Thursday, September 18, 2003 Riley County Office Building
7:00 P.M. 2nd
Floor Conference Room
Members Present: Betty Book, William Clark, William
Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Alan Ladd, Richard Miller, Dennis Peterson, Monty
Wedel, Paul Werle, Judy Willingham, Howard Wilson and John Woods
Others Present: Julie Winter, Staff
Members Absent: Gerald Baer, David Bollman, Kelly
Briggs, Phyllis Epps, Jerry Ericson, Leon Hobson, Joe Kitterman, Karen
McCulloh, Vicki McDonald, Taylor Miller, Bob Newsome, Deb Porter, Barb Sanner,
Chuck Williams. Van Withee and Fran Zerby.
The sign-in sheet was completed. Paul Werle & Richard Miller were
introduced as new members. Mr. Werle will represent the City of Ogden and Mr. Miller will represent the unincorporated area of Riley County.
Approve the minutes of the
previous meeting The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as
Update on Solid Waste Budget
Monty Wedel reported that there is no change in the revenue shortfall situation
and that staff is working on a solution. The cash flow each month continues to
be very tight.
Distribution Julie Winter asked the committee for some help in
distributing the 2003-2004 Flint Hills Recycling Directories. The original
plan was to insert 14,000 directories into the Sunday edition of the Manhattan
Mercury, however with the current cash situation the solid waste fund is unable
to pay for this expense. Committee members presented many suggestions for
Julie to explore. Utilizing the Boy Scouts seemed to be very favorable among
the members. Several members took a box of directories with them to
distribute to various groups and businesses.
Discuss Charging for Trees Leon
Hobson was unable to attend. This item was tabled and will be presented at the
next SWMC meeting in October.
Results of Waste Hauler
Charges Survey Judy Willingham presented the results of her survey to
the committee. See Survey Sheet attached. Monty asked that staff place the
“Pay as you Go” information onto the Riley County Web Site/Recycling Page.
Julie will submit a draft to Judy for her approval.
Solid Waste Management Minutes
September 18, 2003
OLD BUSINESS Judy
brought up the issue of how to use glass locally to create a market. She
suggested using it as an aggregate in road surfaces or other similar uses.
Bill Eberle reported that he did some research and found that depending on how
the glass is crushed will determine what uses are available. For example, if
the glass is crushed into a rounded substance you are unable to use it as a
road aggregate but could be utilized as reflective material for roads. The
cost to purchase a crusher is around $100,000. Monty told the committee that
the State of Kansas will most likely not have another round of grant money.
Worksession on 5-year
update of Solid Waste Management Plan Monty Wedel led the group
through the Action/Policy sheets in the Plan. Corrections were made and the
plan is now complete and ready for the approval of the Board of County
Commissioners. A motion was made to send the updated Solid Waste Management
Plan to the Board of County Commissioners for their approval and signatures. Dennis
so moved and Judy seconded. The motion was carried unanimously.
Next meeting Next meeting was scheduled for
Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 7:00 in the Second Floor Room of the Riley County