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WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
10 January 1996 Riley County
Floor Meeting Room
McCulloh, Ernest Jordan, Roger Kvasnicka, Monty Wedel, Ed Kriebs, Dennis
Peterson, Bob Rogers, Sr., Dean Denner, Steve Galitzer, John Ott, Damian
Schmidt, Phyllis Epps, Michael Brodersen, Dan Harden, Minessa Mesic, Larry
Ness, Bruce McCallum, Dave Bollman
Ralph and Barb Sanner, William Clark
Jan Garton, Betty Book, David Bipes, Fran Zerby, Judy Willingham, Deanna
Brummet, Jerry Ericson, Chris Hanson, John Hunt, Alan Ladd, Howard Wilson
Feyerharm, Julie Winter
meeting was called to order by Riley County Commissioner Karen McCulloh and
introductions were made.
G E N D A
of Membership Roster
membership roster was passed around to the committee members for the purpose of
member received a copy of the roster.
of Chair and Vice-Chair
McCulloh nominated Jan Garton (absent) as Chair. Carried unanimously. Steve
Galitzer volunteered to be Vice-Chair.
absence of Chair Jan Garton, Karen McCulloh turned the meeting over to the
Vice-Chair Steve Galizter who in turn, turned the meeting over to Monty Wedel.
Minutes - SWMC
10 January 1996
3. Discussion of
will follow the agenda item format as close as possible. Those issues that
need to be addressed at the meetings can be added to the agenda by contacting Monty Wedel at least one week before the next meeting. Articles of interest may also be
submitted to Monty for distribution.
of each month, starting February 20, 1996.
Office Building, Second Floor Meeting Room (unless an agenda item will generate
a larger turn out)
meetings will begin at 7:00 P.M. and end at 9:00 P.M.
will be in formal format and will be included as an item on the agenda for
approval by the committee.
comment is welcome at the end of each agenda item, if applicable.
A sign up sheet
will be available at each meeting for those interested in receiving agendas and
and Discussion of Solid Waste Management Plan
reported that there are no absolute set time restraints for completing the
plan, however if the committee wants to be in the position to apply for grants,
the plan should be finished and approved by October 1996.
Status & Contents
went over a list of needed revisions for the SWMC Plan which were recommended
by Kent Forester, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Solid Waste
Division. In his evaluation, Mr. Forester indicated chapter by chapter which
ones were in need of revision and which ones were not. Mr. Forester felt that
in Chapter 2, for example, county studies were needed as apposed to national
studies. Feyerharm noted that most of the Chapters are in need of time lines
and budgets, these requirements will most likely be referred to staff and not
become the responsibility of the committee. Wedel feels that some parts of the
plan may be negotiable with KDHE, in other words the committee may not have to
conform to all of Mr. Forester's requests. A copy of Mr. Forester's evaluation
is available upon request.
to revising the current SWMC plan, Mr. Forester also indicated in his
evaluation, that additional information is needed to comply with new Kansas
Statues and Administrative Regulations. A list of these requirements were also
the committee if they were interested in staying as a whole or breaking up into
sub-committees in order to focus on some of the issues. Vice-chair Galitzer
thought instead of breaking up into sub-committees it might be more advantageous
to allow individuals with expertise in a specific area to review and express
Wedel went on
to suggest that staff make the necessary step by step revisions and forward
these recommendations on to the Committee for their input. A decision was made
to send out the revisions one chapter at a time
prior to each
meeting, this will allow committee members time to review each chapter in order
for them to be prepared for discussion.
Dan Harden told
the committee he would have financial data available for the next meeting.
the committee that Riley County received a $25,000 Waste Tire grant from KDHE.
A small portion of the grant has already been forwarded and is available for
use. Wedel suggested that part of this money be spent on a public education
awareness program for waste tires. Another amnesty day was also suggested, but
due to State regulations only one amnesty day is allowed. Other counties are
using this money for their own waste tire programs. Unlike other counties,
Harden told the committee that Riley County does not have a waste tire problem,
so staying with the private sector is more feasible.
asked Wedel to do some inquires into Fish and Game's waste tire program, to
check into what salaries are reimburseable and the date by which funds must be
expended or committed. Exploring the Internet for possible tire
recycling concepts was also suggested.
Wedel asked the committee to review the first 4 chapters of the SWMC plan and
be prepared to discuss Chapter 4 - Waste Reduction at the next meeting.
suggested that the February agenda include a discussion on what chapter layouts
the committee would like to see included in the revised plan.
meeting was adjourned.