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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Tuesday, November 8, 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 Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $65,000 wastewater planning grant to the City of Heyburn. The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning study. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater treatment system and identify improvements to address compliance issues. The remaining $85,996 of the $150,996 project will be funded by the City.

The City of Homedale will hold its annual Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting on November 26. This year’s theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Those attending the tree lighting are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit local children.

The City of Meridian was named one of America’s 5 Best City to Live in by 24/7 Wall St., a content contributor to USA Today. To determine America's best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability.

Recently, Idaho Smart Growth named Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Pocatello the recipient of the group’s Transportation Award. The honor celebrates “development projects and planning efforts that exemplify smart growth principles.”

During the month of November, Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library will be running its “Food for Fines” program. The annual event lets patrons have their fines forgiven by a dollar for every nonperishable food item they donate. All donations go to the Idaho Foodbank for distribution to those in need.

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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