July 8, 2019 Minutes

East Central Solid Waste Commission
Commission’s Office – Mora, MN
July 8, 2019

The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on July 8,
2019 at the Commission Office, Mora, MN. Chairman Greene called the meeting to
order at 9:00 a.m.
Members present at the meeting included: Chisago County Commissioner Richard
Greene, Kanabec County Commissioner Dennis McNally, Pine County Commissioner
Steve Hallan, Isanti County Commissioner Dave Oslund and Mille Lacs County
Commissioner David Olsin.
Advisory Member Present – Executive Director Janelle Troupe.
Others also present at the meeting included: Bruce Rehwaldt of Foth Companies, Dick
Roesler of Arthur Township, Stu Johnson and Gerrald Nohner of ECSWC, V.J. Polkus of
Ziegler/CAT, Stephanie Reynolds of Mille Lacs County and Barbara Wilder, Recording
All present said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Director Troupe added: discuss International Truck.
Commissioner McNally moved to approve amended the Agenda, second by
Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Commissioner McNally moved to approve the Meeting Minutes June 10, 2019 second
by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Commissioner McNally requested clarification on Gary Fix & Son, Inc. for the
windshield replacement for the International truck. Isn’t there comprehensive on
insurance to cover?
Director Troupe responded that no, there is not.
Commissioner McNally moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims List, and the
Additional Claims List, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor of paying the
Claims List ($164,292.28), the Paid Claims List ($141,785.33), and the Additional
Claims List ($78,910.34), all in favor, motion carried (5-0).


Gerrald Nohner reported that the installation between the blowers and the flare should be
started today or tomorrow.
Bruce Rehwaldt reported that the flare should be up and running by the next meeting.
Director Troupe reported that at the last meeting it was requested that each Board
Member bring back comparable wage rates from their county for ECSWC job
descriptions. These job descriptions were provided at the last meeting.
Director Troupe will compile a flow chart with job descriptions and wages and bring
back to the next Board meeting.
V.J. Polkus reported that the 816 was picked up last week and the $40,000 was deposited
into ECSWC’s account. The D6 is still here. He presented information on a new Skid
Commissioner Hallan moved to purchase a new Skid Steer with the $40,000, second by
Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe reported for the month ended May 31, 2019 ECSWC realized a net
income on an accrual basis of $185,150.01. On a cash flow basis for the month of May
there is an increase in cash of $51,537.28. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays
at the end of the month was $2,811,306.20.
Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host
facility fund total $3,338,334.26.
The funds are invested as follows:
The money market checking account at First Citizens National Bank earn .55%, the CDs
earn 2.0%. New CDs are 2.25%. Request permission to invest $100,000 into Magic Fund,
interest rates are good but there may be some fees. Director Troupe is also looking into
Insurance Cash Sweep that is available to governments through a local bank.
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve putting $100,000 into the Magic Fund, second
by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Tonnage has increased 6,234.86 tons year to-date over 2018 or 13%.
Commissioner Oslund moved to approve the April 2019 Financial Statement, second by
Commissioner Oslin, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).

Cambridge Transfer Station
Director Troupe reported that she received four quotes for the maintenance building at
Cambridge. The average quote is $90,000 but doesn’t include concrete, electric or
plumbing. She will check into those costs as well as spray foam insulation and bring back
to next meeting.
Director Troupe reported that she is also getting a quote on putting in a new additional
scale in Cambridge. With the congestion, it is difficult to weigh the trailers that are being
loaded and some of the commercial haulers could go through the second scale as well.
She will bring back quotes to the next meeting and in the mean time prep work can be
started. The new scale would be put into next years budget.
Director Troupe reported that we did a significant amount of hauling the Hinckley and
Cambridge loads. Patnode had a truck down for a bit. We were also able to haul leachate
for a couple of weeks. Currently we are taking some time off from hauling leachate.
Director Troupe will put into next years budget for ECSWC to do all of the hauling of
International Truck
Director Troupe reported that she received a quote for a new International truck in the
amount of $122,650. This was just for informational purposes only.
Mr. Dick Roesler asked how long the $500,000 CD’s were for.
Director Troupe responded they were for 3 years and the other one is next July.
The August Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the
Commission offices.
Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Oslin moved to adjourn
the meeting at 10:12 a.m., second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Wilder, Recording Secretary

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