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COMMUNITY

Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council 

Our Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council is still looking for a few more applicants. The meetings will be at the City Building on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm. MYAC is a great way to get involved, make new friends, and did I mention it looks great on a college application? If you would like more details or to apply please call the City Office at 208-523-5600

Stanger Building Available to Rent

Thinking of hosting a family party this coming season? The Stanger Memorial Building is available for rent! For a family dinner the cost is $125 for Iona residents, and $150 for non-residents. For a wedding reception it is $175 for Iona residents, and $200 for non-residents. There is a $50 refundable reservation/cleaning fee in addition to the rental. For more information or to book the Stanger Building, please contact Ramona Horton at (208)-932-3161.

Office Closed for Columbus Day

The City Office will be closed Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day.

Veteran’s Day List

The City is compiling a list of Veterans to Celebrate for Veteran’s Day this year. If you are a Veteran please call the City Office at (208)-523-5600 to be added to our list or e-mail office@cityofiona.org

Constitution Week   

September 17th, 2020 marked the 234rd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America. The City asks that our citizens reaffirm the ideals of the Framers of the Constitution by protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us by this document; remember that lost rights may never be regained.

Bonneville Art Association Fall Art Show   

On October 9th and 10th 2021 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the corner of Main and Rockwood in Iona., the museum board is hosting a Chili Cook-off to thank you, our neighbors, for your generosity and support of the museum. Please join us at this free event for chili, games, activities, and socializing. If you would like to participate in the chili cook-off, please call Connie at 208-521-1041. Prize will be awarded to the winning recipe.

Halloween Carnival

We are excited to announce that our City Halloween Activity is getting a make over… But don’t worry the free hot chocolate and doughnuts will still be there for your tasting pleasure! There will also be soup and pumpkin carving competitions, a costume parade, a home decorating contest, a carnival, and a chalk fight (for ages 13+)! Many of these ideas came from your willingness to fill out our surveys over the past year, so THANK YOU! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and cityofiona.org/city-events for sign ups and information.

 

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

 

Jill’s Chicken Shack

We are so excited to welcome a new business to Iona! Located at 3372 N. Main St. In the old Ernie’s building Jill’s Chicken Shack is open for business. Their hours are 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Saturday. They boast delicious chicken and sides and .50 cent soft serve ice cream cones! They also have delectable cinnamon rolls and treats, and Kool-Aid on tap. If you haven’t been yet, what’s stopping you? Support our newest local business and head on down to Jill’s!

PUBLIC WORKS

Tree Trimming 

The Public Works Department will be trimming trees in October. City Code § 8-4-11 states that if you have trees or shrubs on your property, you are responsible to trim or remove any parts of that plant that overhang or project into any public street, sidewalk, alley, or easement . Trees and shrubs need to be trimmed to at least twelve feet (12’) above any public street, public easement, or alley, and to at least eight feet (8’) above the curb and sidewalk. If you have a tree that is impeding a public street, sidewalk, alley, or easement, please get your “street trees” trimmed in the first two weeks of October. Any trees left after these two weeks will be trimmed by The City as per City Code § 8-4-13 Please contact the Public Works Department at 208-716-0836 to discuss any needs for assistance if you are unable to trim your own street trees. We cannot assist with private property work, only trees located in the public right-of-way. There will be a “branches-only” drop-off located in the compound on the northeast corner of Iona Square Park. If you are unable to haul your branches off on your own, The City will be able to do it for you. This will be available to the public only through the month of October.

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. Thank you!

Grass Clippings

According to City Code 6-1-2 “No person shall dump, place or deposit any trash…on any lot, street, alley or public right-of-way within the City.” We would like to remind people that this includes grass clippings. The proper way to dispose of grass clippings is in a trash receptacle.

 

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: