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Planning & Zoning Commission Agenda - May 17, 2022 - 4:30pm


McCall Area

Planning and Zoning Commission

Agenda 

May 17, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.

McCall City Hall – Lower Level & MSTeams Teleconference

216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638



This meeting will be a hybrid, in-person and virtual meeting. Use a phone to call 208-634-8900, when prompted enter Conference ID 531 212 241#. If there are any questions, contact Brian Parker, City Planner (bparker@mccall.id.us).

The Meeting Room Occupancy Capacity in Legion Hall is 15, and subject to the 6-foot social distancing recommendation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This allows space for 9 people in addition to the Commissioners and staff who are anticipated to be in attendance (7).

 

Social Distancing will be enforced, Masks are recommended in city facilities. 

 

The first 9 persons who appear will be allowed to be present in the meeting location. All other persons may be in attendance virtually via Teleconference. 

 

COMMISSION MEETING – Begins at 4:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL – Commissioners Robert Lyons (Chair), Scott Tunnell, Christina Nemec, Ryan Kinzer, Liz Rock, Tony Moss, Tom Mihlfeith.

 

1.       REVIEW & APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

·         May 3, Planning & Zoning Commission Minutes (Action Item)

 

2.       PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW MEETINGS

 

No Preliminary Development Plan Reviews, Special Meeting to review remaining Commission-Level Planning & Zoning Applications for the May Application Period.

 

3.       CONSENT AGENDA

All matters which are listed within the consent section of the agenda have been distributed to each member of the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission for reading and study. Items listed are considered routine by the Commission and will be enacted with one motion unless a commissioner specifically requests it to be removed from the Consent Agenda to be considered separately. Staff recommends approval of the following ACTION ITEMS:

 

No Consent Agenda Items, Special Meeting to review remaining Commission-Level Planning & Zoning Applications for the May Application Period.

 

4.       OLD BUSINESS

 

No Old Business, Special Meeting to review remaining Commission-Level Planning & Zoning Applications for the May Application Period.

 

5.       NEW BUSINESS

 

DR-22-08 (ACTION ITEM)

1280 Chris Ln – Ronald & Laurie Milla (pronounced mee-ya)

An application for Design Review to construct a covered storage are addition onto an existing single family home. The existing home totals 4,624 square feet; the proposed addition totals 1,050 square feet, for a total building size of 5,674 square feet. The property is zoned RR – Rural Residential, and is more particularly described as:

Amended Tax Parcel Number 348 of McCall Acreage situate in Government Lot 2, Section 8, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

DR-22-10 (ACTION ITEM)

607 Lick Creek Rd – Rick & Laurie Farmer

An application for Design Review to construct a covered storage are addition onto an existing single family home. The existing home totals 4,624 square feet; the proposed addition totals 1,050 square feet, for a total building size of 5,674 square feet. The property is zoned RR – Rural Residential, and is more particularly described as:

Amended Tax Parcel Number 348 of McCall Acreage situate in Government Lot 2, Section 8, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

DR-22-11 & SH-22-02 (ACTION ITEM)

2168 Payette Dr – Ryan Baldwin for Bob Schwenkfelder

An application for Design Review and Shoreline approval to add new landscaping to the recently remodeled single-family home in compliance with the previous Design Review conditions of approval. Proposed work includes construction of terraced boulder walls to stabilize the slope, not to exceed 30” in height; applicants also intend to replace the existing lower deck to a paver patio and seed the lakeside lawn with creeping red fescue. The property is zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, is located within the Shoreline Environs Zone, and is more particularly described as:

Lot 1 of Block 15 of the Southwest Payette Cottage Sites (State Subdivision), situate in Section 32, T19N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

DR-22-13 (ACTION ITEM)

200, 202 & 204 Forest St – Mark Dahlberg for St. Luke’s McCall Hospital

An application for Design Review to pave and stripe three (3) currently unpaved, separated parking  lots, into a single, contiguous and paved lot to come into conformance with City Code. The project will increase the total parking available to the hospital staff and patients from 105 spaces, to 157 spaces. The property is zoned CV – Civic, and is more particularly described as:

Lots 1 & 2 of Block B of the Brundage Subdivision, situate in Section 8, T18N, R3E, City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

CUP-22-03, SR-22-06, AA-22-09 (ACTION ITEM)

805 S Samson Trail – Willow Pulliam and Keegan Freelon

An application for a Conditional Use Permit, Scenic Route Review, And Administrative Design Review to allow parking of contractor and snow removal work vehicles on private residential property until such time that the property owners are able to purchase property outside of the Residential Zone they are located within. The property is zoned R1 – Residential 1 Acre, and is more particularly described as:

Amended Tax Parcel Number 106, situate in the W ½ of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 22, T18N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

6.       OTHER

·         Signs approved administratively 

 

7.       ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

American with Disabilities Act Notice:  The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting room is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you need assistance, contact City Hall at 634-7142. Please allow 48 hours.



4th of July Alcohol Restriction Community Survey


"McCall will be a diverse, small town united to maintain a safe, clean, healthy, and attractive environment. It will be a friendly, progressive community that is affordable and sustainable." - McCall Vision Statement

Since 2016 McCall City Council has applied an alcohol restriction in all lake front city parks during 4th of July in an effort to create a welcoming atmosphere for all ages. Councilors would like to hear from you on whether to continue the restriction this year and whether to make it permanent in the future. Please use 
this link to take the survey. 


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2YXHT6B


McCall City Manager makes a conditional offer to Lt. Dallas Palmer for McCall Police Chief


For Immediate Release 

May 2, 2022  

 

McCall City Manager makes a conditional offer to Lt. Dallas Palmer for McCall Police Chief


McCall City Manager Anette Spickard has extended a conditional offer for the Police Chief position to Lt. Dallas Palmer, currently employed at the McCall Police Department. He will now enter the final stages to include a background check and City Council confirmation. 

Dallas Palmer said, "I am honored to have had the community's support throughout the appointment process, and I look forward to serving the city of McCall as your next Chief of Police."

Chosen among a field of nineteen qualified applicants, he was one of seven who participated in panel interviews by administration and law enforcement professionals. After being identified as a finalist, Palmer took part in a series of multifaceted public outreach meetings that included presentations and meet and greets with the public and regional law enforcement professionals. Spickard received comments following each of the events and concluded the process with one-on-one interviews.

"The community provided valuable input to my decision, and I thank all those who participated," said Spickard. "Palmer stood out from the other highly qualified applicants as our next Chief with his vision for the department, leadership qualities, and his policing philosophy. His decade-long investment in the McCall Police Department and our community will benefit the future of McCall."

Once confirmed, the new McCall Police Chief will start prior to the 4th of July, following the retirement of Chief Justin Williams at the end of May. 


 Dallas Palmer – background  
 

 Palmer proudly serves the McCall community as the current Lieutenant of the McCall Police Department. Palmer was hired as a police officer in 2010 and has risen through the department's ranks during his career. Palmer has held the positions of Field Training Officer, General Topics Instructor, Corporal, and Sergeant, then promoted to Lieutenant in 2018. As Lieutenant, Palmer supervises operations, including the Patrol Division, Investigations Division, and Code Enforcement. He manages recruitment and retention, officer hiring and promotions, department policy and procedures, officer complaints and commendations, and internal affairs. He is heavily involved in developing and implementing budgets while also acting as command in the absence of the Police Chief. 

Palmer attended the FBI Intermountain Law Enforcement Executive Command College as well as the FBI-LEEDA Supervisor, Command, and Executive Institutes, and recently received the 2021 FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award. He maintains an Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Management Peace Officer Certification and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Idaho. 

In 2014, Palmer was awarded the McCall Police Department Medal of Valor in recognition of bravery shown during his engagement and continued pursuit of an armed suspect who actively fired upon officers. Palmer has been instrumental in developing the department throughout the years, focused on officer training and technological advancements. Palmer greatly understands the importance of community policing and fostering positive relationships within a resort town.

Palmer married the love of his life in 2007 and has three young children. Palmer is greatly involved within the McCall community and has volunteered as a youth hockey coach and board member for the McCall Youth Hockey Association for the past seven years. 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Erin Greaves

Communications Manager

208-634-8966

Egreaves@mccall.id.us


 
 
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Planning & Zoning Commission Agenda - May 3, 2022 - 4:30pm


McCall Area

Planning and Zoning Commission

Agenda 

May 3, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.

McCall City Hall – Lower Level & MSTeams Teleconference

216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638


This meeting will be a hybrid, in-person and virtual meeting. Use a phone to call 208-634-8900, when prompted enter Conference ID 757 723 342#. If there are any questions, contact Brian Parker, City Planner (see contact info below). The Meeting Room Occupancy Capacity in Legion Hall is 15, and subject to the 6-foot social distancing recommendation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This allows space for 9 people in addition to the Commissioners and staff who are anticipated to be in attendance (7).

Social Distancing will be enforced, Masks are recommended in city facilities. 

 

The first 9 persons who appear will be allowed to be present in the meeting location. All other persons may be in attendance virtually via Teleconference. 

 

COMMISSION MEETING – Begins at 4:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL – Commissioners Robert Lyons (Chair), Scott Tunnell, Christina Nemec, Ryan Kinzer, Liz Rock, Tony Moss, Tom Mihlfeith.

 

1.       REVIEW & APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

·         April 5, Planning & Zoning Commission Minutes (Action Item)

 

2.       PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW MEETINGS

 

Pre-Application for a Variance

300 Krahn Ln - Leslie & Terri Roberts 

A Pre-Application for a Variance from McCall City Code Title 3, Chapter 16, Section 08 – Lapse of Design Review Approval (MCC 3.16.08) in order to submit previously-approved Design Review plans which expired on October 6, 2021 to the Building Department for a Building Permit; AND/OR Variance from MCC 3.4.04(C), MCC 3.4.031, and MCC 3.2.02 regarding “BUILDING HEIGHT” in order to submit the previous Design Review Application Materials for approval by Code Standards that were updated after the original Design Review Approval in October of 2020 and Expiration in October of 2021. The Property is Zoned CC – Community Commercial, and is more particularly described as:

Tax Lot No. 75-C of McCall Acreage situate in the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 16, T18N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho

        

Pre-Application for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) & Subdivision Preliminary Plat (SUB)

204 & 210 N 3rd St – Steve Millemann for S3 Hotels LLC

A pre-application for a Planned Unit Development (Preliminary Plan) and Subdivision (Preliminary Plat) to construct 23 single family residential townhomes. The property is zoned CC – Community Commercial, and is more particularly described as: 

McCall Acreage Tax No.’s 149 & 170, situate in the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 16, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Idaho.

      

Pre-Application for a Planned Unit Development (PUD)

TBD Deinhard Ln – Ben Semple for ZWJ Properties, LLC

A pre-application for a Planned Unit Development (Preliminary Plan) to construct a mixed use, primarily multi-family housing development in a range of unit sizes to primarily serve as workforce housing. Commercial and/or amenities space will be provided on the first floor of the building fronting Deinhard Lane. Current preliminary plans propose 48 1-bedroom units, 46 2-bedroom units, and 18 4-bedroom units for a total of 118 dwelling units. The property is zoned CC- Community Commercial, and is more particularly described as:

McCall Tax Parcel No.’s 220 and 221, situate in the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 17, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Idaho.

 

3.       CONSENT AGENDA

All matters which are listed within the consent section of the agenda have been distributed to each member of the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission for reading and study. Items listed are considered routine by the Commission and will be enacted with one motion unless a commissioner specifically requests it to be removed from the Consent Agenda to be considered separately. Staff recommends approval of the following ACTION ITEMS:

 

ROS-22-04 (ACTION ITEM)

342, 344, & 350 Mather Rd – Doug Harper & Gabriela Hess-Harper

Doug Harper & Gabriela Harper-Hess: An application for a Record of Survey to split an existing parcel into 3 lots based on their original McCall Acreage Tax Lot configuration. The current parcel totals25,873.93 square feet (0.59 acres); the 3 lots proposed total 0.222 acres (No. 55), 0.174 acres (No. 54)   and 0.204 acres (No.53), respectively. The properties are Zoned R8 – Medium Density Residential, and are more particularly described as: 

A parcel of land situate in Government Lot 4 of Section 8, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Idaho.

Not a Public Hearing

 

SR-22-03 (ACTION ITEM)

1023 Kaitlyn Loop – Nicholas & Nicole Krasensky

An application for Scenic Route Approval to install Scenic Route compliant landscaping along the SR Buffer on Lick Creek Rd in combination with development of a new, single-family dwelling unit approved by the Applicant’s HOA Design Review Committee. The property is zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, is located within the Scenic Route Overlay, and is more particularly described as:

Lots 23 of Block 2 in Lick Creak Meadows Subdivision Phase 1, situated in the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 3, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho.

Not a Public Hearing

 

4.       OLD BUSINESS


No Old Business


5.       NEW BUSINESS

 

DR-21-38 (ACTION ITEM)

201 Rio Vista – Stephen Edwards

Stephen Edwards: An application for Design Review to construct a 2-car carport on the existing Single-Family Residence/Bed & Breakfast to bring the total square footage of the structure to 5,314 square feet. The property is zoned R1 –Residential – 1 Acre, and is more particularly described as:

Situate in the E ½ of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 17, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

PUD-22-05, SUB -22-03, CUP-22-05, DR-22-07 & SR-22-05 (ACTION ITEM)

TBD Elo Rd – Amy Holm for Ross Vontver of Where Toys Live, LLC 

An application for a Planned Unit Development Preliminary Plan, Subdivision Preliminary Plat, a Conditional Use Permit, Design Review, and Scenic Route Review to construct 46 privately owned storage units (“Storage Condominimums”) in 5 buildings varying in size for a total of 55,290 square feet of new construction: on a property totaling 5.4 Acres or 235,102 square feet. The property is zoned RE – Rural Estate, and is more particularly described as:

Amended Tax Parcel No. 126, Situate in the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 22, T18N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho. 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

DR-22-09 (ACTION ITEM)

555 E Deinhard Ln – Tim Eddy of Idaho Dept of Fish & Game

An application for Design Review to construct a new vehicle storage and temporary office building of similar dimension and design to two (2) existing buildings on site. The new building will have 5 garage bays, 30 x 36 feet each, with an office and storage area separated by interior walls totaling 30x18 feet each. The property is zoned CC – Community Commercial, and is more particularly described as:

Parcel ID# RP18N03E16IDA1, situate in the W ½ of the SW ¼ of the NE 1/14 of Section 16, T18N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

6.       OTHER

·         Signs approved administratively 

 

7.       NEXT MEETING – May 17, 2022 – 4:30pm

 

8.       ADJOURNMENT

 

American with Disabilities Act Notice:  The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting room is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you need assistance, contact City Hall at 634-7142. Please allow 48 hours.



New Construction Water Meter Process Change


April 29, 2022

New City of McCall Water Customers,

Re: Water Meter, MXU, ECR Purchasing Responsibilities for New Services

Effective immediately, the City shall provide the meter, MXU, and ECR parts for completing the water service installation on any new Public Works Permit and/or Building Permit applications for new water service construction. Note: All other parts (tapping saddle, pipe, fittings, curb stop, meter box, lid, etc.), excavation, backfill and ROW restoration, etc. shall remain the customer’s responsibility. The impact to customers should be minimal and will include improved convenience and a minor reduction in cost. The cost of these City provided parts shall be outlined in a City invoice provided to the permittee and paid within 30 days of receipt.

This interim modification to McCall City Code §6-2-060 comes due to policy changes by the City’s distributor Ferguson Waterworks. Individual customers are no longer able to purchase a water meter, MXU and ECR in small quantities from Ferguson Waterworks as they will only allow bulk order purchases.

Reference to McCall City Code §6-2-060 states that “The customer shall be responsible for providing all necessary parts (i.e., tapping saddle, pipe, fittings, curb-stop, meter box, setter, meter, meter transceiver unit (MXU), electronic register (ECR), etc., equipment and labor necessary for trench excavation, backfill and roadway restoration associated with the water service connection. The City shall provide oversight and assembly of all parts necessary to construct the service to ensure that it meets the City and any regulatory installation requirements.”

The City of McCall is committed to working in good faith to keep new construction projects on schedule despite challenges.   Water meters, MXUs, and ECR supplies have been significantly impacted by supply chain issues for the past 24 months.   Therefore, the City cannot guarantee that meters, MXUs and ECRs will be available depending on the number and timing of new service connection permit applications that occur during the 2022 construction season.  For any questions related to this interim policy, please contact Levi Brinkley, Water Distribution Superintendent (208-634-1011, lbrinkely@mccall.id.us)

Nathan Stewart, McCall Public Works Director-City Engineer


McCall Parks and Recreation Summer Activity Guide


Summer Activity Guide is now available. Registration opens May 1st on mccallrec.com  Click here to view



Local Housing Action Survery



The City of McCall is undertaking a Local Housing Action Plan process to identify steps and actions the city and other community stakeholders can take to provide more housing for our local residents and employees at prices that they can afford. More information can be found here: https://www.mccall.id.us/LocalHousingActionPlan.

