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Recycling Committee Minutes 020909
Monday, February 9, 2009
5:00 PM
Roll Call           Present and answering roll call: Steve Hendry, John Henson, Bill McMahon, Satoria Pelton, Jay Reynolds, Bonny Rodden 

Item 1  New Meeting Time
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†  Some committee members have conflicts with the current meeting time.¬† A new meeting time was discussed to help accommodate all members.
·         The new meeting time is the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM
·         This makes the next meeting Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 4:00 PM
Item 2  New Chairman
·         Kelly Fernald has stepped down as the chairperson of the committee due to other commitments.  Thank you for your many years chairing the committee Kelly.
·         Steve Hendry was elected the new committee chairman
Item 3  Budget Cuts
·         Silver bullet hauling costs, bulky items at the transfer station and the fee schedule at the transfer station will all be reviewed as part of reducing the overall budget. 
·         The transfer station fee schedule will be reviewed at the next meeting
·         The idea of raising more revenue from the Bargain Barn was raised.  Satoria will check in with prices charged at Cape Elizabeth’s facility. 
Item 4   ecoMaine Recycling Award
·         Falmouth High School student Ben Boudreau was Falmouth’s nominee for the ecoMaine Recycling Award.  Ben was a finalist for the overall award. 
Item 5 Agenda for March Recycling Committee meeting
·         The next Recycling Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 4:00 PM at Parks & Public Works
·         The following agenda was submitted for the next meeting:

I.          Call to Order
II.          Approval of Last Meeting’s Minutes
III.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Swearing in of Members ‚Äď Ellen Planer
IV.        Past Business
        a.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Council Update ‚Äď Were options discussed? (Bonny)
        b.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Regionalization Update? (Jay)
V.         New Business
        a.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Review Mission of Committee
        b.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† DEP Annual Recycling Report ‚Äď Jay
        c.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Website
                        Posting Minutes/Agenda’s
                        Silver Bullet Survey
                        What else can we post? i.e. useful links to composting, useful ECOMAINE pages, etc.
        d.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Goals for 2009
                        How to increase rates?
                        Education Programs?
                        Guest Speakers?
VI.        Next Meeting Date
        a.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† What is best way to communicate with members?
VII.       Adjournment
Adjourn            The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM
Respectfully submitted,
Bill McMahon
Secretary, Falmouth Recycling Committee


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