Recycling funds usage questioned

Print Article

My letter is in response to the recent article “Alberton Council Experiences Conflict Over Cardboard.”

The big question at the Oct. 2, 2018, Alberton Town Council meeting was the distinction of how the excess of funds collected by the recycling project were to be used.

The council believed the funds should pay for bin pulls only, any excess reserved for future pulls and building up to satisfy future pull rate increases. Pulls averaged once monthly, with two months in the past year having two pulls, and were charged the rate of $300 per pull.

The recycling group was pursuing a sustainable business model suggested to them in September of 2017 by the DEQ’s Recycling and Market Development Specialist Dusti Johnson, who advised and encouraged starting a project in Alberton, which was possible for the same amount of monies currently invested in the bin project. The location was to be behind the cafe across the street from the Alberton school.

At the Oct 9, 2018, Alberton School Board meeting, with considerable pressure from the mayor, the superintendent recommended to the school board to support the bin only. Voting unanimously to not continue as a stakeholder, the future recycling center project ends. A project, that had plans to ultimately offer a job to someone in the area, will reimburse excess stakeholders; monies as a result of greater opinion to support a bin Republic has warned will add varied increases ranging from $75 per ton to a flat $300 processing fee on top of the $300 rate.

— Loreen Felstet, aka Loreen Green, Alberton

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

One reason we fight sewer north of track

March 07, 2019 at 10:46 am | Clark Fork Valley Press We, the people of Thompson Falls, Mont., did not ask for, nor were we afforded the right to vote for or against, “sewering” the town north of the BNSF-MRL line. When government no longer asks the p...

Comments

Read More

Please pledge your support for E.L. Johnson Memorial Pool

February 28, 2019 at 10:36 am | Clark Fork Valley Press Friends and neighbors: Swimming is the center of summer in Plains for many residents. It has recently come to the attention of Committee for Safe Swimming (CSS) that E.L. Johnson Memorial Pool is lo...

Comments

Read More

Report from week three: Bills are starting to work their way through

January 30, 2019 at 12:10 pm | Mineral Independent This week saw the hustle and bustle the Legislature is known for. The bills are now coming out of committees and on to the floor in greater numbers. The Senate has also passed enough bills across the...

Comments

Read More

A letter from your local legislator

January 17, 2019 at 9:59 am | Lake County Leader Greetings to all. Just a short note to again say what a privileged it is to once again serve you in Helena and let you know what went on this first week of the 66th Montana Legislative Session. On th...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 826-3402
105 W. Lynch
P.O. Box 667
Plains, MT 59859

©2019 Clark Fork Valley Press | Mineral Independent Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X