Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Mayor’s E-Memo

In the latest installment of The Mayor’s E-Memo Mayor Bieter discusses the Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant Program 

Now is a good time to be thinking about our neighborhood needs could be met with this program.

Becoming a Neighborhood Watch (NW) “Team”




A Neighborhood Watch “Team” is simply a small group of interested neighbors (within an established NW group) who hold the same goals for their neighborhood.     They may meet monthly, quarterly, or twice yearly, and then as needs arise.   This team is comprised of the Block Chairman (my contact person and the leader for the NW group), Block Captains, and others who take responsibilities (such as planning National Night Out,  writing the neighborhood newsletter, etc.).    Developing this team brings together those in your neighborhood who have a variety of interests and talents.

Benefits of NW Teamwork:  Deeper friendships with neighbors  Shared responsibility for neighborhood  Increased support and safety  Improved communication  Prevention of crime

Effective Teamwork: Continue reading »

Spring Residential Cleanup Extended

Adding special collection days on April 12th and 15th for Yard Waste. Due to an extremely soggy and cold spring, Public Works and Allied Waste are adding two special collection days to give Boise resident’s additional help disposing of yard waste.

The extra collection days are Tuesday, April 12th and Friday, April 15th.

Set out extra yard waste in 20-32 gallon cans or paper leaf bags
Tree branches less than four feet long can be bundled and set out
All extra cans, leaf bags and bundled branches must weigh less than 60 pounds each
Plastic bags will not be collected
Residents must request a special pick-up by calling Allied Waste at 345-1266 or sending an email with your address to If residents call before noon on Monday April 11th, they will have a Tuesday pickup. All requests after Monday at noon will be collected on Friday, April 15th.

All items must be set out by 8:00 a.m. on the day of collection.


The 2011 Raft Along Program

The 2011 Raft Along Program will be held on Tuesday June 28th.  We will be taking 700 kids rafting. This is the 16th year we have run this program and we look forward to another successful year. The purpose of the program is to bring area kids and police officers together to break down barriers, and develop understanding by working together rafting.    The event is hosted by Cascade Raft Company, Inter West Transportation, First Student Bus Co., American Catering and Boise PAL. The kids are transported by bus to Cascade Raft Headquarters north of Horseshoe Bend on the Payette River. The kids are teamed with officers and a professional guide, given safety equipment and placed in rafts for the journey down river.   We float the calmer section of the river so it is safe for the kids. We have volunteer kayakers that float along with the rafts and act as safety boaters. The kids learn how to work together paddling the rafts to navigate the river safely.     Kids ages 8 to 16 are eligible to participate. Each child must fill out a rafting waiver form and have a parent or guardian sign the waiver form available at  Pre-registration for all kids planning to float is mandatory! (Waiver form and additional information attached for your convenience.)  We recommend that you get your waivers in for each child who will be floating as soon as you can–these trips fill up FAST and we won’t be able to guarantee a spot to any late-comers.

Charlene Miller
Boise Police Dept

Laura Weddle
Community Oriented PolicingUnit
Boise Police Department
City Hall West333 N Sailfish Pl
Boise, ID


West Bench Neighborhood Association Meeting

West Bench Neighborhood Accosiation

West Bench Neighborhood Association Meeting

7:00 PM April 20th 2011

The Library! At Cole & Ustick

7557 West Ustick Road

Boise, Idaho

Valley Regional Transit survey

To: Treasure Valley Residents
FROM: Mark Carnopis, Community Relations Manager

Hello all,

Valley Regional Transit (VRT) is updating its regional transportation plan. VRT staff recently met with the public and local leaders throughout the Valley to gather input.

Please take a minute to complete an on-line survey Continue reading »

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, April 30th, the Boise Police Dept., Ada County Sheriff’s Office, and Garden City Police will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Association’s (DEA’s) National Drug Take-Back Day.

This is an opportunity for you and your members to properly dispose of unused or out-dated medications that might otherwise end up in the wrong hands or in our water.

Collection locations will be:

1. Boise Police will be collecting unwanted medications in the front of the State Capitol;

2. Garden City Police will be collecting unwanted medications in the parking lot of the Garden City Walgreens – 6725 N. Glenwood;

3. Ada County Sheriff’s Office will be collection unwanted medications in the Eagle Albertson’s parking lot – 250 S. Eagle Road

The Sheriff’s Office will also be collecting in Kuna and the Meridian Police Dept. will be collecting at the St. Lukes Meridian site as well as at their headquarters on Water Tower Street, Meridian.

Collection will be from 10 AM – 2 PM on Saturday, April 30th. Please watch/listen for ads and additional collection locations. Attached is a billing insert that everyone in Boise, Garden City, and Eagle will be receiving.

Thanks for assisting the City of Boise in providing this valuable information to your neighborhoods/members.

If you have any questions you can e-mail me or call 384-3983.

Thanks again.

Angela Deckers
Hazardous Materials Coordinator
Boise Public Works
208.433.5650 fax