- Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:05pm
- Roll Call
- Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Taylor Hampton. Absent: Vice President Patrick Sullivan (excused), At-large Member Minea Kiss.
- General members present: Meeting was live-streamed on Mills Messenger
- Old Business
- Meeting with Ron Moe of REACH – Isabel and Kaitlin attended the meeting with Ron. He shared that the biggest challenges for the facility are moisture, mold, and solids. Some materials are also expensive to process. Did you know that REACH is the only recycling processing facility south of the city of Salem? The value of recyclables is up right now, with many paper pulp mills shifting to recycling paper for reuse. Positive messaging is the most effective – if a community can demonstrate a need for more recycling services, it’s much easier to make it happen. So, please check the Waste Management list of recycling accepted at the curb. Make sure the things you put in the recycle bin are clean and dry. There is a need for facilities that can recycle furniture, auto parts, and clothing. REACH is committed to sustainability, and encourages everyone to get involved in recycling.
- Conversation with Darren Rutledge of Downtown Association – The conversation focused on grant funding from Klamath County. We will do more research about the application and requirements for the Tourism grant.
- New Business
- Additional grant sources – Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, Gordon Elwood – call first (Kathy is the main contact for this grant), M. J. Murdock charitable trust, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) – community grant – closest contact is Amy in the Medford office.
- Public Comment – none
- Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:29pm