Region 9 OKs hazardous waste collection


MEXICO – The Region 9 School of Applied Technology board Tuesday tentatively approved use of the school’s parking lot on June 3 as a household hazardous waste collection site.

Director David Driscoll said the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition is sponsoring the event from 9 a.m. until noon on that day. The collection day allows area residents to rid their homes of pesticides, cleaning products and other household chemicals.

Board Chairman Norman Clanton said the coalition would be responsible for any damage to the parking lot and for cleaning up after the event. Approval was given providing the proper permits and insurance are in place.

The board also agreed to move up to $30,000 from the school’s undesignated fund balance into an account for architectural fees and related costs. Jim Reuter, of the Bethel firm of Smith Reuter Lull, have been working with the board for several months on a possible building expansion and renovation project for the River Road school.

In other business, the board:

• accepted the resignation of truck driving instructor Jay Gerrish and re-appointed Wendy Hebert as a certified nursing assistant teacher and Michelle Moffett as an adult education teacher.

• re-elected Chairman Norman Clanton, SAD 44, Vice-Chairman Wayne Thurston, SAD 21, treasurer David Driscoll, Region 9 director, and Melanie Babb, secretary.

• learned that 24 adult education students will receive their GEDs in time for the adult education graduation on June 4.