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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Friday, October 12, 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.

 

Recently, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released the 2018 Municipal Equality Index which rates cities around the nation “on 49 criteria covering citywide nondiscrimination protections, policies for municipal employees, city services: and more. This year’s report lists the City of Boise as number 1 and the City of Pocatello as number 2 among the municipalities rated in Idaho.

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently awarded a $25,000 drinking water planning grant to the City of Blackfoot. The funds will be used to prepare a drinking water planning study. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the water system’s deficiencies and identify necessary improvements. The remaining $25,000 of the $50,000 project will be funded by the City.

 

The City of Coeur d’Alene held the grand opening of its new skate park at Memorial Park on October 6.

 

The City of Ketchum celebrated the dedication of its new Fire Training Center on October 7. Food and drinks were provided in honor of all the past and future firefighters working to keep the city safe.

 

The City of Meridian held its first ever Telephone Town Hall as part of its efforts to find new ways to improve citizen access to government. The format allowed citizens to call in and take part in a conversation regarding the City’s Comprehensive Plan from the comfort of their own homes or wherever they happen to be.

 

School children in the City of Meridian participated in International Walk to School Day on October 10.

 

The City of Moscow Parks & Recreation Department held an event to celebrate the installation of East City Park’s new iSwing on October 11. The event was free and open to the public. The iSwing is the first wheelchair-accessible swing to be installed in a City of Moscow park. The equipment is fully accessible and can hold up to 2,000 pounds. The iSwing project is the result of a collaboration between the City of Moscow Parks and Recreation Department and the Moscow High School’s Buddy Club.

 

The 3rd Annual Cops & Robbers Fun Run was held on October 6. Dressed in their best cop or robber costume, participants joined Moscow Police Department officers in either a 5K or a 10K run. At the end of the run, participants hung out with some of the City’s finest and enjoyed food, drinks and fun. Each participant received a t-shirt, and all proceeds benefitted the Moscow Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police.

 

Eight schools in Moscow joined thousands of school-age children around the world to participate in International Walk to School Day on October 10. International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities all around the world walking and biking to school on the same day to raise awareness for safe routes to school for every student and the importance of physical activity.

 

As part of Fire Prevention Week 2018 from October 7 to 13, firefighters with the Pocatello Fire Department focused on “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” The campaign was a joint effort between the Pocatello Fire Department, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and fire departments around the nation.

 

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 goyler@idahocities.org or fax 344-8677.


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