Commissioner Hartman reported that the Ashland High School’s heating
and cooling system didn’t function properly, and they have fixed the
system, so he would like to push for the heating controls to be set at 68
degrees and the cooling be set at 78 degrees.
They now have composting plates made out of sugar cane husks, and his
classes help with the system of monitoring and informing students.
There also is a composter at the school that they feed all the time, with
pre-consumer waste of around 2 buckets a week.
Water—the district employed an irrigation maintenance person that
helped save them a lot of water. Also, they had rain barrels this year and
were promoting green roof plants. Commissioner Hartman planted 2500
green roof plants and they all survived the summer months.
He reported the new principal, Michele Zendell, was supportive of
Conservation and the schools’ conservation programs.
Recology has given Ashland High four (4) clear stream containers which
are in areas that are highly visible.
Next month, he will report on other schools in the district.
Commissioner Runkel commented on traffic during school hours. The
Commissioners discussed transportation issues, including looking at
possible transportation needs for the City.