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Fr - <br />DEC - 3199 <br />BOOK FADE 03 -7 <br />Utilities Director Terry Pinto gave a brief history of the <br />State's solid waste requirements, stressing that everything ends up <br />in the County Landfill. Recycling is good, but there are other <br />things that can be done and his recommendation is that it is time <br />to update the master plan and consider other alternatives, and to <br />look at where we are, what we have done, and what we yet have to <br />do. <br />Commissioner Bird still felt someone is going to challenge the <br />State on their requirements for mitigating the old landfills across <br />the state. <br />Director Pinto advised that funds are available to mitigate <br />the old dumps such as the Gifford dump if it is considered a <br />hazardous super dump that might be contaminating the aquifer. <br />Someone has to do the job. <br />Ronald Brooks, Manager of the Solid Waste Disposal District, <br />gave a slidefilm presentation of considerable length, explaining <br />how the SWDD was established and how it operates under three <br />budgets, the permitting requirements, reporting requirements, and <br />staffing. He noted that the Landfill operates 7 days a week, 11-12 <br />hours a day. <br />Commissioner Macht asked if we are going to reach the 30% <br />recycling requirement by 1994, and Director Pinto replied that he <br />certainly hoped we would. <br />Mr. Brooks continued with slidefilms of operations at the <br />Landfill, showing the computerized scales, maintenance equipment, <br />junk pile for scrap metal and white goods, the borrow pit, yard <br />trash operation, sludge/septage facility that will open in <br />February, 1993, air curtain and chippers, waste tire shredding <br />operation, numerous monitoring sites at the Landfill, stormwater <br />management pond, transfer stations, and the collection centers for <br />hazardous wastes. <br />(COMMISSIONER BIRD LEFT THE MEETING AT 9:55 A.M. TO ATTEND A <br />PARKS & RECREATION MEETING.) <br />In answer to the Board's inquiries regarding the dramatic <br />increase in costs between the first segment of the Landfill and the <br />second segment which currently is in use, Director Pinto explained <br />that the cost for closing the first segment was $1.4 million and <br />the cost to build the second segment was $2.1 million. The cost to <br />build Segment III is expected to be $8 million because of the <br />requirements for lining and leachate. We are required to maintain <br />Segment I for 30 years. After closing the first cell, it was <br />sodded rather than seeded and we have had good success in <br />controlling erosion. The second segment is expected to last until <br />early 1997 unless our recycling improves. As of October this year, <br />2 <br />