Eagle Fun Days is July 8-9, the Summer Activity Guide is out!
Eagle is Home
The beginning of summer is always a busy and exciting time. Kids are out of school, social calendars are planned, and outdoor concerts become destinations. As a city, staff works closely with community members to make the most out of what we can offer.
  • Head over to the Library to check out the Summer Reading Program. Pre-schoolers, school-aged, and adults alike can all join in the fun to receive prizes.
  • The Summer Recreation Activity Guide is online at Scroll through the classes and activities available this summer for children and adults.
  • The Saturday Market is in full swing every Saturday from 9:30am-2pm. Crafts, food and produce vendors are all available at Heritage Park in downtown Eagle.  The Saturday Market in growing weekly the last three Saturdays there were over 40 vendors selling their products. 
  • The First Gazebo Concert Series and Night Market kicked off last week it was a huge success.  The event takes place last Thursday of each month throughout the summer. The market kicks off at 4pm with the concert starting at 6:30pm. 
  • The City’s Parks and Recreation Department has so much to offer whether you are looking for a park with splash pads and covered shelters.
We are here to help. Come down to City Hall, give us a call, or visit our website and Facebook pages to stay current on events and activities in our community.
Stan Ridgeway, Mayor
June Calendar
Saturday Market every Saturday 9:30am-2pm
June 30 - Gazebo Concert Series 6:30pm
For more information:
Watch City Meetings/Archives
The City of Eagle Parks and Recreation Summer Activity Guide is now available with activities for Families, Adults and Children.
Job Openings and RFPs:
RFP-Economic Development
Library Assistant III
Administrative Clerk
For more information: 
Open Boards, Committees, and Commissions
  • Library Board
  • Industrial Development Corporation Board

For complete details, click here:
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Volunteer of the Month
The City of Eagle recognizes the importance of volunteerism and is taking a moment to thank those who selflessly give of themselves to the community.
Eagle 616 Lions Club
The City of Eagle is pleased to recognize the Eagle 616 Lions Club for the Volunteer of the Month. On March 19, the Eagle 616 Lions Club collaborated with Parks and Recreation to host Eagle’s first Trail EggXtravaganza, an egg hunt along the Boise River Greenbelt. The Lions Club helped organize and promote the event, and received several sponsorships and prizes from local businesses. As a new organization, the Eagle 616 Lions Club exceeded expectations and there were over 500 participants at the event! Thank you for your time and hard work to make this event successful.

Eagle Spring Clean Up was a great success thanks to Republic Services and all of our fantastic volunteers! They were able you remove unwanted an bulky items to ensure the beauty and cleanliness of our great city. Pictured: Council Members Craig Soelberg, Jeff Kunz, and Naomi Preston.
Eagle Historical Museum
67 E. State St.
Eagle, Idaho
(208) 939-2669 
By Eagle Historical Museum Coordinator Alana Dunn
    Eagle’s largest and most popular event during summer is the annual Eagle Fun Days celebration. This celebration can trace its roots to August 2, 1964, when the first Eagle “Fun Fair” began with a parade at 11:30 a.m., followed by day-long events, carnival games, and an auction at the Eagle Grade School. The fair’s fundraising goal was to improve the baseball field at the school, including the installation of new bleachers and a backstop. The theme of the event was “Fun for all and all for fun.” and ended up raising $1,062.13.
    Eagle Fun Days once played host to the “World’s Largest Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed.” Rocky Mountain oysters used to be a well-known novelty dish in the American West. This cowboy dish commonly used to be served at festivals, among ranching families, or at certain specialty bars or restaurants. “The Nut Feed”, another name for this once long-standing Eagle tradition, started in the 1950s when Dr. Ralph Wilder, a local veterinarian and then President of the Alliance Club, began donating them to firemen as a fundraiser to provide children with reading glasses. When the oyster feed was in full swing, the proceeds would have gone to support the Eagle Volunteer Firefighters Association. However, the popularity dwindled through the years, and in 2014 the last Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed took place.
    Eagle has always played host to summer fun for its residents in some fashion or another. Eagle Fun Days has changed throughout the years, but has always brought with it family fun. Please join us here at the Eagle Historical Museum for Eagle Fun Days on July 8th and 9th. Hope to see you here!
Become a Market Vendor! 

