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WANTED ART LOVER -McCall Seeks Public Art Advisory Committee Members

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The City of McCall is seeking to fill a vacancy on the McCall Public Art Advisory Committee. The Public Art Advisory Committee makes recommendations regarding selection, policies, acquisition, placement and maintenance of public art to the McCall City Council. If you have an interest in helping the City of McCall to reach its vision of being a place where the “art community and cultural assets thrive and are nationally recognized” (2007 Comprehensive Plan), please consider volunteering for this Committee.

All interested persons should submit a letter of interest to BessieJo Wagner, Clerk, City of McCall, 216 E. Park St., McCall, Idaho 83638 or bwagner@mccall.id.us.  For more information about the roles, responsibilities and expectations of service on the McCall Public Art Advisory Committee, please contact Delta James, McCall City Planner at 634-4256 or djames@mccall.id.us.

Now that’s a ribbon cutting!

Thanks to all who joined in the celebration and official opening of the Mountain Bike Skills Park on Friday. A great turn out that included Cool Kids on bikes, the McCall City Mayor Jackie Aymon, MDSD Superintendent of Schools, School Board Members, IDPR Operations Administrator Keith Hobbs and IDPR Board Member Gordon Hansen.

photo credit to Larry Hietala & Tara Woods

A special thanks went out to:

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation for Mtn. Bike Fund grant award

McCall Donnelly School Board

Wayne Ruemmele, Epikos Planning and Design

Joe Weede, Single Track Sessions

Ben Gau, McCall Dirt Works

City of McCall Parks Department and City Council

Sept 23 – Council to conduct a work session on Commerce Street Reconstruction

McCall, Idaho―September 20, 2016

http://www.mccall.id.us/uploads/city_council/ccagendas/20160923ccas.pdf

City of McCall Council will be conducting a work session on the Commerce Street Reconstruction Project on Friday, September 23rd at 9:00 AM in the Idaho First Bank Community Room.

The intent of the meeting is for staff and their consultant engineers to revisit project goals provide an overview of property owner meetings and present multiple street sections with cost estimates for Council to consider for the selection intended for the project’s final design.  An outline of the project schedule will also be provided.

This is a public meeting and will offer opportunity for comment. For any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Nathan Stewart, McCall City Engineer, nstewart@mccall.id.us, 634-8943.

McCall Mountain Bike Skills Park Ribbon Cutting – September 23rd

IMG_0080The City of McCall is pleased to announce the celebration of the McCall Mountain Bike Skills Park located adjacent to the Harshman Skate Park on Idaho Street. The Ribbon Cutting, hosted by City of McCall, will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm on location. School Board, staff and students are encouraged to join in the official opening of this new park.

The Mountain Bike Skills Park is a great example of how partnerships can result in a wonderful public facility. The Skills Park concept has been around for some time, and the opportunity to develop the park in McCall came from the release of the grant funding from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.  The McCall Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee agreed that the development of a pump track that was easily accessible and close to town would be a great amenity for beginning riders.  Because of the willingness of the MDSD School Board to expand the use of district property for another public recreational facility, the City of McCall was able to move forward with a grant application to IDPR for funding.

The project was funded by a $11,994 Mountain Bike License Plate Fund grant from IDPR, along with City funding through materials and labor provided by the Parks Department.  Wayne Ruemmele of Epikos Design and Planning did the conceptual design, and donated time for project oversight.  Kurt Wolf, McCall Parks and Recreation worked closely with Jason Clay of MDSD in order to make sure the skills park was consistent with MDSD’s facilities.  Joe Weede of Single Track Sessions was the primary contractor. Excavation equipment was donated by Ben Gau of McCall Dirt Works.

  • City Staff has hauled and transported onto the site over 400 cubic yards of soil – an approximate value of $7,200
  • Far fewer trees needed to be removed than what was expected.
  • Opportunities for additional features may be available depending on remaining funding
  • Parks Staff is contemplating doing a small (mini) pump track in the City owned property behind the bleachers and adjacent to the Mtn. Bike Skills Park for young kids on strider bikes (ages 2-4)
  • Parks Department is working on setting up a maintenance plan with the McCall Youth Mtn. Biking Team, but the Parks Department will have the primary responsibility for the maintenance.

The total project cost was approximately $30,000 to include grant funding, donations, materials and labor.

Amendment to Building Height Definition within McCall City Code

McCall, Idaho― September 13, 2016

At the request of the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission, an amendment to how building heights are measured within McCall City Code will be considered.

Currently, building height is measured vertically from the grade of the ground before any site grading or excavation has occurred to the top of any building element.  The proposed amendment would change this definition so that building height is measured from either the existing grade of the ground or the grade of the ground that is modified during construction, whichever is greater.  This amendment is proposed by the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission in response to several recent projects that have used site excavation to create building fronts that exceed the maximum height of 35 feet for residential project.

Public Hearings will be held for initial consideration of these code amendments during McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 4:30 p.m. in Legion Hall at 216 E. Park Street. The Planning and Zoning Commission will make a recommendation to City Council.

City Council makes final decisions regarding any amendments to McCall City Code. A second public hearing will be held during City Council’s consideration of the code amendments at a later date to be determined.  The public may comment by attending this meeting or by submitting written comment to the City of McCall one week in advance of the meeting.

This amendment to McCall’s Code is proposed in advance of a comprehensive evaluation of the entire McCall City Code that is planned to follow the update to McCall’s Comprehensive Plan currently underway

Amendment to Formula Restaurant Definition within McCall City Code

McCall, Idaho―September 13, 2016

The City of McCall has received an application from Alpine Village Company to amend the definition of what constitutes a formula restaurant within McCall City Code. Currently, McCall City Code defines a formula restaurant as being an eating establishment that has a name, appearance and/or food presentation format that is substantially identical to a restaurant in one or more other locations.

McCall City Code limits the number of formula restaurants to ten percent of the total number of restaurants in McCall. So, for every nine single-location restaurants, one formula restaurant is allowed.The proposed amendment would change this definition so that restaurants are not considered formula restaurants if they have five (5) or less substantially identical restaurants in other locations. Restaurants with more than five other locations would still be limited to the ten percent of the total number of restaurants allowed.

Public Hearings will be held for initial consideration of these code amendments during McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 4:30 p.m. in Legion Hall at 216 E. Park Street. The Planning and Zoning Commission will make a recommendation to City Council.

City Council makes final decisions regarding any amendments to McCall City Code. A second public hearing will be held during City Council’s consideration of the code amendments at a later date to be determined.

The public may comment by attending this meeting or by submitting written comment to the City of McCall one week in advance of the meeting.

This amendment to McCall’s Code is proposed in advance of a comprehensive evaluation of the entire McCall City Code that is planned to follow the update to McCall’s Comprehensive Plan currently underway.

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