Nov 13 2017

The Mayor’s Corner 11/01/2017

The leaves are falling fast and the streets are already lined with piles of leaves. The crews will begin leaf pick up and alley clean up this week as weather permits. They will begin on the west side of town and move eastward. Along with the alley clean up, we will be grading some alleys this year due to the damage incurred over this winter and trimming trees that are reaching out in the alleyway. Please remember to place leaves along the curb for the vacuum to pick up. Yard debris should be placed in alleys away from the garbage can so it can be removed. The Adopt-a-truck program is still available in evenings and on the weekends to help remove garden and yard clean up. Call the City office for more information and reservations, 208-414-1965.
Tuesday, November 7 is Election Day. Voting will be done at regular polling places from 8 am to 8 pm. Early voting is currently taking place in the Washington County Courthouse at the Clerk’s office. Please take time to learn about the candidates through local media and get out and vote. If you are not registered, you can register at the polls. Contact the County Clerk’s office at 208-414-2092 for more information. Your vote is important for our City.
This Thursday, November 2, the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs will be holding a Town Hall meeting at the Vendome from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs is a non-partisan state agency that provides services to the Hispanic Community and serves as a liaison between the community and governmental agencies. They identify and monitor programs and legislation related to the Hispanic community and research to find solutions and provide recommendations to the governor, legislature, and other organizations.
Representatives from the Commission, Idaho Department of Education, Idaho Department of Labor and Idaho Mexican Consulate will be present to meet with residents of the community. They will be meeting earlier in the day with representative from local government and will meet on Friday with other community leaders. You are invited to come and visit with these representatives during the Town Hall meeting.
I appreciated the Harvest Edition in last week’s Signal. It is great to see two of our future agri-business leaders on the cover. This is a busy time of the year for our agricultural partners and I wanted to take a minute to recognize them. Thank you for your hard work and being a part of the Weiser community. We appreciate you and what you bring to our community.
Just a reminder that City offices will be closed on Friday, November 10 in honor of our Veterans. Veterans’ Day is Saturday, November 11. City offices will open at 8:00 am on Monday, November 13th. If you need to pay a bill, the drop off across the street from City Hall is always available. The regular City Council meeting will be on Monday, November 13 at 7:00 pm in City Council chambers.
Be sure to get out next week and vote if you are a City resident. Election Day, November 7, 2017.