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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Friday, November 30, 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 City of Coeur d’Alene held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 20 for it’s much anticipated public parking garage. The new four-and-a-half-story parking structure will provide approximately 350 additional parking spaces for downtown visitors and business employees.


Recently, Idaho Smart Growth announced that the City of Garden City is a 2018 recipient of a prestigious “Grow Smart” award for its Garden City ArtisansTM Wayfinding project. The project is a public/private venture between the City, the Garden City Urban Renewal Agency, COMPASS and the Riverside Hotel, CTA Architects and Engineers and the Idaho Wine Commission. The program is designed to connect residents and visitors with Garden City’s growing artisan community, including wineries, breweries, artists, cideries, and artisanal bakeries. Highlights of the program include color-coded “TASTE”, “CREATE” and “PLAY” signs on the greenbelt, as well as interactive foldout maps and location signage. The award was accepted by the City at a special Idaho Smart Growth event on November 5. 


The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality awarded a $30,000 wastewater planning grant to the City of Juliaetta. The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning document along with an environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and identify any needed improvements. The remaining $30,000 of the $60,000 project will be funded by the Department of Agriculture Rural Development.


The City of Moscow held the grand opening of Blackbird Station—a place along the Latah Trail to meet, stop for a rest, have a drink, or fill a water bottle—on November 17. The event was free and open to the public.


Recently, the City of Pocatello Finance Department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for their efforts on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2017 by GFOA. The accolade is the highest form of recognition in financial reporting and governmental accounting. FY 2017 is the 14th consecutive year the department has earned the certificate.


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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