East Central Solid Waste Commission
Commission’s Office – Mora, MN
August 10, 2015
The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on August 10, 2015 at the Commission Office, Mora, MN. Commissioner 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 Phil Peterson.
Advisory member present – Executive Director Janelle Troupe.
Others also present at the meeting included: Gene Kramer and Dick Roesler of Arthur Township, Lisa Thibodeau of Chisago County, Caleb Anderson of Pine County, Eric Supan and Mike Sweeney of Nuss Truck & Equipment and Barbara Wilder, Recording Secretary.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
All present said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner McNally moved to approve the amended Agenda, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe added Hauler Rebate to the Claims.
MEETING MINUTES FOR BOARD MEETING JULY 13, 2015
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the Meeting Minutes July 13, 2015, second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe added that she received an email from Ziegler. They are trying to get a compactor up here.
Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims List, Additional Claims List and the Hauler Rebate, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor of paying the Claims List ($271,171.38), Paid Claims List ($62,462.57), the Additional Claims List ($7,968.10) and the Hauler Rebate ($196,321.84), all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe reported that Chisago and Pine County received rebates because they had their HHWF contracts signed and returned. Kanabec, Isanti and Mille Lacs have not.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Director Troupe reported that Chisago and Pine County have provided answers to questions in the Draft Plan. Isanti has promised the requested information this week. Kanabec and Mille Lacs have not responded.
None at this time.
JUNE FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Director Troupe reported for the month ended June 30, 2015 ECSWC realized a net income on an accrual basis of $144,868.33. On a cash flow basis for June there is an increase in cash of $47,901; year to date cash has decreased $300,190. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $1,937,002.13.
Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host facility fund total $3,159,412.
.There is an increase in tonnage of 1,024.96 tons from 2014 or 1.9%.
Commissioner Oslund moved to approve the June 2015 Financial Statement, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Mr. Dick Roesler requested clarification on the Financial Assurance and the current interest rates.
Director Troupe reported that MPCA has signed a contract with PaintCare. East Central Solid Waste Commission will sign a contract with MPCA to be an Authorized County. PaintCare will reimburse the Aughroized Counties through the MPCA for all collected Program Products that are managed. The Counties will need to sign a contract with ECSWC to get reimbursement from PaintCare; Chisago is contracting as an amentdment to their HHW Contract with ECSWC.
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve Director Troupe to sign the Agreement between PaintCare and ECSWC and also to sign the Joint Powers Agreement with the State of Minnesota PCA, second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT
Mr. Jeff Hooper asked if there would be any reduction from the $57.57 if he brought a load of MSW (20 tons) in periodically. The Board responded – no reduction.
Estimated date of completion is September 1, 2015.
No one has been found to haul the carpet to be recycled or to complete repairs to semi-tractors at transfer stations.
None at this time.
CLOSED SESSION: Minnesota Statues 13D.05 Subd.3©Preliminary Consideration for Purchase of Bomag Compactor
Commissioner Peterson moved to close the session, second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Commissioner Peterson moved to open the session, second by Commissioner McNally, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Mr. Eric Supan and Mr. Mike Sweeney of Nuss Truck & Equipment reported that Nuss would pay half of the outstanding bill if ECSWC will purchase a new Bomag. They will send other Nuss representatives to come to a future meeting to discuss further.
SEPTEMBER MEETING DATE
The September Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Commission offices.
Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Hallan moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:40 a.m., second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).