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Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission (View All)

Regular Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

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

August 25, 2004– 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: Russ Chapman, Ross Finney, Jim Hartman, Joanne Krippaehne, and Bruce Moats. Lisa Black was also present. Charles Bennett, Carol Carlson, and Paige Prewett were absent.

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


The chairperson, Alex Amarotico asked for an approval of the July 28, 2004 minutes.

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.


Commissioner Krippaehne gave a brief overview of her hopes for the two Commissions to work together towards cost effective energy upgrades. Commission members discussed examples of areas where improvements could be made.

Commissioner Finney suggested a joint effort in putting on a tour of historic homes that have successfully made cost effective energy upgrades when remodeling. Mr. Wanderscheid suggested utilizing both a presentation and tour. Commissioner Krippaehne mentioned areas that seem to be of most concern.

Mr. Wanderscheid offered support from the City of Ashland’s Conservation Department to help sponsor this project.

Historic Commission members explained about brown bag lunches, co-hosted with the City of Jacksonville, concerning the preservation oh homes.

Both Commissions agreed to create a sub-committee to begin a joint project. Mr. Wanderscheid volunteered to get information from the Bonneville Historic Preservation Program and see if there are any trainers available.


No speakers present.


Ashland Sanitary & Recycling presented their policy for residential disposal of fluorescent light tubes & compact fluorescent bulbs.

Mr. Wanderscheid presented a price list of items the City can dispose of through the State program.

Ms. Black reported the Chipper Day at the Transfer Station would be October 9 and the Green Leaf Recycling at the Recycling Center would be November 9th and 23th.

Ms. Black spoke about the reduced attendance with the compost recycling classes taught by Claudia Law and remarked they would mention the last class in the Sneak Preview along with their ad.

Mr. Wanderscheid pointed out that direct mail to households had more effective responses with the Power Shift Program, than articles in the Daily Tidings, advertisement in the Daily Tidings, and notice in the City Source. The Commission members discussed some of the goals of the Power Shift program and different benefits the program would create.


Mr. Wanderscheid presented prior an update on the State recycling.

New Business

There was no new business presented.


    1. Green Business There was no report.
    2. Education/Events

Mr. Wanderscheid reported that Mr. Giardina was working on the solar tour.

Commission Items not on the Agenda

Commissioner Hartman presented a report on utility conservation in the High School.


Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary McClary, Assistant
to Electric Department

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