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Local Option Tax Election Approaching – May 15th.

Vote on the Local Option Tax paid by tourists for local improvements.

Here are some quick facts to help guide you in your decision.

  • McCall voters will vote again May 15th 2018 to renew the 3% local option tax for a period
    of 10 years.
  • Voters have approved this tax by majority in both 2005 & 2011.
  • The tax is paid by visitors staying in hotels, motels, & other accommodations.
  • The money collected is distributed into the community for purposes benefiting our public.
  • The tax helps to offset stress on McCall’s budget therefore helping to reduce the burget-involved-grphic

    den on property tax payers.

  • Since in inception in 2005 $3,806,752 in L.O.T. Funding has been collected and put back into our community reinvesting in McCall Community Projects.
  • The ordinance has some newly added categories such as:
    • the a local housing program as explained in the Housing Strategy
    • tourism mitigation funding for items that cannot be supported by the general fund
  • As well as some minor changes to language in an effort to more closely adhere to Attorney General Requirements.
  • The ordinance is available for review here> , at our website or for pick up in City Hall.

McCall Parks and Recreation: Centennial Plaza Bricks

It’s that time of year, the snow has melted and personalized bricks can be viewed down at Centennial Park. Add your family name or family members to the many bricks located at the plaza and create a fun family tradition of going on a brick hunt. Brick orders must be submitted by July 31st, orders are placed annually the first week of August and installed in the Fall around October. Click below to download a form or complete one at City Hall. Questions call 634-8991

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May means it’s time to get firewise!

Saturday May 5th,  bring your woody debris to the Firewise Event.

Firewise info, fun giveaways, interactive displays, leaf bags, agency info, food and kids interactive experiences and activities.

May 5th is Community Wildfire Preparedness Day! The day revolves around Wildfire education and awareness and encouraging homeowners to take measures to reduce their risk and improve their chances of surviving a wildfire. Hours will be 10:00am to 2:00pm at the McCall Fire Station.


McCall Parks & Recreation getting rid of that woody debris!



Join participants from the Valley County Fire Working Group, U.S. Forest Service – Payette National Forest, Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association INC., McCall Fire & EMS, City of McCall, Boy Scouts, McCall Public Library, City of McCall Parks and Recreation, and others. A roll-off dumpster by Tony & Brant Meckel Excavating, Inc. will be across the street from 08:00 AM- 6:00 PM. Firewise info, fun giveaways, interactive displays, leaf bags, agency info, food and kids interactive experiences and activities.
We will also be giving the proze to the coloring contest winner!

McCall Parks and Recreation: Invitation to Bid Legacy Park Promenade Repairs


McCall Public Library May Programs

Seed Swap
May 3rd at 6:00pm

Join us for our 3rd annual seed swap! Bring extra seeds, plants and experience to swap with other local community gardeners. Live music, snacks, and doorprizes will be available.  All are welcome, free admission!


Screening of “McCall Idaho, An Early History”
May 7th 6:30pm

As a part of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month, the McCall Historic Preservation Commission will host the first screening of a new documentary showcasing the early history of McCall. “McCall Idaho, An Early History” will be shown at the McCall Public Library, May 7th, at 6:30pm.

The documentary is a 30-minute compilation of historic photographs with a narrative that describes the founding and development of McCall beginning with the first Native American inhabitants.

The screening is free and members of the McCall Historic Preservation Commission will be there to answer your questions regarding the making of the documentary, and other efforts to preserve the heritage of our community.


Bike to School Day

May 9th 3:00-4:30pm

Visit us on your bike after school for a spoke card and some snacks!


Doing Democracy
Tuesday, May 29th  6:30-8:30pm

The McCall Public Library invites you to join community dialogues on this month’s topic of:
Are we a culture of violence?


Noxious Weed Awareness Program
Wednesday, May 30th 6:00—8:00pm
Join us for an informative lecture by members of the City of McCall and the Upper Payette Cooperative Weed Management Association. Participants will learn about the variety of noxious weeds affecting the McCall area, and control efforts. There will also be time for Q&A and discussion following the lecture.

After School Fridays
This will be concluding After School Fridays this month, and picking it back up in September. See you in June for the Summer Reading Program! 


Clase de Inglés
Our ESL classes are taking a break for the summer, see you this Fall!

McCall Parks and Recreation: Trips and Tours

Mark your calendars for one or all of our fun planned trips this Spring through Fall. Grab a friend and head out on an adventure with our Recreation Department. Questions call 634-8968 or Register for: Geiser Grand Hotel & Baker City, Idaho City Hot Springs, Redfish Lake Lodge, or 1000 Springs and Shoshone Falls Trips and Tours at

Water Rate Study Presentation in special session

On April 27th, City Council will meet in special session to hear the presentation of the Water Rate Study as prepared by SPF Water Engineering.

The Agenda for the 4/27/18 Council Special Meeting is attached. You can find the complete packet at:

April 26th Council Meeting Agenda is up for review.

The Agenda for the 4/26/18 Council Meeting is attached. You can find the complete packet at



McCall Parks and Recreation: Celebration of Trees an Arbor Day and Earth Day event

McCall City Source

Join us for our annual event hosted by the City of McCall and Franz Witte Nursery. Live music, fun for the kids, free food and drink, and local professionals with knowledge of landscaping, trees, planting, pruning and more. Let’s celebrate our trees and earth! Event Located at Franz Witte Nursery off of Highway 55.Arbor day 2018

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