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Warm Springs Mesa Chipper Day UPDATE – May 9th                                          You may have read that the Warm Spring Neighborhood Association was awarded a City of Boise Reinvestment Grant last week matching the funds from The State Of Idaho’s Firewise chipper program. This means no limits on the number of participants who want to get rid of woody tree limbs and brushes from around the house and out of the yard. There is a pre-registration form to fill out for participation. Remember the Chipper will be running through the neighborhood on Monday May 9 at 7:00 a.m. so all materials must be in the curb by that time. We have several volunteers who have offered to help others prepare the weekend of the 7th. Contact Tom Burns, Firewise Chair at burnridge@gmail,com or 385-7254 for registration or volunteer information.

Shred-It and Medication Drop-Off – April 30th
The Boise Citizens Police Alumni Association and Drug Free Idaho are sponsoring a Shred It Event (Ada County Sheriff’s Office Parking Lot only) and a Medication Take Back (ACSO & Fred Meyers in Garden City). It is a FREE event but donations are welcome to benefit both organizations. Please see the attached flyer for details

SCAM: Callers appearing to be Boise Police falsely claim arrest over Payday loan.
Boise Police are alerting citizens to a new scam that appears to be from a BPD phone number.  These calls are not really from Boise Police!  The scammers have masked the actual phone number and replaced it with a Boise Police number.  Legitimate law enforcement agencies would not call individuals and demand money under any circumstances.
How the scam works:  The scammers claim that Boise Police have a warrant out for the citizen’s arrest on a Payday type loan and that BPD is coming out to arrest them unless they pay the money owed. If you believe you may have a legitimate warrant for your arrest in Ada County, visit https://adasheriff.org/webapps/sheriff/reports/warrants or call Ada County Records at 208-577-3000. Outside Ada County, look up and call your local law enforcement agency phone numbers so you know you’re talking to a legitimate local public agency.
Here are a few general tips to avoid a phone scam:

  • If you pick up a call and hear a ringing noise that automatically connects you to a live person, often times it’s an auto-dialer.  If you determine it’s a scam, hang up and report the activity.
  • Be wary of calls with unknown area codes and unknown numbers.
  • Do not give out personal information.
  • Never give out bank account information or a credit, debit or pre-paid cash card number over the phone. Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to send money.
  • Do not return calls left by solicitors or respond to calls with unfamiliar area codes. Instead, verify the number and call back a published number from the phone book, web page, etc.

Please remain alert, stay informed, and hang on to your money — don’t be scammed!
Carrie Demirelli
Boise Police Crime Prevention
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise ID 83704
208-570-6070
cdemirelli@cityofboise.org

10-Year Management Plan For The Ridge To Rivers Trail Systems 2016
Click here to read plan

Boise Residents Neighborhood Engagement Survey
Please take the time to complete this short survey.  This is a city-wide survey that allows you to have a say about your Neighborhood Associations, and will provide productive information to the Associations.  Thanks!
Take the Survey Here.

Warm Springs Mesa Chipper Day – May 7th
Mesa residents have a great way to celebrate National Fire Preparedness Day, on the weekend of May 7, 2016 – we are bringing back the Chipper Program to assist you in disposing of woody materials you have taken from around the defensive perimeter of your home (30 to 50 feet away from your primary structure).
 
Please join us in reducing the fire fuels from around your house and from around the neighborhood.  All you need to do to participate in the program is to call or email Tom Burns: burnridge@gmail.com or 208-385-7254 to get on the list of residents to be served.
All woody materials (only – no leaves or root systems) must be placed along the curb at your property – branches of 4 feet in length by 10″ in diameter will be accepted.  Contractors cannot step foot onto private property under terms of agreement from the grantor, Idaho Firewise.Org. so please be sure to drag materials curb-side.  Crews will begin services 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9th and will not backtrack, so have your materials ready that weekend.
 
We do have need of volunteers to assist several elderly or disabled households.  If you can spare several hours of volunteer time, please call Tom Burns, 208-890-3083.  He is setting up several work teams led by neighborhood fire fighters. (See Flyer)
Firewise Video Links
Here are two links for important videos as fire season is upon us:

 

Broadway Bridge Updates

Video by Treasure Valley Resident Dan Lindsay

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is replacing the Broadway Bridge over the Boise River. The current bridge is over 50 years old and needs to be rebuilt.  For status updates click here.

Community joins to offer ‘housing first’ 

This week, the Roundtable was happy to announce two major initiatives that could provide up to 40 new units of affordable housing along with essential supportive services such as mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and financial counseling.  Real all of the Mayor’s February 11th eMemo.

“If You See Something, Say Something”  

An alert public plays an important role in keeping our community and neighborhoods safe.  Simply put, be aware of your surroundings when in public and promptly report something that seems potentially suspicious.  Staying alert is not about becoming paranoid – it is being aware of one’s surroundings.
 What is potentially suspicious behavior?   For examples on spotting and reporting suspicious behavior or terrorist activity, click here to visit our police webpage
Stay safe and alert —
Thanks,
Carrie
Carrie Demirelli
Boise Police Crime Prevention
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise, Id 83704
Phone # – (208) 570-6070
E-Mail – cdemirelli@cityofboise.org

Your Safety First January 2016 Newsletter

Rest in Peace Officer Rashid
It is with very heavy hearts Boise Police officers and the entire BPD family learned they lost their Brother in Blue on Sunday December 27, Officer Rashid.  View Newsletter here

Living With Wildlife
Steven Dempsey, Senior Wildlife Technician with Idaho Department of Fish & Game discussed living with wildlife at the Annual Meeting on April 22nd.  View powerpoint presentation here…. You can also view a “Living with Wildlife” brochure here.Steven Dempsey,Senior Wildlife Technician Boise River Wildlife Management Area Idaho Department of Fish and Game 13000 East Highway 21 Boise, ID 83716 (208) 334-2115 steven.dempsey@idfg.idaho.gov
Mesa Geology
Also speaking at the Annual Meeting was Pam Aishlin, Licensed Professional Geologist with Boise State presented on the geology of the Mesa, very interesting…view presentation here.….. Pam Aishlin, Licensed Professional Geologist Senior Research Associate Hydrologic Sciences, Dept. of Geoscience Boise State University, ERB 4159 208-426-2220 fax 208-426-4061ACHD Mesa Road Work Plan