Minutes of SWANA Rocky Mountain Chapter Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
18 April 2006, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, Colorado 80246
Present: John Briest, Leonard Butler, Roger Doak, Stephen Gillette, Susie Gordon, Cathryn Stewart
Absent: Debby Barton, Laurie Batchelder Adams, Kathy Claes, Cindi Etcheverry, Dick Sprague
CALL TO ORDER: Meeting called to order 9:45am. 6/11 Directors present for a quorum.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: John Briest asked for two items to be added to the agenda. One addition was under D. 5. Addition to discuss Review of applicant for a scholarship and the other addition was under D.6. b. Officers for 2007. Agenda was adopted unanimously with the above changes.
March minutes approved previously by email.
Gillette provided update of account balances-checking balance $9,340.20, savings balance $17,246.37. An updated Program Budget was also provided.
COMMITTEE REPORTS and ASSIGNMENTS:
Membership: Claes was absent but provided an email report. 140 active members, 11 suspended members.
Newsletter: Sprague absent. It was reviewed and decided that newsletter items should be to Sprague by May 19th, articles to be included are:
- President Corner: Butler
- Feb meeting summary: Butler
- July Load Inspection training: Doak
- Educational Scholarships, Batchelder Adams
- Professional Development Scholarships: Briest
- Exchange board on website: Sprague
- History of Colorado SWANA: Barton
- Treasurer’s report: Gillette
Technical Programs: May 23, 2006 Boulder County Recycle facility. Board meeting will start at 10:00am. So far we have 7 signed up. We will be tougher on those who sign up and do not show up. Online training session will probably be on Friday July 14 at CDPHE. Cost will be about $1,200. Discussed possibility of additional sites or of taping programs. Asked if this could count towards state training requirement- Roger will check.**** (Roger has confirmed that this training will fulfill their regulatory requirement as described in Section 2.12(B)(3) of the solid waste regulations) Discussed timing and length of time. Friday afternoon versus Friday morning.
Annual Meeting: Call for presentations-nothing came back. Ideas that were discussed- landfill gas and impact on groundwater, composting in the San Luis Valley, ET covers/alternative liners for landfills, report on numbers collected from the state on recycling volumes, single stream recycling, conversion technologies, update from CDPHE, lunch speaker- State Geologist??, e-waste- universal waste handling, avian mortalities, waste diversion.
Professional Development & Scholarships: Briest, Doak, Stewart, and Gordon met and reviewed application from high school senior. Motion was made and approved by all to accept this and move this applicant forward for consideration at the national SWANA level- applicant Kaitlyn Edmiston. This approval was based on us receiving no other applications before the May 1 deadline. Butler moved, Doak Second- all yea. Discussed lack of response on the professional development. Need to remind members that it is available, maybe invite non-members as guest, and promote this better.
Nominations: Please let Briest know if you are interested in serving in the same capacity or in a different capacity.. Let him know what offices you are interested in.
Legislative: no report.
International Board: no report.
Website/Webmaster: website has been updated with minutes and training from February. To date we have received 2006 website sponsorships from the following companies: LBA Associates, AquAeTer, and Weaver Boos Consultants. Thank you.
Next Board Meeting: Next meeting will be at Boulder County Recycle Facility off of Arapahoe Road in Boulder. The board meeting will be at 10:00am and the training/tour will start at noon with lunch. Remember to register.
Adjourned at 11:28am.
Gillette resigned as fill in Secretary due to being incompetent.