The Parking guides are out again with a reminder that parking on downtown streets between 3am and 7am is frowned upon.
Be kind to your snow plow crews and respect the “Snow in the City” guidelines.
According to the International City/County Management Association, the council-manager form of government “combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed manager or administrator.”
Under the council-manager form of government a non-partisan city manager functions as the chief executive of the government organization. The city manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the city and serves as an advisor to the city council.
McCall’s city manager is responsible for directing daily operations that ensure effective and efficient government service. Every city employee, with the exception of the Library Director, answers to the city manager, so the city manager has the right to hire and fire staff as appropriate and allowable by law.
As the council’s chief policy advisor, the city manager recommends city policy for consideration by the council. The manager has a professional obligation to give complete and unbiased information to the council and consults with their department heads and the city attorney to ensure proper direction.
The city council is the legislative body for McCall. It’s role is to adopt laws and policies to govern the city. The council leaves implementation up the the city manager and city staff.
Council members are elected by a majority vote of its residents. Direct election ensures that council members are responsive to the people who voted them into office.
McCall’s Mayor is an equal voting member of the city council that has no more authority than any other council member. The mayor presides over council meetings and performs ceremonial duties as outlined.
McCall Parks and Recreation is excited to bring this new event to McCall. Mark your calendar and join us for Plant Night! This event will be held at the Anchor Restaurant where food and beverage will be available for purchase. Use your creativity and instruction from a master gardener to create a terrarium for you or as a gift. Reserve your spot today and register at City Hall or online at mccallrec.com homepage.
Great winter programs to keep you or your little one active. Don’t let fees keep your child/children from participating. The recreation program has scholarships available for all youth programs whether assistance is needed for 1 or more children, please contact us for a scholarship form! Register now at mccallrec.com
Election day, Tuesday, November 7th, gives City of McCall voters the ability to choose four seats within the City Council. These four seats are comprised of one, 2 year term seat and three 4 year term seats. A reminder that Gail Bray has chosen to withdraw and will still appear on the ballot. If chosen by voters, she has stated she will resign and that position would then have to be appointed.
McCall Voters Location: 401 N Mission St, Annex Bldg., McCall, ID 83638-3829
Our annual photo contest is back and we can’t wait to see your photo entries. Please visit mccallrec.com homepage for all contest rules and information. For questions call 634-8968
McCall Area Comprehensive Plan Update and Transportation Master Plan
On November 7 at 4:30 pm in Legion Hall there will be presentation then a public hearing on the McCall Transportation Master Plan and the McCall Area Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is the community’s vision for the next 20 year and provides direction for land use regulations, programs, policies, as well as other many implementation actions. These plans known collectively as McCall in Motion are a result of 18 months of public involvement.
McCall Public Library Special Programs
Friday, November 3rd 3:30-5:00
Older elementary school aged kids (3rd-8th grade) will dabble in a variety of creative and artistic techniques. Supplies are limited, so monthly sign up is required.
Monday, November 6th at 6:30pm
Imagine trekking through brambles on a lonely French hillside and finding the bunker where your grandfather hunkered down under intense artillery fire the night before his division attacked German positions in WWI. Susie Reddick, granddaughter of American Field Clerk Malcolm Clarence Tracy, experienced this and more after being given his diary and doggedly transcribing, researching, and Google-Earthing locations, battles, and tactics from civilian and military records alike.
She did not expect that trenches, craters, and bunkers would still be evident throughout the forests of northeastern France, and yet they were. Susie and her husband David were able to find rivers where Malcolm bathed, houses where he billeted, and shrapnel-laden fields where he saw fellow soldiers fight and die. Please join the Reddicks on Monday, November 6th at 6:30 pm at the McCall Public Library as they describe their eye-opening journey.
The Science of GMO’s
Wednesday, November 8th at 6:00pm
Join University of Idaho’s Melissa Hamilton at the McCall Library for a community web conference with guest speaker Dr. Joseph Kuhl, Associate Professor of Plant Genetics.
Family Reading Week: Pajama Party
Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00pm
The third week of November is Idaho Family Reading Week, when families are encouraged to read together. This year’s theme, “Tell Me a Tale,” will be celebrated at public and school libraries across the Gem State, November 12 -18, 2017.
The McCall Public Library will bring Idaho Family Reading Week to the City community on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00pm
Library Director Meg Lojek said, “We are excited to participate in Idaho Family Reading Week because it reminds parents, grandparents, and all caregivers of the importance of reading with the child in their life. Reading is the foundation of a youngster’s entire education.” Lojek added, “And it’s never too early to start reading — and re-reading — to your little one. Children need repetition for information to be stored in their long-term memories.”
Whether its folktales or fairytales, families will enjoy a magical week of reading and special activities at their library during Idaho Family Reading Week.
State Librarian Ann Joslin said, “Not only does Idaho Family Reading Week celebrate families and the importance of reading together, but it is also a chance for Idahoans of all ages to explore or rediscover everything their local library has to offer. From story times and Makerspaces, to databases and DVDs, today’s library has learning, innovation, and engagement opportunities for all.”
Idaho Family Reading Week is sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ Read to Me program and supported by libraries across Idaho.
International Games Day
Thursday, November 16th from 6:00-9:00pm
McCall Public Library joins thousands in celebrating the popularity and power of games and play. Many see today as the golden age of gaming, and libraries are playing a huge role in fostering that age. McCall Library will join over a thousand libraries around the world during International Games Week as they transform their libraries with play. This year McCall Public Library has partnered with PLAYlive to bring you a variety of board games, casual Magic the Gathering, food, prizes and fun!
Gaming offers a wealth of benefits to library users. Besides being fun for players, gaming encourages important values. According to the American Library Association’s Games & Gaming Round Table (GameRT), games educate as they entertain. For one thing, the games have literary value. After all, you have to know how to read in order to play.
International Games Week is an international initiative supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, Nordic Game Day and L’Associazione Italiana Biblioteche. For more information on International Games Week please visit the Games in Libraries blog http://games.ala.org
Friday, November 17th 3:30-5:00
Participants can free-build or participate in our monthly Lego activity/challenge. Build anything you can imagine; we have the materials. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, November 29th 6:30-8:30
The McCall Public Library invites you to join community dialogues on local issues and topics. Childcare will be provided.
Clase de Inglés
Mondays from 3:30—5:00
Free weekly conversational English (ESL)
After-school Monday Tutoring
Mondays from 3:30-5:00
Tutoring for grade school aged children