AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Monday, September 26, 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 annual Community Resilience Fair was held in Chubbuck on September 13. Demonstrations, educational, classes and displays on many aspects of community resilience were featured.
The City of Eagle Parks and Recreation Department hosted Yappy Hour in Reid Merrill Park on September 23. The BYOB (bring your own beverage) and BYOD (bring your own dog) event was free. While the dogs played with new friends, their owners enjoyed socializing with fellow Eagle citizens.
A ribbon cutting was held at Idaho Falls Power’s (IFP) Old Lower Plant on September 22 to celebrate the plant returning to normal operations after being offline for five years for an extensive rebuild project.
Staff at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park announced record-breaking attendance numbers (130,157) this season.
The Pocatello Animal Shelter held its 3rd Annual Splash Dance for Dogs! At the Ross Park Swimming Pool on September 17. The fundraiser allows the area’s dogs to enjoy the pool, and the money raised helps fund programs through Pocatello Animal Services.
Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) recently awarded a $9,500 grant to the Pocatello Police Department to help purchase approximately 90 car seats for use by local children. The department also employs certified car seat technicians to help teach parents or guardians how to properly install the seat.
For the second year in a row, the Pocatello Fire Department and the Bannock County Ambulance District are being recognized by the American Heart Association for maintaining the highest levels of service for cardiac care. The two groups were recently honored by the association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition program, which honors outstanding emergency medical service providers. This year, the department has reached Gold status.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $40,155 drinking water planning grant to the City of Stites. 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 water system’s deficiencies and identify necessary improvements. The remaining $40,155 of the $80,310 project will be funded by the City.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $40,000 drinking water planning grant to the City of Troy. 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 water system’s deficiencies and identify necessary improvements. The remaining $40,000 of the $80,000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 344-8677.