421 N. COUNTY FARM ROAD
WHEATON, IL 60187
DU PAGE COUNTY
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
CALL TO ORDER
8:30 AM meeting was called to order by Chairwoman Sheila Rutledge at 8:30 AM.
Other Board Members present: Member Yeena Yoo and Member Patty Gustin.
Covert, Cronin Cahill, Garcia, LaPlante, and Rutledge
MOTION TO ALLOW REMOTE PARTICIPATION
Member Cahill moved and Member Covert seconded a motion to allow Member Evans to
participate remotely, pursuant to Section 7(a) of the Open Meetings Act.
Cynthia Cronin Cahill
CHAIRWOMAN'S REMARKS - CHAIR RUTLEDGE
Chairwoman Rutledge reminded the committee members of her efforts for the Single Trash
Hauler Project. Chairwoman Rutledge will be speaking on this topic on the next County Board
meeting and hoped that the committee members would support her in this effort. Member Cahill
expressed support for this project although she will be unable to attend the next County Board
3.A. April Civic Awareness Event on Plastics
The April Civic Awareness Event on Plastics was held by the League of Woman's Voters. The
first day the event was held about 100 people attended. Chairwoman Sheila Rutledge expressed
that it was well thought out.
3.B. Sign Recycling Event
The Sign Recycling Event held on April 21, 2023 obtained 27 cubic yards of signs. This event is
to be held two to three weeks after every election for the public.
David Barcus with Dark Sky spoke during public comments. Mr. Barcus attended Earth Day in
Naperville and will be working with SCARCE. Mr. Barcus reviewed a study with the committee
gathered in Indianapolis.
Executive Director of SCARCE, Kay McKeen, announced that SCARCE will be having a
display in partnership with Dark Sky. Ms. McKeen expressed gratitude to those who went out to