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
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
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
14 September 2000
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:
Galitzer/John Woods – Add KSU Programs
Willingham – Curbside Recycling Survey
Wedel – Waste Table
Eberle – KSU Composting
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.