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October 11, 2018
Issue No. 19
THE MAYOR'S MISSIVE

Parking – Version 3.0. The parking lot at 1st and Washington has yet to get the usage we would like to see, so we are going to try something different ... again.

This time, we are proposing that the first 3 hours are free. Users will still need to enter their license plate number at the kiosk, but this action will give you one additional free hour compared with the 2-hour, on-street parking bays that are in the commercial core. After the initial 3 free hours, the charge will be 25 cents per hour, so an eight-hour day will cost $1.25. Remember, there is a mobile app (WayToPark) that allows you to avoid the kiosk and do it all from your phone.

Our paid parking lot at 6th and Leadville has worked quite well with significant usage - we will continue with its current structure of 25 cents per hour in the shoulder months and 50 cents in the peak months. A reminder: Our paid parking lots exist to manage space, NOT to make money. By providing a diversity of parking, we hope to balance the needs of retailers, employees, residents and visitors.

Roads closed - everywhere. I have to apologize. All these “Road Closed” signs are confusing. We have entered the silly season of frantic civil work (both private and public) that takes place after the moratorium on road construction between tourist season and when the snow flies. Each project has to provide signage as directed by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) but frankly, this often leads to more confusion than clarity. I ask for your patience and good humor and hope you can see the funny side of the unintended consequences of each project following the rules of ITD. Of course, this also gives us one more reason to be excited when the snow begins to fall.

I will be watching the sheep make their annual pilgrimage down Main Street on Sunday. I hope to see you out there.


Cheers,
Neil

WHAT'S GOING ON

 OCTOBER 14 | NOON 
Trailing of the Sheep
We’re here to make history, folks. The first ever, City of Ketchum-sponsored Trailing of the Sheep Parade (not to be confused with the parade of 1000+ sheep) will take place on Main Street on Sunday. See you there!
Please note that although you love your dog as much as a sheepdog loves sheep, for safety precautions, please leave your four-legged friend at home.
 NOVEMBER 7 | 10a 
Visit Sun Valley Community Meeting
Please join VSV for a summer performance recap, a winter campaign preview and everything in-between! They will also delve into the results of their Place Branding project, which has been underway since the spring.
While RSVPs aren’t required, they are appreciated (so there is ample caffeine and pastries).
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
Origin, the creative team who facilitated the spring Place Branding project, is returning to the Valley to conduct ‘deep dive’ workshops to ensure each facet of our community gains representation in the branding. There will be a total of 4 sessions, specifically oriented for different business sectors. Time and location TBD.

Individuals who are interested in attending the branding sessions are encouraged to contact Aly Swindley at Visit Sun Valley,
 aly@visitsunvalley.com
KIC IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Ketchum Innovation Center is pleased to announce that its community space, which is free and open to the public, is now ready to welcome you from 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday. If you're looking to use their space for more than just community member access, they have a few resident member desks available in their co-working space, too!
BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION
Our students are getting out of the classroom for a bit. Students from the Sage School will be shadowing staff at the Recreation, Police and Wastewater departments, and with the Mayor, on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Middle schoolers from the Community School will be volunteering with the Rec Department on October 26, assisting in the removal of the windscreens at the Atkinson Park tennis courts. Thanks for giving us some extra hands!
THINGS TO KNOW
 BURN, BABY, BURN (BUT NOT TOO MUCH ...)  

The Ketchum Fire Department lifted its open burn ban on Monday, October 8, 2018. Take note of the following open-burning-of-yard-debris requirements:

  • You must request a permit from the Ketchum Fire Department ($40.00).
  • An inspection of the burn site must be completed prior to burning.
  • Complete list of instructions for burning is available with the request for permit.
 SUMMER BUSINESS SURVEY  

Visit Sun Valley would love to know how your summer season performed. This survey will only take a moment and the results will be shared at the next Community Meeting on November 7!

 SAVE THE DATE! 

More floors? Affordable housing? On Wednesday, November 7, you can come out and give us your input on potential changes in the LI District. Don't miss the next Word, where you'll find out the wheres and whens.

TELL ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW ...

Fall is a fabulous time to be in Ketchum. Take a peek at this video from Visit Sun Valley and see which items you have yet to check off your list! (hint: it’s coming baaaaaaaaack this Sunday.)

POLITICALLY ACTIVE
THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS:
Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:30pm | 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.
 THEN   PUBLIC INPUT

{ You can comment on this stuff }
  • Purchase of the Fire Training Facility
  • Funding a Culinary Institute
  • Employee Housing and Site Restoration Plans for Trail Creek Fund, LLC
  • KETCH  Community Housing Affordability Level
  • Funding for Sun Valley Institute
 NEXT   COUNCIL CONSIDERATIONS

{ No comment on this stuff, though )

There's nothing we can do without you this week!
Click here to find the complete agenda.
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