Chairman Hardwick brought this discussion item forward to accommodate the City Managers schedule.
In light of the growing concerns of the continual California Energy Crisis, Chairman Hardwick invited City Manager Armstrong to speak with the committee regarding any plans and or recommendations the city may be able to give to the committee.
City Manager Armstrong spoke on the lack of information that the State Representatives and City Officials are given and indicated the issue is very political in nature. He then suggested that the best thing this committee could do is to invite representatives from Edison and other electricity providers to provide answers to the Committees' concerns. He also suggested that representatives from other City departments should speak at future meetings to discuss how the energy crisis affects their procedures. Other items the City Manager suggested the committee pursue: long-term solutions, public education and awareness program, and potential problems associated with energy use in the summer months.
Associate Planner Viado introduced the new Recording Secretary Andrea Bond.
Associate Planner Viado updated the committee on the Beverage Container Recycling Program. She indicated that there has been a positive response through the schools and they are currently working on more advertisement.
The Department of Conservation has notified the city that grant funds in the amount of $36,887 will be available to the city in July. Staff is proposing to use these funds to continue the existing program. There was some discussion on who is receiving the money. An overview of the pick-up and processing report from MG Disposal was given. The report, which detailed the amount of recyclables collected at the various public locations from July through December 2000, indicated positive results to each host school or organization.
Committee member Roberts suggested incorporating the few Placentia School District Schools that are within City of Fullerton boundaries. Staff will research the possibility of that modification and report back to the committee at a future meeting.
A motion to continue this program was made by Committee member McNelly and seconded by Committee member Roberts and unanimously approved.
Associate Planner Viado informed the committee that since the previous meeting, Administrative Services found that additional funds were available for the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Voucher Program previously approved by the committee at Five dollars ($5.00) per voucher. The City Council approved the program at the February 20, 2001 Council Meeting at the increased voucher amount of Ten ($10.00) dollars.
Associate Planner Viado informed the committee that the advertising contract between the City and Industrial Strength Advertising is currently being reviewed and that there should be further information at the next meeting.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 AM. The next regular scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, March 21, 2001.