MINUTES September 8, 2014

East Central Solid Waste Commission

Commission’s Office – Mora, MN


September 8, 2014

The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on Monday, September 8, 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, Dick Roesler of Arthur Township and Lisa Thibodeau of Chisago County.


All present said the Pledge of Allegiance.


Director Troupe added 2015 Employee wages to the Executive Director Report.

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


Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the Meeting Minutes August 11, 2014, second by Commissioner Larson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).


Director Troupe would like permission to pay The Office of the State Auditor in the amount of $528.00 and Test America in the amount of $1750.00.

Commissioner Larson moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims and the Additional Claims List, second by Commissioner Smith, all in favor of paying the Claims List ($124,738.39), Paid Claims List ($69,709.75), the Additional Claims List ($28,901.08), The Office of the State Auditor ($528.00) and Test America ($1,750.00), all in favor, motion carried (5-0).


Ms. Lisa Thibeodeau would like to contact the five counties to organize a Debris Management Class in the event of a disaster.


Director Troupe reported for the month ended July 31, 2014 ECSWC realized a net income on an accrual basis of $124,517. On a cash flow basis for July there is an increase in cash of $428,376. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $1,184,381. Jan-July accrual net income has been $511,893 and cash has increased $748,180.

Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host facility fund total $3,776,980.53.

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 1,636 tons from 2013 or 2.7%.

Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the July 2014 Financial Statement, second by Commissioner Peterson all in favor, motion carried (5-0).

Cambridge Transfer Station Report

Mr. Bruce Rehwaldt gave a summary presentation of his visit to the Cambridge Transfer station.


2013 Audit

Director Troupe reported that Ms. Nicole Ollig with the Office of the State Auditor was on site August 26 doing 2013 audit work. The report should be back around November.


Director Troupe reported that the some of the parts for the trailer repairs have been received. The rest are ordered. She did get a second quote back on the cost of a new trailer: $77,000. She will put out formal quotes for a new trailer and bring back to the Board at the next meeting.

Fence for Cambridge

Director Troupe reported that Brian Deutschlander is going to purchase and install the fence at the cost of $20,000 at the Cambridge Transfer station.

2015 Wages

Director Troupe reported that she would like to survey the other counties to compare wages.

Customer Tires

Director Troupe reported that she would have signs put up at the Transfer Stations and the Landfill stating that ECSWC is not responsible for damage to customer tires.

Solid Waste Management Plan

Director Troupe reported that the SW Plan is still being worked on.

Household Hazardous Waste Contract

Director Troupe reported that there is going to be a small change to the contract regarding the reporting. She will sign when the new contract is received.


Mr. Bruce Rehwaldt reported that the permit should be in at the end of September.


The October Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Commission Office.


Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Smith moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:53 a.m., second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Wilder

Recording Secretary

Posted in Minutes.