East Central Solid Waste Commission
Commission’s Office – Mora, MN
August 11, 2014
The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on Monday, August 11, 2014 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 Kim Smith, Mille Lacs County Commissioner Phil Peterson, Pine County Commissioner Steve Hallan and Isanti County Commissioner George Larson.
Advisory member present – Executive Director Janelle Troupe.
Others also present at the meeting included: Trina Bergloff of Isanti County, Bruce Rehwaldt of Foth Companies, Dick Roesler of Arthur Township and Dave Noga of Kanabec County.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
All present said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Director Troupe added Hauler Rebate and the EPG bill to the Claims.
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the Agenda, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
MEETING MINUTES FOR BOARD MEETINGS JULY 14, 2014
Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the Meeting Minutes July 14, 2014, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe reported that the Hauler Rebate should be on the Claims List and the EPG bill is $1738.17.
Commissioner Smith moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims, Additional Claims List, Hauler Rebate and the EPG bill, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor of paying the Claims List ($187,698.77), Paid Claims List ($91,704.42), Additional Claims List ($17,993.53), Hauler Rebate ($203,333.02) and the EPG bill ($1738.17), all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Mr. Dick Roesler commented on the odor that he noticed this morning.
Mr. Dave Noga asked about the fourth wellhead.
JUNE 2014 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Director Troupe reported for the month ended June 30, 2014 ECSWC realized a net income on an accrual basis of $64,975.50. On a cash flow basis for June there is a decrease in cash of $24,329.88. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $829,231. Jan-June accrual net income has been $399,643 and cash has increased $319,804.
Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host facility fund total $3,703,753.50.
Funds are invested as follows:
The money market checking account at Kanabec Bank earns .35%., $902,277 – 37 month CD at 1.10% and remaining 3 CDs at .61%. There is an increase in tonnage 1,670 tons from 2013 or 3.3%.
Director Troupe responded to the question that Commissioner Ellis had from the July meeting about the asterisk that was by the Retained Earnings on the financial statement. It is a Quickbooks default and has been corrected.
Commissioner Smith moved to approve the June 2014 Financial Statement, second by Commissioner Hallan all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Rolling Hills Landfill in Wright County EIS Public Notice
Director Troupe reported that ECSWC needs to submit a letter to provide comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) of a proposed expansion of the Rolling Hills Landfill located near Buffalo, MN in Wright County.
The letters need to be submitted as a group, East Central Solid Waste Commission, and also each County individually. Deadline for comment submittal is August 29, 2014.
Commissioner Peterson moved to approve each of the five counties to submit a letter, second by Commissioner Smith, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT
Director Troupe reported that advertising would be done showing ECSWC prices and the week long appliance-recycling event for the week of August 18-23.
Director Troupe reported that the quote for the trailer floor parts is $12,693.09. Labor would be another $2,000. A new trailer will be put in the budget for next year.
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the repairs on the trailer not to exceed $15,000, second by Commissioner Larson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Fence for Cambridge
Director Troupe reported that Transfer Station rules state that we are to have Access Control Structures such as a gate. She received quotes from Deutschlander Fencing and Town and Country.
Commissioner Larson moved to approve the Cambridge Transfer Station fence not to exceed $20,000, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe reported that there is a new engine in the Bomag and the MCIT dividend is $19,718.
None at this time.
SEPTEMBER MEETING DATE
The September Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Commission Office.
Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Hallan moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 a.m., second by Commissioner Smith, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).