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August 30, 2018
Issue No. 16
THE MAYOR'S MISSIVE

BUILDING CONNECTION ...

Sidewalks give us another chance to smile.
Some may have noticed that we are nearing the completion of a major sidewalk project that will connect Warm Springs to our community core.
I am excited to see the project come to fruition. I believe that the easier we make it to walk around town, the more likely we will see people leave their car at home or in the parking lot. Encouraging walking has also shown to increase visits to local retail businesses. Most of all, walking gives us a chance for a smile or a wave to a friend, acquaintance, or visitor and build a connection, however brief, that would not happen if we were sitting in a car.

Another chance to connect - we bring you a music series called the Sounds of September. On Friday evenings from 5pm to 7pm throughout September, bands will perform a free concert on Ketchum Town Square. The event series will provide a great start to the weekend and another opportunity to connect across our community.

What the “Big Hitch” teaches us. The Big Hitch wagons gain much of their stability through being connected as they navigate each street corner. They work together to make for a safe, successful journey. As a City, there is much we can learn from the “Big Hitch.” By being connected and working together, we can make a City that is stable, successful and safe.

I am looking forward to the Wagon Days festivities that begin tomorrow. I hope you are too!

 

Cheers,
Neil

WHAT'S GOING ON

ICYMI: Wagon Days Have Arrived! If you really did miss it, here’s the schedule again...
 AUGUST 31 

Meandering Musicians
All Day Around Town

It’s exactly what it sounds like, folks. All day, musicians will be meandering around town playing their tunes for all to enjoy. Give 'em a listen and feel free to dance. We’re here to celebrate!
 AUGUST 31 

Cowboy Poetry
11-2pm @ Ore Wagon Museum

Head to the Ore Wagon Museum for music and renditions of the Old West through the eyes of horsemen and women who roamed the land.
 AUGUST 31  

Grand Marshal Reception
5-7pm @ Town Square

Head to Town Square to honor the one and only Jack Williams as the Wagon Days Grand Marshal. Food and drink will of course be provided!
 AUGUST 31 

Barn Dance
7-10pm @ Ore Wagon Museum

It wouldn’t be a Western celebration without a good old-fashioned barn dance! Make your way to the Ore Wagon Museum at 7pm to hear the tunes of Old Death Whisper and get your square dance on. We’re going to clog and swing until we can’t clog no more (or until 10pm, whichever comes first).
 SEPTEMBER 1 

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
10am @ Festival Meadows

Join us before the big parade for a special performance by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Southeastern Idaho! It's just a short walk down the main parade drag. Find out more about the Tribes on their Facebook page.
 SEPTEMBER 1 

The EhCapa Bareback Riders
10:30am @ Festival Meadows

Like blazing saddles, but without the saddles. You never know how thrilling horseback riding could be until you see the EhCapa Bareback Riders. See you there!
 SEPTEMBER 1 

The Big Hitch Parade!
1pm @ Sun Valley Rd. & Main St.

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for! The Big Hitch Parade will careen down Main Street at 1 p.m. on the first of the month.
 SEPTEMBER 1 

Post-Parade Street Party
If you don’t come for the parade, come for the after party. The Last Bandoleros will be playing East Ave and 4th, and we’re closing down the street to celebrate another fantastic Western celebration!
SOUNDS OF SEPTEMBER
Per this issue’s missive, we’re bringing slack back with Sounds of September in Town Square. Head to the heart of town every Friday from 5-7 for
live music! The first concert to ring in the fall will be on September 7th.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The City of Ketchum Recreation Department is offering its After School Program for children in 2nd-5th grades. The program runs August 28th-June 5th, every Monday through Friday from 2:30-5pm, at the Atkinson Park Recreation Center. Costs are $630 per year, $88 per month, or $12 per day. Payment plans and scholarships are available and your registration in the program also gives you discounted rates for other school-year activities. Go to the Rec website to register!
THINGS TO KNOW
 PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSIONER WANTED 

Are you a planner? Have a passion for zones? Well do we have the opportunity for you! The City is seeking a Planning and Zoning Commissioner to help oversee our land use. All applicants must be residents of the City of Ketchum (or its Area of City Impact) for at least two years and be able to commit to a 3-year term made up of one meeting per month.
Letters of interest should be sent to participate@ketchumidaho.com by September 30th.

 ABOUT TIME ... 

Idaho’s Dark Sky Reserve has been named by Time Magazine as one of the Greatest Places of 2018.  Sure, we’re of the understanding that it’s one of the Greatest Places of All Time, but we’ll take 2018 to start!

In case you needed a visual, here's a glance at where you can find all the weekend events!
POLITICALLY ACTIVE
THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5:30pm | Ketchum City Hall
PLEASE NOTE MEETING IS ON TUESDAY DUE TO HOLIDAY
{ 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 }
  • Adoption of Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Proposed Budget
  • Big Box Ordinance
  • Concrete Contract to Repair Sidewalks, Curb and Gutter
 NEXT   COUNCIL CONSIDERATIONS

{ No comment on this stuff, though }
 
Nothing to discuss without you this time!
Click here to find the complete agenda.
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