Eagle Fun Days, Fun Run, Fireworks!

Engaging Eagle 

Pass it on
July 2014
Reflecting with Mayor Reynolds

Eagle Fun Days July 11-12
Be in the center of it all on Friday and Saturday. This year, the Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed moves to downtown Eagle. You can eat, drink, and be merry while you wander the booths and activities of Fun Days. Lets not forget the Wet 'n Wild Parade, for a street fair of water fun.  The City of Eagle is bringing back the Eagle Fun Days Fireworks Display as well.  We invite you all to enjoy the festivities of Eagle Fun Days during the day, then bring your family and some blankets to City Hall to enjoy a beautiful summer evening complete with a fireworks show. 

Enjoy the activities of our city and remember...Pass it on! 

Mayor Jim Reynolds
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The Return of the Eagle
The iconic eagle above Eagle Road was removed for some much needed repair work. After the initial examination, it became clear that the sign would need to be replaced. Unfortunately, because the artist had to start from scratch, this took more time than originally thought. The good news is that a brand new eagle will be returning to his home this summer!  
July at the Library
July 15, 7pm
Discussions with Idaho native and best-selling author Novella Carpenter. As part of the Library's continued partnership with the Eagle Food Bank, audience members are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item to help battle local hunger. 
The Eagle Public Library Teen Advisory Board sponsors the American Red Cross Blood Drive, Saturday, July 26 from 10am-2pm at the Eagle Public Library. Sign-up to donate blood on the Red Cross Website:
Missed something?
This monthly eLetter is archived on the City's website. Catch up on city news and Press Releases HERE.
Hill Road Extension. Construction begins November 2014. View the report HERE.
*Online Park Shelter Reservations*
Great for birthdays, weddings, and family reunions!
Need some help? Call Jenessa @ 208-489-8763
Rent a shelter for that event you've been waiting for. You'll have access to the playground, splash pad, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, basketball court, fishing pond, rock walls, BBQs, and so much more! 
Splash Pads Are On!!!
Enjoy the beautiful summer weather at your City parks! Heritage, Guerber, and Merrill Park each have water features to be used and enjoyed. 

The Eagle Food Bank Needs Your Time.
Family Volunteering Welcome!
  • Assist with food drives at Albertsons - Great for a family volunteering activity! People are needed to help hand out shopping lists to Albertsons' customers and collect donated food. Food drive dates are:  July 30 (5-7:30PM) & August 7th (4:30-6:45PM).  You can contact Theresa directly at:
  • Clean Refrigerators - A one-time task that can be done at your convenience.
  • Sorting/shelving - Can be done any day/time of the week at your (your family's) convenience.  
  • Receiving Donations - Fridays 4-6pm.  Great for teens (with a parent) needing service hours.
Thanks so much for your continued support of the Eagle Community Foodbank. Many hands really do make light work. 
Contact information for the Eagle Community 
208-631-0702 - Eagle Community Foodbank message phone.
Have you seen the newly paved path? The path between Merrill Park and Garden City is now open! .46 miles of newly paved Greenbelt. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

JULY 9, 2014 

Cleaning out the garage and have old chemicals that need to be properly disposed of? Bring them to the Eagle Public Library Parking Lot for disposal FREE OF CHARGE! Examples of accepted materials include:
  • Automotive Products
  • Batteries
  • Gas Cylinders/Tanks
  • Household Chemicals
  • Paints and Stains
  • TVs, Computers, Electronics, Small Appliances
  • Pesticides, Insecticides and Garden Chemicals
  • Pool/Spa Chemicals
For a full list and more information visit HERE. Collection is from 1pm-7pm ONLY.

What Just Happened?
Hot Topics and City Meetings

June 23; Mayor Reynolds and City Council sat down for an informal Town Hall Meeting. The roundabout took over as the main topic of discussion. Being an informal setting, no vote was made, however, Council did entertain the idea of reviewing more studies concerning roundabouts.
The next Town Hall Meeting is September 22, 2014. 

