AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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 provided free nitrate testing for owners of private wells at the Buhl Community Health and Information Fair on February 16.
The Ninth Annual Idaho Pond Hockey Classic in Ketchum attracted nearly 200 participants and an equal number of spectators.
The City of Ketchum, in partnership with the Idaho Conservation League, has received a $14,900 grant from American Rivers to improve public access to the Big Wood River. The “Happy Trails” project will improve trails and riverside conditions, remove noxious weeds, add signage, mark parking areas and reroute unsustainable trails. Funds will also be used to create a map of river access points.
For the second year, the City of Meridian participated in Go Red for Women Week February 1-5.
The City of Meridian launched a new bike medic program—the first for the state of Idaho, with a grant from Firehouse Subs. It was developed to initiate quicker response during planned events throughout the City. Bikes are staffed by a Paramedic, and equipped with an AED and other necessary medical equipment. The medics work hand-in-hand with the Meridian Police Department’s bike team.
The City of Middleton was awarded a $225,000 economic development grant from state Rural Community Block Grant (RCBG) funds for the construction of a new well, pump house and related electrical needs to serve the city’s industrial area. The well will ensure that appropriate fire flows are available for the construction of Rule Steel’s new fabrication building and creation of 27 new jobs.
The City of Moscow, Idaho, and the City of Pullman, Washington, are partnering to develop a Wisescape Guidebook for Water Efficient Landscaping on the Palouse. The Guide will include complete instructions on what a Wisescape is and how to convert your landscape to a Wisescape, including designs submitted by local landscape designers.
The City of Rockland was Capital for a Day on January 27.
The City of Sugar City was awarded a $400,000 economic development grant through a federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to extend its water main and sewer collection lines to support Fertile Peat Products’ new manufacturing facility and creation of 25 new jobs.
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