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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
May 27, 1997 Riley
County Office Building
Bayer, David Bollman, William Clark, William Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Roger Kvasnicka,
John Ott, Monty Wedel, Judy Willingham, Van Withee, Fran Zerby
Richard Nelson, Karen McCulloh, Jason Jon Schmidt
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
Roll Call - The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Chairman
Steve Galitzer. A sign-in sheet was distributed for an attendance
of Previous Meeting - The minutes of the 8 April 1997 meeting were approved
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.
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
thanked Mr. Schmidt on behalf of the Committee.
- 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
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