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On our website we will post weather and water updates under Latest News (www.cityofeagle.org)

Here is the latest update:

After an emergency City Council meeting, Council approved authorization for the Mayor to sign a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency for the City of Eagle. This Declaration is in response to the unprecedented accumulation of precipitation and the identification of a progression toward failure of a section of the Boise River bank. 

Residents located in or near the floodplain in Eagle have been notified of this potential risk. If a failure happens, the CodeRed system will give out warning to those who have signed up for the system. The time frame is estimated to be at least 12 hours’ notice. Eagle Police and emergency respondents will close roads should they be needed. The road will not close right away if a breach occurs, and CodeRed will notify residents of all details associated.

CodeRed is a county wide alert system that delivers information to your landline or cell phone. You must sign up for this application for you to receive alerts. Please sign up here: https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/enUS/BF01DC4DD213

Ada County has created a flood information webpage that is being regularly updated: https://adacounty.id.gov/flood 

Declaration of Disaster Document

More information will be released as it becomes available. Stay safe and obey all posted signs. Avoid the river and greenbelt.

Stan Ridgeway, Mayor
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April 8 - Trail Eggxtravaganza
April 12 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection
April 12 - Eagle is HOME Open House 
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April 29 - Saturday Market Opening Day
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The activity guide for Spring 2017 is out! Click below to browse classes, camps and activities in Eagle! 
http://www.cityofeagle.org/recreation 
Thank you MYAC for your dedication to the City of Eagle and lending a helping hand at State of the City 2017! 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection 

Wednesday, April 12, 2016 - 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 www.curbitboise.org

Eagle Community Fund Applications Now Available to Charities
 

Applications are available to participate in the distribution of charitable funds from the Eagle Community Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation.  Distributions from the fund must benefit charitable organizations, projects and/or activities in Eagle.  Beneficiaries must hold tax- exempt status under IRS Code 501(c)3 or be a publicly supported school or government agency.

Developed in 1994 by the City of Eagle, contributions to the Fund at the ICF have created a permanent endowment that has grown to a size that now allows distribution from interest earned to support charitable needs in the community on an annual basis. 

Applications to share in the 2017 distribution from the Eagle Community Fund are available at www.cityofeagle.org or at Eagle City Hall to any non-profit organization providing services within the City of Eagle.  The submittal deadline for grant applications is April 14, 2017.  Recipients of grants from the Fund will be announced in early May. 

Eagle Historical Museum
67 E. State St.
Eagle, Idaho
(208) 939-2669

http://www.cityofeagle.org/museum 

Eagle Public Library
100 N. Stierman Way
Eagle, Idaho 83616
 (208) 939-6814
http://www.cityofeagle.org/
 
 
Over the past few years, your Eagle Public Library introduced a number of services that bring the library to you.  Ebooks, emagazines, homebound service, and emusic -- all bring library resources to your home. 
The Library’s digital collections continue to grow, and with mobile devices, you’re able to take the library with you.  The Library’s ebook collection is always expanding. To borrow an ebook, start at eaglepubliclibrary.org then click on the E-Books button, then choose from one of the services (Overdrive or Hoopla).  You’ll find thousands of ebooks to borrow.  Ebooks are never overdue and there are never fines.
 
The Library’s subscription to Zinio offers digital downloads of your favorite magazines.  To use the collection of over 160 magazine titles, start at eaglepubliclibrary.org then click on the E-Magazines button.  Once checked-out, the magazine never has to be returned – it’s yours forever. 
 
Do you download music but haven't tried Freegal?  If so, you're missing a great resource.  You have access to over 9,000,000 downloadable songs, and once you download a song, it's yours to keep forever. One of the great things about Freegal is that the database gives library patrons access to the major releases in its catalog on the same day the albums are released commercially  To access the collection, start at eaglepubliclibrary.org and look for the Music link.  Once you enter the site, all you'll need is your library account number (it's on the back of your card).
 
 There’s a lot going on at the Library this April:
Nutty Knitters of Eagle Public Library : Friday, April 14 and 28, 10:00 am (Age: all) – Local knitters and crocheters provide infant, youth, and adult knit products for those in need.  Join them to knit for charity, or to make friends with people with common interests.
 
Eagle Fish Hatchery : Endangered Species : Saturday, April 8, at 2:00 pm (Age: all) – As part of Read Me Treasure Valley 2017 series of classes, the Eagle Fish Hatchery presents an afternoon about the area’s endangered fish and the Snake River Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Program.
 
Easter Egg search Competition : Tuesday, April 11, at 6:00 pm (Age: middle and high school) – A bazillion eggs.  One egg with a token.  Find the token and win the ultimate prize.
 
After-School Fun : Lessons from the Lorax: Tuesday, April 18, at 4:15 pm (Age: elementary school)  – Discover the importance of trees to people and wildlife through Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.  Explore how human choices impact wildlife and how to be a good land steward by making responsible choices to help wildlife.  And, create an edible Lorax.
 
