McCall City Source


January 2016

Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament Kickoff Set During McCall Winter Carnival

“I encourage the citizens of McCall and our visitors alike to take part in Saturday’s ornament event. It’s a wonderful and unique way to share the spirit of McCall with the rest of the country,” said Mayor Aymon.

Senator Crapo, Supervisor Lannom, Mayor Aymon, students plan announcement

Washington, D.C. – Idaho will supply the nation’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree this year and, with, that honor comes thousands of hand-made ornaments that will decorate not only the national tree, but offices for Congress in Washington, D.C.

Idahoans from students to retirees can assist in the ornament effort. The U.S. Forest Service will select this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree from the Payette National Forest later this year. To celebrate Idaho’s recognition and kickoff the Christmas effort, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Payette National Forest Supervisor Keith Lannom, McCall Mayor Jackie Aymon, other elected leaders and officials from McCall and Valley County and students will gather following the McCall Winter Carnival Parade to announce and demonstrate the ornament effort.

“It is fitting that we kick off Idaho’s role in the national ornament effort at the McCall Winter Carnival,” Crapo said. “I hope all Idahoans will help contribute an ornament so we can give our state a strong showing in Washington, D.C.”

“It’s a great honor to be chosen as the Forest to provide the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, said Lannom. “This is truly a gift from all of Idaho to our nation, and the ornaments will highlight the wonderful things about our state by mimicking our state symbols such as the Mountain Blue Bird, Monarch Butterfly, Appaloosa horse, the Syringa and many others.”


One line that says it all!

McCall! We are looking for a tagline to take us into the future! Visit our Facebook and tell us your ideas in the comments. Try and keep it 3 to 5 words and it should describe McCall’s recreation, beauty, tourism, etc. and most importantly be memorable!

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Idaho 55 Corridor Study

Public Involvement – You’re Invited!

ITD will host three public meetings about the Idaho 55 North Corridor Plan in January 2016. The meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the current conditions of Idaho 55 and give input on future needs for the corridor in Valley and Adams counties.

  • CASCADE on Tuesday, Jan. 26 – Ashley Inn, 500 N. Main St.
  • McCALL on Wednesday, Jan. 27 – McCall-Donnelly High School Cafeteria, 401 N. Mission St.
  • NEW MEADOWS on Thursday, Jan. 28 – Meadows-Valley School Cafeteria, 500 N. Miller St.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is studying Idaho 55 to identify current and future needs throughout the corridor. The study will result in three corridor plans (North, Central, South) that identifies policies and projects important to the development of this major arterial over the next 20 years.

To join the project mailing list contact the Idaho Transportation Department Public Involvement Coordinator at P.O. Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707 or emailed to

Rotary Park Railings Public Art Project

Handrails are needed for three new staircases at Rotary Park near the Lardo Bridge.

The Rotary Park Railings Project volunteer selection committee invited two artists to provide design concepts for the railings. See their ideas below and let the selection committee know which you like best. Use this survey to vote.

The Rotary Park Railings Project panel invited two artists to provide proposals of their design concepts for the railings. They were asked to provide a minimum one page descriptive narrative; and visual representation of proposed project concept such as drawing, model, and/or computer rendering.

Focus Location

Artists: Bond and Anderson

Bond describes “The Waves of Payette Lake” as a stylized concept of waves arriving on the shore allows the visitor to begin their experience of the water as they make their gradual descent to the beach. As the eye follows the pattern of the steel, the waves created by the negative space become visible within the curves, rolling in towards all who approach the lake. Read Bond’s complete proposal here>

Combined Bond
Bond’s “Waves of Payette Lake”

Andersen – “Inspired by the beautiful natural surroundings of Payette Lake,” The railings depict Lake Trout in their natural habitat. Constructed from several types of stainless steel including, heavy gauge cut and perforated sheet, tubes and bar. This design will be site-fit to accommodate the irregularities of the attachment points and surrounding landscape. Read Andersen’s complete proposal here>

Andersen’s Design “inspired by the natural surroundings of Payette Lake”


One proposal will be selected for commission. Once selected, artists will work with City
staff project team (landscape architect, engineer, planner) to refine and evolve the design.

Proposed works will be evaluated according to:

  • Artistic quality
  • Appropriateness of design for site
  • Adherence to project guidelines and intent (see page two)
  • Professionalism of proposal
  • Budget feasibility

Thanks to funding from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, McCall Improvement Committee and McCall’s Local Option Tax, these railings will be unique works of art!

Please vote for the design you you feel would best fit the area of Rotary Park and fulfill the guidelines above. Use this survey to vote.




Please Do Not Feed Deer

…and this is why.

Winter Deer Feeding on letterhead January 2016

4th of July Survey out for Feedback

Comment Card

Take the 4th of July Survey>

The City of McCall is requesting your feedback in reference to the 4th of July Celebration. The city is hosting A SERIES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS at various locations in McCall. Join us and have a chat with the City Manager-Nathan Coyle, the Police Chief-Justin Williams or the Parks and Recreation Director-Dennis Coyle.


Public Discussion Series

Tuesday, January 19th
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Wednesday, January 20th
Old Town Market
9am to 10:30am

Thursday, Jauary 21st
Salmon River Brewery
3:30 to 5pm

Friday, January 22nd
TJ’s Cutting Edge Cafe
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Find Comment Boxes located around town or take the survey now!>

Practice Positive Petiquette!

BW_CmcrlStn_RB_Dispn__20740.1432917966.1280.1280In winter,  we are lucky to be able to walk the McCall Golf Course. The city staff takes the time to plow about 7 Miles of walking trails for you and your dog. So, please take the moment and scoop to say thanks.

This winter, our problem is growing and making clean up unmanageable. If you like the walk and appreciate the beauty of our course in winter, please clean up and encourage others to clean up after their dogs as well.

There is a $50 Fine related to leaving canine waste behind and you run the risk of losing the right to walk for us all.

Take it seriously! Practice Positive Petiquette!


5.7.180: CANINE WASTE:
It shall be unlawful and a public nuisance for any person owning or having control or custody of any dog:

(A) To permit or allow the dog to defecate upon publicly owned property of the city or upon the private property of another person without the consent of the occupant or owner of that property unless the owner or the person having control or custody of the dog immediately removes the feces and properly disposes of it;

(B) To walk a dog on publicly owned property or upon the private property of a person without carrying at all times a suitable container or other suitable instrument for the removal and disposal of canine feces; or

(C) To fail to dispose of the container of the feces in a sanitary manner.

Violations of the provisions of this section shall be an infraction. (Ord. 901, 6-29-2012)

New Applications

The new year brings new business applications & fees.

Please refer to these applications for 2016.

General Business License

Snow Removal License Application

Public Event Permit Application

Vendor Permit Application

Animal Drawn Vehicle Permit Application

Farmers Market Permit Application

Peddler Permit Application

Winter Trails & so much more

Looking for Bear Basin or Ponderosa Winter Trail Maps? Find that and and so much more on the City of McCall Community Development – Maps and Geographic Information Systems Page. Click here>


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