Following October’s Annual Meeting and board elections, a number of formal inquiries have been presented to the NENA board, by NENA members, regarding the election process and legitimacy of the results – including a petition from 180+ members which was presented at the November meeting.
The issues raised by these inquiries are being investigated. Election results have not been certified and a new board has not yet been formally established. The current board must ratify (or not) the results of the election and the current board remains in place until a new board is selected and ratified.
This was unanimously approved (before the election) as part of the new formalized election standard. Ratification must now also include consideration of the issues raised by NENA membership about the legitimacy of the election process.
Please join us – Sunday, December 13th, (check back for start time) – for a Special Meeting to address the election, the petition and the way forward. The Zoom link will be posted here on the day of the meeting.
Demolition of buildings surrounding Booth Home began last week and continues this week. The property changed hands recently but the plans previously negotiated with NENA and neighbors remain in place. Good to see this progress!
PARTNERS TO GIVE AWAY 500 TREES FOR BOISE RESIDENTS TO PLANT AT HOME
The City of Boise and Treasure Valley Canopy Network are taking additional steps this fall to increase Boise’s tree canopy and encourage residents to take action to improve our environment and combat the negative impacts of climate change. For a limited time, residents can sign up to receive a free tree to plant at their home or private business within city limits. This tree giveaway is being coordinated with the Boise Farmers Market during the month of October. In all, 500 trees spanning 15 different species will be available for pick up and planting in Boise throughout the month of October (limit one tree per household).
This planting opportunity is part of the larger City of Trees Challenge, with the goal of planting 100,000 trees in Boise over the next decade. Fall is the ideal time to add a tree to your front or back yard because cooler temperatures allow the tree to establish roots before spring rain and summer heat stimulates new growth.
“Planting a tree is a lifelong commitment, but watching it grow is gratifying and the long-term benefits are remarkable for homeowners and our city as a whole,” said Boise City Council President Elaine Clegg. “These trees will provide shade and comfort and support clean air and energy conservation for generations to come.”
Concerns for Community Health and Safety Lead to Fun New Traditions
Halloween on Harrison Boulevard in the historic North End neighborhood is one of Boise’s most beloved fall traditions. A typical year sees thousands of little ghouls and goblins knocking on doors and collecting candy, as kids and families from across the Treasure Valley join in the spooky fun.
Thanks to the creativity of a few North End neighbors, those who do not feel safe trick-or-treating or handing out candy in the midst of a pandemic will have a fun new event and fundraiser to look forward to October 23rd through 30th: the First Annual North End Halloween Tour! More info at… Facebook | Website | Press Release