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Reflecting with Mayor Reynolds

As a parting word, may I say what an honor it has been to serve the great people of Eagle. Over the years, I have worked with many types of people and situations. The City Staff is as effective and competent as any with whom I have had the pleasure of working. Top notch people; all of them. We have so many things for which to be grateful as citizens of Eagle. But near the top has to be our police and fire departments. Both have great leadership and outstanding teams always willing to go the extra mile or surprise some citizen by some unexpected courtesy. 
As I wait to see what Providence has next, I will continue to do what I can to promote Eagle and our quality of life. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Mayor.
Jim Reynolds
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Eagle Public Library
100 N. Stierman Way
Eagle, Idaho 83616
 (208) 939-6814
http://www.cityofeagle.org/
Courtesy Reminder for Dog License Renewal
The City requires a license for every dog within city limits. Proof of rabies vaccination is also required. Dog licenses expire December 31st every year. 
First Time Licensees must come into City Hall.
License Renewals are available online! Click here to renew your dog's license and pay online.
Eagle Historical Museum
67 E. State St.
Eagle, Idaho
(208) 939-2669

http://www.cityofeagle.org/museum 
January Calendar
Dec 28 - Jan 8 - Free Christmas Tree Recycle Program
Jan 12 - Swearing in of Mayor and new Council members
Jan 13 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Jan 18 - City Hall Closed
Jan 25 - Dog Park Open House

For more information: 
http://bit.ly/cityeventscalendar
Watch City Meetings/Archives
The City of Eagle has assumed management responsibility of the Eagle Saturday Market. 
Please take the survey! 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YDVLL3Y
The Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring Activity Guide is now available with activities for Families, Adults and Children.
Job Openings and RFPs:
  • Planner II
  • Water Operator
For more information:  http://bit.ly/eaglecityjobs 
Open Boards, Committees, and Commissions
Parks and Pathways Development Commission

Design Review Board

Eagle Arts Commission

Industrial Development Corporation Board

Historic Preservation Commission

For complete details, click here: 
http://bit.ly/eaglecommissions
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This monthly eLetter is archived on the City's website. Catch up on city news, staff publications, and Press Releases HERE.
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.
Pam Kelch
Pam has been a volunteer for the Eagle Historical Museum for 6 years and has been an integral part of the volunteer staff. Pam has put in countless hours over the years, helping with archives, displays, and museum sponsored events.  Pam and her husband, Steve, moved to Eagle from California after they both retired from their careers as police officers.  Pam is also an active member of the Assistant League of Boise and enjoys volunteering her time to help others in need.  The City of Eagle in indebted to Pam for her dedication and service.   As a volunteer she does this from her heart, expecting nothing in return.  Her tireless spirit and giving attitude are what helps our City grow.  
1st Annual Shining Star Award
This award honor an individual or group 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.
Don Stockton
The inaugural presentation of this award is given to Don Stockton.  Don has been involved in the enhancement and expansion of the Eagle Park and Pathway system for over twenty years.  Prior to his retirement, Don worked for the Idaho Department of Lands and was able to translate his professional expertise into an invaluable asset to the people of Eagle. From his participation in the initial design of Reid W. Merrill, Sr. Park to pathway easement identification - Don has volunteered hundreds of hours to the community he calls home. Thank you for your helping make Eagle a great place to live– you are truly a Shining Star to us!
Alana's Angle
Learn some history with the Eagle History Museum's Coordinator Alana Dunn

Packing It Up
Eagle’s meatpacking plant opened in 1913 and was expanded several times over the years.  Called the Boise Valley Packing Company, the facility was located on the North Channel of the Boise River, just west of Eagle Road.  It processed both hogs and cattle and was sold under the marketing name “Eagle Brand”.  In just 3 years after the completion of several major additions, the plant had tripled its production in sausages and lunch meats.  The greatest challenge met by plant employees was the turning out enough finished meat products to supply the remarkable demand.  In February 1928, a devastating fire in the plant did more than $25,000 in damage.  Fire was not the only hazard faced by the packing plant.  The riverside location also made it vulnerable to spring floods, and over the years, high water often disrupted operations.  Boise Valley Packing hit its peak of production in the 1940’s, and became Eagle’s largest employer and one of the most recognizable landmarks for citizens.  The plant ran for more than 70 years, but unfortunately, the downturn of the mom-and-pop grocery stores in the area led to its closure in 1989.
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 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.  
News From Noyes
by Trails Coordinator Steve Noyes

