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Board and Annual Meeting Agendas/Info

Regular Board Meeting Agenda – October 25, 2017
Regular Board Meeting Agenda – July 26, 2017
MRC Meeting Board Packet – July 26, 2017
Special Board Meeting – July 11, 2017
Regular Board Meeting Agenda – April 26, 2017
Special Board Meeting Agenda – February 21, 2017
Regular Board Meeting Agenda – January 25, 2017

Special Board Meeting Agenda – December 14, 2016
Annual Meeting Notice – December 14, 2016
Regular Board Meeting Agenda – October 26, 2016
Special Board Meeting Agenda – September 30, 2016
Special Board Meeting Agenda – September 23, 2016
Regular Board Meeting Agenda – July 27, 2016
Regular Board Meeting Agenda and Board Packet – July 27, 2016
Special Board Meeting – July 11, 2016
Regular Board Meeting – April 27, 2016
Special Board Meeting – March 24, 2016
Special Board Meeting – March 15, 2016
Regular Board Meeting – January 27, 2016

Annual Membership Meeting Presentation – December 16, 2015
Annual Meeting – December 16, 2015
Special Board Meeting – November 19, 2015
Regular Board Meeting – October 28, 2015
Special Board Meeting – October 2, 2015
Telephonic Board Meeting – August 4, 2015
Regular Board Meeting – July 29, 2015

Annual Membership Meeting Presentation – December 16, 2014
Regular Board Meeting – October 23, 2014
Regular Board Meeting – July 23, 2014
Regular Board Meeting – May 7, 2014
Regular Board Meeting – January 22, 2014

Agendas from previous years can be obtained by contacting the MRC.

Board Meeting Minutes

Regular Board Meeting Minutes – July 26, 2017
Special Board Meeting Minutes – July 11, 2017
Regular Board Meeting Minutes – April 26, 2017
Special Board Meeting Minutes – February 21, 2017
Regular Board Meeting Minutes – January 25, 2017

Annual Membership Meeting – December 14, 2016
Annual Meeting Minutes – December 14, 2016
Special Board Meeting Minutes – December 14, 2016
Regular Board Meeting Minutes – October 26, 2016
Special Board Meeting Minutes – September 30, 2016
Special Board Meeting Minutes – September 23, 2016
Regular Board Meeting – July 27, 2016
Regular Board Meeting – July 11, 2016
Regular Board Meeting – April 27, 2016
Regular Board Meeting – April 15, 2016
Regular Board Meeting – March 24, 2016
Regular Board Meeting – March 15, 2016
Regular Board Meeting – January 27, 2016

Annual Meeting – December 16, 2015
Special Board Meeting – December 4, 2015
Special Board Meeting – November 19, 2015
Regular Board Meeting – October 28, 2015
Regular Board Meeting – October 2, 2015
Special Board Meeting – August 4, 2015
Regular Board Meeting – July 29, 2015
Regular Board Meeting – April 29, 2015
Special Board Meeting – March 11, 2015
Regular Board Meeting – February 4, 2015

Annual Board Meeting – December 16, 2014
Special Board Meeting – November 14, 2014
Regular Board Meeting  – October 22, 2014
Special Board Meeting – September 17, 2014
Regular Board Meeting – May 7, 2014
Special Board Meeting – March 12, 2014
Regular Board Meeting – January 22, 2014

Meeting Minutes from previous years can be obtained by contacting the MRC.

Put Option

If your municipality has an ownership interest in PERC, it is known as an Equity Charter Member. As part of a recent settlement between PERC and MRC, all Equity Charter Members have an option to sell their ownership interests back to PERC. To exercise this option, known as the Put Option, action in 2017 at a town meeting or appropriate legislative body may be required.

MRC and PERC are encouraging Equity Charter Members to take advantage of the Put Option to sell the ownership interests. To determine whether your community is an Equity Charter Member and find out your portion of the $1.5 million ownership interest, please click on the memo below.

