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Road Closure Notice - Great Northern Road

On Monday, September 29, the City's water distribution crew will be repairing a water leak on the 16” steel water main on Great Northern Road, just south of Woodland Drive.  Great Northern Road will be closed from approximately 9:30 a.m. until early afternoon, and traffic will be detoured to Mountain View, Goodman, and Woodland.  This work will not affect water service.


Please call the Public Works Department with any questions or concerns: 263-3407.

Sandpoint Fire Personnel Assist with Rescue Operation

As members of Priest Lake Search and Rescue, Sandpoint Fire Department personnel Lt. Glen Cassidy and Fire Fighter Britian Whitley responded as part of the team deployed to rescue a local resident when she became trapped during a hike on Chimney Rock, a prominent granite feature located in the Selkirk range in North Idaho near Priest Lake.  It took the rescue team 4 hours to reach the victim, hiking during the night in treacherous  trail conditions.  Upon the team’s arrival, they were faced with a very large boulder that had pinned the woman’s foot.  Using an elaborate rope and pulley system, it took the team 41 minutes to extricate her foot.  Because of the rescue’s remote location, they ended up having to wait until daylight to call for a helicopter, dispatched from nearby Fairchild Air Force Base, which hoisted the victim to safety.  In all, the rescue operation took 14 hours to complete.


Click here to read the Bonner County Daily Bee article regarding the rescue.  Click here for a link to the story from KXLY Channel 4 in Spokane.

Avista Safety Inspections

Avista will have Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Inspection Programs personnel operating in the area through mid-October 2014. This work is being conducted by an Avista authorized contractor; Southern Cross Corporation. Southern Cross Corporation survey crew members may be recognized by:

- A current Avista issued ID card with their photograph on it, clearly displayed

- A Southern Cross Employee ID card

- A high-visibility green vest with Avista Logo

- Avista customer handout card, which outlines the inspections they are conducting (Example below).

- The contractor crew members drive their personnel vehicles with a magnetic placard displayed on the side, which reads “Under Contract to Avista.”


If you have specific questions regarding contract crew locations/details please contact:

- Barney Fife: Southern Cross Survey Supervisor: Mobile: 770-315-1790

- Brandon Beierle: Avista Program Administrator Ph: 509-495-8501 Mobile: 509-795-4711

- Chris Mauro: Avista Program Administrator: Ph: 509-495-4537 Mobile: 509-590-3930

- Jodie Lamb: Program Manager: Ph: 509-495-2660, Mobile: 509-389-6170


Click here for more information.

Remodel of the Sandpoint Train Depot is underway!

The construction fences are up, and rehab of our historic depot has begun, with local contractor Idagon doing the work.  The timeline for completion is early winter 2014.


Thanks again to all who made this possible:

Suarez Engineering

Boden Architecture


BNSF Railway

Sandpoint Historic Preservation Commission

Idaho Transportation Department

      ... and all those who value the history of our town



Downtown Traffic Changes / Fifth Avenue Two-Way

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.  The Idaho Transportation Department prepared the plan following a request by Sandpoint City Council in June 2013.


Closely tied to converting Fifth Avenue to two-way is an agreement between ITD and Sandpoint to transfer ownership of existing US 2 (Pine Street, Cedar Street and First Avenue in the downtown core) to local control (Independent Highway District and City of Sandpoint).


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).


Downtown Traffic Changes / Fifth Avenue Two-Way Operation


Downtown Streets Plan

Solar Roadways Demonstration Project

The city is pursuing a grant, in conjunction with Solar Roadways, and seeks input from the public on where to install a demonstration project.  If you would like to provide input, please call the Public Works Department at 263-3407.  Click here for a recent article in the Bonner County Daily Bee regarding this project.

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Ordinance No. 1300

Sign Code

adopted June 4, 2014


Ordinance No. 1300 repeals and replaces the City Sign Code, which, in part, establishes a 'Master Sign' program and creates the new Sand Creek Sign Overlay District for businesses with frontage on both Sand Creek and downtown streets.


This law took effect when the summary was published in the Bonner County Daily Bee on June 12, 2014.

Ordinance No. 1301

Amendments to Commercial Zoning Code

adopted June 4, 2014


Ordinance No. 1301 amends various portions of the Commercial Zoning code.


This law took effect when the summary was published in the Bonner County Daily Bee on June 17, 2014.

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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