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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Thursday, April 19, 2018  
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.


Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter recently announced that 16 Idaho Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards will be distributed to benefit community and economic development, and improve senior centers in cities and counties throughout Idaho. All grant awards are reviewed by the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), and final approval is granted by the Governor. The cities and counties receiving CDBG grants are: Public Facilities and Infrastructure: City of Ashton, $500,000 for replacement of sewer collection lines; City of Culdesac, $500,000 for wastewater system improvements; City of Deary, $500,000 for water system improvements; City of Firth, $500,000 for construction of new wastewater treatment plant; City of Franklin, $500,000 for water system improvements; City of Homedale, $492,873 for construction of new library; City of Malad, $500,000 for wastewater improvement project; City of Kendrick, $500,000 for wastewater system upgrades; City of Moscow, $289,000 for purchase of a new fire truck; City of New Meadows, $500,000 for upgrades to the city’s water system; City of Priest River, $500,000 for wastewater system improvements; Minidoka County (sub-recipient Minidoka County Fire Protection District), $468,134 for purchase of two new fire trucks; and Power County (sub-recipient Health West), $250,000 for Remodeling the Health West Medical Clinic in American Falls. Downtown Revitalization: City of Rupert, $500,000 for Rupert Square improvement project; and City of Sandpoint, $478,650 for pedestrian illumination project. Senior Center: City of Rupert, $150,000 for senior center renovations.


The grand opening and ribbon cutting of Caldwell’s Indian Creek Musical Art Park, which coincides with Dia de Los Ninos (Children’s Day), will take place on April 30. Families are invited to celebrate the permanent exhibit, sure to be an enjoyable community-gathering place for decades to come.


The City of Idaho Falls held a groundbreaking ceremony for the 14-acre Heritage Park, the City’s newest park, on April 12.


For the third consecutive year, the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Inspection with zero discrepancies—the highest rating a commercial airport can receive.


Firefighters from Jerome, Rock Creek, and Twin Falls will compete on April 21 to see who can build 15 beds the fastest. All beds will go to children in the Magic Valley.


The City of Meridian is holding its second annual Recycle a Bicycle program. The collaborative project put together by the Meridian Solid Waste Advisory Commission and Republic Services connects refurbished bicycles with riders, diverting those bicycles from the landfill.


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the Moscow Fair and Affordable Housing Commission is hosting the Moscow Housing Fair on April 27, 2018, at the Latah County Fairgrounds.  The event is free and open to the public. The Fair will provide education and resources for the community on all aspects of housing. From renters’ rights, to fair housing laws, first time home buyers’ education, down payment assistance programs, affordable housing resources, veteran support, credit building, credit repair, and budgeting topics such as saving for down payments, or budgeting living expenses.


The City of Pocatello’s Planning and Development Services Department recently received a $1.5 million Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. The funding was used to start the City’s Lead Safe and Healthy Homes (LSHH) effort, which will provide lead-based paint hazard control via licensed and certified contractors at no cost to low to moderate income homeowners and renters.


The City of St. Anthony was named a Tree City USA for the 15th year in a row.


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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