We need your input! Please help us appropriately focus our actions and resources for local housing by taking this important survey.


Final McCall Police Chief Candidates Released – Public Meet & Greet April 18 at the McCall Golf Club.


For Immediate Release 

April 4, 2022   


Final McCall Police Chief Candidates Released – Public Meet & Greet April 18 at the McCall Golf Club.

McCall City Manager Anette Spickard released the names of the two candidates in the final stages of the interview process for the McCall Police Department Chief. The two candidates, Dallas Palmer and Matt Jones, were among a field of nineteen qualified applicants. Seven of those applicants were chosen for panel interviews performed by administration and law enforcement professionals. Palmer and Jones were identified as finalists that will move on to the next phase which includes a publicly attended meet and greet between 5 pm and 7 pm on Monday, April 18 at Banyans on the Green in the McCall Golf Club. -925 Fairway Dr, McCall, ID 83638- It is a drop-in event focused on giving an opportunity to the public to meet the candidates, ask questions and complete a comment card with their feedback. Spickard expects to make a conditional offer in early May, pending background checks and City Council confirmation, and have the new Chief take the post prior to the 4th of July, following the retirement of Chief Justin Williams on June 3. 

Bios below Listed Alphabetically 

Dallas Palmer
 

 Palmer proudly serves the McCall community as the current Lieutenant of the McCall Police Department. Palmer was hired as a police officer in 2010 and has risen through the department's ranks during his career. Palmer has held the positions of Field Training Officer, General Topics Instructor, Corporal, and Sergeant, then promoted to Lieutenant in 2018. As Lieutenant, Palmer supervises operations, including the Patrol Division, Investigations Division, and Code Enforcement. He manages recruitment and retention, officer hiring and promotions, department policy and procedures, officer complaints and commendations, and internal affairs. He is heavily involved in developing and implementing budgets while also acting as command in the absence of the Police Chief. 

Palmer attended the FBI Intermountain Law Enforcement Executive Command College as well as the FBI-LEEDA Supervisor, Command, and Executive Institutes and recently received the 2021 FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award. He maintains an Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Management Peace Officer Certification and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Idaho. 

In 2014, Palmer was awarded the McCall Police Department Medal of Valor in recognition of bravery shown during his engagement and continued pursuit of an armed suspect who actively fired upon officers. Palmer has been instrumental in developing the department throughout the years, focused on officer training and technological advancements. Palmer understands the importance of community policing and fostering positive relationships within a resort town.

Palmer married the love of his life in 2007 and has three young children. Palmer is significantly involved within the McCall community and has volunteered as a youth hockey coach and board member for the McCall Youth Hockey Association for the past seven years. 

 

Matt Jones

Matt Jones currently serves the Boise Police Department as Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division.  In this capacity, Captain Jones oversees the Violent Crimes Unit, Property Crimes Unit, Financial Crimes Unit, Gang Intelligence Unit, Narcotics Unit, Special Victims Unit, Crimes Against Children, and Victims Services.  Captain Jones is an Idaho native, a Boise resident, and a second-generation Boise Police Officer.  In his over 21 years of service to the City of Boise, Captain Jones has developed positive professional partnerships with many key stakeholders in the community.  

Captain Jones has served in numerous capacities throughout his career, including leadership positions within all three BPD Operations Divisions.  Captain Jones has held the positions of Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Officer Sergeant, Mobile Field Force Team Member, Mobile Field Force Sergeant, Mobile Field Force Lieutenant, Patrol Watch Commander, Special Operations Unit (SWAT) Team Commander, Narcotics Unit Lieutenant, Military and Veteran Liaison Lieutenant, Community Outreach Division Lieutenant, Special Events Coordinator, Bike Unit Lieutenant, and most recently Patrol Division Captain, with the ancillary responsibility of Special Operations Group Captain.  

Captain Jones enjoys creating collaborative working environments in which he leverages the strengths of his team members and empowers them to solve problems.  This year, he will celebrate 20 years of marriage to his wife Erin, and together they are raising two middle school-aged children.
 
 
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Planning & Zoning Commission Agenda - April 5, 2022 - 4:30pm


McCall Area

Planning and Zoning Commission

Agenda 

April 5, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.

McCall City Hall – Lower Level & MSTeams Teleconference

216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638

 

This meeting will be a hybrid, in-person and virtual meeting. Use a phone to call 208-634-8900, when prompted enter Conference ID 757 723 342#. If there are any questions, contact Brian Parker, City Planner (see contact info below).

The Meeting Room Occupancy Capacity in Legion Hall is 15, and subject to the 6-foot social distancing recommendation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This allows space for 9 people in addition to the Commissioners and staff who are anticipated to be in attendance (7).

 

Social Distancing will be enforced, Masks are recommended in city facilities.  The first 8 persons who appear will be allowed to be present in the meeting location. All other persons may be in attendance virtually via Teleconference. 

 

COMMISSION MEETING – Begins at 4:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL – Commissioners Robert Lyons (Chair), Scott Tunnell, Christina Nemec, Ryan Kinzer, Liz Rock, Tony Moss, and Tom Mihlfeith.

 

1.       REVIEW & APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

·         February 1, 2022 – Planning & Zoning Minutes (ACTION ITEM)

·         March 1, 2022 – Planning & Zoning Minutes (ACTION ITEM)

 

2.       PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW MEETINGS

 

Pre-Application for a CUP and/or SUB and/or PUD

500 1st St

Nick Wheeler of JSA Civil and Leo Stoddard: A pre-application for a Conditional Use Permit, and potentially a Subdivision and/or Planned Unit Development to develop a multi-family housing development, comprised of 47 or more park model/cabins or tiny houses on the 5.97-acre property at 500 1st St. The property is zoned R8 – Medium Density Residential, and is more particularly described as: 

McCall Acreage Tac Parcel No’s. 409 & 410, situate in the SW ¼ of the SW 1.4 of Section 9, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Idaho. 

 

3.       CONSENT AGENDA

All matters which are listed within the consent section of the agenda have been distributed to each member of the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission for reading and study. Items listed are considered routine by the Commission and will be enacted with one motion unless a commissioner specifically requests it to be removed from the Consent Agenda to be considered separately. Staff recommends approval of the following ACTION ITEMS:

 

ROS-22-01 (ACTION ITEM)

120 E Lake St – Aaron Doughty

Aaron Doughty of 120 E Lake St: An application for a Record of Survey to adjust the lot line between 2 existing lots of record to create conforming building setbacks for an existing structure. The property is zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, and is more particularly described as:

Lots 12 and 13 of Block 1 the Williams-Mayfield Addition, situate in Government Lot 4 of Section 9, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho.

Not a Public Hearing

 

ROS-22-02 (ACTION ITEM)

2233 Payette Dr & 2236 Tamarack Dr – STIRS, LLC & William Skillern

Amy Rosa of Sawtooth Land Surveying for STIRS, LLC and William Skillern: An application for a Record of Survey to adjust the lot line between 2 existing lots of record to create conforming building setbacks for an existing structure. The property is zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, and is more particularly described as:

Lots 7 and 8 of Block 1 in Cedar Knoll Acres of the Amended Payette Lake Cottage Sites, situate in the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 32 and Government Lot 1 of Section 33, T19N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho.

Not a Public Hearing

 

ROS-22-03 (ACTION ITEM)

1100 Knowles Rd – Annie & Andrew Naver

John Russell of Russell Geometric for Andrew & Annie Naver (nee Knowles): An application for a Record of Survey to adjust the lot line between Lot 1 of the Knowles Subdivision, and a larger parcel to the West to add 100 square feet to the Naver Lot. The properties are Zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, and are more particularly described as: 

Lot 1 of the Knowles Subdivision and McCall Acreage Amended Tax Parcel No. 21 situate in the SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 7, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Idaho.

Not a Public Hearing

 

4.       OLD BUSINESS


5.       NEW BUSINESS

 

PUD-22-04, CUP-22-04, DR-22-06 & SR-22-04 (ACTION ITEM)

TBD Elo Rd – Jeff Hatch & Steve Theissen of Hatch Design

Hatch Design for STOR-IT LLC: An application for a Planned Unit Development Preliminary Plan a Conditional Use Permit, Design Review, and Scenic Route Review to expand the operations of the STOR-IT facility located on the adjacent parcel, and add 15 buildings offering 668 storage units varying in size on a property totaling 10.04 Acres or 437,545 square feet. The property is zoned RE – Rural Estate, and is more particularly described as:

Situate in the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼, less Deeded County Rd R-O-W in Section 21, T18N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho. 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

DR-22-05 (ACTION ITEM)

1614 Davis Ave – City of McCall

Brian Parker & Michelle Groenevelt for the City of McCall: An application for Design Review to place a donated Dwelling Unit from 11 W Lake St on a City-Owned Parcel of land to create a local housing unit to be used as a single-family home with a detached garage in a future phase. The project is owned by the City of McCall and therefore requires Design Review. The property is zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, and is more particularly described as:

Tax parcel 19 in Government Lot 1, Situate in Section 9, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

CA-22-01 (ACTION ITEM)

Zoning Code Amendment

Brian Parker for the City of McCall: An application for a Zoning Code Amendment to update and revise and cleanup typos and unclear language, and add language regarding temporary vendors (food trucks and similar) within Titles 3, and 9 of McCall City Code (Planning & Zoning & Subdivision). The item will apply to Planning & Zoning within McCall City Limits and the City Area of Impact.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

6.       OTHER

·         Signs (NOT ACTION ITEMS):

                                                  i.      SG-22-01 – 302 N 3rd St – InHouse Carpet One

                                                 ii.      SG-22-03 – 125 Commerce St Unit A – Soigne Homes

                                               iii.      SG-22-04 – 502 N 3rd St Unit 6 – Idaho Barnwood

                                               iv.      SG-22-05 – 315 Deinhard Ln – Milestones Daycare

                                                 v.      SG-22-06 – 411 E Deinhard Ln – Mountain Meadows Adventure Rentals

 

7.       ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

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IDFG Advises - "Helping remove dead wildlife is part of living in a rural town"



Helping remove dead wildlife is part of living in a rural town

As the local deer herd has grown, so has the number of dead and injured deer in town. The McCall Idaho Department of Fish and Game office has received over 50 calls reporting dead or injured deer this winter.  

“We are a small office, and have staff in the field during much of the winter conducting wildlife surveys,” says Regional Wildlife Manager Regan Berkley. “We prioritize calls that come in, and often do not have staff available to help remove dead wildlife.”

Injured or dead wildlife that are causing a hazard on a highway or other main road generally are a high priority. IDFG works with state or local road departments to move these off to the side of road. Poaching reports, efforts to assess injured wildlife, or accomplishing time-sensitive data collection are also high-priority tasks. 

IDFG may be able to assist with dead wildlife found in yards, driveways, golf courses or parks, but often cannot get to these quickly because of other, higher priority calls. 

“We recommend that people call us to report dead animals, but then remove the animals themselves,” Berkley said.  

Smaller animals can be bagged and placed in a dumpster.   Larger animals are harder to deal with, but can be moved into nearby woods or loaded into a truck bed for transport. Some local pest removal companies also remove dead animals for a fee. 

One exception is if you suspect the animal was killed illegally or observe a bullet or arrow wound. In this case, please leave the animal as you found it and contact the local IDFG or Sheriff’s office.

IDFG urges residents to help reduce the number of dead or injured deer by reducing driving speeds, especially during winter months and at night. Berkley also asks residents to avoid feeding deer, as this is what keeps deer in town during winter and contributes to high deer numbers. 

Call the Nampa (465-8465) or McCall (634-8137) office of Idaho Department of Fish and Game if you have any questions.


Arbor Day 2022


Arbor Day 2022 The Celebration of Trees happening, April 30th at Franz Witte Nursery Noon- 2pm. Stay tuned on FB here 



Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Open Seat



CONTACT:
BessieJo Wagner

City of McCall

(208) 634-4874
bwagner@mccall.id.us
www.mccall.id.us


 URGENT - Committee Members Needed 

The City of McCall is seeking civic-minded individuals to fill an open seat on The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.  There is currently one (1) vacancy on The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is established pursuant to Idaho Code 50-210 to advise and make recommendations to the McCall City Council on matters pertaining to the operations, management and programming of the McCall Parks and Recreation Department.

 

If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please submit a letter of interest to BessieJo Wagner, City Clerk, 216 E. Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 or by email at bwagner@mccall.id.us, due by end of day April 8, 2022



Notice of Public Hearing for April 5, 2022


Notice of Public Hearing

-April 5, 2022–

McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission

 

The McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 4:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matters may be heard, VIA Teleconference, for the purpose of receiving testimony from interested persons regarding the following applications. The Meeting Room Occupancy Capacity subject to the 6-foot social distancing recommendation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in addition to the Commissioners and staff who are anticipated to be in attendance is 7. Masks are recommended in City buildings. Social Distancing will be enforced.

 

The first 8 persons who appear will be allowed to be present in the meeting location. All other persons may be in attendance virtually via Teleconference.

This meeting will also be a virtual meeting. Use a phone to call 208-634-8900, when prompted enter Conference ID 757 723 342#.  If there are any questions, contact Brian Parker, City Planner (contact provided below).

 

PUD-22-04, CUP-22-04, DR-22-06 & SR-22-04 (ACTION ITEM)

TBD Elo Rd – Jeff Hatch & Steve Theissen of Hatch Design

Hatch Design for STOR-IT LLC: An application for a Planned Unit Development Preliminary Plan a Conditional Use Permit, Design Review, and Scenic Route Review to expand the operations of the STOR-IT facility located on the adjacent parcel, and add 15 buildings offering 668 storage units varying in size on a property totaling 10.04 Acres or 437,545 square feet. The property is zoned RE – Rural Estate, and is more particularly described as:

Situate in the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼, less Deeded County Rd R-O-W in Section 21, T18N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho. 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

DR-21-38 (ACTION ITEM)

201 Rio Vista – Stephen Edwards

Stephen Edwards: An application for Design Review to construct a 3-car carport on the existing Single-Family Residence/Bed & Breakfast to bring the total square footage of the structure to 5, 600 square feet. The property is zoned R1 –Residential – 1 Acre, and is more particularly described as:

Situate in the E ½ of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 17, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

DR-22-05 (ACTION ITEM)

TBD Davis Ave– City of McCall

Brian Parker & Michelle Groenevelt for the City of McCall: An application for Design Review to place a donated Dwelling Unit from 11 W Lake St on a City-Owned Parcel of land to create a local housing unit to be used as a single-family home with a detached garage in a future phase. The project is owned by the City of McCall and therefore requires Design Review. The property is zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, and is more particularly described as:

Tax parcel 19 in Government Lot 1, Situate in Section 9, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

CA-22-01 (ACTION ITEM)

Zoning Code Amendment

Brian Parker for the City of McCall: An application for a Zoning Code Amendment to update and revise and clean up typos and unclear language, and add language regarding temporary vendors (food trucks and similar) within Titles 3, and 9 of McCall City Code (Planning & Zoning & Subdivision). The item will apply to Planning & Zoning within McCall City Limits and the City Area of Impact.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

The complete applications are on file at the Community Development Department, McCall City Hall, 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID, and are available for review by request. The applications are also available for review on the City of McCall website one week prior to the hearing. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and/or make written comment. Written comments should be addressed to: 

 

Brian Parker, City Planner

216 E. Park Street

McCall, ID 83638 

(208) 634-4256

bparker@mccall.id.us



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City Facilities reopen without a mask requirement


Beginning Monday, March 7th, all facilities will be open for regular business delivery. Online and telephone service is available and a 6ft distance should be maintained in all in-person meetings. Masks are no longer mandated and are now optional


Outdoor Ice Rink Closing for 2022 Season


The season was short and sweet this year at the Outdoor Ice Rink located at Gold Glove Park. With the warmer weather and rain the rink is officially closing to skating. We would like to thank our parks staff for their time creating and maintaining the rink for the community and offering this great amenity again!



Payette Pedal Party Concessionaire


Notice mailed to property owners adjacent to Art Robert's Park concerning the Payette Pedal Party Concession Agreement with the City of McCall.


 



Planning & Zoning Commission Agenda - March 1, 2022 - 4:30pm


McCall Area

Planning and Zoning Commission

Agenda 

March 1, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.

McCall City Hall – Lower Level & MSTeams Teleconference

216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638

 

This meeting will be a hybrid, in-person and virtual meeting. Use a phone to call 208-634-8900, when prompted enter Conference ID 757 723 342#. If there are any questions, contact Brian Parker, City Planner (see contact info below).

The Meeting Room Occupancy Capacity in Legion Hall is 15, and subject to the 6-foot social distancing recommendation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This allows space for 9 people in addition to the Commissioners and staff who are anticipated to be in attendance (7).

 

Social Distancing will be enforced, Masks are required in city facilities. 

 

The first 8 persons who appear will be allowed to be present in the meeting location. All other persons may be in attendance virtually via Teleconference. 

 

COMMISSION MEETING – Begins at 4:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL – Commissioners Robert Lyons (Chair), Scott Tunnell, Christina Nemec, Ryan Kinzer, Liz Rock, Tony Moss, Tom Mihlfeith.

