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City Council Agenda for Monday, May 11th at 5:00 p.m.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2020
New emergency grants now available for childcare business owners
Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today a new Idaho Child Care Emergency Grant to provide childcare business owners with the financial resources to reopen and continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we begin the staged reopening of Idaho and our residents return to their places of work, I want to make sure they have consistent care for their children,” Governor Little said. “These grants not only help working parents in Idaho, they also help the owners of these small businesses.”
Applications for the emergency grants will be accepted May 1 through June 30. Interested childcare business owners can apply by downloading and completing the Idaho Child Care Emergency Fund application available at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Children/ChildCareAssistance/tabid/292/Default.aspx.
The Emergency Grant is available to licensed and/or ICCP certified childcare providers who administer full time childcare, and who will be open and operating during the months for which funding is requested. Eligible expenses include staffing costs or hazard pay; cleaning and janitorial expenses; consumable supplies and materials; and general business operations such as rent or utilities.
Protocols for the May 1 opening of childcare/daycare facilities are now available at rebound.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/stage1-protocols-childcare.pdf.
Funding for the Idaho Child Care Emergency Fund is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
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City Council meeting for Monday, April 27, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
The meeting will be Livestreamed on this facebook page.
In meeting CDC guidlelines, to combat the spread of COVID-19, Council and staff are the only persons allowed inside the building during the meeting. All matters will be handled by telephone conferencing. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is the day to #supportlocalgems! Where are you shopping today? Add a picture to the comments and tell us why you support that business.
Ways to #SupportLocalGems:
1. Buy a gift card to your favorite local shop
2. Order take-out from a new restaurant
3. Say thank you to the small businesses that make your community thrive
Thank you for supporting Idaho’s local gems! ... See MoreSee Less
Local businesses make Idaho great. #SupportLocalGems in your neighborhood on Friday, April 24th. Get take-out from a great restaurant, send a gift card to a friend, write a review online, or say thank you to your favorite local gem. ... See MoreSee Less
Preston City Planning and Zoning agenda for April 22, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.
In meeting CDC Guidelines, to combat the spread of COVID-19, P&Z Commission and Staff are the only persons allowed inside the building during the meeting. All matters will be handled by telephone conferencing ... See MoreSee Less
Preston City Council Meeting on Monday, April 13, 2020. (Please notice that, in our efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, only the mayor, council and minimal staff can be allowed inside the building during this meeting.)
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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.
www.prestonidaho.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Preston-WWFPS-Public-Comment-Form.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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