These Minutes are preliminary pending approval by Conservation Commission at the February 24, 2004 Conservation Commission Meeting.
January 26, 2005– 7:00 p.m.
Community Development Building
51 Winburn Way
CALL TO ORDER
Chairperson, Alex Amarotico, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Development Building.
Attendees: Charles Bennett, Ross Finney, Jim Hartman, Joanne Krippaehne, Bruce Moats, and Paige Prewett. Carol Carlson and Russ Chapman were absent.
City Council Liaison: Alex Amarotico
Staff Liaison: Dick Wanderscheid
Student Liaison: none present
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairperson, Alex Amarotico asked for an approval of the December 01, 2004 minutes.
Commissioner Finney moved to approve the minutes as stated 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 December 01, 2004 were approved.
ASHLAND SANITARY & RECYCLING UPDATE:
Commissioner Chapman was unable to attend, but submitted an updated report to the Commissioners highlighting 2004 figures verses 2003.
Lumber and Brush to Bio-Mass-up14%
Yard Debris-up 35%
Total fibers, plastic, aluminum, tin cans –up 25%
Also, he submitted an article from the AOR Newsletter for the Commissioners.
Conservation Goals and Council Goals
Chairperson Amarotico reported the results of the first effort to determine Council Goals and discussion followed about the Conservation goals submitted to the Council:
Mr. Wanderscheid reviewed the Draft Commission Goals from 2003-4 stating that the Commission had never formally adopted these goals, but reminding the members that many of them were already accomplished.
The Commission went through each goal and reconstructed a new set of draft goals that would be sent to each member by email for their review before the next Commission meeting and formal adoption.
to purchasing or encouraging Green resources as a part of the City’s power mix.
Commercial Green Waste Participation
The Renewable pioneer/Green Tag Program
The Adopt a Street/Storm Drain Stenciling Program
The Green Business Program
The City’s Water Conservation programs, possible including Rain water and Grey
Commission members discussed the implementation of the goals and how to directly incorporate them into the meetings. The members decided to discuss it further at the next meeting.
1. Historic Conservation
Commissioner Krippaehne will contact the Historic Commission to further set up communication between the two Commissions.
3. Green Business
COMMISSION ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA
Commissioner Prewett updated the Commission about her activities with recruiting businesses to purchase green tags. She reported there were 13 businesses signed up and she is working with more. Her activities involve meeting with civic groups, the Chamber, Greeters meetings and other various opportunities for outreach. Also, the Earth Smart Money Wise Guide will include a page for the renewable pioneers program that maintains a large distribution population.
Commissioner Prewett updated the Commission about the brochure the Bonneville Environment Foundation was developing.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 pm.
Mary McClary, Assistant to