Call to order: The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency
met on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the Blue Room of the Logan
County Safety Complex. Chairman James Struebing - New Holland,
called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. with the following members
present: Andy Anderson - Logan County Alternate, Peggy Lee -
Elkhart, John Utterback - Mt. Pulaski, Bill Moore - Atlanta, Ivan
Rademaker - Emden, Doris Last - Hartsburg and Michele Rohlfs -
Agency Coordinator; there was a quorum present.
Approval of March minutes: There were no questions or
comments on the March minutes. Mr. Ivan Rademaker made a motion to
approve the March minutes, which was seconded by Mr. John Utterback.
All present approved and the motion carried.
Payment of bills: Mr. John Utterback motioned to pay the
April 2014 bills; the motion was seconded by Mr. Andy Anderson. All
present approved and the motion carried.
Coordinator's Report: Ms. Rohlfs reports that a new battery
was purchased for the Dodge pickup. In readying the truck for glass
collection, the battery would not hold a charge. The battery was
still under warranty and the price was reduced accordingly.
The International Harvester was taken in for routine oil change and
lube. The truck had been using oil; a seal on the oil pump was
replaced as well as the oil feed line. Under further inspection, it
was found that the front motor seal needed to be replaced. The truck
is now back on the lot and running great.
Update on driver search/status: Help Wanted ads for a
Temporary Driver have been placed in both the Lincoln Courier and
Lincoln Daily News; one person has been interviewed and declined the
position. Another individual will interview on Thursday, April 17.
This individual holds a current COL License, but his IDOT physical
has lapsed. A third individual, a retired Area Disposal driver, has
expressed interest; but due to family issues cannot drive at this
Roll-off contracts: Chairman Struebing reminded board members
that Area Disposal has submitted two proposals; one for roll-off
services and a second for the collection of recycling containers
countywide. Area Disposal's Roll-Off proposal included the same
terms as its last contract with no increase in pricing during the
first year of the new contract. An annual increase for years 2 and 3
is not to exceed 5 percent; this year, Area took a 3 percent
increase on the roll-off contract. The agency anticipated an
additional Roll-Off proposal from Advanced Disposal but one was not
received prior to tonight's meeting.
Mr. Andy Anderson asked if Advanced Disposal would be submitting
a proposal by next month.
Ms. Rohlfs stated she has not spoken with her contact at Advanced
Disposal in over a week, but proposal materials were sent to the
company on February 24, 2014 and included timelines for submission.
There was much discussion of Area Disposal's proposal to provide
both roll-off service and countywide collection of recyclable
materials which would include glass. Ms. Rohlfs was asked to contact
Ms. Vicky Sturgeon, Area Disposal Account Manager, to inquire about
Area Disposal's "best price". If that price differs from the
submitted proposal pricing, Ms. Rohlfs will email the board members
regarding the change. Ms. Rohlfs will also contact all board members
prior to next month's meeting to remind them of the proposal vote.
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Update of Logan County Community Health Fair: The
glass collected at the Health Fair hasn't been unloaded to date
but Ms. Rohlfs estimates there is a least a couple of tons on
the truck. Lincoln Women's Club members and some National Honor
Society high school students were on hand to assist with the
collection. The Confidential On-Site Paper Shredding sponsored
by State Bank of Lincoln collected 3,120 pounds of shredded
Charron's Auto Repair waste oil collection: Ms. Rohlfs
included 2 flyers in tonight's materials: the first for the Waste
Oil Collection sponsored by Charron's Auto Repair on Saturday, April
26th from 9 a.m. to Noon.
The second flyer details information on regional Household
Hazardous Waste Collections; one at the Christian County
Fairgrounds in Taylorville, IL on Saturday, May 17th and the other
at the Fulton County FS in Lewistown, IL on Saturday, June 7th.
Information on both collections is posted on the Agency's Facebook
Hauler license applications: Hauler License Applications were
mailed to Advanced Disposal (March 19th) and to Area Disposal (April
4th). A third Hauler License application was mailed to a waste
hauler in Decatur, IL who is considering service to Logan County.
Licensing fees are $50 for one truck; $100 for two or more trucks.
Hauler License applications are due by May 15.
Temporary contract with Area Disposal for recycling route:
While the Agency is without a driver for the recycling route, a
temporary contract with Area Disposal for collection of the
materials countywide has been brought to the board for discussion
and approval. The temporary contract is the same proposal Area
submitted for consideration (monthly rate of $3,195.00): however in
the Notes section the following changes have been made:
Area Disposal Service, Inc. has started temporarily picking up these
locations while Logan County Joint Solid Waste is without a driver
for their department.
This is a temporary contract valid until the following occurs:
Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency
hires a driver
Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency votes on a proposal for a
fully executed contract with Area Disposal Service at a later date
on our proposal offer previously submitted.
Area Disposal Service, Inc. will pro-rate billing services from
March 24, 2014 to be billed on a monthly basis.
Ms. Peggy Lee motioned to approve the temporary contract, which was
seconded by Mr. Andy Anderson; all present approved and the motion
With no further business before the board, Mr. Ivan Rademaker
motioned to adjourn the meeting, which was seconded by Ms. Doris
Last. All present approved and the meeting was adjourned at 8:04 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Dawn Pettus
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