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Thursday, January 13, 2000 Riley County Office Building
7:00 P.M. 2nd
Floor Conference Room
Members Present: Betty Book, William Clark, William
Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Dan Harden, Joe Kitterman, Roger Kvasnicka, Alan Ladd,
Molly Lindquist, Richard Nelson, Dennis Peterson, Barb Sanner, Jean Waters, Monty Wedel, Judy Willingham, Van Withee, John Woods and Fran Zerby.
Others Present: Joe Mallon, Troy Berg, Millie
Collins and Rich Doan.
Members Absent: Burke Bayer, David Bollman, Phyllis
Epps, Jerry Ericson, Ernest Jordan, Karen McCulloh, Bob Newsome, Doug
Schonberner, Diane Stoddard and Howard Wilson.
Sign-in, Introductions and
Welcome New Members – New members Molly Lindquist, Richard Nelson and
Barb Sanner were introduced and welcomed to the Committee. The current members
and guests were also introduced. The new 2000 Recycling Directories, new
committee and subcommittee membership lists and other resource materials were
distributed at this time.
Approve the minutes of the
previous meeting – The minutes for the two previous meetings were
approved as presented with the exception of William Clark being added as an
attendee to the last meeting.
Update on Transfer Station
contract – Dan Harden reported that the contract for operation of the
Transfer Station will be put out for bid in the near future. Requests for
Proposals will be going out soon.
Update on Christmas Tree
Recycling – Monty Wedel gave a brief report on the program to date.
The program will continue until January 25. Some of the trees are being
chipped by the for use as mulch. Others will be placed in Tuttle Creek Lake for fish habitat.
Update on tire recycling
and amnesty event at Riley County Transfer Station - Monty Wedel reported that the Board of County Commissioners had approved development of a
program to accept tires for a fee at the Riley County Transfer Station on a
continuing basis. This will begin around the first of February. Also, the
Kansas Department of Health & Environment will be conducting, in
coordination with the County, a 30-day tire amnesty event beginning sometime
this spring. The County is waiting on KDHE for a start date. This program
will be able to accept up to 100 tires from individuals. Businesses may only
participate if they have pre-law (pre-1990) tires. KDHE will pick up cost of
the event entirely with the County responsible for publicity only.
Update on Recycling
Directory – Monty Wedel reported that the County had printed
20,000 copies for distribution in the community. Approximately 13,000 will be
distributed as an insert in the Manhattan Mercury. The remaining will be
distributed through organizations, etc. throughout the course of the year. The
Committee expressed appreciation to Julie Winter for her work on this project.
Report of results of
recycling survey - Judy Willingham presented findings of a recycling
survey that she recently conducted in the community. The report includes
conclusions as well as recommendations for curbside recycling in Manhattan. A recycling rate for various materials was also calculated as a separate
project but is also included in the report.
Discuss grant workshop and
grant round #9 deadline of May 1 - Monty Wedel explained that probably
the last round for KDHE grants will be coming up May 1. A grant workshop for
this grant round will be coming up in Manhattan on February 9. Anyone
interested in attending should contact Monty Wedel or Julie Winter for
Discuss attendance at
Recycling and Composting Works Conference - Monty Wedel stated that
the County would again fund any member that wished to attend this conference.
If anyone is interested, they should contact Julie Winter.
Earth Day activities – Richard Nelson
volunteered to coordinate the Earth Day activities for this year.
Next meeting – Scheduled for February 24, 2000
at 6:30 at the Riley County Office Building. The entire meeting will be
devoted to reviewing the proposed updates to the Solid Waste Management Plan.