 

1.       REVIEW & APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

·         February 1, 2022 – Planning & Zoning Minutes

 

2.       PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW MEETINGS

 

Pre-Application for a Rezone

14141 State Highway 55

Erika Sussi (Owner): A pre-application for a Rezone at the property currently zoned RR – Rural Residential. The applicant hopes to rezone to RE – Rural Estate, in order to split off and sell a 5-acre parcel.

 

3.       CONSENT AGENDA

All matters which are listed within the consent section of the agenda have been distributed to each member of the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission for reading and study. Items listed are considered routine by the Commission and will be enacted with one motion unless a commissioner specifically requests it to be removed from the Consent Agenda to be considered separately. Staff recommends approval of the following ACTION ITEMS:

 

There were no items submitted for the March 1 Agenda requiring Consent Agenda Approval

 

4.       OLD BUSINESS

 

SG-22-02 (Sign Design Review)

501 Pine St (ACTION ITEM)

Eileen Bailey for Engel & Voelker’s Real Estate: A Design Review application for new signage at the new place of business for Engel & Voelker’s Real Estate. Signage includes a free-standing sign, and two fascia signs totaling __ square feet. The sign designs utilize a black text on white background design matching the corporate brand design. The property is zoned CBD – Central Business District, is located within the Shoreline Environs Zone, and is more particularly described as:

        Lots 1 & 2 of Block 3 of McCall’s First Addition, situate in the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 9, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho.


5.       NEW BUSINESS

 

PUD-22-02 & SUB-22-01 (ACTION ITEM)

176 Coy Rd – Denise Carter, Corby Garrett and Chad Carter

An application for a Planned Unit Development Preliminary Plan and Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create 8 single-family lots out of an existing lot of 9.22 acres. The property is zoned R1 – Residential 1 Acre, and is more particularly described as:

Tax Parcel No. 22, situate in the E ½ of the SE ¼ of Section 18, T18N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

DR-22-03 & SH-22-01 (ACTION ITEM)

 2260 Payette Drive – Luke Vannoy for Tom & Laurie Corrick

An application for Design Review and Shoreline approval to remove the existing garage and entry due to ice and snow issues, and replace with a new 3-bay garage, entry and connector with living space above totaling 2,121 square feet of new construction, and a total building size of 4,634 square feet. The property is zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, is located within the Shoreline Environs Zone, and is more particularly described as:

Lots 59 and 60 in the Amended Payette Lakes Cottage Sites, situated in the S ½ of the E ½ of Section 33, T19N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

PUD-20-01 (Final Plan) & SUB-20-04 (Final Plat) (ACTION ITEM)

TBD Forest St – Running Horse

Sasha Childs of Cornerstone Build & Design: An application for a Planned Unit Development Final Plan and Subdivision Final Plat to create thirteen (13) detached, single family dwelling units, one of which will be a deed restricted local housing unit. The property is zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, and is more particularly described as:

Tax parcel 218 in lots 7, 8, &9, and Lot 6, and Tax parcel 232 in Lot 5, Block E, Brundage Subdivision, Section 8, T18N, R3E, B.M., City of McCall, Valley County, Idaho.

 NOT A PUBLIC HEARING


6.       OTHER

·         Signs approved administratively 

 

7.       ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

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Parks and Recreation Advisory Members Needed


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 CONTACT:
 BessieJo Wagner

City of McCall

(208) 634-4874
bwagner@mccall.id.us
www.mccall.id.us

 


The City of McCall is seeking a civic-minded individual to fill an open seat on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. There are currently two (2) vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is established pursuant to Idaho Code 50-210 to advise and make recommendations to the McCall City Council on matters pertaining to the operations, management and programming of the McCall Parks and Recreation Department.

 

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit a letter of interest to BessieJo Wagner, City Clerk, 216 E. Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 or by email at bwagner@mccall.id.us, due by end of day February 18, 2022.



McCall Police Chief Position Posted


City of McCall has opened the Police Chief opportunity for application. Click here to visit the website listing or here to see the web recruitment package. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm on March 13, 2022. 
In January, Chief Justin Williams announced his intention to retire in June of 2022. The City of McCall is accepting applications to lead the department consisting of 15 employees, including a Police Chief, Lieutenant, Investigator, 2 Sergeants, 2 Corporals,5 Officers, 1 Code Enforcement Officer and 2 Support Services Personnel.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in police administration, criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field, and seven (7)years experience, including at least three (3)years experience at the level of Lieutenant or command equivalent, or higher, in contemporary police work which has afforded progressively responsible experience in a variety of police functions; or, a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and abilities necessary to be a successful Police Chief. The successful candidate must hold an Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)Advanced Certificate and Management Certificate or be able to obtain within 12months of appointment.



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Notice of Public Hearing , March 1, 2022 | McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission


Notice of Public Hearing

-March 1, 2022–

McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission

 

The McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 4:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matters may be heard, VIA Teleconference, for the purpose of receiving testimony from interested persons regarding the following applications. The Meeting Room Occupancy Capacity subject to the 6-foot social distancing recommendation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in addition to the Commissioners and staff who are anticipated to be in attendance is 7.  Social Distancing will be enforced.

 

The first 8 persons who appear will be allowed to be present in the meeting location. All other persons may be in attendance virtually via Teleconference.

This meeting will also be a virtual meeting. Use a phone to call 208-634-8900, when prompted enter Conference ID 757 723 342#.  If there are any questions, contact Brian Parker, City Planner (contact provided below).

 

PUD-22-02 & SUB-22-01: 176 Coy Rd – Denise Carter, Corby Garrett and Chad Carter

An application for a Planned Unit Development Preliminary Plan and Subdivision Preliminary Plat to create 8 single-family lots out of an existing lot of 9.22 acres. The property is zoned R1 – Residential 1 Acre, and is more particularly described as:

Tax Parcel No. 22, situate in the E ½ of the SE ¼ of Section 18, T18N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

DR-22-03 & SH-22-01: 2260 Payette Drive – Luke Vannoy for Tom & Laurie Corrick

An application for Design Review and Shoreline approval to remove the existing garage and entry due to ice and snow issues, and replace with a new 3-bay garage, entry and connector with living space above totaling 2,121 square feet of new construction, and a total building size of 4,634 square feet. The property is zoned R4 – Low Density Residential, is located within the Shoreline Environs Zone, and is more particularly described as:

Lots 59 and 60 in the Amended Payette Lakes Cottage Sites, situated in the S ½ of the E ½ of Section 33, T19N, R3E, B.M., Valley County, Idaho.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

The complete applications are on file at the Community Development Department, McCall City Hall, 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID, and are available for review by request. The applications are also available for review on the City of McCall website one week prior to the hearing. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and/or make written comment. Written comments should be addressed to: 

 

Brian Parker, City Planner

216 E. Park Street

McCall, ID 83638 

(208) 634-4256

bparker@mccall.id.us



Welcome Emily Hart - New McCall Municipal Airport Manager


Emily Hart is now the McCall Municipal Airport Manager she can be contacted at ehart@mccall.id.us


Idaho activates crisis standards of care in the Central District Health.


Crisis Standards of Care have been activated. Jan 24, 2022 - Crisis Standards of Care.

St. Luke's McCall is currently working at contingency standards of care, this activation does not require changes to their current operations, and they are currently offering full service. It does give St. Luke's the flexibility to adjust as their situation requires. They continue to monitor staffing, volumes, and capacity for care and will adjust as needed. St. Luke's McCall service information can be found here>

 

A reminder: 

City facilities are closed to the public but open for business via appointment, telephone, and virtual conference. 

McCall Public Library - Closed to the public - Curbside only. 



City of McCall moves back to remote, by appointment and curbside service effective Tuesday, January 18th.


Currently, Valley County is at the highest infection rate of the entire pandemic. When looking at rates per population, Valley is more than 12 times what is considered high. Central District Health has warned of additional cases that have yet to be counted so these numbers are expected to increase in the coming weeks.


Therefore, in order to provide a safe working environment for our staff, effective Tuesday, January 18, 2022, all City facilities will be closed to public access except for those made by appointment. Services will be delivered via curbside or remotely. Drop boxes will once again be placed outside of City Hall for payments and correspondence. All patrons entering City-owned/operated facilities by appointment are required to be masked at all times. Masks will also continue to be worn by employees when not within their own secure workspace.


Outdoor Ice Rink Opening Saturday


Opening Saturday and it's even bigger than last year! Sharpen your skates, grab your sticks, and visit the rink. Open from Noon-8 pm daily. Please be respectful of the neighbors and recreate responsibly! Learn more about the Outdoor Rink HERE.




Public Boat Ramp Improvements & Dock Expansion


The McCall Parks and Recreation Department would like make necessary repairs to the public boat ramp sub-surface infrastructure and improve public launch short-term moorage capacity through dock system expansions and improvements.  Performing repairs will address safety and environmental concerns and greatly improve recreational user experience. The Parks and Recreation Department will be applying for a Idaho State Parks and Recreation Waterways Improvement Grant. We ask that if you have any questions or comments after reviewing the drafted plans below to please reach out by message, comment, or call to our department 208-634-3006. 




McCall Parks and Recreation Public Boat Ramp Repairs & Improvements


The McCall Parks and Recreation Department would like make necessary repairs to the public boat ramp sub-surface infrastructure and improve public launch short-term moorage capacity through dock system expansions and improvements.  Performing repairs will address safety and environmental concerns and greatly improve recreational user experience. The Parks and Recreation Department will be applying for a Idaho State Parks and Recreation Waterways Improvement Grant. We ask that if you have any questions or comments to please reach out by message, comment, or call to our department 208-634-3006. 


City Offices are closed Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve


The City of McCall will observe holidays this year on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and all offices will be closed for business. Happy Holidays from our families to yours. 


City Source- News & Updates from City of McCall



Surplus Property



 Resolution 21-31 - Surplus Property 


🚨 Valley County Recycling Center Temporarily Closed 🚨


🚨 Valley County Recycling Center Temporarily Closed 🚨
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
December 7, 2021 
Lake Fork, Idaho – The Valley County recycling center will be temporarily closed as of Wed., December 8th due to a mechanical failure on the bailing machine used to process recyclables. At this time, the County does not have a reopen date estimated. A more thorough assessment of the bailer’s condition and repair status will be forthcoming on Thursday. 
The bailer is a critical piece of equipment at the Valley County recycling center and without it, the facility does not have the capacity to store the collected recyclables before they are shipped to the processing facility. Replacement parts have been difficult to order, and it is not clear when they may arrive to complete the repairs.
“We know this is an inconvenience and appreciate our community’s dedication to recycling,” says Commissioner Dave Bingaman. “We ask that, if possible, you hold on to your recycling materials for now as we work to make repairs and reopen as soon as possible.” 
Valley County is currently in the process of exploring options to expand the bailing facility to increase capacity and limit interruptions in service if mechanical issues occur in the future. 
The recycling center is located at 48 E. Lake Fork Road and typically open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Wednesday from 9:00am to 6:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Annual Tree Lighting - Shop Local & Shop Late


Come downtown for our Holiday Tree Lighting on 2nd Street and Shop Local, Shop Late!
Music starts at 5:30 with the incredible West Mountain Takeover. Thank you so much to Idaho Power for sponsoring the live music! At 6, Santa, with the help of McCall Fire & EMS and McCall Police Department will come to light the tree! After, stick around for more music and pictures with Santa and his sleigh. 200 goodie bags from City of McCall are prepared to hand out, along with specially painted hearts by local kiddos and community members to be hung around the area and at local businesses for our #keepmccallkind campaign! 
Then we will spread out for Shop Local, Shop Late!
If you're looking for more fun, show up early downtown and head to Manchester Ice & Event Centre's Cheap Skate (5$ skating including rentals!) from 5-6:30pm! 

Call to Artists: McCall Public Library Integrated Artwork


Call to Artists: McCall Public Library Integrated Artwork
Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Budget: $60,000
The City of McCall and McCall Public Library Board are seeking an artist or artist-team, 18 years or older and living within Idaho or one of its contiguous states, to work with designers and construction contractors to design, fabricate, and install artwork as a unique integrated or functional aspect of the upcoming 12,000 sq. ft. McCall Public Library Expansion Project. More details and application instructions can be found here:  Call to Artists - McCall Public Library Integrated Artwork.pdf 


Idaho expands Crisis Standards of Care statewide due to surge in COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization


Idaho expands Crisis Standards of Care statewide due to surge in COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has activated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.09 – Crisis Standards of Care For Healthcare Entities. CSC is activated statewide because the massive increase of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization in all areas of the state has exhausted existing resources. CSC was activated on Sept. 6 in North Idaho. This activation, declared today, expands the declaration to the rest of the state.

This action was taken after St. Luke’s Health System requested that CSC be activated. DHW Director Dave Jeppesen convened the CSC Activation Advisory Committee virtually on Sept. 15. The committee recommended that CSC be activated statewide.

“Our hospitals and healthcare systems need our help. The best way to end crisis standards of care is for more people to get vaccinated. It dramatically reduces your chances of having to go to the hospital if you do get sick from COVID-19. In addition, please wear a mask indoors in public and outdoors when it’s crowded to help slow the spread” said DHW Director Jeppesen. “The situation is dire – we don’t have enough resources to adequately treat the patients in our hospitals, whether you are there for COVID-19 or a heart attack or because of a car accident.”

Although DHW has activated CSC, hospitals will implement as needed and according to their own CSC policies. However, not all hospitals will move to that standard of care. If they are managing under their current circumstances, they can continue to do so.

Crisis standards of care are guidelines that help healthcare providers and systems decide how to deliver the best care possible under the extraordinary circumstances of an overwhelming disaster or public health emergency. The guidelines may be used when there are not enough healthcare resources to provide the usual standard of care to people who need it. The goal of crisis standards of care is to extend care to as many patients as possible and save as many lives as possible.

When crisis standards of care are in effect, people who need medical care may get care that is different from what they expect. For example, patients admitted to the hospital may find that hospital beds are not available or are in repurposed rooms (such as a conference room) or that needed equipment is not available. They may have to wait for a bed to open, or be moved to another hospital in or out of state that has the resources they need. Or they might not be prioritized for the limited resources that are available. In other words, someone who is otherwise healthy and would recover more rapidly may get treated or have access to a ventilator before someone who is not likely to recover.

The process to initiate crisis standards of care began when resources were limited to the point of affecting medical care. DHW Director Jeppesen convened the Crisis Standards of Care Activation Advisory Committee on Sept. 15, 2021, to review all the measures that were taken to provide care for the increased number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization. The committee determined that the ability of all Idaho hospitals and healthcare systems to deliver the usual standard of care has been severely affected by the extraordinary influx of patients, and all contingency measures have been exhausted. The committee recommended to the director that crisis standards of care be activated statewide. Director Jeppesen issued his decision on Sept. 16, 2021, under the authority vested in him through the temporary rule.

Efforts will continue with earnest to alleviate the resource constraints in the state caused by the massive increase in the number of COVID-19 patients needing hospitalization. The crisis standards of care will remain in effect until there are sufficient resources to provide the usual standard of care to all patients.

Learn more about crisis standards of care and see an FAQ at https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/idaho-resources/
 


DEACTIVATION OF CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE FOR ALL PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICTS IN THE STATE OF IDAHO EXCEPT FOR THE PANHANDLE HEALTH DISTRICT



City of McCall Seeks Impact Area Planning and Zoning Commission Member


City of McCall Seeks Impact Area Planning and Zoning Commission Member

The City of McCall needs one (1) resident of the Impact Area who has been a resident for at least 2 years to fill a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission duties are defined by Title 67, Chapter 65 of the Idaho Code, and by Title 3 of the McCall City Code. Generally, these duties consist of making recommendations to the City Council and to the County Commissioners respecting comprehensive planning, zoning and subdivision regulations. The Commission also applies the same to the individual proposals brought to the Commission for approval or for recommendation to Council, or County Commission. This Commission acts in this statutory capacity as Planning and Zoning Commission under Idaho Code with respect to zoning and planning in the City proper. The term of office is three years. There are seven members.  

A map of the McCall Impact Area boundary is available on the City of McCall website at http://www.mccall.id.us/1-maps

All interested citizens are encouraged to get involved in City government and help shape our community. This commission plays an important role, and your help is needed. If you are interested in serving on this commission, please submit a letter of interest to BessieJo Wagner, City Clerk, 216 E. Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 or by email at bwagner@mccall.id.us by end of day December 9, 2021.

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McCall Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

_____________________________________________________________

 

 

McCall Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member

The City of McCall is seeking someone with professional experience and/or demonstrated interest in history, historic preservation, archeology, architecture and/or related field to serve on the McCall Historic Preservation Commission. The mission of the Historic Preservation Commission is to “promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public of the City of McCall, Idaho, through the identification, evaluation, designation and protection of those buildings, sites, areas, structures and objects which reflect significant elements of the City’s, the State’s and the nation’s historical architectural, archaeological and cultural heritage” (McCall City Code section 3.20.010).

