The meeting was called to order at 10:30 am. Supervisors Peterson & Bilek were in attendance along with the Clerk, the lead Transfer Station Attendant, and the Crow Wing County Solid Waste Coordinator.
The Clerk provided a summary of projections for operations of the Recycling Center into 2019 based on revenue & costs during 2017 and first quarter of 2018. Just over 219 tons of recyclable materials had been collected in 2017 which calculates to a rate of $102.44 dollars of SCORE funding per ton collected – well below the target rate of $227 per ton.
A discussion took place regarding the SCORE funding for 2019. Funding provided in 2017 was $22,500, but actual costs for hauling recyclables totaled $26,077. Funding for 2018 has been received at $30,000, but projections show that costs will again exceed the funding level. Revenue from permits and fees allocated to the recycling fund help offset the difference but does not cover all costs of hauling and administration of the recycling program. Discussed feasibility of installing compacting rolloffs to reduce the number of times they have to be emptied.
Based on the projections and past performance, SCORE funding for 2019 was set at $35,000.
No Board action was taken.
There being no further business to conduct, the meeting adjourned at 10:55 am.
Ideal Township Clerk
June 8th, 2018