Monthly Archives: October 2011







NEWS ADVISORY                                                                 Contact: Vince Trimboli

October 28, 2011                                                     384-3927/





(Boise) – You are invited to join Boise Mayor David Bieter and Republic Services officials (formerly Allied Waste Services) at the announcement of a special one-time recycling reward for allBoiseresidential recyclers.   The presentation will be Tuesday,November 1, 11:00 a.m., at2842 N Redway Road.


Officials will also talk about the improved business recycling program that is being developed.



  • Mayor David Bieter
  • Dave Fisher, General Manager of Republic ServicesIdaho
  • Other City officials, along with residents


WHEN: Tuesday, November 1 at11:00 a.m.


WHERE:2842 N Redway Road,Boise, Id 83704

(Take Curtis Road (south from Chinden), west on Northview toward Cole, turn north on N. Fry, take first left on North Redway Road and go ¼ mile.


WHY: To acknowledge the considerable recycling efforts of Boise Residents.



Halloween Safety Tips and Extra BPD Patrols for Safety!

Boise Police and parents want to team up to keep our little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween night! Here are some Safety tips from BPD, plus details on where extra patrols and safety resources will be Monday!


Boise Police will have full patrol teams, plus a few extra out this Monday, October 31st, Halloween night, helping to keep the evening safe for kids and families.
Boise Police will have extra patrols earlier in the evening on Monday at the busiest streets in the city for trick-or-treaters. Officers will have extra units assigned to cruise Harrison Blvd. and Warm Springs Blvd. monitoring both pedestrian and vehicle traffic for the safety of our trick-or-treaters!
Parents can do their part by using the following safety check list to help ensure a happy and fun evening!


Halloween Safety Check List:
First and foremost, parents should accompany their children and carry a flashlight for safety and visibility.


• Have children wear costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and costumes are short enough to prevent tripping.
• Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
• Avoid using simulated knives, guns or swords. If such props are used, be certain they do not appear authentic and are soft and flexible to prevent injury.
• Always walk. Never run across a street.
• Confine, segregate or otherwise prepare household pets for an evening of frightful sights and sounds. Be sure that all dogs and cats are wearing collars and proper identification tags.
• Motorists should remain cautious and drive slowly. Adult party-goers should have a designated driver.
• Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.  The non-emergency dispatch number:  377-6790.    For emergencies call 911.

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the BOISE CITY COUNCIL will hold a public hearing on November 15, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. in the Boise City Hall Council Chambers. You are invited to attend the hearing, and anyone may offer oral or written comments for the Council’s consideration if the hearing is not an appeal. Any written testimony should identify the file number.

The City of Boise requests approval and adoption of Blueprint Boise, Continue reading »

Rake up Boise

Fall is a beautiful time of year in the city of trees; the multi-colored leaves above our heads are a sight to behold. During late fall, the city of trees turns into the city of leaves; these leaves pose a problem for many senior and disabled residents who are unable to rake and bag them.

Over the past 25 years, with the help of more than 110,000 volunteers, Neighborhood Housing Services has organized one of the largest community events in the state of Idaho,Rake Up Boise.

Nearly 3.5 million pounds of biodegradable leaf bags have been collected and composted over the last 25 years. That’s about 1200 tons of waste kept out of the landfill and used for various city and county sites


Click To Visit Rake Up Boise

Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant

Last night we started filling out our Mini grant application. Keep up to date on the mini grant project page


Mountain View Pedestrian project update

Public Involvement Opportunity

Since the open house, the ACHD Commissioners have reviewed the comments and directed staff to explore another option for pedestrian facilities. This option would include curb, gutter and sidewalk on the south side of Mountain View Drive for the entire length of the street between Cole Road and Ustick Road. As part of this option ACHD would also evaluate the feasibility of sidewalk on the streets leading to Mountain View Elementary School.
ACHD staff will present the proposed Mountain View project, with the refined option mentioned above, to the  ACHD Commissioners onWednesday, October 26th, 2011 at the 6 p.m. Commission Meeting. The Commissioners will consider whether or not the project should move forward. The public is encouraged to attend as there will be an opportunity for public comment before the Commission makes a decision. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to submit comments, please send them to 3775 Adams Street, Garden City, ID 83714 or to A staff report will appear on ACHD’s web site at least a week before the meeting.

The Mayor’s eMemo Congrats Betty Brigante

The Mayor’s eMemo

Dear Ronnie:


Lady Bird Johnson once noted that good neighbors were important on the frontier because people lived so far apart — but that good neighbors are even more important now because people live so close together.


Last week I was proud to honor 29 businesses, organizations and individuals as recipients of Boise’s 2011 Good Neighbor Awards. Presented for the first time this year, these awards are intended to recognize those who go above and beyond in helping make our  neighborhoods a great place to live — the unsung heroes who give that little extra to make Boise  neighborhoods and communities stronger.


Space doesn’t permit me to recognize all 29 recipients here, but I’d like to highlight a few, with the words of their nominees:

Mary Hansen: “Mary is always there for you whenever you need help or  just a friendly ear. When Mary appears with her twinkling eyes and  infectious smile and her Schnauzer, Lucy, at her side, you know it is  going to be okay and will be taken care of.”

  • Aaron Hassemer: “He has  been seen mowing areas, moving rocks for neighbors, and shoveling snow  before the plows arrive so our neighbors can make it to work on time. He  has removed vandalism as well as hung Christmas wreaths. Aaron has  been the Neighborhood Watch captain and has served on the Neighborhood  Associations Board a few times.”
  • Roosevelt Market: “It is truly a ‘community’ market … if you want to meet a friend and chat, are thirsty while riding your bike, want to rest while walking your dog, need a bottle of wine for unexpected company, are hungry for a scone or cupcake, want to display an ad for an apartment to rent, lost pet, or community event.”
  • Sojourn Church: “A core group of young families … volunteer in the classrooms of Hawthorne and Whitney  Elementary Schools, as well as serve on the PTO boards. They volunteered at Whitney Community Center’s first annual block party. These families also held a clean-up day to clean up trash around the school and neighborhood, abandoned houses, and they did yard work for the elderly.”

We should all be so fortunate to have neighbors like these. And thankfully, many of us are.


Until next time …

Recycle the Fall

Hello Neighborhood Leaders,

First off let us say thank you for all that you do to strengthen and build our great neighborhoods in Boise. We are writing to remind you the very popular “Recycle the Fall” curbside leaf collection program is right around the corner.

Program guidelines are simple. Continue reading »

International Walk to School Day

In the spirit of encouraging outdoor play/ exercise for all the young folks in our City, please remind them of a this nationally recognized event – a good time to stretch out on the way to school or work.

International Walk to School Day:

Wednesday October 5th, 2011