 

All interested persons should submit a letter of interest and resume by December 3, 2021 to BessieJo Wagner, Clerk, City of McCall, 216 E. Park St., McCall, Idaho 83638 or bwagner@mccall.id.us

 

For more information about the roles, responsibilities and expectations of service on the McCall Historic Preservation Commission, please contact Delta James, Economic Development Planner at 634-3504 or djames@mccall.id.us.

 

 

 

 



Request For Proposal - Financial Auditing Services



Stay up to date on the Smith's Ferry Project



Don't forget about the McCall Mill Whistle: Wins & Whistle Celebration October 28th!



The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) continues to pave Idaho 55 between Donnelly and McCall.


Construction Update
October 22, 2021
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) continues to pave Idaho 55 between Donnelly and McCall.
Crews are working extended hours to expedite construction. Paving of the road and final work on approaches is expected to wrap up over the weekend.
If your driveway or road is repaved please wait 30 minutes to an hour before driving over it.
Safety is ITD's #1 priority
No passing in the project area regardless of road markings
Traffic must stop and wait for the pilot car in the work zone
Do not turn around when waiting for the pilot car
Expect an uneven road surface, and bumps when entering or exiting ID-55
Idaho 55 Smiths Ferry Project Update
Expect:
Full road closures Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm
One-way alternating traffic outside those hours.
To learn more, visit ITDProjects.org/ID55SmithsFerry
Printable Version





Brown Park Fall Construction Update


 "Brown Park contractor construction is going well, and the weather has been in our favor the majority of the park will be 90% complete by the end of the month" said Kurt Wolf, Parks and Recreation Director. Pathway surfacing will begin and construction will continue into November along E. Lake street and the shoreline into the park, weather permitting. The shoreline mitigation and stabilization is also nearing completion and playground installation is slated for late October. It is still unknown whether the park will be opened to the public this fall and we will update the public when known. Some landscaping and final touches will be made in the spring of 2022. For further information or questions please call 208-634-3006, McCall Parks and Recreation. 


Frontline Tree Lighting - September 24, 2021




Lyle Nelson will join the Valley County COVID Task Force to inspire new messaging efforts.


For Immediate Release 

September 27th, 2021 

 

Lyle Nelson will join the Valley County COVID Task Force to inspire new messaging efforts.

 

At the City Council meeting on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, leaders discussed the current state of the coronavirus pandemic in Idaho. During the meeting, City Council heard updates from Chief Operating and Nursing Officer Amber Green and Chief of Staff Dr. Greg Irvine of St. Luke's McCall and statistical information from McCall Police Chief and Incident Commander Justin Williams. 

 

City Council recognized how the impacts of COVID are increasing and the importance of communication and education at a regional level. As a result, Councilor Lyle Nelson was selected to join the existing Valley County Task Force on behalf of the City of McCall. Nelson intends to inspire new and time-appropriate health messaging. 

 

"Why are people complacent? Valley county is the 13th healthiest county in America. We are a caring community, and yet somehow we've allowed ourselves to get to this place," said Councilor Nelson. "We need to say to the public these are the kinds of actions we have to take in this county today! We have to change behavior in this city," he continued.

 

Nelson will join an already well-established task force with leaders representing Central District Health, St. Luke's, Cascade Medical, City of Cascade, County Commissioners, Chamber of Commerce, and West Central Mountains Economic Development Council. 

 

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McCall Hosting a City Tree Lighting to Shine a Light on Frontline Workers.


For Immediate Release 

September 21st, 2021 

 

The City of McCall will light their official Tree in Art Roberts Park on Friday, September 24th, to “Shine a Light on Frontline Workers.” 

 

 

On Friday, September 24th at 7:30 pm, join the City of McCall at Art Robert’s Park by the official city tree to honor all frontline workers during the pandemic. When the tree lights are illuminated, it will shine a light on all dedicated first responders, healthcare professionals, and volunteers who have been integral in keeping our families safe. In Idaho, Crisis Standards of Care were initiated in response to immense stress on our healthcare system. So, it’s important to remember these heroes have no agenda other than to protect, serve and do no harm.

 

“Our city tree has always been a symbol of hope and renewal, and we think it is appropriate to start that feeling of optimism and courage right now,” said Anette Spickard, McCall City Manager. “The tree will continue to shine for all who serve during crisis standards of care.”

Attendees are encouraged to mask at the event and stay home if sick. This public event will be streamed on the city’s Facebook page [Facebook.com/cityofmccall] and then shared across its website and other social media accounts.

 

“We encourage everyone to remember their sacrifice, long hours, counsel, and commitment to us during these unprecedented times. We, who are committed to government service, couldn’t be effective leaders without our law enforcement, physical and mental healthcare teams, and fire and emergency medical service providers. Thank you,” added Mayor Bob Giles.   

 

All frontline workers are encouraged to attend to watch the lights go live on Friday evening. For more information, visit McCall.id.us/shine.

 

 

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McCall Police are actively investigating the vandalism at St. Luke's McCall.


McCall Police Department is actively working on the investigation surrounding the vandalism of the monument signs at St. Luke's McCall. There is currently no evidence indicating the hospital or staff were targeted due to COVID policies since they do not issue mandates or govern. "Criminal behavior such as this is not tolerated within our united community," said Chief Justin Williams. He encourages anyone with information to contact the McCall Police Department at 208-634-7144. To use email, send it to police@mccall.id.us You may also send a message using Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/McCallPD  



City of McCall responds to local vandalism and is "outraged" by the act.


For Immediate Release 

September 20th, 2021 

 

On Saturday, September 18th, 2021, an act of vandalism occurred on the St. Luke’s Hospital Campus. 

An individual or individuals used orange spray paint to vandalize three of their monument signs with a swastika, a known symbol of hate. We at the City of McCall are outraged.  

 

McCall is a small community made up of neighbors that work and volunteer at our local hospital. Our community and its families are touched daily by the good deeds and care from our friends and colleagues at St. Luke’s McCall. Now more than ever, they need our support and respect. This hateful act is unacceptable, and our McCall Police Department is actively pursuing it. 

 

Our opinions may vary surrounding politics or healthcare, but our values remain the same. We love and respect this beautiful place we call home and have an unspoken responsibility to care for and support each other.   We are better together, especially during this difficult time.   


Mayor Bob Giles has this to say:

“This is totally unacceptable behavior and is not a representation of what our community stands for. I am saddened that such a hateful act has happened in our precious town. We are better than this. The St. Luke’s institution is working overtime to keep us safe and protected. I want all of our healthcare workers to know that their city leaders are behind them and see them as valued partners.”  

 

Please join us in condemning this act of defacement and show your support to our local friends at St. Luke’s McCall. 

 

If you have any information concerning this illegal activity, please report it to our local McCall Police Department at 208-634-7144. To use email, send it to police@mccall.id.us You may also send a message using Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/McCallPD 

 

 

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GOLF COURSE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION Monday and Tuesday


GOLF COURSE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

Golfers,

We aim to keep city facilities maintained and accommodating. Therefore the parking lot is scheduled to be paved on Monday, September 20th, and Tuesday, September 21st. During this time, the McCall Golf Course will be closed. Granite Construction will work as quickly as possible to have the course reopened for Wednesday, September 22nd.

We understand this is an inconvenient break in service for many, and we apologize. Unfortunately, there is a small window for construction as the snow season approaches. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this 48-hour break in play.

Sincerely,

McCall Golf Club





While local COVID-19 infections continue to increase and strain our local health system, City of McCall urges education and makes facility changes to protect service capability.


PR 9.10.2021 Mask Update | Printable

While local COVID-19 infections continue to increase and strain our local health system, City of McCall urges education and makes facility changes to protect service capability. 

 

In last night's meeting of McCall City Council, local St. Luke's Hospital representatives presented updated statistics and stressed a renewed warning to our community. Chief Operating and Nursing Officer Amber Green and Dr. Paddy O. Kinney shared information that showed an increase of infections expected to continue in the coming months. 

So far, eight days into September, 365 tests have been performed, and 65 were positive in the local St. Luke's facility. "Of the 65 that tested positive, 34 were actual McCall Residents. The majority of the positives are coming from our age group 0 to 17," reported Amber Green.  System-wide, Green noted that 71% of critical care patients are COVID related, and 98% of those COVID Patients are unvaccinated. Green also explained that they expect to see a peak in cases in early to mid-October, according to the projection data. 


Dr. Paddy Kinney told a sad story of what providers see on the front lines. "It's been a trying time for everybody," Kinney shared. He expressed concern that they are witnessing patient deaths and children on ventilators. In addition, he reported to Council that 92-93% of patients admitted to the hospital are not vaccinated, and 98% of those intubated are not vaccinated. St. Lukes McCall stresses the importance of vaccination to help protect against the virus and reduce stress on the health care system to provide the best care. 

 

Chief of Police Justin Williams informed Council that beginning Monday, September 13th, all city-run facilities would require masks. City staff provides and encourages by-appointment and virtual communication for services to further protect those who cannot mask and reduce impacts to staff,. Anette Spickard, City Manager, added, "we have a fairly small staff, and we need to protect our ability to serve the public."  City Council stated that we should continue to educate the public and protect our staff. 

 

Resources: 

 

www.mccall.id.us | www.protectyourmountainplayground.com  | www.maskupmccall.com 

 

Quick Recap: 

  • In McCall, masks are required in all City Facilities.  
  • St. Luke's is seeing increased cases made up of primarily unvaccinated patients.
  • Positive cases are expected to peak in early to mid-October.
  • Vaccinations are the best tool to protect the community. 



MEDIA CONTACT:

Erin Greaves

Communications Manager

208-634-8966

egreaves@mccall.id.us

 

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MGC to Aerify greens the week of Sept 13th


Golf Course staff will also plan to Aerify greens the week of the 13th having 18 holes open while 9 holes are worked on. Contact McCall Golf Course for questions at 634-4867


Golf Course Budget Workshop and Open house! Tonight September 1st - 4pm to 6pm




McCall Golf Club Pro-Shop confirms two employees test positive for COVID-19



For Immediate Release

August 31, 2021

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Justin Williams

Chief of Police

208-634-7144

williamsj@mccall.id.us

 


McCall Golf Club Pro-Shop confirms two employees test positive for COVID-19


The City of McCall has been notified that two employees of the McCall Golf Club Pro-Shop have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are currently quarantining as recommended.  We urge all patrons and visitors of the facility between Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28, to monitor themselves for any possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headaches, confusion, or loss of sense of taste/smell). COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. While the probability of infection remains low, visitors are encouraged to seek medical attention or testing should symptoms arise.  If you have questions about COVID-19, symptoms, exposures, or where and when to be tested you can call Central District Health’s call center Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm at 208-321-2222. 

The McCall Golf Club has been sanitized according to Centers for Disease Control recommendations and remains open for play. To learn more about what to do after a potential COVID-19 exposure, visit the CDC’s website.


City of McCall Parks and Recreation Accepting Large Concession Proposals


Notice statement:

The City of McCall Parks and Recreation Department is accepting proposals for commercial activity per Resolution No. 11-25,  Attachment A: Guidelines for Commercial Activity Concession Sales within McCall City Parks . Large Concession Proposals can be submitted as of Sept 1st  through November 15th . Small Concessions will be advertised and open December 1st through February 28th.  The Guidelines for Commercial activity can be viewed on the city website www.mccall.id.us. If you have questions concerning the process please contact Kurt Wolf Parks and Recreation Director at 634-8967.


Read The Guidelines for Commercial Activity and Concession Sales within McCall City Parks


Legacy Park Beach Clean-up


Beach Clean-up will continually be performed by our Parks and Recreation staff on a regular basis as the lake recedes. Magnets are used to collect metal debris that wash up due to the history of the Old Mill. We appreciate those community members that also collect and discard debris. Thank you!  




Swim Lanes Closed for Season


Swim lanes, ladders, and buoys have been removed for the season at Rotary Park. Repairs will be made and replacement of anchors will be completed by Inland Marine. Lake water will drop earlier this year which lead to the decision of early removal for repairs. They’ll be back next summer, till then keep enjoying Rotary’s swim beach!


Historic Cambium Peeled Tree Found at Rotary Park


Free September 25 presentation will highlight importance of cambium peeled trees to the Indigenous peoples of North America

McCall, Idaho —

There is a special tree at Rotary Park in McCall. The large Ponderosa Pine provides a unique glimpse into the lives, and diets, of the Indigenous peoples that called McCall home.

On Saturday, September 25, beginning at 10 am at Rotary Park, Nez Perce Cultural Resources Program Director Nakia Williamson will provide a free outdoor public presentation on the importance of cambium bark peeling to the Indigenous peoples of North America.

This presentation hosted by the City of McCall Historic Preservation Commission and is provided free to the public thanks to a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Rotary Park is located at 333 W. Lake Street in McCall.

To learn more about McCall history and to download the free McCall Historic Tour app, please go to mccall.id.us/historic-preservation.


Golf Course to Grind & Repave Parking Lot


Granite Paving and Excavation plans on a start date of September 13th  to grind and repave the parking lot.  This will be a two-week process during that time the parking lot will be closed to parking through the workday with limited access for deliveries or people passing through to the golf course on golf carts. Designated parking will be made available in the maintenance yard and shuttle service for players. There will be signage as to call for a shuttle etc. if needed.  Parking will be open from Friday evening to Sunday evening.  



 


Golf Budget Workshop - September 1st - 4pm to 6pm




Due to wildfire smoke, BURNING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. Air quality is forecast to be in the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS


Due to wildfire smoke, BURNING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT. Air quality is forecast to be in the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS* category and is anticipated to remain in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups through the week. 
Hourly levels are expected to range from the Moderate (Yellow) to the Unhealthy (Red) categories through the day with higher values in the morning and evening hours. 
Note: air quality may fluctuate with slight changes in weather conditions and fire behavior and may improve temporarily with daily weather patterns. The pollutant of concern is Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5). 

What does the agenda item "Covid-19 Update and Review of Mask Metrics Status" mean to the public?


Tonight during McCall City Council,  the agenda item "Covid-19 Update and Review of Mask Metrics Status" will be on the agenda as it has been in for every meeting in the past year or more. 


What does that mean? The City Council will get an update from staff and/or health professionals as to the current status of the Coronavirus in McCall/ Valley County. 
Will they vote on a mask mandate tonight? No, Councilors will have the option to ask staff to prepare documents for discussion and vote at a future meeting if they wish. 
Can I still comment on masks now? Yes, you have the ability to share your feelings and position on masks at any time using the general comment form submittal found here is.gd/cUZEyR
Recap: There is currently no mask mandate in place in McCall although the CDC recommends masks be worn in indoor public spaces. 
The Council set mask metrics as a guide with the help of Central District Health. - t.ly/e4Z7
The school district is not affected by choices made by the McCall City Council regarding masking.


Watch the meeting online at: https://youtu.be/LUkEcDJF8xc



Trident Holdings LLC Proposed Land Exchange Application - Letter Denying request for Land Exchange.


Please click here to read the entire document from IDL in response to the Trident Holdings Land Exchange Application.


City Manager Open Office Hours - Stay in the know!



Wednesdays from 2 pm to 4 pm the McCall City Manager holds open office hours. Schedule your meeting by calling City Hall at 208-634-7142 or 208-634-8966.




Pine Creek Ranch Draft Scope of Work for the Environmental Assessment - Opens for Comment on July 22nd.


Parcels RPM00000150605 and RP18N03E154641 (Properties owned by Pine Creek Ranch, LLC)

View the Area of Critical Concern Webpage

The City of McCall is requesting public comment on the Draft Scope of Work for the Environmental Assessment for the Area of Critical Concern pursuant to McCall City Code Section 9.7.08 beginning Thursday, July 22nd, 2021. More information can be found by visiting https://www.mccall.id.us/AOCC or McCall City Hall, 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID. Comment on this item will be accepted beginning July 22, 2021, until August 5, 2021.  Written comments can be submitted online using the link found on the webpage or addressed to: 

Brian Parker, City Planner

216 E. Park Street

McCall, ID 83638               

(208) 634-4256

bparker@mccall.id.us

  



Brown Park Construction


Stay updated on Brown Park Construction and learn more about the project here. We are looking forward to the new playground features that will be installed by the fall of 2021. McCall -Donnelly School District students at Barbara R. Morgan Elementary and Donnelly Elementary as well as Sprouts Daycare children were given the opportunity last spring to cast their vote on the play features they liked best. We think they did a great job! 



Important Water Department Message to Conserve Water




City of McCall Wildlife Feeding Ordinance Not Active


The ordinance may need to be read aloud three more times before the vote to adopt. 


During the meeting on July 8, 2021, staff presented the McCall City Council with an ordinance prohibiting wildlife feeding inside city limits. The five councilors had two decisions to make that evening, one vote to suspend the rules, referring to the actual reading of the ordinance, and the other considering its adoption. 

Although the Council voted 3-2 to pass the Wildlife feeding ordinance, the ordinance was not adopted due to a procedural error regarding the suspension of the rules.


Why? 

Idaho code 50-902 states that to pass an ordinance, the ordinance must be read three times at three different meetings, with the first two readings by Title and the third reading in full. 


