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July 12, 2018
Issue No. 13
THE MAYOR'S MISSIVE

Are you having fun yet? Are you getting out there? Summer is upon us and we are in the midst of music, wet dogs, hot dogs, fundraisers, art walks, wildflower hikes and much, much more.

As I attend events around our valley, I am continually amazed by the amount of selfless generosity that abounds in our community.  Our giving comes in different forms – time, money, donations, etc. – but the mission is the same: to make a difference and to make something better for someone else.

Back at City Hall, I want to let you know that we have released the first draft of the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2019. This budget is about balance; not only the balance between revenues and expenses, but the balance between investing in our future while preparing for the potential of an economic downturn.

I am delighted to recommend a budget that I believe achieves a healthy balance between prudent savings while spending on initiatives that will move Ketchum towards our vision of a city that is vibrant, connected, sustainable and safe.

Encouraging the next generation to make Ketchum their home is also a focus of our spending. If we can provide more workforce housing and stimulate entrepreneurship while offering a balanced lifestyle of events, arts, culture and, of course, our great outdoors, our city will surely be attractive and affordable to young transplants.

Hope you are getting out there ... wherever “there” is for you.

Cheers,
Neil

WHAT'S GOING ON

 JULY 20 
Chuck Gates Annual Golf Tournament
Is your little birdy graduating from putt-putt and ready for the big swings? The Chuck Gates Junior Golf Tournament is on July 20th! Contact John at the Recreation Department (jkearney@ketchumidaho.org) by July 18th to register your 7-18 year old for 3-, 6-, and 9- hole flights!
 AUGUST 10 
Blaze and Kelly 
Coming to Town Square from 5-7pm on August 10, Blaze and Kelly will kick off our Summer Serenade concert series. Through September we’ll host hit acts in the Square, starting with this duo.
 AUGUST 17 
Mind of Marlin
On August 17th at 7pm, the Square will host a show unlike anything this town has ever seen. Michael Marlin, the pioneer of comedy juggling, ran away to the circus in the early 70’s and never came back. He’s bringing his variety act to Ketchum, courtesy of the Ketchum Arts Commission, and you won’t want to miss it.
 JULY 15, 22 
Jazz in the Park
Jazz in the Park continues with Five Play Latin Jazz performing on July 15th and Frim Fram 4 Band from Boise on July 22nd. Grab a chair and your jazz shoes and head to Rotary Park, every Sunday from 6-8pm.

Check the full schedule here!
 JULY 17, 24 
Ketch'em Alive
We’re halfway through the summer but Ketch’em Alive is just heating up! Check out Forest Service Park on July 17th for groovy tunes courtesy of Tatanka and their roots reggae vibes, and don't miss the Americana sounds of Pixie and the Partygrass Boys on the 24th.

Check the full schedule here!
THINGS TO KNOW
 HELP WANTED! 

There’s big work to be done and we’re looking for more hands and minds to join with the City. We have full- and part-time positions available, including one in Facilities and Maintenance that includes all things outdoors and events-oriented. Check out what we have to offer on the Jobs page of our website.

 CHIP SEALING 

Next month, our city streets are taking a personal day. Weather permitting on August 6-9, many of our streets will be chip sealed to help them better stand up to our year-round weather (yes, this is us responding to all of those potholes!). If your home or business is on a street receiving the treatment (see if you're on the list), we’ll be in touch with you directly, but please be aware to turn off your sprinklers and keep cars off the street. If you have any questions, contact participate@ketchumidaho.org.

 OPEN BURNING 

Smoke season has gotten an early start, and we see no reason to contribute through local fires. Thus, open burning is banned within the boundaries of the City of Ketchum until further notice. Small backyard warming fires in established fire rings, approved metal containers or outdoor fireplaces, are currently allowed. Other than that, the only fire we want to see is on the Ketch’em Alive dance floor.

POLITICALLY ACTIVE
THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS:
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4pm | Ketchum City Hall 
PLEASE NOTE MEETING START TIME IS EARLIER THAN USUAL
{ 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 }
  • Appeal of the Design Review Permit for The Community Library
  • Define "Setback"
  • Offsite Vendor Ordinance Amendments
  • Consolidation of Community Core Sub-Districts
  • Adopt and Approve Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Proposed Budget
 NEXT   COUNCIL CONSIDERATIONS

{ No comment on this stuff, though }
  • Quarterly Update from Sun Valley Economic Development
  • Discussion on KCDC Tax Credit Application for Northwood II Community Housing
Click here to find the complete agenda.
THE KETCHUM Q
As the saying goes, many of us "moved to Ketchum for the winter, and stayed for the summer..."
What is it about summer in Ketchum that's got you hooked?
Thank you for all of your responses.
Each month we'll post a question. One response will be illustrated in the following issue by local artist Molly Snee.
{ We'll even gift you a print of the artwork! }
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