Alta Kiwanis Notes

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Alta Kiwanis met Tuesday, June 12 at Wel-Life.

Speaker was Mike Wilson of Storm Lake Community Development. Mike is a member of the Storm Lake Hy-Noon Kiwanis. He told about the lake dredging project.

Five and one-half million cubic yards of mud and silt have been removed from Storm Lake since the project began 11 years ago. The project is expected to continue for another five or six years. Money for this project comes from the state of Iowa lake preservation funds.

Next up for discussion was the solid waste problem facing the county. Since 2007, BV County has sent its solid waste to Cherokee County landfill at a cost of so much per ton.

However, the Cherokee operation has encountered financial problems that will result in the charge per ton weight to increase beginning July 1. BV County is currently looking into possibly sending its solid waste to Carroll County.

Nebraska/Iowa Club leadership training is set for Monday evening, June 25.

Pop can sorting is scheduled for Friday morning, June 22.

Baseball-softball features three home games this week.

Thank-yous were received from the City of Alta for helping feed youngsters at recent cleanup day at the park and for purchasing bicycle licenses for second and third grade kids.

A thank you was also received from Kelsie Brake, recipient of a recent Kiwanis scholarship.

Ken Lenz, secretary