AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Friday, January 13, 2017
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 City of Elk River has taken another step forward in the technology world with its new website www.cityelkriver.org and its presence on Facebook—City of Elk River, Idaho.
The City of Meridian celebrated the grand re-opening of the Meridian Homecourt. The facility with its four full courts and other amenities was purchased from the Treasure Valley Family YMCA in order to give residents more indoor recreation options for sports like volleyball, basketball, and pickleball or a mix of all three.
The Campus Community Coalition is hosting “A Community Night Out, A Town Hall Discussion” on January 27 in partnership with the University of Idaho, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and the City of Moscow. The event centers around reducing risk related to alcohol and other drug use. The public is invited to join the discussion regarding campus and community services, resources, and businesses that play a key role in minimizing alcohol related harm on a “typical night out.”
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awarded a wastewater planning grant of $30,000 to the City of Mullan. The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning document with an environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the existing collection system and problems with leakage and identify alternatives for needed improvements. The City will fund the remaining $35,000 of the $65,000 project.
The Pocatello Animal Shelter started a pet reading program on January 12, which aims to help shy and anxious dogs become more comfortable around humans, increasing the likelihood that they may be adopted. Children in the area are invited to go to the shelter and read to the dogs who are temporarily staying there. The program is free to the public and is scheduled to be held on the second Thursday of each month.
On January 19, the Pocatello Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop at a local McDonald’s. All community members are invited to attend this informal and unique opportunity to meet local police officers face to face, ask questions and learn more about the Police Department’s work in area neighborhoods. Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events have been held across the country since 2011. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members, one cup of coffee at a time.
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