Minutes of SWANA Rocky Mountain Chapter Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
23 May, 2006, 10:00 am Boulder County Recycling Facility, 1901 63rd Street, Boulder, CO 80246 720-564-2221
Present: Debby Barton, Laurie Batchelder Adams, John Briest, Roger Doak, Stephen Gillette, Cathryn Stewart
Absent: Leonard Butler, Kathy Claes, Cindi Etcheverry, Susie Gordon, Dick Sprague
Minutes are in the order of the agenda and not necessarily in order of discussions.
CALL TO ORDER: Informal meeting was conducted until 11:06 when a quorum was declared present and actions could be taken. Meeting called to order at 11:06 as 6 of 11 directors present for a quorum.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: Barton/Doak moved/seconded to adopt the agenda, as amended (note the July training date was changed to Friday, 14 July 2006). Motion carried unanimously.
April minutes previously approved via email. Gillette again recommended that Barton would be Secretary for life.
Gillette provided treasurer report showing $9,318.82 in checking, $17,246.37 in savings Membership dues reimbursement had not gone in for May as of 15 May 2006.
COMMITTEE REPORTS and ASSIGNMENTS:
Membership: Letters sent to new members. Butler had forwarded membership information to board members last week.
Newsletter: Articles promised were sent in as reported by board members present. Discussion held about adding the WASTECON info and receiving $50 from National. Consensus was to also post WasteCon info to the website.
Technical Programs: There are 17 pre-registered for today’s meeting. Question was asked about why there was a low attendance. Comment made that several folks are beginning vacations plus this is the week before the three day memorial day weekend (point of interest, Briest, Batchelder Adams and Barton begin their vacations on 24 May and Doak will be gone all next week. These may be indications for state-wide participation issues.). As quorum was present, discussion held on the 14 July training meeting. Batchelder Adams/Gillette moved/seconded to accept the SWANA contract and direct Butler to sign as chapter president. Doak and Gillette will work on getting out the registration form. Barton noted that the deadline date is by 9 June for national so 2 June was set for local deadline. Discussion held on registration fee. Purpose of the Waste Screening class is to allow operators to meet the state criteria for training. Gillette recommended that individuals who attend the 14 July training receive a $25 discount for annual meeting registration. Consensus was this would be an excellent tool to encourage participation in both training and the annual meeting. Consensus was the fees should be set at $20 and $50 (member versus nonmember).
Annual Meeting 2006: Discussion held on status. Gillette checked on the Inn and it was overbooked due to graduation events at Adams State College. Gillette will check on status of transportation for Thursday tour. Batchelder Adams will talk with Darrius to try to schedule tire shredder closer to Alamosa instead of landfill. Goal to get the final registration out by 15 August with heads up “Save the Date” notice in July.
Educational Scholarship: The Edmiston scholarship request signed and sent out by FedEx.
Professional Development: No requests have been received to date.
Nominations: Butler has indicated he would like to hand the reins over to someone else to be the president for a few years. Gillette is willing to continue as treasurer. Barton is willing to continue as secretary but not for life. Others have indicated they are willing to continue.
Legislative: Batchelder Adams provided update on three bills in the state legislature. She will provide updated table for posting to the website.
- HB 1074: The bill is an extension of the current Waste Tire Fee. It passed and was signed.
- HB 1095: Environmental Purchasing Preference bill passed both houses but was vetoed by Governor Owens.
- HB 1303: This bill is diverting the $30 million paid back to the HSRF that was “borrowed” in 2002. This bill died before full development.
- National Issues: No report.
International Board: Discussion on future funding needs of national to do current upgrade and then set up continual upgrade of the eight certification tests. Anticipate needing $500,000 to $750,000 to upgrade current offerings (about 40,000 to 60,000 depending on the discipline). Four alternatives for national:
- Adjust budget but there is very little overage to adjust
- Request and obtain corporate sponsorship
- Increase registration fees for training and classes and/or increase membership fees
- Have loan program similar to the e-business loan for upfront costs.
Consensus of the board members was to support a T-Investment (Training Investment) similar to bonds for building programs.
Website/Webmaster: Additional advertisers include Golder & Associates, Ted D. Miller Associates and Colorado Lining.
Next Board Meeting: Next board meeting will be at 7:00 am at LaPeep’s on Orchard Blvd and I-25 on Tuesday, 20 June 2006.
With no further business, meeting was adjourned at 11:50 am.