Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The City of Nichols Hills

Minutes of the Nichols Hills Environment,

Health and Sustainability Commission

February 22, 2012



Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 8:15 a.m. on the 20th day of February, 2012.

Nancy Herzel, Chairman                                                                                Mary Frates

Pat Schonwald                                                                                                   Carlene Burger

Mary Ellen Ternes                                                                                           Peg Malloy

Marty Smith                                                                                                       Lucy Covington 

David Poole, City Manager                                                                            Randy Smith, Public Works Dir 

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 Peg Malloy, Lucy Covington, Marty Smith, Carlene Burger, Mary Ellen Ternes and Mary Frates were present. The following members were absent: Pat Schonwald.


3.      Approval of Minutes:


a.      Meeting – January 25, 2012


APPROVED:  MOTION to approve the minutes was moved by Malloy, seconded by  Burger.  AYES: Herzel, Malloy, Covington, Smith, Burger, Ternes and Frates. NAYES: none.


4.      Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding recycling.


Chairman Herzel and City Manager David Poole updated commission members of a citizen’s suggestion regarding recycling.  Following lengthy discussion of reducing, reusing and recycling options Marty Smith will contact Goodwill and/or Chesapeake regarding their facilities on May and on Western.  Mary Ellen Ternes will also explore options for tiered residential garbage billing to encourage citizens to reduce waste.


5.      Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding hazardous & E-waste collection day.


Herzel advised a two sided flyer will be distributed to residents via the April Utility bill process.  The support of city council and funding up to $15,000 has been obtained for the Hazardous waste collection project during the Earth Day event.







6.      Discussion, Consideration, & Possible Action regarding Earth Day 2012.


All members are encouraged to attend and participate in this event.



7.      Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding no smoking in parks.


Mary Ellen Ternes informed the members that a state bill may allow local governments to ban smoking in public places. Discussion continued over the option of displaying signs in Nichols Hills parks asking citizens to refrain from smoking in the park. Chairman Herzel will ask city council if an ordinance or policy could be pursued while waiting on the outcome of the state legislation.



8.      Announcements.




9.      Adjournment


APPROVED:  MOTION to adjourn was moved by Burger, seconded by Frates.  AYES: Herzel, Malloy, Covington, Smith, Burger, Ternes and Frates. NAYES: none.





Nancy Herzel                  

Nancy Herzel, Chairman






Kristi Hort_________        David Poole                        

Kristi Hort, City Clerk         David Poole, City Manager


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