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Eagle is Home
The City, in response from our citizens, is in the second phase of reviewing our Comprehensive Plan. We estimate it will take an additional 18 months to complete the process. To support this process I have renamed my introduction to the e-letter to reflect our naming or branding of this important project. Eagle is Home - (Healthy, Optimistic, Multi-faceted & Economically Viable). Our staff is soliciting volunteers who are willing to put in volunteer time over the 18 month period to ensure we reach-out to our entire community in this important effort. 
We just appointed new Arts Commission members are excited for the new members to roll up their sleeves and get started. We have a few board and commission openings, please consider applying. 
Stan Ridgeway, Mayor
Who’s been recently appointed and confirmed to serve on Eagle’s boards and commissions?
By Jeff Kunz, City Council President
EAGLE – Our city government could not function properly without the very talented and very capable appointees that generously serve on all of our city’s boards and commissions, including:
  • Steve Guerber, who was recently appointed and confirmed to the Planning & Zoning Commission. He will serve a three-year term.
  • Michael Huffaker, who was recently appointed and confirmed to the Parks & Pathways Development Commission. His term will expire in 2019.
  • Bill Arnold, Susan Hooley, Stephen Douglas, Steve Humke and Jane Kramer, who were recently appointed and confirmed to the Arts Commission. Mr. Arnold’s and Ms. Hooley’s terms will expire in 2019. Mr. Douglas’, Mr. Humke’s and Ms. Kramer’s terms will expire in 2018.
  • Louis Germano was recently appointed and confirmed to the Design Review Board. His term will expire in March 2019.
  • Zachary Pence and Paula Davina were recently appointed and confirmed to the Historic Preservation Commission. Their terms will expire in February 2019.
  • Mayor Stan Ridgeway was recently appointed and confirmed as the primary representative to the Valley Regional Transit Board. Planning & Zoning Administrator Bill Vaughan and Planner III Nichoel Baird Spencer were recently appointed and confirmed as alternate representatives to the Valley Regional Transit Board.
Additional appointments will be forthcoming to fill vacancies on the Planning & Zoning Commission and Industrial Development Commission.
The 2016 State of the City presentation is available on our City website:
March Calendar
March 2 - Saturday Market Vendors Meeting
March 19 - Eggstravaganza

For more information:
Watch City Meetings/Archives
The Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring Activity Guide is now available with activities for Families, Adults and Children.
Job Openings and RFPs:
  • Planner II
  • Library Shelver
  • Advertisement for Bid
For more information: 
Open Boards, Committees, and Commissions
Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee

Industrial Development Corporation Board

Planning and Zoning Commission

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Now accepting applications for Municipal Park Vendors 2016

The five Ws of the 2016 State of the City of Eagle address: Who does what, when, where and why? 
By Jeff Kunz, City Council President
EAGLE – On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Mayor Stan Ridgeway delivered the State of the City address at the Eagle Church of the Nazarene. The event was well attended by the public as well as various city and county officials.
A slightly different theme and format was used for this year’s address. Mayor Ridgeway thanked everyone who serves on the city’s boards and commissions, welcomed new businesses and cited fund-raising efforts. He announced the quarterly town hall meeting dates: February 29, May 31, August 29 and October 31, 2016. 
After the mayor’s introductory remarks, city department heads introduced their staffs, described their roles and responsibilities, summarized recent and future projects and cited interesting facts and figures. Presenters included City Clerk/Treasurer Sharon Bergmann, IT Systems Administrator Annie Lloyd, Museum Coordinator Alana Dunn, Water Superintendant Ken Acuff, Building Official Steve Nash, Planning & Zoning Administrator Bill Vaughan, Police Chief Patrick Calley, Fire Chief Mike Winkle, Library Director Steve Bumgarner and Parks & Recreation Director Mike Aho.
The mayor offered some closing remarks, including a description of recent initiatives.
Each city department’s mission, roles and responsibilities, list of personnel and contact information can also be found on the city’s website under ‘City Departments.” The “Events Calendar” includes meeting dates, times, locations and agendas.
Eagle Historical Museum
67 E. State St.
Eagle, Idaho
(208) 939-2669 
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.
Chester Goodell
Chester “Chet” Goodell, February’s volunteer of the month was nominated by members of the Eagle Senior Center.  Chet was President of the Eagle Senior Center when the City of Eagle relocated to the newly constructed City Hall.  Chet was the driving force behind the remodel of the building to make it more usable as a Center for Eagle’s Senior Citizens and a community center.  Mr. Goodell, prior to retirement, earned his living as a general contractor he was able to use his vocational skills to coordinate the remodel work and his many community contacts to acquire equipment and building materials for the project.  He, John Galt, Keith Gannon, along with other members and volunteers  were responsible for completing almost all of the work.  In addition, to serving as President of the Eagle Senior Center he also served as President of the Senior Center in Star.  Chet and his wife Hallie love to play Pinochle and continue to participate in games at the center.  Eagle offers a warm thank you for all you have done for the City of Eagle and Eagle’s Senior Citizens.

