Over the last five years the City of Modesto has received revenue in the approximate amount of $148,298 annually from abandoned vehicle fees.
The Stanislaus County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) Service Authority is funded through a $1 vehicle license fee surcharge and has been very helpful in removing thousands of junked or abandoned vehicles thus reducing the number of abandoned vehicles within Stanislaus County.
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The AVA program fee in Stanislaus County is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2012, but can be extended in increments of 10 years pursuant to AB 468 if the County Board of Supervisors adopts resolutions providing for the extension of the fee.
By not participating in this program the City would lose approximately $150,000 in annual revenue.
If the AVA Committee (comprised of the Cities of Ceres, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale,Patterson, Riverbank, Turlock, Waterford and County of Stanislaus) recommends supporting the extension of the AVA program fee in Stanislaus County, members are asked to proceed to their individual Councils/Boards with resolutions requesting the extension of the AVA program fee for ten years.
The Stanislaus Council of Governments is requesting that approved resolutions be submitted to them by the October 11, 2011, to avoid any disruption in program funding.
City of Modesto staff recommends Council approve the extension of the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program Fee until April 30, 2022.