The City of Nichols Hills
Minutes of the Nichols Hills Environment,
Health and Sustainability Commission
September 28, 2011
Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 11:45 a.m. on the 23rd day of September, 2011.
Nancy Herzel, Chairman Mary Frates
Pat Schonwald Carlene Burger
Mary Ellen Ternes Peg Malloy
Randy Smith, Interim Public Works Director Kristi Hort, City Clerk, Fin Director
1. Call to Order
Chairman Herzel called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
2. Roll Call
Acknowledgement was made by Chairman Herzel that she along with Members, Mary Frates, Lucy Covington, Carlene Burger and Marty Smith were present. The following members were absent: Pat Schonwald, Mary Ellen Ternes and Peg Malloy.
3. Approval of Minutes:
a. Meeting – April 27, 2011 and August 24, 2011
APPROVED: MOTION to approve the minutes was moved by Burger, seconded by Frates. AYES: Herzel, Covington, Burger, Smith and Frates.
4. Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding recycling.
Chairman Herzel advised commission members that David Poole and Randy Smith have continued to work with Allied Waste over the past month. Continuing she advised that Allied Waste is still reviewing the issue and recommends tabling this item until the October meeting.
Mary Frates inquired if house side recycling will ever be available in Nichols Hills. David Poole and Nancy Herzel advised this would be another business for Nichols Hills and for now this commission should focus on the directive of Nichols Hills City Council to determine a feasible, cost effective manner of running the recycling center while simultaneously eliminating contaminated loads which defeats the goals of maintaining such a center.
Recyclables and hazardous waste were also discussed. Mr. Bill Arnold advised the group the Goodwill facility just north of Wilshire and Western has a recycle bin which accepts type 3 through 7 plastics. Continued research regarding the possibility of a hazardous waste pick-up day in April for the Nichols Hills residents was also discussed.
Chairman Herzel concluded the discussion with tabling this item until October.
At the beginning of this meeting Chairman Herzel express the board’s sympathy to the Nichols Hills staff.
APPROVED: Moved by Burger, seconded by Covington. AYES: Herzel, Covington, Burger, Smith and Frates.
Nancy Herzel, Chairman
Kristi Hort David Poole
Kristi Hort, City Clerk David Poole, City Manager