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Citiy Clips May 31, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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The City of Ammon received a 50 percent cost-sharing grant from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation for a spray park adjacent to the swimming pool at McCowin Park. The $105,000 project is expected to be completed by the end of this summer.

The City of Idaho Falls held its annual Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup May 1-10, which will be extended this year to include a Volunteer Day on June 13 to focus on brightening up the city by planting flowers or trees and cleaning up parks, alleyways and roadways.

Idaho Falls Power received national recognition when it was awarded the Reliable Public Power Provider from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.

The City of Kellogg celebrated Earth Day with a tree planting at Kellogg City Park.

The City of Ketchum celebrated Arbor Day on May 8 with a free program at Atkinson Park to teach children and their parents about the importance of trees in the urban environment and proper tree-planting techniques. The ceremony included planting a hardy fruit tree next to Ketchum’s Watch Me Grow Garden and celebration of Ketchum’s designation as a Tree City USA for the 11th year in a row.

The Malad City Community Foundation has committed $15,000 to the project to build a new pavilion at the city greenbelt/walking path.

The City of Malad’s 2015 Arbor Day celebration was held on April 22. The event took place at the Malad City Cemetery where new trees were planted to replace some trees that had died.

The City of Meridian received a Tree City USA Award for the 12th year in recognition of its urban forestry efforts.

The City of Meridian Public Works Department is hosting the city’s 7th Annual Public Works Week with a series of events planned for the week of June 1-6.

At an Orofino City Council meeting, April 25 was proclaimed as 2015 Arbor Day.

At an Orofino City Council meeting, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week was proclaimed for the week of May 2-9.

The Clearwater Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual competition in Orofino at the city park June 27-28. The event allows contestants to see whose radio will reach the farthest or whose will reach all 50 states by means of either solar power or generators.

During the month of June, the Pocatello Animal Services Department will join shelters across the country to celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, which is sponsored by the ASPCA.

All Electrical and Plumbing permits and inspections for the City of Post Falls will now be done in-house instead of through a contract with the State, as has been done previously.

On April 8 the Twin Falls Police Department Honor Guard presented the flags at the Idaho Future Farmers of America (FFA) State convention.

The City of Twin Falls hosted a Public Works Open House at its Public Works facilities on May 21 during National Public Works Week.

The City of Twin Falls began the process of planning and designing the future City Hall and Public Safety Complex.

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