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Tuesday, May 26, 1998 Riley County Office Building
7:00 P.M. 2nd
Floor Conference Room
Members Present: Burke Bayer, William Clark, William Eberle, Steve
Galitzer, Dan Harden, Roger Kvasnicka, Dennis Peterson, Lakshmi Reddi, Jean
Waters, Monty Wedel, Howard Wilson, Van Withee, Fran Zerby
Others Present: Chuck Williams, Rod Meredith, Charly Pottroff, Janet
Parrish, Karen McCulloh
Members Absent: David Bollman, Betty Book, Dianne Brummet, Phylis
Epps, Jerry Ericson, David Horn, Ernest Jordan, Edmund Kriebs, Damian Schmidt,
Karen Visser, Judy Willingham
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steve
Galitzer. An attendance sheet was distributed.
Approve Minutes of Previous
Meeting – Fran Zerby moved that
the January 27, 1998 minutes be approved as distributed. William Eberle
seconded. Motion Carried.
Update Memberships and
Committees - Lakshmi Reddi, City
of Manhattan Representive, was introduced and welcomed to the committee. The
floor was opened for nominations to fill the 4 vacant positions on the
committee. These include representatives for the following:
of Riley – 1 vacancy
Industry – 1 vacancy
Members – 2 vacancies
were no nominations brought to the table.
Update on Solid Waste
Management Plan revisions – The
only revisions to be made to the SWMC plan are minor. When plan is ready for a
public hearing the committee asked that a draft be placed at the Manhattan
Minutes – SWMC
May 26, 1998
Fairmont Battery Clean-up – Monty Wedel updated the committee on the Fairmont
Battery clean-up. Wedel reported that the battery casings are in the process
of being excavated and removed to an off site landfill and the contaminated
area is being treated. It was determined that if the battery casings were left
on site the expenses for monitoring goundwater would be too extensive.
Plastics Subsidy – Howard Wilson presented the current market value of
plastics to the committee, they are as follows:
12 cents PET
cents #2 colored
The committee decided to go with the
same compensation as written in the contract dated December 16, 1996, A.2.a –
A.2.c. Jean Waters moved to authorize the county to proceed with the same
contract as last year. William Eberle seconded. Discussion followed.
1997 Plastics Contract
A.2.a - County shall pay contractor the
difference between the Net Price Received (NPR) (market price less transportation
costs (and $.20 per pound for the disposal of the first 80,000 pounds of
plastics sold. In no event shall the subsidy exceed $.20 per pound. When the
Contractor sells over 80,000 pounds, the subsidy shall be as follows: Next
30,000 lbs. – ($.18/lb – NPR); Next 30,000 lbs – ($.16/lb – NPR); Next 30,000
lbs. – ($.14/lb – NPR); All remaining volumes – ($.13/lb – NPR). Payment will
be made after the receipt by County of verified freight tickets and disposal
A.2.b – Contractor will keep records
showing the weight of Plastics shipped and the income received from the sale
thereof. He shall also keep a record of all out-of- county Plastics received including the place of origin. County shall have a right to examine these
records at reasonable time insofar as they relate to compliance with this
A.2.c – Total compensation paid to
contractor for disposal of plastics shall not exceed $15,000.00 during calendar
year of ______ without written authority of the County.
It was moved and seconded to proceed
with the earlier motion for 1998. Motion carried.
William Eberle moved to place the
plastic subsidy into the 1999 Solid Waste Budget. William Clark seconded.
Street Sweepings – Rod Meredith gave a brief report on the
status of the Street Sweepings located at the Riley County Solid Waste
Facility. Associated Environmental recently tested samples from the sweeping
pile. Once the sampling results have been received and analyzed a report will
be prepared for the next meeting. If the test results come back okay Riley
County may backfill the barrow pit west of the tree pile at the solid waste
facility. Meredith told the committee that the current windrow system has six
years of storage capacity.
Meredith reported that
compost is being used to supplement soil on the landfill
cap to help with grass
cover. If the compost were not utilized in this manner Riley Co. would have
the expense of fertilizer.
New Business – RAB (Restoration Advisory Board) Ft. Riley,
proposed a joint meeting. This will be discussed in further detail at the next
9. Set Date and Time for Next Meeting
– The next meeting of the SWMC will be Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 7:00 P.M.
The meeting was adjourned.