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Energy & Resource Management Committee Minutes July 19, 2000

CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Hardwick called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m.

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Hardwick, Hoover, Schmidt, Pendarvis, Adamson

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Roberts, Pugh, Burtner, Mahaffey, Murphy

STAFF PRESENT:

Associate Planner Viado, and Clerical Support Haberman

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of June 21, 2000 were APPROVED.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

California Integrated Waste Management Board Cal/MAX Partnership Mini Grant (Business Recycling)

Associate Planner Viado recapped the discussion held at the June 21st meeting regarding the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) mini-grant program for business recycling. This is a competitive grant program, which involves promotion of the CalMAX catalog. This catalog contains information on businesses that have waste products available for recycling, as well as industry seeking a source to use their waste products. Applications must be submitted by August 4, 2000. A subcommittee was assigned to review the grant materials and make a recommendation to the full committee at this meeting.

Committee member Hoover stated the sub committee researched the feasibility of applying for the grant. The subcommittee found that the City's lack of heavy industrial businesses that would benefit from the CalMax Program, and the fact that commercial waste is processed at the materials recovery facility, demonstrates the CalMAX Program would not be appropriate for Fullerton at this time. Committee members concurred with the subcommittee's recommendations and agreed the City should not pursue the CalMAX Partnership Mini Grant at this time.

Cancellation of August ERMC Meeting

Chairman Hardwick confirmed with Associate Planner Viado that there were no significant items for the Committee to review or take action on in the month of August. As such, it was determined that the ERMC August meeting would be cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting would be held on Wednesday, September 20th.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were no members of the public in attendance.

COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS

Committee Member Hoover told members about the Reuse Assistance Grants offered by the California Integrated Waste Management Board and indicated the program should be further explored. Committee Member Hoover believed the grant might cover the cost of Fullerton's Greenwaste Program. After a lengthy discussion, Chairman Hardwick asked Associate Planner Viado to review the feasibility of applying for this grant.

Chairman Hardwick reminded committee members of the continuous issues of the various beach closings due to bacteria and urban run off. He suggested that the ERMC submit recommendations to the City Council regarding Fullerton becoming more involved and taking appropriate measures with regards to the city's urban run off.

Associate Planner Viado indicated this item would be placed on the Committee's September meeting agenda where further discussion can be held on the issues.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be September 20, 2000.

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