the City was going to have start putting the heat on NCDOT because the City was investing all of the money in Downtown Monroe; however, the roads were so bad. City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 162 Mr. Loyd explained that currently the NCDOT was in a budget crunch due to certain events such as repealing the Map Act and several hurricanes and their budget was hurting and they were not spending money on anything unless it was a safety issue and they were very frugal with their money at this point and laying off Staff as well. Council Member McGee asked how often did someone check the City streets for any additional potholes or anything that had been damaged. Mr. Loyd stated that Staff depended upon reporting of potholes by the citizens. Council Member McGee asked if the City did not have anyone to go around and look. Mr. Loyd advised that he did not have the Staff to just ride the City; however, if Staff was out and saw something, they would put in a work order and other Departments would let Staff know about any serious areas. Ms. Strickland explained that Staff would present Council with a proposed Budget workbook in April; however, she stated that this year, Staff would like to schedule a Budget Retreat in January 2020 for an opportunity to set goals once the proposals were received from all of the Departments. City Manager Faison stated that he, Ms. Strickland and Staff would collect the issues and invite Council to offer up issues that came to their attention to advance further for the rest of Council to consider and schedule a goal setting session week of January 27, 2020. He explained that the timing was close enough but not too far into the budget process that the Staff was focusing on because from about mid -January through early April, about every week there was a deadline for Staff to meet on product development to submit to Finance so Staff could build the City budget; however, also the elements of the Department's budget — personnel, capital, replacement, etc. and a lot of details that if Staff had Council's interests to prioritize in January could be very useful in Staff framing those and guidance that he gave Staff and used in shifting resource decisions. Council Member Anthony asked if the Departments had deadlines for their budget requests, and if could Council receive a copy in case they had the same request. Ms. Strickland stated that there were hundreds of requests. City Manager Faison stated that was a nice idea, but he did not know that Council would see the forest because of the trees and there was so much minutia that 15 or 20 Departments funneled and what he was suggesting in January pre-empted Staff. Council Member McGee asked if this was a new component that was being done this year that Council would be able to look at the Budget prior to and have a session on the direction of how the money was going to be spent because in the past, Council really did not have an opportunity to go through each Department's budget and prioritize how this Council wanted to spend those funds, and if this was something they would be able to do this year. City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 163 Ms. Strickland stated that was correct; however, the operating items included hundreds and hundreds of those requests and filled a binder by the time Staff was done. City Manager Faison stated that he reviewed requests from $100 up to $1 million or more and what he suggested for January 2020 then he could transmit to Staff and use that to guide the development of the Department budgets. Ms. Strickland stated that was entirely up to Council how to structure it, but if they could just discuss those big ticket items and then Staff could frame their priorities and budget accordingly. City Manager Faison stated that there would not be a lot of detail available in January 2020 since the details started building from November 2019 to December 2019 through March 2020 and at end of February/March 2020, he would meet with each Department Head and their direct reports and spend about two to three hours per Department, along with Ms. Strickland and go through their budget and it was a lot of intense one-on-one dialogue, so that would be very hard to reproduce for Council as a whole; however, if Council directed Staff to do that, they would do their best. Council Member McGee stated that he felt that last time Council was just rubber stamping the Budget and never felt like there was enough information to deliberate and go through each Department's budget and indicate priorities and felt like it was already done for them and Council just approved it. He stated that was he was trying to see if Council would have the opportunity moving forward to scrutinize the Budget and really go through it and prioritize items and have more of an input on where the monies were going. Ms. Strickland stated that usually by the time Staff presented the proposed Budget to Council at the April meeting, it was recommendations that had already been vetted by City Manager Faison so certainly Council could change them, but she did not know how Council as a whole could work through all of those recommendations and to go through each Department's budget would take hours and hours. Ms. Strickland stated that understanding