Aug 28 2017

The Mayor’s Corner 07/12/2017

Fire Chief, Kerry Nyce has declared a burn ban beginning Friday, July 14 for all burning except recreational burning in approved fire pits. Recreational fire pits must be commercially made with screens. No digging a pit and putting of rocks or other material is acceptable without approval of the Chef or Fire Code officials. This notice is in place until further notice.

Weiser City Street Department started work on storm drain line installation and repairs last week on W. 4th Street between Pioneer and Butterfield Streets. They will be working for approximately two weeks. The street is closed to traffic and parking. Residents may access their homes but are asked not to park on the street. Residents have also been asked to remove all vehicles, boats, trailers, campers, etc. from the street. They are also asked to keep all water and sprinklers off of the street. Residents have been notified through fliers and some direct contact. We appreciated you help as we do this work.

The Municipal elections are coming up quickly on November 7. August 28 is the first day to file beginning at 8 a.m. as a candidate for the CITY ELECTION. Filing is with the CITY CLERK. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code) There are three Council positions up for election, the mayor’s position is not up for election in this cycle. The positions of Council persons Leedy, Plischke and Young up for election this cycle. These positions are all at-large and candidates do no run for any certain position, the top three vote getters are elected.

To get their name on the ballot, a candidate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy which can be obtained from the City Clerk. The candidate must: 1) Be at least 18 years of age; 2) Be a U.S. Citizen; 3)The candidate’s primary residence must be within the city; 4)The address of the candidate’s voter registration must match the residence provided on the candidate’s declaration; and 4)The candidate must have resided in the city for at least 30 days prior to submitting their declaration.

The Declaration of Candidacy must be accompanied by one of the following: 1) A petition of Candidacy signed by at least five qualified city electors whose signatures have been verified by the County Clerk; or 2) A nonrefundable filing fee of $40.

September 8 is the last day to file until 5:00 p.m. as a candidate for the CITY ELECTION to be held on November 7. Filing is with the CITY CLERK. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code) If you have any questions contact City Clerk, David Tate at the City office, 414-1965.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Rod Jones who passed away last week. Rod and his wife Lynette spent countless hours doing volunteer work at the Weiser Community Pond after it was built. Rod and Lynette are members of the Indianhead Fly Fishing Club who worked along side former Mayor John Walker to transform property given by Kevin Jones and Weiser Feed and Seed into a pond used for walking, fishing and picnicking. Lynette also spent hours writing grants for the ongoing upkeep of the area. Rod’s presence has been missed the last couple of years due to illness. He raked, weeded and cleaned up around the pond with no fanfare. Thank you to his family for his contribution to our community.

Congratulations to Weiser Classic Candy for their 10 years of business. Thank you for being in our community and being actively involved in the life of the City of Weiser.