Solid Waste Process Work Group

"Benton County Talks Trash"

 

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Background

On Tuesday July 19th the Benton County Board of Commissioners heard the results of a Situational Assessment focused on solid waste and disposal, including Coffin Butte landfill.

An independent third-party affiliated with Oregon Consensus presented the situation assessment. For a copy of the written report, please click HERE.

The assessment includes a recommendation for the Board of Commissioners to create a temporary workgroup for making recommendations to the Board regarding specific solid waste topics. During the July 26th meeting, the Board decided to move forward with the process of convening this work group.

 

Participating

The Work Group will meet from early September through mid-December 2022, approximately twice a month for 3-4 hours per meeting. Work group members are expected to attend every meeting. Meeting materials will be sent to each work group member in advance for prior review, and their will likely be some "homework" for work group members between meetings.

Various stakeholders will be participating in the work group, including eight members of the public to be appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

Public Comment

Meetings will be open to the public with opportunities for public input. Please send written comments to BentonCountyTalksTrash@co.benton.or.us at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, and the comment will be included in the meeting packet provided to the work group. Members of the public may also provide verbal comment during the meetings either in-person or virtually during public comment periods.

 

Workgroup Information

Charter and Bylaws - Includes tentative meeting schedule outline and membership.

 

Meetings

 

Date & Time  Location Agenda Materials Recording & Minutes

Meeting #1

September 8, 2022 (Thursday)

2:30pm-7:00pm

Benton County Fairgrounds Auditorium (map); 110 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis, Oregon

Zoom Meeting Link

Zoom Meeting ID: 856 9977 5642

Zoom Passcode: 246250

Agenda

Report Draft #1 (8/31/22)

Comments

Homework Summary

Facilitator Observations

Presentation

Video Recording

Meeting #2

September 15, 2022 (Thursday)

3:00pm-7:00pm

Benton County Kalapuya Building; 
4500 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333

Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 815 4343 1547

Phone: (253) 215-8782

Agenda

Meeting #1 Evaluation

Comments

Homework Summary

Draft Table of Contents

SWMP Combined Table of Contents from Various Oregon Jurisdictions

9/8/22 BCTT Meeting Draft Minutes

Video Recording (Includes chat and transcript)

Audio Recording

Landfill Tour

September 24, 2022 (Saturday)

Bus will leave promptly at 10 AM, and will return at approximately 12 PM.

Open to the public.

Please RSVP to pioinfo@co.benton.or.us by 9/22/22 at 5pm.

Meet at Republic Services office, 110 NE Walnut Blvd in Corvallis.

Participants will receive PPE (hard hat, high visibility vest, protective eye glasses)

Closed-toe shoes are required

 

 

 

Neighborhood Tour

October 1, 2022 (Saturday)

Transportation will leave promptly at 10 AM, and will return at approximately 12:15 PM.

Open to the public.

Please RSVP to pioinfo@co.benton.or.us by 9/29/22 at 5pm.

Meet at Adair County Park (off Arnold Rd.)

     

Meeting #3

October 6, 2022 (Thursday)

3:00pm-7:30pm

Benton County Kalapuya Building; 
4500 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333

Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 815 4343 1547

Phone: (253) 215-8782

 

9/15/22 BCTT Meeting Draft Minutes

Assigned Homework:

 

 

Meeting #4

October 27, 2022 (Thursday)

3:00pm-7:30pm

 

     

 

Document Library

Select the link above to access various documents related to solid waste and materials management in Benton County.

 

Documents Generated by the Public for Work Group Consideration

 

Other Information

For more information on the July 26th BOC meeting and agenda, please click HERE.
For more information on the July 19th BOC meeting and agenda, please click HERE.

For more information on Oregon Consensus and the third-party facilitation team, please visit Institute for Conflict Management – Oregon Consensus.