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2015 City Election Information
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Notice for Lower Woodland and Edelweiss
If you live in the lower
Woodland Drive or Edelweiss neighborhoods,
here for a
notice from the
Public Works Department. THIS NOTICE
CONTAINS AN UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 1.
Fire Danger - Open Burning Not Allowed
The City of
Sandpoint would like all citizens and
visitors to realize that we are in an
extreme fire danger situation. In fact, your
Sandpoint, Sagle and Schweitzer Firefighters
fought a human-caused fire in the Sandpoint
watershed on Friday, July 24th.
If you intend to take advantage of any of
the recreational activities that are
available in Bonner County, you will need to
be aware that OUTDOOR FIRES ARE NOT
due to the extreme fire danger and poor air
quality, until further notice, no open
burning is allowed within Sandpoint city
limits. (BBQs are still allowed.)
Please call the Selkirk Fire, Rescue and EMS
Department at 263-3502 or 263-3533 with any
questions or if you need additional
Downtown Traffic Changes and Road Work
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
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
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
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
December 2012, Sandpoint City Council voted
to adopt the
Downtown Streets Plan. This plan is
here for download. The plan calls
for two-way traffic on all downtown streets
(except Main Street between Third and Fifth
Pine Street Park Baseball Field
Due to the
tremendous volunteer effort of local
resident Dr. Jeff Johnson, several of our
town's young baseball players and their
parents, along with some help from the Parks
and Recreation Dept., the Pine Street Park
baseball diamond is getting a much-needed
facelift. Thank you to Dr. Johnson and
Sandpoint Awarded Walk Friendly Community
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.
to read the press release and additional
information about the designation and about
Walk Friendly Communities.
Sandpoint Train Depot Reopening
Per Amtrak, the Sandpoint train station is
now open during posted hours.
Check out the article in the April 30
Sandpoint Reader (page 7).
Thanks again to all who made this possible:
Historic Preservation Commission
Idaho Transportation Department
... and all those who value the history of
Forum on Coal and Oil Train Traffic
The City of Sandpoint sponsored a
community forum on coal and oil train issues
on January 14, 2015, at Sandpoint City Hall.
an opportunity for citizens to hear current
about coal trains, oil trains, safety for
our citizens and communities, and actions
that may be taken.
Here is a link to the audio file from the
here for the
list of resources and contacts that was
provided at the meeting.
Parking Enforcement Marks on Tires
December 3, 2014
No. 1309 makes it illegal to wipe off marks
that have been placed on the tires of parked
cars by parking enforcement personnel.
law took effect when the summary was published in the
Bonner County Daily Bee on December 9, 2014.
Game Animals Prohibited
May 20, 2015
No. 1313 makes it illegal to feed deer and
other big game animals within city limits.
law took effect when the summary was published in the
Bonner County Daily Bee on May 27, 2015.
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
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