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The new city council are open Jan. 2 in downtown Twin Falls.

TWIN FALLS — Another nonprofit is passing along money to go toward the downtown commons plaza at Main Avenue East and Hansen Street East.

On Monday, the Twin Falls City Council will host a check presentation from the Twin Falls Community Foundation to the Urban Renewal Agency. The foundation will present a check for more than $119,000, money it’s collected over several years.

“The majority of that came from donors,” foundation chairman Leonard Anderson said.

The foundation collected from 13 major donors and participated in selling bricks for sponsors of the plaza. The Rotary Club of Twin Falls previously donated $120,000 for the downtown commons plaza and had also sold sponsor bricks.

Together, “we’ve picked up about 10 percent of the total cost,” Anderson said.

The URA will spend up to $2.4 million for the plaza and adjacent street work, Executive Director Nathan Murray said. The plaza itself will cost about $2 million.

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Twin Falls Community Foundation Treasurer John Knerler said about $84,000 of the money raised came from individual donors.

The City Council meeting begins at 5 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at 203 Main Ave. E. Also at the meeting, the Council will consider:

  • Approving Cindy Bezas to serve as a library trustee from January 2018 to December 2022.
  • Recognizing recently promoted firefighter T.J. Prescott to the rank of driver/operator.
  • Confirming the appointments of Scott McClure, Colby Ricks, Sean Knutz and Greg McEntarffer to the Building Department Advisory Committee.
  • Confirming the appointment of Douglass Baughman to the Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Adopting an ordinance vacating the easement in a part of Lot 8 of the Ashton Addition.
  • Adopting an ordinance for the vacation of a portion of Ash Street right-of-way south of Heyburn Avenue.

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