Tompkins County
New York


Establishing Unit Charge for 2018 Solid Waste Annual Fee


Department:Recycling and Materials Management DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Solid Waste and Recycling Center


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the unit charge for the 2018 Solid Waste Annual Fee has been recommended by the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, That the Unit Charge for the 2018 Solid Waste Annual Fee be established at $55.00 per billing unit, which is the same as the 2017 Solid Waste Annual Fee.




                                                                                    PROPERTY CLASS                                          ‘USED AS’ CODE



Single-family residences                                          210,240,241,242,250,280

Mobile Homes                                                                      270,271,416

Churches                                                                                                                                            Z32


Unit Charge:              One billing unit per Church or living unit




Two-family residences                                          All 220’s

and other residences with two

living units


Unit Charges:              Two billing units, except if verified as owner occupied and used as a single unit,               the charge is one billing unit.




Multi-unit residences

              3 or more units                                          230’s

              Apartments                                                                                                                              A01 - A07

              Rooming houses:                                          418

                                          2.5 beds = 1 billing unit

Unit Charges:              One billing unit per living unit




Colleges & Schools:              All tax-exempt parcels owned by the colleges


Unit Charges:                            BOCES                                                                                                                $27,832

                                          Cornell University                                                                                    $170,448

                            Ithaca College                                                                                                  $34,654

                                          Tompkins Cortland Community College                                                        $4,032


                                          Total Colleges:                                                                                                 $236,966





Recreation and Warehouse (except row storage)                                                                      All K’s, Z01-Z11,

                                                                                                                                            Z19-Z26, F01-

     Unit Charges: $0.0204/sq.ft.                                                                                    F04, F06, F07, F08,

                                                                                                                                            F10, F11




Wholly Exempt Homes for the Aged                            633

Wholly Exempt Other HealthCare Facilities              642


     Unit Charges: $0.0204/sq.ft.




All other              All property classes and ‘used as’ codes not listed elsewhere in a specific category


      Unit Charges: $0.0408/sq.ft.




Seasonal Residences                                                        260

              Property must be classified as a seasonal residence by the Tompkins County Assessment Dept.


Unit Charge:              One-half (1/2) billing units per living unit.




No fee assessed:

              Row storage                                                                                                                              F05

              Small Churches (under 20 weekly attendance)

              Non-contributive area                                                                                                  Z98

              Local government - all tax-exempt parcels owned by the city, towns,

                            villages, and County within Tompkins County.








Meeting History

Nov 14, 2017 3:00 PM  Facilities and Infrastructure Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Eckstrom commented the fees remain steady and reflect what was approved in the County budget.

MOVER:Michael Sigler, Member
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, Vice Chair
AYES:David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Daniel Klein
Nov 21, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Rich John, Member
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, Member
AYES:Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Martha Robertson, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:Shawna Black, Will Burbank, David McKenna