the new initiative was like a new program or fee changes, and Staff bundled those into what ended up being funded and then showed Council what was not 4 funded. Council Member Anthony stated that was not the rationale. City Manager Faison stated that about two years ago, Staff went through a couple of days of Department Head presentations and the feedback that Staff received from Council was it was fine for one year, but do not do it again next year. City Manager Faison stated that the recommendation was a goal setting session at the end of January 2020 and Staff would request based ideas prioritized near and end mid-term spending objectives and proposed meeting in the City Hall Conference Room. City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 164 Council Member Keziah stated that Council previous held Budget Meetings/Retreats in Pinehurst and felt that with a $160-million budget, it could be done and felt it was worth the money. He noted that at an offsite retreat, phones could be turned off and spending the money was not that big of a deal and felt Council would gain a whole lot more for it than running in here and sitting down. Council Member Keziah suggested that the Retreat be held on a Friday and go through Sunday. Mayor Kilgore stated that everyone had their own ideas, but if Council wanted to go to Pinehurst, he would just as soon stay in Monroe and did not care about spending $10,000 to $20,000 just to go there. Council Member Keziah stated that it did not cost $20,000. Mayor Kilgore stated that he did not know the cost, but felt that it did. Council Member Anthony stated that she did not care where it was held; however, she felt that Council should be more involved as the Budget was developed in order to have a clear understanding because people did question them and needed to be able to give a clear and concise answer. Mayor Kilgore asked for the consensus of Council of whether to have a retreat and when. Council Member Keziah recommended that Staff research the cost of two or three places and bring the information back to Council for a decision. Council Member Holloway stated that he felt like the end of January was a good time from what he was hearing from Ms. Strickland and City Manager Faison. Mayor Kilgore stated that the last time Council held a retreat and he was not sure of the amount that was spent, but Council did a whole lot of nothing and Council Member Anthony and former Council Member Nash left. Council Member Anthony stated that was not the same thing and Ms. Nash was her ride. Mayor Kilgore stated that Council did not get anything done and did not care what they went for. Council Member Keziah stated that it was not a good location. Mayor Kilgore stated that Council Member Keziah stated that it was not a good location; however, that was where they were at and Council should have got the job done if they chose to go there even if it might not have been a good location. Council Member Anthony stated that Council did not learn any more about each other. Council Member McGee stated that Council was trying to move forward and talk about something that was going to make them better than before and hopefully that was in the past and was not City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 165 going to happen anymore. He stated that Council should think more positively and have a retreat so that Council could learn more about the Departments. Council Member Anthony stated that it was optional and if someone did not want to go then do not go. Mayor Kilgore stated that dampened the pot a little bit if everybody was not on the same page; however, he did not have a problem with whatever Council wanted to do was fine with him. City Manager Faison stated that he would bring back two to three options offsite and onsite with the idea of including key staff, for part of it maybe not overnight and Council could make a decision. Item No. 2. Recvclina Contamination. Engineering Director Jim Loyd stated that the City of Monroe, as well as the State of North Carolina, had a recycling contamination problem with cans, bottles, trash and plastic bags. He explained that plastic bags could only be recycled at grocery stores and other retail locations as they would get wrapped around the drums at the recycling plant and sometimes caused the equipment to fail and that trash should not be placed in the recycling cart, but bagged and placed in the trash cart. Mr. Loyd explained that Staff requested Council consider a plan of action for addressing recycling cart contamination that included completing an audit to educate customers with ultimate removal of carts for non-compliance and the elimination of glass from the approved recycling list for the City of Monroe. Mr. Loyd stated that on August 21, 2018, Council approved an amendment to the Waste Pro contract to allow contaminated recycling loads be uprooted to the landfill instead of transferring to the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) due to the potential of fines and fear of being permanently rejected from the MRF. Mr. Loyd advised that the Solid Waste Staff met with Waste Pro on August 27, 2019 to discuss the rejected load on August 22 from Mecklenburg County MRF and then one additional load was rejected. He explained that