Thanks to all those who attended the public workshops March 1-2, 2017.
There is still time to input on the McCall In Motion Goals and Policies. The Deep Dive Workbook can be downloaded and emailed to KGilmore@LOGANSIMPSON.COM. Alternatively, hard copies of the Workbook are available at McCall City Hall located at 216 E. Park Street. There is a lot of content so if filling out the whole workbook feels like too much work, make sure to complete the topics that are most important to you. This part of the process sets the stage for the specific projects and strategies that will be considered in the Plans.
The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) is proud to introduce the Certified Green Business program. Brochures will be hand-delivered by EAC committee members to local businesses beginning soon. To become a Certified Green Business in McCall, business owners will need to submit a written statement addressing 10 environmentally friendly practices.
These practices include:
• Using green certified products for janitorial operations
• Energy-star appliances
• reducing water consumption
• tracking utility consumption
• initiating a company environmental policy
• noxious weeds free property and more.
Free applications will be reviewed by the EAC each month. Approved members of the Certified Green Business program can proudly display a window decal, letting customers know they are making a conscience effort to reduce their business carbon footprint.
Other benefits include lowered resource consumption, self-promotion as a responsible business leader in our community and the pride of helping to keep McCall clean and healthy.
For more information about the Certified Green Business program contact the EAC at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Public EAC meetings are the third Tuesday of every month at the McCall Public Library meeting room at 6:00 pm.
On March 20, 2017, a public hearing will take place at 6:30 pm in the Idaho first Bank Building, proposing the submission of a sewer annexation agreement for the May 16th election. This agreement was developed by the Joint Wastewater Advisory Group (JWAG) and approved by Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District’s Governing Board and McCall’s City Council.
Opportunity for public comment is available on March 20th during the meeting as well as in advance by emailing your comments to McCallAreaWastewater@gmail.com.
What is Annexation?
Annexation is the addition of property, in this case, Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District will be adding or annexing City of McCall’s wastewater sewer service area.
If the outcome of the joint public hearing is to add the submission to the May 16th election, eligible voters in the City of McCall, and eligible property owners and residents within Payette Lakes Recreational Water and Sewer District (PLRWSD), will be asked to vote on a two-part proposal regarding our sewer system and its operations.
The first part of the plan is a proposition for an annexation or consolidation between City of McCall and PLRWSD that would combine current City sewer customers with the PLRWSD while the second part of the election is a proposal for a $22.07 million bond.
The total bond would fund:
- Necessary upgrades to the reuse water disposal system to implement the new Reuse Permit from Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) – $11.6 million
- Improvements to the wastewater treatment plant – $3.3 million
- Acquisition of the system assets and the retirement of existing debt – $7.07 million
The May 16th ballot proposal would be presented in questions tailored to voters based on property location and eligibility that voters can either endorse or reject. For more information about annexation or the wastewater disposal system visit www.mccall.id.us/jwag or call 208-209-7445.