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MCA seeks funds for remediation bill in MN
Last year, the Minnesota Cleaners Association lobbied to ensure that $743,000 would be
allocated to the state’s Dry Cleaner Remediation Fund, but the job wasn’t quite finished yet.
 Recently, the association’s legislative committee worked diligently to refine the language in
the statutes regarding who can access the fund and to implement rules to ensure that the
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) does not overreach available funds in order for it to
remain solvent in the future.
 In a recent edition of its “Spotlight” newsletter, MCA’s legislative committee, consisting of
Dart Poach, Polly Nemec, Keith Aune, Dave Colehour and Andrew Gaspard, wrote of the issue:
“We have reached agreement with the MPCA regarding Statute language and finished the final
rounds of tweaks to the Rules covering ‘reasonable costs and expenses’ coming out of the
“We have been working diligently with our attorney to insure that all dry cleaners in the
State will retain all of the liability protections and reimbursement features provided by the
original Statute.”
 The bill was passed unanimously by the state’s Senate and House and the next step is to be
signed by Governor Davis.
 The committee also noted: “The MCA has spent countless hours over the past two legislative
sessions and has expended a lot of money on professionals who have helped us get there (i.e.
attorneys and lobbyists). Thank you to the many dry cleaners that have already sent donations
to the MCA to help us support these actions!”
 For more information on the matter or to help continue funding the effort, contact Drenda
Wendell, MCA executive director, (763) 213-3231.
MCA takes golf tourney to Stoneridge course
 On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Minnesota Cleaners Association will head to Stillwater for its
annual golf tournament.
 It will take place at the Stoneridge Golf Club; registration will begin at noon before a
shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.
 The scramble format is designed so that players of all level can have fun.
 Following a day on the course, the association will meet at 5 p.m. for a dinner with prizes
for the tournament.
For more information, contact MCA by calling (763) 213-3231 or visit
WFI making plans for dinner cruise in September
 The Wisconsin Fabricare Institute will gather in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Sept. 14 to
combine its General Membership Meeting with a social outing dinner cruise.
 Cocktails will begin at 4 p.m. at the Port of Call Bistro at 106 W. Wells St. before the boat
departs at 6 p.m.
 While on the water, WFI will host its General Membership Meeting and its annual elections
at 7:45 p.m., just prior to returning to dock at 8 p.m.
 The cost to take part in the excursion is $95 per person. That price includes the cost of
dinner and the cruise itself.
For more information, visit www.wiscleaners.com.