Gallia, Jackson, Meigs & Vinton Solid Waste Management District
The Policy Committee of the Gallia, Jackson, Meigs & Vinton Solid Waste Management
District met Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Call to Order
Chairman, Harold Montgomery, called the meeting to order @ 3:31 p.m.
Roll Call was taken with the following members present: Gallia County: Harold Montgomery,
James Allen, Lana Lane - Proxy for Barb Bradley, Michelle Miller, Randy Halley; Jackson
County: Jerry Hall, Randy Heath, Greg Ervin, Kevin Aston (late for Roll Call), Roy
Arthur, Tom Woltz (late for Roll Call); Meigs County: Tim Ihle, Marilyn Anderson,
Tom Anderson, Jon Jacobs, Mike Gerlach, Larry Marshall; Vinton County: Janelle McManis,
Gerald Stewart – Proxy for Nick Rupert Sr. Guests included: Nick Rupert, Jr. and
Bruce Downard of Rumpke. District Staff present were Terri Marchi and Cindy Saltsman.
Minutes of 7/25/13 were reviewed. Jon Jacobs made a motion to accept 7/25/13 minutes
Roy Arthur seconded the motion. All were in favor, motion passed.
Terri Marchi introduced two new members of the Policy Committee: Michelle Miller,
who replaced Lorie Neal who passed away, Kevin Aston, who replaced Greg Ervin as
Jackson County Health Commissioner and though he is not new to the Policy Committee,
Greg Ervin replaced Tom Carlisle who also passed away.
Plan Comments Terri Marchi said the Sub-Policy Committee (Harold Montgomery, Tom
Woltz, Jon Jacobs, Mike Bledsoe) along with the Executive Committee (Harold Montgomery,
Jerry Hall, Tim Ihle, Jerry Zinn) and our consultant met throughout the year in work
sessions to come up with this Draft Plan. The following is a guideline of the steps
that are to be taken: 1) The Policy Committee approves this Draft Plan, 2)Send Draft
Plan to OEPA for review, 3) Make EPA recommendation changes, 4) There will be a 30
day Public Comment Period, 5) Public Hearing on Public comments, 6) Policy Committee
meets to consider pubic comments and changes to plan update and approve plan update,
7) Mail plan to required agencies for ratification (90 days), and 8) Goes back to
OEPA for final approval. We have to have 3 out of 4 of the largest municipalities
(Gallipolis, Jackson, Middleport, McArthur), 3 out of 4 of County Commissioners,
and 60% of all Trustees. We need to have 60% yes votes come in; a non vote is considered
a no vote.
Terri informed the Committee that the Board of Directors has entered into a contract
with Rumpke for the collection of our Drop-off Sites. The cost will be $237,510
annually plus a fuel surcharge, which we have guessed to be $275,510. Our locations
for the sites will remain the same with two new ones, one in Mercerville and the
other in Tupper Plains. There will be 5 containers here on the lot. Rumpke will
be placing their containers the end of December. Our bins will be removed after
the first of the year and should have all of them pulled and processed by January
10. The district will be laying off 6 employees. Job & Family Services will be
coming soon to explain the process of unemployment to those affected soon.
Terri highlighted the Sections of the Plan to the Committee.
Section 2 explains our Goals. We have chosen Goal # 1 which is to provide Drop-off
Sites to 90% of our district population with plastic, glass, steel, newspaper and
aluminum to be recycled.
Sections 3 is a list of our Inventories.
Section 4 is our reference year, which is 2011.
Sections 5, 6, 7 & 8 are projections through 2029.
Section 8 has the Plan Budget and Carry-over Balances. We are in the black at the
end of 2029.
Terri said the Board of Directors has the right to change the plan budget as needed.
She also explained that per instructions of our legal counsel, Bill Cole, the Remediation
Fund will no longer be required in our Plan and the $300,000 set aside for that can
be used elsewhere in our budget.
Randy Heath made a motion to accept Resolution 1113-A (to approve draft Plan and
send to OEPA), James Allen seconded the motion. Vote was done by Roll Call. Harold
Montgomery, yes; Jay Cremeens, not present; James Allen, yes; Lana Lane for Barb
Bradley, yes; Michelle Miller, yes; Randy Halley, yes; Brett Boothe, not present;
Jerry Hall, yes; Randy Heath, yes; Kevin Aston yes; Dan Lockard, not present; Tom
Woltz, yes; Roy Arthur, yes; Greg Ervin, yes; Tim Ihle, yes; Mike Gerlach, yes; Larry
Marshall, yes; Tom Anderson, yes; Jon Jacobs, yes; Marilyn Anderson, yes; John Musser,
not present; Mike Bledsoe, not present; Jim Wooddell, not present; Janelle McManis,
yes; Gerald Stewart for Nick Rupert, yes; Rex Phillips, not present; Matt Chesser,
not present; Vicki Maxwell, not present. Motion passed with 19 yes votes.
Randy Heath said he wanted to thank the staff and everyone that worked on the Plan.
They did a fine job.
With a motion by Jon Jacobs and a second by Roy Arthur, the Policy Committee adjourned
at 4:04 p.m.
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