The meeting was called to order at 10:00 am. Supervisors Peterson & Bilek were in attendance along with the Clerk and the Crow Wing County Solid Waste Coordinator.
The Clerk provided a summary of projections for operations of the Recycling Center into 2018 based on revenue & costs during 2016 and first quarter of 2017. Just over 221 tons of recyclable materials had been collected in 2016 which calculates to a rate of $74.49 dollars of SCORE funding per ton collected – well below the target rate of $227 per ton. Collection in the first quarter of 2017 showed a 21% increase over the same period in 2016.
A discussion took place regarding the SCORE funding for 2018. Funding provided in 2016 was $16,500, but actual costs for hauling recyclables totaled $26,878. Funding for 2017 has been received at $22,500, 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. Possible ways to contain or reduce hauling costs were discussed.
Based on the projections and past performance, SCORE funding for 2018 was set at $30,000.
No Board action was taken.
There being no further business to conduct, the meeting adjourned at 10:45 am.
Ideal Township Clerk
May 30th, 2017