April 11, 2022 Minutes 2022

East Central Solid Waste Commission

Commission’s Office, Mora MN

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

April 11, 2022

 

The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on April 11, 2022 at East Central Solid Waste Commission Main Office, Mora, MN.  Chairman Greene called the meeting to order at 9:00am.

 

Members present at the meeting included: Chisago County Commissioner Richard Greene, Isanti County Commissioner Dave Oslund, Kanabec County Commissioner Dennis McNally, Mille Lacs County Commissioner Phil Peterson, and Pine County Commissioner Steve Hallan.

 

Advisory Member Present – Executive Director Janelle Troupe.

 

Others also present at the meeting included: Bruce Rehwaldt from Foth, Gene Kramer from Arthur Township, Tracy Emerson from ECSWC.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

All present said the Pledge of Allegiance

 

AGENDA APPROVAL

 

Additions to Agenda – Director Troupe had two additional claims that needed to be approved, Afterlife Electronic Recycling for $1,025.00 and the Visa bill for $1,315.95

 

Commissioner Hallan moved to approved the Agenda and the additions, second by Commissioner McNally. All in favor, motion carried (5-0)

 

MEETING MINUTES FOR BOARD MEETING March 14, 2022

 

Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the Meeting Minutes March 14, 2022 second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0)

 

Commissioner McNally requested a change to the wording in the March 14, 2022 minutes regarding the Monday Holiday weekend, having the Saturday before the Monday holiday off.

 

Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the revision to the Meeting Minutes March 14, 2022 second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0)

 

 

 

 

CLAIMS

 

Commissioner McNally asked why a high trailer repair bill when we purchased a tool to fix trailers? Director Troupe explained that we purchased the tool to fix the trailers ourselves when we realized the bill was mostly labor cost.

 

Commissioner McNally questioned the Ziegler bill, Director Troupe explained all the charges and what they were for.

 

 

Commissioner Oslund moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims List, the Additional Claims List, second by Commissioner McNally all in favor of paying the Claims List 50 items ($233,167.06), the Paid Claims List 7 items ($86,990.77), Payroll 18 items ($167,882.64), all in favor, motion carried (5-0)

 

 

FEBRUARY 2022 FINANCIAL STATEMENT

 

Director Troupe reported for the month ended February 28, 2022 ECSWC realized a net loss on an accrual basis of $49,738. On a cash flow basis, for the month of February, there is a decrease in cash of $18,573. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $4,583,964.

 

Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host facility fund total $5,467,228.

 

Commissioner Hallan asked where we stand compared to the other landfills in the state. Director Troupe stated we are comparable with the other landfills.

 

Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the February 2022 Financial Statement, second by Commissioner Oslund all in favor, motion carried (5-0)

 

Cambridge Scale

 

The scale in Cambridge is still the original scale.  We replaced both Mora and Hinckley a few years ago.  We discussed a new scale last year for Cambridge but Kennedy Scales advised against because of shortages.  They are saying now they can get us a new scale in July.

 

We found a hole in the deck that we have covered with a steel plate.  I don’t believe that it would pass inspection at this point so it is time to replace.  If we get this ordered now, it can be installed in July.

 

We will use the second scale during this time of construction.  The second scale is currently used for weighing ECSWC loads.

 

The price on a Kennedy Scale is $85,540.  The last scale was $78,900 in 2020.

 

We are requesting approval to purchase the new scale for Cambridge.

 

Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the purchase of a new scale in Cambridge, second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0)

 

MAY MEETING DATE

 

The May Meeting is scheduled for Monday May 9, 2022 at 9:00 am at the ECSWC Main Office.

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Commissioner McNally moved to go back to open meeting, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0) Session closed at 9:28 AM

 

Commissioner Hallan motioned to open the Assistant Director Interviews, second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0) at 10:00am

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Peterson moved to adjourn the meeting at 12:00 PM, second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0)

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Tracy Emerson

 

 

 

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