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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Monday, January 4, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.


The City of American Falls received a FLAP (Federal Lands Access Program) grant to make the intersection of the Highway 39 bypass and Marina Road safe.


The City of American Falls was named a Purple Heart Community.


The Council City Council voted to hire Holladay Engineering to apply for a $30,000 LHTAC grant on behalf of the City to update the City Transportation Plan.


Cable ONE and the City of McCall have announced that McCall will be able to lay claim to the title “Gig City” with the 2016 launch of GigaONE, Cable ONE’s new Gigabit service, which will increase speeds to 40 times faster than the average speed currently offered across the U.S.


Local students and boy scouts collected items including toys and care packages for crime victims that were given to children and teens through the Meridian Police Department’s Victim Witness Coordinators.


The annual “Shop with a Cop” event with the Meridian Police and Ada County Sheriff’s Departments produced gifts for over 80 kids.


Proceeds from the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department’s annual holiday volleyball tournament provided presents for 70 kids in the community.


The City of Preston is replacing 4,700 feet of its 40-year-old main waterline, which has rusted out and is leaking. The old steel line is being replaced by 18” plastic pipe, which will not rust out like steel line does.


The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $30,000 drinking water planning grant to the City of Shelley. 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 current system and address distribution deficiencies. The remaining $30,000 or the $60,000 project will be funded by the City.


The City of Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with several area businesses and Activate Magic Valley to host the 2016 Cabin Fever Day on January 9, which encourages citizens to stay active and try new and exciting activities in and around the community. Events will include martial arts, bow hunting, horticulture, dance, and much more.




Jay Heusser, former Preston mayor, aged 58, was killed in an auto accident last month in Box Elder County in northern Utah. Heusser was traveling westbound in I-84, approaching the Howell/ATK exit when the front left passenger tire separated. The truck he was driving left the roadway, crossed the median and both eastbound lanes of traffic, and rolled several times down an embankment. Huesser, though wearing his seatbelt, was ejected from the truck and killed instantly. Huesser served as mayor of Preston for two terms in the 1990s and early 2000s.


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 or fax 344-8677.

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