News

Gang Graffiti – Have you seen this in your neighborhood?

Last weekend someone(s) put this on a common area fence in the Mahogany Park subdivision. It was reported to Boise Police the next day. BPD quickly responded. According to the visiting officer, this type of graffiti is not normally seen in West Boise but is more commonly found in Nampa and Caldwell and is gang related. Gangs customarily use such marking to claim “their” territory. Mahogany Park is NOT gang territory. The Centennial neighborhood is NOT gang territory. Once notified the Mahogany Park HOA quickly removed this graffiti. If you see unsightly graffiti in your area, immediately report to Boise Graffiti 208-377-6790.

Centennial Opportunities

We need your experience, your skills, and your passion. Where will you fit in? Give this list your consideration.

Annual Meeting Planning – Let’s do what we need to do so that next year we don’t conflict with other major events in our community ie. Parent Teachers night

Membership Lead – Brainstorming with others on how to reach out and keep people aware of the benefits of participating in our Neighborhood Association.

Artwork / Signage / Posters etc. – Assist with artwork for the website, posters, and flyers.

Facebook Lead – updating CTNA’s Facebook page with news, information, and events to keep membership returning to our page

HOA Messaging Coordinator – Our neighborhood HOA’s can be integral parts of our outreach. We need to establish continuing ties to our HOA’s

Issue Leaders – See Below:

New Library – work with other CTNA members, the board, and others to grow a consensus on the need for a Boise western library 

Parks and other recreational amenities – identify opportunities in our current and proposed recreation areas and work with others to make things happen.

Zoning and zoning revisions – stay close to this especially important issue and provide to CTNA

Redistricting City Council – stay close to this especially important issue and provide updates to CTNA membership

Streets and walkways Lead – Safety, speed, signage, access.

Safety and Crime Lead – Stay connected with BPD Contact officers. Monitor social media posts. Work with Neighborhood Watch captains

Other

Newsletter– It would be great if we had a newsletter that kept people up to date on CTNA

Next door Lead – Reach out to members not on Facebook or who do not access our website. A goal here would be to encourage members to access those as well.

Public relations – creating meeting announcements, surveys and other enhancements for our association

Recording Secretary – Frees up Board Secretary during meetings to participate in meeting discussion more actively. (Does not need to be a board member)

Social Events Lead – Neighborhood Night Out and other special events

Website Support – Our website is critically important in our efforts to stay connected to and inform our membership. This is a position that could always benefit from backup or dual staffing.

Other – name your passion and skill

Email us and let us know your area of interest – centennialnaboise@gmail.com

Your 2022-2023 Board Members

At the October 2022 Annual Meeting the following CTNA members were elected to serve on the board and at a subsequent meeting officer positions were established for the coming year:

Gary Dufault – President

Larry Ice – Vice President

Rob Leavitt – Treasurer

Joe LaGue – Secretary

Chris Grote – Member-at-Large

Annual Meeting Update – Ford Motors Board of Directors 

Annual Meeting Update – Ford Motors Board of Directors

I want to thank everyone who attended last Thursday’s Annual Meeting. Considering it was also Parent/Teacher’s Night across the area, we had a good turnout. It was great to mix with neighbors while enjoying drinks and veggies from Albertsons, pastries from Mojo’s Donuts and Korean treats from Koco Bell’s. Three of our attendees each left with a special door prize. We added two very much appreciated board members. As per our bylaws, the board will hold a working session to establish officer roles within the next two weeks. CTNA will post a separate news release after that meeting to formally announce the new board and officer roles.

Ford Motors has 15 sitting board members and I suspect not one of them has built an automobile much less worked on the all important assembly line.

An organization’s Board of Directors does not and cannot by itself make the organization successful in fulfilling its purpose. Only through vibrant membership participation can CTNA represent and advocate for Boise’s western-most neighborhood association.

We need your experience, your skills and your passion. Where will you fit it? Give this list your consideration.

