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Engaging Eagle 

Pass it on
October 2015
Reflecting with Mayor Reynolds
We have the most amazing people in Eagle. Neighbors, business owners, and friends all making a difference every day. To show our appreciation, we are now accepting nominations for our Eagle Soaring Citizen Award, and the Shining Star Award. See below for details and visit our website for the nomination form:
Take a moment to nominate that amazing person in your life.  
Enjoy the activities of our city and remember...Pass it on! 
Mayor Jim Reynolds 
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!

Eagle Soaring Citizen Award
  • This award seeks to identify and honor an Eagle resident who embodies 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.
  • 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.
  • Soaring Citizens will be recognized on a quarterly basis at the first City Council meeting of the new quarter.  (January, April, July, and October)
  • A selection Committee will review the nominees and select one individual as Eagle’s Soaring Citizen.
Shining Star Award
  • This Annual Award seeks to identify and honor an Individual or Group of Individuals who have made in-depth, long-term volunteer contributions to the City of Eagle over the years and are active, involved, interested and enthusiastic about making the City a nice place to live and work. 
  • These individuals excel in areas of unpaid endeavors in education, social services, youth work, parks, trails, recreation and community improvement.   
  • While there are many businesses, companies and professionals who make a difference in our community this award is intended for those who are not compensated in any way for their efforts.
  • This is an Annual Award which be given out at a Council Meeting in December of each year.
  • A selection Committee will review the nominees.
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  
Volunteer of the Month
Indy Brimhall
Indy Brimhall is a 16-year-old student at Rocky Mountain High School. Indy had an idea.  He wanted to give back to the Eagle Bike Park at the Sports Complex. Indy, his friends and family ride there, and he has come to know that the bike park needs constant care. So he contacted City Hall, met with our staff and over the course of five months he developed a Scout Project Plan that would not only provide maintenance to a neglected area, but would transform four jumps into two – making that section of the trail more fun for more people.
He organized volunteers – more volunteers than any other project this year! He made tool lists, and communicated well with everyone involved. He recruited fellow scouts, friends, brothers and they came in waves. Dirt was shoveled and moved and shaped and watered and packed into the two new jumps. Weeds were cleared to make the trail wider, even some takeoff and landing ramps were improved in other areas. The feedback about the work done to this trail has been very positive. We appreciate Indy for making a difference in the Eagle Bike Park.  If this project is any example of his future, he will make a difference in life.
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 brown paper leaf bags at no extra charge.
  • Senior Citizens still receive a reduced rate! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Collection takes place at the south end of the Eagle Library parking lot (100 N. Stierman Way) hours of operation are 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Hazardous waste such as used electronics, pesticides, cleaning supplies, paint, solvents and used motor oil will be collected.  The City of Eagle provides Household Hazardous Waste Collection for Eagle residents quarterly the second Wednesday of January, April, July and October.  For more information contact City Hall at 939-6813.

For a full list of accepted materials visit

Last days for the Eagle Saturday Market

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

October at the Library
Library Director Steve Bumgarner
Over 1,100 children read 21,958 books during the Library’s Summer Reading Program.  To celebrate their accomplishment, hundreds of readers and their families enjoyed the Library’s end of the Summer Reading Program’s Family night, an evening of games, programs, and treats.  If you missed this year’s summer reading program, you’ll have another chance to participate -- watch for it next spring.
The Library has three new services and one service enhancement:
  • Downloadable audiobooks – the Library now subscribes to OneClickdigital, a collection of over 5,000 downloadable audiobooks.  Access this collection by visiting the Library’s website ( and clickon on the “E-Books  & E-Audiobooks” button.
  • Streaming movies – thousands of independent films are available through IndieFlix.  These film festival favorites are available by visiting the Library’s website ( and clicking on the “Movies” button.
  • ValueLine Investment Survey – increase your investing knowledge with the financial information found in this popular service.  Visit the Library’s website (, click on the “Research” button, then the ValueLine logo.
  • Finally, you can now download five (5!) songs per week and stream music for three hours daily per libray card throught he Library’s Freegal subscription.  Build your music collection by downloading songs – they’re yours forever (just be sure to download to a PC or Mac) – by visiting the Library’s web page ( and clicking on the “Music” button.
For a complete listing of library programs, pick up a copy of the Library’s Programs and Classes, visit 
Job Openings and RFPs
For more information: 
Librarian I, Youth Services

