OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5540

AN ACT TRANSFERRING CERTAIN POWERS OF THE BRISTOL RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY OPERATING COMMITTEE TO THE WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING BOARD.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Bristol; Branford; Berlin; Burlington; Hartland; New Britain; Plainville; Plymouth; Prospect; Seymour; Southington; Warren; Washington; Wolcott

Potential Savings

See Below

See Below

Explanation

The bill could result in savings on solid waste disposal costs for each of the 14 towns that currently have inter-local agreements with the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility (BRRF) Operating Committee to the degree that: (1) a town chooses to adopt an inter-local agreement with the newly-created West Central Connecticut Solid Waste and Recycling Board and (2) the new entity is able to achieve savings in its solid waste operations.

The bill consolidates the functions and financial resources of the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility (BRRF) Operating Committee and the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee into the newly-created West Central Connecticut Solid Waste and Recycling Board. The consolidation includes the transfer of $7. 9 million in outstanding bonds that remain from a 2005 issuance1 by BRRF.

The 14 towns that have inter-local agreements with BRRF include Berlin, Branford, Bristol, Burlington, Hartland, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Seymour, Southington, Warren, Washington and Wolcott.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.

1 The original bond issuance was $41. 9 million. The remaining bonds will be paid off in 2014.