AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Wednesday, May 25, 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.
Construction on the Highway 95 bypass of Council will begin in May.
The City of Council’s Arbor Day celebration was held on April 28 and included the planting of two maple trees at a little park near City Hall. As part of the celebration, elementary school students made ornaments to hang on the national Christmas tree in Washington DC, which will be selected from the Payette National Forest this year. Each student was given a pine tree seedling to take home.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded an $800,095 low-interest wastewater construction loan to the City of Franklin. The funds will be used to purchase 110 acres of land for reuse, construct reuse, and intermediate pump stations and a new lined lagoon, and install a conveyance line to the reuse site.
For the second year in a row, the City of Idaho Falls is being honored as a Playful City USA.
The City of Idaho Falls and the Partnership for Science & Technology are hosting a contractor reception on May 31 to express appreciation for the many years of outstanding effort by CH2M-WG Idaho and the Idaho Treatment Group in the operation of the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Complex and the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.
In an effort to decrease the rate of traffic injuries and focus on the statewide goal of zero deaths, the Moscow Police Department is participating in a statewide seatbelt enforcement mobilization May 16 through 31. Through education and increased law enforcement presence, the department hopes to increase the rate of seatbelt use within the City’s jurisdiction.
Representatives from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia visited Pocatello in April and met with the Mayor, ISU officials and the Police Chief.
In April, elementary students in the Pocatello area were asked to join in the first ever “Mayor’s Million Minute Marathon” by reading as much as possible and keeping track of their minutes. The numbers have been tallied and the children read a combined total of 540,315 minutes! For their efforts, students were rewarded with a ribbon stating “I read in the Mayor’s Million Minute Marathon.”
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