Minutes: August 9th, 2011

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Special Meeting

August 9, 2011

A Special Meeting to discuss Curbside Recycling was called to order by Chairman Matt Montowski on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building.

In attendance were Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Gary Mortus, Karen Shaw, Dave Petrick, Terry Thompson, Rich Zoyhofski and Lynne Zoyhofski.

Terry Thompson, Republic Services Area Marketing Manager, said Republic Services, known locally as Allied Waste Services, would like to offer subscription curbside recycling to the residents of Catawba Island Township. He said they will offer two 96-gallon totes to residents for $55 a quarter or $18.33 per month. The program is for trash collection once per week and recycling collection every other week.

Terry Thompson said residents wishing to continue with their current blue bag service may do so. He said those residents purchase their trash bag at local retailers for approximately $2.60 per bag or $26.00 per roll, fill the bag, and set the bag out for collection. He said residents wishing to continue the bag service can add recycling for $9 per month or $27 per quarter and receive a 96-gallon tote for recycling every other week.

Terry Thompson said the same is true for residents wishing to keep their current hauler if their hauler is not Republic Services. He said those residents can also contract every other week curbside recycling service through Republic Services for $9 per month or $27 per quarter.

Dave Petrick, Allied Waste Services-Sandusky Divisions Operations Manager, said the first and third Thursdays of the month will be designated as recycling collection days. Terry Thompson said Mondays are currently, and will continue to be designated for trash collection. Terry Thompson said optimally they would like to have trash and recycling collection on the same day. He said they need to know how many residents are interested in the service before they start rerouting collection days. Terry Thompson said if the demand is high the collection days could eventually be the same. He said they can offer a calendar to help, especially with holiday schedules.

The Trustees agreed curbside recycling would benefit township residents. The Trustees also agreed the program being offered by Republic Services is good and they hope it will reduce the amount of trash currently being brought to the recycling totes at the township.

Gary Mortus said the program being offered is less expensive than the regular trash collection service. Gary Mortus said he believes the low price will encourage people to recycle.

Dave Petrick said the program reduces the amount of trash they take to the landfill thus is a cost savings for them and helps to subsidize the recycling costs.

William Rofkar made a motion to adjourn the Special Meeting. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

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Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer