East Central Solid Waste Commission
Commission’s Office, Mora, MN
August 14, 2023
The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on July 10, 2023 at East Central Solid Waste Commission Main Office, Mora, MN. Chairman Greene called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.
Members present at the meeting included: Chisago County Commissioner Richard Greene, Isanti County Commissioner Bill Berg, Kanabec County Commissioner Alison Holland, Mille Lacs County Commissioner Phil Peterson and Pine County Commissioner Steve Hallan via speaker phone.
Advisory Member Present – Executive Director Janelle Troupe.
Others present at the meeting included: Assistant Director John Kellas, ECSWC, Cami Van Able, Foth, Gene Kramer, Arthur Township, Lisa Thibodeau, Chisago County, Tracy Emerson, ECSWC.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
All present said the Pledge of Allegiance
Addition to the Agenda – Additional claims came in this morning that will need to be approved to pay before the next meeting, MN Valley Testing Labs
Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the agenda and the addition to the agenda second by Commissioner Berg, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
MEETING MINUTES FOR BOARD MEETING July 10, 2023
Commissioner Holland moved to approve the Meeting Minutes July 10, 2023 second by Commissioner Berg, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims List, the Additional Claims List, Hauler rebate, additional approved to pay before the meeting second by Commissioner Berg all in favor of paying the Claims List 54 items ($249,219.32), the additional claims 9 items ($8,160.72), the Paid Claims List 11 items ($455,465.36), Payroll 13 items ($135,221.87), all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
JUNE 2023 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
For month ended June 30, 2023 the ECSWC realized a net income on an accrual basis of $184,553. On a cash flow basis for the month of June there is an increase in cash of $421,640. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $4,093,236.
Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency and host facility fund total $7,126,194.
Commissioner Holland moved to approve the June 30, 2023 Financial Statements second by Commissioner Berg, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
There were terrible lightning strikes at the landfill on Thursday, July 27. It hit us multiple times in the office with the surge protector saving us as it hit. We lost phones temporarily because they are internet phones. We did lose one computer but we had a replacement.
Both the Bomag and the CAT compactor were on the landfill and were struck. Insurance claims were submitted on both. The Bomag was up and running by Monday, Ziegler is still working on the CAT.
The SMMPA engine was started again on August 2. They still are planning a complete overhaul, but while waiting on parts and other things, they will be running the current engine until it is time for the overhaul.
Sharon Rittenour, Weighmaster, is retiring after 26.5 years with the Commission. Her retirement date is Thursday, August 31 so we are planning a celebration for her at the Hinckley Transfer Station from 10 am to 12 pm, serving hotdogs and cake. Haulers have been sent invites and we posted information on the window at the Hinckley Transfer Station. Everyone is invited.
Assistant Director Kellas and Cami from Foth are working on upgrading our gas well system with removing some old wells and adding additional wells to improve the gas system. The new wells and gas pipe lines will hopefully be running by end of year this year.
Lisa Thibodeau stated the new recycling center at the HHW facility in Chisago County is going great. Stated we should look into something similar at the Cambridge Transfer Station site for recycling in Isanti County.
SEPTEMBER MEETING DATE
The September Meeting is scheduled for Monday September 11, 2023 at 9:00 am at the ECSWC main office in Mora.
Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Berg moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 am second by Commissioner Hallan all in favor, motion carried (5-0).