Mayor’s E-Memo – November 12, 2015

New era begins for open space preservation.  The blanket of snow that covered our Foothills this week is a sign of the changing seasons—and a reminder of our responsibility as Boiseans to protect what makes our city livable.   Read All….

Track Mole

TrackMole is a free service that helps recover lost, stolen, and property left behind. TrackMole is a powerful property tracking and crime prevention tool that helps police departments and others  identify owners of lost and stolen properties by using serial numbers…view complete article here

Carrie Demirelli
Boise Police Crime Prevention
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator


Monday, October 19, 2015

Officers Arrest Man After Neighbor Reports Suspicious Activity in Progress. Boise officers arrested a man late this morning for burglarizing his neighbor’s home. When officers arrived, they found a trail of evidence that led to the suspect. Officers were called by an observant neighbor who saw suspicious activity and reported it immediately to 911. View complete story here…

City Council Election Forum
You are invited to the City Council election forum on Monday Oct 12 at 6:30 PM at Riverstone International School (5521 E Warm Springs Ave) sponsored by the BVNA with candidates for Seat 5, Elaine Clegg and Andy Hawes confirmed.  Candidates Ludwig and Martinez for Seat 5,  Ludwig  are pending.

Thank you.
Mike Reineck
BVNA Board

National Interagency Fire Command Issues Level Five Preparedness
We are in S.W. Idaho are under Red Flag Alert. Weather conditions, the drought and the build up of fire fuels have raised our Fire Possibilities to the highest level. This is particularly true for the Mesa and all of the Boise Foothills which are apart of the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Zone.

In a conversation this afternoon with the Mesa developer, we learned that the upper portion of Windsong Rd. to Boulder Heights is nearly complete – some additional work on street lights is being completed.

Your Mesa Fire Wise team asks that you renew your personal home evacuation planning, in light of this additional means of egress. Be sure that you and your loved ones, including pets, are up to date on emergency actions in case of a disaster.

Disaster was prevented this afternoon as a worker’s circular saw set off a spark that torched lands above the Quail Hollow Golf Course. Combined forces of fire and BLM stopped flames from homes by mere feet. Think what would have happened if the ground and air units were on call some where else.

YouTube has any number of excellent videos on Fire Wise and protecting your home within the ignition zone around your house. Do not hesitate to call for additional information. 385-7254  Or go to Firewise.org

Tom Burns, Mesa Fire Wise

Your Safety First Fire & Crime Prevention Newsletter

This newsletter is provided by Boise Police and Boise Fire.  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 208-426-4061

ACHD Mesa Road Work Plan

Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant program for the Mesa Trail System
Great News for Mesa Residents:Just hours after the City of Boise released the news that $ 6,460 had been awarded to Warm Springs Mesa through it’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant program for the Mesa Trail System, we learned that work is beginning this weekend on an improved R2R trail, running through the Mesa Reserve. Having walked along the “marked” pathway, we can only say that this section of the Trail System will be the crown jewel !The Mesa Reserve constitutes property donated to the City by the developers, who also announced that work on extending Windsong Dr to Boulder Heights will begin shortly.

Ridge to Rivers Ranger program. 
Your MNA Board is posting this information on behalf of the trail system and we hope that some of you will be interested in helping out.  From our Neighborhood Surveys the trail system has always held a top interest for many living here on the Mesa.   Ridge to Rivers is seeking volunteers to serve as Rangers.>For joining or additional information please contact David Gordon at dgordon@cityofboise.org or 493-2531.(Click to view video)
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Nextdoor.com – Social Network for our Neighborhood (Click to watch intro video)Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. The Warm Springs Mesa and other close-by neighborhoods have subscribed to the plan. We encourage each household to click on the link and become a member of the Mesa Nextdoor.com group. (Click here to join