upon review with Jennifer Herring of Waste Pro, Staff was advised that the lowest estimated percentage of contamination on the route was 25% with a number of routes at 75%; however, the majority of the City was around 50%. Mr. Loyd stated that Recycle fthtNC was launched on September 9, 2019 by the Recycling and Materials Management Section of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality in an effort to assist entities such as the City to combat this issue. He stated that due to Ms. Herring's report, he authorized the diversion of contaminated loads to avoid fines as well as the possibility of being banned from the Mecklenburg County MRF for a minimum of six months or permanently. Mr. Loyd advised that Staff had reviewed several possible options to address recycling cart contamination and one option was to cancel the recycling program completely and noted that so far, only Landis, NC had abandoned their recycling program with all material going to the landfill. City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 166 Mr. Loyd stated that the Public Enterprise Committee and Staff did not recommend cancelling the recycling program, but conducting an audit of all recycling carts within the City for contamination. Mr. Loyd stated that Staff recommended a minimum of two recycling cycles. He explained that during the first cycle, customers found with contamination in their cart would receive a mailer outlining that their cart was determined to be contaminated and future violations could result in penalties and removal of their recycling cart. Mr. Loyd stated that on the second cycle, Staff recommended assessing a $25 fine as allowed by the Solid Waste Ordinance and then removing the recycling cart and the only way to get their recycling cart back was to sign a statement acknowledging responsibility. Mr. Loyd reviewed a sample mailer that outlined unacceptable items such as: plastic bags, food, f liquids, clothing and yard waste and the back page referenced acceptable items and as requested (r by the Public Enterprise Committee, a sticker would also be included for placement on top of the recycling cart. Mr. Loyd stated that in order to complete the audit, Waste Pro would provide one additional employee to ride along with the automated recycling truck to document the addresses of non- compliance because those address were not always visible such as an alleyway and Staff would also need to review locations where the address was not readily available. Mr. Loyd stated that the City's estimated cost for auditing two complete cycles from Waste Pro was $7,000 or $3,500 per cycle. (40" Mr. Loyd stated that the plan of action would include public education and at least one mailing using utility billing inserts, the City's website and social media to convey the message about correct recycling. He explained that within two months, there should be an Environmental Educator on staff that would meet with students, and attend neighborhood meetings as well as public events. Mr. Loyd stated that as part of the public education campaign and audits of the recycling carts, customers would receive information about Recycling Right. He stated that from discussions with Ms. Herring, glass would most likely be eliminated from the approved recycling stream at some point in the future and was considered as having "no value" and some communities such as Indian Trail, Gastonia, Greensboro and Fort Mill had already taken this approach to eliminate glass. Mr. Loyd stated that Staff recommended that glass be removed as an approved item to avoid confusion in the future when it was ultimately banned by the MRF. Mr. Loyd stated that the Public Enterprise Committee and Staff recommended approval of the audit of two recycling cycles by using automated truck option with one additional person provided by Waste Pro to document addresses with contaminated carts and removal of the recycling cart on the second cycle with failure to comply and a $25 fine. He noted that Staff anticipated that the costs could be covered in the current budget without incurring an amendment. Council Member Anthony stated that it was an excellent plan because the City was doing something and anything was better than nothing. She felt that the biggest problem was people not City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 167 understanding what recycles were and that one item made the whole load contaminated and unacceptable. Council Member McGee stated that he liked that the City was being proactive with the education piece because he felt that people did not understand and used recycling as an additional trash can. Mayor Kilgore agreed that the public needed to be educated; however, Staff had previously done that many times. Council Member McGee asked for clarity regarding the recycling education. Ms. Laurie Broome stated not to this extent; however, Staff had in the past listed information on utility bills, webpage, but had never audited the recycling carts. Mayor Kilgore stated that the City never had this particular problem but questioned if the citizens were not educated on what could and could not be accepted upon the start of the recycling program and this issue just came up because China quit taking the City's waste. Ms. Broome stated that was correct