State of the City - February 10, 2015, 11:30am

Engaging Eagle 

Pass it on
February 2015
Reflecting with Mayor Reynolds

As our city continues to grow, the city continues to create new events and activities to involve our community. But, there are some events that continue to thrive year after year.  February 13 & 14, Friends of the Eagle Public Library will hold a Book Sale. There, you can find thousands of used books to browse and purchase. You may even find a treasure.

Enjoy the activities of our city and remember...Pass it on! 
Mayor Jim Reynolds
Volunteer of the Month
Ross Dodge
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.  A plaque will be displayed in the lobby recognizing these outstanding volunteers. 
The City is proud to recognize Ross Dodge for his contribution to the City of Eagle as the City’s GIS (Geographic Information Systems) resident expert. Through his specialized skill set, Ross has streamlined all of the City’s spatial and geographic data and has assisted all City departments with data management and analysis including the creation of specialized maps such as zoning maps, comprehensive plan land use maps, water maps, and public information requests. Ross is always ready and willing to help with any task no matter how big or small. Ross has been a volunteer with the City of Eagle for three years. It is with great pleasure and esteem to recognize Ross Dodge as the City’s first Volunteer of the Month.
A plaque has been placed in the lobby at City Hall in Ross' honor.
Parks and Recreation
The Annual Report is out! Click here or visit to view. (Please note: the Annual Report is a large file and may take time to upload.)
Recreation Activities
The City of Eagle recreation programs are off to a great start!  Our Skyhawks youth sports program is in full swing, with soccer and basketball offered for kids ages 4-8.  Our excellent coaches are able to connect with the athletes and teach sport-specific skills through fun games… Lots of laughs are had by all!
February brings new programs and opportunities for involvement with your local Parks & Recreation Department.  Beginning on Wednesday, February 4th at 10:30 AM, preschool yoga will take place at the Eagle Performing Arts Center.  This four week series will allow children ages 3-6 to explore balance, flexibility and movement through games and stories.  Do you want to go out for Valentine’s Day but don’t know what to do with the kids? Send them to Parents Night Out at City Hall for an evening of games, crafts, pizza and a movie!  This program will run from 5-9 PM for kids ages 4-10.  Have you dusted off your bike for spring riding?  On February 17 at 6:30 PM we will be holding a bike repair clinic at Reed Cycle.  This class will cover wheel removal and how to change a flat.  We will host another Preschool Party on February 21 at the Senior Center.  Kids ages 3-6 will get to explore dinosaurs this month, playing dinosaur games, making crafts and reading dinosaur stories.  Finally, a new session of Skyhawks youth sports program will begin in February for kids ages 4-8.  Basketball will be held on Monday nights beginning February 23, followed by soccer on Wednesday nights beginning February 25.  Both programs will run for four weeks and cost $35 per child.
If you are interested in any of these programs, please go to our website for more information and registration at, give us a call at 489-8784 or visit us at City Hall.
Open Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Ways to Serve in Your Community
  • Transportation Committee
  • Eagle Arts Commission
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Industrial Development Corporation Board
  • Parks and Pathway Development Commission Opening
For complete details, click here:
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Nominate your friends, family, or neighbor for the Eagle Soaring Citizen Award! 
We have such a great community full of acts of kindness and accomplishment. Nominate someone you know that deserves recognition for their great works! Email us today! The chosen person(s) will be invited to participate and receive a certificate from the Mayor at a City Council Meeting. Email us at:

February at the Library


Need assistance with your tax returns? AARP Tax Aid from 10am-2pm on February 7 and 21.
Missed something?
This monthly eLetter is archived on the City's website. Catch up on city news and Press Releases HERE.
Dog License Renewal
Dog licenses expire December 31st every year. The City requires a license for every dog within city limits. Proof of rabies vaccination is also required.
First Time Licensees must come into City Hall.
License Renewals are now available online! Click here to renew your dog's license and pay online.

Business License Renewal Courtesy Reminder 
Business Licenses expire December 31st every year. You can renew your Business License online by clicking here. Licenses must be renewed by February 17, 2015.
             A message From Eagle Police
                                                          From Deputy McCowan, EPD

Read the Eagle Police Departments Crime Report

The City of Eagle Police has seen a recent increase in the number of IRS scams in the city. In order to better serve our citizens we have put together vital information that will help you through the process of reporting the scam. The
information below is directly from the IRS and the Treasury Department. The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do.

Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS will never:
  1. Call you about taxes you owe without first mailing you an official notice.
  2. Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
  3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
  4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
  5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying. Never requests immediate payment over the telephone and will not take enforcement action immediately following a phone conversation. Taxpayers usually receive prior notification of IRS enforcement action involving IRS tax liens or levies.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be the IRS, that you believe to be a scammer,
  • Do not give out any personal or financial information
  • Hang up on them immediately and contact the IRS or TIGTA
  • Call the IRS if you would like to verify whether or not you owe them money
  • Call your phone provider and have the number blocked
  • Go to the TIGTA link below and file the “IRS Impersonation Scam Report” on the right hand side of the page
  • If they continue to call back, ignore the calls and messages or tell them you know it’s a scam and that you have verified with the IRS that you DON’T owe money
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don’t answer, they often leave an “urgent” callback request.

“These telephone scams are being seen in every part of the country, and we urge people not to be deceived by these threatening phone calls,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “We have formal processes in place for people with tax issues. The IRS respects taxpayer rights, and these angry, shake-down calls are not how we do business.”

"There are clear warning signs about these scams, which continue at high levels throughout the nation,” said IRS
Commissioner John Koskinen. “Taxpayers should remember their first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of theblue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail. A big red flag for these scams are angry, threatening callsfrom people who say they are from the IRS and urging immediate payment. This is not how we operate. People should hang up immediately and contact TIGTA or the IRS.”

IRS (if you think you might owe taxes) 1-800-829-1 040
TIGTA (if you know for sure you don’t owe taxes) 1 -800-366-4484
To file a report with Treasury Department you can call the TIGTA at the number above or go the their website 
You can also go to the website and type in the search box “scams”

The IRS encourages taxpayers to be vigilant against phone and email scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS also does not ask for PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts. Recipients should not open any attachments or click on any links contained in the message. Instead, forward the e-mail to

Contact the Eagle Substation: (208) 938-2260, Non-Emergency Dispatch: (208) 377-6790.
Visit their website 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.
If you are interested in displaying your artwork, please contact
February Artist Highlight
City Hall - Michael Rusnack 


A degreed engineer, Michael Rusnack finds his creative outlet through painting. Experiences in stage set design set him on a path of study in England, where he discovered oil and watercolor painting, and Italy, where he immersed himself in sculpting, rooting his future development as an artist in a trust of the senses and a deep appreciation of art history. His work is influenced by water colorist Dwight Williams, plein air painter Fred Choate, and the painterly philosophy of John Carlson. Value, mass, color temperature, and perspective form the foundations of Michael's interpretive realism, while he draws inspiration from the sweeping vistas, contemplative moods, and sensual pleasures of the Western landscape. His high-key palette celebrates the light, freshness, and continual change each season brings to mountain and field, sea and sky.

St. Luke's Eagle - Eagle Camera Club

The Camera Club of Eagle was established in 2008 by a handful of community minded photographers as a not-for-profit organization with its sole purpose being to educate, encourage and expand a photographer's knowledge and capabilities of its members by:
  • Furnishing a meeting place where its members could associate; 
  • Making available equipment required for conduct of its programs; 
  • Presenting lectures, courses of study and demonstration techniques; 
  • Providing for club and member participation in exhibitions and contests; 
  • Sponsoring of activities which further the purpose of the club and the community. Since 2008 the club has grown exponentially with a mix of beginners, intermediates and seasoned professionals in a comfortable environment where everyone can learn and teach at their own pace. With over 20 educational presentations each year, frequent photographic outing events, 4 in-depth workshops, photographic critique sessions as well as our members presenting topics in our bimonthly meetings, the club continues to develop seasoned photographers for the future.
Along with all the educational topics we also provide access to private pages and group space where members can share photos, video presentations, special interest topics and tutorials to further increase our membership's knowledge of photography. 

