Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Apr 3, '12

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

Becky Nichols was here as a guest to let us know that the men's team from Silver Bow Kiwanis was the second place team in the Lighten Your Load initiative and to present Shane with the check for $450 for EliMiNaTe.

Keith announced that Safe Routes to Schools is having another meeting on April 12.

Shane announced that the club board meeting has been moved to Friday, April 13 at 7am at Perkins.

Shawn asked if people are interested in having the menu reviewed again, and the majority of those present agreed.

Dave Curry ran the fastest Circle K bake sale in Silver Bow Kiwanis history, selling ten plates of cookies, brownies, and cupcakes in under two minutes! The Circle K raised $200.

Shane quickly introduced Pat Cunneen from the BRDC to talk about the $32.2 million allocated to the "Butte Zone One" cleanup. There are two branches of the cleanup process, the most well known is the remediation process, which is primarily handled by the EPA. The second is the restoration process which should return the grounds to a "pre-injury" state. This 32.2 million is for restoration primarily of the Silver Bow Creek corridor through Butte from the concentrator to the I-90 overpass in the west.

This 32.3 million is from one of five settlements between ARCO and the State of Montana. This settlement was for 28 million in 2008, and the investment of these funds has resulted in growth over the last four years.

Pat introduced Elizabeth Ericson, the chair of the local fund commission. The commission is made up of Butte locals who have the responsibility of allocating this fund. The commission is made up of 6 individuals assigned by Chief Executive Paul Babb and three appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer. These individuals were selected from a pool of around 60 applicants.

The commission is collecting feedback and suggestions from the community on how this 32.2 million should be spent, and will have a prioritization prepared by September of this year. They intend to deliver a draft plan to Governor Schweitzer for approval by November.

Circle K Bake Sale
Bacon and eggs with muffin
Event Updated
4:26 Tuesday, April 3, 2012