October 25, 2017 – MRC Memo to Equity Charters on Put Option
February 6, 2017 PERC – MRC Memo to Equity Charters on Put Option
ECM Value of the Put Option
Sample Town Warrant
Town or City Council Form of Resolution
Regional Association Form of Resolution
Put Option Exercise Model Letter

Facility Performance

 

In 2013, the PERC facility processed over 304,000 tons of MSW to generate and deliver 162,000 MWh of electricity to the grid — enough electricity for over 25,000 Maine homes. The PERC facility also recovered approximately 7,800 tons of ferrous material from incoming MSW, making it one of the largest recycling facilities in Maine. The PERC facility has been generating electricity from MSW since 1988, and, thanks to careful maintenance, has operated reliably at high levels of performance, as shown below:

Click below to review letters on compliance of the PERC facility with performance standards in the waste disposal agreements with the Charter Municipalities:

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

Environmental Performance

A key part of the MRC’s mission is to ensure that MSW disposal at the PERC facility is environmentally sound.

Operation of the facility offers many environmental benefits.  MSW is destroyed through controlled combustion, reducing the need for landfill disposal and reducing potential impacts on groundwater quality.  The electricity generated at the facility reduces the need for fossil fuels. Ferrous metals are recovered from the MSW and recycled. The ash remaining after combustion of the MSW is inert and easily disposed of with minimal potential impacts.  Moreover, combustion of the MSW prevents its decomposition into methane or other greenhouse gasses, thereby reducing potential impacts on global warming.

The PERC facility monitors environmental performance with measures that include:

    • Continuous emissions monitoring systems to track emissions of combustion products via the stack on a continuous basis.
    • Annual stack tests to measure facility emissions in accordance with Maine DEP requirements.
    • Periodic tests of combustion ash from the facility to ensure that it is not hazardous and meets requirements for disposal in a properly-permitted solid waste landfill.
    • Monitoring and testing of waste-water flows.
    • Continuous monitoring and control of literally hundreds of operating parameters, including waste feed rates, temperatures, pressures and various flow rates, that indicate how the facility is operating and provide data on how potential impacts might be addressed.

The MRC monitors the PERC facility’s performance on an ongoing basis through review of weekly and monthly performance reports; reviews of and votes on the facility’s annual operating budget; reviews of and votes on decisions to invest in capital and major maintenance projects; and oversight of actions taken, and investments made, to ensure that potential environmental impacts are avoided or mitigated appropriately.

Click below to review MRC annual reports to the Charter Municipalities on the environmental performance of the PERC facility:

2016
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

Accounting Records

The Charter Municipalities own shares in the PERC partnership that owns the facility, as well as reserve funds that are available to be called on to stabilize tip fees and for other purposes. The Executive Summary  describes the assets and liabilities of the Charter Municipalities and the  system that the MRC uses to keep track of their ownership shares and reserve funds.  Click here for an overview of assets and cash flows managed by the MRC.

Each quarter, the Board of Directors reviews summary financial information on the value of MRC assets, projected cash distributions, and recommendations for asset management.  Click below to see the quarterly asset management letters reviewed and acted on at recent Board meetings.

To review the MRC’s summary of financial conditions and significant financial events for the year, known as the Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), click below:

Management Discussion and Analysis 2015
Management Discussion and Analysis 2014
Management Discussion and Analysis 2013
Management Discussion and Analysis 2012
Management Discussion and Analysis 2011

The MRC hires an independent auditor, Loiselle, Goodwin & Hinds, CPAs,  to review the MRC’s financial records and provide an independent report to the Board of Directors at the July meeting.

Auditor Report and Financials 2016
Auditor Report and Financials 2015
Auditor Report and Financials 2014
Auditor Report and Financials 2013
Auditor Report and Financials 2012
Auditor Report and Financials 2011
Auditor Report 2010

Operating Budget

MRC administrative expenses consist mainly of the costs to retain its executive director, Greg Lounder, and the costs of technical consulting and legal services.  Other expenses include the annual audit, insurance, filing fees, web-site and office costs, and allowances for contingencies.  The MRC raises funds through dues assessed on its members, which have stayed at $1.25 per ton with no increases in recent years, in part due to withdrawals from an MRC Operating Stabilization Fund.  The MRC also receives reimbursement for the cost of services pursuant to agreements withPERC and Bangor Hydro Electric Company (BHE).

MRC 2013 Operating Budget
MRC 2012 Operating Budget
MRC 2011 Operating Budget



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