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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Tuesday, 20 February 1996 Riley County Office Building
7:00 P.M. Second Floor Meeting Room
Members Present: Ernest Jordan, Betty Book, Jerry Ericson, Roger Kvasnicka, Dan Harden, Jan Garton, Minessa Mesic, Dennis Peterson, Bob Rogers, Sr., Judy Willingham,
Fran Zerby, Chris Hansen, Larry Ness, John Ott, David Bollman, Monty Wedel, Mike Brodersen, Karen McCulloh.
Others Present: Abou Durar
Members Absent: Deanna Brummet, John Hunt, Alan Ladd, Howard Wilson, Ed Kriebs, Damian Schmidt, Phyllis Epps, Bruce McCallum, Steve Galitzer
Staff Present: Ann Feyerharm, Julie Winter
The meeting was called to order by Jan Garton, Chair and introductions were made.
1. Minutes of previous meeting.
A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes of 10 January 1996 as distributed. Motion carried unanimously. Jan Garton, Chair, requested that the minutes be sent out to the committee members a little sooner.
2. Riley County Solid Waste Cost Data
Dan Harden handed out the Riley County Solid Waste financial report to each member showing income and expenses over the past 25 months and gave a brief overview of the financial status of the Solid Waste Fund. Harden told the committee that detailed breakdowns of all categories (e.g., Household Hazardous Waste, Composting, Recycling, Planning & Promotion, etc.) are available to them upon request.
Harden advised the committee that they could allow for approximately $80,000 of the Solid Waste Fund resources.
MINUTES - S.W.M.C.
20 February 1996
3. Review and approve Chapters 1-3 as revised.
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION
Wedel noted the only change requested by the Foerster Review was to change Authorization/Legislation - Kansas Solid Waste Management act of 1970, K.S.A. 65-3406 to K.S.A. 65-3405. A motion was made and seconded to adopt Chapter 1 as revised. Motion carried unanimously.
CHAPTER 2 - EXISTING SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
The Foerster Review is in question of the regional study performed in 1989 by Franklin Associates, the review states that Franklin has used national figures instead of regional ones. Wedel disagrees and says the report percentages are indicative to regional figures and feels the committee has an argument.
Garton commented that she would like to see added to the Waste Generation section previous percentages along with the updated ones. This would allow the community to indicate which way the trend is moving. Wedel suggested that a table or graph be inserted to help show the trend.
In the Waste Generation section a change was made in the waste generation rate per capita from 4.38 pounds per person per day to 4.6 pounds per person per day.
A suggestion was made for Wedel to update the estimated population of Riley County in order to arrive at this figure he asked Larry Ness to get him the current population of Ft. Riley. Ness in turn requested Ft. Riley’s average “tonnage-in” per day, which is currently 29.4 tons per day.
In the WASTE DISPOSAL METHODS section, paragraph 2, the first sentence should be changed to read, “Waste placed in sanitary landfills is....”, also the grammar on page 1, paragraph 2, “the last three years,“ should be changed to read “For the last three years”. The word “Occasionally” should be deleted from the fourth paragraph of the WASTE DISPOSAL METHODS.
Minesa Mesic suggested that the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center section include the blurb, “Refer to Chapter 9” for additional information on Household Hazardous Waste.
The Leonardville yard waste permitted site needs to be added to the plan. The site is located southeast of Leonardville and allows for the disposal of trees, shrubs, brush and leaves, no grass clippings. The permit allows burning for disposal.
Mesic indicated that the sentence in paragraph 2 of CURRENT SOLID WASTE PLANNING STATUS that reads, “This includes numerous meetings....” be changed to “This included numerous meetings....”
Garton suggested that Chapter 2 be tabled until all revisions are made.
CHAPTER 3 - PROGRAM GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICES
No revisions were made to this chapter. A motion was made and seconded to accept Chapter 3 as non-revised. Motion carried unanimously.
4. Discuss revisions of Chapter 4 - Waste Reduction
McCulloh suggested that another survey be done, a repeat of the 1989 survey which was performed by Franklin Associates. Mesic inquired as to the possibility of using the first survey as the baseline. Garton felt this could be done by using the same procedures. Wedel suggested that maybe K-State would be interested in performing the survey. Wedel also thought that a grant could be acquired to help with expenses. Betty Book told the committee that the results wanted could probably be obtained from one truck of trash.
After a lengthy discussion a decision was made to move Education to a chapter of its own in the plan.
Wedded asked that each member of the committee submit to him one Waste Reduction idea by March 1, 1996. This would either be in the form of a policy that the committee would adopt or an action statement. And also included in this assignment, each member should write down any modifications that are needed in this chapter.
The next meeting will include revisions to Chapter 2 and Chapter 4 with a discussion on Chapter 5 - Recycling.
5. Discuss revisions of Table of Contents
The committee decided to add the following chapters to the plan:
Chapter 4 - Education
Chapter 9 - Household Hazardous Waste
Also an Appendix should be added.
6. Update on tire recycling program
Ann Feyerharm told the committee that the Fish and Game Waste Tire Recycling program was no longer an option. They have discontinued their program until the need arises again.
A Waste Tire Disposal Plan was handed out to each committee member and a brief . overview of the plan was given. Garton suggested that staff check into how Leonardville and some of the other cities in the county are dealing with the waste tire problem and if there is a need for help from the county. Ernie Jordan offered to talk to some of the stations up north to see what their feelings are.
Wedel told the committee about Shilling Asphalt exploring the idea of rubberized asphalt, a process of powdered rubber integrated into a mix with fly ash. Wedel suggested that maybe some Riley County roads might be candidates for this study along with students from K-State to perform the study. This project could possibly funded with grant money. Wedel told the committee he would have additional information for the next meeting.
7. Set date and time for next meeting/Adjourn
Wedel requested that the meetings be changed to the 4th Tuesday of each month. The next meeting, however, will be the third Tuesday 19 March 1996, 7:00 P.M. due to scheduling conflicts. The next meeting after that will be the 4th Tuesday 23 April 1996. 7:00 P.M.
8. ADDITIONAL ITEM - HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE
Dennis Peterson, Weed Director, asked the committee to assist him with the relocation of the Household Hazardous Waste operation. Garton felt the committee should formally address the commission to appoint the S.W.M.C. Committee or form another committee to oversee this request. Garton will submit a letter to the Board of County Commissioners requesting this appointment.
The meeting was adjourned.