AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Friday, February 10, 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 Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $20,000 wastewater planning grant to the City of Aberdeen. The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning document and an environmental report. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and address future discharge limits. The remaining $20,000 of the $40,000 project will be funded by the City.
The Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall (CVMH) received a $12,000 Community Investment Grant from the Home Depot Foundation. The grant was used for drywall for the interior of the CVMH. On February 3, Team Depot and community volunteers gathered to install drywall in the upper level of the Hall. Tools and safety gear were provided. A BBQ lunch was provided by the Caldwell Lions Club.
The City of Caldwell in partnership with Destination Caldwell has been awarded $50,000 from Together Treasure Valley for the creation of Indian Creek Musical Art Park. Together Treasure Valley, a new initiative that launched last April, unites local businesses in their mission to do good in our community and to celebrate what a great place the Treasure Valley is to live and work.
Approximately 1,500 students from eight Moscow schools participated in the popular Safe Routes to School “Polar Walk.” They were also joined by over 250 parents, teachers and community leaders and over 40 University of Idaho students and athletes. Encouraging children to walk to school in all types of weather promotes a healthy active lifestyle and decreases automobile congestion dangers along school routes. All who participated were encouraged to dress appropriately for the conditions by wearing boots, gloves, hats, heavy winter coats, snow pants and scarves and to abide by walking and biking safety regulations.
The City of Rexburg recently joined Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI). The move is expected to help promote business recruitment, expansion and retention efforts and will attract talent to local job openings. Rexburg joins REDI members Bonneville County, Idaho Falls, Ammon, Ucon, Bingham County, Blackfoot, and Shelley.
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