Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The City of Nichols Hills
Minutes of the Nichols Hills Environment,
Health and Sustainability Commission
April 27, 2011

Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 3 p.m.  on the 22nd  day of April, 2011.

Nancy Herzel, Chairman                       Mary Frates
Pat Schonwald                                     Carlene Burger
Mary Ellen Ternes                                 Amy Loper
Marty Smith                                           Peg Malloy
Kathy Brewer                                        David Poole, City Manager 
Charles Hooper, 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, Peg Malloy, Pat Schonwald, and Amy Loper were present. Marty Smith arrived shortly following the vote on approval of minutes.  The following members were absent: Carlene Burger, Mary Ellen Ternes, Kathy Brewer.

3. Approval of Minutes:

a. Meeting March 23, 2011

MOTION to approve the minutes was moved by Malloy seconded by Schonwald.   AYES:  Malloy, Loper, Schonwald, Herzel, and Frates.

Chairman Herzel advised the commission would discuss agenda item 5 next.  (Minutes are in agenda order.)
4. Discussion, Consideration and Possible recommendation of recycling fee.

 Chairman Herzel requested this item be TABLED until Member Ternes is present due to the her extensive research on behalf of this commission.  Member Frates requested City Manager Poole to research the recycle bank program through Waste Connection which The Village has recently began.  She advised this program is going nationwide.  Discussion continued regarding the conversation of increasing the monthly recycle fee for each resident by $2.

No action taken on this agenda item.

5. Discussion regarding Earth Day

All members joined in a lengthy discussion of the success of the Earth Day Birthday Celebration, along with Kathy Walker speaking in agreement of the success. 

6. Announcements.

Peg Malloy requested the EHS Rules and Regulations be posted on the website.  Chairman Herzel advised she will put this on the agenda for next week.

The pending ACOG trail grant was discussed.

7. Adjournment

Chairman Herzel adjourned the meeting.


Nancy Herzel
Nancy Herzel, Chairman


Kristi Hort                             David Poole
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Kristi Hort, City Clerk            David Poole, City Manager


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