Updates on the roundabout, Beacon Light Rd, and Spring Valley

Engaging Eagle 

Pass it on
September 2014
Reflecting with Mayor Reynolds

Recently, social media blasted a charity into the spotlight. Cold water and a gift of cash to help research this cause. But, charity doesn't only have to come from monetary donations. Volunteering at the local food bank or giving blood fulfills both the needs of others and the soul. Let's remember all of the things that make Eagle a wonderful place to live and be charitable.

PS here is the link to watch our own Eagle Police take the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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

Mayor Jim Reynolds
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September at the Library

School may be in session but don't forget all of the preschool, homeschool, and after school activities at the Library! Ready, Set, School + Preschool Storytime + Homeschool Adventures + After School Adventures = Fun for EVERYONE! 

Visit the Library's homepage for dates and times! 

   Last Chance to VOTE for a New Sculpture in the Eagle 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 ends in 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.
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All Ahead with Director Aho

Maintaining facilities and parks is not always glamourous but it is an extremely important process that we have been working persistently to catch up on. As trees grow, roots often break up paths and walkways making accessibility more difficult and less pleasant. This important project will also allow for more connectability of the Green Belt and in fact, more work on the Green Belt will be happening too! This photo was taken of the repair work west of Edgewood. Smooth sailing (or biking)!

We are still looking for volunteers for the City’s Sports Field Working Group. A group that could recommend amenities, location, and size of a new sports park in West Eagle. If you are interested in volunteering in your community click here.

The growth of our City will bring more services and better parks to our area. I hope you can get outside and enjoy the beauty of Eagle. 
*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! 
What Just Happened?
Hot Topics and City Meetings

Spring Valley Public Hearing - August 26, City Council unanimously voted to approve the first phase of this subdivision. The next step in the process goes to the Design Review Board. For more information about this project click HERE.

Beacon Light Road - August 26, City Council Meeting, planning staff presented the transportation modeling results for Scenario 1 “2013+Entitld”. Due to time constraints the Council was presented the initial conclusions: 1) Beacon Light Road with only 3 lanes under the scenario and assumptions will not function at a level of service better than an “E” and as such fails; 2) Purposely constraining Beacon Light Road and Linder Road to 3 lanes has significant negative impacts on Eagle Road; 3) While the expansion of State Highway 16 and US 20/26 (Chinden) to 4 lanes reduces demands on Beacon Light Road it does not bring the peak hour level of service on Beacon Light Road to passing (LOS better than E.  The City Council will be scheduling a workshop (date yet to be determined) to review the modeling data and conclusions in detail prior to providing staff and direction.  To review the modeling results or to see the staff presentation please click HERE.

Roundabout Eagle/State IntersectionAugust 13, the ACHD Commissioners voted (3-1) to remove the multi-lane roundabout and preserve no right-of-way at the Eagle Rd. and Old State St. intersection. ACHD will continue to preserve right of way for the eventual expansion of Eagle Rd. between Plaza Drive (Albertsons) and Old State St. to five lanes. If the City wishes to propose any additional changes to the intersection the City must make a recommendation to ACHD.  Listen to the discussion HERE: ACHD Meeting

Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 - August 26, 2014 City Council voted and approved the ordinance setting the budget for the next fiscal year.
Eagle has two public art galleries. 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
September Artist Highlight
St Lukes Gallery - Connie K Sales

My work is simply meant to create a space for conversation and dialogue.  When a drawing becomes unfamiliar to me, I know it is finished and ready for others to feel my work in relation to their own experiences.
This is an exciting year as I am honored to be developing relationships with three galleries in the Treasure Valley; Gallery Five18 (Boise), Track 13 Gallery (Nampa), The Gallery at Finer Frames (Eagle).  I have also been traveling and look forward to new things in the coming year. 
City Hall - Larry Boyd
I paint in multiple mediums—watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and pen and ink.  I tend to let the subject dictate which medium I use.  Some subjects are best expressed in one medium over another.  For example, for the painting “Winter’s Warmth,” I chose watercolor on paper.  Watercolor allowed me to capture the warmth of the radiant light bouncing off of the snow on a winter afternoon along the Boise River in Eagle. 
Greg Alexander of the Idaho Dept of Education with Mayor Jim Reynolds at the United Way's Flapjack Feed August 21, 2014.
Open Boards and Commissions - Ways to Serve in Your Community

Eagle Sports Field Working Group

Historic Preservation Commission

Planning and Zoning Commission

Community of Excellence

"Just a short note to recognize our Eagle Fire Department, station #2, for their courtesy extended to us in Lexington Hills. We had an impossible smoke detector in an 18 ft. ceiling we were unable to reach. I not only own a ladder long enough to reach it but where they placed it when the house was wired, made it impossible to get to. 
Thank goodness one of the fire fighters is about 6' 6" and was able to get up there and reach out to get to it! They were EXTRA nice and courteous, all I did was call and they were here to help in the same day. (And on a Sunday no less)
We all know how irritating that "beep" that reminds us to change the battery can be and of course it was in the room where we watch TV so we were grateful for the help. I am able to get to all the others but not this one.
If you get a chance to give them an "Atta-Boy" for their service, please do so for us!
Jim & Cindy Davidson"

Want to share a story about an Eagle Excellent neighbor or community member? Let us know! email it to, fax 208-939-6827, or mail PO Box 1520, Eagle, ID 83616.

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

Visit their page on our website HERE.
Or like them on 
Final Weeks for the Saturday Market

The Eagle Saturday Market is a charming market located in the heart of downtown Eagle, Idaho in Heritage Park.  Sponsored by the Eagle Arts Commission one will find a plethora of arts and crafts along with fine pickings of local produce, herbs and flowers, specialty food items and freshly prepared food.   Every Saturday the park comes alive with the sounds of live local musicians and community members coming together to support local micro-producers.

Every Saturday the kids can be entertained with free activities provided by the Library and local businesses.  There are also lots of scrumptious foods to sample and a fountain to play in. 

On September 6th the Eagle Fire Department will be bringing a truck down to hang out with the kids.  It will be a great day for firemen enthusiasts to explore the fire truck.  Join them from 10am-1pm.

Our market has everything from jewelry, paintings, and drawings to dog clothes and pottery.  We also have an assortment of foods: cinnamon rolls, cookies, breads, granola, fruits, vegetables, and more.  You can eat breakfast or lunch at the market while enjoying some music.

Come on down to the market and check out all we have to offer!

The Eagle Saturday Market runs through October 11th from 9am – 1pm.


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 
Alana’s Angle
Eagle Historical Museum Coordinator shares some history
Did you know….
Eagle’s first fire truck was a cart with several barrels?  Water and weak acid were kept in pressurized barrels that a hose could be attached to.  When baking soda was introduced to the mixture, a volatile reaction occurred, forcing water out the hoses.  This stream of water could reach as far as 50 feet. 

The Eagle Historical Museum is currently putting together an exhibit to honor Eagle’s firefighters.  We would love input from the community!  If you have information or pictures from the early days of firefighting, the museum would like to hear from you. Please call the Museum Coordinator Alana Dunn at 939-2669, email, or stop by anytime. 

Thank you for supporting your city’s history!
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

September 9, 2014 - City Council - Boardman 55
September 15, 2014 - Planning and Zoning - Indoor Kennel
September 15, 2014 - Planning and Zoning - Gateway Subdivision
September 15, 2014 - Planning and Zoning - Gated Garden Subdivision
September 15, 2014 - Planning and Zoning - Banbury Meadows

*Please note: Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3)
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)
City of Eagle Jobs and Employment:

Recreation Specialist - 
Performs responsible supervisory work assisting in administration of the municipal recreation program.  Duties are varied and employee analyzes facts to determine proper course of action. Employee acts as a liaison with local, regional and territorial sport and recreation organizations. Employee may be assigned to assist Director in directing a portion of any recreation program including budget preparation, recommendation of capital improvements, and coordination of facility scheduling, operation and maintenance.
This position is full-time, 40 hours a week, with benefits. The main office location is City Hall. Work hours will vary and will include some evenings, weekends and holidays but are generally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

For full details click 

Water Service Superintendent –
The City of Eagle is now accepting applications for the position of Water Department Superintendent.  Salary will be based on experience and the City offers a comprehensive benefit package.  Applicants may be subject to a police background check.   A completed City of Eagle application and a resume are required for consideration.  Applications will be accepted at Eagle City Hall, 660 E Civic Lane, Eagle, Idaho, 83616, or by mail at City of Eagle, PO Box 1520, Eagle, ID, 83616.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday, September 5, 2014, or until the position is filled. The City of Eagle is an EEO / AA Employer.   
For complete details click HERE.
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