The City Council will decide tonight whether to charge the city's 15 solid-waste haulers a $1-per-ton fee to offset Costa Mesa's administrative costs associated with diverting its waste to landfills.
The state mandate, in place since 1989, required cities to come up with their own recycling programs, which cost the city $125,000 to implement for the 1993-94 fiscal year, according to a fiscal impact report provided by the city.
Other items on the agenda for the council's 6:30 p.m. meeting include:
* Authorizing the city manager to renew a three-year contract with Paul Miller, who has been working since May, 1991, as a housing rehabilitation consultant for the city in the Neighborhood Improvements Program. City Manager Allan L. Roeder said Miller has received numerous letters of appreciation from satisfied homeowners and completed 155 grants in the past three years.
* A second reading to adopt an ordinance and amendment that would allow Metro Pointe Development to build a 400,000-square-foot, open-air shopping center that would be called South Coast Boardwalk. The $60-million project would be completed by November, 1995. The original agreement called for the construction of two, 15-story office buildings, but developers changed the project, saying the office building market was weak.
* Awarding a gasoline fuel contract to Southern Counties Oil Co. of Orange and a diesel fuel contract to General Petroleum of Long Beach, both of which are not to exceed $290,000 a year. Part of the fuel would be used to fill the city's helicopter.
* Adopting a resolution authorizing certain city officials to file an application with the California Office of Emergency Services to obtain federal disaster assistance. Adopting the resolution is necessary if the city wants to be reimbursed for the money it spent in sending its helicopter and fire officials to Laguna Beach last year.
* Considering a plan to remove asbestos and demolish the Paularino Park restroom and recreation building at a cost of $16,350.
* Considering a $12,000 agreement to allow an environmental company to draft a hazardous-waste management plan for the city.