1 week ago
Keller and Associates, the engineering firm working on our new waste water treatment plant, has provided us with a video presentation about the treatment plant since the planned open house was cancelled. You can view the video through the Google Drive link below. If you have trouble with the link, the video is also available on our website through the Quick Links tab.
After viewing the video, please fill out a comment sheet. The comments sheet can again be found on the Quick Links tab or by clicking the link below.
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To the Fine Citizens of Preston:
Winston Churchill famously said, “A lie can make it half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get it’s pants on”. Given Governor Little’s executive order yesterday, on behalf of the Preston City council I wanted to provide the truth as to how this direction will pertain to our community. I would encourage everyone to read the governors statement in its entirety for individual application. To summarize affects on our city;
1-All essential services Preston city provides will not be adversely affected.
*water availability, quality, distribution and capacity remains abundant and sound.
*as law enforcement is considered to be an essential service, no reduction in this department will occur.
*public works department will have a slight reduction in staffing and hours, but this department will still remain on 24/7 call for immediate availability when necessary.
2- City Hall will be minimally staffed until April 15th with drive-thru open from noon to 4:00 pm daily.
*senior city staff will be working from home during this time and we encourage the public to call them when the need arises.
3-Beginning immediately, city parks and property will not be available for private use and reservation through 4-15-20.
4- The annual 8 day city wide clean-up has been postponed and will be rescheduled after 4-15-20
5-City recreation (spring sports), will also be postponed until after 4-15-20.
6-City planning & zoning meeting on April 8th, 2020 has been canceled. Next
p & z mtg will be on 4-22-20. Please communicate with city office personnel to get on the agenda.
Now if you would allow me to editorialize briefly: What we as citizens are all experiencing is totally unprecedented. We as community leaders are personally and intimately concerned about the well-being of our small town. As Preston has always been an agricultural community, we believe that many goods and services our merchants provide fit well within the “essential” definition of the governors direction. We are thankful for the wholesale and retail establishments in Preston as well as the owners, employees and support personnel that staff these businesses. We strongly encourage the citizens to continue to support them during this restricted period of time. In regard to establishments that are not considered essential, and may have to be closed for the time being; please be advised that we have instructed Shawn Oliverson, Preston business development director, to study, research, and identify any and all resources that can assist any business in our community for maximum accomodation. The financial assistance discussed and reported within the media requires dissemination which Preston city will diligently work hard to provide.
In conclusion, it continues to be an honor to serve and please do not hesitate to contact the mayor and/or city council at any time with input, comments or suggestions as we as citizens work together for continuing success.
Mayor and City Council ... See MoreSee Less
To the residents of Preston: Late this afternoon, the Preston city water line experienced a significant leak. Consequently, the water flowing into the city water tanks has been terminated for the next 12-15 hours or so. Fortunately, given the springtime of the year and the fact that we have again been blessed with adequate winter snow, the city water tanks are at maximum capacity. There will be adequate water for the community until the line is repaired . Specialty contractors from Utah have been engaged to fix this line 1st thing in the morning. The only homes without water overnight are the homes in Glendale above the tanks which have all been contacted. I personally wanted to assure the community that the tanks have ample water until repairs are completed. Thank you for understanding. Any questions please feel free to contact myself, public works director John Balls, or any of the city council. Thanks Mayor Keller ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
At this time the City of Preston feels in the interest of our citizens it is best to cancel the following meetings:
Monday March 16, 2020 Treatment Plant Open House
Monday March 23, 2020 City Council Meeting
Wednesday March 25, 2020 P&Z Meeting
We will let you know when they will be rescheduled.
Thank you for understanding. ... See MoreSee Less
A MESSAGE TO THE Good RESIDENTS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY and PRESTON CITY FROM OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS:
Our beloved America is the greatest, most prosperous, stable country since the beginning of mankind. We consider Cache Valley to be among the most treasured locations to live on earth. We are blessed to live in a “land of milk and honey” where God loving people, whose liberties are protected by the Constitution, can enjoy an abundant life. However, on occasion, the greatest threat to our way of life can come from within.
We are currently facing an announced pandemic. How we respond to this threat can drastically sway the eventual outcome. Our choices are to act or to be acted upon.
When we act, we prepare for unknown eventualities such as gradually buying extra food, candles, medications, matches, blankets and maybe an extra roll or two of toilet paper! When we react and a real threat comes, our way, people race to the store to panic buy “whatever is left”. This knee-jerk reaction is not only dangerous, but potentially destructive AND expensive as the law of supply and demand becomes out of balance.
A calm response and a trust in our civil society can avoid a catastrophic collision. A great example of that would be like a car in rush hour traffic slamming on its brakes. Those affected by that action could easily go back 100 vehicles.
Let’s calmly act to protect ourselves. Wash your hands, stay away from large groups and the ill for the time being. If you exhibit flu like symptoms, self-quarantine. Unless you feel absolutely necessary to go to the hospital, call them 1st for guidance instead of just stopping by. Obviously use your best judgement. High risk patients, i.e., the elderly or those with weak immune systems are exempt. Again, make common sense decisions.
As a final thought, the threat is real, but please remember that there are many people in the media that specialize in fear mongering for possible financial and political gain. Listen to trusted experts, don’t panic, call for medical advice, use all safe practices, plan calmly for the future, love life, keep a close eye on your neighbors and most important----------have a big bowl of your favorite ice cream!
Franklin County Fire District Commissioners
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Preston Mayor and City Council ... See MoreSee Less
City of Preston, Idaho was live.
4 weeks ago
Preston City Council Meeting - March 9th, 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
The Preston Police Department is seeking help from anyone who might have been at a funeral in Preston at the Church house near 200 N and 200 W in Preston, on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, the 7th. During the viewing and then the funeral, at some point, an envelope and condolence cards were taken. A large sum of money that was donated to the family through those cards is now gone. If you noticed anything or saw anyone walking away with those cards, please contact us through DM. If you are one that donated, and you did so by check, please contact your bank, try and cancel the check, or if it was cashed, please get the information from your bank as to where it was cashed and dates and times and then contact us here at the police department.
If you donated money please DM us so we can have as accurate accounting as possible in this case. If you donated and you DM us, that information will not be published in open form. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Coach Jones and the State Champion boys basketball team! Way to “Take it Back” ... See MoreSee Less
City Council Agenda for Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
The City of Preston Police Department is accepting application for the position of Police Officer. ... See MoreSee Less
Planning and Zoning Agenda for Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
Preston City Council meeting Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
Planning and Zoning meeting Wednesday, February 12, @ 6:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
Preston City Council Meeting - February 10, 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
City Council Agenda for Monday, February 10th @ 5:00 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less