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Looking for agenda, minutes, city code? Check out our new electronic document system!

We are excited to introduce to you the City’s new Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) which is designed to store a wide range of electronic documents and file types. It offers the ability to save documents in a location that is secure, searchable, easy to use, and can manage the lifecycle of a document automatically (retention). It helps saves the employee(s) time in finding and accessing needed documents, easy to distribute documents throughout an organization and to the public if needed, reduces paper records filing costs, we are able to easily back-up documents in case of disaster (flood, fire, theft, etc.), and saves on the wear and tear of paper records. Currently, the public can find city code, all documents related to city council meetings, and ordinances/resolutions. We are in the beginning stages of this project, but hope to add more in the future. To look for a record please click on the Laserfiche logo which will allow you to browse or search for a document.


Community

“Iona Days Survey” – Last year’s Iona Days celebration was such a great event with a lot of activities! We would love some feedback to know what activities you liked the most. Please take a minute and take this simple survey to let us know your favorite activities from last year’s Iona Days. This survey will be open until February 20th. Please Click Here to complete the survey. Thank you!

 

“Community Events Committee” – Mayor Gubler would like to establish a Community Events Committee comprised of creative, responsible, hands on community volunteers to develop, oversee, and execute community events as assigned by the Mayor. As with any great event, nothing can be achieved without fantastic volunteers in the background helping to put it on. Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Iona City Building, to begin planning the Iona Days 2019 celebration. If you were a volunteer last year, or would like to volunteer for this year’s event, please come to this meeting to share feedback and ideas. Hope to see you there!

 

“Stuffed Animal Donations” – The City Office staff is seeking donations of gently used stuffed animals for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 21st. If you have any stuffed animals you would like to donate, please bring them to the City Office before April 1st. Thank you!

   


Important Information

The City of Iona’s Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled the following Public Hearing on the evening of February 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., at the Iona City Building, which is located at 3548 N. Main Street, Iona, ID. A subsequent Public Hearing will be held by the City Council for final approval, on February 19, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.

“Variance Application” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider a Variance Application for Albert Davidson, for the purpose of reducing the required front yard setbacks to allow construction of a 9 foot porch.


Clerk’s Corner

“City Office Closed” – The City Office will be closed on Monday, February 18th, 2019, in observance of President’s Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, February 19th at 9:00 a.m. Thank you!


Police Department

“Dogs Barking” – The City has received many complaints regarding dogs barking during the day and night. This presents an intrusion on others rights and will be an unpleasant experience for dog owners if the City gets involved. Dog owners are responsible for their pets. Please consider and respect neighbors and other residents when allowing dogs to be outside.

“City Code Violations” – We encourage all residents to educate themselves and abide by our City Code. It is available on our website. If you do see violations, please report those by calling Police Dispatch at (208) 529-1200.


Public Works 

“Payment Service Network” – The City of Iona has contracted with Payment Service Network to allow our residents the freedom to pay water bills online. Access their portal by clicking on the Make Payment as shown above on the right side of this website. In addition, all residents that opt out of paper statements will receive a one-time credit of $5.00 on their account. 

“Snow Removal” – We are determined to provide outstanding snow removal to keep the roads safe during the winter season. This can only be achieved through a partnership between RESIDENTS and the CITY.

Residents need to remove all vehicles, trailers and boats from the streets. Ridges of snow around vehicles parked on streets will freeze and can prevent or slow down future snow removal. In anticipation of any precipitation event, please remove all vehicles from the street. Any vehicle in violation may be removed by or under the direction of the City’s Police Department and may be impounded.

Iona City Code Title 6, Chapter 4, Section 8B reminds all owners, renters, and persons in charge of real property are to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after any precipitation event. It is unlawful to place snow or ice removed from private property upon any public sidewalk, street, easement, right-of-way, or other public way, or alleyway. The following persons shall be exempt: (1) a person who is physically or mentally impaired in such a manner that they are unable, (2) a pregnant person, (3) a person who is eighty (80) or more years of age, and a lessee who occupies a multi-family dwelling unit owned by another person or entity and who is not an agent of the owner or a lessee having a legal and/or contractual duty to remove hail, snow, sleet, and/or ice from the sidewalk.

 

Your efforts will help our City employees be more efficient during snow removal and make this a safe winter season!

We want to “Feature” YOU! 

Would you like to see your photos in the City of Iona monthly newsletter? We would love to feature photos submitted by our wonderful residents representing life in Iona! To submit your photo, please send them, along with a written photo release to: cityclerk@cityofiona.org, by January 25th. We will pick one photo each month to display on our website and newsletter.


Are you interested  in knowing the breakdown of the water improvement project? Please view and/or download the Scope of Work which specifically outlines exactly what items are included in the project and the individual cost associated with each. (*It’s important to note the scope of work was based on a worst case scenario meaning some of the costs outlined could be lower when the project is put out to bid and the overall cost of the project could be lower depending on potential grant money that could become available to help fund these improvements). Are you interested in viewing a map of the water improvement project? Please view and/or download a copy of the Map. Have further questions? Please contact a city elected official at the email addresses listed below: