Registration is now open for AIC's 2016 Fall District Academies for City Officials. AIC will hold meetingS throughout the state in November in an effort to make training and continuing education opportunities available for city officials throughout the state. Registration for the Fall Academies is $35 and includes lunch. You can register to attend an academy in your region by clicking the following link: http://idahocities.org/page/FallDistrictMeetings. All city officials are invited to attend. We hope you will join us.
Meetings will take place throughout the state at the following locations:
Wednesday, November 9th: Hilton Garden Inn, Idaho Falls (700 Lindsay Blvd.)
Thursday, November 10th: Idaho Central Credit Union, Chubbuck (4400 Central Way)
Monday, November 14th: Wyndam Garden Hotel, Boise (3300 S. Vista Ave.)
Tuesday, November 15th: Canyon Crest Event Center, Twin Falls (330 Canyon Crest Dr.)
Monday, November 28th: Coeur d’Alene Inn, Coeur d’Alene (506 W. Appleway)
Tuesday, November 29th: Red Lion Inn, Lewiston (621 21ST St.)
Training topics with descriptions include:
Designating and Permitting Truck Routes within City Limits: As both the frequency of trips and the weight of commercial trucks operating in Idaho increase, it is important that cities coordinate with ITD and other stakeholders the designated routes within city boundaries that commercial trucks are permitted to operate on. Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) staff will present on a pending ITD rule to allow local highway jurisdictions to work with ITD in jointly permitting trucks to operate on routes designated by a city council, resources available to cities interested in designated truck routes, and best practices in partnering with ITD to permit commercial trucks to operate within city limits.
Idaho’s Open Meeting Law: AIC staff will provide training on Idaho’s open meeting law, including information related to public notice, types of open meetings, developing agendas, roles of city officials in participating in open meetings, and penalties for failure to comply with the Idaho Open Meeting Law. The training on open meetings is intended to serve as the foundation for the remaining topics on the agenda.
Municipal Ordinances and Resolutions: AIC staff will provide a comprehensive overview of the ordinance and resolution development process, including the differences between an ordinance and a resolution, the constitutional and statutory grant of authority to cities to enact ordinances, best practices in developing and adopting ordinances, and best practices in developing and adopting resolutions.
How to Conduct Public Meetings: AIC staff will provide an overview of how to effectively conduct a public meeting or hearing, including the differences between a public meeting and a public hearing, the public notification process, the respective roles of city officials during a public hearing, how to help participants through the hearing process, and best practices in public hearing decision making.
Area of City Impact Planning: AIC Legal Counsel Jerry Mason will discuss with city officials the aspects of successful area of city impact planning, including the current law as it relates to area of city impact planning, judicial decisions affecting area of city impact planning, the necessary components of a successful area of city impact agreement, and the role of the city and county in ultimately developing and adopting the area of city impact ordinance.
Annexation: AIC Legal Counsel Jerry Mason will train city officials on why annexation is critical for the future growth and development of cities, discuss current Idaho law as it relates to annexation, discuss the political considerations that need to be factored when considering annexing new parcels, and recent legislative efforts that have surfaced to curtail city annexation authority.
Legislative Preview: AIC staff will discuss legislative hot topics likely to come before the 2017 Idaho Legislature, including funding for municipal stormwater systems, protection of municipal water rights, magistrate court funding, and transportation funding.