McCall City Source


November 2017

McCall Library December Programs

Hour of Code – Monday, December 4th – Thursday December 7th 3:45-4:45 – The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 6 to 104.

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet, but fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in computer science classes, and in the tech industry. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this.With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code. Even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.  The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit and over 100 others, is a global movement that believes the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st-century success. Please join us.

Sewing Machines 101 – Monday, December 4th at 6:30 – Join us for our first ever sewing machine class! Attendees will be making pillow cases. Due to limited space and resources registration is required. Let us know if you will be bringing in your own machine or use one of ours. Get your materials list when you register at the library or call 208-634-5522.


Sailing around the World: A Travelogue with the Earl Family – Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30

McCall residents Harley and Jennifer Earl are cruising sailors who, along with their ten-year-old daughter, Sophia, are now half way through their second circumnavigation of the world by sailboat. They have spent the past six months sailing across the Indian Ocean from Malaysia to South Africa and will be sharing their experiences and photos at the McCall Public Library.

Get Artsy – Friday, December 8th 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.

Doing Democracy – Wednesday, December 13th 6:30-8:30 – The McCall Public Library invites you to join community dialogue about how our local government works. Childcare will be provided.

Let’s Lego – Friday, December 15th 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!

Library Christmas Santa Visit – Wednesday, December 20th 10:30 – 11:30
– Ho! Ho! Ho! Time to join us for a special story time graced by jolly old St. Nick himself!

Conversational Spanish – Thursdays November 30th – December 21st  from 4:45-6:00
-Come practice your Spanish skills with Lida Clouser.

Makerspace – Friday, December 29th 3:30-5:00 – Junk drawer creations day! Create, invent and learn through exploration.


McCall Parks and Recreation: volunteer youth basketball coaches needed!

If interested in working with McCall’s youth and promoting a fun, healthy lifestyle, join us as a volunteer basketball coach. Coaches needed still for: 3rd Grade Girls, 5th Grade Girls, 5th Grade Boys.


McCall Parks and Recreation: Messy Munchkins

Looking for something to do with your toddler? Register your child for Messy Munchkins today, toddlers will create 3 crafts to keep or gift during this holiday season.Slide1

Refresh Your Parking Plan!

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.

Parking Restrictions Card
Snowmobile Trailer Parking Guide


McCall’s Local Government – Explained

McCall has what is called a council-manager form of city government. 

  • The McCall City Council consists of five elected individuals that make laws and broad policy decisions for the city manager and staff to carry out.
  • All power and authority to set policy rests with our elected governing body, the McCall City Council which includes the mayor.

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.”

The Role of the City Manager

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.

McCall Government Structure

The Role of the Council

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.

The Role of the Mayor

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: Plant Night! Winter 2018

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 homepage. Plant Party! Jan-17

McCall Parks and Recreation: November and December Events

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.comNov-Dec Event Flyer

Vote! November 7th

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.

Here is what your ballot will look like>

McCall Voters Location: 401 N Mission St, Annex Bldg., McCall, ID 83638-3829

401 N Mission St, McCall, ID 83638-3829
McCall Donnelly High School Annex Corner of Mission and Stibnite, McCall, ID


Four Year Term
(Vote for Three)
Gail Bray (Withdrawn)
Robert S. Giles
Jared Hendee
Melanie L. Holmes
Robert Lyons
Wayne March
Thomas Sowers
Two Year Term
(Vote for One)
Colby Nielsen


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