The Fall Activity Guide is now available!

Engaging Eagle 

Pass it on
September 2015
Reflecting with Mayor Reynolds

Classes and activities are becoming more popular in our city. The Fall Activity Guide is now available and offers a plethora of fun for all spectrums of life. I am pleased that we are now offering youth scholarships for those that would like to participate in classes but do not have the financial support. On September 19th the First Annual Car Show will be held at City Hall from 10am-2pm. Food trucks, awards, and a raffle will compliment the vintage hot-rods, vintage trucks, and more. Proceeds from this event will go to the Youth Scholarship Fund. Do you have a car you would like to enter?  Would you like to apply for a scholarship? Contact Parks and Rec 208-489-8763.

Enjoy the activities of our city and remember...Pass it on! 
Mayor Jim Reynolds 
Volunteer of the Month
Steve Gleason
Steve Gleason has been a volunteer for the Eagle Police Department for two years. In that relatively short period of time, Steve has made a huge impact on the City of Eagle. Steve is logging over 200 hours of service per year. In his service you are most likely to find him patrolling Eagle's trail system. He enjoys being outdoors and helping those that are taking advantage of our great trail system. Steve is active in other events such as Traffic Safety Team, ACSO Public Information and Youth Programs. 
Steve retired from the US Department of State where he served as an Agent for the Diplomatic Security Service. His travels took him all over the world. Prior to that he served as a police officer in Hartford Connecticut.
Steve has been married to his wife Linda for over 42 years. They enjoy all things together.... Steve loves their shopping and outdoor adventures together. Steve is a motorcyclist and also enjoys his 3 wheeled motor spyder.
Steve is always quick to share a smile...and help with a flat bike tire.  Thank you Steve. 
Here is the scoop for the new guidelines for Republic Services' (trash collection) unlimited customers:
  • No plastic bags will be collected unless placed in a receptacle.
  • Receptacles can be rented from Republic Services or you may provide your own.
  • There is no limit to the number or receptacles/carts placed out with unlimited service.
  • 2 weeks per year (Spring/Fall) Republic Services will still pick up branch bundles and leaf bags at no extra charge.
  • Senior Citizens still receive a reduced rate! 
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Eagle Saturday Market

Every Saturday now through October 10th from 9am to 2pm 
here for details!

September at the Library
Job Openings and RFPs
For more information: 
Recreation Leader
Librarian I, Youth Services

Library Assistant III-Youth Services Assistant P/T
News from Noyes
Trail Coordinator Steve Noyes has some great news! 

