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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Monday, February 01, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $30,000 drinking water planning grant to the City of Clark Fork. The funds will be used to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental information document. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current drinking water system, plan for future growth, and develop alternative plans for needed improvements. The remaining $30,000 of the $60,000 project will be funded by the City.

 

The Garden City Library’s mobile library program, Bells for Books (a.k.a. The Bus) received a $15,000 grant from the Charlotte Martin Foundation.

 

The City of Homedale’s Farmers Market received a $2,040 grant from Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation to assist in getting its “Sprouts” program started. Homedale will be featured in Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation’s annual report for 2015. The Foundation also awarded $1,000 to the Mayor to go towards the city park (earned from walk-a-thon challenge) and $2,000 to the elementary school (also earned from the walk-a-thon).

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $35,000 wastewater planning grant to the City of Idaho City. The funds will be used to prepare wastewater planning and environmental information documents. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the existing wastewater system, address a leaking lagoon, and develop alternatives to address compliance issues. The remaining $35,000 of the $70,000 project will be funded by the City.

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $77,000 wastewater planning grant to the City of McCall. The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning study. The purpose of the project is to determine the extent of the city’s leaking lagoons. The remaining $77,000 of the $154,000 project will be funded by the City.

 

The City of Moscow co-hosted the annual “Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food Event” on January 28. This free event provided an opportunity for community members to meet and talk with the people who provide many local products around the Palouse.

 

The City of Orofino was awarded $60,000 through the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program for the design and construction of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Transition Plan Ramps.

 

The City of Twin Falls has launched a new online permit application program where customers can apply for and receive inspection results on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing permits. The new service saves builders and the City time and money by streamlining the application process.

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $27,000 drinking water planning grant to the City of Weston. The funds will be used to prepare a drinking water planning study and environmental information document. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the existing system, identify deficiencies, and develop alternatives for needed improvements. The remaining $27,000 of the $54,000 project will be funded by the City.

 

If your city has done something noteworthy or received an honor and you would like it listed in City Clips, send the information to GayDawn by e-mail goyler@idahocities.org or fax 344-8677.


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