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                                                                     MINUTES

 

                                                               RILEY COUNTY

                                     SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

           

 

Thursday, August 31, 2006                                                             Courthouse Plaza East

7:00 P.M.                                                                                        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.

 

Steve Galitzer called the meeting to order.  

 

Sign-in, Introductions  ­ 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 as presented.   

 

Financial status 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.

 

 

 

 

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Solid Waste Management Committee

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 Commissioners.  

 

 

Meeting was adjourned.