and the MRF did not want it either. Ms. Broome stated that the citizens were educated with brochures. Council Member Anthony asked if there was ever the education component in the schools. Mayor Kilgore stated that the City gave the schools a check once a year and talked about recycling. Ms. Broome advised that the school programs had always been monitored by the hauler and not herself. Mayor Kilgore stated that he was not talking about the monitoring, but the education of the schools. He asked if the City did not do something in the schools to educate them in order to get them to recycle and the school would to Council meetings and finally sold them all on the idea of recycling and started giving them a check once a year. Council Member Anthony stated that whatever was done previously did not work. City Manager Faison stated that there had been a seat change and China and others were not accepting recycling material as broadly as they once did and were being more selective with what was coming out of municipalities in general; however, recycling streams have been contaminated and when the market started tightening up, they were less willing to accept that material. He stated that about a year ago there was a discussion and Staff was very concerned that the MRF would eliminate the City's stream and in fact, curtailed it for a month; however, it had flared back up and the City had recycling streams rejected. City Manager Faison explained that this was a last attempt to salvage the City's recycling before coming to Council and advising the recycling program needed to shut down because there was nowhere to take it. He noted that the idea of an audit was brand new. City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 168 Mayor Kilgore stated that Council had previously discussed recycling and placed flyers in homes that listed acceptable and unacceptable items, sent mailers in the utility bills, visited schools and addressed it and some of the schools did not recycle and Staff talked them into it and they all finally came on board and the City had given the schools checks for recycling at the schools, so it had been done, just not this new program. Council Member Holloway recommended the development of a video that showed what items could not be recycled so that people could actually see it such as venetian blind, garden hose, electrical cords and added to the rotation of public announcements on Channel 14. Communications and Tourism Director Pete Hovanec stated that he would work with Ms. Broome f to develop the video content to pass along to Union County. �r Council Member McGee stated that because the City had not done anything, then people were still doing it, so Staff was now trying to form a system to gauge the contamination of the recycling so that people understood. He stated that once the carts were contaminated, Staff had a Plan B to take their carts and impose fines. A. Audit of Recvcling Carts. Mayor Pro Tem Anderson moved to approve the audit of recycling carts. Council Member McGee seconded the motion, which passed unanimously with the following votes: (4ww, AYES: Council Members Anthony, Holloway, Jordan, Keziah, McGee, Mayor Pro Tem Anderson and Mayor Kilgore NAYS: None B. Ordinance Amending Code of Ordinances — Title V: Public Works, Chapter 55: Solid Waste. Council Member Anthony moved to adopt Ordinance 0-2019-47: ORDINANCE TO AMEND CITY OF MONROE CODE OF ORDINANCES TITLE V: PUBLIC WORKS CHAPTER 55: SOLID WASTE 0-2019-47 Preamble BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MONROE THAT TITLE V: PUBLIC WORKS, CHAPTER 55: SOLID WASTE OF THE CITY OF MONROE CODE OF ORDINANCES BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Amend 55.07 COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLES as follows: (D) Recycling items include the following: (1) Empty aerosol cans (no paint cans); (2) All Plastics 1-7 (no styrofoam, bags, or wrap); (3) Wide -mouth plastic containers and lids and rigid plastic containers and small hard plastic toys; (4) Milk and juice cartons and boxes; (5) Shredded paper (placed in clear plastic bags); City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 169 (6) Aluminum and metal food cans and lids; (7) Cereal and food boxes and cardboard boxes flattened; (8) Mixed paper, newspapers with inserts, and junk mail; (W (9) Paperback books; (10) Magazines and phonebooks; and (11) Spiral paper cans (with plastic lids detached). L IM Section 2. This Ordinance shall be effective upon adoption. Adopted this 19t day of October, 2019. Mayor Pro Tem Anderson seconded the motion, which passed unanimously with the following votes: AYES: Council Members Anthony, Holloway, Jordan, Keziah, McGee, Mayor Pro Tem Anderson and Mayor Kilgore NAYS: None There being no further business, Council Member Anthony moved to adjourn the City Council Strategic Planning Meeting of October 1, 2019 at 5:10 p.m. Council Member Holloway seconded the motion, which passed unanimously with the following votes: AYES: Council Members Anthony, Holloway, Jordan, Keziah, McGee, Mayor Pro Tem Anderson and Mayor Kilgore NAYS: None Boby G. Kilgor , Mayor itMANi. h •i : •.11 I. �: C •• '�� Minutes transcribed by Deputy City Clerk Sherry K. Hicks City Council Strategic Planning Meeting October 1, 2019 Page 170