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COMMUNITY

Low- Income Home Water Assistance Program

The City of Iona is pleased to announce our partnership with the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare for the Home Water Assistance Program. The program is designed to help residents that need assistance paying water and wastewater bills. You will need to apply through one of our available agencies. For more information contact one of the following agencies: Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (EICAP) at www.eicap.org or at 208-522-5391 and Community Council of Idaho (CCI) at www.communitycouncilofidaho.org or 208-454-1652.

Looking for Families for our Angel Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time to serve and show love to one another. We are looking for families who need assistance with Christmas this year. If you have any ideas for us, please contact the City Office by calling 208-523-5600 or by e-mailing office@cityofiona.org

Elections for City Council, School Board, and Fire District

On November 2nd from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the City Building, 3548 N. Main Street, elections for Iona City Council, District 93 School Board Zone 5 Trustee, and Bonneville Fire District Commissioner Seat 5 will take place. Local elections have a huge impact on your day to day life, so please do your research and come out and vote!

Basketball Registration

Basketball Team Registration will be November 8th, 9th, and 10th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please bring the completed Coach’s Packet, along with team payment to the City Building to register your team. To locate the packet, or if you have any questions, please go to the website cityofiona.org/sports-recreation. You can also e-mail sports@cityofiona.org or call our new Sports Director Randy Homer at 208-716-8907.

Office Closed for Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day

The City Office will be closed Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. It will also be closed Thursday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Green Light a Vet

To show our support for the Veterans of our great City, during the month of November we are encouraging residents to sport a green light on their porch, or in the front of their house. You can purchase a light from the City Office for 2 dollars starting the first week of November.

AlertSense

Bonneville County Sheriff’s office has a new program to keep you informed of what is going on around you. From road closures, to dam breaks, they want to keep you safe, and knowledge is the best way to do that. Please sign up for this program by downloading the AlertSense app, or by going to public.alertsense.com/SingUp/public.aspx

Story Time

Friends of the Iona City Library will be starting up Story Time again! They are so excited to see your happy faces every Thursday at 10:00 AM in the City Building Council Room. There will be a story and a craft every week. They are still looking for another storyteller, and if that sounds like something you’d want to do please contact Aubrey Dokos at 208-403-5731.

LOCAL EVENTS 

 

Veterans Day

We are looking forward to our Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration! We are excited to announce that we will be combining our efforts with Iona Elementary School. The program is open to Veterans and their families, and will begin at 1:15 pm at Iona Elementary School. If you cannot attend this event the City’s gift to you will be delivered to your home. If you are interested in helping deliver the gifts please call the City Office.

Christmas Activity

On Saturday, December 4th the City will be hosting a Holly Jolly Holiday Activity at the City Building. We will have Carriage Rides around the square for anyone who donates food to the food drive. We will also have the MYAC Angel Tree out so you can pick a present to give to a family in our community that needs a little extra love this Christmas! More details will be forthcoming, so be sure to join the Facebook Page at facebook.com/groups/ionaidaho

PUBLIC WORKS

Winter Parking Restrictions

Per Iona City Code § 9-4-5(C), “It shall be unlawful to park or place any vehicle upon any road way as defined above, from and including the period commencing on November 22nd to and until April 10th of the following year, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


Reflective Driveway Markers

Reflective Driveway Markers are permitted in the City as long as they do not have any metal base. Metal reflectors could harm the City’s Snow Removal Equipment, and cause delays that would be inconvenient for all of our residents.

Snow Removal

We would like to remind all residents that every person who owns property within the City shall remove any snow, ice, and other obstructions or dangerous conditions upon any sidewalk abutting their property within twenty four (24) hours following a precipitation event…. No person shall park a motor vehicle, trailer or equipment on the streets or in the swells, during or following a precipitation event. Snow is not allowed to be shoveled into the street from your property. Those who are physically or mentally impaired in a manner that makes snow removal impossible, pregnant women, or residents over 80 years of age, are exempt from snow removal, and can call the City at 208-523-5600 to have the snow the plow moves into their driveway removed by the City. 

 

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: