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The Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee has an upcoming at-large vacancy.
This volunteer committee reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding adoption of the required Consolidated Plan and annual Community Development Block Grant project funding.
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 12 noon....
Interested persons living within the Pocatello city limits can obtain an application by contacting the Mayor’s Office at 911 North 7th Avenue, visiting http://pocatello.us/263/CDBG-Advisory-Committee or by calling 208-234-6163.
Applications must be received by April 4, 2018.
The career of Pocatello Regional Transit Director Dave Hunt is making a stop at retirement.
March 30 will be the last day for Hunt in the role of Director. Hunt started with the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency Inc. in 1980 as a part-time bus driver and bus washer while he was attending Idaho State University.
“One of my fondest memories during this time was delivering food from the St. Anthony Hospital cafeteria to Meals on Wheels participants,” Hunt said. “The peo...ple were always so gracious and appreciative of the service.”
In the fall of 1982, his career took him from SEICAA to the City Public Transportation Department as Operations Manager when the public transit system transitioned to a City department. In 1985, he moved to Twin Falls where he spent roughly seven years as a gunsmith. Nevertheless, in 1993, the road led back to PRT, where he returned as an Administrative Assistant. Two years later, he was promoted to Operations Manager and in 2009, he assumed the role of Director.
“PRT has been fortunate to have been involved with many, many great projects over the years,” said Hunt. “We’ve been able to provide transportation to the singers of the Idaho International Choral Festival, the many people that converged on Old Town for the Disney Parade, the volunteers for Extreme Home Makeover, the Japanese Sister Cities Delegation, and the annual Tour of Lights. One of our buses even had a small part in Napoleon Dynamite.”
Crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will be performing tests on sewer lines in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue, between East Poplar Street and East Pine Street, Wednesday, March 21. Testing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and wrap up later that day.
During the test, crews will fill the sewer lines with a non-toxic and odorless smoke to determine where breaks in the lines are located. Residents may see smoke rising from manhole covers, roof vents, building foundations or yard cleanouts around the test area and smoke may also enter other structures in the area via dry p-traps connected to building drains. Should buildings fill with smoke, officials advise residents to open windows and doors and allow the smoke to vent out of the building.
Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in the Pocatello City Council Chambers, the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host an informal meeting and invites residents to give their input to help the commission create a Historic Preservation Plan. The commission is seeking public comment to identify community historic preservation goals and help establish a common vision.
“As we drove through the center of town, we were greeted to well-kept historic neighborhoods filled with tree-lined streets, a quaint downtown, easy access to outdoor activities and a university. It reminded us of an affordable Boulder. How many ski-towns exist that are college towns? Not many.”
The folks at Local Freshies had some kind words about our town and our local mountain! You can read the articles at:...
The annual cemetery clean-up starts in two weeks.
Beginning April 2, crews will begin the process of removing and discarding decorations and flower placements that have been left on graves at Restlawn Cemetery and Mountain View Cemetery. Residents who have left decorations on graves and would like to keep them from being discarded are asked to retrieve the items before April 2. The process of cleaning the cemeteries takes about a month and once the clean-up is finished, decorations can be placed back on the graves.
Starting Monday, April 2, the City of Pocatello’s Street Operations Department will change their hours of operation. Street and traffic crews will be working four days per week, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This switch in schedule allows the department to coordinate their work schedules with other City departments, the State and County Road and Bridge departments, and construction contractors. It also allows the crews to take advantage of longer daylight hours and times of low traffic volume.
The Pocatello Development Authority (PDA) Board of Directors has two vacancies – a vacancy open for immediate appointment and an upcoming vacancy.
PDA is the urban renewal agency for Pocatello. According to State law, this volunteer board is an independent public body, and it is given a wide range of authority to achieve urban renewal.
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m....
Interested persons living inside the Pocatello city limits can obtain an application by contacting the Mayor’s Office at 911 North 7th Avenue, visiting http://pocatello.us/277/Pocatello-Development-Authority or by calling 208-234-6163.
Applications for membership must be received by March 30, 2018.
Thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities® and donations by The Whittier Trust and the Myers family, a surgery suite will be created at the Pocatello Animal Shelter.
Earlier this year, the shelter was awarded a $50,000 grant by PetSmart Charities. Shortly after that, the Whittier Trust stepped forward to donate $20,000 and then the Myers family donated another $20,000 to also fund the purchase of surgical equipment. Once the equipment is installed, the suite will allow spay a...nd neuter surgeries and other operations to be performed on-site for shelter animals.
“We would like to thank PetSmart Charities®, The Whittier Trust, and the Myers family for their generosity and commitment to improving the lives of the animals in our community,” said Danielle Garcia, Pocatello Animal Services Director. “The suite will make things much less stressful on the animals at the shelter and we will also save staff time by not having to shuttle animals to and from clinics elsewhere in the area.”
The Pocatello Arts Council has an upcoming vacancy.
This volunteer board was established to encourage, enhance and educate the community with respect to the arts. It is a working board with members collaborating to identify, plan and administrate public art projects for community enhancement. The Arts Council also oversees and manages available City-allocated funding, as well as seeks additional arts funding from other sources.
Meetings are held the first Monday of each mo...nth at 6:30 p.m.
Interested persons ages 16 and older can obtain an application by contacting the Mayor’s Office at 911 North 7th Avenue, visiting the Advisory Committees link at pocatello.us or by calling 208-234-6163.
Applications for membership must be received by March 30, 2018.
It's that time of year again! As we change our clocks, we need to change our Batteries!
The Pocatello Fire Department wants to remind citizens of the simple, li...fe-saving habit of changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.