Laguna Pointe Pathway Issues Resolved! 
You may have seen this issue played back and forth in the news; a public path on private land and a river that just can't seem to stay still. But, the City of Eagle and the Laguna Pointe Homeowners’ Association (“HOA”) have reached agreement. In addition, agreements have been reached between Eagle and the other property owners along the path, Jade Properties, LLC, and Premier Industrial, LLC. Upon execution of the agreements, the public will have immediate access to the existing path while the HOA constructs the final path and brings the area into compliance with all Army Corps of Engineers requirements.
Need more details? Contact Mike Aho, Parks and Recreation Department (208) 489-8763 
Eagle has two public art galleries and, occasionally, a pop-up gallery. These galleries feature local artists displaying their work monthly. The art work is available to enjoy and also for purchase. Galleries are located; at City Hall 660 E Civic Ln in the main lobby, and St Luke's Eagle 3101 E. State St on the 2nd Floor, South Hallway. If you are interested in displaying your artwork, please contact
July Artists
City Hall Gallery - Chris Turner

My work is primarily based on personalized memories and experiences as I walk through life’s journey.  Influences of nature and world travels continue to have profound effects on my life.  Knowledge gained from my individualized encounters can never be replaced.
This body of work holds many distinctive memories for me.  From my father’s heritage on the farm in Pennsylvania, the majestic animals roaming the savannahs of Africa, or the quiet, yet exquisite detail of nature, both in graphite and copper, intimacy with life is what makes us who we are. Contact me at and together, we can create some magical, one of a kind memories for you too.
St Lukes Gallery - Laci McCrea

I am Laci McCrea, of Boise, Idaho. I am a contemporary artist specializing in figurative work focusing on the embodiment of emotion through the brilliant colors of oil paint. My signature squares and lines come from the graph technique I use to start drawing the painting before I apply the paint. I use pen for this drawing because it is more permanent. Rather than covering up my process, I leave the painting raw. With my paint I like to keep the focus on the subject and then break away with the design utilizing my base graph and exposed canvas to accentuate the subject’s emotion and personality in an interactively abstract manor.
Pop-Up Gallery - Rob Reyff

Rob spends his time creating lines of work to incorporate skulls and metal.  Wild Lotus gallery and Brown is Down Taxidermy exhibit excellent physical representations of his work in Boise, Idaho but all aspects of his work are available at  “I feel this gift that I received has given me a way to make things that might seem morbid and weird into inspiring pieces of artistic expression," states Rob Reyff. "I judge success by the smiles I receive for the pieces that I create.”
The artist lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and two children. To contact send e-mail to or join his fans on Facebook at 

2014 Sculpture Invitational

The 2014 Eagle Sculpture Invitational is a summer-long art show of professional sculpture artists around the City of Eagle. The show provides an avenue for these talented artists to bring their art to where the people are - in parks, pathways, and downtown Eagle.  The community-wide effort is designed to present new art experiences to not only the public, but municipalities, corporate entities and other potential customers and arts patrons.

The outdoor exhibition runs June through September.  "Best of Show" and "Popular Vote" award will be given.  The City of Eagle will purchase one sculpture to remain at the end of the show.

To see the work and vote for your favorite sculpture, visit our website or click HERE.
Open Boards and Commissions - Ways to Serve in Your Community
Design Review Board Opening
The City of Eagle is seeking interested citizens to fill an opening on the Design Review Board. Qualified persons will preferably have a background in the field of architecture. The selected person will serve a three year term.  The Board regularly meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  This is a volunteer position (serving without compensation) which is filled via the recommendation of the Mayor and subsequent approval of the City Council. 
Those who wish to serve on the Board are required to submit a Request for Appointment form with a letter of interest and list of qualifications/resume to City Hall at the above address.  The Request for Appointment form can be found on the City’s web page at
Deadline for submittal is July 14, 2014 – 5:00 PM

Eagle Sports Field Working Group

The City of Eagle is seeking interested citizens to fill an opening on the City of Eagle Sports Field Working Group. Applicants must currently reside within The City of Eagle Area of Impact and have been a resident of Ada County for at least two years. This is a temporary group that will make a recommendation to the City Council on a yet to be funded future sports field park. Recommendation could include possible locations, amenities, funding sources and size. This is a volunteer position (serving without compensation) which is filled via the recommendation of the Parks and Pathway Development Commission and of the City Council.
Those who wish to serve, please submit:
  • Letter of Interest – Why you would like to be included in the working group.
  • Request for Consideration of Appointment Form. This application can also be found on the City’s web page at under Permits, Applications, Forms, and Fee Schedules or call 939-6813 to request a form.
  • Resume
Complete and submit these documents to the Parks and Recreation Department, P.O. Box 1520, 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle, ID 83616 or email
The deadline for submittal is July 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Mike Aho 208-489-8763

Historic Preservation Commission

Members of the Historic Preservation Commission are appointed by the City Council. All members of the Commission have demonstrated an interest, competence, and/or knowledge in history and historic preservation. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council and is authorized to oversee historic properties within the City of Eagle. Their mission is to promote the educational and cultural welfare of the citizens of Eagle through the identification, designation, and protection of those buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects that reflect significant elements of the city’s historic, architectural, archaeological, and cultural heritage.
The Commission consists of five members and meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Eagle City Hall (660 E Civic Ln). All meetings are open to the public.

