City of Carbondale Sustainability Commission met March 16
City of Carbondale Sustainability Commission met March 16.
Here is the minutes as provided by the commission:
1. Roll Call: Mr. Beck called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.
Members Present: Mr. Beck, Mr. Kunath, Ms. Shimada, Mr. Grant
Members Absent: Mr. Thorne
Staff Present: Loren Polley
Others Present: Mr. Ed Ford, 2 Sierra Club members, Delores Bell, 3 CCHS students
from Government Class, Kris Schachel
Minutes: Mr. Kunath set a motion for approval of December 15th, 2016, minutes, 2nd by Ms.
Shimada, all in favor.
Review of the current Status Report of the Former Koppers Wood-Treating Site. Updates should
be posted on website.
Old Business: Polystyrene Foam, Plastic bag ban Relook at Operating Papers. The papers will
include membership qualifications and identifications. Go Solar So Ill are running events. The
events can be found at Wbdx.org. Southern Illinois Rights Project has made progress toward
fracking and the negative effects on the local area. Brightfields is looking for a company to
install solar at the N. Marion location.
New Business: Look at “Shadow Fest” for water drinking stations. Possibly look at reusable
containers for drinking. Sierra Club would like the Commission to get behind localized solar
projects, non-profit partnerships, community allies, and competitive contractor selections. Sierra
Club would like the Commission to endorse a group solar buy. A proposal will be sent to the
Commission. Mr. Kunath nominated Mr. Beck for Chair of the Commission, all in favor. Mr.
Kunath self-nominated for Vice Chair, all in favor.
Adjournment: With no further business to be conducted the meeting was adjourned at 7:11 p.m.