Environmental Committee Minutes – May 23, 2019

Attendees: Ford, David S, Carl, Rev.Tolliver, Dan, Tim, Krista

 

  • call to order @ 7:33PM
  • review and approval of 25April minutes
    • Ford – move to approve
    • Jon – second
    • All – approved
  • officer elections
    • rename “co-chair” to “rotating chair”
    • Davis S to aciculate for electronic approval
  • recycling discussion
    • David S
      • solid waste enterprise concept
      • once per week solid waste collection ($25-50K savings)
      • sue Kent County for back funds due
      • avoided tipping fees with increased recycle rate
    • Ford
      • Infinity background
      • Ctown is 25% of Infinity’s business
      • see letter dated 20May to M&TC
      • recycling participation currently at 60%
      • 12 individuals from Benedictine School and Kent Center are employees to sort
    • Jon – how to “fill the room” on June 3rd
      • Ford to contact BS & KCI
      • All members invite 10 personal contacts
      • All email professional or community email lists
      • Jon – contact Kay MacIntosh for distribution list
      • Krista – contact DCA for mailing list
      • Jon – inform Director of SusMD recycling cut
      • Jon – ask Ctown Natural Food Store to produce “bag stuffers”
      • Jon – ask WCTR for PSA announcement and/or interview
      • letter to editor
        • Carl – Spy
        • Krista & Darran – KCN
        • Tim – email Dan with KCN for deadline
      • Greg to talk on behalf of CEC during public comment session
    • David – draft letter to M&TC from CEC opposing decision
      • one pager
      • outline format
      • bullets for brevity
      • signed by Acting CEC Chair
  • Meeting adjourned at 9:03PM

 

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