Chautauqua County Executive Andrew Goodell said Wednesday that the county's recycling director has resigned.
Janell Lundgren-Dolan has served as recycling coordinator for the past year. She was appointed by former County Executive John B. Glenzer.
Goodell said Richard Sturges, who heads the Public Works Department's environmental division, and Gilbert R. Randell of the Planning Department will develop the recycling program and report directly to him.
Goodell said he chose Sturges and Randell to head the program because, "I thought it was important to have the top people in the county involved with recycling get the program off the ground."
A Jamestown native, Ms. Lundgren-Dolan majored in applied ecology at the University of California and received a degree in environmental studies from the University at Buffalo.
She served as an intern and part-time employee of the Erie County Public Works Department, working with recycling and solid waste.
Goodell, Sturges and Randell Wednesday went over a recycling program proposed by an ad hoc committee appointed by Legislator Thomas Harte, R-Busti, chairman of the Legislature's Environmental Committee.
The plan calls for the county to set up four recycling centers and pay initial recycling costs up front, although they could be billed to municipalities later on a per capita basis. The four sites suggested are the landfill in the Town of Ellery and in the northern, southern and western parts of the county.
Goodell says the cost-effectiveness of the plan still must be determined, but he credited the committee with helping close the "recycling gap."
He said the county is moving closer to working with the towns, cities and villages on recycling, which becomes mandatory in the county May 1.
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sibility for transporting recyclables from the centers to where they will be marketed, and the processing and marketing the recyclables, the panel suggested.
The cost of the program can absorbed by the the county budget or charged to the towns and cities, the panel said.
Dunkirk Mayor Gregory Krauza was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee that is attempting to get a recycling program in place by the May 1 deadline. The committee will meet again on Feb. 13.
The committee should have been meeting six months ago which would have avoided many problems, Krauza said Wednesday.
In addition to Krauza, the committee includes Mayors David F. Crandall of Mayville, Anthony Caprino of Lakewood and Donald W. Ahlstrom of Jamestown; Supervisors Roger Ruckman of the Town of Pomfret and Dale C. Robbins of the Town of Busti; Legislators Michael Bobseine, D-Fredonia, Thomas Harte, R-Lakewood and J. Norman Herby, R-Jamestown, and Randell and Sturges.