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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Thursday, June 13, 2019  
Posted by: Payton Grover
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City Clips June 13, 2019

 

Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.

 

 

The City of Moscow, Moscow Pathways Commission, and Bike for Life invited the public to ride their bikes to work on Friday, May 17th in celebration of Bike to Work Day and Bike Month.  Bikers were encouraged to stop by the corner of Sixth Street and Main Street for free coffee and treats.

 

 Recently, Pocatello Regional Airport swapped out the lights in the terminal and maintenance shop for energy-efficient LED lighting. The effort was made possible through an Idaho Power incentive program that covered some of the cost. Annually, the conversion is estimated to reduce its electricity consumption by 153,630 kilowatt-hours—enough energy to power more than 13 homes for a year. 

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a wastewater planning grant in the amount of $43,500 to the city of Plummer in Benewah County. The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning study. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and identify any needed improvements.

 

The City of Nampa Receives the PISCES Award. “The PISCES Award recognizes performance and innovation in using the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program for building infrastructure for the benefit of public health and the environment. This award recognizes Nampa’s ongoing commitment and determination to fund and complete plant upgrades.” The Clean Water State Revolving Fund’s Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) 2018 program recognized five states as Exceptional Projects, ten as Honorable Mention and 15 as Recognized Projects. Nampa was recognized as an Honorable Mention and therefore one of the top 15 projects in the nation. Nampa was the only city recognized in Idaho.

 

The City of Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper joined community leaders and representatives from the Civitan Club of Idaho Falls to cut the ribbon on the ciyt’s new community park playground.

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a $9.5 million low-interest wastewater construction loan to the city of Hayden in Kootenai County. The funding will be used to upgrade the treatment facility, which includes tertiary treatment consisting of secondary flow equalization, solids contact clarifier, ultra-filtration, and biosolids treatment with a solar dryer.

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a wastewater planning grant in the amount of $32,500 to the city of Elk River in Clearwater County. The funds will be used to prepare a wastewater planning study and an environmental review. The purpose of the project is to evaluate the current wastewater system and identify any needed improvements.

 

The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department is celebrating its first full year of glass recycling Tuesday.  Since June 2018, 157.31 tons or 314,620 pounds of glass have been collected through the program, just over 5.5 pounds of glass per Pocatellan.

 

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a wastewater planning grant in the amount of $50,000 to the city of Driggs in Teton County. 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 develop alternatives for needed improvements.

 

The City of Wilder celebrates 100 years this year! Wilder was founded as a village on June 16, 1911, but wasn’t officially incorporated as a city until May 15, 1919.

The festivities started with a breakfast served by Wilder firefighters and ended with games, live music and a block party in the middle of town. Wilder and local Treasure Valley residents were invited to celebrate the partnerships and pioneering spirit that helped the little farming community survive.

 

After years of discussion and planning, the city of Priest River’s downtown revitalization project is officially underway. Crews broke ground on the project last week after the timeline was moved up per the contractor’s request.

 

 

If your city has done something noteworthy or received an honor and you would like it listed in City Clips, send the information to Payton by e-mail pgrover@idahocities.org or fax 344-8677.


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