East Central Solid Waste Commission
Commission’s Office – Mora, MN
May 9, 2016
The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on May 9, 2016 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 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, Lisa Thibodeau of Chisago County, Gerrald Nohner and Wes Carlson of ECSWC, Gene Kramer of Arthur Township and Barbara Wilder, Recording Secretary.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
All present said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Director Troupe added: Evergreen Recycling and Royal Tire to the Claims list and Telephones to the Executive Director Report.
Commissioner Hallan added: Transfer Station Hours.
Commissioner Oslund moved to approve the amended Agenda, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
MEETING MINUTES FOR BOARD MEETING APRIL 11, 2016
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the Meeting Minutes April 11, 2016, second by Commissioner McNally, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe added: Evergreen Recycling in the amount of $1,920.00 and Royal Tire in the amount of $1,109.00.
Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims List, the Additional Claims List, the Hauler Rebate and the added bills for Evergreen Recycling and Royal Tire, second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor of paying the Claims List ($120,300.00), Paid Claims List ($104,913.84), the Additional Claims List ($12,555.76), Hauler Rebate ($170,634.74), Evergreen Recycling ($1,920.00) and Royal Tire ($1,109.00), all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
None at this time.
MARCH 2016 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Director Troupe reported for the month ended March 31, 2016 ECSWC realized a net income on an accrual basis of $117,842.99. On a cash flow basis for March there is a decrease in cash of $8,797.96. Year-to-date net income on an accrual basis is $203,542.93. On a cash flow basis year-to-date cash has increased $31,886.32. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $3,356,019.18.
Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host facility fund total $1,738,297.58.
The funds are invested as follows:
The money market checking account at First Citizens National Bank earns .35%, the CDs earn .55% and 1.1%. Tonnage has increased 1,189 tons over 2015 or 4.5%.
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the March 2016 Financial Statement, second by Commissioner McNally, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
MORA ASPHALT REPAIRS
Director Troupe reported that Kanabec County will be coming out to do needed repairs to the asphalt.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT
Roll Off Truck
Director Troupe reported that she purchased a 2005 Sterling roll off truck and that it was delivered last week.
Kanabec County Clean-up
Director Troupe reported that the Kanabec County Clean-up has been set for May 21, 2016, 8AM-1PM at ECSWC site. A HHW event will be held at the same time.
East Central Sanitation
Director Troupe reported that East Central Sanitation sold to Waste Management on May 1,2016.
Director Troupe reported that the current tire recycler could no longer handle tractor tires. Evergreen Recycling will now take tractor tires.
Director Troupe reported that the current phone system needs repairs. She will be looking into a different system.
Transfer Station Hours
Commissioner Hallan inquired into having the Hinckley Transfer Station stay open later on Saturdays during the summer. Director Troupe will do research to see if the hours could be extended.
Mr. Gene Kramer asked if Arthur Township could purchase a copy of the plan sheet. Mr. Bruce Rehwaldt will send it to him.
JUNE MEETING DATE
The June Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Commission offices.
Chairman Greene asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Hallan moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 a.m., second by Commissioner Oslund, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).