Nov 02 2016

The Mayor’s Corner 11-2-16

DianaOn Thursday, October 20th, I had the opportunity to help celebrate the national “Lights on After School” event at the Weiser Community Greenhouse.  This event is held annually to raise awareness of the importance of programs that help students learn healthy habits for life.  Weiser is lucky to have two great programs that provide a safe place to go after school where the kids can learn good lifetime habits, get help with homework and enjoy time with friends with positive mentors and role models.   The B.E.S.T. program overseen by the Weiser School district and run by Megan Overgaard and Renee Sweet and their aides and the Weiser Police Department After School Program run by Officer Steve Fenske with the help of volunteers and other officers provide this environment for kids whose parents choose to use them. The kids had a good time celebrating with snacks, games and learning about healthy habits.  The energy they have is infectious.  Thanks to all the workers and volunteers that provide a great environment for the kids.
Our Street Department has started leaf pick up.  Remember leaves need to be placed in the front by the curb.  Do not put in bags or in the alley.  Please remove trailers from streets so equipment can get into clean leaves and sweep.  Alley cleanup will begin November 7.  Please remember to place only garden debris and grass clippings in alleys for pickup not leaves.  Trash, old furniture, tires, etc. will not be picked up.  The crew will begin on the Westside of town and move to the Eastside.  Please be patient as the weather will impact how fast the crews can work. Adopt-a-truck is also available to cleanup.  Make reservations for trucks in the office 414-1965.  A dump truck will be brought out and left where instructed then picked up the next day early to be dumped.  There are some restriction on materials due to the transfer site rules.  The crew is finishing up some asphalting this week as well.  Watch for the cones and signs.
City offices will be closed on Friday, November 11 in honor of our Veterans.  We will open at 8a.m. on Monday, November 14.
Don’t forget Friday, November 4 is the last day to do in person absentee voting at the County Courthouse.  Election day is next Tuesday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exercise your right to VOTE. For questions regarding precinct locations, contact the Washington County Clerk’s office at 414-2092.
Next Tuesday is also the visit of the National Christmas Tree.  Come down to the area adjacent to the Courthouse to enjoy the entertainment and send our tree off to Washington D.C. Activities will be going on from 9 a.m. until 11a.m. when the tree will leave to go north to continue its journey to the National Capitol. Our own Idaho Potato filled with ornaments made by Idahoans will be escorting the tree.
Weiser Wolverine Football team travels to Holt Arena in Pocatello for play-off game against Shelley next Saturday, November 5 at 11:30 a.m.  Go, Fight, Win, Wolverines.