GREEN WASTE PROGRAM
Rodd Rummel, Executive Director for Sierra County Fire Safe looked ahead, stating they applied for several different grants for mitigation and capacity building to continue what they’ve set forth so far. One key element is the Green Waste Program. He stated they’ve had one in the past but it has been dormant due to COVID and other issues. He asked Supervisor Paul Roen to talk more on this. Roen stated he’d been in discussions with Transportation Deputy Director Bryan Davey because a high number of residents indicated on that survey they wanted to utilize the Green Waste trailers again. County Counsel put together a template to mitigate the County and the plan is to have the trailers at transfer stations for use. He stated the County would take calls and manage them to be used. One would be on each side of the county. Roen stated there were funds left in Title III they could use to buy another one, if the demand is high. He said this is the first step to getting the trailers back out into the communities. Rummel explained having green waste programs makes it an efficient and easy way for homeowners to get rid of green waste. Defensible space is the responsibility of homeowners. Dryden called the Fire Safe Council very robust and fantastic to see all they are doing. By consensus, the Board directed staff to bring back the Green Waste trailer topic to the next meeting to be voted on.