May 16th, 2023 - Keep RC Beautiful Full Committee Agenda
Keep Rutherford County Beautiful
Full Committee Agenda
May 16th, 2023
Woodrow Jones Conference Room, 2pm
William White, Brock Heflin, Amber Saint Clair, Clack Poole, George Moyer, Stacey Bogart, Amanda Byers, Maddie Summers, Scott Webber, Allegra Lucas, Jenna Bailey, Taylor Hardin
Welcome — Jenna Bailey
Amber Saint Clair from the Library New marketing and outreach
William White from Befesa Environmental complain manager of Befesa
Admin Report — Don Cason
Ruffton Recycling Grant - still waiting on determination
Doug’s letters to Rutherfordton fast food chains. Shared with other Town Managers - points out existing legislation
Non-profit / funding status - Admin committee to look at what a non-profit status looks like.
Don will be working with Doug Barrick, Janet Mason, and Scott Webber on building the admin committee and working on trash can enforcement with the towns.
Education / Marketing Report – Amanda Byers, Chair
Looking Back - Earth Month
Pawns In the Park
Reveal was 3/31, live on Brewtiful Mornings at 8:30am
Stayed through May 5th
Press Release / Thank You Letters / Thank Town
ICC Science & Technology Expo - Full STEAM Ahead
March 31st - 6th grade - Leave no trace program
April 1st - Families, Saturday Science Spectacular Featuring “Doktor Kaboom” - booth set up with information
Heritage Day - Sunshine Elementary School
April 6th - Leave no trace program
RecycleBot Challenge - 3rd Grade Students
130 submissions, 5 schools - Pinnacle, Sunshine, Cliffside, Rutherfordton, Trinity + 1 homeschooler
9 categories total, 27 winners - we had to add 2 categories because of so many great submissions
Winners revealed in a video made by Maddie, Amanda, Taylor and edited by Allegra
Press release ran in both papers
Arbor Day @ Befesa Zinc Metal
KRCB helped to plant 3 trees, weed their garden by the facility entrance, and picked up 18 bags of litter along with some palettes and other trash items from Befesa’s parking lot & surrounding roads
Earth Day story time at Norris well attended
4/21, Alexis won
Recycling Relay with Roxi at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Leave no trace program
All 5 kindergarten classes - ~100 students
Set of yard signs on Befesa Zinc Metal campus for 2 weeks following Arbor Day. Set now moved to Thunder Rd.
New - “Don’t Pay the Price, Keep Our County Nice” “Be A Quitter, Stop The Litter”
How could we sell more of these?
Still in Kiwanis Park
Norris Public Library & Kiwanis Park
“Why Should I Recycle?”
KRCB provided blurbs
Litter Report – Jenna Bailey on behalf of Chair Gabe Isaac
More outreach to churches
How do we reach more people?
To date numbers
Volunteer Spring Litter Sweep totals
236 bags, 161 volunteers - (last year: 330 bags, 150 volunteers) More volunteers but less bags than last year - less litter. This is good!
Team Cobblestone - Bostic Sunshine Hwy
Team Meta - Old Caroleen Rd.
Team Sunshine - Bostic Sunshine Hwy
Team Bill’s Creek - Bill’s Creek in Lake Lure
Team Stacey - Jack Moore Mountain & Hollis Rd.
Team Befesa & KRCB Arbor Day
Team TDA - Coxe Rd. from Union Rd. to Baber Rd.
Team Lions Club - Westbrook & Thompson Rds
Team Boys Camp Road - Boys Camp Rd.
Team ROC/James Madison University - Laurel Hill
Team ROC - Thermal Belt Rail Trail
Team ROC & LLCA 7th grade - Dittmer Watts Trail & Hwy 9 by Ingles
Team Amanda - Clark Rd.
Team Magnolia House - Riverside Drive & Hayes Drive FC
Thank you to Litter Kit Assembly teams - Scott Webber and the Moyers and Allegra
Keep America Beautiful grant awarded - arrived as we were meeting last time. each team received one
Spring Litter Sweep Extended
Team Foothills Realtor Association - Hillside Plaza
Scavenger Hunts / Prizes
Paid Pickup Search - Taylor Hardin
McHenry’s Lawn Care - ½ way totals, 224 bags
Hollis rd. add to a future pick up list. George sending a contact to Taylor for additional weekend work.
Executive Director Report – Jenna Bailey
$1200 Scholarship: Amelia Harris
East Rutherford High School grad Spring 2023
Fall 2023: NC State University, Environmental Science
$500 Scholarship: Maija Zidek
Lake Lure Classical Academy grad Spring 2023
Fall 2023: University of Miami, Marine Biology & Ecology
RC Chamber of Commerce
Window — Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Dog & Pony display throughout May
Certificate of Member in Good Standing
Social Media 737% increase in social. 1000 followers on facebook. 300 followers on instagram.
Certified Green Business - Befesa Zinc Metal is the first organization to sign up.
We need someone to head this committee with Clark’s help
Keep America Beautiful grant received - pickers, vests, gloves, etc.
2023-2024 Fiscal Year
Budget Review & Approval
Clark Poole made a motion to approve the budget contingent on contributing factors budget approval. Second by George Moyer
Committee goal statements & sign ups
Stacy Bogart would like to join Marketing and Education Committee.
Motion to adjourn by George Moyer. Second by Scott Webber. End 3:20pm.
Next meeting — Full Committee — July 18th at 2pm, Woodrow Jones Building