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Wood Chipper Coming Back Saturday 6/1 & Sunday 6/2
The chipper truck will pick up any debris from the curbside in front of your
house. The chipper is only available for landscape waste and is not intended for nonlandscaping
materials. Landscape waste does not need to be bagged, but assembled at
the end of your driveway for the driver to pick up. Tree stumps or branches must be 10
inches or less in diameter. The truck will operate between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. Please have your debris out before 9:00 a.m. to insure it is picked up.
A warning to all neighbors to be on the lookout for suspicious persons, vehicles or activity in the neighborhood. This past week a home on Hillway Dr. was burglarized. The burglary happened Thursday 4/25/13 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. If you happened to notice anything suspicious this past week, please contact the Boise Police Department.
The neighborhood association has begun activities to revitalize our Neighborhood Watch program. Details will be discussed at the next neighborhood association meeting.
City of Boise to purchase 260 acres of Hillside to the Hollow open space area
The City of Boise has agreed to purchase a large portion of the Hillside to the Hollow open space area. This is fantastic news as it will add another major recreation area to Boise park system.
There are however 30 acres on the west end of the property and 8 acres at the end of Lancaster that may still be open for development. All of which are within the bounds of the Central Foothills Neighborhood.
Please read the Idaho Statesman article for full details:
Idaho Statesman Article on Boise Foothills Purchase
As a reminder to neighbors please note that the posted speed limit is 20mph. As warm weather arrives, children and adults will be active outdoors, as well as the occasional loose pet. Please also remind friends and family who may be visiting.
Fire Hazard Mitigation in
the Central Foothills
After contacting various
city/county/state agencies for grant money to try and do some fire
mitigation within our neighborhood association, I was contacted and
asked to sit on a steering committee that helps decide which deserving
projects around the county get grant money from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA). The steering committee is made up of
government, private sector and concerned citizens who meet once a
month to reassess the current Ada City-County Hazard Mitigation Plan
and help to reshape it into something more user friendly and
utilitarian to the public. Hazards include floods, earthquakes,
wildfire, tornadoes and other natural disasters.
Following are links to the website and a questionnaire on how
prepared you think Ada County is in the event of natural disasters.
The website provides information on our progress, future public
meetings, and will keep you updated on our progress. It would be
great if you could take a moment (I think it took me about 3 minutes)
to answer the questions so we can get some feedback from the public on
what services could be improved. We estimate that it will take about
11 months of meetings to get the plan revised and to make decisions
regarding dissemination of grants. Hopefully in the end, we'll
be able to take advantage of a grant that could help us to make our
neighborhood better prepared in the event of a wildfire.
The Ada City-County Emergency Management web link:
We have developed a hazard mitigation survey that is ready to be
deployed via the web. The web link is as follows:
If you missed the last neighborhood association meeting, and Pat Durland's Firewise presentation, you might want to check out the following links:
"A Tale of Two Homes - Wildfire" - A short video showing how an 82 year old woman prevented her home form burning in the 2007 San Diego wildfires.
"Firewise You Can Use" - Several interactive links about wildfire and reducing the risk of your home igniting.