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April 12, 2018
Issue No. 7
THE MAYOR'S MISSIVE

"Healthy Change Takes Time." That was all the email said -  but it was the first of two reminders to me that we, as a City, need to be intentional and deliberate in our actions to affect positive change for our town.

The second reminder happened in a recent meeting with our first responders. They told me how, in emergency situations, they will still take a “procedural pause” to double check on the action they are taking. As a city, we can learn from this process by taking the time to pause and check on our own direction, no matter how fast we are trying to move.

Spring is in the air. I cherish this time, as it brings a change in pace and an opportunity to take the time to pause and reflect. I believe that most of us choose to live here because we are seeking the rhythm and balance of life in a mountain town. The rhythm that comes from our seasons and creates periods of intense activity, as well as times to breathe and be still - the balance that comes from having more time to connect with family and friends, the arts and the outdoors.

I believe preserving the rhythm and balance of life in a mountain town is important, not only to our residents, but to our city’s success as a mountain resort destination for our visitors. I’ll be taking advantage of this time to help us achieve that vision.

Have a happy spring.

Cheers,
Neil

WHAT'S GOING ON

 APRIL 17 
Who doesn't love a good discount?
The Circuit Breaker and Homeowner Exemption deadline for applications is April 17th! Tax day is hotly approaching, and now is the time to get your applications for Property Tax reductions in to the Blaine County Assessor’s Office. 

Head to this link for the tax version of a prodeal.
 APRIL 22 
Hip hip hurray for the Earth’s special day!
This year’s Earth Day focuses on ending plastic pollution, are you doing what you can to keep our home healthy? Join the movement at earthday.org.
 APRIL 23 
The Ketchum Recreation Department's Summer Youth Program 
opens for registration April 23. Two sessions are offered: June 13 through July 12, and July 12 through August 12. Camps are held Monday through Thursday at Atkinson Park with all-day adventures available on Fridays. 
Sign me up!!
 APRIL 26 
Garden season is upon us!
The latest topic in the Wood River Land Trust’s Resilient Landscape Series is irrigation. Head to Hailey City Hall at 6:30 to learn from Travis McBride on how to help your landscape thrive while saving water! Booyah!
 PUBLIC HEARING | APRIL 18 @ NOON 
A special City Council meeting will be held to discuss the sale of the parking lot at First & Washington to the Ketchum Urban Renewal Agency. Public comment will be taken. 
 VISIT SUN VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING 
APRIL 24 | 10 AM | THE COMMUNITY LIBRARY 
Join us for a recap of our Destimetrics winter performance, a summer campaign preview and everything in between! How was your performance this winter? Complete our 5 question survey and we'll share the results at the meeting.
Coffee & pastries served, RSVP's appreciated. 
 FYI: MAY 7 COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED 
The City Council meeting originally scheduled for Monday, May 7th will now be held Tuesday, May 1st.
 KETCHUM INNOVATION CENTER 
The KIC has moved! Congrats to the center for signing their new lease! Expect plenty of housewarming opportunities through new programming in a new space. Congratulations!
THINGS TO KNOW
 SPRING CLEANING 
We’re getting fired up for good old-fashioned spring cleaning!  The long winter left hard blemishes on our town and we need your help finding them. If you see any unfilled potholes or unplanned graffiti, email participate@ketchumidaho.org to let us know to fix 'em up!
 SPEAKING OF CLEANING... 
We know, we know. Everybody poops. That’s why we need help from everyone to clean it up. Our town LOVES our four legged friends, and here’s what it takes to clean up after them:
1 TON...
Of poop is removed by Facilities Maintenance employees each month... that's 2,000 pounds!

$4,000...
and 312 hours a year is spent to keep our paths and trailheads clean.

45,000...
biodegradable poop bags are dispensed in 40 locations around town.
POLITICALLY ACTIVE
THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS:
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm | Ketchum City Hall 

{ Here's what's on the agenda }
 FIRST   PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS

Step up to the mic and say your piece. Keep it to three minutes, please.
 NEXT   COUNCIL CONSIDERATIONS

{ No comment on this stuff }
  • Request to modify the city's agreement with Trail Creek, LLC
 THEN   PUBLIC INPUT

{ You can comment on this stuff, though }
  • Ketchum Springs Water Line Conservation Contract
  • Contract to Begin Excavation at the Street Department Lot
  • Rezone in Mortgage Row
  • Avy District Standards
  • Purchase and Sale Agreement for 191 Fifth St. W.
  • Amending City fees
Click here to find the complete agenda.
THE KETCHUM Q
 CLOSING WEEKEND HAS ARRIVED...  

What is your favorite memory of this year's ski season?
.......
Share your story with us and you could see it illustrated here in the next Word on the Street! (We'll gift you a print of it, too)
SUBMIT HERE
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