APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Chairman Struebing asked for
questions or comments on the May minutes; there were none noted. Mr.
Andy Anderson motioned to approve the minutes and Mr. Ivan Rademaker
seconded. All present approved and the motion carried.
PAYMENT OF BILLS: Mr. Ivan Rademaker motioned to pay the
bills, seconded by Mr. John Utterback; all present approved and the
UPDATE ON DRIVER STATUS/ SEARCH: Mr. Todd Godbey, former Area
Disposal driver, has been interviewed for the temporaiy driver
position. His CDL license is current, but his health certificate has
expired. He is returning to the doctor on Thursday, June 19th for a
re-check before his health certificate is renewed. Upon receipt of
current health certificate from Mr. Godbey, the Agency will have its
truck back out on the route as soon as Monday, June 23rd. Mr. George
Fishburn, Agency driver, knows Mr. Godbey from Area Disposal and
said Mr. Godbey knows the truck and should work out well.
Ms. Rohlfs also spoke with Chris Cordray of Hartsburg, IL. His CDL
license is current, but his health card had also expired. Mr.
Cordray said he plans to renew his health certificate and will bring
it along with his drivers license to the Agency's office as he would
like to be added to the list as a substitute driver.
Anderson asked if there was an update on Mr. Fishburn's status. Ms.
Rohlfs stated that Mr. Fishburn will return to the Danville VA for a
hearing evaluation on Thursday, June 26th. It is anticipated that he
will be fitted for hearing aids at that time. He will then have to
complete the IDOT physical. In the mean time, he will be assisting
Mr. Godbey on the route.
REVIEW OF RECYCLING ROUTE CONTRACT: Due to the condition of
the old collection truck and the increased per capita rate of $4.00
for FY 14-15, there was much discussion in previous months about
whether the Agency could afford to have Area Disposal collect all
the recyclables county-wide. As a result the costs of truck repairs,
fuel and the drivers would be eliminated. Based on the information
at hand, action was taken by the board in May 2014 to contract with
Area Disposal to collect materials from all drop-off sites in the
county beginning at some time in the future.
However, prior to the contract being signed, it was discovered that
some recent financial information needed to be updated. Factors
included a higher than anticipated cost for temporary collections
because of the extended time without a driver, as well as the fact
that the Agency's increased income would not begin until December
2014. Plus a carry-over deficit from previous years was overlooked.
These factors would have created a carry-over deficit by the end of
2014 that was larger than anticipated with no additional income to
reduce the deficit.
Ms. Rohlfs assembled charts showing a three year comparison of
having Area Disposal collect all of the recyclable verses the Agency
continuing as in the past. Due to increased costs over time, it was
projected that a deficit of $45,000 was possible after 3 years with
Area doing the collections, verses a potential positive balance of
$6,000 after 3 years with the Agency continuing to do the
collections, assuming the truck is still usable. Due to the present
deficit situation, the Agency would not show a positive year-end
balance until the end of FY 16-17. A discussion followed with the
consensus being the Agency could not afford to contract with Area
Disposal for county-wide service.
Mr. Andy Anderson made a motion to rescind the action taken in May
2014 having Area Disposal collect recyclables countywide, the motion
was seconded by Mr. Ivan Rademaker. A roll-call vote was taken and
all members present approved; motion carried. Area Disposal will
continue to service the four roll-off bins as approved in May 2014.
HAULER LICENSE APPLICATIONS: Ms. Rohlfs has received payment
and a completed Hauler License application from Advanced Disposal in
Decatur. She has not received an application, nor heard from, an
additional Decatur hauler who had expressed an interest in servicing
2015 ASSESSMENT UPDATE: Assessments have been mailed to all
members. The payment deadline for first installments is July 31st.
Second installment notices will be mailed at the end of August with
a payment deadline of October 31st.
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CARDBOARD RECYCLING HARTSBURG/EMDEN FFA: Ms. Rohlfs
spoke with Ms. Betsy Pech, Hartsburg-Emden High School, about
their Cardboard Recycling Program. Ms. Pech said the school had
received an environmental grant through the FFA, but didn't
think any future funding would be available. Ms. Pech is
retiring at the end of the school year but took Ms. Rohlfs' name
and number to give to her replacement. Ms. Rohlfs thought the
Hartsburg-Emden FFA might be interested in bringing their
trailer to the monthly glass collections to collect cardboard.
Ms. Doris Last stated that the trailer used for the cardboard
collection is not very big, which might present a problem if a
lot of cardboard was collected.
Ms. Rohlfs will contact the Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity's Recycling Division to see if grant funds are
available for the purchase of a specialized bin for cardboard
recycling. The agency will have to determine if rebates paid for
cardboard recycling would be enough to cover the cost of the
transporting the bin, as the Agency cannot afford to add
additional processing/transportation costs to its budget. Rohlfs
has previously spoken with International Paper who recycles all
cardboard materials within their plant, but due to strict
restrictions (no tape, staples, food products, etc.) is unable
to accept cardboard from the community.
UNANNOUNCED NEW BUSINESS: Ms. Rohlfs reports that she has
been contacted by the IL-EPA regarding the 2014 Fall schedule
for area Household Hazardous Waste Collections. Logan County has
tentatively been selected, but is awaiting official confirmation
from the IL-EPA.
Members asked what items could be disposed of at a Household
Hazardous Waste collection. Ms. Rohlfs replied that a list could
be found on the Agency's Facebook page and includes the
following items: oil-based paints, aerosol paints, thinners,
cleaning products, fluorescent light bulbs, hobby chemicals,
pool chemicals, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene,
solvents, insecticides, herbicides, household batteries and
double bagged and wetted asbestos.
Ms. Rohlfs reports that the glass from last Saturday's Glass
Recycling collection had not yet been dumped, but estimated
approximately 8,000 pounds of glass to be on the truck.
Ms. Rohlfs announced that in the last three days, there have
been two instances of illegal dumping at the Lincoln roll-off
bins located on Kickapoo Street. She checked the bins Monday
(06-16-14) afternoon following the return of the paper bin. When
she returned to the site approximately 10 - 15 minutes later,
she found yard waste, boxes of food, pillows, shelving and other
trash in the newly emptied paper bin. Ms. Rohlfs contacted the
police and made a report. Ms. Rohlfs cleaned out the bin herself
because it would have cost the Agency an additional $300 - $350
dollars to have it emptied a second time in a day. If it hadn't
been cleaned out, the entire load of paper would have been
When checking the bins on June 18th, she again found food and
mail and the police were notified. Ms. Rohlfs was informed by
the Circuit Clerk's office that if these cases went to court,
they would appear in front of Judge Funk.
Ms. Rohlfs would like to propose to the Judge that if this
illegal dumping continues, the violators be given the choice of
a fine and court costs or assigned community service hours, to
be spent cleaning up around the Kickapoo Street bins, Latham
(Jaycee) Park and/or Scully Park. Ms. Rohlfs was informed that
if community service was assigned, participants would have to be
supervised. This item will be tabled for future discussion.
With tonight's business concluded, Chairman Struebing called for
a motion to adjourn. Mr. Ivan Rademaker made the motion, which
was seconded by Mr. John Utterback. All present approved and the
meeting was adjourned at 8:02 PM.
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