Thursday, June 12, 2003 Riley County Courthouse Plaza East
7:00 P.M. Conference
Members Present: William Clark, William Eberle, Steve
Galitzer, Deb Porter, Judy Willingham, Van Withee and Monty Wedel,
Members Absent: Gerald Baer, David Bollman, Betty
Book, Kelly Briggs, Phyllis Epps, Jerry Ericson, Dan Harden , Joe Kitterman,
Edmund Kriebs, Alan Ladd, Karen McCulloh, Vicki McDonald, Taylor Miller, Bob
Newsome, Dennis Peterson, Barb Sanner, Chuck Williams, Howard Wilson and Fran
The sign-in sheet was completed. There were no introductions.
Approve the minutes of the
previous meeting The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as
presented with the correction of the misspelling of “Kvasnicka”.
Update on Solid Waste
Budget Monty Wedel reported that the fee increase went into effect on
June 1. This should help the revenue situation slightly. At this point, there
is no change in the revenue shortfall situation. The cash flow each month
continues to be very tight.
Update on Bayer
Construction CD Landfill Monty Wedel reported that Bayer had received
their permit from KDHE and were officially open for operation.
New Business Judy
Willingham wanted the committee to explore further the issue of a volume-based
pricing structure in the community. She suggested that we approach the City
about requiring haulers to offer that option as part of their license to
operate. After some discussion, the consensus decision was to take more of an
educational approach at this time. Judy will conduct an informal survey of the
various pricing structures available in the community. We will then use that
information to create public awareness about the options available to consumers
and encourage consumers to act on that knowledge.
Judy also brought up the issue of
how to use glass locally to create a market. One suggestion was to use it as
an aggregate in road surfaces or other similar uses. Bill Eberle was aware of
some studies along these lines and will do some more research on the subject
and will report back to the committee.
Worksession on 5-year
update of Solid Waste Management Plan Monty Wedel led the group
through the remaining sections of the KDHE worksheet for the update. The
remaining task is to review the Action/Policy sheets in the Plan. This task
will be completed at the next meeting.
Next meeting Next meeting was scheduled for
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 7:00 in the Second Floor Room of the Riley County Office Building.