Now accepting applications for vending at the Saturday Market or the Gazebo Concert Series-Night Market! 

or visit the Eagle Saturday Market page at
A letter from the City of Eagle’s Building and Safety Department Director Steve Nash
    As we enter into the Spring and Summer months Fire Safety should be on our minds, especially if we live in a Firewise Community or in dense vegetation areas. This is where Defensible Space should be considered.
    What is defensible space? Defensible space is a dedicated zone that encircles a home or structure and all its attachments (wooden decks, fences etc.) for at least 30 feet on all sides. Note: the 30 feet number comes from the very minimum distance, on flat ground, that a wood wall can be separated from the radiant heat of large flames without igniting.

In this 30 foot area:
  • Plants should be carefully spaced, low-growing and free of resins, oils and waxes that burn easily.
  • Mow the lawn regularly. Prune trees up se to ten feet from the ground.
  • Space conifer trees 30 feet between crowns. Trim back trees that overhang the house.
  • Create a ‘fire-free’ area within five feet of the home, using non-flammable landscaping materials and/or high-moisture-content annuals and perennials.
  • Remove dead vegetation from under deck and within 10 feet of house.
  • Consider fire-resistant material for patio furniture, swing sets, etc.
  • Remove firewood stacks and propane tanks; they should not be located in this zone.
  • Water plants, trees and mulch regularly.
  • Consider xeriscaping if you are affected by water-use restrictions.
    The City of Eagle and City of Eagle Fire Department want all residents to be safe as possible from a wildland fire or open field fire. So if you have any questions or would like information on Defensible Space, Fire resistant landscape, etc. Please contact the City of Eagle Fire Department or the City of Eagle Building Department.
    The Eagle Public Library will be holding a Firewise Landscaping class on June 15 at 6pm to learn to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to your home through smart landscape design. 
    The City of Eagle has our own Firewise Garden. Visit it today at the Ada/Eagle Sports Complex today!
Nominate Your Neighbor!
The city of Eagle would like to express our appreciation to the exceptional people in our community that make our city a great place to live and work. Do you know someone that enhances our quality of life? Helps those in need? Preforms good deeds or acts of kindness? Please take the time to nominate your neighbors, friends, teachers, and volunteers in our community for one of our awards!
All nominations are accepted year-round. To nominate someone you know, please fill out the Nomination Form located on our website and return it to: City Hall, C/O Tammy Gordon, 660 E Civic Ln, Eagle, ID 83616 OR  

