The Watauga County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 1999 at 7:00 P.M. in the Board Room of the Watauga County Courthouse to review the County’s solid waste plan.


PRESENT: Jimmy Hodges, Chairman

Sue Sweeting, Vice-Chairman

Art Kohles, Commissioner

Jack Lawrence, Sr., Commissioner

Jeff Hedrick, County Attorney

Barry J. Reed, County Manager

Libby Link, Clerk to the Board


ABSENT: James Coffey, Commissioner


Chairman Hodges called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. welcoming those in attendance. In addition, he stated that Commissioner James Coffey had a conflict due to a N.C. Association’s Board of Directors meeting in Raleigh, N.C. and would not be able to attend the meeting.


A moment of silence was observed.


Chairman Hodges welcomed Rick Disalvo, Lynn Croy and Jeff Smith from Draper Aden Associates (DAA), the County’s consulting engineering firm.


Mr. Disalvo, Managing Partner for DAA, thanked the Board for the opportunity to review with them the County’s solid waste management program. He stated DAA had served as the County’s consulting engineering firm since 1990. He then introduced Lynn Croy, Project Manager and Team Leader for Watauga County solid waste projects, and Jeff Smith, Environmental Project Geologist. Mr. Disalvo then briefly reviewed the projects that DAA had completed to date for the County.


Mr. Disalvo then turned the meeting over to Lynn Croy who gave a brief overview of the basic elements which comprise a solid waste management program. Ms. Croy then provided the Board with some basic cost estimates for the construction of a new landfill versus the County’s current transfer/landfill contract.


She stated that due to the costs associated with the construction of a new landfill, the County had made a good decision to enter into a transfer contract. Transferring was a very competitive market, and she felt that the County had a good contract with Waste Management. Ms. Croy then turned the meeting over to Jeff Smith who gave an overview of the County’s ongoing assessment monitoring program.


County Attorney Hedrick exited the Board Room at 8:10 P.M. He rejoined the meeting at 8:14 P.M.


Assistant County Manager/OSD, Bob Frye, addressed the Board reviewing the County’s current solid waste program. Mr. Frye presented a summary of the County’s solid waste transfer costs from 1996-1998 and copies of the County’s solid waste management plan as well as the solid waste management ordinance to the Board.


Commissioner Lawrence seconded by Vice-Chairman Sweeting, moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:38 P.M.


VOTE: Aye-5






Jimmy Hodges








Elizabeth H. Link

Clerk to the Board