Apr 26 2017

The Mayor’s Corner 04/26/2017

Posturing has begun in full force for next year’s State of Idaho elections. The list of candidates for governor is getting longer and several candidates have announced for Lieutenant Governor. More announcements will be coming I am sure. The 2018 elections will be for all State offices and many of the County positions as well.
But don’t forget that 2017 is the year for municipal elections. We sometimes get forgotten because it is smaller election, there is no primary and only residents of the city can vote. This year there will again be three positions on the City Council up for election. The mayor’s position will not be up for election for two more years. August 28 is the first day to file for the City election to be held on November 7. Filing is done with the City Clerk and interested parties have until September 8 at 5:00 p.m. to file for a seat on the Council. All Council seats are at-large and the top three vote getters are the selected people. For further information contact the City Clerk at Weiser City Hall.
It was sad for us all this winter to see buildings and other structures go down under the weight of the snow we received. I want to thank those businesses and individuals who have worked so diligently to get their property cleaned up after the devastation. The owners of Weiser Auto Repair, Weiser Bowling and Ridley’s have worked hard to clear away the debris and make their property safe for Weiser residents adjacent property owners. It is sad to see the bare lots but do appreciate the work that was done to eliminate danger. The City continues to try to work with other businesses to get property cleared of possible dangerous situations. Thank you to all for the work. Weiser is “Still Standing” proudly.
The Idaho Department of Agriculture (ISDA) will conduct an unusable pesticide collection on Wednesday, May 10 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. at the ITD yard off Indianhead Road. ISDA began these collections in 1993 and collects annually to allow the safe disposal of unusable pesticides. The collections are conducted on double-layered protective tarping on the ground at the site. Trained personnel will remove all pesticides from the participant’s vehicle, sort and pack all pesticides for shipment. The driver of the transport vehicle remains in the vehicle while the products are unloaded. ISDA asks participants to pre-register for these collections. Heavy-duty plastic bags are available upon request by a participant and ISDA will assist with the preparation of the unusable pesticides for these collections. For additional information contact Victor Mason, Agricultural Program Manager at 208-332-8628 or vic.mason@isda.idaho.gov.
There will be a local take back of unused and expired drugs on April 29th at Weiser Memorial Hospital. This is a cooperative effort by our local law enforcement agencies and the medical community to keep these drugs from falling into the wrong hands. Drop your unused drugs off between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the hospital or any day at the WPD.
Our community said good-bye to two more longtime residents of Weiser recently. These ladies contributed to our schools and community through many hours of service and caring of our youth. Our condolences to the families of Betty Derig and Yvonne Stephens and thank you for sharing them with Weiser.