The Camera Club of Eagle supports community efforts by making it our job to give back whenever we can by volunteering to help where and when we are needed.
If you love photography, you will love the friends you'll make at the Camera Club of Eagle. Our mission is to learn together through great teaching and frequent group outings. Join us each first and third Wednesday of the month at Eagle City Hall which is located between the Eagle Public Library and the Eagle Post office in downtown Eagle. Meetings held at 7PM sharp in the Council Chambers. 
A Note From The Eagle Community Foodbank
2014 was a terrific year for the Eagle Community Foodbank.  We served almost 2400 people last year.  Thanks so much for your continued support of our Eagle Community Foodbank.  We are so lucky to have volunteers who are always ready to help.  It takes all of us doing our small parts to keep this wonderful program running smoothly.  Thank you:)  
Listed below are the upcoming Spring Volunteering Opportunities.  There are two board positions that need to be filled this year.  The opportunities are interesting and easily flexed to the amount of time you can devote to it.
*Business Donations Coordinator:  The person in this role liaisons with our local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce to arrange food drives to help bring in much needed food donations. 
*Secretary: The Secretary takes minutes for our board meetings and sends out reminders re: upcoming meetings (about 4 meetings/year).  Meetings are held either during the day at the Eagle City Hall public meeting room on in the evenings at the Board President's home.
*Picking up Liquor Store Boxes--BACK UP PERSON--*: We use boxes from the liquor store for the clients to put their food to transport to their cars.  Boxes should be picked up twice per month (before the 1st and 3rd Thursday distributions is best).  Mondays-late morning or early afternoon- are when the boxes are most readily available.
*Receiving Donations*:  Fridays 4-6pm.  This is a great job for teens (with an adult) needing service hours. They can sort/shelves or tidy up.
*Bread Pick UP from Franz Bakery*: This is fairly involved and may be a great opportunity for people to partner with others to break up the tasks.
*Distribution Days*:  The coordinators for each distribution day manage their own volunteers.  Gloria, the Last Tuesday evening coordinator (email: is able to have teens needing service hours at her distribution.  Please contact her directly (by email) to arrange a date.  The 1st & 3rd Thursday distribution coordinators occasionally need extra volunteers.  Please contact Laura (email: if you would like to be contacted on an AS Needed basis for those distributions.

Times: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:30AM -12noon, Last Tuesdays evenings, 5:45pm-7pm. 
 *Sorting/shelving*: Can be done any day/time of the week at your (your family's) convenience. 

"Many Hands Make Light Work"
Karen Arguello
President, Eagle Community Foodbank
The City is hiring! 

Recreation Leader

Click here for job descriptions and details:

FREE Family Fun

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

Eagle has many great historical buildings in downtown, but unfortunately one of greatest is no longer standing.  Built in 1920, the Eagle Flour Mill was originally located on Eagle Road.  It stood between the Baptist Church (now Rembrandt’s) and the old Chevron service station and originally milled grain into flour and animal feed for cattle.  It was sold under the brand names of Paloma, Silver Moon, and Golden Eagle, as well as the ever popular Perfection Brand flour.  In the 1970’s, government regulations made it impractical to continue milling flour for human consumption, and the business was changed to just producing animal feed.  Regrettably, after more than a century of service, business slowed and the old flour mill was auctioned off in February of 1977.  The owner Lou Mendiola sold off the supplies, machinery and equipment and the mill itself was leased to a sack feed dealer.  However, it wasn’t to be, and although Eagle residents wanted to save the old landmark, the building was demolished in 1979.
The Eagle Historical Museum has a wonderful selection of old flour sacks in our Flour Mill exhibit, as well as the old floor scales that were actually used at the flour mill.  However, there is still very limited history on the old Eagle Flour Mill in our files and anyone that has additional information is encouraged to contact the museum and share their knowledge. 
It's back! The iconic eagle above Eagle Road was removed for some much needed repair work. After the initial examination, it became clear that the sign would need to be replaced. Unfortunately, because the artist had to start from scratch, this took more time than originally thought. The good news is that a brand new, carved by hand eagle is back in his home and it is beautiful! 
Watch City Meetings Live/Archives

Visit to explore this new feature.

This program allows live streaming to watch a meeting from the comfort of your own home or on the go! 

Missed a discussion and want to know what happened? Visit the archives! Simply follow the same link above, find the name and date of the meeting you wish to view, and click "Video". Next, you can review the agenda, find the item you wish to view, and the program will take you directly to that discussion! 
Public Hearings
To review these documents, please visit the City's website.
February 10, 2015 - City Council:
  • A-04-14/RZ-04-14 – Annexation and Rezone from RUT (Rural-Urban Transition) to R-E (Residential-Estates) - Shane and Sharon Mace
  • CU-07-14 – Mobile Home (Occupied by a Family Member) and Setback Waiver – Shane and Sharon Mace
  • Amended Budget
*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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