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Thursday, 18 March 1999                                                                 Riley County Office Building

7:00 P.M.                                                                                                              2nd Floor Conference Room


Members Present:  Burke Bayer, William Clark, William Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Joe Kitterman, Roger Kvasnicka, Bob Newsome, Diane Stoddard, Judy Willingham, John Woods


Members Absent:  David Bollman, Betty Book, Dianne Brummet, Phylis Epps, Jerry Ericson, Dan Harden, David Horn, Ernest Jordan, Edmund Kriebs, Alan Ladd, Dennis Peterson, Lakshmi Reddi, Damian Schmidt, Karen Visser, Jean Waters, Monty Wedel, Howard Wilson, Van Withee, Fran Zerby





Roll Call – The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steve Galitzer.  An attendance sheet was passed around.


Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting –   The minutes of the previous meeting were not available.



Discuss Earth Day Activities –   Judy Willingham passed around booth volunteer sign-up sheets for the Sunset Zoo Earth Day activities to be held on 17 April 1999, and Recycling Rewards at Howie’s on the 24 April 1999. 


Diane Stoddard, Earth Day sub-committee member is working on the proclamation.  The official proclamation will be at 10:00 a.m., April 15, 1999, Bldg 500 Headquarters, Fort Riley, Kansas.  Diane will coordinate with Bob Newsome, Riley County Commissioner to appoint a representative from Riley County to attend the proclamation. 


Judy Willingham discussed the following Earth Week events with the committee.




“Clean Your Files Week” – April 19-24 – Riley County, City of Manhattan and KSU will    participate.


            Earth Day Enviro Fair & Human Health Expo – April 17, 1999 Sunset Zoo 10-5:30


Recycling Rewards – April 24, 1999, Howie’s Recycling 8 – noon, Free Coffee for those who bring their own cups, other prizes available.


Diane Stoddard is working on flyers to be distributed through out the county for these events.



Other business – Steve Galitzer, Judy Willingham, John Woods and William Clark attended the Recycling & Composting Works! Conference held on March 16, 17 and 18th in Lindsborg, Kansas. Each member gave a brief overview.  The only disappointment was that nobody from the glass industry was represented at the conference.  Steve told the members that the Wilson’s (owners of Howie’s Recycling)  were recongized at the conference for their efforts in Recycling and thought it would be nice if Riley County would also express their gratitude to the Wilson’s for the great job they are doing.


A brief discussion followed on how to spend the $14,000 grant money from KDHE, no final decision was made.


Set date and time for next meeting/adjourn -  The next meeting will be April 15, 1999 at 7:00, 2ndFloor Conference Room, Riley County Office Building, 110 Courthouse Plaza.