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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

“Iona Days” – A big THANK YOU to all who helped in the Iona Days Celebration. It was a great event! Special thanks to our chairperson, Larie Elliott, for putting it all together. Thank you to all of the volunteers and employees for helping throughout the day. You are the reason this is, “The Greatest City on Earth.”

Also, thank you to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for the free dinner and bringing the community together!

 

“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 will begin 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.

 

“Back to School” – Schools across District 93, including Iona Elementary, will begin school on Monday, August 26th. This is an exciting time for families as the kids head back to school. Please be mindful of the children’s safety and obey traffic laws. The City is working hard to complete the new bike path on Denning Avenue. Please remember, it will NOT be permissible to drive or park vehicles on this bike path. We urge parents that drive their children to school to use the school drop off lane in front of Iona Elementary. This will allow greater safety for children walking or riding bikes to access the school from Denning Avenue.


Important Information

The City of Iona’s Planning & Zoning Commission has scheduled the following Public Hearings on the evening of August 14, 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 August 20, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. 
“Approval of Preliminary Plat & Annexation” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider a Preliminary Plat & Annexation of a 10.70 acre parcel on Iona Road, for Harper-Leavitt Engineering.
“Ordinance to Amend City Code” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider an Ordinance to Amend Sections 11-1-5, 11-11-12, 11-3-3, 11-4-3, 11-4A-3 and 11-5-3 of the Iona City Code, pertaining to Home Based Businesses and Conditional Use Permits in Residential Zones.
The City Council has scheduled the following Public Hearings on the evening of August 20, 2019 at 7:15pm at the Iona City Building, which is located at 3548 N. Main St, Iona, ID:
“Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020” – A Public Hearing will be held to approve the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Appropriations Ordinance.
“Ordinance to Amend City Code” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider an Ordinance to Amend Section 4-1-1 of the Iona City Code, pertaining to Business Licenses. 

Police Department

“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 

“Telford Road Construction” – During the first two weeks of August, there will be construction on Telford Road (49th North) for the new water tank. Construction will cause traffic to reduce to one lane. Please be aware of this and plan accordingly. 

“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: