Aug 28 2017

The Mayor’s Corner 07/19/2017

The 9th Street Project planning is progressing. The project is planned for funding in the 2018-2019 budget year and work is to be done in 2019. Preliminary planning has proceeded over the last several years and is now ready for review by the community. There is an Open House planned at the Vendome on Wednesday, July 26th frm 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m showing the engineering design proposed from Pioneer Road to north of Indianhead Road. The proposed project will include the replacement of the one lane bridge on the Galloway Canal. The City is seeking input from the community on the proposal. Come down and see the plan.

Thank you to the Weiser City Fire Department and Weiser PD for their speedy response on putting our the fire at the Memorial Playground last Thursday. Thankfully, the fire did minimal damage to the equipment so our kids are not without this play area for the summer. Park crews evaluated the equipment and found it to be safe. This is so unfortunate, to have a few endanger and take away from so many.

It is always encouraging to hear from some of Weiser’s former students and residents looking for ways to help and encourage out community. I received a message from Dan Leija, whose students send posters of encouragement during our ‘snow event’ this winter. Dan has fond memories of his hometown and is always looking for ways to help. He was wondering if there were any local farmers or ranchers that had considered having some type of dude ranch experience for those ‘city slickers’ that would enjoy coming to be part of the every day farming and ranching experience. Interesting idea, do we have any takers out there or maybe we have some who are already doing this and we could help promote?

He also talked about ‘market days’ in some of the small communities around where he lives over the weekends. I know we all get a little burned out after Fiddle Contest, 4th of July, and the rodeo but maybe there is some interest. I know I really appreciate the folks who organize and run the Farmers’ Market which will be opening on August 3 at the Depot. This is a great addition to our community and a fun way to support local gardeners, see our neighbors and hear some great music. Thanks, Dan, for caring about your hometown.

There will be a forum on recyclng at the Vendome on July 25 at 6:00 p.m. talking about the advantages and disadvantages of recycling programs and the challenges to have a sustainable program in the county. Speakers will include Commission Bill Brown of Adams County and Catherine Chertudi of Boise Public Works Department. Both of these agencies currently have active recycling programs. This free public meeting is being sponsored by the Weiser River Resource Council who is currently overseeing the Evelyn Stover Recycling Center.

Final preparations are being made for the Eclipse event on August 21. Due to the large amount of people expected in town and the limited personnel available that week, the pool with be closed from August 15-22. It will reopen on August 23 for the regular schedule and will close for the season on Saturday, August 26.

Be sure to put Fair week on your calendar, July 31-August 5 and the 18th Annual Court Street Cruise is Saturday, August 5 in the City Park.

School begins Monday, August 28. Where has the year gone! Free sports physicals are being provide by our local medical community before school begins. Contact your provider for more information.