Eagle Parks & Recreation
March 2016 Programs
*For all programs: Preregistration is required at
Trail Eggxtravaganza / All Ages
This alternative to the traditional egg hunt will have your kids searching for eggs along the paths and trails of Eagle.  Kids will have fun hunting for eggs and receiving prizes!  This event is offered in cooperation with the Eagle 616 Lions Club.
North Channel Center…………Free
600 S. Rivershore Lane
3/19      Sa        10 am-12 pm
Tiny Tots & Preschool Combination Dance / 2-5 yrs
Does your little one love to groove?  Children will play games, explore body movement, and enjoy a variety of new dance moves in this fun class!  We will explore a combination of ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling throughout each session.  Boys and girls are sure to leave class with enhanced body awareness and smiles!  Discounted tap and ballet shoes are available through the instructor.  Child must be potty trained or parent must attend program.
Eagle Performing Arts Center………$60 | 6 wks
1125 E. State Street
3/29-5/3            Tu        10-10:45 am     Ages 2-3
3/29-5/3            Tu        11-11:45 am     Ages 4-5
Spring Break Mini-Camp / 5-10 yrs
Looking for something fun for your children to do during school break? Eagle Parks & Recreation Mini Camp will keep your elementary-age kids busy and active!  Mini-camp activities include field trips, games, trips to local parks, arts and crafts, and much more!
Eagle Middle School………….$115/week or $26/day
1000 W. Floating Feather Rd.
3/21-3/25          M-F      1 pm-5 pm
Skyhawks Spring Break Camp / 4-10 yrs
Do you want to try three fun sports during spring break?  Do you want to play silly games and run around with your friends?  Sign up for Skyhawks Spring Break multisport camp!  We will play tons of entertaining camp games and work on our sports skills through different throwing, catching, teamwork, and other skill-based games.  This camp will focus on soccer, basketball, and lacrosse skills, while incorporating elements of fun!
Eagle Middle School...........$90
1000 W. Floating Feather Rd.
3/21-3/24          M-Th   9 am-12 pm
Adult Coloring Club / 21+
Did you know that coloring reduces stress and anxiety?  Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring and new friends!  We will provide the coloring books, crayons, markers, and pencils. The price includes one beverage.
Perks of Life……….$8
1540 E. Iron Eagle Dr.
3/15                  Tu        5-6:30 pm
Beginner Tap / Ages 18+
Do you want to make music with your feet?  Join this beginning adult tap class to learn basic tap steps and routines.  Tap is a form of dance that encourages rhythm, balance, and agility, while being fun and great exercise!  Discounted tap shoes are available through the instructor.  This class is perfect for all ages and abilities!
Eagle Senior Center……..$65 + tap shoes | 6 wks
312 E. State Street
3/29-5/3            Tu        7-8 pm
YoKa / Ages 13+
Do you want to have fun while getting fit and strong?  Then YoKa is for you!  YoKa is a blend of martial art movements and yoga poses set to upbeat, inspiring music and ending with a peaceful warm stone therapy that will keep you coming back for more.  You will leave feeling empowered, inspired, calm and strong mentally and physically.  No martial arts or yoga experience is necessary.
Idaho Martial Arts…………………$40 | 4 weeks
1580 E. State Street
3/3-3/24            Th        6:30-7:15 pm
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  
Bark of the Town
By: Christina Coats, City of Eagle Park and Recreation
Canines and their owners are elated as the City of Eagle conducted the first Dog Park Open House on January 25th. During the open house, participants were given the opportunity to “purchase” dog park amenities, vote on potential locations, discuss what they like and dislike about dog parks, and contribute comments via comment cards. Post Dog Park Open House, I sat down with the Director of Parks and Recreation, Mike Aho, for a Q&A regarding the potential first dog park in Eagle.
Q: What is the process for establishing a dog park? How long can it take?
A: This is the first dog park we have done so we are following other communities’ processes that they have used. We heard from a variety of people in Eagle who said they would like a Dog Park which drove us to have an open house on January 25 to get more formal input from the public. We will next be asking City Council to form a working group made up of community members who have an interest in the Dog Park that can help put together a more formal recommendation to the community and to City Council. I anticipate this process to take at least 2 months. Once a more formalized presentation is done and the community and City Council have had an opportunity to comment we will hire a design firm that can put together a formal plan for the park.  
Q: What did you take away from the Dog Park Open House?
A: I found that the community really wants a Dog Park and want their voices heard in regards to the location and design.
Q: How will a dog park benefit our community?
A: A Dog Park is like a playground or sports field, it is an element of recreation that the public needs and wants. Dog owners love the social aspects of a park for the dogs and for themselves. It really creates a bond for the users. This bond will help us run the park, put on events and raise funds for operations and improvements.
Q: What are some challenges with establishing a dog park?
A: Location for us is a challenge. It would be ideal if we had 5 acres for a park but we currently do not have that much land available. We will be looking for land but in the short term we may be able to have a Dog Park on some land that we currently own and look forward to a larger park in a different area of town like the west side.   
Q: How can citizens help with the process? 
A: Stay involved by getting on our email list. They can email us at to get placed on the list. We can then inform interested people about the process we will be using and rough timeframes as this process goes forward and of course we are looking for land.  
Q: Anything else you would like to add about the potential dog park you would like people to know?
A: Eagle will have a Dog Park and it will be a process driven by the public.
If you have questions or comments regarding the future dog park, or if you would like to get involved, contact City of Eagle Parks and Recreation at (208)489-8763 or email For up to date information, visit our website and Eagle Parks & Recreation Facebook.  
Eagle Public Library
100 N. Stierman Way
Eagle, Idaho 83616
 (208) 939-6814
March at the Library 
By Library Director Steve Bumgarner
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Eagle Public Library, the Library has a collection of Alzheimer’s and dementia therapy resources that include puzzles, games, and manipulatives available to be checked out.  Look for this new collection near the large print books.  And please remember to support the Friends of the Eagle Public Library through their book sales; the Friends provide valuable support to the Library for children’s summer reading programs, audiobooks, and special collections.
If you’re an ebook reader and haven’t used the ebook collection in a while, you may be happy to know that the collection has grown considerably.  The collection of both e-books and e-audiobooks are available to be read on e-readers, tablets, and  computers.  The titles available cover a wide range of genres and topics – browse the collection, you’re sure to find a title of interest.  The best part is that titles may be borrowed without ever having to leave your home and never accrue late fees.  To access the Library’s e-book collection, visit the library’s web page ( and click on the “E-Books” button; to access the e-audiobooks, visit the library’s web page and click on the “E-Audiobooks” button.
The Library’s seed collection is available once again.  Eagle Public Library guests may check-out seeds to plant in their gardens.  The gardeners are asked to let the best plant go to seed at the end of the growing season, and then harvest the seeds and return them to the Library where they will be processed for distribution to guests next year.
There’s a lot going on at the Library in March.  Highlights include:
  • Wednesday, March 9, 4:15 pm, Crazy 8’s Math Club – Get fired up about math at this over-the-top after-school club about math.  It’s so much fun that you won’t even know it’s math.  Age: elementary school.
  • Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 pm, Teen Jewelry Soldering – Jewelry making at its best!  Make jewelry of your own design and be the envy of your friends.  Age: Teen.
  • Saturday, March 19, 2:00 pm, Gardening at the Library : Staring Vegetables in Containers  -- Join Sandy Turpen as she explains how to get your seed bed ready for planting, what to plant early, and how to start seedlings indoors.  Age: all..
  • Monday, March 22, 2:00 pm, Teen Easter Egg Dying – Who doesn’t love dying eggs?  Try your hand at ambitious egg dying.  Age: Teen.
  • Tuesday, March 29, 4:15 pm, After School Fun : Air Science – Air Science! Science powered by your breath including balloon cars, hovercrafts, and floating balls.  Age: elementary school.
These are just a few of the many programs during March at your Eagle Public Library.  For a complete listing, see the Library’s calendar or visit
The Eagle Historical Society and the Eagle Historical Museum presents the “Community Cabinet.”
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! 
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.
MARCH featured Artists
The Gallery at Eagle City Hall - Kylene Collette
I was born and raised in South Africa.  My adventurous spirit saw me travel the world on cruise ships where I met my American husband. We decided that Idaho was the perfect place to raise a family, so have made this our home base.
For as long as I can remember I have always known that I was an artist. It is one of the earliest memories I have. Creation has always just been instinctive to me. I am inspired particularly by color, rather than subject matter. I remember road trips as a child, gazing out the window, and instead of taking in the beautiful South African landscape, I would see the images passing me as a painting caught in time. Which colors would I use to recreate the scene? I would mix the colors in my head, working out the correct proportions in my fantasy world.
I love creating beauty in all forms- be it drawing, painting, computer renderings, graphic design or interior design. I have always felt that perhaps it was a bit of a copout to love art simply for the sake of beauty. There are so many great artists out there who are creating art to make a statement- politically and socially. One would think that coming from a country with so many serious issues, that I would feel the need to highlight these issues that face society. In fact I feel the opposite. Very strongly. The world is such a tough, pessimistic place. To me, art is a Utopia to escape the negativity. A place where problems disappear and the world is momentarily lost in the breathless appreciation of intense beauty.
I was awarded a scholarship to study art straight out of school. Upon completion of the three year course, I took a few years to travel years to travel and then decided to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. I started my own practice and have since been involved in a range of projects, from the art direction of a season of a children’s TV show, to the design of over 60 retail stores. In this time I was also placed in the top 20 of a national Fine Art competition in South Africa for an oil painting that I did in 2014.
If I were to describe myself in three words it would be- optimistic, ambitious and dedicated.
The Gallery at St. Luke's - Stanley Secretan
After living over forty years in the California high desert, my wife Linda and I have found this marvelous part of the world. We love this land of trees and water and moving through the four seasons in the small town of Eagle here on the outskirts of Boise. 
I spent many years as an engineer - designing underwater devices to look for submarines. As a consultant, I designed and patented other interesting projects - an elevating wheelchair, a Three-D printer, security doors for a major cruise line, a advanced Pilates redesign, Wundaformer®, in wide use in Southern California, hydroponic growing towers (which you might have seen from time to time in the Eagle market).
Meanwhile art has been a mainstay. I come from a family of artists. I have written several books, fiction and nonfiction, ranging in subject from how to write a patent to a fictionalized novel about the Costa Concordia maritime disaster, to my latest book, Ponzi Con centering on the financial crash of 2008 and releasing soon through Amazon.
In high school I sold my first photograph using a homemade enlarger. In California I was best of show in a juried competition for a photograph printed on my own large format printer, framed in an aluminum frame of my own design. I exhibited in Ventura and had a one man show of large photograph works in Palmdale.
I discovered JoAnn’s Iris Garden in full bloom in Eagle. Stepping into a forest of iris – was a sensual experience leading to a new photographic collection (see
On a North Sea research platform I started to paint in oil. I spent years exploring and painting the high Sierra. Moving to Eagle and discovering the Cascades and the Sawtooth Range, camping with my kids and grandkids reanimated my desire to paint, this time with acrylic…the ease of applying to canvas, having it dry quickly, being able to repair and clean up easily - but mostly for the brilliance of color, the feeling of being right at you.  What I hope to do is leave the viewer with the feeling of just having left the actual scene. Look closely; look away and look again.  Were you there?
This exhibit presents a sample of these times.
Public Hearings: 
To review these documents, please visit the City's website.

March 7 – Planning and Zoning
  • CU-01-16 – Permit Existing Single-Family Dwelling Unit within the MU (Mixed Use) Zoning District – Tim and Debi Shaklee
March 21 – Planning and Zoning
  • PP/FP-01-16 – Yes Subdivision No. 2 – White-Leasure
*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)