INTERESTED PARTIES: Those who wish to serve on the Commission are required to submit a 
Request for Appointment form with a letter of interest and list of qualifications/resume to City Hall at the above address. The Request for Appointment form can be found on the City’s web page at 

This position will remain opened until filled.


Eagle Saturday Market
Every Saturday 9am-1pm in downtown Eagle!

Visit their page on our website HERE.
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      The 2nd Annual Eagle Fun Run      
Register Today!!
July 12, 2014

For walkers and runners of all experience levels! The Eagle 5k/10k Fun Run is an all inclusive community event that appeals to athletes and non-athletes of different capabilities and ages. Big, small, fast, slow.... Everyone is invited! 

** 100% proceeds go toward outdoor facility improvements at
              Eagle High School!!! **        GO MUSTANGS!

Click HERE to register (Activities/Classes tab). You can also copy/paste

FREE Family Fun

The Eagle History Museum is open Wednesday-Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday 12pm-6pm
Admission is always free! Discover the history of Eagle.
Visit their website here and Like them on Facebook 
Improving Communication and Transparency
Eagle City Hall
660 E Civic Ln
Eagle, ID 83616 
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Phone: 208-939-6813
Fax: 208-939-6827
Your locally elected officials and the staff at City Hall are constantly improving on communications with the public.
Here are some ways you can stay up-to-date with your city:
  •  Facebook posts contain meeting dates, city events, photos, and more! 
  • Email a question or comment:
  • Register for this monthly eLetter HERE for city news, activities, and meeting overviews.
  • Sign up on our Email Notifications to receive Agendas and News Releases
  • To receive faxes for Agendas and News Releases call, email or fax us at 208-939-6827
  • We post meeting dates and times, city events, and other important dates on our Events Calendar as well as some community calendars. The city calendar can also be viewed on the bulletin boards of Heritage, Merrill, and Guerber Parks.  If you have an events calendar you would like us to post on, please email
  • Check our website often for Latest News and Events Calendar: 
Public Hearings
*Please note: Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3) 

July 1, 2014. Spring Valley PU-01-12 and PP-06-12 - Hearing date moved to July 21, 2014

July 8, 2014Public Hearing to consider the application by Skyway Towers LLC requesting approval for a 110-foot high camouflaged cell tower in Eagle Hills Golf Course. The Planning & Zoning Commission recommendation to the Council is to deny the request.

July 21, 2014. Public Hearing for Spring Valley Planned Unit Master Plan and Preliminary Plat. The site is generally located on the east side of State Highway 16 and north of Beacon Light Road.

July 22, 2014. Budget for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 The Eagle City Council will hold a Public Hearing for consideration of the proposed budget for the 21014/2015 Fiscal Year on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at Eagle City Hall (660 E Civic Ln). This meeting is an excellent opportunity to discover how your City spends funds and makes improvements in your community. 

The following presentation was made at the Town Hall Meeting June 23, 2014. The purpose is to communicate with the public how the city of Eagle provides information and records. This presentation is available as an online presentation and in pdf form. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Tammy Gordon: 
Town Hall Meeting: 
     September 22, 2014
Meetings will begin at 6:00pm and will take place in council chambers.
The Eagle City Council is pleased to invite all Eagle  residents  to attend the quarterly town hall meetings. Stop by  to visit with your elected officials.
The Mayor and  City Council welcome your input and look forward to answering any questions you may have.
Have a suggestion? We'd love to hear from you!
Like what's happening? Great, let us know!
Have a concern; well,  we want to hear those too!
We wish this to be an open discussion inspired by the interests of the people of our  wonderful community.
Out of courtesy for all who wish to speak, the City Council requests each speaker limit their presentation to three (3) minutes.  If time permits, and after all attendees who wish to address the City Council have done so, the City Council may invite rebuttals or engage in additional discussions with the attendees.
It is the wish of the City Council that each speaker be treated with the utmost respect, courtesy and afforded the right to speak without interruption.  The intent of our town hall meeting is to create a friendly community spirited forum where by the Eagle community may express their views openly and freely.
May we suggest this is a gathering of neighbors openly speaking with neighbors, and we hope everyone will feel welcome to participate.


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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