What happened? 

The vote to suspend the second and third readings requires four affirmative votes (1/2 plus one of the entire Council) for the motion to pass per that same code.  That evening, the vote was 3 in favor and 2 against the suspension of the rules. Therefore, the motion should have failed, but the City Council proceeded with a single reading and vote.  Since the motion should not have been approved, the second vote to adopt the ordinance was void.  Although there was a reading by Title only, it was not in the context of three readings. 


What’s next? 

The process will be restarted to correct the error, with three readings at three different meetings. At each meeting, the Council could choose to vote for a suspension of the rules. Please note that only the suspension of the rules requires a ½ plus one affirmative vote. The adoption of the ordinance only takes an affirmative majority vote to pass (3-2).


4th of July- Know before you go!


A little know before you go 
  • Mountain weather changes quickly so be ready for anything! 
  • Aerial Fireworks are not permitted due to fire concerns. Stick to sparklers and snakes!  
  • Fireworks will be launched on the 4th at dark. 
  • For information or assistance visit the McCall Welcome Tent at Legacy Park on July 4th.
  • Wear those colors! We love red, white and blue! 
  • More info on the 4th https://www.mccall.id.us/liberty

Parking & Transportation

  • Public Transportation is available so take a ride on the bus! Use a stop or flag down the Bluebird Express! 
  • Railroad Avenue is closed to left turns as a trial to improve traffic flow and increase safety. 
  • Park and Walk. We are a small town and you can walk everywhere! Reduce traffic by walking or riding on free transportation. 
  • McCall has a parking app - find it here>

Parks Info

  • Alcohol is not permitted in beachfront parks over the holiday so plan accordingly. Visit a local pub or restaurant for libations. 
  • Parks close 30 minutes after dark.
  • Brown Park is closed for improvements. 
  • Keep your dogs on a leash and off the sand! Recreate Responsibly! 
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News from Lakeshore Disposal Regarding Commercial (Dumpster) Pickup


Since Friday the 25th, Lakeshore Disposal has been experiencing service difficulties due to truck repairs. They are trying to find creative solutions as we make our way into the holiday weekend and ask for your patience. 

A truck has arrived and they plan to run straight through the next 24 hours to catch up but will not be able to collect cardboard due to truck storage limitations. Please excuse their noise as they attempt to collect the night and consider taking a little extra time to compact and conserve so that you will have more room to store garbage at your location. 

Who is affected? Condos and businesses - those who have garbage collection done out of a large dumpster. 

Lakeshore asks for your patience during this difficult time and assures they understand and regret the pressure being placed on you all during the 4th of July weekend.  For those of you interested in self hauling here are the local details of the transfer site. 

CONTACT

Transfer Site:

240 Spink Lane
Donnelly, Idaho 83615
(off of Farm to Market Road)

(208) 634-7712

Open 8 AM to 5 PM
Monday  – Saturday


Keep dogs on a leash & off the beach


A reminder that dogs need to be on the leash and not on the sand. The only beach zone for dogs is past the marina and it is labeled with a dog area sign.  Please pick up after your dogs!








The City of McCall Mayor and Council is accepting applications to fill an at-large vacancy on the City Council


AT-LARGE VACANCY  

The City of McCall Mayor and Council is accepting applications to fill an at-large vacancy on the City Council. The term of office for this appointment will be from the date of appointment until the second Thursday in January 2022, whereupon the position will then be filled by whoever is elected in the November 2, 2021, municipal election for this Council seat. The selected individual will be expected to participate in no less than three regularly scheduled City Council meetings a month and Special Meetings as needed during this appointment. Those interested in being appointed to fill the vacancy must meet the Requirements for Office outlined below and shall submit a completed application signed in the presence of the City of McCall City Clerk or their designee no later than 5:00 p.m., July 30, 2021.

 

Requirements for Office:

1.        Must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen 

2.        Must be a qualified elector and registered voter of City of McCall at time of application;

3.        Must have resided within the boundaries of the City of McCall for at least thirty (30) consecutive days immediately preceding the date of appointment;

 

Applicants for office will be interviewed by the Mayor and City Council in a special City Council meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. on August 5, 2021, at the McCall City Hall, Lower Level, 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID, and virtual via MS Teams. The Mayor and Council will then select an applicant to fill the vacancy to be appointed at the August 26, 2021, Regular Council Meeting. The selected candidate will be given the oath of office and expected to take the seat on August 26th.


First "Singletrack sidewalk" in the Valley County Pathways trail system is open!


 Valley County Pathways posted today: The Heinrich Demonstration Trail, our first "singletrack sidewalk" in the Valley County Pathways trail system, is open to public use! Trail signs were put up this morning with Wes Keller, who had a power auger for post-hole digging ... perfect! The trail is accessed from the North Valley Trail, south of McCall ... Many thanks to all of our volunteers for helping with this project!



City of McCall will implement a no-left turn trial on Railroad Avenue and N. 3rd Street for the summer of 2021.


Beginning Tuesday, June 29th, the City of McCall will implement a no-left turn trial on Railroad Avenue and N. 3rd Street for the summer of 2021.

The goal of the trial is to alleviate traffic congestion and increase safety. This intersection has been outlined as an area of concern and this trial is a creative and possible solution.

McCall Public Works and the McCall Police Department would like to hear your comments surrounding the temporary change as they plan the way forward. After you've experienced the change, please take a moment to give us your thoughts but taking this quick 2-minute survey. Find it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/noleft




Water Line break on Samson Trail that is expected to affect most customers. *No boil water order anticipated.


Today, June 28, 2021,  a City of McCall Service Contractor mistakenly hit the 8” water main on Samson Trail. It is currently being repaired. All water customers are expected to be affected. *There is no cause for concern at this time and no boil water order is anticipated. McCall Water Department is advising all water customers to flush faucets for 20 minutes. The Water Department will also be flushing lines to clear debris. We apologize for the inconvenience and will notify you if there is a change to instructions. Please follow our website news for information or social media.



Stick with the legal fireworks sold at our local fireworks stands, including snakes and sparklers.


A Reminder from McCall Fire & EMS

It is hot and dry in Central Idaho! The most probable risk the community of McCall faces is wildfire, and the most probable cause is aerial fireworks. Aerial fireworks are illegal to discharge in Idaho without a permit, training, and insurance, including on private property. Our firefighters and law enforcement officers are working very hard this week to keep our citizens and visitors safe. Please do not add to their workload. Do your part, be a law-abiding citizen, and forgo discharging aerial fireworks.
Stick with the legal fireworks sold at our local fireworks stands, including snakes and sparklers.



June 24th Council Update



Councilor Holmes resigns as of August 12th - Council will decide the vacancy timeline this week at the 6/24 meeting.


On June 17th, 2021, Councilor Melanie Holmes submitted her letter of resignation effective August 12, 2021, citing moving out of the area for family matters as her reasoning. The letter in its entirety can be viewed in this week's City Council Packet. During Thursday's meeting, staff is requesting that the Council give direction to staff as to the timeline for seeking applications and setting the interview date for candidates. 


Lakeside Liberty Fest is on!


City of McCall will be hosting Lakeside Liberty Fest this year to celebrate the 4th of July. Events will begin on the 3rd with their annual Outdoor Movie by the Payette Lake. This year's movie celebrates McCall's love of hockey with a showing of "Miracle" Rated PG and sponsored by Cheap Thrills and Idaho Power in partnership with City of McCall Parks & Recreation and Public Library. If you love hockey, show your spirit and wear that jersey! 

Vendors have signed up to sell food, host activities, and share information along East Lake Street on the 3rd and 4th but vendors and times will vary so hit the beach or take a walk along East Lake Street and check it out!   Also on the 4th of July, no matter your age or size you can take a wet ride on the 50 Foot slip n slide right into the Payette Lake at Art Robert's Park.

Special events are happening all over McCall at local area businesses and to check those out make sure to use the McCall Area Chamber's official Fourth of July activity guide! 

Fireworks will be presented on the 4th of July over the Payette Lake presented by the McCall Area Chamber of Commerce at 10 pm. 

A little know before you go - 

  • Mountain weather changes quickly so be ready for anything! 
  • Keep your dogs on a leash! 
  • Recreate Responsibly! 
  • Public Transportation is available so take a ride on the bus! Use a stop or flag down the Bluebird Express! 
  • Alcohol is not permitted in beachfront parks over the holiday so plan accordingly. Visit a local pub or restaurant for libations. 
  • Brown Park is closed for improvements. 
  • Wear those colors! We love red, white and blue! 
  • For information or assistance visit the McCall Welcome Tent at Legacy Park on July 4th.

Valley County Idaho Wildfire Evacuation Checklist


At the VCFWG meeting, we discussed having an evacuation checklist for the whole County. Attached you will find a Valley County evacuation checklist. It is a public resource to share and discuss with your family.


Noxious Weed Newsletter June 2021




The TutorMobile is granted an engagement award for a unique concept that has united nonprofits groups and city departments in service to area children.


The TutorMobile is granted an engagement award for a unique concept that has united nonprofits groups and city departments in service to area children. 

On June 2, 2021, The Association of Idaho Cities awarded “TutorMobile” a 2021 City Achievement Award for Community Engagement. 

The TutorMobile that serves the McCall, Idaho area, is a unique concept that united two city departments with local area non-profit groups dedicated to bridging learning gaps for youth.

Originally created in response to education barriers created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the TutorMobile prioritized densely populated neighborhoods with a reported a lack of access to technology and economic disparities in an effort to bring access and educational opportunities. 

 

The McCall-Donnelly School District 2020-21 school year was a combination of hybrid learning online and in-person.  For those households without internet, working parents or both, the gap among the have and have nots was growing even more, leaving children far behind.  

 

The project, ignited by The Shepard’s Home, partnered with McCall Parks and Recreation, McCall Public Library and the Payette Lakes Community Association (PLCA) to provide staff and resources to activate the program. 

 

They began in Fall of 2020, developing the route and gathering tools to take into McCall neighborhoods for tutoring, library and STEM activity services.  In-person tutors were sent into neighborhoods to help students with homework, introduce new concepts and keep students practicing reading and math skills to stay at grade level. Fun science experiments such as baking soda volcanos and electric circuits keep students engaged in hands-on experiments, an aspect that has been lost during virtual education.

 

Covid-19 and online learning have contributed to an increase in apathy among students towards education and learning. By supplying in-person tutors in a safe manner and fun educational activities we hope to be reinvigorating the excitement to learn in students and provide connections that have been lost during this time. Fun science experiments such as baking soda volcanos and electric circuits keep students engaged in hands-on experiments, an aspect that has been lost during virtual education. “Our work in these neighborhoods has brought and will continue to bring access to educational opportunities with the goal to inspire lifelong learners,” said Amanda Keaveny Shepherd Home Administrator.

 

Currently around 20 students are reached each week during 2-hour long sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays. These students are engaging in educational activities that spark curiosity and innovation, encouraging them to inquire about the world around them and grow into engaged citizens.

 

The collaboration between the Shepherd's Home, McCall Parks and Recreation, the McCall Public Library and PLCA has enabled students to thrive during a difficult time. This public private partnership has been a success due to many factors from the committed nonprofit volunteers and dedicated city staff time to necessary program resources such as the McCall Parks and Recreation bus, McCall Public Library hotspot, STEM activities and of course their book access.

 

Casey Bruck, McCall Public Library, Programming Librarian, even had the opportunity to highlight the TutorMobile at the International Federation of Libraries Association’s round table on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Using this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK1a2tZhktQ   he was able to highlight the unique program and it’s ability to create change.  https://sdgs.un.org/goals 

 

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

 

The program is still available during the summer, and anyone can request a visit to your area by calling or texting 208-634-1152.

 

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Non-Profit Descriptions
 

  • Shepherd’s Home - A cherished and highly-regarded regional resource, providing not only a loving home for children in crisis but also providing additional programs for its residents and for community members to support the prevention of child abuse.
  • Payette Lake Community Association – Providing a safe environment after school which promotes education, social enrichment, and character development of youth.

 

 




COVID-19 Mobile Vaccines - St. Luke’s is making it easy for you to get a COVID-19 vaccine.



COVID-19 mobile vaccine unit will be in the following communities:

McCall – Tuesday, June 22 

9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. 

The Terrace - Ponderosa Center 

(adjacent to Hotel McCall, across the street from Legacy Park)

1117 E. Lake Street, McCall

Riggins – Wednesday, June 23

8 a.m.-noon

St. Luke’s Clinic – Salmon River Family Medicine

214 N. Main Street, Riggins

New Meadows, Wednesday, June 23 2:30-6 p.m.

St. Luke’s Clinic – Meadows Valley Family Medicine

320 Virginia Street, New Meadows

McCall - Thursday, June 24

9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. 

Market Place at McCall, west side of parking lot off Third Street (HWY 55) 411 Deinhard Lane, McCall


Council will review more details regarding an ordinance that would prohibit feeding wildlife within the city.



Council will review more details regarding an ordinance that would prohibit feeding wildlife within the city.

On Thursday, May 27th, 2021 at the Regular City Council Meeting, a proposal was presented to McCall City Council by the McCall Police Department and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to create a city ordinance that would prohibit feeding wildlife within the city.

This ordinance, if created and passed, would prohibit the intentional feeding of non-domestic animals (with the exception of songbirds) in the city limits. Emphasis would be placed on public education, and repeated willful violations could result in fines and/or misdemeanor charges.  


Why?

  • One reason cited for the proposal included the increased amount of deer congregating within the city limits, which has led to increased traffic hazards, complaints of property damage, and an increased number of calls for MPD and Fish and Game to respond to injured and dead deer in town.
  • Another reason cited for the proposal was the hazard caused by large amounts of deer attracting predators such as mountain lions to urban areas.

City council members asked the representative in attendance from Fish and Game to speak about a possible transition plan for the deer that currently reside in town year-round and have become dependent on being fed, as McCall is not natural winter range for mule deer.

Regan Berkley, Regional Wildlife Manager with Fish and Game, explained that a good faith effort would be made to trap and relocate as many of the deer as possible and re-release them with wild herds in winter range where they could become reaccustomed to natural migration patterns.

Berkley explained that there is a possible outbreak of exotic lice among the deer within the city of McCall. These lice can cause loss of hair in deer, which makes surviving harsh winters more difficult. Effective treatment for the lice includes trapping the same deer multiple times over the span of several months, which is very difficult and unlikely to yield favorable results.

 As such, if deer trapped for relocation were examined to have lice by a veterinarian, relocation would not be possible due to the risk of infecting other healthy deer populations.

What's next?

The City Council agreed to hear more details about the proposed ordinance as well as review a draft of the ordinance at the next Regular City Council Meeting.

If you have questions about the draft ordinance, contact MPD at 208-634-7144, if you have questions about deer relocation or health, contact IDFG at 208-634-8137. 

Follow www.mccall.id.us/packets to make comment on this proposal. 


Memorial Day campers and outdoor recreationists encouraged to be good stewards, show respect for Idaho lands


NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media contact: Steve Stuebner, Idaho Recreate Responsibly coordinator, 208-484-0295, sstuebner@cableone.net 

Memorial Day campers and outdoor recreationists encouraged to be good stewards, show respect for Idaho lands

BOISE – (May 27, 2021) – Many people – potentially record numbers of people – are expected to venture into Idaho State Parks, National Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands and other federal and state lands to go camping and engage in outdoor recreation activities over Memorial Day weekend, the traditional beginning of the summer outdoor season.

State and federal agency officials urge campers and recreationists to Recreate Responsibly this weekend by setting a positive example as good land stewards and outdoor ambassadors. Practice Leave No Trace principles such as packing out garbage and planning ahead. Make a plan with several options for where to go on what could be a very busy weekend with good weather statewide (see where to go tips/links below).

“Now that the coronavirus restrictions are easing, we expect potentially record numbers of people to venture onto Idaho’s state and federal lands this weekend and throughout the summer,” said Susan Buxton, Director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. “Based on the unprecedented number of visitors last year, we encourage people to show respect for our state and federal lands and camping facilities to ensure everyone can enjoy them.”

Already, several incidents of bad behavior have led to the closure of camping areas in Idaho, officials said.

Last year, a record 7.6 million residents and non-residents visited Idaho’s State Parks, breaking the previous record by 1.2 million visitors. Idaho 2020 fishing license sales increased by more than 55,500 anglers, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

So far in 2021, Idaho State Parks have seen an increased number of visitors, well above last year’s record-setting pace, and officials expect the trend to continue.

More tips for Memorial Day weekend and beyond:

• Know where to go - tap into Idaho trip-planning resources. Reserve your campsite in advance (highly recommended)

o Recreate Responsibly web site

o Idaho State Parks

o Recreation.gov (for reserving campgrounds)

o Idaho National Forest interactive web site

o Idaho Fish and Game Fishing Planner web site provides hundreds of tips on where to go fishing for the traditional Memorial Day fishing season opener.

o BLM Idaho recreation resources

o Visit Idaho tourism site provides vast resources for where to go, what to do and more.

o Look for trails to explore statewide: Trails.idaho.gov

• Practice proper trail/boat ramp/dock etiquette – Be patient and neighborly to other outdoor recreationists, including those who might be engaging in a different type of activity than you are.

