Billboard and Sign Prominence.
Many will notice the greater visibility and readability of the WELCOME TO CASCADE billboard. Thanks to communication between Dwight Jividen and Dan Davis, with Mayor Carter consulted, the obstructing, misshapen, topped roadside Blue Spruce was removed. This opened the roadway and landscape for northbound drivers to see the Welcome sign in advance of the Kelly WhiteWater Park entrance. It may also have enhanced the visibility of the Brown KWP Entrance sign. Thanks to you committed individuals for action on this site.
The Brown Cascade Lake directional sign just north of the Kelly Whitewater Park Entrance has been improved with a large One Mile Ahead sign. In spite of the eye being attracted to the “blueness” of the large commercial “Busch” billboard, the Cascade Lake sign does show itself more prominently. Thank you for the improvement, Dan.
Dwight has begun to smarten up the Kelly WhiteWater Park entrance by removing the chain-link fencing. The metal posts remain but will be removed when heavier machinery can be arranged for. Dan has OK’d HIKER symbol signs for the North and South Bridges for The Strand.
It is helpful, in small but significant changes, to get started with such improvements before the sunny tourist season arrives.
Observations and suggestions by any concerned citizens will be much appreciated. –David Gilmour
Attendees: Scotty Davenport, Kara Arnold, Rob Terry, Susan & David Gilmour, Ann Braak, Willem Braak
Demonstration Greenhouse Project
Kara and Ann reported back on the grant writing workshop that they attended in Idaho Falls where they used the demonstration project as their test project. The workshop made even clearer how important it is to (1) have any project be clearly defined in terms of required resources and measurable outcomes, and (2) make sure that the project results last. The following action items followed from the discussion:
- Step1: get a firm commitment from the School board to allow the use of the school’s green-house for a community garden demonstration project and allow it to be hooked up to the school’s heating system.
- Step 2: get a commitment from the school staff allowing for the demonstration project to also be a student project;
- Step 3: evaluate and potentially change the orientation of the greenhouse
- Step 4: Consider a field trip to existing greenhouses (Garden Valley) to learn
- Step 5: solicit participation from the Master Gardeners in garden setup
Since step 1 and 2 are prerequisites for the following steps, the team will be meeting again before committing to steps 3, 4 and 5. Kara will update the team on step 1/2 via email and blog, and then coordinate a next meeting.
|Step 1 and 2: staff and board support from the school
||Kara and Scotty
||Per next board meeting on 5/11
|Organize next team meeting
|Step 3: green house orientation
|Step 4: Field trip to Garden Valley
|Step 5: Master gardeners contribution
|Liaise with Education and Lifestyle Team
||4/19 meeting, if applicable
|Coordinate next meeting
We briefly discussed that it is desirable to have a team coordinator/leader for the team to coordinate meetings and represent the group to other action teams and city council in order to keep all community efforts in Cascade coordinated as opposed to become duplicative. Kara was willing to take at least the lead on coordinating the next meeting and would think about taking on this role permanently. Vim volunteered to be secretary for this meeting and distribute the notes.
David and Susan reported back on happenings in the Communication Action Team, specifically on signage around KWP; Dwight has officially joined that team as well.
Scotty updated the team on the (slight) potential for well-drilling possibilities through Valley County businesses.
Vim mentioned that Tim O’Leary expressed interest in joining the team in the future; Tim brings in experience from the Idaho department of Energy and, from when he still worked for them, some of the practical history of the High School heating project
Notes taker: Vim
Mission Statement: The Life-style and Education Team is focused on meeting the educational and lifestyle needs of our community. The Team addresses alternative educational needs, poverty issues, community projects that promote healthy lifestyles, and affordable activities to enhance the living experiences of residents of Cascade.
The current issue of Idaho’s Two cent tips features the following articles that can help you manage your personal finance:
- Should I use my IRA to Pay off Debt? – Luke Erickson
- Bank Accounts Are Changing: What You Need to Know – Marilyn Bischoff
- Making Every Dollar Count in 2011 – Lyle Hansen
- Introducing Personal Finance Presentations – Lyle Hansen
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