The One Day New Year’s Resolution
I once heard someone describing a great idea for a business: the first two weeks of the year you operate as a fitness club, the other fifty weeks you become a fast food restaurant.  Maybe a bar and grille.  It made me chuckle because, like most things that tickle me, it had an element of truth to it.  The commitment to cure what ails us is more than most of us can handle long term.  More than I could handle.  Until trails became part of my soul and soles.
Trails were the first roads on this planet.  Roads that became highways.  Highways that became freeways.  Trails evolve because they connect us to the things we really need.  For early humans that need was food and water, now we go in search of things like serenity and lower blood pressure.
Eagle is blessed with healthy trail options.  You can walk or run or ride a bike – almost any sort of bike – all the way to Lucky Peak dam without ever crossing a street.  Remarkable.  The Ada/Eagle Bike Park has trails that almost everyone can ride and plenty that almost everyone cannot unless they try.  Like I tried.  There is room to grow in our fair city even if your goal is to get smaller.
So in 2016 I want you to resolve to do just one new thing on just one day in this New Year: visit a part of the greenbelt you’ve never experienced.  Or grab a bike and kick up some dust at the bike park.  You need not invest in new gear to try something once.  You need not commit to investing more than one day.  You just need to do this and see what can happen.
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
Mamafish1@msn.com
Alana Dunn, Museum Coordinator
EagleMuseum@cityofeagle.org
208-939-2669
Visit: http://bit.ly/1Fv585z  for details! 
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.
 
JANUARY featured Artists
The Gallery at Eagle City Hall - Gayle Siegfried
I am an Idaho native, having been born and raised in Caldwell, Idaho.  My summers were spent at our family’s property at Silver Creek Plunge in Valley County.  I have a close affection for the mountains of Idaho, and my dream was to live in the mountains.  In 1996 I was able to buy my first home – a log cabin in Cascade.  It was a perfect place to ride my beloved horses and paint the beautiful scenery all around me.
I began painting when my first son was a baby – over  40 years ago.  I began taking a tole painting class (folk art painting on wood and metal) and painted every day when the baby took his naps.  By the end of the first year, they were asking me to teach.  I returned to college to get an Art Education degree and at the same time got a degree in Special Education.  For 20 years I taught Special Education, but never got an art teaching position!   The skills I learned in teaching multiple levels of students at the same time have enabled me to be a good art teacher, and I can teach art to a mixed level group.  I love teaching art, and I tell my students that they can draw and paint, once they learn the skills.  I teach techniques, not imagination.  They already have imagination, but learning the skills will help them get what is in their heads down where they can see it.
I have continued to teach lessons to small groups of adults and young students since those tole painting days.  I taught  a  5th grade class at Donnelly Elementary as part of the McCall Arts & Humanities Council’s Artist in Residence program.  I also taught adults as part of the Cabin Fever series.  During the summer I do on-location workshops and take advantage of our amazing mountain scenery. 
Recently I have begun writing and illustrating children’s books.  I have published three and am working on a fourth.
I have traveled to several countries as well as different places in our own country.  I always take my art supplies with me and have found that watercolor works well when working on location.  I still believe that right here – in Idaho – gives me the most inspiration for my art.  I guess I will always be an “Idaho spud”.
I would welcome your comments and look forward to visiting with you.  Call me at 208 869-4846 or email gaylesiegfried@yahoo.com.  My website is www.gaylesiegfried.com. Thank you for your interest.
The Gallery at St. Luke's - STEPHEN DOUGLAS
On a daily basis we are bathed in the splendor of our natural world. Images that we never tire of, that we hunger for, that take our breath away. Perhaps it’s a full moon in a star filled sky, sunrise or sunset, or lying in a field watching big fluffy clouds roll by. It is both a personal and universal experience shared by all who live on this planet. Imagery that sticks in the mind and moves the soul, yet cannot be reproduced; each a special moment in time. It is my hope that as you view my art you will have a similar experience. A moment when you think “I like that, I am not sure why, I just enjoy looking at this”. For me, that is a successful work of art. ENJOY!! 
Born in Chicago, Illinois to artist parents and surrounded by an eclectic mix of artists,sculptors,architects, and musicians.
Stephen developed a love for visual art and architecture from a very early age. He studied both fine art and architecture throughout his high school years and continued his studies after a time in the U.S.Navy. Stephen studied art in Chicago and California and after a 30 year career as home designer/builder in Montana, he relocated in 2014 to Idaho and began to immerse himself back into creative expression through oil painting on canvas. In 2015, he opened Eagle Art Gallery which highlights several Treasure Valley artists. His love for vibrant color and the interaction of shapes have become the source of many hours of creative exploration.
Public Hearings: 
To review these documents, please visit the City's website.
January 4 – Planning and Zoning
  • CU-7-98 MOD2  - Eagle Marketplace Shopping Center – Alturus Capital
January 19 – Planning and Zoning
  • CU-10-15 – Banbury Meadows Sub. No 8 – Tahoe
January 26 – City Council
  • CU-04-15 – Accessory Dwelling Unit in excess of 1,200-square feet - Green
  • CU-7-98 MOD2 – Eagle Marketplace Shopping Center – Alturas Capital
*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: 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)