CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 6:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah
Present: Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding
Council Members: Charelle Bowman, Joel Wright, Jim Perry, Gary Maxwell (6:15 p.m.), Eric Richardson (6:17 p.m.)
Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager
Kim Holindrake, City Recorder
Rachel Brown, Assistant to the City Manager-Finance
Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber
Others: Diane Kirk, Ken Kirk, Delynn Rodeback, Karissa Neely, Tom Hutchison, Greg Walkenhorst
1. This work session of the City Council of the City of Cedar Hills, having been posted throughout the City and the press notified, was called to order at 6:14 p.m. by Mayor McGee.
• Presentation to the City by Rocky Mountain Power Regarding Blue Sky (6:14 p.m.)
Delynn Rodeback, Customer and Community Manager with Rocky Mountain Power, presented a plaque to Mayor McGee for the City’s participation in the Blue Sky Program. Cedar Hills is the first community in Utah County to participate in the Blue Sky program.
• Presentation by Waste Management (6:19 p.m.)
See handouts. Tom Hutchison, Waste Management, proposed expanding the co-mingle recycling program by offering a mandatory green waste program. He gave a presentation on the benefits and savings for a green waste program. The Council felt that the green waste program is great as a voluntary program, but not as a mandatory program. C. Maxwell stated that he feels a mandatory co-mingle recycling program would be more effective than a mandatory green waste program. Mayor McGee said there has been little savings in tipping fees from the co-mingle recycling program. C. Wright would be interested in a proposal that shows citywide co-mingle recycling and subscription-based green waste. C. Bowman agreed. C. Perry would like to see a proposal for a weekly co-mingle recycling pickup before going to a mandatory green waste. He would rather see green waste dumpsters placed around the City. Tom Hutchinson said that green waste dumpsters are often contaminated with other materials. C. Perry said that there are many residents who have one garbage can and any mandatory co-mingle recycling program will be a dramatic increase. The market determines prices; the City should not manipulate prices based on what services are more valuable. The Council requested quotes for mandatory and voluntary service for both co-mingle recycling and green waste. C. Wright further stated that he would like the co-mingle recycling rate to decrease by 75 cents.
2. This meeting was adjourned at 7:07 p.m. by Mayor McGee.
/s/ Kim E. Holindrake
Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder