Environment, Health, & Sustainability Committee  - Minutes     
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The City of Nichols Hills

Minutes of the Nichols Hills Environment,

Health and Sustainability Commission

May 22, 2013

 

 

Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 10 AM on the 15th day of May, 2013.

Nancy Herzel, Chairman                                                                                Carlene Burger

Mary Ellen Ternes                                                                                           Peg Malloy

Marty Smith                                                                                                       Lucy Covington 

David Poole, City Manager                                                                            Randy Smith, Dep Public Works Dir        

Kristi Hort, City Clerk, Fin Director                                                           Randy Lawrence, Public Works Dir

 

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, Peg Malloy, Mary Ellen Ternes, Carlene Burger, Lucy Covington and Marty Smith were present.­­­­­­­­­­

 

3.      Approval of Minutes:  February 27, 2013

 

APPROVED:  Burger made a MOTION to approve the February 27, 2013; the motion was seconded by Malloy. 

            AYES: Herzel, Burger, Malloy, Ternes, Smith and Covington.

                        NAYES: None

 

4.      Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding recycling.

 

Members discussed the success of recycling the Christmas trees into mulch, the increase in Recycling in the Hills customer base (over 90) and the recycling line item on the utility bills where it shows $0. No action was taken.

 

5.      Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding waste.

 

Chairman Herzel pulled this item from the agenda.

 

6.      Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding new plantings & landscaping in easements.

 

Chairman Herzel pulled this item from the agenda.

 

7.      Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action regarding grey water.

 

Mr. Albert Janco spoke to commission members and provided grey water information.  His discussion included possible uses of grey water.  Mary Ellen shared that according to the state statue, grey water can only be used within certain parameters.  Municipalities must adopt an ordinance providing specific parameters for use in a manner consistent with state statue in order for that city to to use grey water.   Ternes moved the EHS commission look at Oasis to find an ordinance that is consistent with Oklahoma statues and would work in Nichols Hills then propose that for city council consideration, with the anticipation of forward thinking of grey water use when remodeling and/or building homes. Burger seconded the motion.

 

 

            AYES: Herzel, Burger, Malloy, Ternes, Smith and Covington.

                        NAYES: None

 

8.      Announcements.

 

Members discussed possibilities of water retention concerns.

 

 

9.      Adjournment.

 

     

 

Nancy Herzel                   

Nancy Herzel, Chairman

 

 

 

Kristi Hort                 

Kristi Hort, City Clerk                                                 
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