MAY 22, 2013
Please see the EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES tab for information about some temporary employment opportunities.
MAY 9, 2013
In the next few weeks, the City Council will begin planning for the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. Community members are encouraged to make their voices heard. Please share your budgeting thoughts with the Mayor or Council Members or submit them to the City Clerk.
Anyone wishing to reserve the Community Building or Pioneer Park for this summer should inquire about dates as soon as possible to insure availability.
NOVEMBER 14, 2012 - PRESS RELEASE
The Sawtooth Music Festival has issued a press release indicating that they will not be returning to Stanley in 2013. Please click here to view a response by the Mayor and City Council.
The Halstead Fire is now over, but before you forget the scare that it gave our community, do what you can to encourage logging and controlled burns (fuels management) to preclude another disastrous fire in our neighborhood. The Sawtooth National Forest needs substantial work to change it from something just waiting for a spark to create the next fire disaster, to something which would be much more manageable and Iron Creek and Redfish Lake structures much more defensible. Let the U.S. Forest Service and your elected representatives know you support these actions in the SNRA right now, to prevent or mitigate the next pending fire disaster.
NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT!
Last fall, Jolie Turek (E.D. of the Custer Economic Development Association), working with Amy Klingler, found a grant which could be used for new playground equipment in the park. The city applied for the grant and was awarded a grant with a value of $15000 on a $24000 purchase. The grant requires a minimum of $9000 in matching funds, and the project will need an additional $7000 to cover freight, surfacing and installation costs. The City has received much of this money in the form of donations, but more is needed to complete the project.
Old playground equipment in the city park will be replaced with new, safe, and fun playground equipment that our Stanley school kids helped select. Let Amy know you appreciate her initiative to get this project going and see it through.
If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause you will be pleased to know that the donation should be tax deductible.
Many thank to all those volunteers who turned out to complete the installation on August 25. It was great to see the community volunteer spirit alive and well. Special thanks also to Joe Lamb, Scott Elison, Russel Clark, and J.C. Anderson who volunteered time and equipment to make a huge difference in the heavy work. There are many more to thank. We will be updating this acknowledgement to recognize more of the people that made the weekend a success. THE PLAYGROUND IS IN! Go see it if you haven't already.
Milestone: Thanks to our hard working city council members, former mayor Hannah Stauts, and concerned citizens that worked diligently to issue the SMC Flood Protection Ordinance, Stanley can now participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Effective July 13, 2010, the City of Stanley is eligible to participate in the Regular Phase of the NFIP.
Welcome to the City of Stanley's website. If you are a resident of Stanley, I encourage you to use this website as a resource to stay in touch with your city government. If you are a visitor to our area, welcome, and this website may provide you valuable information to enhance your experiences in the Sawtooth valley and surrounding wilderness areas.
Check in often for updates to the Community Calendar and for meeting agendas and minutes. From time to time we will have on-line questionnaires to enable you to participate by sharing your thoughts on current issues facing the city.
The fortunate few who live here, and our friends and visitors from all over the world who have discovered this national-park-like setting, without the crowds, enjoy every season for what it has to offer. We will endeavor to promote more special events, year-round, so more visitors can discover the wonders we have to enjoy. Yes, there are some places that close during the winter season such as Redfish Lake Lodge and Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, but not Stanley. Businesses are open and the welcome mat is out. Come see us. If you can, stay for a spell, and enjoy every minute in a very special place.
Herb Mumford, Mayor
**Please see "Employment Opportunities" page for information on any current Requests for Proposals (RFP).