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SPECIAL COUNCIL SESSION
PRESENT:Councillor Ron Cooper, Vice-Chair
STAFF:Jim Bauld, Manager Solid Waste
REGRETS:Councillor Harry McInroy
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Call to order
2. Presentation Composting Facilities
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. PRESENTATION COMPOSTING FACILITIES
After opening remarks, Mr. Jim Bauld, introduced Blair McArthur, Miller Waste Systems who, with the aid of a slide presentation, gave an overview of the compost project.
Deputy Mayor Greenough advised concerns had been expressed regarding treatment of leachate on site as well as the impact it may have on the lake system. In response, Mr. McArthur described the collection process and proposed method of treatment of the leachate.
In response to Deputy Mayor Greenough, Community Council was advised the curing stage would be approximately one to one and one half months and, on further clarification, Community Council was advised the material is a mulch type material and would not attract birds.
In response to Councillor Cooper, Community Council was advised the water runoff will not have an impact on the lake as the runoff water will have to meet the receiving water standard as set out by the Department of the Environment.
In response to Deputy Mayor Greenough, Community Council was advised the Province has set the composting standards for the methodology of how the composting will be done and they receive monthly reports on how much composting is being done, what the quality going in and out is, monitor all the test results on any effluent that is being released. The Department of Environment will received reports on a monthly basis. It was further noted that most of the water will go back through the system.
After Councillors were provided an opportunity to ask questions, the chairman opened the floor to a question period by members of the public with the following points reflecting the main concerns of those present:
At the request of members of the public, the composting presentation was followed by an information session on the collection bins.
MOVED by Councillors Sarto and Cunningham that the meeting be adjourned at 10:20 p.m. MOTION PUT AND PASSED.
ASSISTANT MUNICIPAL CLERK