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                                                               RILEY COUNTY

                                     SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE



Thursday, 14 September 2000                Riley County Office Building

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


Members Present: Betty Book, William Clark, William Eberle, Steve Galitzer, Dan Harden, Benjamin Jones, Joe Kitterman, Roger Kvasnicka, Karen McCulloh, Richard Nelson, Dennis Peterson, Barb Sanner, Monty Wedel, Judy Willingham, Howard Wilson, John Woods and Fran Zerby


Members Absent:   Gerald Baer, Burke Bayer, David Bollman, Phyllis Epps, Jerry Ericson, Ernest Jordan, Edmund Kriebs, Alan Ladd, Molly Lindquist, Bob Newsome, Doug Schonberner, Diane Stoddard and Van Withee.


Staff Present:  Julie Winter


Sign-in, Introductions and Welcome New Members – The sign-up sheet was passed around and signed by those present.  Benjamin Jones, City of Manhattan Representative was introduced to the committee.


Approve the minutes of the previous meeting – The minutes for the May 11, 2000 meeting were approved as distributed. 



Update on 2001 Recycling Directory – Julie Winter updated the committee on the status of the 2001 Recycling Directory.  The Education Subcommittee will assist with the revisions. Julie informed the committee that Bryan Scruggs a local Boy Scout earning his Eagle Scout distributed over 6,000 directories last year. Bryan will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the Board of County Commissioners and Steve Galitzer, Chairman SWMC.  A suggestion was made that Bryan’s Scout Troop assist with the 2001 cover. 


Karen McCulloh would like to see the directory placed on the web and offered the City’s web site.  Karen felt that by placing the directory on a web site the public would be able to obtain current information.   Julie will look into this.


Discuss REUSE Marketing and Education Seminar – Julie Winter told the committee that Steve Higgins, Planning & Development, Greg Gibson, City of Manhattan, and herself would be attending a one-day educational seminar on the 19th of September.  The seminar will be held at the Surplus Exchange in Kansas City, Missouri.  John Woods, Kansas State University expressed interest in attending.   Julie will report back to the committee.





SWMC Minutes

14 September 2000

Page 2


Update on Grant Round #9 – Steve Galitzer reported that Clyde McDonald has acquired a Solid Waste Management Planning Grant from KDHE.  With the grant funds Mr. McDonald will purchase a crusher with hoist.   Steve did not have all the grant details with him at the meeting so will report more at a later date.


Dennis Peterson reported that the Riley County Household Hazardous Waste Program received a HHW Grant from KDHE.  The grant awarded is $18,433.00 with an in kind /monetary match of  $12,290.00.  The grant will be used to purchase recycling equipment for oil and filter recycling.


Discuss Current KSU Recycling/Compost Projects – John Woods & William Eberle discussed their various projects on campus.  The recycling center at KSU is now officially located at the bull barns.  Utilizing grant funds and a donation of $5,000 from Pepsi the Recycling Center on campus has purchased a baler for plastics.  City/University funds provided the center with a forklift. 


William Eberle reported that KSU in the process of developing a hard surface-composting site that will be utilized for educational purposes.   The site will eventually be used as a training site for other entities.   Eberle is looking at completion sometime next year.  


America Recycles Day – November 15, 2000 is America Recycles Day.  Steve Galitzer suggested the Recycling Committee work with KSU for organizing events for that day.


Review Solid Waste Management Plan – Monty gave a quick update on the SWM plan.   The following members need to work on their sections of the plan and return revisions to Julie before the next meeting:

                                                Steve Galitzer/John Woods – Add KSU Programs

                                                Judy Willingham – Curbside Recycling Survey

                                                Eberle & Wedel – Waste Table

                                                William Eberle – KSU Composting

                                                Richard Nelson – Waste To Energy

                                                Dan Harden – Landfill and Transfer Station


Old Business – A short discussion took place on Curbside Recycling.  Karen McCulloh asked that the SWM Committee work with the City of Manhattan to look once again into the possibilities of a Curbside Recycling Program for the City of Manhattan.   Judy Willingham moved that the City, during their next work session put together a task force to look into the possibilities of a Curbside Recycling Program for the City of Manhattan. Bill Clark seconded, 16-0 (McCulloh abstained) Motion Carried.


Set Date and time for next meeting – The next meeting of the SWMC will be October 12, 2000 at 7:00, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Riley County Office Building


Meeting was adjourned.