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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Friday, July 6, 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.


The 89th annual Meridian Dairy Days was held June 20 – 22, 2018. The event included a Pancake Feed and the “Real Dairy” Parade.


The City of Meridian began its process of updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a process which is expected to take 18 months. The City’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2011 and the City has grown by 30,000 during the last seven years.


The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $1.5 million low-interest drinking water construction loan to the City of New Meadows. The funding will be used to repair and/or replace the storage tank, booster pumps, and distribution piping and to drill a new well.


After taking home top honors in the Intermountain region, Pocatello’s water recently placed in the top five in the “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test competition at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas. The competition consisted of regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America with a judging panel rating each water system on its flavor characteristics.


Recently, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) honored the City of Pocatello’s Finance Department with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. According to GFOA, the accolade “reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.” In order to receive the award, the City had to meet nationally recognized guidelines for budget presentation that are designed to determine how well the budget serves a policy document, financial plan, operations guide, and communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories and in fourteen mandatory criteria within those areas.


The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $30,281,909 low-interest wastewater construction loan to the Star Sewer and Water District. The funding will be used to construct a new headworks, pump station, and chemical storage building and add two membrane bioreactor treatment trains, a UV reactor, and other related and ancillary items to keep the system functioning.


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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