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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Friday, May 18, 2018  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.

 

The City of Coeur d’Alene received its 34th consecutive Tree City USA Award.

 

Idaho Falls Power has been awarded renewal of its prestigious Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation by the American Public Power Association. In addition, the utility has also been recognized with the 2018 Northwest Public Power Association Safety Award (NWPPA).

 

On May 5 the City of Jerome held its 4th Annual City-Wide Clean-up Day. The event, spearheaded by the Jerome Community Spirit Committee, was well attended, with multiple organizations and businesses coming together to clean downtown Jerome. The volunteers picked up garbage, pulled weeds and swept sidewalks. At the conclusion of the clean-up, Washington Federal Bank hosted a free lunch for the volunteers.

 

The City of Moscow, in conjunction with the Intermountain Fair Housing Council and with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, hosted a FREE Fair Housing workshop on May 16. Topics included the basics of the Fair Housing Act, its history, who is protected, and what housing providers are covered by the law. Intermountain Fair Housing Council shared the latest discussion on reasonable accommodations and service animals; eligibility requirements including criminal background, income requirements, and credit; and hate, harassment and discrimination based on national origin, race, sex (sexual orientation and gender identity) and religion. A Housing Provider Attorney discussed best practices for housing providers when addressing fair housing issues from application to termination. Intermountain Fair Housing Council shared innovative ideas for addressing barriers to affordable workforce housing and everything in between. The workshop was open to the public.

 

The Moscow Farmers Market is introducing a new free kids program for children ages 4 through 12 called Power of Produce (POP) Club. The goal is to empower children to make healthy choices when selecting food to eat and will take place the third Saturday of each month May through October 2018. Each POP Club event will feature a produce and smoothie tasting featuring fresh local fruits, vegetables, and ingredients purchased from the Moscow Farmers Market that will vary based on the growing season. Smoothie ingredients will be posted at the booth. The smoothie tastings will also feature the Moscow Food Co-op’s peddle powered blender bike.

 

The Twin Falls Police Department was recognized at the annual Highway Safety Summit as “the most innovative agency in Idaho” for going above and beyond in increased effort during seat belt initiatives.

 

If your city has done something noteworthy or received an honor and you would like it listed in City Clips, send the information to GayDawn by e-mail goyler@idahocities.org or fax 344-8677.


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