• Prevent human-caused wildfires – 80 percent of the wildfire starts in Idaho are started by humans in a typical year. Be sure to snuff out your campfire by fully by dousing it with water before leaving your camp site.

“Preventable wildfires threaten lives, property and precious resources every year,” said Grant Beebe, Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management Fire. “Fewer human-caused wildfires allow our firefighters to focus on lightning ignitions – the fires we can’t prevent. Firefighters are needed more than ever to keep Americans safe, so please, do your part to prevent human-caused wildfires.”

So far in 2021, Idaho is reporting 170 wildfires that have burned 3,100 acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Of those, only two fires and 2 acres were lightning-caused. Ninety-eight percent of the fires were human-caused.

• Remember that Idaho lands are also working lands for livestock grazing, timber production, mineral exploration and commercial outfitting. Show respect for other multiple uses.

• Show respect for wildlife. View them at a distance. Keep dogs on a leash if you encounter wildlife or to comply with leash-dog requirements in campgrounds. Also, if you are camping in bear country, be mindful of food-storage tips for your safety.

• Dispose of human waste properly – use an outhouse, bring a portable toilet for your camping group, or dig a cat hole at least 6 inches deep to dispose of waste properly. See Tread Lightly video on how to bury human waste properly.

• Follow state and federal covid guidelines.

o Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

o Idaho Department of Health and Welfare https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/

o Idaho Public Health Districts https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/health-wellness/community-health/public-health-districts

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Memorial Day Weekend- Recreate Responsibly and Respectfully Idaho


Press Release from Idaho State Parks and Recreation Read Here:


Memorial Day Campers and Outdoor Recreationists Encouraged to Be Good Stewards, Show Respect for Idaho Lands

Thursday May 27, 2021

Many people – potentially record numbers of people – are expected to venture into Idaho State Parks, National Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands and other federal and state lands to go camping and engage in outdoor recreation activities over Memorial Day weekend, the traditional beginning of the summer outdoor season.

State and federal agency officials urge campers and recreationists to Recreate Responsibly this weekend by setting a positive example as good land stewards and outdoor ambassadors. Practice Leave No Trace principles such as packing out garbage and planning ahead. Make a plan with several options for where to go on what could be a very busy weekend with good weather statewide (see where to go tips/links below).

“Now that the coronavirus restrictions are easing, we expect potentially record numbers of people to venture onto Idaho’s state and federal lands this weekend and throughout the summer,” said Susan Buxton, Director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. “Based on the unprecedented number of visitors last year, we encourage people to show respect for our state and federal lands and camping facilities to ensure everyone can enjoy them.”

Already, several incidents of bad behavior have led to the closure of camping areas in Idaho, officials said.

Last year, a record 7.6 million residents and non-residents visited Idaho’s State Parks, breaking the previous record by 1.2 million visitors. Idaho 2020 fishing license sales increased by more than 55,500 anglers, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

So far in 2021, Idaho State Parks have seen an increased number of visitors, well above last year’s record-setting pace, and officials expect the trend to continue.

More tips for Memorial Day weekend and beyond:

  • Know where to go - tap into Idaho trip-planning resources. Reserve your campsite in advance (highly recommended)
  • Practice proper trail/boat ramp/dock etiquette – Be patient and neighborly to other outdoor recreationists, including those who might be engaging in a different type of activity than you are.  
  • Prevent human-caused wildfires – 80 percent of the wildfire starts in Idaho are started by humans in a typical year. Be sure to snuff out your campfire by fully by dousing it with water before leaving your camp site.

“Preventable wildfires threaten lives, property and precious resources every year,” said Grant Beebe, Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management Fire. “Fewer human-caused wildfires allow our firefighters to focus on lightning ignitions – the fires we can’t prevent. Firefighters are needed more than ever to keep Americans safe, so please, do your part to prevent human-caused wildfires.”

So far in 2021, Idaho is reporting 170 wildfires that have burned 3,100 acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Of those, only two fires and 2 acres were lightning-caused. Ninety-eight percent of the fires were human-caused.

Recreate Responsibly Idaho is a partnership of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, the Idaho Department of Commerce, the Idaho Department of Lands, the federal Bureau of Land Management,  National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service to promote wise use of the state's natural resources.


Get ready to ride the Bluebird Express for Summer Route Memorial Day Weekend – Dedication May 28th at Centennial Park.


Get ready to ride the Bluebird Express for Summer Route Memorial Day Weekend – Dedication May 28th at Centennial Park.

McCall, Idaho  - May 24th, 2021 

            

 

Meet at McCall’s Centennial Park this Friday, May 28th, 2021, at 1:30 pm for the official sendoff of the new Mountain Community Transit service, the Bluebird Express. Collaboratively sponsored by the City of McCall and Brundage Mountain Resort for the summer service and winter service, area leaders and staff are excited to see this project “hit the road” and serve our community.   

 

“This partnership is something we all recognized as a necessity. We hope it will reduce traffic in the downtown, increase pedestrian safety while encouraging more bus riders, and creating an important link between the city and our partner Brundage Mountain during our recreational winters,” said Mayor Bob Giles.

 

Mountain Community Transit will start the summer route this Memorial Day Weekend. Typically, the route will operate on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm with three twenty-minute loops through the downtown corridor area (Super 8 to the Brundage Inn), however on special holiday weekends, it will run Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The new route will run all summer through Labor Day Weekend, then transition for its winter service to Brundage Mountain.  

 

The Bluebird Express is a “FREE” ride offering passengers convenient hop-on and hop-off service anywhere on the summer loop. Passengers can get a sticker to place on their clothing to help the bus driver identify that they want to use the service or easily quickly raise their hand and wave the bus over. The new unique bus design will highlight it as a signature route dedicated to Summer and Winter routes.  Schedule brochures are available at all McCall Hotels, City Hall, and on the bus. 

 

Mountain Community Transit would like to invite everyone to come out and ride the new service this Memorial Day Weekend. 

                                                                

·         Schedule brochures available at hotels, City Hall, and on the bus 

·         Bus Route will run from Super 8 to Brundage Inn in a continuous loop 

·         Wave and the bus will stop 

·         Service is “FREE”

·         Regular weekend hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm

·         Holiday hours Friday - Monday, 11 am to 9 pm

 

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Library Bond Passes- The next chapter begins at the McCall Public Library


McCall Public Library - May 2021

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Library Bond Passes 

McCall, IdahoMay 19th, 2020 

 

The next chapter begins at the McCall Public Library

 

Unofficial election results were announced showing that the Library Expansion Bond passed with McCall city resident voters on May 18th, 2021. Valley County Election Clerk reports 780 voters took part in the decision, with 608 voting yes on the $4.2M Bond. The supermajority requirement was exceeded, with 78% of voters choosing yes on the project.

 

“The public’s clear support of the plan means so much to our hardworking team. It was a collaborative effort that included so many volunteers and staff over many years. A special thanks to the Library Board of Trustees, the Expansion Committee, the Library Foundation and of course, the Library’s generous donors. The efforts of our partners will be on display for the next 50 years or more in a new beautiful public building designed by the community for the community,” said Anette Spickard, City Manager.

 

A repaired and renovated library promises improved access and space that includes private study rooms, larger gathering spaces, technology improvements, and parking. The design adds longevity and sustainability to the public facility that serves a multi-generation public.

 

Mayor Bob Giles added, “I’ve had the pleasure of serving on City Council as this project was developed, through the imagining, planning, and financing stages. Today is an exciting day. The new Library will be a gift to the future of McCall, and I am so proud of our team and their commitment.”  

 

The next chapter begins immediately with construction planning, timelines, and coordination with a goal set to complete by Summer 2023.  Follow the city’s progress on the project at mccall.id.us or mccalllibraryexpansion.com


Golf Course Opening Friday, May 21st!


Official announcement the McCall Golf Club will open its 2021 season Friday, May 21 at 1 pm!  www.mccallgolfclub.com 

Book a Tee Time!


McCall Fire at Riverfont Park




Idaho has moved from Stage 3 to Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds Plan


Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, in coordination with Governor Brad Little, announced yesterday that Idaho has moved from Stage 3 to Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds Plan. People no longer have to submit attestation forms for events to CDH, unless they reside in the City of Boise. That means no limitations on McCall events and normal approvals are in place. 


More from Idaho Health and Welfare


Fundraising Opportunity for Non-Profits!



The City of McCall would like to offer the opportunity to Non-Profits in the McCall Community to apply for free booth space over 4th of July weekend during Lakeside Liberty Fest. If interested or if you would like more information complete the form in the link.

Click here to apply 

Learn more about Lakeside Liberty Fest events on our Liberty Fest Page




McCall City Council lifts mask mandate due to metrics met but encourages the public to follow CDH recommendations.


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 


McCall, Idaho
May 7th, 2021
        
During a special McCall City Council meeting on May 6th, 2021, councilors lifted the mask mandate that was in effect inside McCall City limits. The order was originally expected to expire on May 26th, but during the April 22nd meeting, leaders approved a series of four metrics to monitor as influencers on their decision to require masks in McCall. 

As of May 6th, three of the four metrics had been met. The meeting hosted guests Dr. Greg Irvine of St. Luke’s McCall and Gina Pannell of Central District Health. They spoke on the COVID variants existing in our Idaho region, confirmed metrics, and advised the council to continue to monitor these metrics thoughtfully and consider restoring the mask requirement should things go in the wrong direction.   

What does this mean for individuals? 
Mask are no longer required inside McCall city limits. However, leaders encourage all individuals to follow the Central District Health Advisory guidelines that do still promote face coverings. 

What does this mean for businesses? 
All McCall businesses will now have the option to continue requiring masks as it fits their service model. City of McCall still encourages the business community to follow CDC Guidelines, CDH Advisories, and State Rebound Stages as appropriate. 

Watch the meeting: https://youtu.be/GxLjQvmt91I
Read CDH current Advisory: https://www.cdhd.idaho.gov/pdfs/News/2021/Updated-Advisory-April%2029%202021_final.pdf
Visit State Rebound Site: https://rebound.idaho.gov/

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. 


#maskupmccall #recreatereseponsibily #protectyourmountainplayground #cityofmccall 


Yard Debris Clean Up!


 



Learn more about Local Housing Strategies



Did you know posting on Utility Signs and Street Signs is against the city code? Keep us beautiful!


posting on street signs by Erin Greaves


McCall Parks and Recreation Summer Guide


You can now view the 2021 McCall Parks and Recreation Summer Guide online or pick-up a copy at City Hall, McCall Public Library, Donnelly Public Library, or McCall Chamber. 

Summer Guide 2021



McCall City Council approved metrics to guide decision making on mask mandates.


On April 22, 2021, McCall City Council voted to approve Resolution 21-16 METRICS TO EVALUATE MCCALL FACE COVERING ORDER to be used as a guideline and tool when voting on mask requirements for the city of McCall. These requirements ask that McCall reach 3 of the 4 outlined metrics in order to lift the active mandate. 

In their last regular council meeting on April 8th, they advised staff to work with Central District Health to develop a list of parameters to show when McCall was successful in vaccinations and positivity rates.  Gina Pannell of CDH and Dr. Gregory Irvine of St. Luke's McCall made these recommendations and noted McCall was very close to meeting these metrics. 

The next meeting discussing the current mask mandate is on May 6th. 2021, when the City Council may choose to either continue or rescind the active requirement. 



Brown Park remains CLOSED


Remember to regularly check our McCall Public Waterfront Improvements Page for updates on Brown Park construction. The park will remain closed summer of 2021 for park construction and enhancements. As weather changes it may be tempting to visit the park, however, please stay safe and remain outside the park. Following the bid proposal process and award, construction will resume when conditions permit. 



Wooley Boardwalk Informative Panels Installed!


McCall Parks and Recreation designed panels and parks crew built a steel frame to showcase the informative panels on Wooley Boardwalk. Pedestrians and cyclists can now stop and learn more about the construction of Wooley Boardwalk, pollinator efforts in the area and just might see and learn about woodducks who make their home in the wetland area. This project was made possible by the award of funds from Perc H. Shelton and Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation Advised Fund. Get outside and enjoy the sunshine!



In April 8th meeting, McCall City Council renewed the mask mandate for an additional 45 days within city limits.


For Immediate Release 

April 9, 2021

PR 4.8.2021 Mask Update.pdf 


 
McCall City Council renewed the mask mandate for an additional 45 days within city limits. 

 

In last night's meeting of City Council, the majority of McCall leaders voted to continue the mask requirement within city limits, with the added understanding that a system of measurement is developed in the next few weeks allowing for a light at the end of the tunnel. 

Anette Spickard, City Manager, opened the conversation with an update that specifically noted other Idaho areas with active mask mandates and the metrics that guide their decision-making. In late April or early May, Council will gather again to discuss McCall specific parameters that may include weekly case rates, Idaho rebound stages, and vaccination percentages. 

Central District Health's Gina Pannell and St. Luke's Dr. Gregory Irvine, who both encouraged the importance of masks, gave a thorough update of current case rates and vaccination levels in Valley County. Although case rates are trending downward in the McCall area, they maintained that McCall's tourism was the leading threat to a possible resurgence of the virus.

The renewed mask mandate will continue with an expiration date of May 26, 2021, unless rescinded. As in the previous order, enforcement includes a $100 citation and documented health exclusion to be presented to the prosecutor. 

 

Watch the meeting on-demand at https://youtu.be/a5KTbEKsM70

 

www.mccall.id.us | www.protectyourmountainplayground.com  | www.maskupmccall.com 

 

Things to know before you go

  • In McCall masks are required by order of McCall City Council 
  • Tickets/Citations issued for not wearing a mask hold a fine of $100. 
  • Health exclusions will require documentation to the prosecutor. 
  • McCall is open to travelers, but mask-wearing is required for all in public spaces.  
  • Businesses may have protective protocols in place, such as special hours or curbside service.
  • Idaho is currently under a Stage 3 Stay Healthy Order. 

 

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Widening Roads & Filling Pot Holes



Winter Parking



Boats, snowmobiles, and ATV Registration Information



Please visit Idaho Parks and Recreation regarding the registration of boats, snowmobiles, and ATVs. 

https://idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com/register-vehicle.page

https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/registration-permits/



Mask Order in place as of 12:00AM Friday February 26, 2021


For Immediate Release

February 25, 2021


McCall City Council sets an intention to protect its tourism-based community by passing an enforceable mask requirement effective immediately.


Read the Order>

On February 25, during a regular city council meeting, councilors discussed the hundreds of comments submitted by their community, received an update from Valley County Commissioner and Central District Health (CDH) Board Member, Elt Hasbrouck, and guidance from St. Luke’s McCall Chief of Staff, Dr. Gregory Irvine.  “We’re not done with this pandemic thing yet, there’s still a great deal to do,” advised Dr. Irvine, as he strongly urged City Council to resume the mask mandate in McCall.  
 

The majority of the McCall City Council voted in favor of the order committing to protect its population with a reinstated mask order. Effective this evening, February 26, 2021 at 12:00am, law enforcement will implement a mask mandate with an enforceable citation of $100. Overall, this new mandate is less severe than the previous CDH order and is no longer a prosecutable offense unless the fine goes unpaid. The mandate is in place for forty-five (45) days.

The main modification to the renewed mask order is in the medical exemption. Where previously medical exemptions could be claimed without documentation to avoid citation, now at the discretion of a McCall Police Officer, you may still receive a ticket with the opportunity to present medical documentation.

“False medical claims have become routine in McCall to avoid wearing a mask, this new mandate supports those who actually do have a medical condition by allowing them the opportunity to present their documentation to either the officer or the prosecutor,” said Chief of Police, Justin Williams.

McCall’s increased tourism population, the new U.K. and South African variant strains present in Idaho, and limited health care services in the region account for the core reasons for the mandate. These emphasize the need to be proactive in encouraging our locals and visitors to follow CDC guidelines, respect the local advisories by our local health district as well as the new order.

On February 19, 2021, the CDH Board, rescinded their mask mandate and initiated a Public Health Advisory in its place which is still active.
When visiting McCall, please protect yourselves, protect us and protect our mountain playground by wearing a mask, recreating responsibly, and learning more about our region before you arrive.

 

www.mccall.id.us | www.maskupmccall.com

 

Things to know before you go:

  • In McCall masks are required by order of McCall City Council through April 11, 2021.
  • Tickets/Citations issued for not wearing a mask hold a fine of $100.
  • Health exclusions will require documentation to the officer and/prosecutor.
  • McCall is open to travelers, but mask wearing is now required for all indoor and outdoor public spaces.  
  • Businesses may have protective protocols in place, such as special hours or curbside service.
  • Idaho is currently in Stage 3.

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City Council Meeting on February 25, 2021


https://www.mccall.id.us/events/55807/

Read the Agenda See this week's Star-News Ad

Make a comment for any of the public hearings or a general comment by visiting https://www.mccall.id.us/PACKETS for instructions. 