Library Assistant III-Youth Services Assistant P/T
Looking Forward - Parks and Recreation
Recreation Specialist Caitlin Straubinger
As we wind down from a busy summer, it is important to think about ways to stay active and engaged throughout our upcoming slower seasons. Eagle Parks & Recreation is here to help! With many new activities and opportunities, we are here to help you move and groove into the fall and winter.
New and exciting programs include:
  • Sports for your youngest family members (soccer and dance programs start at age 2!)
  • Martial Arts classes for the whole family
  • Adult fitness opportunities, including country swing dance, circuit training, and aikido
  • A community Harvest Festival presented with the Eagle Historical Museum and Eagle Saturday Market
  • Halloween Trick-or-Treating at the Edgewood Senior Living Center
  • And more!
For more information or registration, visit us online at
Do you want to volunteer for Eagle Parks & Recreation?  We are always looking for a handful of volunteers to help with the special events and programs that make our city great. Send us an email or give us a call for more information about opportunities.
Open Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Ways to Serve in Your Community
Open Boards, Committees, and Commissions
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Transportation Committee
  • Eagle Arts Commission
  • Industrial Development Corporation Board
  • Historic Preservation Commission
For complete details, click here:
Missed something?
This monthly eLetter is archived on the City's website. Catch up on city news, staff publications, and Press Releases HERE.
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.
OCTOBER featured Artists
The Gallery at St. Luke's - Bonnie Preacher
Bonnie Peacher’s work is influenced by John Singer Sargent, Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Alice Neel. It is realistic, expressive, full of intense color, and texture. Travel, nature, and music inspire her, resulting in a variety of subject matter. Recent paintings include a circus themed series of a local vaudeville/cabaret group. Ms. Peacher enjoys doing commissioned paintings especially portraits.
Ms. Peacher, a magnum cum laude graduate of Boise State University, received a BFA in art with an emphasis in painting and art history. Her work has been shown in more than 100 exhibitions throughout the United States, winning multiple awards. The College of Idaho includes her work in the “Idaho Women’s Collection”. Her paintings are also in many private collections.
Steve’s Cafe in Meridian commissioned a 10’ x 20’ historical mural and the Traffic Box located on the NW corner of Franklin and Cole in Boise was created by her last year for the Boise City Arts & History Public Art Program.
Ms. Peacher is the current president of Boise Open Studios Collective Organization, a founding member of the Treasure Valley Artists Association, a Boise Art Museum docent and the curator of the Garden City Library “Art & Brushes” program. She also enjoys acting in many Treasure Valley community theaters.
A visit to her website allows you to view many more paintings.
Contact info :
The Gallery at Eagle City Hall - Ulysses Albert
Creating art has, since my childhood, been a major source of where I express myself, as well as how I perceive the world around me. Much of my work has a Christian and surreal tie to them, as I enjoy creating art that sparks emotion and gives others a window into my journey as a Christian artist. I work with 2-dimensional surfaces but like to create the illusion of a realistic world. I prefer to create art that describes a concept rather than literal imagery. I grew up drawing ideas and emotions out of my head and learned techniques of drawing and painting objects, people, and wildlife later. I believe my art is at its best when I am not bogged down with making sure everything looks realistic immediately, but more so that I shared the message I set out to share. I know my technique, medium and skill will constantly be evolving, but my first priority is relaying my stories to others, and expressing what I am feeling in the moment.
Like how I approach a piece of art, I love to experiment with canvas sizes, shapes, textures, papers, oils, watercolors and pencils because I want to use the tool I feel brings out the best in the message I am conveying. I grew up drawing, but without a doubt my main medium at the moment, aside from pencils, is oil paint. I often get the vibrant color that I am looking for, the contrast that I need, and the final product that originated in my head. There is also something very therapeutic and fulfilling about the process as well, and with the medium I am continuously learning how to stretch myself, take myself out of my comfort zone and more and more resolve my own personal style.

FREE Family Fun

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

The Moon Tree of Boise
Nearly 45 years ago, the Apollo 14 moon mission launched into space, carrying with it 400 seeds. The tree seeds orbited the moon 34 times and upon their return to Earth were tucked into soil and germinated. The resulting saplings were spread across the United States and most every state had a Moon Tree of their very own. 
Two of the trees found their homes here in Idaho. A sycamore was planted at the University of Idaho, but has since died. The second, a loblolly pine, was planted on the grounds of Lowell Elementary School in Boise’s north end.  That historic tree is now struggling for survival, but the school and community has rallied to make sure the Moon Tree is once again healthy. 
Earlier this year, I came across a website that talked about the nation’s Moon Trees and I decided to do some research to see if any landed in Idaho. I was excited to learn that we had one here in Boise, but quickly disheartened to find out the tree was dying. Not knowing who to turn to, I contacted Lowell Elementary to apprise them of the famous pine on their school grounds. They were fascinated and quickly brought in an arborist from Idaho Tree Preservation, who is now generously offering their time for free. 
If you would like to learn more about the Moon Trees and discover where the others have been planted, please visit the following website:
Watch City Meetings Live/Archives

The Eagle Historical Society and the Eagle Historical Museum presents the “Community Cabinet.”
In September, Daryl Davis' old camera collection was on display.
History:  The cameras are a sampling of a collection that has been ongoing for over 25 years. They date back to the late 1800s into the early 1900s.
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! 
Public Hearings
To review these documents, please visit the City's website.

October 13 – City Council
  • CU-06-15 – Cabinet Shop – Cameron and Camilla Luff
October 19 – Planning and Zoning
  • CPA-04-15/RZ-07-15/PP-04-15 – Stillwater Subdivision – Next Level Development, LLC
  • A-04-15/RZ-09-15/PP/FP-01-15 – Garrigan Estates Subdivision No. 2 – George and Leigh Brecht
October 27 – City Council
  • RZ-10-15/PP-07-15 – Eagle Lakes Subdivision – Pacific Partners Residential
  • RZ-12-06 MOD/CU-10-15/PPUD-4-15/PP-10-15 – Eaglefield Commons Subdivision – The Preserve, LLC
  • CU-07-15 – Single-Family Dwelling within the Central Business District – Paradigm Construction, 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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