Eagle Public Library
100 N. Stierman Way
Eagle, Idaho 83616
 (208) 939-6814
Summer Reading Program - Library Director Steve Bumgarner
Summer’s here, and at the Library that means one thing -- the Library’s Summer Reading Program is in full swing.  It’s a great opportunity to help your school age children maintain or improve their current reading levels and avoid the “summer slide”, the decline of reading skills that occurs during the summer months.  This summer, your elementary school aged children can contract with the Library to read an agreed upon number of books.  If they meet their reading contract, they’ll be invited to a special program in early August to recognize their accomplishment with prizes and treats.  Stop by the Library to register – or visit the Library’s website at – it’s a fun and easy way to maintain your child’s reading level.  For middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults there’s a separate program Summer Reading Program based on the ever-popular B-I-N-G-O.  Read a book, watch a movie, check-out an ebook, or complete easy library-related task and you’ll B-I-N-G-O.  Submit your B-I-N-G-Os and you’re eligible to win fabulous prizes – the more B-I-N-G-Os you submit, the more likely you are to win. In addition to the reading program, there are many special programs during the summer, including elementary school aged themed programs such as Self-Defense Karate for Kids, Summer Reading Olympics, ninja, pirates, tie-dye fun, Masterpiece for Kids (an art series), sled dogs, and more.  And, for teens, there’s robotics, Instagram art, henna tattooing, screen printing and many, many more special programs.
If there’s a budding programmer in your family who might like to earn badges and prizes, he or she might want to participate in the Khan Academy’s Summer of Scripting.  From June 6 through July 15, the Library is participating in this fun program to increase area student’s coding skills.  Designated programming coaches are available at the Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 pm until 5:00 help your programmer reach their programming goals.  Register at (use class code JVRNNK). 
The Eagle Historical Society and the Eagle Historical Museum presents the “Community Cabinet.”
This collection of mice was on display for the month of May thanks to Linda Paddock. 
If you would like to participate in this fun and educational project, please contact:
Helen Fisher, Eagle Museum
Alana Dunn, Museum Coordinator
Visit:  for details! 
Eagle Foodbank looking for volunteers
*Receiving Donations:  Fridays 4-6pm. A great job for teens (with an adult) needing service hours.
*Bread Pick UP from Franz Bakery: Break Pickup is at 8am. Need assistant and need a truck or vehicle that is big enough to transport items.
**1st Thursday Distribution Coordinator: 9:00am -12pm Coordinate distribution volunteers
​More important Foodbank info:
*Distribution Days:  The coordinators for each distribution day manage their own volunteers.  Gloria, the Last Tuesday evening coordinator (email: is able to have teens needing service hours at her distribution. Please contact her directly (by email) to arrange a date.  The 1st & 3rd Thursday distribution coordinators occasionally need extra volunteers.  Please contact Susan (email: if you would like to be contacted on an AS Needed basis for those distributions.
The Distribution Day tasks include: preparing to open the EFB by receiving & shelving bread/produce donations, signing clients into the EFB, assisting w/processing through the EFB, carrying food boxes to clients' cars, bringing left over donations to the Eagle Senior Center. 
Times: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:30AM -12noon, Last Tuesdays evenings, 5:45pm-7pm. 
 *Sorting/shelving: Can be done any day/time of the week at your (your family's) convenience. 
If you're on Facebook, please like our page!  I will be posting last minute opportunities, etc.  It's under the name Eagle Community Foodbank 
How does the community of Eagle envision its future as “HOME”?
By City Council President Jeff Kunz and Planner III Nichoel Baird Spencer
    The community of Eagle envisions its future as “HOME,” an acronym for “Healthy, Optimistic, Multi-faceted, and Economically viable,” that can be realized, for example, through goals and objectives related to transportation, economic sustainability and environmental stewardship.
    A Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee has been created to guide and review the efforts of the City staff and consultants to update the comprehensive plan. The steering committee will spend the next 10 months helping the City detail goals and objectives to advance the City toward its future as “HOME.” Minor revisions to the chapters of the plan dealing with property rights, land use, natural resources and hazards, parks, recreation and open space, and special areas will be made. Major revisions to the chapters of the plan dealing with population, schools, services and utilities, economic development, transportation, housing, community design, and implementation will be made.
    During the summer of 2015, a similar group, the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee, reviewed the existing comprehensive plan and solicited and summarized public input. This was the first full review of the plan since 1999. The review committee recommended updating all chapters of the plan, educating and engaging the citizenry on long-range goals and plans, and establishing policies that support both urban and rural development.    
    The comprehensive plan update process is currently in Phase 2, during which the city staff will amend and the steering committee will review the chapters receiving minor revisions. The economic development and transportation chapter updates provided by the consultants and the integrated master plans of various municipal agencies will also be reviewed.
    One of the first tasks for the steering committee is to review and polish a vision statement that clearly states how the City sees itself in the future and articulates it to potential future residents and business owners. The draft vision states:
        “Eagle will continue to grow as the Treasure Valley grows, but Eagle’s growth will be a unique balance of environmentally sensitive urban and rural development with ample areas of open space and recreation. Urban development will be directed to our downtown, central City, and “activity centers” along regionally significant transportation and transit corridors. The City will plan for and preserve a rural planning area in which large-lot residential and agricultural uses continue to be the focus. And, the City will balance development with environmental stewardship along the Boise River and in the Eagle Foothills. Growth within Eagle will enhance our quality of life while welcoming new citizens and businesses who share our vision.”
        “Densities and development will be scaled and strategically located to meet the needs of the community and to protect the places we wish to preserve and enhance, like the Boise River and the Eagle Foothills. Eagle will not be Idaho’s metropolitan center and the City will not provide large-scale regional economic development; to become these things, the City of Eagle would lose its small town friendly character.”
    The “Eagle is HOME” project is scheduled to be completed by late summer 2017. Follow the planning process on Facebook at “Eagle is HOME: Comprehensive Plan Update”. More information is available on the City’s website at or by contacting Nichoel Baird Spencer with the City’s Planning Department at 939-0227.
Public Hearings: 
To review these documents, please visit the City's website.
June 6 – Planning and Zoning
  • CU-05-16 – Childcare Facility (Private School) – Brooke Van Horn
  • A-03-16/RZ-04-16 – Annexation with Rezone – M. Lynn McKee
  • CU-06-16 – Side Yard Setback Waiver – Butch and Ida Denney
  • PP/FP-02-16 – Featherglen Subdivision – Jayo Development, Inc
June 14 – City Council
  • CU-04-16 – Eagle Art Gallery Addition of an Accessory Use (Bar) – Stephen Douglas
June 20 – Planning and Zoning
  • A-02-15/RZ-05-15/CU-02-15/PPUD-01-15/PP-03-15 – Isla del Rio Planned Unit Development – Buie Stoddard Group
*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)