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Minutes - February 22, 2018 (Draft, subject to correction)
Members Present: Larissa Thomas, chair, Jeff Cosulich, Kerry Diskin, Doug Stewart
Alternate member present: Mike Jordan
Member Not Present: Linda Penkalski
Meeting was convened at the Lamoine Town Hall by Chairman Thomas at 7:00 PM.
Topics Discussed: Proposed Electronics Recycling Event June 2 at Lamoine Transfer Station, Sponsored by LCC
Subsequent to our February 14, 2018, meeting, Doug Stewart inquired with Electronics End of Brewer, Maine, about the possibility of conducting an electronics recycling event in Lamoine this summer. Electronics End has on previous occasions come to the Lamoine Transfer Station to accept electronics for recycling, and LCC has provided volunteers to assist with traffic control and handling of items. Last summer, Electronics End did not come to Lamoine, citing smaller collections after to two consecutive years. When Doug inquired this week, Electronics End indicated a willingness to come to Lamoine, provided we pay a $100 fee to ensure that it is not a money-losing proposition for them, considering the difficult recycling market that currently exists. One date was available: June 2, 2018, from 8 am to noon.
The group discussed the merits of the proposal, and the main concern, initially expressed by Mike Jordan, was that Electronics End would be at Home Depot later in the summer, so why should LCC spend money to have them come to Lamoine in June. It was explained that the event at Home Depot was sponsored by a service organization (Chair Larissa Thomas misidentified them as the Lions Club, but it is actually the Noontime Rotary Club of Ellsworth) that required a “donation.” While all agreed that supporting that organization’s good works was worthy and proper, we were concerned that a mandatory donation might create a barrier for some, and we wanted to ensure broad access to recycling services. The present members and alternate then voted unanimously in support of spending $100 from the LCC account (which stands at $780.38 as of February 22, 2018) to sponsor Electronics End at the Transfer Station and lock in the date of June 2. Chair Larissa Thomas was tasked with seeking approval from the Select Board and then contacting Chris Meyer, Transfer Station Manager, if the event is approved.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 PM.
Minutes were taken by _______Larissa Thomas______________
and approved on _____________________________.