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City Administrator Appointment Announced
November 24, 2015
City of Sandpoint is pleased to announce the
appointment of Jennifer Pearson Stapleton as
City Administrator. Jennifer’s appointment
will be on the agenda for City Council’s
consideration and confirmation during
Council’s December 16 regular meeting.
Jennifer is currently employed by the City
of Spokane as Director of Grants Management
and Financial Assistance and Interim
Community, Housing & Human Services.
previously employed by Spokane County as
Grants Administrator, as Inland Northwest
Community Foundation Director of Grants,
Marketing and Technology, and as Executive
Director of Spokane County Domestic Violence
Montana native, Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s
Degree in Political Science from Gonzaga
University and a Master of Public
Administration Degree from Eastern
Washington University. She is also
credentialed as a Certified Grants
Jennifer will meet with each of the City’s
department heads on Tuesday, December 15,
and with City Council members on Wednesday,
December 16. She will be available to meet
the public on December 16 from 4:00 p.m. to
5:30 p.m. in City Council chambers prior to
the Council meeting.
Jennifer’s experience and skill set will be
of great benefit to the City of Sandpoint.
She will be a terrific asset and a wonderful
addition to our City staff.
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Traffic Notice - Second Avenue
South Second Avenue between Lake Street and
Superior Street will be closed on November
25 from 8:30 a.m. until tree removal at 202
S. Second is complete. Road Closure signs
will be placed at Lake and at Superior.
Contact Top to Bottom Tree Service at
946-3146 with any questions.
Traffic Notice - First Avenue
on First Avenue between Pine Street and
Church Street will be restricted to the east
lane only beginning at 9:00 p.m. on November
29 until the sewer lateral is replaced.
(This work was previously scheduled for Nov
19 and has been rescheduled to Nov 29.) Please call the Public Works Department with
any questions or concerns: 263-3407.
Highway 2/200 Corridor Planning
invites you to participate in crafting a
vision for the Highway 2/200 Corridor.
Public open houses will be held on December
9 and 10, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the The
Sandpoint Center at Columbia Bank, 414
Church Street in Sandpoint, and a 4-day
workshop is also planned at the same
location December 8 through 11. Click
here for the full schedule.
Daytime drop-in participation is welcome.
For additional information, please contact
Sandpoint Planning and Economic Development
Director Aaron Qualls:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 255-1738.
War Memorial Field Construction Schedule
11/13/2015 – for
The City is pleased to
share that a meeting held today with the
Memorial design team (local engineers and
architects), City, School District,
Festival, Friends of Memorial Field, and
other interested parties resulted in a
construction schedule. It was the consensus
of the group that the dates presented will
least impact our community and best position
the project for success. Many participants
have been at the table for years working
together towards this exciting time. We are
Early March, 2016 -
City Council reviews final bid documents
Early April, 2016 – Bid
Mid September, 2016 –
Demolition / Construction beings
Mid May, 2017 –
info, call Parks and Recreation Director Kim
Woodruff at 263-3674.
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
that businesses who receive this mailing
contact the local Better
Business Bureau office for more 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.
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
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
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.
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.
Waterfowl and Other Activities Prohibited in
October 21, 2015
No. 1319 makes it illegal to feed waterfowl in
City parks and also lists other activities
that are prohibited in the parks.
law took effect when the summary was published in the
Bonner County Daily Bee on October 28, 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