East Central Solid Waste Commission
Commission’s Office – Mora, MN
October 12, 2015
The regular meeting of the East Central Solid Waste Commission was held on October 12, 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: Dick Roesler of Arthur Township, Lisa Thibodeau of Chisago County, Bruce Rehwaldt of Foth, and Barbara Wilder, Recording Secretary.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
All present said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Hallan moved to approve the Agenda, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
MEETING MINUTES FOR BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Commissioner Oslund moved to approve the Meeting Minutes September 14, 2015, second by Commissioner McNally, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe requested permission to pay Evergreen $846.70 for the DOT on the two mattress trailers and for Landfill Drilling and the new rainsheet with sandbags bills that have not been received yet.
Commissioner McNally moved to approve the Claims List, Paid Claims List, the Additional Claims List and added bills, second by Commissioner Peterson, all in favor of paying the Claims List ($159,437.77), Paid Claims List ($92,174.63), the Additional Claims List ($63,926.36), and additional bills to Evergreen $846.70 and Landfill Drilling and the rainsheet with sand bags, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Director Troupe had asked Heidi Kroening and Henry Fisher to attend our October meeting to discuss the SWM Plan. The response from the MPCA was that they have lost another planner so they will not be able to attend the October meeting. They may be able to attend the December meeting.
Director Troupe will check to see if a video conference call would be able to be done sooner.
Mr. Dick Roesler commented on the odors coming from the landfill last week. The response was that the new gas wells were being installed.
AUGUST FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Director Troupe reported for the month ended August 31, 2015 ECSWC realized a net income on an accrual basis of $81,721.07. On a cash flow basis for August there is a decrease in cash of $239,743.91; year to date cash has decreased $821,408.45. Un-obligated cash less upcoming cash outlays at the end of the month was $2,102,488.97.
Reserve accounts for landfill expansion, hauler rebate, operating contingency, and host facility fund total $2,102,488.97.
The funds are invested as follows:
The money market checking account at First Citizens National Bank earns .35%, the CDs earn .55% and .61%.
.There is an increase in tonnage of 920 tons from 2014 or 1.3%.
Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the August 2015 Financial Statement, second by Commissioner Hallan, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).
Director Troupe reported that the budget is based on 85,000 tons of MSW being delivered to the landfill. The items in the budget for the SWM Plan are included in this budget. Money is being set aside for landfill closure and equipment replacement.
Director Troupe will check with the other counties to compare wages and health insurance.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT
MSW is being delivered to the new cell. Mr. Bruce Rehwaldt reported that Frattalone is working on cleaning up the sediment pond.
Director Troupe reported that the 2014 audit has gone to underwriting and should be completed soon.
Director Troupe reported that there were two odor complaints last month.
None at this time.
NOVEMBER MEETING DATE
The November Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2015 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 10:24 a.m., second by Commissioner McNally, all in favor, motion carried (5-0).