Thursday, 13-Dec-2018 00:44:29 EST

West Valley Neighborhood Association

--One of Boise’s Finest Neighborhoods

Ustick in Bloom Event and Dedication a huge success!

If you missed it, we're hoping to do it again next year and maybe establish it as an annual event. The dedication was well attended, as well. Steve Nelson from the West Capital neighborhood area video'd the dedication. You can find the video at The details of the event in the park are on the website below. The whole event went as planned with the exception of the movie in the park. Within five minutes of the movie screen (an inflatable one) being raised the wind came up to an unacceptable level for safety and it had to be brought down and the movie cancelled. Thanks to all who came and participated and to the City who setup and planned this event!

Plan now to attend the Ustick In Bloom Neighborhood Event - May 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm!

For more info - see this link also this page

The meeting room for the Aug 28 and Nov 28 Board meetings isn't available

We've tentatively reserved the 22nd of Aug and the 29th of Nov 7-9 pm in the Bitterbrush Room, Library! Ustick & Cole

Plan to attend Public Town Hall meeting with Boise City Council on April 11, 2018 at Firestation #4

See Page for more info

WVNA Board Meeting Apr 18, 2018 at 7pm Bitterbrush room of the Library! Ustick & Cole

See Agenda and Draft Minutes

Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve Habitat Project Open House and Special Presentation on Traditional Uses of Native Plants by Roger Rosentreter

March 7, 2018 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center, 11818 W Joplin Road, Boise 83714
click here for more information

The WVNA held its Annual meeting and election of officers on Tues 2/6/18.

Officers for the cy 2018: President: Jim Szatkowski; and Secy/Treas: Jaq Cook. No new Board members were elected, but all existing members agreed to continue on the Board for another year.

2018 Board meetings (4th Tuesday of month noted at Cole/Ustick Library!):
Feb 6
Apr 18 (4th Wednesday!)
Aug 28
Nov 28

Board meeting and Annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 @7pm - Library! Cole&Ustick

Agenda. Meeting Minutes, Presidents Report, Treasurers Report

2018 Annual Meeting announced!

We will meet at the Ustick and Cole Library! on Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 for our Annual Meeting. All residents within the boundaries of the West Valley Neighborhood association are invited!

Candidate Forum at Boise Bicycle Project 1027 S Lusk is on OCT 3, 2017

Come listen to the candidate's explain their positions and why you should vote for them!

Board Meeting (all invited) at Ustick Library!

Oct 2, 2017 is the next Board meeting at the library. Starting at 7 pm.

West Valley Neighborhood Visioning Event at Jullion Park

On Tues Aug 1 2017 6-8 pm at Julion Park 3901 N. Jullion Wy. Boise, Idaho, the Neighborhood and Boise City will have an event to help select what we want our neighborhood to look like! See the Facebook Event Invite for more information. Of note, it is also the National Night Out night being recognized by Boise PD

Board Meeting (all invited) at Ustick Library!

Feb 28, 2017 is the next Board meeting at the library. Starting at 7 pm.

Feb 2017 Minutes

2016 Annual Meeting

The WVNA held it's annual meeting on 11-22-16 at the Ustick/Cole Library! Officers for the cy 2017: President: Dick Mentz; VP: Jim Szatkowski; and Secy/Treas: Kaye Prime. No new Board members were elected, but all existing members agreed to continue on the Board for another year.

2017 Board meetings (4th Tuesday of month noted at Cole/Ustick Library!):
Feb 28
May 23
Aug 22
Nov 28

Board Meeting held on Sept 27, 2016

Read the minutes of the meeting held at the Ustick-Cole Library!

Ustick Townsite Beautification Project Website LIVE!

You can now click on to see what's new!


Since FS#10 is no longer available for meetings, we've shifted to the Cole/Ustick Library! for our meetings. They are closed on Mondays, so we'll be meeting on the 4th Tuesdays from now on. The next meeting at Cole & Ustick Library! is on Tuesday 9/27/16 at 7 pm.


The meeting of the WVNA Board will be on Monday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the fire station 2515 S. 5 Mile Rd, on 5 Mile between Overland and Victory. Note this is a different location than in the past.

Board meeting dates for 2016

The Board will meet at FS #10 at 7 pm on the fourth Mondays of: Jan, Mar, Jul and Sept of 2016 and the Monday following the Nov 2016 Annual Meeting to elect officers

2015 Annual Meeting to be held in November 2015

Exact date (planning either 11/14 or 11/19) and location yet to be determined

A 2014 Training Session with Boise Police Dept for Neighborhood Assn, Neighborhood Watch and Nextdoor Leads

There will be a training session led by Robbie Turner, Senior City Strategist at Nextdoor, on January 16 at the Boise Police Department. Nextdoor Leads, Neighborhood Watch chairmen, and Neighborhood Association board members are invited to attend this training session.

We encourage you to attend one of the two sessions below:

January 16, Thursday 2:00-4:00 PM
January 16, Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Boise Police Department, 333 N. Mark Stall Place, CHW Sawtooth Auditorium (Lobby)
Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 14 by contacting Carrie Demirelli. Her information is below:
Carrie Demirelli
Boise Police Crime Prevention
Neighborhood Watch Director
Phone (208) 570-6070

2012 NRG Application Workshop

As a reminder, the City will host the 2012 NRG Application Workshop Tuesday, September 13th, 6:30 p.m., Foothills Training Center, 1st Floor, City Hall. Attached please find an agenda.

Thank you for your dedication to Boise's neighborhoods!

Theresa McLeod
Assistant to the Mayor
208-384-4420 fax

Urban Ag Comments requested!