Annual Meeting Planning – Let’s do what we need to do so that next year we don’t conflict with other major events in our community ie. Parent Teachers night

Membership Lead – Brainstorming with others on how to reach out and make people favorable aware of CTNA.

Artwork / Signage / Posters etc.

Facebook Lead – updating CTNA’s Facebook page with news, information and events to keep membership returning to our page

HOA Messaging Coordinator – Our neighborhood HOA’s can be integral parts of our outreach. We need to establish continuing ties to our HOA’s

Issue Leaders
New Library – work with other CTNA members, the board, and others to grow a consensus on the need for a Boise western library
McDevitt and other recreational amenities – identify opportunities in our current and proposed recreation areas and work with others to make things happen.
Zoning and zoning revisions – stay close to this very important issue and provide to CTNA
Redistricting City Council – stay close to this very important issue and provide to CTNA
Streets and walkways Lead – Speed, signage, access.
Safety and Crime Lead
Other
Newsletter- It would be great if we had a release that kept people up-to-date on CTNA
Nextdoor Lead – Reach out to members not on Facebook or who do not access our website. A goal here would be to encourage members to access those as well.
Public relations – meeting announcements and overall CTNA image
Recording Secretary (Does not need to be a board member). Frees up Board Secretary during meetings to more actively participate in meeting discussion.
Social Events Lead – Neighborhood Night Out and other special events
Website Support – Our website is critically important in our efforts to stay connected to and inform our membership. This is a position that could always benefit from backup or dual staffing.
Other – name your passion and skill

Email us and let us know your area of interest – centennialnaboise@gmail.com

When we each contribute a little we all accomplish a lot!

Thank you again for your contribution(s) to our Centennial Neighborhood, a great place to live, work and raise a family

Gary Dufault, President

Centennial Neighborhood Association

2022 Annual Meeting

The Centennial Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:00 PM.

OCTOBER 20, 2022, 6:30 PM—
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL
ROOM—(TBD).
Sign In and “Door Prize”
Registration Starts at 6:30 PM
Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM
Come early, meet your neighbors
Grab a complimentary
snacks/beverages, courtesy
of Albertsons and other fine Centennial
neighborhood businesses:
Door Prizes complements of :
GV Images, Crafts and Photography
Mojo’s Doughnuts and Ice Cream
Koco Bell – Korean Street Food
And More!

JOIN US!
· WHO: You are receiving this card because the City of Boise has determined that you live or own a business within the boundaries of the Centennial Neighborhood. You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Meeting.

· Our Meeting’s theme will be “Geographic Representation”. How does your Centennial Neighborhood Association work with local and other community leaders to make our neighborhood a great place to live, work and raise a
family?

· Join in discussions— Council Redistricting, Boise Zoning Update, Eagle Road safety and more. In addition to our annual meeting, we have open quarterly meetings held the third Thursday of April, July, and January. Email us with your ideas for topics we may explore during one of these meetings.

 ELECTION: We will elect new board members for the coming term. Interested in applying? Email us! Nominations also accepted at the meeting.

 Energize Our Neighborhoods is a community collaboration to make all Boise neighborhoods unique and desirable. The City of Boise currently has 35 established neighborhood associations, Energize Our Neighborhoods partners with the associations to enrich the lives of our residents, enhance the identity in our neighborhoods and encourage a strong sense of community.

https://www.facebook.com/centennialna
https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/

Please email centennialnaboise@gmail.com before October 13th to add items to your agenda.

Pre-meeting

We are having a pre-meeting check off via Zoom tomorrow night at 8 PM. It would be great to have you join us with your ideas and insights.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89549926046?pwd=NHRzWlF1ci9RMC9kRGZuMHhFblQzUT09

We also look forward to see you in person Thursday.


City of Boise Proposed Budget

We just received this post from Boise’s Energize program. Of course, residential property values have skyrocketed these past few years but the real drivers of your property tax bill are the spending/budgets of our taxing districts.

Your CTNA urges you to open or download the City of Boise’s “proposed” budget at – cityofboise.org/budget. It is both detailed and informative!

