Present: Curt Ahrendsen, Kathy Andrew, Debby Barton,
Brenna Barrett, Cameron Beul, John Briest, Stephen Gillette, Susie
Gordon, Jerry Henderson, Neil Nowak, Tom Schweitzer, Dick Sprague,
Cathryn Stewart, Tom Strickland
Absent: Curt Ahrendsen
Call To Order:
Meeting called to order by Stewart at 1:28 pm as a
quorum was present with a total of 18 members present (16 required
to reach 10% of current membership by Bylaws)
Adoption Of Agenda:
Gillette/Nowak moved/seconded to adopt agenda. Motion carried.
Gillette reported a checking balance of $29,194.64, Savings balance
of $19,754.28 and an e-loan balance to National SWANA of $17,364.30.
The balance does not include bills outstanding for the annual meeting.
Board Members: Briest requested for any additional
ballots to be turned in before providing the final count on the ballot.
Results of ballot indicated the following tally:
- Stewart (President) – 15
- Ahrendsen (Vice President) – 15
- Barton (Secretary) – 14
- Gillette (Treasurer) – 15
- Andrew (Director) – 15
- Beul (Director) – 14
- Henderson (Director) – 15
- Nowak (Director) – 15
- Schweitzer (Director) – 15
- Strickland (Director) – 15.
There was a call for any nominations from the
floor. None were heard. Gillette/Sprague
moved/seconded to close nominations and accept ballot results.
Motion carried unanimously.
Bylaws Revisions: Results of ballot tally
was 15 to approve proposed changes. Barton thanked Mark McMullen for
reviewing the bylaws in detail and making several strong recommendations
which were included in the proposed Bylaws changes sent to the membership
for review and approval/disapproval.
In accordance with National SWANA
requirements, the proposed changes were also sent to National. National
counsel, Barry Sharnoff wrote back stating that a legal review would
need to be done to check for conformance with current state (Colorado)
law which he could provide for about 4 to 5 hours of work at $250 per
hour. He recommended that the proposed ballot measure on the bylaws
changes be discarded until the state review could be done. The bylaws
were last revised in October 2004 and had been sent to National at
that time with no comment received back then. Sprague explained that
the last legal counsel review was made sometime prior to 2001 or 2000.
Sprague/Batchelder Adams moved/seconded to have the Colorado SWANA
Chapter Bylaws reviewed for state conformance.
Friendly amendment “for
an amount not to exceed $1,200 was suggested by Strickland. Both parties
to the original motion agreed to the motion. Motion considered was “to
have the Colorado SWANA Chapter Bylaws reviewed for state conformance
in an amount not to exceed $1,200.” Motion was approved unanimously.
Some of the members called by Board members expressed interest that
the chapter continues to offer the chance for certification testing
but preferably before the start of the meeting instead of a Friday
afternoon. There was no other input offered during the meeting.
Air Quality Guidance Assistance: Stewart informed the members that
the Board of Directors had been working with the Air Quality Pollution
Division to set up an informal meeting to discuss assisting in developing
guidelines for solid waste facilities for air pollution issues. This
effort is a result of the technical session held in the spring with
air quality and stormwater division personnel. The informal meeting
will probably be held the first part of November and any members wishing
to participate were encouraged to notify either Stewart or John Briest.
Board Member Openings: Members were encouraged to
express interest in serving on the board of directors. To date two
members have expressed an interest: Juri Freeman (SERA) and Bill Stalzer
With nothing further to discuss, Sprague/Johannes
adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 pm.