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2015 City Election Information

Click here to visit the City Clerk's page for 2015 City Election information.

War Memorial Field and the Proposed Local Sales Tax

Click here for a fact sheet on the proposed local option sales tax and the reconstruction of War Memorial Field and grandstands. Voters will decide on the 5-year 1% sales tax in November.

Boyer Closed for Railroad Crossing Work

BNSF Railroad is temporarily closing Boyer Road at the high speed railroad crossing on Thursday, October 8, from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m.  There will be traffic control measures in place at  Schweitzer Cutoff and Baldy Mountain Roads.  Click here for detour information.

Business Beware

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is warning businesses to beware of a scam targeting Idaho businesses. A firm called Division of Corporate Services, Business Compliance Division, is contacting Idaho businesses by mail in an attempt to collect fees. The false notice states “NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COMPLIANCE VIOLATION”. When contacted, you are instructed to be in compliance and that you must purchase a certificate of good standing. The Idaho Uniform Business Organizations Code does not require entities to purchase a certificate of good standing to remain compliant. Businesses should be on alert for this third party mailing. It is NOT required by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State recommends that businesses who receive this mailing contact the local Better Business Bureau office for more information.

Fire Danger and Burning Rules Update

Sep 21 - Warming and cooking fires, including BBQs, as well as small campfires, are allowed within Sandpoint city limits. The outdoor shooting range on Baldy Mountain Road has been re-opened. The City is still not issuing any burn permits at this time. Please call the Selkirk Fire, Rescue and EMS Department at 263-3502 or 263-3533 with any questions or if you need additional information.

Downtown Traffic Changes and Road Work

Sep 21 - Church Street will be intermittently closed between First Ave. and Fifth Ave. over the next several weeks. Click here for more information.


July 2015 - In collaboration with the Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency, the City of Sandpoint will move forward with frontage improvements along Church St. from First Ave. to Fifth Ave.  It is anticipated that this work will begin just after Labor Day and will be substantially complete prior to winter. The design of this project follows the “Downtown Streets Plan and Design Guide” adopted by Sandpoint City Council in 2012 (see link below). The work on Church will focus on sidewalks and storm water facilities. The road base is in good shape, so road closures will be limited to curb work and trenching for utilities. You may contact Bruce Robertson with any questions or concerns: brobertson@sandpointidaho.gov or 255-1877.



On February 11, 2015, City Council approved two agreements with ITD for converting Fifth Avenue to two-way operation between Cedar and Pine Streets and transferring ownership of downtown streets from the State to the local control.  ITD has also approved these agreements.

Downtown Traffic Changes / Fifth Avenue Two-Way Operation



On November 18, 2014, the Idaho Transportation Department held a public meeting in Sandpoint to provide information and solicit comments.  Click here to link to a copy of their presentation.



On July 16, 2014, Sandpoint City Council voted to endorse a plan to convert Fifth Avenue between Cedar and Pine Streets to two-way traffic.  See the link below or click here to view the specific changes at each intersection.  ITD prepared the plan following a request by Sandpoint City Council in June 2013.



In December 2012, Sandpoint City Council voted to adopt the Downtown Streets Plan.  This plan is available here for download.  The plan calls for two-way traffic on all downtown streets (except Main Street between Third and Fifth Avenues).

Sandpoint Awarded Walk Friendly Community Designation

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has designated Sandpoint a Silver Walk Friendly Community for its walk-ability initiatives and programs.  Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program aimed at recognizing communities for their commitment to pedestrian safety. Sandpoint is among four communities recognized in the latest round of Walk Friendly Communities announced. The Walk Friendly Community designation, awarded from bronze to platinum, is given to applicant communities that have demonstrated a commitment to improving and sustaining walk-ability and pedestrian safety through comprehensive programs, plans and policies. To date, 50 communities in the U.S. have been designated as Walk Friendly Communities. Click here to read the press release and additional information about the designation and about Walk Friendly Communities.


Ordinance No. 1313

Feeding Big Game Animals Prohibited

adopted May 20, 2015


Ordinance No. 1313 makes it illegal to feed deer and other big game animals within city limits.


This law took effect when the summary was published in the Bonner County Daily Bee on May 27, 2015.

The City of Sandpoint and USDA are equal opportunity providers and employers.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, by fax to (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

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