East Central Solid Waste Commission
Commission’s Office – Mora, MN
June 9, 2014
The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Commission Office, Mora, MN. Director Troupe 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: Bruce Rehwaldt of Foth Companies, Lisa Thibodeau of Chisago County and Dick Roesler of Arthur Township.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
All present said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Larson moved to approve the Agenda, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe added: 8.4 Employee need and the Aqua Plus bill to the Claims.
Commissioner Hallan added: 8.5 Transfer station hours.
MEETING MINUTES FOR BOARD MEETINGS MAY 12, 2014
Commissioner Smith moved to approve the Meeting Minutes May 12, 2014, second by Commissioner Larson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Commissioner Smith moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims, Additional Claims List and the Aqua Plus bill, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor of paying the Claims List ($138,197.50), Paid Claims List ($83,697.47), Additional Claims List ($22,961.30) and the Aqua Plus bill ($1665.00), all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
None at this time.
APRIL 2014 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Director Troupe reported for the month ended April 30, 2014 ECSWC realized a net income on an accrual basis of $95,661.70. On a cash flow basis for April there is an increase in cash of $169,259.38. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $875,933.60. Jan-March cash has increased $258,498.
Director Troupe reported also that the reason the un-obligated cash is down is because the money has been transferred to the landfill expansion fund.
Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host facility fund total $3,595,745.29.
Funds are invested as follows:
The money market checking account at Kanabec Bank earns .35%. Kanabec Savings earns .35%, CD is 1.75%. There is an increase in tonnage of 1016.92 tons from 2013 or 3%.
Commissioner Larson moved to approve the April 2014 Financial Statement, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Director Troupe reported that the SWMP is into Mr. Hank Fisher. He has approved chapters 1 and 2. The plans will be presented to the five county environmental service offices and then brought to their Board.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT
Director Troupe requested permission to hire a new employee.
Commissioner Larson moved to approve Director Troupe to hire a full-time employee, second by Commissioner Smith, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe reported that there was one odor complaint on June 4.
Interest Rates and Time Certificates of Deposit
Director Troupe reported that she has been checking interest rates and the best one came from Kanabec State Bank. She will continue to check with different banks.
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve Director Troupe to invest funds into CD’s, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Transfer Station Hours
Commissioner Hallan requested that the Hinckley transfer station stay open until 4:30 during the summer.
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the Hinckley transfer station to stay open until 4:30 through September, second by Commissioner Smith, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Contracts to be signed
Director Troupe reported that there were two hauler contracts that need to be signed.
None at this time.
JULY MEETING DATE
The July Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Cambridge Government Center.
Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Smith moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 a.m., second by Commissioner Hallan all in favor, motion carried (5-0).