Recycle Your Old Electronics

Recycle Your Old Electronics The cities of Alton and Orange City are co-sponsoring a free recycling program that will accept fluorescent lamps and bulbs, computer monitors, CPUs, keyboards and mouse(s), and small batteries. No car batteries allowed. Items can be dropped off at the City Street Department south of Alco on Highway 10 on Friday, October 18, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Sat., October 19, from 9 A.M. to noon.

Winter Parking Reminder

Winter Parking Reminder Seasonal Parking Rules We would like to remind citizens that parking is prohibited on Alton streets from October 15, 2013, to April 1, 2014, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Violators will be subject to a $10 fine.

Utility Help is Available

Utility Help is Available Notice to Utility Customers As customers of the City of Alton, help is available to you in resolving possible complaints about your electric or gas service. You can contact a utility representative at the following address: The City of Alton 905 3rd Ave. P O Box 910 Alton, IA. 51003-0910 If your complaint is related to service disconnection, safety, or renewable energy and the City of Alton does not resolve your complaint, you may request assistance from the Iowa Utilities Board by writing to: Iowa Utilities Board: 350 Maple Street, Des Moines, IA 50319, or by calling: (515) 281-3939 or toll-free (877) 565-4450 or by E-mail to iubcustomer@ub.state.ia.us

Library Preschool Story Hour

Fall and winter sessions of preschool story hour will be held at the Alton Public Library for children age 3-5 years old. Toddler/Preschool Story Time – Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am October 2 and 16, and November 6 and 20. Come join the fun as we enjoy stories, activities, crafts and a snack! Please call the library if you have any questions or go to our website www.alton.lib.ia.us

Heating Assistance Available

The Low-income Home Energy Assistance program offered through Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. will be taking applications for the program year that will begin October 1, 2013 and end September 30, 2014. Please note the enclosed flyer for details. Apply early, as this is on a first come first served basis and funds are limited. Upon approval by Mid-Sioux, funds will be disbursed to the City and applied. This may take several weeks.

Tree Trimming

Trees Require Trimming, Too! Tree Responsibilities for Property Owners NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS We have had several complaints about trees overhanging streets and sidewalks. Please note the following City of Alton ordinances pertaining to trees, and take necessary action if you are in violation. 5.04 DUTY TO TRIM TREES. The owner or agent of the abutting property shall keep the trees on or overhanging the street, trimmed so that all branches will be at least fifteen (15) feet above the surface of the street and eight (8) feet above the sidewalks. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 364.12(2c)) 5.05 ASSESSMENT. If the abutting property owner fails to trim the trees as required in this chapter, the city may serve notice on the abutting property owner requiring him to do so within five (5) days. If he fails to trim the trees within that time, the city may perform the required action and assess the costs against the abutting property for collection in the same manner as a property tax. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 364.12(2d&e))

Notice 2013-02-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF ALTON

2/15/2013 5:30PM
ALTON CITY HALL
905 3RD AVENUE
ALTON, IOWA 51003

The Alton Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a hearing at the time and date specified above, to consider amending the General Commercial District Zoning by adding new residential uses to Sec 8.2 Special Exception Uses of Article VIII GC for The City of Alton. The City Council encourages the public to attend and will receive written and oral comments from the public at this time. A copy of the proposed amendment or portions thereof is on file at the Alton City Office, 905 Third Avenue, Alton, IA. Written comments will be accepted at the Alton City Office. Please send written comments to: City of Alton, PO Box 910, Alton, Ia 51003-0910. For additional information or to make arrangements for handicapped or non-English speaking individuals, please contact Dale Oltmans, City Clerk at 712-756-4314, or at the above address.

Please take notice hereof and govern yourselves accordingly.

Dale Oltmans, City Clerk/Administrator

Notice 2013-02-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF ALTON CITY COUNCIL

2/15/2013 5:30PM

ALTON CITY HALL
905 3RD AVENUE
ALTON, IOWA 51003

The Alton City Council will conduct a hearing at the time and date specified above, to consider amending the General Commercial District Zoning by adding new residential uses to Sec 8.2 Special Exception Uses of Article VIII GC for The City of Alton. The City Council encourages the public to attend and will receive written and oral comments from the public at this time. A copy of the proposed amendment or portions thereof is on file at the Alton City Office, 905 Third Avenue, Alton, IA. Written comments will be accepted at the Alton City Office. Please send written comments to: City of Alton, PO Box 910, Alton, Ia 51003-0910. For additional information or to make arrangements for handicapped or non-English speaking individuals, please contact Dale Oltmans, City Clerk at 712-756-4314, or at the above address. Please take notice hereof and govern yourselves accordingly. Dale Oltmans, City Clerk/Administrator

Notice 2012-09-26

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF ALTON

9/26/2012 4:30PM

CITY HALL
905 3RD AVENUE
ALTON, IOWA 51003

As a property owner within two-hundred feet of the subject property, you are entitled to receive notice of this hearing. The Board of Adjustment will conduct a hearing at the time and date specified above, in order to consider a variance for Babcock Locker, whose property is located at 109 9th St, Alton, Ia. The variance request is to build an addition, which does comply with the setback requirements. The Board encourages the public to attend and will receive written and oral comments from the public at this time. Written comments will be accepted at the City Office. Please send them to: The City of Alton, c/o Board of Adjustment, PO Box 910, Alton, IA 51003-0910. Additional information is available at the City Office. The City of Alton encourages emotionally, mentally, and physically challenged persons to participate in this public meeting. Persons with physical, speech, or visual impairments, are requested to notify City Hall, (712) 756-4314, two working days in advance of the scheduled meeting to ensure accommodations for participation.