Solid Waste Agency

Purpose

The purpose of the Solid Waste Agency is the mutual sharing of responsibilities to provide Solid Waste Management to Josephine County, oversee franchise agreements on behalf of all three jurisdictions, rate setting and rate changes, and the collection and allocation of the environmental program fee.

The agency is a 7-member board, three each from City of Grants Pass and Josephine County and 1 from the City of Cave Junction. Any allocation of the environmental program fee proceeds must be made when at least five board members are present.

The Budget Committee consists of 7 citizens.

The Solid Waste Agency Board members' terms are ongoing. The Budget Committee members are appointed by this Board and fill staggering terms.

Board Members

  • Rob Brandes, Chair
  • Rick Riker, Vice Chair
  • Steve Bethke
  • Brad Clark
  • Justin Fimbres
  • Wally Hicks
  • Kyrrha Sevco

Budget Committee Members

  • Tom Bradbeer
  • Stephen Haydon
  • Lanyne Lange
  • James Lowe
  • Robert (Bob) McCraley
  • Garry Penning
  • Bruce Philbrick

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Limitations

The Solid Waste Agency is a limited agency, they may not alter or access the franchise payments made to either local government; they may not directly employ individuals; and they have no ability to access any dedicated funds from either the City of Grants Pass, City of Cave Junction, or Josephine County.

The method of management will be to enter into an agreement with one of the governments, either city or county, to function as the managing jurisdiction.

The Managing Agency

The City of Grants Pass functions as the managing agency with a contract that will expire June 30, 2023.

The proposal provides for the city to complete a specified scope of services on behalf of the agency. The services include legal compliance for the board, budget and finance functions, and clerical support.

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Applications

  1. Pick up a SWA Budget Committee Application at the Public Works office at City Hall, or:

    Submit the application online
    Open and print the PDF application