Friday, July 29, 2011

July Minutes

Ada Recycling Coalition

July 13, 2011

The following members were present: Garmon Smith, Trudy Nevland, Stan Fullingim, Glenda DeShazo, Ambrie Walker, Lisa Sharp, Deanna Piercy and Marilyn Ellis.

Garmon Smith, Chair, called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm.

Treasurer’s Report – Glenda DeShazo, Treasurer, distributed the Treasurer’s report, and it was accepted.

Minutes – Trudy Nevland distributed last month’s monthly minutes which were accepted for the record.

Ada’s Future Trash Collection and Recycling Plans – Garmon Smith reported that he and Doug Weirick met with Cody Holcomb, Shane Sweeney, Dick Scalf and a representative from WCA to discuss potential trash collection and whether or not recycling would be considered in the future. Smith said it was a very productive meeting and that he was under the impression that the city’s garbage collection service would soon be contracted out, and that curbside recycling was being strongly considered. In addition, it looks very likely that cardboard recycling will stay with the city and possibly even be expanded, as the current commercial program is working so well.

Oklahoma Green Expo – Members agreed that next year’s event might do better if it were held in April for Earth Day and when students are still in class. Members also agreed that they would like to see Leilani Munter (racecar driver / environmentalist) return, as well as the Secretary of the Environment.

County Fair – Trudy Nevland made a motion that ARC man a booth at the County Fair this year (Sept 1 thru 3) and to allow Lisa Sharp share it with her green endeavors. Deanna Piercy seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Sharp was made the committee chair and was given a check to reserve the space. A signup sheet for volunteers will be forthcoming.

Ada Air Show – Garmon Smith, who was responsible for trash this year, would like to see recycling bins setting next to each trashcan next year and that “go green” be advertised. Smith reported that five 95-gallon containers of bottles were collected.

Chickasaw Nation Recycling Update – Ambrie Walker reported the ReUse Center was going well and that air-conditioning units were installed. Walker also mentioned that the Chickasaw Nation may like to partner with the city on a composting program.

City of Ada Recycling Update – Stan Fullingim reported the recycling center remains very busy, and that cardboard is currently selling at $170 and mixed paper for $140.


ADJOURNMENT – The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 pm.

Submitted by: Trudy Nevland, ARC Secretary

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