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MAYOR MCLEAN PRESENTS PROPOSED 2023 BUDGET

The proposed FY 2023 budget for the General Fund totals $306,028,033 including $15.2 million in federal recovery money and will be presented at the Boise City Council Budget Workshop on Tuesday, June 28 at 8 a.m.

“As always, we are focused on caring for the people of this city. This budget provides property tax relief for homeowners and directs resources to keep our city safe, make homes more affordable, grow our economy, take climate action, and ensure we care for our families while giving back to our unique and welcoming community,” said Mayor Lauren McLean. “Now more than ever, we must support all the people of Boise to ensure we’re truly a city for everyone.”

You can view highlights of the proposed FY 2023 budget as well as download the full budget book at cityofboise.org/budget.

The public is encouraged to participate by watching the budget workshop online. Details are available here: https://www.cityofboise.org/…/city-council-work-session-2/

Residents are also invited to give feedback at the Boise City Council budget public hearing on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at City Hall. Residents can opt to participate virtually by providing testimony via Zoom. Details are available here https://www.cityofboise.org/…/2022/july/city-council-1/

The city will also accept feedback in advance of the public hearing. This feedback will be shared with the mayor and Boise City Council. Feedback must be submitted by noon on Monday, July 18. You can submit your feedback at https://www.cityofboise.org/budget

Zoning Code Rewrite

CITY OF BOISE UPDATES PROPOSED ZONING CODE, SEEKS COMMUNITY FEEDBACK 

The City of Boise is actively working on creating a city for everyone. To make sure the future design and development of our city offers housing options for all who choose to call Boise home, the outdated zoning ordinance needs to be updated to ensure walkable, dynamic spaces throughout the city, and preserve the things we love most about our community.  

Resident input and collaboration are key to creating a city that serves current and future Boiseans. We are grateful to those who have participated in virtual and in-person events to provide feedback on early drafts of the proposed zoning code. In the winter months, community members across the city came together to share their recommendations. Based on what we heard, city staff made substantial changes. A full outreach summary report, including survey results, is available here.  

The city will release a new draft with updates on July 12, following a Boise City Council work session. The revisions made are based on resounding themes from the community, including: 

1.    Creating a city with a variety of great neighborhoods. 

2.    Directing development where there is planned public investment. 

3.    Developing a strategy to produce affordable and sustainable housing.  

4.       Targeting development to maintain parks and open space.  

“The feedback we have received from Boise residents has helped shape the updates the community will see in the new draft. We are shifting from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that recognizes the unique physical characteristics of Boise and promotes diverse neighborhoods. This is a rare opportunity to create development standards that help us achieve a city for everyone,” said Tim Keane, Planning and Development Services Director.  

The city will host three open houses to meet with residents and discuss the updates. Each open house will begin with a short presentation from city staff, followed by Q&A, and an opportunity to speak directly with staff on different aspects of the draft. Residents are encouraged to attend and can RSVP here.  

July 14 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Library! at Hillcrest 

July 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Main Library  

July 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Quail Hollow Golf Course Club House 

Gary Dufault
President
Centennial Neighborhood Association

http://centennialna.org/

The Road Ahead for the Centennial NA

A good example of purpose for CTNA: Eagle Road comes to mind. One could say “A River Runs Through It”. Our neighborhoods are bisected by one of the busiest corridors in Idaho. How can we make it become all that it can be?
There are many key stakeholders in our section of Hwy 55 as it courses from The City of Eagle south beyond I-84. Among these are the cities of Boise, Meridian and Eagle, Ada County Highway District, Idaho Transportation Department, major subdivisions, countless businesses, thousands of commuters and, of course, the members and constituency of the Centennial Neighborhood Association.
CTNA gives us an opportunity to build consensus and bring a potent voice to the table. This example is figuratively representative of our many prospective purposes.
We are asking you to become a contributor to our travels on the road ahead.
Informative links:

http://centennialna.org/

https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/

https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/centennial-neighborhood-association