VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD) meeting on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 7:30pm, by Zoom.
Presentation by MWSD District Engineer (SRT Consultants) Tanya Yurovsky.
The District is participating in the San Mateo County’s 2021 Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP) Update through an Annex to the County’s HMP. The work on the County’s MJHMP started in February 2021 and is now in its final approval and adoption phase.
Responding to federal mandates in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390), the 2021 San Mateo County MJLHMP updates the County’s 2016 Plan. The planning area for the MJLHMP encompasses the entire geographic area of San Mateo County. The MJLHMP is a two-volume Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plan and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) approved the multi-agency multihazard mitigation plan. The MJLHMP development process included the following activities:
1. Identification of potential planning partners. Partners who chose to participate submitted Letters of Intent committing resources to the development effort;
2. Identification and assessment of the risks of natural and human-caused hazards;
3. Development of actions to mitigate the risks and a plan to implement the actions over the next five years;
4. Public involvement in the development and review of the MJLHMP; and
5. Review and approval of the MJLHMP by Cal OES and FEMA.
The MJLHMP presents the accumulated information in a unified framework to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated plan covering all planning partners within San Mateo County.
MWSD submitted its Draft MJHMP Annex to the County in July 2021. On August 30, 2021, the County submitted its draft MJLHMP to Cal OES and FEMA for concurrent review. On October 13, 2021, FEMA notified the County of its approval of the MJLHMP pending adoption by the Board of Supervisors and the planning partners’ governing bodies.
Once the MJLHMP has been adopted, the jurisdictions will collectively and individually become eligible to apply for hazard mitigation project funding from the suite of grant programs under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) program.
No environmental review is required for approval of the MWSD’s MJLHMP Annex as it is not considered a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) or the San Mateo County Local Coastal Program (LCP). However, as future mitigation action projects are developed, they will be individually reviewed by the District to determine if they are deemed a “project” under CEQA and LCP.
FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact for the adoption of the MJLHMP Annex. However, implementation of the MJLHMP project will require funding and staff resources. Future funding requests will come before this Board for consideration as part of the annual budget process or on a case-by-case basis.
RECOMMENDATION Adopt Resolution No._________to approve the 2021 San Mateo County Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Montara Water and Sanitary District Annex Plan:
• Volume 1 – Planning Area Wide Elements (Attachment 1) and
• Volume 2 – Montara Water and Sanitary District Annex Plan (Attachment 2).
1. 2021 Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan: Volume 1 – Planning Area Wide Elements: https://smcgov.app.box.com/s/9dqcxyr5dfre2lw73ng40jolv6q85u4g/folder/148003622 909
2. 2021 Multijurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan: Volume 2 – Montara Water and Sanitary District Annex Plan: https://smcgov.app.box.com/s/9dqcxyr5dfre2lw73ng40jolv6q85u4g/folder/147997933 995
PRESS RELEASE. From Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD). This Notice provides information about proposed increases in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges for those services provided by Recology of the Coast to MWSD customers.
The District is proposing to adopt a 9.19% increase in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges to maintain quality services in our area.
HEARING DATE: Thursday, December 2, 2021
HEARING TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Montara Water and Sanitary District 8888 Cabrillo Highway Montara, CA 94037 (Adjacent to the Point Montara Lighthouse & Hostel) Hearing may be viewed via Zoom teleconference, details at MWSD.MONTARA.ORG
Montara Water & Sanitary District – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED INCREASES IN GARBAGE COLLECTION, RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL FEES AND CHARGES
This was mailed using a legally mandated list. If you receive multiple copies, or do not receive service from Recology and received this in error, we apologize.
Dear Property Owner or Customer,
Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) is proposing to adopt a 9.19% increase in garbage collection, recycling and disposal fees and charges for those services furnished by Recology of the Coast (Recology) under a franchise agreement with the District.
The rates are proposed to go into effect on January 1, 2022. In January, Recology adds new weekly food waste and green material composting to divert organic materials away from landfills and towards the production of value-added products such as compost, fertilizers and biofuels. This new service addresses California’s SB1383 mandate for curbside and commercial composting by January 2022. The 2022 proposed cost-based increase reflects additional costs related to weekly routes, labor, health and wellness costs, as well as organics and recyclables processing costs.
What Do the Solid Waste Fees and Charges Pay for?
• On-going operating expenses to collect and dispose of all garbage and recyclable material, and to account for and bill customers.
• On-going expenses for equipment and supplies needed to operate.
• Capital expenditures to repair, replace, and upgrade garbage collection trucks and other equipment.
• Tipping fees (also called dump fees) at Ox Mountain Landfill in Half Moon Bay to dispose of all non-recycled waste.
How Can Customers Reduce Garbage Collection Fees and Charges?
By switching from a 32-gallon garbage collection receptacle to a 20-gallon receptacle, your new monthly collection fee charge would be $27.07 instead of $33.17. Currently in the MWSD service area, only a small percentage of customers use 20-gallon cans.
Take Advantage of Free Bulky Goods Collection. Four times a year, Recology will pick up one item up to 200 pounds or five 30-gallon bags for no additional charge.
Increase Recycling + Reduce Garbage + Switch to a 20-Gallon Can = Save Money
Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) works every day to deliver water, garbage and sewer services for the residents of Montara, Moss Beach, and adjacent areas north of El Granada. Over 6,000 residents rely on our services for their homes and businesses. Under a franchise agreement with the District, garbage collection, recycling and disposal services are furnished by Recology of the Coast (Recology).
Scott Boyd, President
Jim Harvey, President Pro Tem
Ric Lohman, Secretary
Peter Dekker, Treasurer
Kathryn Slater-Carter, Director
GENERAL MANAGER Clemens Heldmaier
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
Call: (650) 728-3545
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
Write: PO Box 370131, Montara, CA 94037
Attend: Public Hearing on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM at:
8888 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037 (Adjacent to the Point Montara Lighthouse & Hostel)
Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) Meetings ~ 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 7:30pm
Watch remotely. Comments and questions by email.
If you experience technical difficulties or have technical questions prior to or during the meeting, please contact MWSD’s IT support at (650) 728-7843.
Regular meetings are 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. They used to held at the District office at 8888 Cabrillo Hwy, next to Pt Montara Lighthouse and Hostel.
To receive agendas by email, send a request to email@example.com
In addition to email, we post agendas before each board meeting:
- On the District website here
- Montara post office
- Moss Beach post office
- the bulletin board in front of the MWSD office
Who is on the Board of Directors?
|Kathryn Slater-Carter — President||Term 2016-2020|
|Jim Harvey — President Pro Tem||Term 2018-2022|
|Ric Lohman — Secretary||Term 2018-2022|
|Peter Dekker — Treasurer||Term 2019-2020|
|Scott Boyd — Director||Term 2016-2020|
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) – MWSD is a member of SAM, the agency that collects and cleans our Coastside community’s wastewater before it enters the ocean. SAM meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 7:30pm. Jim Harvey and Scott Boyd presently serve as SAM board members.
Recology of the Coast – MWSD has contracted with Recology of the Coast for trash pickup, recycling, and waste hauling.
Visit County Solid Waste Department for more information about recycling, composting, etc.
In an Emergency
Water Emergencies: Call MWSD at (650) 728-3545
Sewer Emergencies: Call SAM at (650) 726-0124
For emergencies that affect life, health or safety: Dial 911
- 8888 Cabrillo Hwy
Montara, California 94037
- Office Hours:
8:30AM to 5PM Mon-Fri
- (650) 728-3545
Note: Public participation is not permitted during closed session discussion items.