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Looking for Agendas, Minutes, City Code? Check out our new electronic document system!

We are excited to introduce to you the City’s 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. 

  • To access City Council Meeting information, click on the orange button above, then click on the ‘City Council’ link on the following page. This link will give you access to all City Council Meetings, broken down by Fiscal Year, from 1937-2019. Scroll down for the most recent City Council Meetings. 
  • To access City Code information, click on the orange button above, then click on the ‘City Code’ link. This link will give you access to the entire Iona City Code, when you click on the ‘City Code’ link. The City Code is then broken down by Titles, for easier reference. 
  • To access Ordinances & Resolutions, click on the orange button above, then click on the ‘Ordinances & Resolutions’ link. 
  • To access Planning & Zoning Meeting information, click on the orange button above, then click on the ‘Boards & Commissions’ link. On the following page, click on ‘Planning and Zoning Commission’. This will give you access to all Planning & Zoning Meeting, broken down from Fiscal Year 2008-2019. Scroll down for the most recent Planning & Zoning Meetings. 

Community

“2019 City Elections” – The 2019 Election will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The City of Iona will have two (2) open City Council seats. For those interested in running, candidate filing began at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019. A candidate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy specifying the office and term for which they are running. The candidate must also affirm they meet the legal requirements to run. A Declaration of Candidacy must be accompanied by one of the following: (1) A Petition of Candidacy signed by at least 5 qualified electors, or (2) a nonrefundable filing fee of $40. Candidate filing period closes on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. If you have any other questions, please call Bonneville County Elections at 208-529-1350 or the City Clerk at 208-523-5600. The official Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline can be found by Clicking Here!

 

“Bike Paths” – The City has completed the new bike path on Denning Avenue, adding to the existing bike paths on Iona Road and Main Street. Please remember, it is NOT permissible to drive or park vehicles on any bike path or the rocks next to it. Iona City Code 9-6-4 states, “Any person who operates a motor vehicle or parks a vehicle upon or across any bicycle path, except at intersections of a path within a public street or alley or whenever necessary to enter or leave a driveway, is guilty of an infraction.” Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing this to allow greater safety for anyone utilizing these bike paths on foot or bike. 

 

“Splash Pad” – Weather permitting, the Iona Splash Pad will remain open until Friday, September 27th, 2019. 

“Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council” – Calling all 9th-12th graders! The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is now accepting new members for the 2019-2020 school year. We are always looking to add new members and expand our group. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the community and meet other youth around the area. Applications and letters of recommendation can be submitted at any MYAC Meeting or to the City Office. Meetings are held at the Iona City Building the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 8:30 p.m. 

 

Looking Ahead

“Trunk or Treat” – Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual City of Iona Trunk or Treat. It will be held on Thursday, October 31st at 5:30 p.m. at the Iona City Building. Doughnuts and hot chocolate will be provided by the City. Prizes will also be given for the best decorated vehicles and costumes. Come join the fun! 

“Youth Basketball” – City of Iona Sports will be holding team basketball registrations in November. Unfortunately, we cannot accept individual registrations. Now is the time to start organizing your team! More information will be published in upcoming newsletters. 


Important Information

The City of Iona’s Planning & Zoning Commission has scheduled the following Public Hearing on the evening of September 11, 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 September 24, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. 
“Conditional Use Permit Application” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider a Conditional Use Permit Application for Mr. Ken Baldwin to operate a wholesale automobile sales business from his home. 
“City Budget” – The Budget of $5,939,821 for Fiscal Year 2020 was approved and passed by Ordinance 231-08-19 at the City Council Meeting held Tuesday, August 20th, 2019.

Police Information

“Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office” – At the City Council Meeting held July 16, 2019, the City Council voted to enter into a full-time contract with Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office for police coverage within the City of Iona. The City Council approved this contract based on fiscal benefits and increased police coverage for the City of Iona. BCSO will begin full-time policing on Monday, August 12th, 2019. Please continue calling Dispatch at 208-529-1200 for all police matters.


Public Works 

“Water Conservation” – As in past years, we are asking people whose address ends with an odd number (ex. 245) to water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Those with an address that ends with an even number (ex. 356) to water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Sunday, please limit your watering to the bare minimum. By doing this, it will help the City to conserve water, keep costs down, better water pressure for you as a customer, and a healthier lawn. It is better for your lawn to water every 2-3 days, than to water every day. Thank you!


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: