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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
19 March 1996 Riley County Office Building
P.M. Second Floor Meeting
Jordan, Howard Wilson, Jerry Ericson, John Hunt, Dennis Peterson, Edward
Kriebs, Steve Galitzer, Roger Kvasnicka, Monty Wedel, Judy Willingham, Alan
Ladd, Karen McCulloh, Fran Zerby, Phyllis Epps
Clark, Bill Eberle, Abdu Durar
Garton, Deanna Brummet, Damian Schmidt, Bruce McCallum, Dan Harden, Betty Book,
Minessa Mesic, Bob Rogers, Sr., Chris Hansen, Larry Ness, David Bollman, Mike
meeting was called to order by Steve Galitzer, Vice-Chair and introductions
call (Attendance sign-up sheet)
attendance sign-up sheet was passed around the table.
of Previous Meeting.
motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes of March 19, 1996 as
Motion carried unanimously. It was noted to correct the spelling of Abdu’s
name from Abou to Abdu.
and approve Chapter 2 as revised.
motion was made and seconded to approve Chapter 2 as revised with the only addition
being the Historic Waste Generation Rate Table and Graph. Motion
item to agenda - Update on Tire Grant
Ladd, Riley Co. Extension presented the committee with some Educational
for public awareness concerning waste tires. Some of Mr. Ladd’s ideas entail;
distribution of brochures/flyers through Welcome Wagon and various public
events like the Expo, Riley Co. Fair, etc.., Public Service Announcements on
cable TV and radio stations, Educational Videos that could be checked out from
the Riley Co. Extension office for the purpose of educating children and various
groups on waste tires.
motion was made and seconded to spend $1,000.00 from the Waste Tire Grant Funds
to produce educational flyers for the Expo and other events. Motion passed
McCulloh told the committee that she would check with the Riley County
on the possibility of her office distributing these flyers to people when
they purchase their tags. Everyone thought this was a good idea because all
vehicles registered have tires.
Ladd passed around a sign-up sheet asking for volunteers to help with the Recycling
Booth during Expo 96’ on April 13 and 14th.
discussion of revision of Chapter 4 - Waste Reduction
Monty Wedel reported that his office received only one Waste Reduction idea. Monty
was asked to come up with a policy statement and to make revisions to this chapter.
suggestion was made to bring in an intern from Kansas State to work with the Riley
County Staff on waste reduction ideas. Steve Galitizer told the committee he
would ask if someone from Gene Myer’s group would be willing to attend a meeting
and address the committee on waste reduction ideas.
McCulloh suggested that the county have a “Clean Your Files Day”. This idea
will need approval by the Board of County Commissioners. No action was taken.
asked why other Counties were allowing the distribution of compost and Riley
County was not. Steve Galiziter told Mrs. McCulloh that he would need to see
the results of the last chemical analysis completed on the compost pile and
then would give her an answer.
4 was tabled until further revisions are made.
discussion of revision of Chapter 5 - Recycling
brief discussion of recycling followed. Vice-Chair Galitzer suggested that one
whole meeting be set aside for Chapter 5 - Recycling.
Household Hazardous Waste program - Dennis Peterson
Galizter and Monty Wedel started discussion with a brief overview of the Manhattan
Urban Area Planning Board meeting held the week before. Steve Galizter
expressed his concerns that people are not well educated in the HHW area,
and therefore as a result many misconceptions on HHW are developing.
misconceptions could lead to zoning problems for HHW. Galitzer stressed that
it may be time to re-educate the public on HHW.
told the committee that plans are being made to move the HHW facility to the
new Weed Building site located 5 miles Northwest of Manhattan, with plans for
a smaller drop-off facility closer. The only problem with this scenario is that
personnel and funds are limited and both sites would require a full-time position.
A suggestion was made to place the smaller site at Howie’s and possibly train
Howard Wilson or one of his employees to handle the HHW. An arrangement with
Kansas State University is also a possibility.
date and time for next meeting/adjourn.
next S.W.M.C. Meeting will be April 23, 1996 at 7:00 P.M., Riley County Office
Building, Second Floor Meeting Room.