Butler County Times Gazette
  • County Commission approves solid waste review

  • Every year, Butler County's Solid Waste Committee conducts a review of the landfill's operations.
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  • Every year, Butler County's Solid Waste Committee conducts a review of the landfill's operations.
    During Monday's Butler County Commission meeting, Public Works Director Darryl Lutz gave the commissioners draft minutes from the committee's most recent meeting.
    "It gives a pretty good highlight of what we've done in the meeting," he said. "One of the key things we do is we look at prior year waste activity."
    Lutz told the commissioners there was a higher volume of waste last year than in previous years, which he attributes to special construction and demolition projects, such as Skelly School.
    The committee also reviews recycle programs and the landfill's budget.
    Lutz asked the commissioners to accept the committee's report so he could forward it on to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in order to meet annual review requirements.
    The commissioners voted to approve the report.
    In other business, the commissioners:
    • approved the award of bids for the purchase of herbicides for the Butler County Weed Department for 2013. The department annually spends approximately $200,000 on chemicals. The motion passed 4-0. Commissioner Jeff Masterson was not present.
    • heard from Lutz about a $1 per ton overcharge landfill customers have been receiving since January. He inadvertently entered the number wrong in the computer system, so customers have been charged $32 instead of $31 a ton. He plans to contact all of the customers he can find, but said the customers who brought in 414 tons that were paid for with cash will probably not be able to be tracked down.
    • approved repairs in the amount of $13,315 for a loader at the north highway shop that has been having problems.

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