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HomeMy WebLinkAboutNewsletter City_March 2013February 2013 Upcoming Events City Council Meeting March 6 & 20 at 7:00 pm Rexburg City Hall Starting March 1st you may park on city streets overnight Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra Concert March 6th 7:30pm March 10, don’t forget to reset your clocks an hour forward Happy St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2013 Happy Easter March 31, 2013 Community Update Mayors Message: It is true. The City of Rexburg sometimes fills driveways with snow. There are times when it cannot be avoided. We try and when we have time, we do remove and haul away the snow. Rexburg is the only city where the residential streets are plowed. Idaho Falls does not plow residential streets. If we did not plow residential streets your driveway would not be filled. Part of the problem is making safe routes to school possible for our children who walk. The city requires a landscape strip between the curb and the sidewalk. This strip of grass is used for snow storage, and allows for a snow free side- walk for pedestrians. There are a few areas where the grass strip between the curb and sidewalk does not exist and there is no place to store the snow. I live in such a neigh- borhood. My driveway is always being plowed full of snow. There have been times when I had to shovel to get to work and return from work and have to shovel myself a way to get into my garage. It is still that way to this day. Becoming the Mayor didn’t help a bit. We still must clear a way in and out. Rexburg now has an ordinance which no longer allows subdivision construction where the sidewalk is attached to the curb. There has to be a place to plow the snow to so that there can be a relatively snow free sidewalk and pedestrian way. The City of Rexburg recently acquired a very powerful snow blower that loads trucks at a very rapid rate, which will allow our street crews to load and haul away snow much faster. I believe that the City of Rexburg has a better snow removal crew than any I know of. We are sorry that driveways are blocked at times. The only alternative is unplowed streets. Please bear with us as we try to make Rexburg a safer and easier place to drive. Rexburg is already a safer place to live. We are the safest city in the State of Idaho and are ranked as the 12th lowest in the nation for crime. We have very good drinking wa- ter with no treatment necessary. Our water tastes better than most bottled water. Our fire department is one of the finest and is considered one of the very best in the State of Idaho. There are many more things that we could brag about. How about those Bobcats? I just want you to know that I as your Mayor and a fellow citizen truly love this city, and shall strive to make it even better. -Richard S. Woodland Page 2 February 2013 35 N 1st E Rexburg, Idaho 83440 208.359.3020 / fax 208.359.3022 customerservices@rexburg.org Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm The Bar J Wranglers have teamed up with the Madison Fire Department and the Madison Fire Department Pipe Brigade for their Third Annual fundraising event. The Bar J Wranglers, world-famous singing cowboys from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will perform in the Madison High School Auditorium (2300 University Blvd.) on Saturday, March 9th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are being sold at Broulim’s, the Madison Fire Depart- ment (26 N. Center St.) and online at www.fdmadison.org and www.mfdpipebrigade.org. Tickets are $15 each. If you purchase 10 or more tickets, you can get reserved seating down in the front section—reserved seating tickets are only available online or at the Fire Depart- ment. *** Special Ticket/Buffet Combo!!! For only $5 more, you can buy your Bar J Wranglers ticket and get a Pizza Pie Cafe Buf- fet with drink voucher (good for lunch or dinner, any date)! This specially priced $20 ticket/buffet combo can ONLY be pur- chased online, directly from the Fire Department or di- rectly from Pizza Pie Cafe in Rexburg. The Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra is preparing for their Winter Concert, Wed. March 6, 7:30 pm. This will be the first pro- gram for the interim conductor, Darrell Brown, to conduct. He is taking the position while Dr. Kevin Call and his wife serve an LDS mission in Canada. Brown is a full-time faculty member in the BYU-I Music Department, where he instructs students, directs ensembles, and teaches composition classes. Previous to his move to Rexburg, he has taught and con- ducted in Corpus Christi Texas, in Provo Utah, and in Camelot Schools in Kwekwe, Zim- babwe. His wife, Robyn, along with principal cellist, James Gordon, will be performing Concerto for Two Cellos by Vivaldi. Also featured in this concert will be Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral". This is a free concert and is sponsored by the City of Rexburg and the Rexburg Arts Council. Upper Valley Idol: March 15th Junior Finals March 16th t Senior Finals 7:00 at the Romance Theater. Tickets $4.00 online or at the door. Go to romancetheater.org to buy online. Classic Movies at the Romance Every Wednesday: March 6 Top Gun March 13 Jaws march 20 Back to the Future March 27 Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark All movies are $2 and start at 7:00. Blood Drive March 19, 2013 11:30-3:30 Council Chambers at City Hall To sign up call or email Shellie @ 359-3020 x 2302 or shellie.tolman@rexburg.org