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Zoning Code Rewrite – It’s Almost A Done Deal – What You Need To Know!

The final phase of the Boise Zoning Code Rewrite is upon us.  This is public comment time, which is when the CTNA can choose to participate followed by approval by the city. The time to voice an opinion is now or never!

This link to Boise Dev is a great summary of the rewrite. It also contains the public meeting dates starting 4/24 and a link to the actual rewrite draft. Centennial Neighborhood Association will be considering its position on the “Rewrite” at its upcoming board meeting, Thursday April 2oth. https://centennialna.org/event/ctna-2nd-quarter-board-meeting.

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CTNA 2nd Quarter Board Meeting

Thursday April 20, 2023 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Join in on our board meeting as we reflect on current issues and challenges for the Centennial Neighborhood.

  • Parks and recreational improvements: The city could consider funding for park upgrades, adding new amenities, and expanding parking spaces. Community engagement and feedback can also be gathered to prioritize improvements.
  • City of Boise Zoning Rewrite – It’s almost a done deal! There’s still time to comment before going before City Council this summer
  • Eagle Road safety: Options to improve road safety could include installing traffic signals, adding pedestrian crossings, improving road signage and marking, and increasing enforcement of traffic laws.
  • Public library in west Boise: The city could allocate funding for construction and operation of a new library in the west of Boise. The library could also partner with community organizations to offer educational and recreational programs.
  • Other issues: For other challenges, it’s important to gather information and data, engage with community members and stakeholders, and consider solutions that prioritize the needs and well-being of the community.

Lowell Scott Middle School – Cafeteria

Recent Prior Meetings and Quarterly Schedule – See Below

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Centennial NA Quarterly Meetings

Quarterly board meetings are open to all residents, business owners and people who may not live within CTNA but work within its boundaries. Regular board meetings are held on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October (Annual Meeting)

Photos Wanted

Wanted! -Send your photographs of our great Centennial Neighborhood to centennialnaboise@gmail.com. Each month we will select and feature a new photograph with credits to the photographer. Let’s “show” the rest of Boise how proud we are of Boise’s westernmost Neighborhood. Your photo will be displayed on Centennial’s website – https://www.centennialna.org as well as our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/centennialna. Selections will be made at the end of each month. If your photograph doesn’t make it to our Home Pages this month, watch for it on a new special display page we are developing – no pun intended – well maybe a little intended 🙂

Email your photos to – centennialnaboise@gmail.com. as an attachment Please include: Your name Address Phone number Description of where the picture was taken in our Centennial neighborhood.

We will add your name to our Centennial email list so you can be further kept up on neighborhood events and news. If you do not wish to be added to our email list, please let us know.

Submitted photographs will not be used by CTNA for any purpose other than displaying on our website or Facebook page. centennialnaboise@gmail.com centennialna.org https://www.facebook.com/centennialna

Thank you for helping to make our Centennial Neighborhood a Great Place to Live, Work and Raise a Family!

West Boise Needs A Library Too – Update!

Mark Salisbury updated CTNA tonight on the library meeting that was hosted by Mark and his wife, Amanda, last night.

“We had a great meeting last night! I’ve started working on a presentation for the library board / city council, which I shared with everyone who was present. I got some valuable feedback – thanks everyone who was here for your ideas. We got a little more organization, with several people volunteering to help this effort in a variety of ways. I’m excited to see where we go.

And the pie — lots of pie, it was delicious.

If you believe having a library nearby is worth some effort, I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks especially to Amanda Salisbury for all your help 🙂

Join us on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1266257710908051

West Boise / East Meridian Needs a Library Too!

Your Centennial Neighborhood Association supports the need for Boise to have a library closer to the citizens of West Boise.  Ideally libraries are within walking or at least biking distance.  The Library! at Cole & Ustick is more than five miles away from parts of our Neighborhood Association.  Many citizens of Boise live within 1 mile of a library, and most are within two miles. “?” West Boise stands alone in a “library desert”!

If you are interested in supporting this effort, help is needed.  You can help in the following ways:

Join the “West Boise / East Meridian Needs a Library! Too” Facebook Group set up to bring together people who support this idea.

Sign this petition – https://www.change.org/p/west-boise-east-meridian-needs-a-library-too

Spread the word.

Centennial Neighborhood 1st Quarter January 19, 2023 Board Meeting

The Centennial Neighborhood Association is taking an active approach to improving the community through various initiatives. Among issues discussed at the meeting included the addition of a city library in west Boise and new amenities in the neighborhood, such as a cycling “Pump Track” at McDevitt Park. The board has a commitment to promoting education, recreation, and fitness. Addressing recent gang type graffiti and supporting pathway improvements for bicycles and pedestrians along Eagle Road,, highlights the Association’s focus on community safety and well-being. These initiatives demonstrate a dedication to making the Centennial Neighborhood a great place to live and work.

Boise Final Redistricting Map

“Earlier this fall, the city invited residents to draw districting maps that structure council districts. Plans submitted by commission members and the public were reviewed by the Boise Districting Commission and helped guide the commission as they drafted the final map of council districts.
Commission members voted for the Boise Districting Plan at their final meeting on November 16th and was approved by Boise City Council on November 29th.”

Redistricting often has trade-offs and cutting through Neighborhood Association coverage areas can be a common issue. It’s important to balance multiple factors such as population deviation and continuity of area while also considering the impact on community organizations.

Note that District 1, which includes the entirety of our Centennial Neighborhood extends to the south into much less densely populated parts of Boise.

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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.

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Centennial Opportunities

We need your experience, your skills, and your passion. Get involved! 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