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Recycling Committee Minutes 011310
Wednesday, January 13, 2010  4:00 PM

Call to Order  Commitee members present and answering roll call:
        Sally Bitan, Steve Hendry, John Henson, Bill McMahon
Non-Committee members present:
        Jay Reynolds, Bonny Rodden

Item 1  Town Budget Challenge - All
  • The Town will be receiving less of its operating budget from the state and must decide what to do about the gap.  There was much ad hoc about this topic.
  • The Committee is concerned about the perception that curbside recycling, and other eco-friendly services, may be targeted during cost cutting.
  • The Committee discussed ideas that could affect the costs and/or revenues from items within the committee's scope.
                *Cost charged for pay-as-you-throw trash bags
                *Fees charged at teh transfer station (recently revised)
                *Transfer station hours
                *Curbside trash collection
                *Curbside recyclables collection
  • The Town will be holding an online survey of residents to collect their thoughts on priorities for the budget.
Item 2  Topics for Next Meeting
  • Committee's recommendation/reaction to proposals from the Town Council.
Item 3  Next Meeting Date
  • The next meeting will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Public Works
Item 4  Adjournment
  • The meeting was adjourned after 6:00 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Bill McMahon
Secretary, Falmouth Recycling Committee


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