These are just a few of the things that are occurring this April at your Eagle Public Library.  For a complete list of classes, pick up a calendar at the Library or see the listing on the Library’s website.
EAGLE ART GALLERIES
The Eagle Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 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.
 
APRIL featured Artists

The Gallery at St Luke's Eagle - Ulysses Albert III 

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a desire to express myself through visual art. Being rather introverted, art was and still is my way of journaling my thoughts, fears, hopes and dreams. I’ve always had a love for creating surreal, symbolic types of work with a strong sense of realism. When I became a Christian my methods for how I portrayed my work hadn’t changed, just the subject matter and story I wanted to tell.

I grew up in California and graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2007, my college years and prior were a time in my life where much of my art expressed feelings of pain, anger, depression and hopelessness. I became a Christian in 2011, and since then I use the tools and skills I have developed in College to create art filled with hope, life, beauty and peace. In 2013, I made Idaho my home, and the paintings you see I have created since my move. I feel I have been given a gift and at the end of the day I want to honor God and bless others with it.

Currently residing in Boise, Idaho, when I’m not creating personal works I paint and draw portraits and illustrations for various clients. It has truly been a blessing living here as I have had the opportunity to display my work at the Eagle Saturday Market the past 4 years, the Eagle City Hall in 2015, and St. Luke’s Hospital in both Boise and Meridian in 2016. I look forward to what the Lord has in store for me in the future as I continue to grow my relationship with him and grow in my art as well.

The Gallery at City Hall - Debra Bonsack

An educated painter with teaching credentials in visual art, Bonsack is an extremely prolific showing artist. Her work can be found in countless collections around the world. After a twenty-five-year career in arts education, Bonsack now paints and teaches full time from one of her two studios. Her California studio doubles as an art retreat destination, personal gallery and vacation home while she teaches semi private lessons from her Boise Idaho studio. Debra’s signature work can be recognized by its highly textural unique quality. Her techniques which she invented herself are identifiable by the impasto textural look of pallet knife oils combined with the fluid free flow look of watercolor. Bonsack works in large series pieces with recognizable personable subjects that reflect the artist’s personality.

Eagle Arts Commission is accepting grant applications for music projects

The mission of the Eagle Arts Commission is: “To enhance Eagle’s history and aesthetically enhance its sense of place by responsibly promoting the arts for the benefit of the greater Eagle Community.” 

The Commission is now accepting applications from organizations, or individuals, seeking funding for projects that will enhance the musical environment in the Eagle Community Total funding available is $10,000 however, several funding options including full funding, partial or denial may be awarded.

Applications can be obtained by visiting: www.cityofeagle.org.  First review of applications will be conducted on April 14, 2017.  Applications must be submitted to Eagle City Hall 660 E. Civic Ln. Eagle, ID 83616, via hand delivery or USPS.  Electronic submittals will not be accepted. 

Residential Tree Planting Program

The City is pleased to announce the return of the Tree Voucher Program. In 2008, this reimbursement program fell victim to changes in our economy. During budget discussions this year, the City Council decided that a new and more stream-lined program, the Residential Tree Planting Program, be established and available funding was committed at that time. 
This new program, for residential property owners only, is easy for the property owner to participate in - and for the City to administer.
This is how the new program works:

  • Applicants must reside within the City of Eagle corporate limits.
  • Available to residential property owners only (A separate program is available for publicly owned property).
  • Limit 1 (one) tree per household.
  • Applicant must submit proof of purchase (receipt) and a picture of the planted tree.
  • Reimbursement request forms must be submitted within 15 days of tree purchase and tree planting with the required attachments.
  • Request for reimbursement must be received by the City no later than 5:00 pm (MST), September 15, 2017.
  • Tree must be selected from the City of Eagle Qualified Tree List (listed on the back of the reimbursement form).
  • Maximum $100 reimbursement.

Speaking for the City Council and myself we are extremely excited about this program for Eagle residents. Help us beautify the City of Eagle by planting a tree on your property!

Eagle receives Tree City USA designate for 24th consecutive year!
The City of Eagle was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.  Eagle achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capital and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.  Join us at noon on  April 22nd at Merrill Park (637 E. Shore Dr. Eagle, ID)  while we plant a tree and celebrating Arbor Day and recognize Eagle’s Tree City designation.
The Eagle Historical Museum presents the “Community Cabinet”


This collection of trains was on display for the month of March courtesy of Phil and Marcia Myers. 
If you would like to participate in this fun and educational project, please contact:
Helen Fisher, Eagle Museum, 
Mamafish1@msn.com
Alana Dunn, Museum Curator, EagleMuseum@cityofeagle.org 208-939-2669
Visit: 
http://bit.ly/1Fv585z
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? Performs 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 websitehttp://bit.ly/eaglenominations and return it to: City Hall, C/O Tammy Gordon, 660 E Civic Ln, Eagle, ID 83616 OR tgordon@cityofeagle.org.  
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: https://www.facebook.com/cityofeagleidaho 
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 eaglecity@cityofeagle.org. 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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