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Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission (View All)

Conservation Commission meeting March 20, 2013

Minutes
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

      

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MINUTES

6:00pm-8:00pm –March 20, 2013
Community Development Building
51 Winburn Way, Ashland, OR  97520
--- To be approved at the April 24, 2013 Commission Meeting
 
CALL TO ORDER
Chairperson Beam called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
Attendees:
Thomas Beam, Risa Buck, Stuart Corns, Cat Gould, Jim Hartman, Marni Koopman, Jim McGinnis, and Mark Weir,
Not present: Roxane Beigel-Coryell (Stuart Corns representing SOU) and David Runkel.
 
City Council Liaison: none present
Staff Representative: Adam Hanks, Mary McClary
 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairperson Beam asked for approval of the minutes for February 27, 2013.
 
Commissioner Weir corrected the spelling of his name. 
 
Commission Weir made a motion in the last meeting:
  1.  Develop a storm drain adoption program. 
  2.  Create a best practices guide for car washing in Ashland
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Gould.
Voice Vote: All Ayes.  The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
               
Commissioner Weir moved to approve the amended minutes for February 27, seconded by Commissioner Buck.
Voice Vote: All Ayes.  The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
 
The members discussed the goals stated in the minutes.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The next Conservation Commission meeting would be held April 24, 2013, Wednesday beginning at 6pm.
 
Upcoming sub-committee meetings:
 
 
PUBLIC FORUM
No one present to speak.
 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  1. Commission 2013 Goals Discussion
 
  1. Sustainability Planning
  1. Support the City Sustainability Plan
  2. Begin Community Sustainability Plan
 
  1. Water
  1. Storm Drain
  2. Car Washing
  3. Support Water Conservation Programs
  4. Support 3-5 Year Plan for Community outreach
  5. Support Water Master Plan
  6. Community Outreach to support Greywater systems within the city
 
  1. Energy Conservation
  1. Signage for anti-idling
  2. Review and make recommendations how to implement the 10-year energy plan
  3. Review and make recommendations to the City for Energy Conservation Programs
  4. Community outreach of energy conservation as an everyday practice
 
 
  1. Civic Events
  1. 4th of July
  2. Compost classes
  3. Leaf Bag Program
  4. Earth Day
  5. Garden Club
  6. Conservation Awards
  7. Energy summit
  8. Further zero waste
 
The motion was made by Commissioner Koopman to discuss the energy summit at the next conservation Commission’s role in the energy summit seconded by Commissioner McGinnis.
Voice Vote: All Ayes.  The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
               
 
The members discussed the goals stated in the minutes.
 
 
  1. Green Business
  1. Review ICLEI Green Business Challenge
  2. Review concept of Consortium
 
 
  1. Climate Change
  1. Review strategies for recommendations for the city
  2. Conduct a Vulnerability assessment of climate change impacts to community
  3. Educate City Council/Commissions/Staff
 
 
  1. Waste Prevention
  1. Incentivize greater participation in recycling
  2. City commits to strive toward zero waste
 
Commissioner Gould made a motion we recommend to the city they adopt a zero waste declaration by 2030.
 No second.  Motion retracted.
 
Commissioner McGinnis made a motion to adopt the goals as stated for 2013, seconded by Commissioner Weir.
Voice Vote: All Ayes.  The motion passed with a unanimous vote.
 
NEW BUSINESS
  1. Conservation Awards Selections
The Commissioners choose the following winners for the awards:
 
                Conservationist of the Year--Eric Dittmer
                Business conservationist of the Year—Ashland Food Co-op
                Non-Profit Conservationists of the Year---Camila Thorndike
                Non-Profit Conservationist of the Year—Hannah Sohl
  1. Earth Day Planning
 
QUARTERLY LIAISON REPORTS
Deferred to March Meeting
 
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS
Deferred
 
OTHER BUSINESS FROM COMMISSIONERS NOT ON AGENDA
 
ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00.
 
 
Respectfully submitted by:
Mary McClary, Administration Assistant
for Electric and Information Technology
 
 
 
 
 
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Community Development office at 541-488-5305 (TTY phone number is 1-800-735-2900).  Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title1).
 


 

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