McCall Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member


McCall Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member

The City of McCall is seeking someone with professional experience and/or demonstrated interest in history, historic preservation, archeology, architecture and/or related field to serve on the McCall Historic Preservation Commission. The mission of the Historic Preservation Commission is to “promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public of the City of McCall, Idaho, through the identification, evaluation, designation and protection of those buildings, sites, areas, structures and objects which reflect significant elements of the City’s, the State’s and the nation’s historical architectural, archaeological and cultural heritage” (McCall City Code section 3.20.010).

All interested persons should submit a letter of interest and resume by March 19, 2021 to BessieJo Wagner, Clerk, City of McCall, 216 E. Park St., McCall, Idaho 83638 or bwagner@mccall.id.us.

For more information about the roles, responsibilities and expectations of service on the McCall Historic Preservation Commission, please contact Delta James, Economic Development Planner at 634-3504 or djames@mccall.id.us.


Proposed golf rates for 2021


Proposed Golf Rate Quick Facts - 

  • The proposal to increase golf rates ( 1% CPI plus $1 per daily fee and $100 per pass ) would go towards funding and or matching funding for Golf Master Plan projects.
  • McCall Golf Club has a number of projects that have been delayed due to funding and now through the Master Plan, they have been highlighted and prioritized.
  • A rate increase is a start to building a fund that is directed toward only Golf Master Plan Projects.
  • The new rates would go into effect in the 2021 golf season
  • View the Golf Master Plan Projects at https://www.mccall.id.us/media/GOLF/McCall Golf Club Master Plan Text 8.31.20.pdf

Proposed Golf Rate Increase Public Notice - https://www.mccall.id.us/media/GOLF/McCall Golf Club Master Plan Text 8.31.20.pdf

The McCall City Council will hold a public hearing, pursuant to Section 63-1311A, Idaho Code, on February 25, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Legion Hall, 216 East Park Street, McCall, Idaho. The City of McCall is considering adopting a resolution to set fees for the 2021 golf season. The proposed new rates are an increase of 1% plus $1 per greens fee and 1% plus $100 on season passes except Junior fees. For a complete list of proposed rates please visit -https://www.mccall.id.us/media/GOLF/2021.02.08 Proposed 2021 golf rates.pdf Public testimony is encouraged for the public hearing. To ensure that the Council receives all comments prior to the meeting, written comments must be submitted prior to 3:00 pm on February 25, 2021, on the City’s website at https://www.mccall.id.us/packets. All written testimony will be read into the record.  If a member of the public would like to make comment during the live meeting online or to call-in, please sign up at www.mccall.id.us/packets prior to 3:00 pm on February 25, 2021; a link will be sent to you with instructions. The public may attend in person to make public testimony; however, due to limited space, public testimony submitted in writing prior to the meeting is strongly encouraged. Only 9 members of the public will be invited into the meeting space at one time. Masks are required, and social distancing is enforced. Anyone desiring accommodations for disabilities related to the hearing may contact the City Clerk’s office at, 208-634-7142 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. For more information, contact BessieJo Wagner, City Clerk at (208) 634-4874 or bwagner@mccall.id.us

Review all proposed rates here> 


Ponderosa Pine Restoration Project


Ponderosa Park will begin the Ponderosa Pine Restoration Project starting Monday January 18th 2021. This will significantly impact their Nordic operations. They anticipate losing around 50% of trails during this time and will keep the remaining 50% open to the public. Project location will begin near the girl scout camp and work west. The closures will be marked on the trails to keep the public as safe as possible. Learn more here


Be Careful walking and Driving - Ice Warning.



McCall City Council unanimously approves an advisory order to encourage compliance with CDH recommended actions.


Read the Press Release

The new Advisory supports the already active Mask Mandate in Valley County and the District Wide Health Advisory out of Central District Health as well as the Governor's Stage 2 Order that is also in place. 

DETAILS OF THE January 7, 2021 - ADVISORY ORDER 

Section 1: All employees, employers, customers, patrons, residents, and visitors in the City of McCall are urged and advised to comply with recommendations lined out in CDH’s Public Health Advisory and Valley County Mask Order set out below.

  1. Abide by the Central District Health Valley County Mask Order dated August 11, 2020;
  2. Work from home if feasible;
  3. Minimize non-essential travel;
  4. Suspend visits to congregate living facilities, such as but not limited to skilled nursing facilities;
  5. Avoid social gatherings, including among family members who do not live in your immediate household;
  6. Anyone age 65 and older, anyone who smokes, or anyone with a health condition that puts them at risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19, avoid close contact with anyone other than immediate household members, except for necessary services, such as accessing healthcare.
  1. Per the CDC, health conditions that put a person a high risk include: Chronic kidney disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies, Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2 ), Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2 ), Pregnancy, Sickle cell disease and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  1. Implement COVID-safe procedures for Outings/Activities/Places of Business, including:
  1. Businesses implement delivery/curb-side services.
  2. Places of worship implement virtual services.
  3. Modify youth and adult non-school sports/activities to support physical distancing
  4. Bars, restaurants, breweries/taprooms/wineries/distilleries provide takeout / carryout where possible and close no later than 10 pm.
  5. Gyms and other fitness or group exercise facilities/studios (g., spin, dance, yoga, Pilates, gymnastics) limit capacity to not more than 50%. Class instructors maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from participants at all times

Where do I put my garbage can for pickup in the winter?


A reminder that garbage cans must be placed on your driveway per city code and for the management of snow removal in the City of McCall.  PLACING YOUR GARBAGE/ TRASH in the street may cause damage and will affect the ability to properly clear snow. The Snow Plow equipment does offer limitations as to what the driver can see and control. Please do your part! City Administration and the Streets Team advise- placing your Garbage Can/Trash Can on your driveway inside the typical placement of the snow berm is the safest method.

Snow in the City. It's a Community Effort. Learn more tips regarding snow removal and more at mccall.id.us/snowinthecity.

8-2-2:   OBSTRUCTING PUBLIC WAYS - STREET FURNITURE:
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed in any street, sidewalk, park or public right of way any bench, newspaper rack, trash can, refuse receptacle, waiting bench, fencing or other obstruction or cause same to remain in said places to the detriment of public travel or convenience without first obtaining a permit from the City of McCall.
https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/mccallid/latest/mccall_id/0-0-0-4914


Council to consider a COVID-19 Advisory Order on Thursday Jan. 7th 2021 during their regular meeting.


On January 7, 2021, McCall City Council will consider an advisory order that hopes to minimize and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 while supporting the original Central District Health (CDH) Advisory dated November 17th, 2020. The Advisory Order would specifically urge all employees, employers, customers, patrons, residents, and visitors in the City of McCall to comply with the 7-section order.

The McCall City Council authorized the capacity for public health emergency orders, including Advisory Orders in Ordinance 995 on November 5, 2020, as allowed by Idaho law. The Health Advisory Order would remain in effect for forty-five (45) days unless rescinded, superseded, amended, or extended by the City Council.

  • Read the supporting documents and the entire proposed Advisory Order here.
  • Share your thoughts in support or against to City Council here.

Details of the Advisory Order: 

All employees, employers, customers, patrons, residents, and visitors in the City of McCall are urged and advised to comply with recommendations lined out in CDH’s Public Health Advisory and Valley County Mask Order set out below.

  1. Abide by the Central District Health Valley County Mask Order dated August 11, 2020;
  2. Work from home if feasible;
  3. Minimize non-essential travel;
  4. Suspend visits to congregate living facilities, such as but not limited to skilled nursing facilities;
  5. Avoid social gatherings, including among family members who do not live in your immediate household;
  6. Anyone age 65 and older, anyone who smokes, or anyone with a health condition that puts them at risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19, avoid close contact with anyone other than immediate household members, except for necessary services, such as accessing healthcare.
    1. Per the CDC, health conditions that put a person a high risk include: Chronic kidney disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies, Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2 ), Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2 ), Pregnancy, Sickle cell disease and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  7. Implement COVID-safe procedures for Outings/Activities/Places of Business, including:
    1. Businesses implement delivery/curb-side services.
    2. Places of worship implement virtual services.
    3. Discontinue non-school youth and adult sports/activities in which physical distancing is not possible.
    4. Bars, restaurants, breweries/taprooms/wineries/distilleries provide takeout / carryout only and close no later than 10 pm.
    5. Gyms and other fitness or group exercise facilities/studios (e.g., spin, dance, yoga, Pilates, gymnastics) limit capacity to not more than 50%. Class instructors maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from participants at all times


Have you been wondering why not all paths have been cleared or look closed at the Golf Course? 


 Have you been wondering why not all paths have been cleared or look closed at the Golf Course? 

This year we have seen more users than ever before. The congestion and varying user groups have caused some hurdles that City staff is trying to remedy for your safety. We've tried a few things and we aren't even sure we are done, but for now, here's what to know about the Golf Course pathways: 

  • Many new users are now enjoying the path. Young, old, families with strollers, people with pets, and more. Some users move fast and others move slow so please respect each other and stay right, pass on the left, and be kind. 
  • If the pathway has been cleared and there is no closed sign,  It's open, but always proceed with caution. 
  • Dogs need to remain on a leash if they are not under your complete control!
  • You are responsible for your pet at all times including its clean-up needs. Please keep our paths clear and our course clean. 


Christmas Tree Recycling is back!


Drop off your tree! You can recycle your Christmas tree with Parks and Recreation. Drop your ornament free tree at Parks and Rec, 300 E. Park St. on the East side of the building. Parks staff with chip the trees and use the bark in City Parks and Grounds.


Outdoor Rink Open to Public


The McCall Outdoor Ice Rink located at Gold Glove park is officially open learn more about the rink here. Watch local skater Henry Dingman skate below. Happy Holidays!


License your dogs



Another Coronavirus Loss in McCall ignites a renewed commitment to safety protocols for our community.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Another Coronavirus Loss in McCall ignites a renewed commitment to safety protocols for our community.

McCall, Idaho
December 14, 2020

Local Administration reminds you to protect each other, after a tragic loss for a McCall City Hall Employee.

It is with profound sadness that City of McCall shares that it has lost a loved one directly connected to City Hall. Longtime employee and Parks Department Lead, Larry Martin, lost his life partner, Lorna, to Coronavirus complications over the weekend. This loss marks the second Coronavirus death in Valley County but not the first to touch its employees in a significant way. “We send our deepest condolences to the family. Lorna’s death and Larry’s tragic loss should ignite a renewed commitment to keep each other safe in our small city,” said Anette Spickard, McCall City Manager, “we need to protect each other including our front line workers and those working in our grocery stores, retail shops, restaurants and all small businesses who keep this place special.”

The City of McCall family reminds everyone, we have the tools we need to protect each other from Coronavirus. As you approach the holidays, give the gift of health to your loved ones, co-workers and neighbors because that simple gift helps keeps their wives, husbands, children and loved ones safe and alive.  In McCall, we are small, and so connected, we fear we are just beginning to feel what the rest of the country and world have been warning us about.

Please respect the family’s privacy at this time. This is a unique personnel matter and no additional comments or personnel information will be released. The family hopes that this information will be used to save lives.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

A reminder that at all times, we must protect each other by following all recommended guidelines in and out of work.
•try to work from home whenever possible
•stay within your immediate family
•reduce travel, stay home when sick or even if you don’t feel quite right
•wash hands frequently
•watch your distance
•honor each other’s husbands, wives, children, parents and loved ones by wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth

.#maskupmccall #recreateresponsibly #protectyourmountainplayground #cityofmccall #mccallcitysource


Safety concerns abruptly end Central District Health Board meeting


Read the CDH Press Release from 12/8

Safety concerns abruptly end Central District Health Board meeting minutes into its start; meeting to be rescheduled. 

The Board will work to reschedule its next meeting. Once set, meeting information will be shared on the CDH Board of Health meetings page at https://www.cdh.idaho.gov/about-boardofhealth-meetings.php and a news release will be issued.


When Seconds Count - Your Hydrant Matters!


Please visit the McCall Fire & EMS facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mccallfireandems/videos/495194024487400


McCall Ladies Golf Association Launches Paver Project


McCall Ladies Golf Association Launches Paver Project

The McCall Ladies Golf Association is selling engraved pavers just in time to be a unique Christmas gift! An outside area, known as the McCall Golf Club Plaza Project has been approved by the City of McCall. It is near the McCall golf course clubhouse and will serve as a public gathering space to enjoy the ambiance of the golf course. Engraved pavers will be a permanent focal point of the Plaza Project and can be purchased by anyone wanting to recognize their connection to the golf course or McCall. Donors can choose to engrave their names, a family name, or anyone they choose to honor, This is also a great way to donate to our local golf course and memorialize a loved one or even your favorite dog who loves to walk the cart paths in the winter. A certificate of purchase will be issued that can be wrapped as a gift or easily inserted in a Christmas card or emailed to the recipient. Anticipated completion of the project is on or before spring, 2022. The donation for the engraved paver is $101.75 and can be obtained by filling out the attached form and mailing it with your check payable to McCall Men's Golf Association to the McCall Ladies Golf Association, P.O. Box 661, McCall, Idaho. If you have questions you can inquire by email to mccallpaver@yahoo.com or call 208-473-8705.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Location: Northeast of the McCall Golf Club clubhouse and adjacent to the golf cart trail next to the Birch 1 tee box. The approximate 1050 square foot location is surrounded by paved cart access leading to and returning from all three nine-hole courses and the clubhouse.
Scope of work: The project will require the installation of approximately 3,500 permeable engravable pavers on level grade. The existing grade slopes downward to the north and east. The site will need to be excavated to a depth of approximately 30 inches to free-draining soil and then filled with stone to level the site. The north and east sides will require a wall be constructed from pavers to bring the site level. A seat wall of pavers (18 inches high above the paver patio) will be installed along the north and east sidewall.
Purpose:

The pavers will be available to the public for engraving. It is anticipated that people with a connection to the McCall golf course or McCall will purchase an engraving for themselves or others they want to honor. The golf course superintendent currently maintains memorials created on the course (trees, bushes, plaques, etc.), and this project would alleviate that maintenance work for future memorials.

.12,. The sale of the engraved pavers will generate additional income for golf course improvement s for many years.

f. The site will have one or more movable benches and tables for golfers, the public, and small gatherings to sit and enjoy the outdoor golf course atmosphere. Currently, there is no location for this activity. The north and east seat wall will provide additional seating for golfers waiting to tee off on Birch 1, or whose tee times have been delayed.

d. The project will be an attractive addition to the golf course. In addition to the movable bench and table, the site will have movable bushes and flowers, giving it a park-like setting. During winter the benches, tables, bushes, and flowers will be removed to provide a location for snow storage. The large rock at the location will remain.

e. The site will also provide a space for the club restaurant to locate a temporary food and beverage cart during tournaments.

Download the Paver information and Order form here.


Learn about lead. Be aware of the potential for elevated lead levels in drinking water, the causes, the health effects, and what can be done to reduce or eliminate the effects or the source.


Three Homes Show Elevated Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Sept. 2020 Testing

Every three years, the McCall Water Department works with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to test water for elevated lead levels at 20+ sites that are likely to have lead components. Sites more likely to have lead include older homes that may have lead service lines or lead solder. For the test period ending September 2020, three of the sites did result in lead levels above the Action Level of 15ppb (16 ppb,18 ppb, and 23ppb). These homes were sampled again, and all showed No Detection of Lead. To be prudent and ensure our community’s public heath the McCall Water Department & IDEQ will conduct a more extensive round of lead and copper testing. This will consist of 40+ samples taken from homes that are believed to be susceptible to high lead or copper concentrations. A second round of sampling of these same houses will be conducted in the summer of 2021. For additional information or if your home is older than 1988 and has lead pipes, a lead service line or copper pipes with lead solder and you would like be part of the next round of sampling please call Sabrina Sims, City of McCall’s Water System Manager at 208-315-7403.

Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. The McCall Water Department wants all consumers to be aware of the potential for elevated lead levels in drinking water, the causes, the health effects, and what can be done to reduce or eliminate the effects or the source.


 

Health Effects of Lead

Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water or other sources. It can cause damage to the brain and kidneys and can interfere with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body. The greatest risk of lead exposure is to infants, young children, and pregnant women. Scientists have linked the effects of lead on the brain with lowered IQ in children. Adults with kidney problems and high blood pressure can be affected by low levels of lead more than healthy adults. Additionally, lead is stored in the bones, and it can be released later in life. During pregnancy, the child can receive lead from the mother’s bones, which may affect brain development.
 

Sources of Lead

Lead is a common metal found in the environment. Sources of exposure are lead-based paint, household dust, soil, and some plumbing materials, including certain types of faucets. It is important to understand that the water source, water storage reservoirs and the water mains that distribute your water are lead-free. However, lead can get into tap water through a lead service line (the pipe that connects your home to the main in the street), lead solder typically used in plumbing prior to 1988, and some brass fixtures. The corrosion or wearing a way of these lead-based materials can add lead to your tap water, particularly if water sits for a long time in the pipes before use.
 