The Boise-Eagle area has been awarded the Gold Level Ride Center Status by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.  This is huge. Why? Because there are only six Gold Ride Centers on the planet and just four in the United States. When riders all over the world plan a trip, this valley is now at the top of the "where-to-go" list.
So why is this a big deal for Eagle? Because the Bike Park at the Sports Complex features the only downhill-only and freeride trails in the entire valley, the fastest growing segment in the sport of mountain biking today. Eagle organizes mountain bike racing when no one else in the valley does. Period. 
Case in point, tiny Oakridge, Oregon. Population just over three thousand. Bronze Level Ride Center. As of 2014, they average about 13,000 bike trips per year. I was one of those. Those trips bring about 3.5 million bucks in annual revenue, 5% of their economy, and Oakridge is 150 miles east of Portland, not just a few miles from a major airport or freeway.
The Gold Level Ride Center Status means business for Eagle. Marc Grubert, board member on the Eagle Parks and Pathways Development Commission, was the man behind the effort to showcase our trails to the IMBA.  If you see him on the trails, tip your helmet to him. He’s made a difference.
Hollow Wood is a nationally recognized band that has had their music featured on TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and the CW hit iZOMBIE. We have also partnered up with Idaho Dance Theater to provide a small performance to the live music performed by Hollow Wood. Watch dance come alive as some of Boise’s finest dancers, choreographers, and musicians collaborate on a beautiful visual art piece. Hollow Wood will be closing the evening out with some of their major hits bringing everyone to their feet dancing and singing! 
Open Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Ways to Serve in Your Community
  • Transportation Committee
  • Eagle Arts Commission
  • Industrial Development Corporation Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
For complete details, click here:
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The Eagle Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2015 Artist of the Month at the Eagle City Hall Gallery and St. Luke's Eagle Gallery. These galleries are open to the public and may be viewed during regular business hours.
If you are interested in displaying your artwork, please contact
SEPTEMBER featured Artists
The Gallery at St. Luke's - Michael Rusnack
A degreed engineer, Michael Rusnack finds his creative outlet through painting. Experiences in stage set design set him on a path of study in England, where he discovered oil and watercolor painting, and Italy, where he immersed himself in sculpting, rooting his future development as an artist in a trust of the senses and a deep appreciation of art history. His work is influenced by water colorist Dwight Williams, plain air painter Fred Choate, and the painterly philosophy of John Carlson. Value, mass, color temperature, and perspective form the foundations of Michael's interpretive realism, while he draws inspiration from the sweeping vistas, contemplative moods, and sensual pleasures of the Western landscape. His high-key palette celebrates the light, freshness, and continual change each season brings to mountain and field, sea and sky. "Don't be afraid of putting on color...paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression." -Camille Pissarro
Michael Rusnack
Note to Viewers
Thank you for taking the time to view my artwork. When viewing these works, I encourage you to step away when viewing these works. Up close, you will see the texture, color layering and forms made by the brush strokes; by viewing from a distance, your mind will be allowed to integrate all these features into the shapes, shadows, reflections that will make up the work as a whole.
The Gallery at Eagle City Hall - Paula Ryan
Coloring on the walls as a little girl was Paula's path to her own Secret Garden, her venture down the rabbit hole, making sense of sensibilities. She longed to express ideas visually, and creating art- evolving pigments into pictures- is magical. Bringing Paula's inner vision to life on canvas validated ideas, and gave a sense of accomplishment. So Paula began drawing and painting.
Paula says, "While painting, I explore expressing different moods as they relate to my inspirations and ideas about shape and value. Land formations fascinate me, especially Idaho's diversity-from rugged mountain peaks, to grasslands, to rushing rivers, and serene lakes. The same beauty may be coaxed from everyday objects-a vase of flowers, a piece of fruit. I want to delve into their assorted hues with my palette." Paula's work is inspired by books she has read, people she has met, and places she has lived or visited. All introduce new ways of seeing the world. She enjoys combining scientific knowledge into the mix of imagination, seeing the world as it could be.
Eagle Soaring Citizen Award
This award seeks to identify and honor Eagle residents who embody the spirit of community by recognizing those who are making a meaningful difference in our community and who typically seek or receive no recognition for their efforts.
Nominations will be accepted year-round and recognized on a quarterly basis at the last City Council meeting per quarter. A selection committee will review the nominees and select one individual as Eagle’s Soaring Citizen.
While there are many businesses, companies and professionals who make a difference in our community, this award is intended for citizens who are not compensated in any way for their efforts. 
To nominate, email:

FREE Family Fun

The Eagle History Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Admission is always free! Discover the history of Eagle.
Visit their website here and Like them on Facebook
Alana's Angle
Learn some history with Eagle Historical Museum Coordinator, Alana Dunn

