10/15/18 – Solid Waste Committee Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER COUNTY
SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE MEETING
OCTOBER 15, 2018

The Town of Spider Lake Solid Waste Committee meeting was called to order immediately following the Health & Safety committee meeting by Committee Chair Brandt. Present were committee members Brandt, Hucker, Huot and Clerk Ferda. A motion was made by Hucker to recommend to the Town Board that the hourly rate for the attendant be increased by $0.25 an hour effective January 1, 2019. The motion died for lack of a second.

A motion was made by Huot to recommend to the Town Board that the hourly rate for the attendant be increased by $0.50 an hour effective January 1, 2019. Discussion followed. 2nd by Hucker. All in favor. Motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding options to lower the costs of solid waste collection and recycling. The volume of garbage and recycling has increased. Brandt suggested that residents must bring garbage along with recycling or be charged a fee for recycling. Hayward uses this practice. Hucker wonders how Round Lake with three times the population is open for only two days a week for fewer hours. Increasing the bag charge is another option. Motion was made by Huot and 2nd by Hucker to increase the thirty-three gallon bag fee from $3.50 to $4.00 and to increase any bag over thirty-three gallons from $5.00 to $6.00. All in favor. Motion carried.

After discussion, the solid waste line item for 2019 will be increased to $8,600.00 and the recycling line item will be increased to $11,400.00.

Brandt received several options from Republic Services to possibly lower the pick-up fees. After discussion, it was decided to try pick-up once a month (4 trash & 4 recycling bins) during the winter and early spring season beginning November 1st if pricing appears favorable.

White goods and TV’s collected throughout the summer will be delivered to Roy’s Enterprises. He will charge $20-$25 per TV. Beginning in 2019, the fee for TV’s will be $25.00. The list of fees for white goods and TV’s will be updated.

Motion to adjourn was made by Hucker and 2nd by Huot. All in favor. Motion carried.

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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