How to Reduce Lead Exposure

• If your water has gone unused for more than 6 hours, run any faucet used for drinking or cooking until it is consistently cold (usually about 30 seconds to 2 minutes) before drinking or cooking with it. The flushing of your tap ensures the best quality water.
• Use only cold water for drinking, cooking, and making baby formula/food for infants.
• Please note that boiling water does not eliminate lead. If there is lead in your water, boiling it will increase lead levels.
• Other steps that may be taken include installing water filters that meet the standard for effective lead reduction, identifying if your plumbing fixtures or water pipes contain lead and replacing them, and/or having your water tested.
• It is also suggested that parents have their child’s blood tested for lead through their health care provider.

Again, elevated levels of lead in drinking water will occur if your property has lead water pipes or components that contain lead, typically installed prior to 1988. If you are purchasing a home it is suggested that you have the water tested for lead prior to purchase.

For further information on reducing lead exposure in your home/building and on the health effects of lead, visit the Environmental Protection Agency website at 
http://www.epa.gov/lead or contact your healthcare provider.


City of McCall along with local health and safety agencies collaborate to support Central District Health’s Advisory to avoid non-essential travel as the holiday season approaches.


For Immediate Release

November 20, 2020

City of McCall along with local health and safety agencies collaborate to support Central District Health’s Advisory to avoid non-essential travel as the holiday season approaches.

The City of McCall, St. Luke’s McCall, Cascade Medical Center, McCall Police Department, and McCall Fire are sharing a message in support of their local health district’s recent advisory to stay home and stay healthy for the holidays. These agencies know it’s necessary now, more than ever, to preserve our community resources, health care and stop the spread of Coronavirus.

The collaboration is a continued effort to show our commitment to preventing the spread by following Central District Health’s most recent advisory as released on November 17th, 2020. Central District Health advises to “avoid non-essential travel” and to “avoid social gatherings, including among family members who do not live in your household.” During these unique times, we respectfully ask that you honor these guidelines and protect yourself and your family.

The West Central Mountains has limited health care services available at St. Luke’s McCall, Cascade Medical, and limited EMS transport services, emphasizing the need to be proactive in encouraging our neighbors in other areas of Idaho and our sister states to follow CDC guidelines and respect the advisory by our local health district.

Our organizations maintain hope and are encouraged by a vaccine on the horizon, but recognize we have a long road ahead. Stay the course, be resilient, and join together for a common goal to remain healthy. Please follow these guidelines so we can provide everyone, locals and visitors alike, with the same level of care in any emergency.

If you do happen to find yourself in our mountains, please protect yourselves, protect us and protect our mountain playground by wearing a mask, recreating responsibly, and learning more about our region before you arrive.

www.mccall.id.us | www.protectyourmountainplayground.com | www.maskupmccall.com

Things to know before you go:

• In McCall and all of Valley County masks are required by order of Central District Health.

• McCall is open to travelers, but mask-wearing is now required for all.

• Businesses may have protective protocols in place, such as special hours or curbside service.

• Idaho is currently under a Stage 2 Stay Healthy Order.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Erin Greaves Communications Manager 208-634-8966 egreaves@mccall.id.us


Public Health Advisory released Nov.17th


CDH Board of Health passes Public Health Advisory for all four counties. CDH is issuing strong recommendations to its entire jurisdiction to protect the health of citizens & support our hospitals.

https://www.cdhd.idaho.gov/pdfs/boardofhealth/Orders/COVID-public-health-advisory_11-17-2020.pdf



Image may contain: sky, outdoor and nature, text that says 'MCCALL MUNICIPAL AIRPORT The 2020 Airport Master Plan Looking 20 years into the future.'Tonight! Nov 17th at 6pm Join live the second meeting for the McCall Municipal Airport ~ Master Plan How to participate: •Teams Live t.ly/ab7por or Call-In 208-995-2415, ID 824 950 710#


Downtown Sidewalks - It's a community effort!


In McCall Central Business District the City of McCall Parks Staff works cooperatively with Public Works to keep sidewalks clear. 

McCall City Council approved the implementation of a Downtown Sidewalk Maintenance Program this year at no additional cost to property owners through funding from the Local Option Tax. Business owners still have a legal responsibility to maintain clear sidewalks and deposit snow on their own property safely. Use this quick reference  Sidewalk Year-Round Guide. This program handles snow and ice removal as well as trash, sweeping/blowing, and more in the Downtown area outlined on this map.

Please see the program below for the specific as well as staff and property/business owner responsibilities.  

Learn more at https://www.mccall.id.us/sidewalktalk & https://www.mccall.id.us/snowinthecity


COVID-19 UPDATE- Stage 2 Roll Back


Today, Governor Little rolled back Idaho into a modified Stage 2. The executive order signed by the governor calls up 100 guardsmen to help expand healthcare access by assisting with mobile testing, facility decontamination, and more. It also places a cap on gatherings and encourages those at risk to stay isolated. Wear a mask, wash your hands & watch your distance. Educate yourself.

Read the order: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.../stage-2-modified-order.pdf

Find Business Protocols: https://rebound.idaho.gov/business-specific-protocols.../

Watch the Press Conference: t.ly/laOX


SLOW DOWN please it's slippery out there!


SHARE THIS MESSAGE to SLOW DOWN! DO NOT PASS SNOW PLOW OPERATORS. Keep everyone safe, please, passing causes accidents in heavy snow conditions. Look twice pull out once. Do your part and take your time on the road.


Open McCall City Council Seat - Apply for Consideration


McCall City Council received a resignation letter from Thom Sowers on November 5, 2020, citing unforeseen circumstances preventing his ability to remain a resident within the city limits, following, the City of McCall Mayor and Council will now accept applications to fill an at-large vacancy on the City Council.

The term of office for this appointment will be from the date of appointment until the second Thursday in January 2022, whereupon the position will then be filled by whomever is elected in the November 2021 municipal election for this Council seat. 

The selected individual will be expected to participate in no less than three regularly scheduled City Council meetings a month and Special Meetings as needed during this appointment. Those interested in being appointed to fill the vacancy must meet the Requirements for Office outlined below and shall submit a completed application signed in the presence of the City of McCall City Clerk or their designee no later than 5:00 p.m., November 23, 2020. 

Applicants for office will be interviewed by the Mayor and City Council in a special City Council meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. on December 2, 2020, at the McCall City Hall, Lower Level, 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID and virtual via MS Teams. The Mayor and Council will then select an applicant to fill the vacancy. 

To Apply: City Council Member Appointment Application

Requirements for Office:

Must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen
Must be a qualified elector and registered voter of City of McCall at time of application;
Must have resided within the boundaries of the City of McCall for at least thirty (30) consecutive days immediately preceding the date of appointment;


Post Annexation Joint Wastewater Advisory Group AGENDA November 9, 2020, 9:00 A.M.


Meeting Notice and Agenda


On March 13, 2020, Governor Brad Little issued an emergency proclamation for the State of Idaho in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 18, 2020, the Governor issued further guidance suspending the in-person requirement of the Idaho Open Meeting Law. In an effort to minimize possible public exposure, the Post Annexation Joint Wastewater Advisory Group will hold a meeting, but the meeting will be closed to in-person public attendance. The public may attend the meeting via the following conference line: 1-844-855-4444, code: 4516702#. To minimize background noise, it is requested that you keep your phone on mute, unless speaking. If a member of the public wishes to make a public comment about any of the matters pending, please contact Tammie Richardson at 208-634-4111 ext.3 to make those arrangements.
The Post Annexation Joint Wastewater Advisory Group will hold a meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020. The MEETING will begin at 9:00 A.M. The meeting will be held for the following purposes:
1. Open Discussion/Public Comment
2. Approve September 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes ………………….…...…………………………..Action
3. Discuss Draft Sewer Model Results, Density Map, and District Policy
Amendments Regarding the Same……………………………………………………………………....Discussion
4. Discuss Role and Future of the Post Annexation JWAG and Outstanding City of McCall
and Sewer District Work Items from Annexation Process……………………….….……………Action
5. Scheduling of next meeting(s), if applicable ………………………..……………………..…..……..Action
6. Adjourn

20-11-09 notice-agenda1 for Post Annexation Joint Wastewater Advisory Group.pdf


West State Fire - Tamarack Fire


West State Fire Information for residence/homeowners in or residing to the north of Tamarack Resort, Donnelly.  

Due to the activity of the West State Forest Fire near Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, we are advising residents and homeowners to be in the ready stage of preparedness.  

The ready stage means to take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire, so your home is ready. 

🔥Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. 

🔥Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place and secure your pets. 

🔥Plan escape routes and make sure all those residing within the home know the plan of action.  

We will send out notifications with updates as they are received or if we go to the next phase of action.  We sent a CodeRED alert to residences within Tamarack Resort and to the north to Tamarack Falls.  If you are not signed up for CodeRED and you do not have a landline, you will NOT receive notifications within this area.  Please go to the Valley County website or click on the link above on our page that says "sign up".  Please share this information with homeowners, friends or family that may have a home or property in the Tamarack Resort or along West Mountain Rd. towards Tamarack Falls Rd.

For more information regarding the fire, please contact the Payette National Forest Service public information officer at 208 321 3614.

Thank you.


Brown Park will be closed beginning of October 2020.


Brown Park will be closed beginning of OCTOBER 2020.

Expect Heavy Traffic entering and exiting the park.
Construction will begin October 12 with completion by November 20.


Project 1
. Brown Park Slope Stabilization and Promenade

The work of this Phase includes slope stabilization improvements in Brown Park from the northern limits of the park to the southern limits (approximately 520’).  These improvements will include shoreline re-construction and stabilization within the project limits, fixing the failing foundation. The start date for this project will be the beginning of October. It is expected that the project will be substantially complete on or before November 17, 2020.


United States Senator Congratulates McCall for 2019 Tree City USA Recognition


As a community, McCall values the outdoors and the many trees throughout our beautiful City. We appreciate the recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for the 19th year in a row and the acknowledgement of our community’s hard work and dedication from Senator James E. Risch.


Legacy Intake Station Reconstruction and Beautification Project


Project Purpose: Upgrade the Legacy Pump Station Building Structure - to improve overall safety, function, and aesthetics. This project is a significant enhancement of the facility to meet regulatory requirements. 
 

Construction Period: Oct 2020 through June 2021

  • Demolition of the western portion of the intake building

  • Full foundation reconstruction including micro-piles to address unstable soil conditions

  • Construction of a ~500sq. ft. addition to the eastern side of the existing structure

  • Replacement of existing underground 16-inch water piping and various yard piping improvements

  • New roof, exterior siding, and architectural elements to improve aesthetics

  • Improved access and landscaping improvements


To trick or treat? That is the question!


To trick or treat? That is the question! We are passing along the information shared by the Central District Health Department to help you make the best decision for your family. City of McCall Parks & Recreation has safety protocols in place for their Trunk or Treat Trail. Looking for a safer alternative? Check it out -

Trunk or Treat Trail

We are referring folks to the CDH Guidelines https://www.cdhd.idaho.gov/pdfs/cd/Coronavirus/CDH-Safer-Halloween-09-25-20_Final.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0OP0V2CYsRm0k0latcR-CyJOAIENQs5Q3JSahlypSVvOHzHp7LzhSmVz0


UPDATE: McCall Golf Club To aerify greens September 29th & 30th


McCall Golf Club will be aerifying greens Tuesday, September 29th & Wednesday, September 30th. There has been a delay in aerifying due to weather. All 27 holes are open and 18 holes un-aerified the 24th through the 28th. Why now? In the current season, we were unable to aerify greens as usual in the Spring, and with the Golf Club seeing a heavy amount of play, the greens need attention. By aerifying now, the course will remain in good shape through October and be set up for a healthy Winter. Thank you for your patience. 

~McCall Golf Club Team 


Mask Up McCall - Orders still in place!


Two mask orders are currently in place in McCall, Idaho. The City of McCall Mask Requirement was Extended to September 18th at the August 27th Council meeting. The Central District Health Order Mask Requirement for Valley County is also in place and active until further notice. 

Masks are required in all public spaces. Stay up to date on mask requirements at www.maskupmccall.com. Prevent the spread of Covid-19 | Wear face coverings in all public spaces and practice 6 ft physical distancing at all times.


ID 55 Smiths Ferry Construction Work Starts September 2020


Click here for printable PDF: ID-55 Smiths Ferry Idaho Transportation Department Notice

Project Overview:

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will make safety improvements on ID-55 between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge (mileposts 98 and 99).
The project will widen shoulders, minimize roadway curves, and install guardrail sections in certain locations. This work will begin in early September 2020 and is anticipated to
last through late fall 2022.

What to expect:

Fall (Sept. – Nov.) & Spring (March – May)
• One-way alternating traffic, controlled by a temporary signal
ƒ Daytime and nighttime work, seven days a week
• Full road closures Mon. – Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Summer (June – Aug.)
• One-way alternating traffic, controlled by a temporary signal
ƒ Daytime and nighttime work, Mon. – Fri. morning
Winter (Nov. – Feb.)
• No construction is expected over the winter months
• All lanes open


STAY INFORMED
To sign up for email updates and text alerts, email info@ID55smithsferry.com.
Visit 511.idaho.gov or download
the app for up to-date traffic information. (833) 913-ID55 info@ID55smithsferry.com itdprojects.org/ID55smithsferry
 


Public Hearing - Proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 (FY21)


Notice of Public Hearing

The proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 (FY21)

City of McCall, Idaho

A public hearing pursuant to Idaho Code §§ 50-1002 for consideration of the proposed budget for City of McCall for the fiscal year that begins October 1, 2020 and ends September 30, 2021 for potential use in subsequent years. The hearing will be held at the McCall Community Center, 701 1st Street, McCall, Idaho on August 13, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as can be heard. Due to social distancing protocol, McCall Community Center has limited occupancy of 22 seats. The Council Members and staff anticipated to be in attendance is 2.  Therefore 20 members of the public will be allowed to attend in person, Social distancing will be enforced.  All other persons may access the meeting virtually via TEAMS dial 208-634-8900 when asked for the Conference ID enter: 599 193 195#.  If more than 15 members of the public want to make public testimony, then people will be asked to leave once testimony is given and then additional members of the public will be allowed the opportunity to speak. Written or oral comments about the proposed budget are welcome. Written comment is strongly encouraged and may be submitted prior to the meeting, on or before August 13, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. by submitting your comments via the City of McCall’s website at https://www.mccall.id.us/packets

This public hearing on the proposed budget is required for formal adoption of the FY 2021 budget. The proposed expenditures and revenues for FY 2021 have been tentatively approved by McCall City Council at its meeting on July 24, 2020 and entered in detail in the minutes of the meeting. Copies of the proposed City Budget in detail are available at City Hall during regular office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays) and on the City of McCall website (www.mccall.id.us) McCall Community Center is accessible to persons with disabilities. The proposed FY21 budget is shown below as FY21 proposed expenditures and revenues.

PROPOSED EXPENDITURES

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

Actual

Budgeted

Proposed

Fund Name

Expenditures

Expenditures

Expenditures

GENERAL FUND

Mayor and Council

              284,732

              326,127

              382,573

Information Systems

              341,789

              459,430

              479,276

City Manager

              388,741

              450,147

              473,480

Administrative Costs

              324,262

              331,354

              322,950

Finance Department

              353,299

              393,240

              447,337

Clerk Department

              253,571

              289,433

              287,871

Local Option Tax Department

              398,950

           1,065,359

              975,776

Community Development

              655,344

              929,864

           1,029,098

Police Department

           1,487,563

           1,768,038

           1,961,454

Parks

              707,127

           1,052,011

              812,822

Grants

              116,022

               24,000

                23,937

Capital Improvement Plan

           1,356,768

           3,238,711

           1,506,398

Contingency

                      -  

              370,174

              350,000

General Fund Total

           6,668,166

         10,697,888

           9,052,972

SPECIAL REVENUE AND ENTERPRISE FUNDS

Streets/Public Works Fund

           1,911,123

           3,676,555

           2,480,839

Library Fund

              518,534

           1,343,147

           1,047,469

Recreation Fund

           1,663,922

           2,278,816

           3,854,250

Airport Fund

              568,911

         11,832,250

           3,304,192

Capital Projects Fund

                      -  

                      -  

                      -  

Local Option Tax - Streets

           3,460,929

           4,548,572

           2,254,139

Golf Fund

           1,010,177

           1,224,577

           1,275,999

Water Fund

           2,152,104

           3,437,576

           3,056,223

Special Revenue and Enterprise Funds Total

         11,285,700

         28,341,493

         17,273,111

Grand Total all Funds - Expenditures

         17,953,864

         39,039,381

         26,326,083

ESTIMATED REVENUES

FY 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

Actual

Budgeted

Proposed

Fund Name

Revenues

Revenues

Revenues

PROPERTY TAX LEVY

General Fund

           3,648,805

           3,781,406

           3,912,070

Streets/Public Works Fund

           1,683,111

           1,712,090

           1,712,090

Library Fund

              435,029

              460,604

              470,807

Recreation Fund

              256,930

              265,407

              274,574

Airport Fund

                55,397

               71,828

                68,317

Total Property Tax Levy

           6,079,271

           6,291,335

           6,437,858

REVENUE SOURCES OTHER THAN PROPERTY TAX