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Agendas and Minutes

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission (View All)

Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, September 22, 2004


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

September 22, 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, Russ Chapman, Ross Finney, Joanne Krippaehne, Paige Prewett. Lisa Black was also present. Bruce Moats, and Jim Hartman were absent.

City Council Liaison: Alex Amarotico
Staff Liaison: Dick Wanderscheid
Student Liaison: Heidi Hubert was not present

APPROVAL OF MINUTES The chairperson, Alex Amarotico asked for an approval of the August 25, 2004 minutes.

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

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

The minutes of the Conservation Commission Meeting of August 25, 2004 were approved.


No speakers present.

Ms. Black reported the last compost class was held on September 18 and because attendance was low at the first two classes, Ashland Sanitary added advertisement for this class along with their other advertisements in the Daily Tidings. She was waiting to hear about the results.

Ms. Black reminded the Commission, Todd Hubbard was planning to attend the next meeting to speak to the Commission about recycling.

Ms. Black reported the co-mingling program continued to be a success with new businesses participating daily adding the town of Talent was now set up. Commission Krippaehne wondered about measuring the results and Commissioner Chapman reported their distribution has increased to 5 times a week on recycling weeks and 4 times a week on non-recycling weeks with 48 foot trailers. Ms. Black remarked more people are recycling than ever before.


None presented.


None presented.


    1. Historic Conservation
    Commissioner Krippaehne was waiting to hear from Historic Committee about members they chose to participate on this sub-committee. Mr. Wanderscheid presented Commissioner Krippaehne information from Bonneville Power. She also reported about some different web sites with information they will research.

    2. Education/Events
    Commissioner Carlson reported about the Master Gardening Class sign-ups, the North Mountain Park Salmon Festival on October 2nd and the Solar Tour, October 9th. Discussion followed about changes, limitations, and the event schedule.

    Chairperson Amarotico mentioned the “farm tour” on October 26th and Commissioner Prewett provided information she had about the event.

    3. Green Business
    Commissioner Prewett reported that Stone Medical, Ashland Armory, and Pyramid Juice Co. are all now renewable pioneers. She also started outreach to residential as well as businesses and explained the next steps she would be taking as a program coordinator, working with Commissioner Finney in Jackson County for recycling business and conservation of energy and water.

    Mr. Wanderscheid volunteered to inquire with BEF about the donation the Conservation Commission made to them.

    Commissioner Prewett reported to the Commission information she had obtained about Rapid Refill Ink for business and residential.


Commissioner Carlson asked for discussion about subsidizing florescent light disposal and the members explored different options. Commissioner Finney remarked about the pilot program that Cathy Cartmill explained at a prior meeting. Discussion continued about the costs of disposal, different options of incentives and educating the public.

Chairperson Amarotico brought up goal setting and the members decided to review goals at the next meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary McClary, Assistant
to Electric Department

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