Floyd Mitchell Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Agency Executive Board Minutes January 11th, 2022
On Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in the Meeting Room at the Floyd Mitchell Chickasaw Landfill at 5:30 p.m. the regular meeting of the Executive Board of the Floyd Mitchell Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Agency was held in person and by Zoom due to COVID-19.
Vice Chairman, Doug Kamm in the chair, Executive Board members, Trevis O’Connell, Steve Smolik, and Rick Bodensteiner were in the BoardRoom. Members present by Zoom, Cindy Lantow and Bobby Schwickerath. Jerry Joerger arrived at 5:34 p.m. Absent: Al Anhorn.
Employees Present: Christian Fox, Director and Lori King Office Manager.
Guests Present: None
A motion was made by Trevis O’Connell, second by Steve Smolik to approve the consent agenda as presented including Minutes of the October 2021 Executive Board Meeting and the Summary List of Bills for November and December 2021. All members present voting aye, motion carried.
Citizen Forum: None
Discussion/Decision regarding CPI and potentially increasing the tipping fees: It was brought to the attention of the board that the current CPI from November 2021 was 6.8 percent. Joerger presented the current financials of the Landfill and stated he thought that overall we were in good shape, he also stated that he did not want to get behind the eight ball by not increasing the tipping fees. After much discussion, a motion was made by Joerger to table until the July Executive Board meeting and second by O’Connell. All members present voting aye, motion carried.
Discussion/Decision sick time for employees- It was brought to the attention of the board that the Landfill did not offer sick time/leave for employees. Fox stated he thought it would be a good idea to have a policy in place for “sick time/leave” that was similar to what the three Counties had in place. Lantow explained that she thought that the Landfill went away with sick time and vacation time and combined it to paid time off. It also stated by Fox that in the past, employees working at the landfill have had the Covid virus and gotten paid out for their time off by the Landfill. After much discussion, Kamm stated he thought that Fox should come up with a policy similar to the Counties’ policies in place. With that said, Smolik made a motion to table until a policy could be written and presented to the board next month. Bodensteiner seconded, all members present voting aye, motion carried.
Christmas bonus for employees- Joerger brought to the attention of the board that Tim Zoll and himself agreed on purchasing $100 Hy Vee Gift Cards for each employee for Christmas presents from the Landfill Board. After some discussion a motion was made to approve the purchase by Bodensteiner and second by Smolik. All members present voting aye, motion carried.
Leachate Treatment discussion- Fox discussed with the board about the continuing issue with having limited options for the Landfill’s leachate disposal. He stated that within the next 5 years the Landfill may need to install another leachate storage lagoon and should look into more options for leachate treatment, evaporation and disposal. After some discussion, no board action was taken at this time.
Old Business- None
There being no further items requiring board action, the meeting was adjourned at 6:51 p.m. with a motion by Rick Bodensteiner second by Trevis O’Connell. All members present voting aye, motion carried.
February minutes will be published in the Enterprise Journal. A copy of these minutes can also be found on our website fmclandfill.org.