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Looking for agenda, minutes, city code? Check out our new electronic document system!

We are excited to introduce to you the City’s new 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. Currently, the public can find city code, all documents related to city council meetings, and ordinances/resolutions. We are in the beginning stages of this project, but hope to add more in the future. To look for a record please click on the Laserfiche logo which will allow you to browse or search for a document.


Community

 

“Daddy/Daughter Dance Party” – The Daddy Daughter Princess Palooza Dance Party fundraiser for the Iona Library will be Thursday, January 17th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Bonneville High School. The cost has been lowered from $20 to $15 for a dad and his daughters. You can get tickets at www.eventbrite.com, or on the Friends of Iona Library Facebook page. Tickets will also be available at the door.

 

“Save the Kids & Save the Parents” – Free Parent Education Night featuring Social Internet Crusader, Collin Kartchner and National Internet Safety Expert, Author and Educator, Katey McPherson. Monday, January 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Learn what every parent needs to know about screentime/device use & social media impact on your child’s well being and safety.

 

 

“Thank You” – The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) had a busy month with fundraisers, organizing an Angel Tree for a deserving Iona family, and volunteering at the Food Bank. We would like to thank all those that donated to our Angel Tree and supported the Talent Show and Bake Auction. We received a great response for both events. Our residents really are the best!

 

“Christmas Tree Disposal” – PSI has placed a dumpster on the corner of Hansen & Main Street for Christmas Tree disposal. The last day the dumpster will be available is January 8th.

   


Looking Ahead

“Snow Removal Ordinance” – The City is in the process of revising the Snow Removal Ordinance to make it more efficient for City employees to remove snow from City streets. We encourage all residents to voice their questions or concerns at the Public Hearing that will take place during the February 19th City Council Meeting.


Clerk’s Corner

“Communication” – The City Clerk would like to remind all residents of our available communication outlets for questions and up to date information of things going on in the City. If you have questions, please contact us via email at cityclerk@cityofiona.org. You may also call the City Office at (208) 523-5600, or just stop by. Our office is located at 3548 N. Main Street, and we are open Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. We would be happy to help in any way possible. 


Police Department

“Dogs Barking” – The City has received many complaints regarding dogs barking during the day and night. This presents an intrusion on others rights and will be an unpleasant experience for dog owners if the City gets involved. Dog owners are responsible for their pets. Please consider and respect neighbors and other residents when allowing dogs to be outside.

“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 

“Driveway Markers” – Please be advised that metal driveway markers are not allowed within City limits as they may cause damage to City and personal vehicles and equipment. Fiberglass driveway markers are acceptable and preferred.

“Snow Removal” – We are determined to provide outstanding snow removal to keep the roads safe during the winter season. This can only be achieved through a partnership between RESIDENTS and the CITY.

Residents need to remove all vehicles, trailers and boats from the streets. Ridges of snow around vehicles parked on streets will freeze and can prevent or slow down future snow removal. In anticipation of any precipitation event, please remove all vehicles from the street. Any vehicle in violation may be removed by or under the direction of the City’s Police Department and may be impounded.

Iona City Code Title 6, Chapter 4, Section 8B reminds all owners, renters, and persons in charge of real property are to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after any precipitation event. It is unlawful to place snow or ice removed from private property upon any public sidewalk, street, easement, right-of-way, or other public way, or alleyway. The following persons shall be exempt: (1) a person who is physically or mentally impaired in such a manner that they are unable, (2) a pregnant person, (3) a person who is eighty (80) or more years of age, and a lessee who occupies a multi-family dwelling unit owned by another person or entity and who is not an agent of the owner or a lessee having a legal and/or contractual duty to remove hail, snow, sleet, and/or ice from the sidewalk.

 

Your efforts will help our City employees be more efficient during snow removal and make this a safe winter season!

We want to “Feature” YOU! 

Would you like to see your photos in the City of Iona monthly newsletter? We would love to feature photos submitted by our wonderful residents representing life in Iona! To submit your photo, please send them, along with a written photo release to: cityclerk@cityofiona.org, by January 25th. We will pick one photo each month to display on our website and newsletter.


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: