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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Monday, July 15, 2019  
Posted by: Payton Grover
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City Clips July 12, 2019

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


The City of Bellevue, the Water Superintendent Kelly West, DEQ and the Bellevue Library put on a super fun event for the summer reading program. The kids learned all about the geologic formation of an aquifer, how pollution can get into ground water, and how this pollution can end up in drinking water wells. Thy learned how their actions can affect ground water and drinking water. They also built their own edible aquifers while learning about the different geologic layers, different types of aquifers, how aquifers become contaminated, and the need to protect and conserve ground water resource.

The City of Emmett recently had three governing entities come together to install a 60-inch culvert at the Gem County Drainage District #1 site approximately a quarter-mile west of Carberry Elementary School, as part of the city’s safe routes to schools initiative. This culverts now provides for wider shoulders on both sides of the road. This will support the walking path that will soon be installed. The walking path will allow for safe cross to the elementary.

The City of Kuna’s long-anticipated splash pad has opened. July 3 marked the splash pad’s grand opening, which took place during the Popsicles with the Mayor event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event was commemorated with the cutting of a gold ribbon by Mayor Stear, free popsicles, beach volleyball, a water slide and of course, fun in the splash pad. “It took a couple of years,” Mayor Stear said. “This project turned out to be one of those things, so everyone’s been excited about it. It’s good to finally get it open. It’s kind of the beginning of recreational things, because we just don’t have that. It’s a good start, and we’ll just keep going from there.”

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced the award of a wastewater planning grant in the amount of $15,000 to the City of Grace in Caribou 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 develop alternative plans for needed improvements.

The City of Moscow had the grand openings of the Highway 8 Underpass and Third Street Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge. Mayor Bill Lambert cut a ribbon for the grand opening. Following the ribbon-cutting citizens were invited to take part in a Medieval Troll Costume Contest hosted by Citizens for a Livable Community and APOD Productions. Prizes were given to the best costumes. Live music was also provided. The Highway 8 Underpass, a pedestrian and bike route along the Paradise Path offers a safer alternative for pedestrians and bicyclists needing to cross Highway 8.

The City of Boise held Kind Day. Boise Kind Day was a huge success, with over 700 volunteers at eight sites throughout the city. Volunteers did everything from spread bark and mulch, install new picnic tables and remove goatheads from the foothills.


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 or fax 344-8677.

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