2010-03-03_SWC_Minutes

Bowdoinham Solid Waste Committee

March 3, 2010 Meeting minutes

 

-Present:           Members: Chris Jackson, Tade Mahoney, Dale Mosher, Howard Solomon

                        Staff: David Berry

Public: George Christopher

 -Begin:             6:35

 -Review minutes from February 2, 2010 meeting: 

Changes:          section 3.0: delete “in”

last paragraph: change “coast” to “cost”

Add: the committee decided to hold off on ordinance revision until later

            Minutes adopted unanimously with above changes

 -Ordinance: David and Dale revised definitions and then decided to continue with the ordinance revisions. The committee members will be sent the revised ordinance showing changes for discussion at the April meeting with the expectation that these changes will be forwarded to the Selectboard prior to at their April meeting.

 -Recycling barn lease: After thorough discussion the committee voted unanimously to recommend that the Selectboard extend the current lease one additional year through June 2011 to provide the committee time to complete its work.

 While discussing the Recycling Barn lease George asked if there were any anticipated expenses that would impact a one year lease extension. David B. mentioned that he was intending to request money for the SW department  to purchase a hydraulic box dumper to streamline operations and minimize shoveling. David B. also mentioned an A-frame that was being designed to support a hoist. It was decided that these purchases would not be adversely impact the lease renewal.

 -Curbside collection contract: After thorough discussion the committee voted unanimously to recommend that the Selectboard extend the current collection contract one additional year through June 2011 to provide the committee time to complete its work.

 -Tasks: Chris suggested that the 2008 report will provide useful information regarding tasks. Tade will put together a draft outline for the committee prior to the April meeting. He suggested that we consider four general categories for the work ahead:

 Program:          materials collected, curbside collection, participation, dumpsters, costs, etc.

 Barn:                hours of operation, location, material handling, costs, public access, safety,

traffic, parking, etc.

 Alternatives:      Strengths/weaknesses of current program and facility

                        Alternatives with associated costs

 Personnel:         staff

how will the program and operation be impacted when David retires? 

 -David B suggested that we visit other local facilities. This will be discussed at the April meeting.

 -Set Agenda for April 7th meeting.

 -Adjourn : 8PM