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WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
7:00 P.M. 2nd Floor
Members Present: Burke Bayer, David Bollman, Betty Book,
William Clark, William Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Dan Harden, Roger Kvasnicka, Bob
Newsome, Jean Waters, Monty Wedel, Judy Willingham, Van Withee, Fran Zerby.
Phyllis Epps, Jerry
Ericson, David Horn, Ernest Jordan, Joe Kitterman, Edmund Kriebs, Alan Ladd,
Dennis Peterson, Diane Stoddard, Howard Wilson, John Woods.
Others Present: Craig Miller, Howie’s Recycling,
Barb Sanner, Sanner Sanitation, Karen McCulloh, City Commission Appointee,
Julie Winter, Staff
Roll Call - Chairman Steve Galitzer called the meeting
to order at 7:00. An attendance sheet was distributed.
minutes of the previous meeting
– The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as distributed.
results and update subcommittees –
Julie Winter, Staff, presented the Meeting/Date survey results to the
committee. The committee unanimously agreed to meet the 2nd
Thursday of each month.
reported to the committee that 4 members resigned from the committee as a
result of the survey. This created 4 (four) vacancies that need to be filled
as required by K.S.A. 65-3405. The vacancies include 2 (two) Manhattan City representatives, 1 (one) Riley City representative and 1 (one) unincorporated Riley County representative. Roger Kvasnicka, representative for Private Recycling or
Scrap Material Processing Industry volunteered to move to the unincorporated Riley County position. The SWMC agreed unanimously. Bob Newsome offered to find someone
to fill the Riley City vacancy. Jean Waters will notify Diane Stoddard of a
possible candidate for one of the Manhattan City positions. Julie Winter will
notify Diane Stoddard of the one Manhattan City vacancy left to fill. Newsome
asked Julie Winter to submit to the BOCC at their next meeting Barb Sanner’s
nomination to the SWMC. Mrs. Sanner, Sanner Sanitation will represent Private
Solid Waste Management Industry (not required by K.S.A. 65-3405).
SWMC subcommittees were revised and chairs were selected for each subcommittee.
1999 Solid Waste Management
Ladd, Chair Steve Galitzer, Chair
Eberle David Horn
Newsome Bob Newsome
Stoddard Dennis Peterson
Waters Jean Waters
Withee, Chair Betty Book, Chair
Bayer Steve Galitzer
Bollman David Horn
Galitzer Barb Sanner
Harden Monty Wedel
Waters, Chair Bill Eberle, Chair
Bayer William Clark
Clark Dan Harden
Galitzer Monty Wedel
Wedel Judy Willingham
subcommittee meetings for the purpose of updating Solid Waste Management Plan - Wedel told the chairs of each
subcommittee to arrange worksessions with their individual committees for the
purpose of updating the SWMC plan. Each chair was told to notify staff if they
needed assistance in making arrangements for these worksessions. Subcommittees
are to have their plans revised and ready for the next meeting.
August 19, 1999
Recycling Directory –
Julie Winter informed the SWMC that it is time to prepare the 2000 Recycling
Directory for publication. The SWMC decided they would like a new cover for
the 2000 directory and asked the Education subcommittee to come up with some
Update on Waste Characterization Study – William Eberle
summarized the final Waste Characterization study and distributed fact sheets
to each member. The study indicates that 34% of the waste going through the
transfer station can be recycled. One fourth of this waste is construction
demolition (C&D). A brief discussion followed.
Judy Willingham reported on the Recycling Survey
being conducted as part of the Waste Characterization Study. There were a
total of 2,000 surveys randomly mailed out to various areas of Riley County with approximately 400 responses received to date. Willingham will start
tabulating the survey results at the end of the week.
Business – Steve Galitzer and Jean Waters requested that staff provide
the committee with the following information: total transfer station volume in;
changes in volume; current status of transfer station bond and interest debt;
total bond revenue paid to date. Galitzer would also like staff to project
what would happen if Riley County were to lose the Fort Riley contract.
The Solid Waste Management Committee decided to
continue giving compost away at the Riley County Solid Waste Facility. It was
determined that more advertising is needed in order to continue the public
distribution process. The Education committee will need to address this issue.
The committee would like staff to check into the
possibilities of obtaining a grant for the purpose of purchasing a screen for
the compost pile. This will help produce a better product for the public.
Business – Kansas Department of Health and Environment is conducting a
pesticide roundup for oxidants during the month of October. Galitzer would
like Riley County to help advertise. Julie Winter will contact Dennis
Peterson to obtain informational brochures for distribution at the Transfer
Set date for next meeting/Adjourn – The next meeting will
be September 9, 1999.
The meeting was adjourned.