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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

Amtrak

BNSF Railway

Sandpoint Historic Preservation Commission

Idaho Transportation Department

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

 

 


Baldy Mountain Road Construction

The City of Sandpoint will rebuild Baldy Mtn. Road in mid-August 2014. This work will require that the road be closed at varying points over a two-week period from Monday, August 11, through Friday, August 29. Local traffic will be allowed, as well as emergency services, but access may be from only one end or the other of Baldy Mtn. Road. Please click here for more information, and call or email Bruce Robertson with any questions: 255-1877 brobertson@ci.sandpoint.id.us.

 

UPDATE 8/18 at 12:00 p.m. 

 

Asphalt Paving of Baldy Mountain Road will start at 6:00 AM Wednesday, 8/20/14. The Paving crew will start at Boyer Ave. and head west, laying new asphalt on the southern half of the road until the crew reaches Division Ave. Then the crew will reverse direction and pave the north half of Baldy Road starting at Division Ave. and continuing to Boyer Ave. Each paved lane will require that no traffic pass or cross it for about 2 hours while the asphalt is placed, compacted, and has a chance to cool. Paving will be done laying down a strip of asphalt 14 feet wide in each direction.

Access to any location along Baldy Mountain Road will be difficult on Wednesday and will not be possible at some times. Access along the east end of Baldy, near Boyer, will be closed on the south lane early, reopened for both lanes during the middle of the day, then closed on the north lane in the mid afternoon. Access through the Division Ave. intersection will be closed for a little over 2 hours near mid-day. Access in-between Boyer and Division may be blocked twice and lasting for up to two hours for each blockage or (nearer Division) may be blocked only once but lasting up to three hours at a time.

After Baldy Mountain Road is paved, the contractor will still have to come back and pave each driveway apron. This work will occur over the next couple of weeks. Each business may again lose access to their property as the drive aprons are completed. The contractor will try to accommodate those businesses that have multiple access points by waiting until the first access is useable prior to closing the second access point.

The City apologizes for the disruption and inconvenience this work creates. If there were a different method of installing asphalt that resulted in comparable quality we would use it. We truly are working to give the public the best roadway we can at a reasonable cost. Thank you for your patience and understanding as this work continues.

 


 

Listen to Morning Show Featuring Public Works Director Kody Van Dyk and Mayor Logan

August 19th Morning Show on KRFY with Public Works Director Kody Van Dyk and Sandpoint Mayor Logan discussing downtown traffic plan, train depot renovations, Bonner Business Center changes and Selkirk Loop Interpretive Center.  Click on this link http://www.krfy.org to listen. 

 

 

From Coverage To Care Presentation

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Invites you to learn about

 

From Coverage to Care

Educate and Empower Newly Covered Individuals

 

From Coverage to Care is an initiative to help individuals understand their new health coverage and connect with the primary care and preventive series that are right for them so they can live long, healthy lives.  An introduction to these resources will help anyone who works with the newly insured, whether privately insured or through Medicare.

 

What:           An opportunity for you to learn about the Coverage to Care initiative and community resources

 

When:          August 27, 2014

11:00 – 12:30 PM

 

Where:        City Council Chambers, Sandpoint City Hall

1123 Lake Street

 

Who Should Attend? In Person Assisters for healthcare coverage, SHIBA volunteers; intake planners; healthcare education, outreach, and advocate groups; individuals who have healthcare coverage for the first time; providers and their staff; Community Health Center staff ; social workers

 

Space is limited, and we ask that you please register, free of charge at REGISTRATION

(or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-coverage-to-care-tickets-12584946915).


Tree Debris / Storm Aftermath

 

August 18, 2014

Sandpoint, Idaho

 

In an effort to help with the cleanup of the debris due to the storm that raged through Sandpoint on August 2nd, the City is making the lot next to the City Shop on Airport Way available for Sandpoint residents ONLY. City residents must have prior approval by contacting Dyan at the City Maintenance shop at 263-3428 in order to dump storm debris. No contractors, dump trucks, or chip trucks are allowed to dump at this site. Please do not place branches or other debris on the street or sidewalk.

 

Senior citizens who reside within City limits who need assistance in removing debris may contact the Sandpoint Senior Center at 263-6860. Sandpoint residents who are disabled and who meet certain low income eligibility may contact Community Action Agency at 255-2910. The storm that raged through Sandpoint on August 2 caused considerable damage to trees throughout the City.  City employees and contractors are currently assessing damage to trees in the parks and on other City property.  Property owners are encouraged to assess the condition of trees on their property.  It is the responsibility of property owners to prune their trees and dispose of the limbs and other debris in the county landfill.  Please do not place branches or other debris on the street or sidewalk.

 


Notice to fill position on Historic Preservation Commission

Mayor Carrie Logan is encouraging Sandpoint residents who would like to serve on the Sandpoint Historic Preservation Commission to fill out an application and submit a letter of interest to the City Clerk’s office. The Historic Preservation Commission facilitates the identification, preservation, protection, and enhancement of areas of special interest, historic value, and scenic beauty.  Those who live within Sandpoint city limits and have a background from the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, or other historic preservation-related disciplines such as urban planning, American Studies, American civilization, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, conservation, landscape architecture, or folklore are encouraged to apply.


Volunteer to Serve on a City Commission or Advisory Committee

Do you have a passion for or expertise in parks and recreation, pedestrian and bicyclist issues, or trees? The City of Sandpoint is seeking volunteers for several of its citizen committees. You can find the application form here on the Committees page, or you may pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office at City Hall. Because city residency is a requirement for some committees, those living within Sandpoint city limits are encouraged to apply.


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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NEW CITY LAWS


Ordinance No. 1297

Alcohol Beverages in City Parks

adopted March 19, 2014

 

Ordinance No. 1297 allows for the sale and consumption of alcohol beverages at Farmin Park and War Memorial Field under certain circumstances during special events.

 

This law took effect when the summary was published in the Bonner County Daily Bee on March 26, 2014.


Ordinance No. 1298

Human Powered Vehicles on Downtown Streets

adopted March 19, 2014

 

Ordinance No. 1298 repeals the prohibition of human powered vehicles on downtown streets.

 

This law took effect when the summary was published in the Bonner County Daily Bee on March 26, 2014.


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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