PPNA Park Survey Results

Thank you for those who provided input.  Survey results can be viewed by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-KXT5YRXDL/

The survey will remain open to continue to gather feedback.

PPNA Park Survey

To All PPNA Residents:

This notification is regarding some important changes to our neighborhood.  As most of you likely know, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Fire Department have decided to build a fire station on the empty lot off of Gary Ln., located between Baron Ave. and Lamplighter St.  This has been an empty lot for many years and was originally designated for a fire station 30+ years ago.  However, over time it was determined a fire station would not be built here and the land was given to the City of Boise.  Since that time, the Parks and Recreation Department has owned this property.  They have now decided to give that lot back to the fire department and there are preliminary, but definitive plans to build a fire station.

Residents living near this lot, as well as within our association boundaries in general, are faced with challenges, including lack of park areas within walking distance, increasingly congested traffic on Gary Lane, and rapid population density due to the addition of the Kensington apartment complex.  The city is planning to provide a few park amenities behind and to the side of the fire station; however, this will be limited.  PPNA is currently working with the city to find alternative park areas that will serve the needs of this area as well as our neighborhood at large.

In our discussions, several very preliminary locations were identified including: 6585 Hill Rd., a lot on Hastings Dr., Gary Ln. Meadows Commons Area, Riverglen Jr. High, and the former fire station lot off of Pierce Park Ln.  All of these areas were discussed with Parks and Rec director Doug Holloway.  The lot off of Pierce Park Ln. was discussed as the most likely possibility, given that the city already owns the property.  The Neighborhood Association board is interested in this location and are currently working on the question of accessibility.

Something that we are considering in our decision making is the possibility of a pathway that would provide pedestrian access between the Pierce Park side of the neighborhood and the Gary Lane side of the neighborhood.  The PPNA currently has a Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant submitted to the city of Boise for a 10 foot wide pedestrian/biking path between Baron Ave. and the Millwell Subdivision.  This pathway would provide direct accessibility to the Pierce Park Ln. lot for residents living off of Gary Ln. or for residents living off of Pierce Park Ln. to the amenities planned in conjunction with the new fire station as well as the Hastings Dr. and Riverglen areas.  The grant is currently under review and the awardees will be notified in July, 2018.  However, even if we were to receive the funding from the city, there are additional factors needing addressed, including the need for a permanent easement from Millwell subdivision and an additional agreement from ACHD.

We are committed to finding and advocating for more park areas and are working hard to find solutions that benefit the entire neighborhood.  We are currently looking for your feedback.  Please consider your needs as well as the needs of the broader neighborhood and help us move forward by completing the attached survey-link below.  Thank you.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3LY2FYR

Leadership changes

To everyone living within the Pierce Park Neighborhood Association boundaries,

I want to inform you of some changes in leadership. Since our annual meeting in October, we found out that our President, Roy Napper, will be moving out of our association boundaries. Therefore, our board members met on Friday, November 10th, to elect a new President. They chose me to lead them this year, something that I didn’t anticipate, but am looking forward to. This last week and a half has been a whirlwind of activity as I have gotten up to speed on my new role. Gina Pannell, has taken over my role as Secretary and we are working on filling the role of Treasurer. I look forward to working with the wonderful board that all of you elected on October 18th and would love to hear from anyone else that has time and talents they would be willing to share with our association this year. Thank you all and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

2017 Annual Meeting

The Pierce Park Neighborhood Association invites you to a gathering on October 18, 2017 at Pierce Park Elementary School Gym, 5015 N. Pierce Park Ln starting at 6:30 PM til 8 PM.  We will have Prize Drawings for Homeowners and refreshments.  Agenda includes:

  • elections
  • Updates on 2017/2018 Mini and Capital Grants
  • Updates on N. Gary Lane (Future Park/Community Center)
  • 2018 Capital Grant Connectivity pathway Project from W. Baron Ave to the Millwell Housing Project
  • Financials
  • Boise Candidate Guest Council Seat 2 Candidate and Feedback from Homeowners.

Traffic Box Art Proposals

Check out these art proposals for the traffic boxes in our neighborhood!

The foothills wrap is intended for the Gary Ln x Gillis Dr intersection. The geometric designs are intended for the Gary Ln x State St intersection.

Excited to see these installed by the end of the summer!

Boise Fire Needs Our Help:

We Need Your Assistance: Grassfire in Columbia Village

Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator Capt. McAdams from City of Boise

Wednesday, June 28, 2017   8:01pm

We had a human caused grassfire in Columbia Village right before 4:30 this afternoon. If you live in this area, please speak to your kids and see if they have seen or have heard anything. Several kids 10 – 14 years of age were seen running from the fire near E. Anemone Ct., E. Anemone Ln. and S. Kalmia Pl. If you have any information about the fire, please email jmcadams@cityofboise.org . The cause of the fire is still under investigation and we would just like to have a talk with the kids that may have started the fire.

This is also a good reminder that we are just getting into the peak of wildfire season. Illegal aerial fireworks and other careless acts do cause wildfires and burn down homes. Please be safe this coming 4th of July week.

Who’s knocking on your door?

bpd_naWith the solicitor season rapidly approaching, please review the following information in order to protect your home and wallet!  Boise City requires that all door-to-door solicitors must be licensed by the City and display their official license when interacting with home owners.  Boise City Solicitors Licenses have the individual’s name and picture on it as well as the Boise City logo.  If a solicitor knocks on your door, ask to see their license. If they do not have one, have them leave your property and call Non-Emergency Dispatch at 377-6790 immediately.  Provide a description of the solicitor, direction of travel, and if possible, vehicle description with license plate number so an officer can respond and conduct an investigation.  If you feel any licensed solicitor has been overly aggressive, get their name, their solicitor license number and call the Boise City Clerk’s Office at 208-384-3710.
Representatives from non-profit 501c(3) organizations (certain charities), local service groups such as Boy or Girl Scouts, and political groups are not required to have a city license.  However, even if a solicitor claims to be a non-profit organization you should still ask for identification to confirm they are an actual representative, and if you feel threatened, call 911 immediately.   Solicitors are allowed to engage in their licensed business only between 9:00 a.m. and one hour after sunset unless located in a commercially zoned area.  Solicitors operate all year and calls of non-licensed solicitors are common.  Education will help you, your family and your neighborhood remain safe from crime.   Please visit
http://cityclerk.cityofboise.org/media/223496/13539_0512.pdf to review the Boise City Code on Solicitors.

Carrie Demirelli
Boise Police Crime Prevention
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator

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