Thursday, November 13, 2003 Riley County Office Building
7:00 P.M. 2nd
Floor Conference Room
Members Present: Kelly Briggs, William Clark,
William Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Leon Hobson, Joe Kitterman, Alan Ladd, Richard
Miller, Monty Wedel, Jeff Walters and Judy Willingham
Others Present: Julie Winter, Staff
Members Absent: Gerald Baer, David Bollman, Betty
Book, Phyllis Epps, Jerry Ericson, Karen McCulloh, Vicki McDonald, Taylor
Miller, Bob Newsome, Dennis Peterson, Deb Porter, Barb Sanner, Paul Werle,
Howard Wilson, Van Withee, John Woods and Fran Zerby.
The sign-in sheet was completed. Jeff Walters was introduced as a new
member. Mr. Walters replaces Chuck Williams and will represent the City of Manhattan.
Approve the minutes of the
previous meeting The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as
Update on Solid Waste
Budget Julie Winter reported that there is no change in the revenue
shortfall situation and that staff is working on a solution. Leon Hobson,
Director of Public Works explained why the Solid Waste fund is experiencing a
cash flow shortage each month.
Discuss Charging for Trees Leon
Hobson told the Committee that there is a need for charging for commercial yard
waste at the Riley County Transfer Station. Mr. Hobson explained how the
Wal-Mart tree removal project became very costly. The Committee agreed that
commercial yard waste haulers should pay for yard waste, however they were
concerned that there may be dumping elsewhere if a fee were implemented. No
decision was made during this meeting. Mr. Hobson will report back on what
recommendations the staff committee has for reducing costs at the Solid Waste
Worksession on 5-year
update of Solid Waste Management Plan Monty Wedel led the group
through more updates to the Solid Waste Management Plan. Steve Galitzer will
work on the additional information needed for disposing of electronic devices.
A suggestion was made to ask KDHE for guidance on how to get rid of these items
and how to educate the public on disposal opportunities.
Next meeting Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 7:00 in the Second Floor Room of the Riley County Office Building. Meeting adjourned.