One Room Schools in Eagle
With school back in session, I thought it would be a great time to explore the history of Eagle’s one room school houses.
One-room schools were the norm in the 1850’s and on up into the turn of the century.  It could be difficult at times, as the teacher instructed all the children in the school and taught as many as eight grades at a time.   The class was usually divided into four groups, each with an upper and lower grade.
As early as the 1890s, Eagle realized that they needed to schools for their children. A small school existed at Green Meadow to the northeast, but it quickly became overcrowded and the Eagle children attending it had to walk, ride horseback, or ride in buggies for nearly three miles.
Enterprise school was a new one-room school in Eagle and was much bigger than Green Meadow.
At first the creation of the new school was resisted by some local farmers, who did not want to pay to support it.  Nevertheless, the community banded together and built the new Enterprise one-room school and had it ready for classes in 1900.
Although most turn-of-the-century schools were one room, they typically grew into four rooms with two grades in each room. By 1915, grade schools of different sizes in the Eagle area included Pleasant View, Linder (Union), Brookside, and Eagle Grade School, a few of which were still in use as late as 1959.
In 1910, a new brick school was constructed on the field above where Eagle Elementary now stands.  Between 1910 and 1939 this building housed both elementary and high school students, with the elementary classes on the lower floor and the high school classes on the second.  A new high school was built on the lower field in 1939/1940, but Eagle elementary students continued to use the old building until 1959, when the current Eagle Elementary School of the Arts was constructed.
Find out more history about the City of Eagle and the surrounding area by visiting the Eagle Historical Museum located at 67 E. State St. Eagle, Idaho, or visit  for hours and information.

The Eagle Historical Society and the Eagle Historical Museum presents the “Community Cabinet.”
In August, Pam Kelch's space mission memorabilia collection was on display. 
Do you have a collection that you would like to display?
The Community Cabinet is a City maintained display in the lobby at Eagle City Hall that allows you to become a museum curator for a month!
Every month, members of the community have a chance to share with the public their personal collections of memorabilia or personal artifacts.

If you would like to participate in this fun and educational project, please contact:
Helen Fisher, Eagle Historical Society
Alana Dunn, Museum Coordinator
Visit:  for details! 
A message from Eagle Police Officer Marlon McCowan 
ITD has announced a construction project that will impact travels in the Eagle area.  Work will begin in early September 2015, and is a pavement restoration project for Highway 44 between West State Street and Highway 55.  The project is designed to extend the life of the roadway and provide a smoother ride.
The project will be divided into three sections:  West State to Eagle Road, Eagle Road to Edgewood Lane, and Edgewood Lane to Highway 55.  Work is scheduled Sunday thru Friday, 10 PM to 5 AM.  Weekend work will occur Friday thru Sunday, 10 PM to 7 AM.  
During daytime hours, normal traffic patterns will be reinstated with reduced speed limits.  Lane closures with flaggers directing traffic can be expected during the night.  Local businesses and residents may experience construction-related noise and lights.
Work will be suspended over the Labor Day weekend of September 5th thru the 7th.  Construction is scheduled for completion in mid-October 2015.
Please be aware of the reduced speed limits and lane restrictions during this time.  This is a major thoroughfare through Eagle and travel times will be affected.  Please plan accordingly and drive safely if you are in the construction zone.  For updates please visit: ITD Website
Watch City Meetings Live/Archives
Public Hearings
To review these documents, please visit the City's website.
September 21 – Planning and Zoning
  • CU-07-15 – Single-Family Dwelling within the Central Business District – Paradigm Construction
  • PP-07-15 – Eagle Lakes Subdivision – Pacific Partners Residential
September 22 - City Council  
  • A-03-15/RZ-06-15 & PP-05-15 - Springhouse Subdivision - CBH Homes, Inc.
  • CU-05-15/PPUD-02-15/PP-06-15 - Shadowbluff Planned Unit Development - Envision Homes, Inc.
  • CPA-01-15/A-01-15/RZ-04-15 – Linder Crossing – LR5, LLC.
*Please note: Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3)
Getting involved:
The public is encouraged to attend any and all meetings. Agendas are posted on our website calendar or can be sent to you directly by opting-into our Email Notifications or requesting a fax to (208) 939-6827.
Visit our site often for updates and the 
Latest News on our Home Page. Weekly meetings are also posted to our Facebook account here: 


Public Comment: 
Your input and engagement is encouraged. If you cannot attend the meetings and have an opinion, please submit your comments via email to All comments will be entered into public record and reviewed by the Mayor and Council.
*Please note Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3)
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