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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 1937-2020. 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 2008-2020. Scroll down for the most recent Planning & Zoning Meetings. 

Community

Mayor’s Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency- On March 23, 2020, Mayor Dan Gubler signed a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency in response to the anticipated COVID-19 impact on the City of Iona. To read the full Declaration CLICK HERE!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the recommendations received from various health resources, Mayor Gubler and the Iona City Council have decided to close the City Building to all non-essential persons and activities until further notice. This includes eliminating the use of the building for all dance and preschool classes. The Iona Library will also be closed until further notice. The City Building will undergo a thorough process of cleaning and sanitizing to help mitigate the spread of this disease. This decision has not been taken lightly, but the Mayor believes this is the best way to be cautious and proactive to keep our residents and employees safe. We have many among us that are immunocompromised, and this is how we can be responsible to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. As of now, the City Office staff will still be available via phone Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm. You may reach them at 208-523-5600. The office will be CLOSED ON FRIDAYS until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! **Please share this as much as possible to help us spread the word. **

“Youth Basketball” – The City of Iona Sports has wrapped up another successful youth basketball season. A big thanks to all the volunteer coaches and City employees who helped make this a great league for our kids!

“Retirement Readiness Workshops” – The Iona South Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be conducting monthly Retirement Readiness Workshops throughout 2020. These free workshops are available to everyone in our community 16 years and older. Each workshop covers a separate topic led by an industry expert and are designed to help prepare us for our retirement years as well as improving the situation of those who have already retired. All workshops will be held at the Iona South Stake Center located at 4440 E. High Grove Road from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. We are planning on 11 workshops overall, as per the schedule listed below. If you feel uncertain, unprepared, or are already retired and need extra help, these workshops are for you.

  • March 19th: Long Term Aging Healthcare
  • April 16th: Funeral Planning
  • May 21st: Medicare

“Iona Library Story Time” – The Iona Library has moved their Story Time to Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. at the City Building. Come join the fun with crafts, music and stories with your kiddos! The Iona Library will also be open now on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00p.m. to accommodate those parents that participate in Story Time. Hope to see you there!

“2020 Census” – The U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting the 2020 Census beginning in March 2020. The data collected from the Census is used to update population records, which determines federal spending budgets for each state and community around the country. In 2016, Idaho received $3,646,592,592 through 55 federal spending programs guided by data derived from the 2010 Census. This is a large sum of money; however, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 35% of Idahoans were not counted due to non-response to the Census. Idaho missed out on millions of dollars in federal programs after the 2010 Census. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to participate and help our City and state of Idaho.

The U.S. Census Bureau is also hiring temporary employees for the 2020 Census. They offer flexible schedules, mileage reimbursement and a $13.50 hourly wage. More information can be found on their website at: 2020census.gov/jobs


Looking Ahead

“Easter Egg Hunt” – Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 11th at 10:00 a.m. at the Iona City Park. Special prizes will be awarded for finding the “Golden Ticket”. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering to stuff Easter eggs, please contact our Treasurer, Amy Sullivan, at the City Office at 208-523-5600. 

“Spring Team Registration” – The City of Iona Sports will be holding team registrations for T-Ball, Softball, and Pitching Machine during the month of April. Individual registrations will not be accepted, so now is the time to start organizing a team. More information will be available in next month’s newsletter and on our website. 


“Iona Day” – The Iona Day Committee is in full swing planning another excellent Iona Day Celebration. This year, the committee is being headed up by Meridee Wobig and is sure to be another great event. Mark your calendars for July 18, 2020, so you don’t miss out on the fun! If you would like to volunteer or have questions about Iona Day, please contact the City Office. Thanks!


Important Information

The City of Iona’s Planning & Zoning Commission has scheduled the following Public Hearing on the evening of March 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Iona City Building, which is located at 3548 N. Main St, Iona, ID. A subsequent Public Hearing will be held by the City Council for final approval on March 17, 2020 at 7:15 p.m.

“Conditional Use Permit Application” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider a Conditional Use Permit Application for Scott Kelly to build a new Self-Storage Facility on his vacant Commercial Lot on Main Street.


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’ button to the right, as shown below. In addition, all residents that opt out of paper statements will receive a one-time credit of $5.00 on their account. Residents also have the option to subscribe to the monthly newsletter electronically. Just enter your information to the right and click Subscribe.

“Snow Removal” – Mayor Gubler would like to publicly recognize and thank our Public Works Department for the great job they have done this winter removing the snow and ice from the roads. We appreciate their diligence and hard work

 


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: