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Citywide Cleanup Scheduled for June 8 - 12
The City Public Works crew will assist
Sandpoint City residents by hauling away
appliances, furniture, and other household
items. Residential only, no commercial.
NO: TVs, remodel debris, computer monitors,
batteries, paint, tires, branches or leaves.
If you have items you would like to have
picked up, you will need to make
arrangements by calling Dyan at the City
Shop, 263-3428, Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:30 pm.
The deadline to sign up is June 5 at 3:00pm.
Items must be separated into the following
categories: appliances, metal, and
household. They must be placed at the curb
or next to the street with your assigned
number by June 5.
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).
The train depot grand reopening dedication
is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, at 2:30
p.m. as part of Preservation Idaho's Orchids
and Onions Awards Ceremony & Luncheon, which
will celebrate this year's award nominees
from Sandpoint: Heartwood Center,
Tanner-Nesbitt House, and the Sandpoint
Amtrak Depot. Tickets for the
ceremony, with events on May 29 and 30, are
$25 and available online at
www.eventbrite.com (Orchids and Onions)
or at the office of the Pend Oreille Arts
Council, 302 N. First Avenue. Click
here for the
event poster and information or call
Melissa Bethel in the City Planning
Thanks again to all who made this possible:
Historic Preservation Commission
Idaho Transportation Department
... and all those who value the history of
Lady Liberty at City Beach
will be absent from her place at City Beach
only temporarily. She was in need of a
little body work, and
Allen and Karen Myers from A10 Auto Body in
Sagle have offered to donate the repairs.
She was removed on April 21 and will return
prior to Lost in the 50s weekend (mid-May).
Downtown Traffic Changes
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
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
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).
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
Downtown Traffic Changes / Fifth Avenue Two-Way Operation
Downtown Streets Plan
Stormwater erosion and control education
will be available this spring to anyone in
the construction industry and related
disciplines who wants to improve their
skills, understanding, and marketability in
the stormwater and erosion control field,
particularly for projects that require
permitting from the EPA under the
Construction General Permit (CGP).
Topics covered in a SEEP class include:
Implementing erosion and sediment control
Watersheds and the water cycle
Stormwater and controls
Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Hands-on BMP installation
Kootenai County March 24-25
Bonner County April 7-8
Latah County April 15-16
Shoshone County April 21-22
Kootenai County April 28-29
SEEP will also offer a one-day
re-certification class on May 6 in Bonner
County ($150 – 8 hours).
SEEP website for more information:
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.
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