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Agendas and Minutes

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission (View All)

Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, July 28, 2004


These Minutes are preliminary pending approval by Conservation Commission at the August 25, 2004 Conservation Commission Meeting.

July 28, 2004– 7:00 p.m.
Community Development Building
51 Winburn Way

Chairperson, Alex Amarotico, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Development Building..

Attendees: Charles Bennett, Carol Carlson, Ross Finney, Joanne Krippaehne, and Bruce Moats. Lisa Black was also present. Russ Chapman, Jim Hartman, and Paige Prewett were absent.

City Council Liaison: Alex Amarotico
Staff Liaison: Cathy Cartmill
Student Liaison: Heidi Hubert not present


Commissioner Krippaehne moved to approve the minutes with stated corrections and Commissioner Moats seconded the motion.

Voice vote: all Ayes. The motion passed with a unanimous vote.

The minutes of the Conservation Commission Meeting of July 28, 2004 were approved with stated corrections.


One Speaker present: Russ Chapman from Ashland Sanitary.

Mr. Chapman announced that Ashland Sanitary is working with The American Appliance Recyclers to begin recycling compact florescent lamp (CFL) and tubes in town and at the transfer station. He believed within 30 days he would have more details.

The Commission members discussed other possible ways to dispose of florescent lighting and educating the public. Commissioner Finney thanked Ashland Sanitary and Commissioner Chapman for moving forward with the recycling of florescent lighting.

No speakers present.


Ms. Black passed out flyers from The American Appliance Recyclers relaying the charges for recycling CFLs.

Commissioner Chapman announced Ashland Sanitary will hold Chipper day on October 9 (from 8-12) and the Leaf Recycling at the Depo would be held November 9th and the 23rd.

Commissioner Finney announced Office Depo would accept one item of e-waste collections per day through Labor Day, including cell phones, TVs, computers, towers, etc. etc. Mr. Wanderscheid remarked the State is working on a plan to dispose of this type of material for state and local government, and he hopes to have more details soon.


Commissioner Finney commented on the success of the sponsorship for JPR.

New Business

No new business presented.


    1. Green Business

    Commissioner Krippaehne brought a request from the Historic Commission to meet during the Conservation Commission’s August Meeting to talk about the joint Winter presentation concerning energy improvements. The Commission agreed and asked to put it first on the agenda.

    2. Education/Events

    Commissioner Carlson reported on the class July 17th, Turning the Season from Summer into Winter, was successful and announced a class, Improving the Soil, September 25. Commissioner Carlson invited topics of interest for classes and felt bio-diesel seemed to be creating a lot of interest. Commissioner Carlson announced this year there will be two dates for the solar/green business tour. October 9th will be the solar tour and October 16th will be the green business tour.

Commission Items not on the Agenda

The Commissioners discussed the possibility of the City of Ashland purchasing more Green product and Mr. Wanderscheid explained the City has a contract with Bonneville until the year 2006.

Next meeting is scheduled for August 25, 2004.


Meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary McClary, Assistant to
Electric Department

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