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<br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />INVOCATION <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF <br />ALLEGIANCE <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />HEARING <br />(Best <br />Disposa 1) <br />February 9 <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />25:0216 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br />and the <br />ARCADIA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />FEBRUARY 3, 1981 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia and the Arcadia Redevelopment <br />Agency met in a regular session at 7:30 p.m. February 3, 1981 in the <br />Arcadia City Hall Council Chamber. <br /> <br />Rev. Zac Bright, Victory Chapel <br /> <br />Hugo Reid Girl Scout Troop No. 292. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT : <br /> <br />Councilmen Dring, Gilb, Haltom, Saelid, Pellegrino <br />None <br /> <br />The request of Best Disposal Company for an increase in its residential <br />rates was continued from November 4 to this date. Staff advised that <br />during the interim Best had withdrawn its original request for 40% and <br />substituted a request for an 80% across the board increase and that a <br />study session with the City Council had been requested. <br /> <br />The hearing remaining open Robert Andrews, attorney for Best Disposal <br />Company, stated in part that as requested by Council an evaluation of the <br />financial position of Best and the financial position of Best as it re- <br />lates to the City has been prepared by Price Waterhouse - that they are <br />doing the processing work and the books will be open to the City. He'also <br />reiterated the request for a study session. <br /> <br />Paul Mnoian, 501 Arbolada Drive, said in part that he feels at the <br />present time the rate increase is not warranted; that a year ago Best <br />was granted an increase which they said would be for a five year period; <br />that if Best would change its hauling and pricing practice, its cutting <br />price practice, that it would find the current residential rate would be <br />sufficient... that if Best cannot fulf~ll its obligation then the contract <br />should go out to bid. <br /> <br />Dennis Loieski, 1230 Rodeo Road, representing the Santa Anita Oaks ~ome- <br />owners' Association, representing approximately 400 homes, said in part <br />that the Association members felt the current rate is reasonable and that <br />an 80% increase was preposterous; that they have not found the service im- <br />proved ~' <br /> <br />Jim Mnoian, 145 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia,operator of the San Marino Disposal <br />Company and the Nu Way Rubbish Company, said in part that Best had made a <br />commitment which they should honor. He felt the report by Price Waterhouse <br />will probably be based on the unionization that took effect about six months <br />ago .. that this was unforeseen by Best and that is probably wha~ they are <br />basing their request on ... that if they cannot live up to their' agreement <br />then the contract should be rebid. <br /> <br />In response to questions propounded by Councilman Gilb Mr. Mnioan said in <br />part that they have reluctantly raised their rates in the last year due to <br />the cost' of operation.. that in his opinion there are companies, not neces- <br />sarily his, that would not hesitate to place a bid ... and that very few <br />companies would negotiate a contract without a cost of living increase. He <br />noted that the back yard service in San Marino is $11.50 with no contract. <br />At this point it was submitted that the backyard service in Arcadia is $7. <br /> <br />-1- <br /> <br />2-3-81 <br />