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After the passing vote L.O.T. processes begin! Funding-Workshops-Commission

time for LOT

Submit letters of interest and forward L.O.T. funding questions to:

McCall City Clerk, BessieJo Wagner
216 E. Park Street McCall Idaho 83638
208-634-7142
email: cityclerk@mccall.id.us

Fire Hydrant Flushing begins May 29th

The City of McCall’s Water Department will be conducting our Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program  beginning  May 29, 2018  through June 15, 2018, weather permitting.

Flushing activities well be done between the hours of 7:30 am 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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As a result of this procedure, you may experience:

  • May experience reduced water pressure at your residence or place of business.
  • Discolored water from sediment in the water main.

After flushing operation is completed:

  • Open a cold water faucet and let the water flow until it is clear, then close it.
  •  Open a hot water faucet and let the water flow until it is clear, then close it.
  • When both hot and cold water are clear, the water is ready for normal use.
  • You can also check the faucet screen for trapped particle.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC WORKS REPRESENTATIVES:SUE DEVERE,  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT   208-634-8945,OR
LEVI BRINKLEY, WATER DISTRIBUTION SUPERINTENDENT 208-634-1011

 

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL

Noxious weeds are non-native invading plants designated “Noxious” by the State of Idaho.

Noxious weeds are non-native invading plants designated “Noxious” by the State of Idaho.  Noxious Weeds impair land productivity and value.  They outcompete and displace native vegetation because they have no innate controlling agents in their new environment and/or they have growth characteristics that inhibit survival of native vegetation.  Unfortunately, McCall is home for several of these unwelcome invading guests.

Noxious Weed Seminar at the McCall Public Library on
May 30th starting at 6:00 pm

Visit McCall’s website to read an overview of designated noxious weeds needing control in McCall. There will be a Noxious Weed Seminar at the McCall Public Library on May 30th starting at 6:00 pm.  At this seminar you will learn about the noxious weed problem, McCall noxious weed species eradication needs and control method alternatives.

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McCall City is a member of the Upper Payette Cooperative Weed Management Association.  Each year Cooperators work together with combined resources to complete effective weed control needed in a member’s land area responsibility.  UPCWMA Members include Valley County, Idaho Department of Lands, Gem County, Boise County, Boise and Payette National Forests. The Cooperators treated over 53 acres noxious weed infested land in McCall.

State Idaho Noxious Weed Code 22-2407(1) states; “It shall be the duty and responsibility of all landowners to control noxious weeds on their land and property.”  This code is enforced by Counties on behalf of the State of Idaho.

There is a lot of private land that are heavily infested with noxious weeds (mostly spotted knapweed) in McCall.  State Idaho Noxious Weed Code 22-2407(1) states; “It shall be the duty and responsibility of all landowners to control noxious weeds on their land and property.”  This code is enforced by Counties on behalf of the State of Idaho.  An effort is made to notify landowners of noxious weed infestations found on their land.  Despite the City’s work and some responsible landowners “The weeds are currently winning the battle!” said Al Becker, McCall City’s seasonal employee implementing the Noxious Weed Control Program the last several years.  Becker stated; “I am encouraged landowners are becoming increasingly aware and are following up with action to control their noxious weeds.”

McCall City and Valley County will hold a ‘Pull Together’ City Noxious Weed Control Day, scheduled for Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

There will also be a trial pilot program this summer where McCall City and Valley County will hold a ‘Pull Together’ City Noxious Weed Control Day, scheduled for Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  On this day, mixed herbicide, limited spray equipment, personal protective gear and safe use instructions will be provided to pre-registered landowners within the City for their use.

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Chemicals are not the only control method that day.  Scout groups, hiking clubs and other organizations are also invited to help for prizes provided by local merchants in numerous categories!  Plastic garbage bags, registration and safety instruction will be available at McCall City Parks Shop on Park Street.

The City of McCall welcomes ideas on ways to improve Noxious Weed control. You are encouraged to contact Erin Greaves, Communications Manager 634-8966 and/or visit McCall City’s Web Site at www.mccall.Id.us.  If you have noxious weeds needing treatment, you are encouraged to contact Al Becker at 208 315-3627 or Eddie Heider at 208 634-6609.

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 mccall.id.us 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.

 

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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

INVITATION TO BID –INVITATION TO BID -

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 Mccallrec.com.

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