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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 will begin on the June 1st water bill. If you have any questions, please contact the City Office at 208-523-5600.

 

“Iona Historical Museum” – There will be a grand Re-Opening of the Iona Historical Museum on Saturday, May 25th at noon, complete with ribbon cutting, program and refreshments. We invite all to attend!

“Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council Receives $1,000 Donation” – During the City Council Work Meeting on April 16th, Tim Solomon with Rocky Mountain Power presented the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) with a $1,000 donation. This donation will go towards sending members to the Association of Idaho Cities (AIC) Youth Conference in Boise, ID. Youth will have the opportunity to meet and work with city officials and participate in workshops on various leadership and educational topics as well as the opportunity to learn team-building and delegation skills. Thank you Rocky Mountain Power!

“Annual Easter Egg Hunt Thank You” – We would like to thank everyone who volunteered and helped with another successful Easter Egg Hunt. A special thanks to our Treasurer, Amy Sullivan, for coordinating this event to make it a great success!

“Iona Days Parade” – Our annual Iona Days Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 20th and is sure to be amazing! For this year’s parade, we are asking for any and all children to participate. Costumes will be provided! If your child would like to be in the parade, please contact the City Office at 208-523-5600.

“Iona Days Melodrama” –We are preparing for the Iona Days Melodrama that will be presented July 18, 19 & 20, 2019. We will not be holding auditions, but if you are interested in participating, please contact Arlene Riding at 208-709-4300 or Nancy Long at 208-521-4519.

Participants need to be able to attend practices faithfully on Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning the first week of June. Our first read through will be Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Place to be announced.

“Iona Days Fun Run” – The annual Fun Run will take place on Saturday, July 20th. Registration and more information will be available in our June newsletter and our website soon. Stay tuned!

“Spring Clean-Up/Arbor Day Celebration” – Our annual Week Long Clean-Up Party to get ready for summer, will be May 27th – June 1st. This will be an opportunity for all of us to do our yards, garages, and help get our neighborhoods looking great and to assist anyone who needs help with the heavy stuff. The City will have a list of public service projects that can be adopted, like the parks and public spaces.

We will have two big dumpsters at the City Building for the whole week. One will be for household items and the other for construction.

We will end the week with an Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. by planting a tree in Pioneer Park.


Looking Ahead

“American Red Cross Blood Drive” –The American Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 4707 E. Iona Road. To schedule an appointment, please contact Laila Kammerman at (208) 403-8610. More information is available at www.redcrossblood.org. 

 

“Splash Pad Opening” – Depending on weather, the Splash Pad at Pioneer Park will open on Monday, June 3rd. It will be open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions about the Splash Pad, please call the City Office.

“City Office Closed” – The City Office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28th at 9:00 a.m.

 


Important Information

The City of Iona’s Planning & Zoning Commission has scheduled the following Public Hearing on the evening of May 8, 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 May 21, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. 
“Re-Zone Application” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider a Re-Zone Application for Kirt Schwieder to change the current zoning from R-1 to R-A for his property at 4949 E. Iona Road and the parcel directly to the east.
“Conditional Use Permit” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider a Conditional Use Permit for Alice Bodily Olsen to allow a basement rental at 3180 N. Olsen Street.
The City of Iona’s City Council has scheduled the following Public Hearings on May 21, 2019 at 7:25 p.m. at the Iona City Building, which is located at 3548 N. Main Street, Iona, ID.
“Repeal and Replace Iona City Code 8-2: Water Service” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider updates to the Water Service Chapter of the Iona City Code, including implementation of an Equivalent Dwelling Unit Classification, all of which will have the effect of increasing water service fees in excess of 5%, as previously approved by the voters in the City of Iona.
“Repeal and Replace Iona City Code 11-10-1: Filing Fees” – A Public Hearing will be held to consider an increase in zoning application fees to better align with administrative requirements and expenses. 

Police Department

“Parking on City Streets” – Chief Bowcutt would like to remind all residents that trailers and vehicles are not permitted to be parked on public right-of-ways for longer than 24 hours. Any vehicle in violation is subject to citations and towing.

“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 

“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: