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                                                               RILEY COUNTY

                                  SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE



Thursday, April 15, 1999                                                    Riley County Office Building

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


Members Present:   Burke Bayers, William Clark, Steve Galitzer, Roger Kvasnicka, Diane Stoddard, Howard Wilson


Members Absent:    David Bowman, Betty Book, Dianne Brummet, William Eberle, Phyllis Epps, Jerry Ericson, Dan Harden, David Horn, Ernest Jordan, Joe Kitterman, Edmund Kriebs Alan Ladd, Bob Newsome, Dennis Peterson, Lakshmi Reddi,  Damian Schmidt, Karen Visser, Jean Waters, Monty Wedel, Judy Willingham, Van Withee, John Woods and Fran Zerby


Others Present:        Julie Winter, Staff




1.                  Roll Call - The meeting was called to order at 7:05 by Chairman Steve Galitzer.  An attendance sheet was distributed.


2.                  Approve the minutes of the previous meeting – The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as distributed.


3.                  Update on Waste Characterization Study – Tabled until next meeting


4.                  Update on KDHE solid waste implementation grant and KSU recycling program


Additional Grants:

Galitzer announced there were no grant applications submitted before the April 15 deadline. 


            KDHE solid waste implementation grant #7:

Galitzer discussed the modification to the $14,000 grant, to include a smaller flatbed trailer for the purpose of maneuvering on sidewalks.  This modification will make collecting cardboard easier for the staff.



KSU Recycling Program:

Recycling containers are being distributed around campus.  KSU is in the process of installing a baler in steel shed located at the bull barns.   Recycled materials will be stored at the bull barns, baled and then hauled to Howie’s.





SWMC – Minutes

April 15, 1999

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5.                  Update on Earth Day activities – Diane Stoddard gave the committee a brief overview of the scheduled events at the Zoo on April 17, 1999 and at Howie’s on April 24, 1999.   A volunteer sign-up sheet for was passed around the table.   Galizter asked that Monty Wedel attend the BOCC press conference on Monday, April 19, 1999  to inform the public of the Proclamation signed by various county, city and Fort Riley officials.  Letters have been mailed to everyone for the “Clean Your Files” competition. 


6.                  Review process for update of Solid Waste Management Plan – Send note to each subcommittee asking them to review their section and make changes as needed to the Solid Waste Management Plan.  Galitzer noted that the Grant and HHW sections need updates.


7.         Additional Business -  Galitzer would like a survey mailed to each member asking what nights/weeks are best to meet and if they are interested in remaining on the committee.  Results will be available at the next meeting.


8.         Set date and time for next meeting/Adjourn – No date and time set.  Will notify members at a later date.