Despite subzero temperatures (with the bitter windchill taken into account), crews continue to put the finishing touches on the new downtown parking structure. Because much less construction can be done in the freezing temperatures, the number of construction workers has been reduced to about 20, said engineer Phil Boyd of Welch Comer Engineers. At its peak, about 100 workers were on site daily. All park landscape work has been suspended due to the frozen ground. During the week of December 16, crews are expected to install light poles along Front Avenue and Fourth Street. "No Parking" signs will be affixed to the Fourth Street poles, while permanent "2 Hour Parking" will be mounted along Front Avenue. Motorists are reminded that there is no parking on Fourth between Sherman and Front, even though the signs are not yet in place. Tickets are being issued. Meantime, the 180 spaces at the new parking facility that opened last week will remain open through the winter. A temporary pay station is expected to be placed next week. The first two hours of parking at the structure are free.
Armed with input from more than 30 user groups, officials are poised to take the next step toward transforming the western gateway into Coeur d'Alene along Northwest Boulevard into a more pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically pleasing corridor.
Following a series of community meetings over the past several months involving state, federal and local entities, the city's Parks and Recreation Commission next month will hold an open house to share the ideas gathered to improve the so-called Four Corners area.
Long-time city employee Melissa Tosi has accepted an offer to serve as Human Resources Director (HR), effective immediately.
Melissa has been serving as Coeur d'Alene's interim HR Director since September 30th. For the past 13 years, she has been the department's Human Resources Assistant.
"I'm thrilled for the city to have someone with the experience and knowledge that Melissa has lead our Human Resources Department," said Mayor Sandi Bloem. "HR plays a huge role in the selection process of new employees and this is an especially important time for the city with many important positions to fill."
Melissa has proven herself as a competent, capable and trusted employee, said Deputy City Administrator Jon Ingalls. "She has served the city in an outstanding manner since 1998 and has vast hands-on experience of our HR Department."
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, will hold a public hearing to consider any and all public comments on the following proposed fees:
Municipal Services Department
Increase fees for certain license applicants who are fingerprinted for criminal history background checks; fees for photocopies/reproduction of large paper prints to be $4.00 for normal quality and $5.00 for high quality per square foot; the addition of CD copies at .43 without a case and .60 with a case; the addition of copies on a city provided flash drive will be $10.00 or actual cost whichever is lower; the addition of applicable shipping costs to public records requests; and increase fee for childcare/daycare facility license application and various other license and permit fees. Note: To review the specific proposed fee amendments, CLICK HERE.
Amending various fees for garbage service both residential and commercial. Note: To review the specific proposed fee amendments, CLICK HERE.
Addition of a $100.00 application fee for Design Review in C-17 and C-17L zones.
Water Utility Department
Clarifying various fees for water service both residential and commercial. Note: To review the specific proposed fees, CLICK HERE.
The proposed fees are to assist in covering the cost of administration and materials necessary to provide the above noted services. The public hearing is being held as prescribed by Idaho Code Section 63.1311A.
The public hearing will be held in the Library Community Room, 702 E. Front Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho at a regular meeting of the City Council on December 17, 2013 at the hour of 6:00 p.m.
The hearing will be held in a facility that is accessible to persons with disabilities. Special accommodation will be available, upon request, five (5) days prior to the hearing. For more information, contact the City Clerk at (208) 769-2231.
Specialized Needs Recreation (SNR) joined Governor "Butch" Otter and First Lady Lori Otter as they honored Idaho's 2013 Brightest Stars at their Annual Awards Ceremony on November 13th at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise. SNR was awarded the Governor's Brightest Star Award in the "organization" category. These awards celebrate the outstanding dedication and accomplishments of Idaho volunteers. The Governor's Brightest Star Awards Program is presented by Serve Idaho, the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
McEuen Park Construction - Traffic Route, Parking, and available Boat Ramps
A PDF map is now available that details traffic routes and parking that is available during the McEuen Park construction.
For information regarding other boat ramps in the area, please follow this link: Boat Ramps Map
The CDA TV Committee would like to know what programming the community is enjoying the Time Warner Channel 19 and what future programming the community would like to see.
Please take a moment out of your busy schedule and fill out a very quick survey. Just 10 super simple questions that will help us plan for the future. Please click on this link: