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					                                    GLENN COUNTY
                         WASTE MANAGEMENT REGIONAL AGENCY
                              A JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY

                                       MINUTES
                               WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1999

The Glenn County Waste Management Regional Agency Meeting convened at 5:30 p.m. on the above
date, at Glenn County Public Works Conference Room with the following members present:

DIRECTORS PRESENT:                 Marjorie Palmer             Dick Mudd
                                   Mike Murray                 Paul Barr
                                   Charles Harris

DIRECTORS ABSENT:                  Keith Hansen
                                   Thomas Tinsley


OTHERS PRESENT:                    Gerry de Roco               Randy Johnson
                                   Myron Holub
                                   Jennifer Peters

ITEMS DISCUSSED

1.    WELCOME
      Mr. de Roco welcomed everyone to the Regional Agency meeting.

2.    ROLL CALL
      Mr. de Roco conducted a roll call.

3.    ACTION ITEMS
      3.1  Bylaws
           Mr. de Roco stated that a meeting was held on Friday, October 8, 1999 between Randy
           Johnson, Mike Mistrot, and himself. In this meeting Mr. Johnson presented the Glenn
           County Waste Management Regional Agency (GCWMRA) bylaws which he had
           rewritten. Mr. de Roco stated that the newly rewritten bylaws were more appropriate
           than those that were previously proposed. The new bylaws were distributed to everyone
           present at the meeting.


      3.2    Approval of Minutes from July 7, 1999
             Mr. Murray made a motion to adopt the minutes from the July 7, 1999 meeting. Mr.
             Harris seconded the motion. A vote was taken with everyone voting aye except Dick
             Mudd who abstained, as he had not been present at that meeting. The motion carried.

      3.3    Election of New Officers
            Mr. de Roco stated that an election of new officers was needed due to the fact that Lori
            Pride, who had previously been elected as chairman, resigned. No election had taken
            place since then, as there had been no quorum at the subsequent meetings. Mr. Murray
            motioned to nominate Paul Barr for chairman. Mr. Harris seconded the motion. Mr.
            Mudd motioned to have a unanimous vote and close the nominations. Mr. Harris
            seconded the motion. A vote was taken with a unanimous vote of ayes. Ms. Palmer
            motioned to nominate Mike Murray as vice chairman. Mr. Harris seconded the motion.
            Mr. Mudd motioned to have a unanimous vote and close the nominations for Mike
            Murray as vice chairman. Mr. Harris seconded the motion. A vote was taken with
            everyone voting aye to close nominations and electing Mike Murray for vice chairman.

4.   DISCUSSION ITEMS:
     4.1  Report on Free Dump Day
          Mr. de Roco reported on the “Free Dump Day” held on September 25, 1999. Mr. de
          Roco stated that everything went well, as they were better prepared for this event. Mr. de
          Roco compared the recent event with the event held in April. At the September 25, 1999
          event there were 487 vehicles. They received 400 appliances during this event. A total
          of 2,500 tires were collected, approximately 1,000 tires were collected in Orland at the
          Fairgrounds, and in Willows a little over 100 tires were collected at Wal Mart. The
          remainder of the tires were collected at the landfill. Mr. de Roco stated that they have not
          yet calculated the cost of the event. Mr. de Roco stated that work has begun on the
          removal of the scrap metal pile.

     4.2    County-Wide Franchise Agreement
            Mr. de Roco reported that proposals have been made by the two city managers to
            combine the two cities and one county disposal franchises into one franchise. Mr.
            Johnson discussed the current separate franchises for the county and each of the two
            cities. Mr. Johnson stated that combining the franchises would be more efficient. Mr.
            Holub discussed the variations that currently exist between the separate franchise
            agreements and stated that he would be willing to negotiate a new contract combining all
            of the franchise agreements into one. Mr. de Roco stated that there are two issues to be
            decided, one the combination of all of the franchise agreements into one, and the other
            was mandatory disposal service. Mr. de Roco stated that state law requires garbage
            disposal weekly; however, this is not currently being enforced. Mr. Holub stated that he
            is willing to help educate the people of Glenn County regarding recycling and mandatory
            service. Mr. Holub also suggested that the move towards mandatory service be done in
            phases. Mr. Holub discussed the issue variations as they relate to the current rates and
            rate setting for mandatory service. Mr. Johnson stated that in the future it would be
            necessary to centralize all the disposal reporting information into larger entities to send to
            the state to show compliance with 939. Mr. de Roco discussed the calculation of AB 939
            numbers.

     4.3    Disposal of Appliances
            Mr. de Roco discussed the possibility of changing the policies regarding the acceptance
            of appliances at the landfill in the future. Mr. Johnson stated concern regarding potential
            problems that may occur if the practices of the acceptance of appliances at the landfill
           were changed. Mr. de Roco stated that this issue needs further review, public meetings,
           and that the matter would need to be taken to the Board of Supervisors before any
           changes are made. Mr. de Roco stated that this issue would be brought back to this
           agency in the future with some recommendations.

     4.4   Bylaws
           Mr. Murray stated that he reviewed the bylaws earlier today with Mike Mistrot, and that
           he would like to see them on the agenda at the next meeting for adoption. Mr. de Roco
           suggested the scheduling of a meeting specifically to approve the bylaws. Mr. Murray
           stated that he was willing to take the bylaws to the next city council meeting. Mr. Barr
           stated a special meeting would be scheduled to adopt the bylaws.

     4.5   Unincorporated County Clean Up Fund
           Mr. de Roco stated that the Board of Supervisors established a County Clean Up Fund in
           the amount of $20,000. Mr. de Roco stated that the issue of nuisances had been
           discussed previously, and that the problem in the past had always been who would be
           responsible for payment for the clean ups. There was no provision as to who was to pay,
           except to put a tax lean against the property. Mr. de Roco stated that two locations have
           already been approved.

     4.6   New and Existing Grants
           Mr. de Roco reported on the status of the Household Hazardous Waste building at the
           landfill. Mrs. Peters discussed the continuation of the Re-Refined Oil Racing Program at
           the Orland Fairgrounds Raceway using grant funds. Mrs. Peters provided an update on
           the Department of Conservation Grant. Mrs. Peters stated that the grant is nearing its
           completion and that they have submitted their final reports and final requests for
           reimbursement on the grant. Mrs. Peters discussed the two tire grants. She stated that
           work should begin on the grant to resurface the running track at Butte College at the end
           of football season, with the majority of the work to be completed after the weather clears
           in the Spring of 2000. Mrs. Peters reported that they are still working on the logistics for
           the tire amnesty day events including satellite locations and dates for the events. Mr. de
           Roco stated that Glenn County has applied for a HHW grant to conduct one-day
           collection events in Elk Creek, Hamilton City and Butte City. Mr. de Roco provided
           additional information regarding the HHW 7 county regional grant for the operations of
           the HHW building.

     4.7   Meeting Dates
           Mr. de Roco suggested that if they continue to have a problem of getting a quorum at the
           meetings that they should schedule this agency’s meetings on the same day as the joint
           city county meeting. Following discussion regarding the bylaws, the directors stated that
           they were all willing to take the bylaws back to their respective jurisdictions for approval,
           and a special meeting to discuss the bylaws would not be necessary. Mr. Barr scheduled
           the next meeting for January 5, 2000 at 5:30 p.m. at the Glenn County Public Works
           Conference Room.

5.   ITEMS FOR NEXT AGENDA
            Bylaws
            Election of New Officers

6.   ADJOURN MEETING
     Meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

				
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