TWIN FALLS — Monday’s City Council meeting will start an hour early so the Council can decide who will get $100,000 in Municipal Powers Outsource Grants.
The city gives out these grants every year to nonprofits to provide services the government might have to provide otherwise or enhance existing city services. The Council heard presentations from the applicants last week.
The applicants are the Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley; the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program; Interlink Volunteer Caregivers; Jubilee House; Living Independence Network Corporation, or LINC; the Magic Valley Arts Council; Magic Valley Symphony; Orton Botanical Garden; the Safe House; the Salvation Army of Twin Falls; Trans IV; the Twin Falls Senior Center; and Voices Against Violence.
When the regular meeting starts, the Council is scheduled to:
honor retiring police Staff Sgt. Arnold Morgado. Morgado has been on the department’s SWAT team since 2000 and is its field commander. Morgado has participated in more than 100 SWAT operations, including the successful capture of several robbery, homicide and kidnapping suspects
hear a presentation about pickleball, a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The Pickleball Association of Twin Falls hopes the city will fund pickleball courts at Frontier Field in the 2018 budget
vote on spending $80,000 to buy a property near the current Public Works building to provide more parking and better deal with stormwater issues
hear a presentation on the status of construction of the new City Hall and Public Safety Complex.
The Council will meet at 4 p.m. to discuss the grants, with the regular meeting scheduled to start at 5 p.m., in the City Council chambers, 305 Third Ave. East. The agenda and related materials are available online through the city’s website, tfid.org.