July 12, 2021 Approved Minutes

East Central Solid Waste Commission

Commission’s Office – Mora, MN


July 12, 2021


The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on July 12, 2021 at East Central Solid Waste Commission main office, Mora, MN.  Chairman Greene called the meeting to order at 9:00am.


Members present at the meeting included: Chisago County Commissioner Richard Greene, Isanti County Commissioner Dave Oslund, Kanabec County Commissioner Dennis McNally, Mille Lacs County Commissioner Phil Peterson, and Pine County Commissioner Steve Hallan.


Advisory Member Present – Executive Director Janelle Troupe.


Others also present at the meeting included: Gene Kramer, Arthur Township, Dick Roesler, Arthur Township, Bruce Rehwaldt, Foth.


Chairman Greene called the meeting to order at 9 AM.




All present said the Pledge of Allegiance




Commissioner Hallan approved the Agenda, second by Commissioner Oslund. All in favor, motion carried (5-0)




Commissioner Oslund moved to approve the Meeting Minutes June 14, 2021 second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0)




Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims List, the Additional Claims List, second by Commissioner McNally, all in favor of paying the Claims List 47 items ($183,548.93), the Paid Claims List 4 items ($18,805.92), Payroll 12 items ($111,621.35), the Additional Claims List 21 items ($24,023.95), all in favor, motion carried (5-0)




Director Troupe reported that an e-mail was sent to haulers to indicate if they were for or against opening from 7:30 to 4:00 instead of 8-4:30. Director Troupe reported that we had one hauler against opening and closing early and a few with no response.


Commissioner Hallan moved to keep hours at 8-4:30 for the remainder of 2021, second by Commissioner McNally, all in favor, Motion carried (5-0).





Director Troupe reported for the month ended May 31, 2021 ECSWC realized a net income on an accrual basis of $209,599.91. On a cash flow basis, for the month of May, there is an increase in cash of $183,360.55. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $3,913,693.82.


Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host facility fund total $4,187,766.70.


The funds in May are invested as follows:


The money market checking account at First Citizens National Bank earns .10%, the CDs earn 2.25%.  The Magic Fund rate is .02% and Unity Bank current interest rate is .25%


The CDs come due this month and will most likely be put into Unity Bank.


Commissioner McNally commented that with ECSWC accepting deer carcasses, there is going to be extra costs associated.


Director Troupe reported that the Agenda from Arthur Township’s June 28 Meeting says they have placed a moratorium on deer carcasses at the landfill.  Director Troupe has left phone messages and e-mails with Arthur Township to get information.  The Minutes for meetings have not been posted since the first meeting in May and the  Agenda topics don’t get posted prior to the meeting.


Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the May 2021 Financial Statement, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0)


New Concrete Floor for Cambridge Transfer Station


The concrete project will begin on August 30 with anticipation of reopening on September 7, after Labor Day.  Private customers will still be allowed to come in during that week.


Director Troupe requested that Cambridge Transfer Station be closed Saturday, September 4.  Motion by Commissioner Peterson, second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried.


Director Troupe suggested that we also do asphalt work at Cambridge to widen driveway.  She was directed to check to see if there was work being done in the area.


Director Troupe commented that there has been a truck down for a couple weeks waiting on parts and we also have a driver out.




Dick Roesler commented that the bank should be able to work with the Commission on rates.




The August Meeting is scheduled for Monday August 9, 2021 at 9:00 am at the ECSWC Commission Office.




Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn.  Commissioner Hallan moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:45, second by Commissioner McNally, all in favor, motion carried (5-0)



Respectfully submitted,





Janelle Troupe, Executive Director






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