Agenda Item Cover Sheet

Agenda Item #13.5

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Regular Item

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Consent Item

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Workshop Item

Item Submitted By:

Charlie Shear, Communication Manager

Council Meeting Date:

May 11, 2000

Director Approval:

Linda Piwonka, Technology and Information Services Director

City Manager Approval:

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Item: Second reading of a proposed franchise agreement with Enviromed for the collection and disposal services for treated and untreated medical waste.

Item Summary: The franchise agreement with Enviromed is a two (2) year agreement that allows for collection and disposal services for treated and untreated medical waste generated from within the corporate limits of the City of College Station.

Section 120 of the City Charter states that "The City of College Station shall have the power by ordinance to grant any franchise or right mentioned in the preceding sections thereof, which ordinance, however, shall not be passed finally until it shall have been read at three (3) separate regular meetings of the City Council."

Item Background: Enviromed has requested a franchise agreement with the City to provide collection and disposal services for treated and untreated medical waste within the City limits of College Station. Currently, two other firms (American Medical Waste and Texas Environmental Services) have similar franchise agreements with the City.

Budgetary and Financial Summary: The franchise agreement requires Enviormed to pay five percent (5%) of the company’s gross delivery and hauling revenues generated from the company’s provision of collecting and disposing of treated and untreated medical waste services within the City. Staff projects fees to be approximately $500 annually.

Staff Recommendations: Allow for the second reading of the franchise agreement with approval following the third reading.

Council Action Options:
1. Allow for the second reading of the franchise agreement.

2. Do not allow for the second reading of the franchise agreement.

3. Instruct staff to renegotiate the franchise agreement

Supporting Materials:
1. Copy of the franchise agreement between the City of College Station and Enviromed is available in City Secretary's Office.