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Posted on: April 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Garbage Rate Hearing Scheduled for 6/6/23 Town Council Meeting

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The Corte Madera Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 6:30PM in the Interim Town Council Chambers, 240 Tamal Vista Blvd., #108, Corte Madera, to discuss and consider the adoption of a Resolution finding no objection to a proposed 5.11% rate increase requested by Mill Valley Refuse Service, Inc (MVRS) for the delivery of solid waste collection and recycling services from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

The nine jurisdictions who contract for refuse service through MVRS engaged the services of a third-party consultant, R3 Consulting Group, Inc., to conduct a formal review and evaluation of MVRS’s rate increase application. R3 concluded that the basis for MVRS’s request required adjustments for residential services, projections of 2023-24 commercial rate revenues and the migration impact on the rate. R3 adjusted MVRS’s requested rate increase from 4.31% to the newly proposed 5.11% after taking into account R3’s recommended corrections.

The R3 review of MVRS’s 2023-2024 Rate Application along with the Original MVRS Rate Application dated April 3, 2023 and the R3 revisions to the Rate Application can be viewed in full here

All persons interested in the foregoing are invited to either appear before the Corte Madera Town Council at the time, day and meeting place mentioned above or view and participate in the meeting remotely via Zoom Videoconference/Teleconference. Guidelines on how to attend the hybrid meeting and provide public comments are available here. Please be advised that those participating in the meeting remotely via Zoom do so at their own risk. The Town Council meeting will not be cancelled if any technical problems occur during the meeting. 

If you challenge this item in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Town of Corte Madera at, or prior to the Public Hearing. Correspondence can also be sent to All written responses will become part of the public record.

The summary of the proposed rate increase is available here and copy of the staff report regarding the proposed fee increase will be available on or before Friday, June 2, 2023 online at, or contact Town Staff at 415-927-5050 for assistance.

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