AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Wednesday, May 11, 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.
Girl Scout Troop 319’s service project of building up to four rumbling compost barrels for the Community Gardens was approved by the Blackfoot City Council.
At the Arbor Day celebration at the Idaho State Capitol on April 29, several Treasure Valley cities were recognized as Tree Cities USA—Boise, Caldwell, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian, and Nampa.
Idaho National Laboratory is partnering with the Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Department to offer an incredible summer science experience for children. Two camps, based on age of the participants, are being offered July 12-14. Participants will explore science, technology, energy, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on activities and daily discovery.
A historic groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 2 to signify the launch of the City of Idaho Falls’ City-wide Wayfinding Signage Program. More than 140 new signs will be erected throughout the city over the next couple of months, including a monument at the I-15 entryway on Broadway.
The City of Idaho Falls held its annual Clean & Green City-wide Cleanup May 6-16, during which time residents are encouraged to tidy their homes, yards and neighborhoods. In conjunction with the Clean & Green Program, the City will have a Clean & Green Volunteer Day on June 11 to focus on brightening up the city by planting flowers or trees and cleaning up parks, alleyways or roadways.
The City of Idaho Falls will hold its Arbor Day celebration on May 12. In addition to an Arbor Day proclamation read by city officials, a Tree City USA Award will be presented to the city by the U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Department of Lands, and volunteers will plant a new tree in recognition of the national holiday.
The City of McCall received a $100,000 grant from the Idaho Department of Transportation through the Local Rural Highway Investment Program. The funds will help with the cost of reconstruction of Commerce Street, a project scheduled to begin in 2017.
The City of Meridian Public Works Department received two awards from the American Public Works Association Rocky Mountain Chapter—one in the Exceptional Performance for Adversity category and the second in the Technical and Management Innovation category for the Department’s Leadership Development Program.
The City of Meridian Police Department sat up a safe internet exchange location allowing the community to conduct their internet purchase exchanges from sites such as Craigslist and social media buy, sell, trade groups in the front parking lot of the Meridian Police Department. The area is under 24 hour video surveillance.
Students from eight schools in Moscow walked, biked or rolled to school with parents and guardians on May 4 as part of the Fill the Racks! Program, part of the Safe Routes to School National Bike Day Celebration.
The City of Moscow and Moscow School District hosted a grand opening celebration and dedication for the Moscow School District Community Playfields on May 2. The event was free and open to the public as the facility was dedicated “For the Youth of Moscow.”
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