April 17, 2008
Solid Waste Board
@6:00:06 p.m. Chairman John Schuler opened a meeting in the Commissioner’s
Chambers of the City/County Building. Present were Board Members John Schuler;
Richard Juhnke; Norbert Herauf; and Sue Nelson; Landfill Manager Lois Hatfield;
Richard Wright, transfer station; Bill Hurley, operations; Bruce Martin, public citizen;
Sue Martin, public citizen; Dave Duffy, City County Sanitation; Randy Taylor, public
citizen; Gay Juhnke, public citizen; and Commission Minutes Clerk John Mueller.
Schuler read into the record the minutes from a March 20, 2008, meeting.
Nelson made a motion to accept the minutes. Juhnke seconded that motion. Motion
The committee tabled a review of its by-laws.
There was discussion about a committee secretary. The county human resource manager
requested each committee member submit a bulleted list of job qualifications and hours
per month the secretary would be needed.
The committee discussed its April 8, 2008, meeting with the Commission. There was
discussion about the status of gaining a board member from Clyde Park per committee
request and changing Resolution #985 to add two additional members to the committee,
one being from Clyde Park. Nelson said language exists noting a commissioner can sit
on the committee if needed.
Nelson reported Larry Lahren informed her today Susan Swimley is the acting attorney
for the county addressing the solid waste lawsuit and injunction. The committee will
request Swimley attends the next committee meeting to provide a status update of the
There was discussion about the committee's status and abilities as an administrative body
per Montana Code Annotated (MCA). The committee will research MCA.
Lois Hatfield gave an update on the Park County Landfill and submitted a landfill receipt
transmittal report for March 2008, and a Park County Landfill Yearly Transmittal report
for July 2007 – March 2008.
There was discussion about