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                                                               RILEY COUNTY

                                     SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE



Thursday, January 16, 2003                                Riley County Office Building

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


Members Present: David Bollman, William Clark, William Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Dan Harden, Joe Kitterman, Alan Ladd, Monty Wedel and Chuck Williams


Members Absent:  Gerald Baer, Betty Book, Kelly Briggs, Phyllis Epps, Jerry Ericson,  Edmund Kriebs,  Roger Kvasnicka, Molly Lindquist, Karen McCulloh, Vicki McDonald, Taylor Miller, Bob Newsome, Dennis Peterson, Barb Sanner, Judy Willingham, Howard Wilson, Van Withee, John Woods and Fran Zerby.


Others Present:  Pat Briggs, Bayer Construction


Staff Present:  Julie Winter


, Introductions - ­ The sign-in sheet was distributed. 


Approve the minutes of the previous meeting - The Minutes of September 12, 2002 were approved as distributed.


Update on Solid Waste Budget - Dan Harden reported that the Solid Waste fund was in the red at the end of 2002.   Harden explained that since the Treasurer’s office closed early on the 31st of December all payments received after noon were not deposited until January 2, 2003 thus resulting in a cash flow problem.   Galitzer requested that a breakdown of the 2002 expenses be available for the next meeting.  A suggestion was made that the County increase the tipping fee from $33.00 per ton to $34.00 per ton.   A brief discussion followed. Staff will determine what effect, if any, this increase would have on the current waste flow and report back to the committee.  


Update on Bayer Construction CD Landfill -  Pat Briggs, Bayer Construction, told the committee that they (Bayer Construction) are currently waiting for a  license to operate and should be in full operation within a couple of months.  Schwab-Eaton , PA is assisting Bayer Construction in the licensing/permitting process.   The CD landfill will be available to Bayer’s roll-off business and commercial contractors only.


Update on Recycling Directory - Julie Winter reported that the 2003 & 2004 Flint Hills Recycling Directory is almost complete and will be available on the Riley County website in a week or so.  Hard copies of the directory should be available next month.


Update on Recycling Services - Howie’s plastic contract will be presented to the BOCC for renewal in February.






Solid Waste Management Committee

January 16, 2003

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Discussion regarding Solid Waste GrantsMonty reported that the State has 1.4 Million dollars available for grants and that he encourages both private and public participation.  The State will be holding several grant workshops around the State in February.  If anyone is interested in attending one of these workshops, please let Monty or Julie know.  


Discussion on the need for weighing yard waste at Transfer Station – Due to annual reports required by KDHE, the committee decided to continue weighing yard waste at the Solid Waste Facility. 


Annual Solid Waste Plan Review – Monty distributed guidelines for the Five Year Solid Waste Plan Review and asked that each member look them over and offer as much input as they can.   The committee will meet each month until the plan review is completed.



Next meeting   Next meeting is  scheduled for February 13, 2003 at 7:00 in the Second Floor Room of the Riley County Office Building. 


Meeting adjourned