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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

“Water Rate- IMPORTANT INFORMATION” – At the City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the City Council of the City of Iona implemented an increase to the monthly water service rate, as previously approved by the voters in the City of Iona as part of the bond election in November of 2017. The new monthly water service rate is $49.00 and began on the June 2019 water bill. If you have any questions, please contact the City Office at 208-523-5600.

 

“Iona Days” – Join us for another fantastic year of celebrating our great city of Iona! Iona Day Events to be held on Saturday, July 20th include:

  • 5K Fun Run- Starting at 7:30am
  • Parade- Starting at 10:00am
  • Big Top Entertainment
  • Car Show
  • Live Bands
  • Food Vendors
  • Silent Auction
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • Free Breakfast, Lunch and Community Dinner
  • Free Train Rides And Much MORE!!!
We are still seeking parade participants and event volunteers to help make this our best year yet. This is a great opportunity for youth groups and families to serve the community. Please contact the City Office if you or your group is interested in helping out.

“Iona Days Melodrama” – “The Ballad of Simon-Pure Sam”, a comic Western melodrama will be showing July 18th, 19th and 20th at 7:00pm in the Iona City Building Auditorium. Tickets for the show will be $2.00/person. Friday, July 19th will be a special Dinner Show with a pulled pork dinner served at 6:00pm. Tickets for the Dinner Show that night will be $5.00/person. All proceeds will go to the Iona Historical Museum. Come out and support this great local production for a great cause!

“Iona Days Fun Run” – The annual 5k Fun Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, July 20th at 7:30 a.m. After downloading the registration form, bring it into the City Office with payment to complete registration. The entry fee is $25 with a shirt or $20 without a shirt and only $10 for each additional family member. You can register up until the day of the race, but the entry fee will increase to $30 and there is no guarantee you will receive a prize or shirt. Download the Registration Form by Clicking Here.

“Arbor Day Celebration” – Thank you to all those that joined us for our Arbor Day Celebration by planting a tree in Pioneer Park. A big THANK YOU to the Arbor Day Foundation for the $300 grant to plant the tree and for our special guest, The Lorax, for coming to play with the kids.

 

“Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council” – The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) was able to attend the annual Association of Idaho Cities Conference in Boise, ID, from June 18th-21st, 2019. They had the opportunity to learn about local government practices and mingle with elected officials and other youth groups from all over the state of Idaho. If you have a youth interested in joining our MYAC, contact the City Office for an application. We will be adding new members in September of 2019.

 

“Movies in the Park” – The City is currently seeking a Community Volunteer to carry on the Movies in the Park summer tradition. The movies are generally played one night each month during the summer months. If you are interested in volunteering for Movies in the Park, please contact the City Office at 208-523-5600.

“2019 City Elections” – On Monday, August 26, 2019, candidate filing will begin at 8:00am. 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 city electors, or (2) a nonrefundable filing fee of $40. Candidate filing period closes on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00pm. If you have another questions, please call Bonneville County Elections at 208-529-1350 or the City Clerk at 208-523-5600.


Important Information

The City of Iona’s Planning & Zoning Commission has scheduled the following Public Hearings on the evening of July 10, 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 July 16, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. 
“Conditional Use Permit” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider a Conditional Use Permit for Kenneth Baldwin to operate an automobile sales business located at 5026 E. Rockwood Ave.
The City Council has scheduled the following Public Hearing on the evening of July 16, 2019 at 7:20pm at the Iona City Building, which is located at 3548 N. Main St, Iona, ID:
“Mayor & Council Salary Increase” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider an increase in the annual salaries for the Mayor and City Council. The proposed Mayor’s salary increase is from $6,000 to $12,000 annually. The proposed City Council Member’s salary increase is from $2,400 to $3,600 annually.

Police Department

The City Council will hold a Special Meeting on July 11, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Iona City Building to discuss police coverage within the City of Iona.


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.


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: