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MINUTES

 

RILEY COUNTY

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 27, 1997                                                           Riley County Office Building

7:00 P.M.                                                                                 Commission Meeting Room

 

 

Members Present:  Burke Bayer, David Bollman, William Clark, William Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Roger Kvasnicka, John Ott, Monty Wedel, Judy Willingham, Van Withee, Fran Zerby

 

Others Present:  Richard Nelson, Karen McCulloh, Jason Jon Schmidt

 

Members Absent:  Betty Book, Dianne Brummet, Phyllis Epps, Jerry Ericson, Dan Harden, John Hunt, Ernest Jordan, Edmund Kriebs, Alan Ladd, Bruce McCallum, Gary Naughton, Bob Newsome, Dennis Peterson, Bob Rogers, Damian Schmidt, Karen Visser, Howard Wilson

 

AGENDA

 

1.         Roll Call - The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Chairman Steve Galitzer.  A        sign-in sheet was distributed for an attendance roster.

 

2.         Minutes of Previous Meeting - The minutes of  the 8 April 1997 meeting were   approved as distributed.

 

3.         Waste Fair - Karen McCulloh reported on the Waste Fair that was held at the Mall on 19 April 1997.  McCulloh felt that everything went rather well and was very pleased with the response of  the various entities that participated.  There were a total of 10 tables each displaying a variety of  recycled items and educational brochures.  Steve Galitzer would like to see the Waste Fair continued.  A suggestion was made to start preparing for the event in late January.  Galitzer extended a thank you on behalf of the Committee to Karen and all the volunteers who donated their time on the Waste Fair.

 

McCulloh mentioned that several people approached her at the Waste Fair concerning the possibility of  Howie’s extending their hours to help accommodate the working public.  Wedel and Galitzer will meet with Howard Wilson to see if this is a possibility.

 

 

4.         RecycCo Proposal - Jason Jon Schmidt, RecycCo, introduced himself  to the Committee.  A RecycCo brochure was distributed to each member.   Mr. Schmidt gave a brief overview of his Curbside Recycling Service, stating that he has a total of 75 customers in the Manhattan/Junction City area with the hope of expanding his clientele to 300.  In order to expand his business Schmidt told the committee he would need some financial assistance from Riley County.  With this financial support he could lease a local warehouse (presently has a warehouse 30 miles away in Chapman) to sort the recyclables and a forklift to load/unload the trailers.  The committee unanimously supported Mr. Schmidt’s concept and encouraged him to continue even though they felt at this time they were not in a position to help financially. 

 

Galitzer made a recommendation on behalf of the Committee that Mr. Schmidt should develop a business plan working with a small business group, and encouraged him to approach the Economic Development task force through the City of  Manhattan, and to report back to this committee.  He stated that it is the  recommendation of this committee to give Mr. Schmidt advise with no financial help at this time.  Motion moved and seconded. Carried unanimously.

 

            Galitzer thanked Mr. Schmidt on behalf of the Committee.              

 

5.         Grants - Richard Nelson, KSU, told the Committee that he submitted the Wood Waste to Energy grant proposal to KDHE on 16 May 1997.  Nelson stated that he already had the required percent of matching funds and will not need financial help from Riley County.  Wedel told the Committee that since Nelson had his matching funds the SWMC could add an additional $20,000 to Education and $10,000 to the Waste Audit with a total of $15,000 in matching funds.     

 

A recommendation was made to attach an addendum to the Wood Waste to Energy Grant to add an additional $40,000 for the Waste Stream Characteristics Study.  Total Grant $71,500.00.  Motion moved and seconded.  Carried unanimously 

 

 

            A recommendation was made to add an additional $20,000 to the         Education/Awareness Campaign and $10,000 to the Waste Audits. Total Grant         $60,000.00.  Motion moved and seconded.  Carried unanimously.

 

Wedel told the Committee that Beth Carreno, KDHE, reviewed the Solid Waste Management Plan and reported that there were only minor changes.  A letter will be coming soon.

 

6.         The next meeting of the SWMC will be June 17, 1997 at 7:00 P.M.  The meeting was adjourned.