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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Friday, November 3, 2017  
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 recently awarded a $20,000 drinking water planning grant to the City of American Falls. The funds will be used to prepare a planning document. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the water system’s deficiencies and identify necessary improvements. The remaining $20,000 of the $40,000 project will be funded by the City.


The City of Blackfoot received a $1.6 million federal Hazard Mitigation Grant. The stormwater retrofit project will upsize approximately 2,200 feet of a storm drainage line from a 12-inch pipe to a 48-inch pipe. The remaining $1 million of the $2.6 million project will be funded by the City.


The Idaho Falls Fire Department, Idaho Falls Police Department, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and local businesses hosted “Real Heroes’ Trunk or Treat,” a safe, family-friendly event, on October 28. Emergency vehicles were decorated and trick-or-treaters received candy and glow sticks.


The City of Ketchum was recently certified as a “Dark Sky Communioty” by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).


The City of Meridian was named one of 50 best American Cities to Live In by 24/7 Wall St., a content contributor to USA Today.  This is the third year in a row the City of Meridian has been recognized in this category which was created using an index of over 3 dozen socioeconomic measures such as low crime, healthy economy, and affordability.


November 1 – December 16 marks Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library’s annual “Food for Fines” event. During this event, library patrons have their fines forgiven by a dollar for every nonperishable food item they donate. The food is then donated to the Idaho Foodbank.


In celebration of the newly remodeled Police Administration and Police Operations Buildings on the Public Safety Campus, the City of Twin Falls hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on October 28. The community was invited to attend and tour the facilities. Trick-or Treat activities were also provided for all the little ghosts and goblins who visited.


The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded a $2,249,500 low-interest drinking water construction loan to the City of Weston. The funding will be used to construct a new water storage tank, a new well, well house, and transmission line.  

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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