MINUTES July 13, 2015

East Central Solid Waste Commission

Commission’s Office – Mora, MN


July 13, 2015

The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on July 13, 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: Bruce Rehwaldt of Foth Companies, Gene Kramer and Dick Roesler of Arthur Township, Vincent Polkus of Ziegler CAT, Lisa Thibodeau of Chisago County, Caleb Anderson of Pine County and Barbara Wilder, Recording Secretary.


All present said the Pledge of Allegiance.


Commissioner Oslund moved to approve the amended Agenda, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).

Director Troupe added: discussion about equipment during the Financial Statement and J & D Sanitation bill.


Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the Meeting Minutes June 8, 2015, second by Commissioner McNally, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).


Commissioner McNally requested clarification about Bremer Trust NA and Patnode.

Commissioner Peterson 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 ($668,683.86), Paid Claims List ($103,633.77), and the Additional Claims List ($95,318.29), all in favor, motion carried (5-0).


Mr. Gene Kramer requested two copies of the plans for the construction that was approved by the PCA. Mr. Bruce Rehwaldt will provide.

Ms. Lisa Thibodeau would like the Board to add to next month’s agenda, review and approval of the PaintCare Contract between the State and ECSWC.


Director Troupe reported for the month ended May 31, 2015 ECSWC realized a net income on an accrual basis of $118,450.31. On a cash flow basis for May there is a decrease in cash of $403,127.66. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $1,402,646.09.

Director Troupe reported that two CD’s were transferred to checking to pay for a portion of the landfill expansion.

Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host facility fund total $3,959,356.25.

.There is an increase in tonnage of 628.82 tons from 2014 or 1.4%.

Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the May 2015 Financial Statement, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).

Director Troupe reviewed the equipment and scales and upcoming needs. She will put out an RFP for contracting roll-off trucks and will bring prices back to next meeting. She will also contact Nuss to see if the transmission for the Volvo can be rebuilt.

Commissioner McNally inquired as to who does the repairs to the scales.


Mr. Vincent Polkus gave a presentation on compactors.


Solid Waste Management Plan

Director Troupe reported that the Environmental Services staff for each county has copies of Mr. Hank Fisher’s comments. Work is being done to get the information that he is requiring.


Director Troupe reported that SMMPA is saying that there is not enough adequate gas to run the engine efficiently. She and Mr. Bruce Rehwaldt will meet with SMMPA after the calibration on the flow meters is completed.

Phase 6B/C

Director Troupe reported that the construction of the landfill is going well. The Geomembrane liner is scheduled to be installed this upcoming week providing it doesn’t rain too much.

New Heavy Equipment Operator

Director Troupe reported that Mr. Kevin Nickel Jr. has been hired as a full-time Heavy Equipment Operator. He will be working between the Cambridge Transfer Station and Mora Landfill.


Director Troupe reported that she met with Mr. Eric Supan, Salesman for Nuss Equipment Volvo, Bomag. He provided some prices on trade-in of the existing Bomag.

J & D Sanitation

Director Troupe reported that J & D Sanitation is requesting payment of the 2015 rebate. She will require them to pay their past due bill before the rebate is paid.


None at this time.


The August Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Commission offices.


Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Peterson moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:40 a.m., second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Wilder,

Recording Secretary

Posted in Minutes.