Please find attached a request for comment on the preliminary recommendations of the Urban Agriculture Committee. Your feedback on the attached document would be greatly appreciated. Contact information for providing comment has been included in the attached materials. We look forward to your response.

Thank you,
Stacey S. Carlson
Program Technician
City of Boise

Basketball Court Replacement in Knottingham and Castle Hills Parks

I wanted to let your neighborhood associations know that Boise Parks and Recreation will be replacing the basketball court at Castle Hills Park and Knottingham Park this summer. Excelsior Construction will be the contractor, 850-3882 for questions.

They plan to begin demolishing the existing court within the next 2 weeks, the new court should be ready within a month, depending on delivery time of the new posts and goals. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me.

I will try to send a public notice out to the surrounding neighbors as soon as possible. If you could, please post the information on your website, or if you have a meeting coming up soon would you mind making an announcement?
Thank you,
Wendy Larimore, ASLA
Boise Parks and Recreation
(208) 608-7636

Compass Annual Meeting

You Are Invited

Each year, the Community Planning Association, or COMPASS, creates a budget that shows where transportation dollars will be spent over the next five years in the Treasure Valley. That budget is the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

COMPASS will be hosting booths at Nampa, Meridian, and Boise outdoor markets in July to visit with the public about the draft FY2012 – 2016 TIP. Please stop by to view the draft TIP, ask questions, or submit comments.

The draft TIP and associated Air Quality Conformity Demonstration for Northern Ada County are available for public comment through Monday, July 25, 2011.

If you have questions about the TIP itself, projects in the TIP, or the air quality conformity demonstration; simply want to learn more; or want to comment on any aspect of them, please plan to visit us at any of these markets:

If you can’t make it to one of the markets, you can also find copies of the TIP, along with comment forms, at the COMPASS office, Eagle City Hall, and several libraries throughout the valley; a complete list of locations and addresses can be found at

You may also comment online and access draft copies of the documents at the COMPASS website at

For questions or additional information, call 208/855-2558, ext. 228, or email

Also remember to read the COMPASS Executive Director’s blog at for a more in-depth discussion of some of the projects in the 2012-2016 TIP.

Written comments must be received no later than July 25, 2011. Please send them to Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner, COMPASS, 800 S. Industry Way, Suite 100, Meridian, ID 83642;; or fax to 208/855-2559.

Those needing assistance please call 855-2558, ext. 231. Personas que necesitan asistencia especial, favor de llamar al número 855-2558, ext. 231.

Amy Luft
Communication Coordinator
Community Planning Association (COMPASS)
800 S. Industry Way, Ste. 100
Meridian, ID 83642
208-855-2558 x 231

2011 National Night-out Block Parties

On August 2nd, 2011, Boise Police and Fire, as well as city officials, will be attending many National Night Out block parties in the city of Boise. Last year, more than 60 neighborhoods registered their events with me, and that speaks highly of our community in that so many people want to celebrate their neighborhood spirit and strengthen their relationship with law enforcement.

Attached is information on National Night Out, some planning ideas, and the Registration Form. One attachment is in a Word document, the other is a pdf. If you are planning a block party, please complete the registration form and return to me.

Registration Form (PDF)%nbsp;%nbsp;%nbsp;Registration Form (DOC)

If you have questions, please contact me. Thank you, and have a great time planning your event!

Regards, Charlene

Charlene Miller Crime Prevention Unit Boise Police Department 333 N. Sailfish Place Boise, ID 83704 208-570-6070

Rideshare Program to facilitate carpooling to Bogus Basin, sponsored by Valley Regional Transit

We wanted to share information about a new experimental car-pool program to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, sponsored by Valley Regional Transit (VRT). It’s called “Rideshare to Bogus.”

Here’s a link to the Rideshare to Bogus web site:

VRT officials hope that the ETC coordinators can share this information with their employees and encourage them to participate. Monthly prizes are being offered as incentive for people to engage in the program, as well as end-of-season grand prizes. This month’s prizes are a GoPro HD Hero video helmet cam ($300 retail value), a helmet/skull candy headphone package ($150 retail value) and a free ski/snowboard tune-up ($45 retail value).

Beyond the benefits of fewer cars on Bogus Basin Road and less air pollution, car-pooling to Bogus can free up more parking space at Bogus, and it might be a way for people to meet new friends to ski/ride with. A survey of 500 skiers and snowboarders by Compass last summer indicated that 50% would do more car-pooling to Bogus if it were easier to find friends to car-pool with.

The web site provides three ways for people to find new friends to car-pool with:

Please contact VRT consultant Steve Stuebner if you have any questions. We hope there’s lots of competition for the February prizes. or 484-0295.

Neighborhood feedback sought on dog off-leash pilot at 8 parks

Neighbors are invited to provide feedback on a proposed pilot program to allow off-leash dogs at eight parks throughout Boise. The citizen Park & Recreation Commission and the Boise Parks & Recreation Department are seeking input to determine if there is neighborhood support for the proposed plan The parks identified as possible locations for the dog off-leash pilot program are:

Except for Winstead Park, dogs would be allowed off leash during early morning and/or evening hours at parks selected for the pilot project. To avoid conflicts with user groups and park reservations at Winstead Park, dogs would be allowed off-leash during daylight hours from Nov. 1-March 31. Sites were identified based on current uses, scheduled activities, geographic diversity, site access, parking, maintenance and financial impacts.

Existing regulations requiring owners to pick up after their pets would still apply. Additional mutt mitt dispensers and trash cans would be installed, and animal control officers and Boise Parks & Recreation staff would closely monitor compliance with the rules and evaluate seasonal park use patterns. Neighborhood feedback is being gathered via: