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Frankfort Star (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, Frankfort, Illinois Bill sets state recycling goal by Diane Ross Springfield a All Illinois executive Branch and legislative Branch agencies would Recycle 50 percent of their waste by the year 2000, under sen. William Mahares legislation that passed the Senate last week. The Bill was approved 56-0 with no debate and now moves to the House. A this puts Illinois in the forefront of the recycling movement and brings state government into the 21st Century of recycling a said Maharr Homewood. A we could far exceed what we be already asked the private sector to do. A one of the biggest things about this is How you build up a Market for recycling when you do it on a Large scale a he said. A state govern Star gains new editor Carol Roberts Carol Roberts a longtime member of the Star editorial staff has been appointed news editor of the Frankfort Mokena new Lenox Star. Roberts succeeds Edward Czerwinski who had held the position since 1975. Czerwinski has been appointed associate editor for two of the newer Star newspapers serving the Oak Worth Chicago Roberts joined the Star staff in 1967 and most recently has been associate editor in charge of the Homewood Flossmoor and Hazel Crest country club Hills editions. She also is the newspapers restaurant reviewer and writes the a a feedback and a cooking by the books columns. Roberts previously was a member of the editorial staffs of the Peoria journal Star and the Chicago Tribune. A native of Bloomington 111., Roberts is a graduate of Bradley University Peoria and lives in Park Forest. Orient is already doing the purchasing end a Mahar said referring the mandates to buy recycled goods whenever possible. He said he pushed the Bill this year because the general Assembly has been a Good at telling everybody else to set recycling goals but not state government the trend toward mandating recycling began in the last few years ago when Laws were enacted to require Urban counties to set up plans by 1991 to Recycle 25 percent of their waste by 1996, Mahar said. Similar Laws affecting Rural counties also were passed he said. State Public universities and Community colleges also have been mandated to set up plans by 1995 to Recycle 40 percent of their waste by 2000, Mahar said. In 1987, gov. James r. Thompson issued an executive order requiring All the states executive Branch agencies to set up recycling plans but the order did not include percentage goals for specific years Mahar said. His legislation would require All executive Branch and legislative Branch agencies to Recycle 25 percent of their waste by 1996, 40 percent by 1998 and 50 percent by 2000, he said. The mandate would not apply to the states judicial Branch Mahar said. The dozens of executive Branch agencies which represent the bulk of state government include those under the jurisdiction of the governor lieutenant governor attorney general Secretary of state comptroller and treasurer. Legislative Branch agencies include the House Senate and their la support services such As the legislative reference Bureau which drafts legislation the legislative printing unit and the legislative information system which tracks legislation by computer. Mahar said the Illinois department of Central management services the states chief purchasing agent and the Illinois department of Energy and natural resources will handle the recycling program. A fall of the constitutional officers Are up for re election this year and they re sure As hell not going to whine about this a Mahar said. A in my opinion these Are conservative goals. The general Assembly for example should be forced to reach a goal of recycling 90 percent of its waste which is almost All interstate news service Home stretch for theater ph0, Phil fax a Workman applies paint to a railing High in the world music theater in Tinley Park As others toil below. With Only two weeks left before opening night final construction is moving along at a fast Pace. Officials Are promising All will be in readiness when songstress Cher is featured in the theater a first show Ever on june 2.l-w Board of education gives priority to demographic study members of the Lincoln Way High school Board thursday unanimously approved a recommendation from the districts advisory committee that a detailed demographic study be a top priority project for the committee next year. Superintendent or. Lawrence a. Wyllie indicated to the Board the need for continued demographic information explaining that the study could include information on future building. According to advisory committee Secretary Joe Davis the committee Hopes to begin the yearlong project this summer. Davis said the committee would be interested in consulting with a professional demographic person but would be doing most of the work itself. A we done to know at this time sex by Diane Ross Springfield a the state Senate will decide soon whether to consider rep. Robert reganus legislation that would subject the siting of compost Sites to the same Public hearing and notice requirements As landfills. Regan a Crete said he and sen. Aldo Deangelis a Olympia Fields Are sponsoring the legislation in response to controversial proposals to site compost operations in Matteson and Crete. The Bill passed the House without dissent and moved to the Senate where the rules committee must Clear it for consideration by a standing committee. Sessions in even numbered years officially Are reserved for Bills dealing with the state budget or those of in emergency nature. A a in a not opposed to composting Sites a i just want to make certain that thoughtful consideration is Given to ensure that the Sites Are Safe and Well run a Regan said. A after july i grass clippings leaves and other Yard waste will not be permitted in landfills so we need to find the Best ways of dealing with Yard waste a he said. He referred to a state Law enacted two years ago that requires Yard waste to be com posted rather than land filled after july i. A i believe local residents should be notified if a composting facility is being considered a Regan said. A this legislation guarantees that Public discussion and careful review is completed before a composting facility is he said his Bill would bar the Illinois environmental Protection gency from granting a construction or development permit for a composting facility unless a Public hearing has been held and those applying for the permit have Given other notice. Regan said those applying for the permits would be required to give notice a in person or in mail to the state senator or representative in the legislative District in which the proposed facility would be located. A by registered or certified mail to the owners of All property located within 250 feet of the proposed facility. A by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the proposed facility would be located. Interstate news service Frankfort township puts off decision on contract for siding aptly How detailed we will get a Davis said. A we want to get a profile on the families moving into the Lincoln Way District. We also want to find out what subdivisions Are being built and what the status is in Davis explained that the study would encompass the five area school districts within the towns of new Lenox Frankfort Mokena and Manhattan. A we need to do this in order to see what Impact it will have on our schools a Davis said. Frankfort township officials thursday deferred action on bid proposals for new siding for the township building on route 30. Members of the Board said they wanted to Check warranties and references of the three firms bidding on the siding project. The three firms whose bids Are being considered Are Corsini construction co. Of Orland Park Illiana aluminium inc. Of Tinley Park and classic gutters of Melrose Park. Bid specifications called for .016 gauge insulated aluminium siding. Bids ranged from $7,500 to $9,000, according to township supervisor Don Graves. Graves said that a suggestion to scrape Wash and repaint the existing siding was scrapped because of the age of the building and the Cost involved. A to do that would probably Cost $4,000,�?� he said a and then you a have to do it again in five years. A plus this is an old building with inadequate insulation. We have five furnaces to heat Graves said the township has no set time Frame for installation of the new siding but that he wants a to do it in other business the township Board a renewed the Pace contract for 1990-91, a formality approved in Resolution form annually. A approved pay increases of about 5 percent for township staff. A heard comments from township Pool director Brian Vandenbergh. 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