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Wednesday, October 22, 1998 Riley County Office Building
7:00 P.M. 2nd
Floor Conference Room
Members Present: William Clark, William Eberle,
Steve Galitzer, Dan Harden, Roger Kvasnicka, Alan Ladd, Jean Walters, Monty
Wedel, Howard Wilson, Van Withee, John Woods, Fran Zerby
Others Present: Karen McCulloh, Janet Parrish
Members Absent: Burke Bayer, David Bollman,
Betty Book, Dianne Brummet, Phylis Epps, Jerry Ericson, David Horn, Ernest Jordan,
Edmund Kriebs, Bob Newsome, Dennis Peterson, Lakshmi Reddi, Damian Schmidt,
Diane Stoddard, Karen Visser, Judy Willingham
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order by Chairman
Steve Galitzer. An attendance sheet was passed around.
Approve Minutes of
Previous Meeting – Monty
Wedel moved that the September 23, 1998, minutes be approved as distributed.
Roger Kvasnicka seconded. Motion Carried.
Plastics Subsidy – Howie’s 1999 proposed Contract for Recycling
Services was passed around to each committee member. A brief discussion
followed. Compensation for 1999 will be proposed as follows:
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). County will make payment after receipt of verified freight
tickets and disposal receipts.
shall keep records showing the weight of Plastics shipped and the income received
from the sale thereof. Contractor shall also keep a record of the receipt of
all out-of-county Plastics, including the place of origin. County shall have a
right to examine these records at reasonable times to verify compliance with
compensation paid to Contractor for disposal of plastics shall not exceed
$15,000.00 during calendar year 1999 without written authority of County.
Monty Wedel moved that the 1999 proposed Contract for
Recycling Services be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for their
approval. Motion seconded and carried unanimously.
Steve Galitzer would like the committee members informed of
the Board of County Commissioners’ approval date for the proposed contract.
October 22, 1998
America Recycles Day – Janet Parrish told the committee that the events for America
Recycles day will be held on November 14, 1998. Displays will be set-up in Triangle Park adjacent to Aggieville. There will be a hands-on bird feeder project for
children and a table featuring information on recycling.
Stacey Meredith, KSU Student Body Representative, is
organizing a statewide Aluminum Can Recycling Challenge for state schools. Kansas State will have student volunteers collecting cans in the parking lots before and after
the Nebraska football game. All KSU proceeds from this challenge will go to
KDHE Grant – John Woods told the committee that he and
several others are in the process of compiling information for the KDHE
Implementation Grant Round #7. The grant request will consist of one
screened-in mesh type trailer for cardboard collection, one compartmentalized
trailer, recycling clusters & an educational program. The grant will be
approximately $28,000.00. The deadline for the grant application is October
William Eberle moved that
this committee recommend to the Board of County Commissioners that Riley County together with the City of Manhattan and Kansas State University apply for KDHE
Implementation Grant Round #7, to include one screened-in mesh trailer, one
compartmentalized trailer, recycling clusters and educational program. Harden
seconded. Motion carried.
Other Business – There was a brief discussion on the
recycling of paper & styrofoam on the Kansas State University Campus. The
SWMC members asked that Steve Galitzer address the concerns of this committee
at the November 5th meeting of the KSU Recycling Advisory Committee. The
committee feels that the KSU Student Union's lack of recycling paper products and
use of styrofoam products is not in compliance with the goals and objectives
set forth in the Waste Reduction section of the Solid Waste Management Plan.
The Waste Reduction Section states as follows:
reduce the volume of solid waste generated in Riley County by 30% before the
decrease the purchases of non-durable and disposable items.
increase the reuse of items as many times as possible before discarding.
increase purchases of quality items which last longer.
increase purchases of items in bulk or items which do not have unneccessary
Set date and time of
next meeting/Adjourn – The
next meeting of the SWMC will be January 28, 1999, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was