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WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Courthouse Plaza East
1st Floor BOCC Chambers
Members Present: William Clark, Jill Dalton, Steve Galitzer, Leon Hobson, Bernie Lickteig, Dennis Peterson, Monty Wedel, Paul Werle, Judy Willingham, Howard
Wilson, John Woods and Fran Zerby.
Others Present: Gary Rosewicz and Julie Winter, Staff
Members Absent: David Bollman, Betty Book, Kelly Briggs, William
Eberle, Steve DeHart, Karen McCulloh, Richard Miller, Bob Newsome, Jeff Walters
and Paul Werle.
Galitzer called the meeting to order.
The sign-in sheet was completed. Introductions were made around the table.
Approve the minutes of the previous meeting The minutes of the previous meeting were approved
report Leon Hobson presented
the 2006 Solid Waste financial report to the committee. A short discussion
followed. The committee requested a current report on the 2006 Tree/Brush
revenues and expenses. Leon will present this information to the committee at
the next SWMC.
Update on Grants Monty told the committee that Riley County Solid
Waste has received two Planning Implementation Grants from KDHE and that one is
currently active. The active grant consists of an expansion of the compost
asphalt pad at the Solid Waste Facility, a water well, a compost turner and
tractor. The compost pad expansion has been completed and county staff is
currently looking for a compost turner.
Conduct Annual Review
of Solid Waste Management Plan
Monty asked the committee to review a letter written to Marty Burke,
Environmental Scientist, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, for the
annual review of the Solid Waste Management Plan as mandated by the State of Kansas. A short discussion followed. Judy Willingham moved to accept the review as
presented and to forward on to the Kansas Department of Health and
Environment. Howard Wilson seconded. Motion carried.
Solid Waste Management
Minutes – August 31, 2006
General Discussion The committee discussed the possibility of
revisiting curbside recycling with the City of Manhattan. Monty suggested
Bernie check with Waste Management to see if there is an interest. Bernie will
talk to Waste Management and report back to Monty. Steve suggested taking the
issue back to the City of Manhattan, if there was interest among the committee
members, several agreed. Steve will talk to some of the current City
Commissioners to see if there is any new interest.
Jill Dalton brought the
concern of Fort Riley’s Spring and Fall Clean-up and illegal dumpsites located
close to the Fort. The Fort Riley Garrison would like to see something done
to prevent individuals from dumping trash at these sites. Monty suggested the
Garrison present some ideas and/or options to the Board of County
Meeting was adjourned.