These Minutes are preliminary pending approval by Conservation Commission at the July 27, 2005 Conservation Commission Meeting.
June 22, 2005– 7:00 p.m.
Community Development Building
CALL TO ORDER
Vice-Chairperson Chapman called the meeting to order at 7:25 p.m. in the Community Development Building.
Attendees: Charles Bennett, Russ Chapman, Joanne Krippaehne, Ross Finney and Paige Prewett. Carol Carlson, Kate DeWayne, and Jim Hartman were absent.
City Council Liaison: Alex Amarotico-Absent
Staff Liaison: Larry Giardina
Student Liaison: none present
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Chapman commented on the motion by Commissioner Bennett to pay Ashland Sanitary $500.00 for beginning a program of disposing florescent bulbs and wanted to reflect in the minutes that Council Liaison Alex Amarotico originally proposed this idea and then was developed by the Commission.
Commissioner Krippaehne made a motion to approve the minutes of May 25th, 2005 and Commissioner Prewett seconded the motion.
Voice vote: all Ayes. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
The minutes of the Conservation Commission Meeting of May 25, 2005 were approved.
Tracy Harding from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission announced they were sponsoring Car Free Day, September 22, on a larger scale. Oak Street between Lithia and Main will be closed from 3-8 and offer different activities. She invited the Conservation Commission to attend the event.
Commission Krippaehne wondered if this even could also be supported by the Cites for Climate Protection capstone project from SOU. The members discussed the possibilities.
ASHLAND SANITARY & RECYCLING UPDATE:
Commissioner Chapman reported there were 14 people that attended the compost class in May and in June there were 9.
There hazardous Waste event had 57 participants and processed approximately 690 cars between Friday and Saturday. 115 customers took advantage of the digital thermometers that were donated by the DEQ.
The members discussed the upcoming disposal event of florescent bulbs at Ashland Sanitary that the Conservation Commission is sponsoring.
Mr. Wanderscheid wanted to inform the members that voting through the email cannot be done because the public does not have notice.
Commissioner Prewett outlined some ideas for the marketing strategy, hoping to align with late summer for early fall. BEF is actively working to increase a broad residential out reach campaign for green tags and renewable pioneers. The Commission will sponsor marketing that will coincide with BEF.
Mr. Giardina reported to the Commission about the lack of attendance for the World Wellness weekend. The members discussed the event and cost to attend.
1. 5-10 minute presentation August 2
2. Elect presenters
City Council Presentation
The members will give a presentation to the City Council on August 2nd outlining the Conservation Commission and their accomplishments. Charles Bennett and Ross Finney will represent the Commission.
The members discussed items for the presentation.
1. Historic Conservation
Mr. Giardina gave the Commission and update about the solar tour in October explaining they will need 2 busses this year and they will try to limit the number of people in each home at one time.
3. Green Business
Mr. Giardina reported the Siskiyou Healing Arts and United Bicycle Institute had been designated as green business.
COMMISSION ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA
Next meeting scheduled for June 27, 2005.
Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm.
Mary McClary, Assistant to