The members reviewed the goals for 2009 and stated their
1. Significant Commission Involvement in the
Sustainability/Strategic Plan proposed for development by
Commissioners McGinnis; Lotz
2. Support and help the development of a Major Green Building
Initiative for the City.
Commissioners Lotz; Runke
(Commissioner Buck for Green Business Program)
3. Encourage increased amounts of Local Energy Production
from Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency.
Commissioners Hartman; McGinnis; Finney
4. Help improve Water Quality and Storm Runoff & also
encourage efficiency in water usage by pursuing at a
minimum the use of Grey Water and Water Catchment.
Commissioners Buck; Runkel
5. Significant commission involvement by supporting and
helping with climate change initiatives within the City.
Commissioners McGinnis; Hartman
ASHLAND SANITARY & RECYCLING UPDATE
Commissioner Buck updated the Commission for the month.
City approved a 7.7% rate increase.
The Recycling Center days of operation will be open Tuesday through Saturday and now closed Sunday and Monday.
Electronic recycling: February----- 6.5 tons
March------- 10 tons
Ink jet recycling has now earned $101.00 which goes to help offset the cost.
The worm bins are all sold, Conservation Commission owes $60.00 for reimbursement.
Hazardous Waste Collection: Ashland and Talent represented 17% of total participant, 85,950 pounds of Hazardous waste was collected.
Discount day received 5 tons more.
Latex Paint collected 35 yards worth of paint.
The Bottlemania Event brainstorming ideas will be posted on websites in the future.
Master Recyclers 2nd training that began in March is going well.
ClearMax-Discussion about Inserts and printing costs.
AOR Conference is June 11-14 in Redmond (Eagle Crest Resort). Commissioner Buck will be facilitating a section on Rural recycling.
COMMISSION ITEMS NOT ON AGENDA
Commissioner McGinnis brought up the problem on single serve bottle water for the 4th of July and the Commissioner supported the water wagon idea from last year.