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Four proclamations are on the agenda for the May 2 meeting of the Pocatello City Council.
The first of the edicts by Mayor Brian Blad will establish May 2019 as Older Americans Awareness Month. The proclamation will be read by Councilman Rick Cheatum. It urges “every resident to take time during this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve them as essential and valuable members of our community.” The proclamation was requested by the Area Agency on Aging and will be accepted by a representative from the group.
The second will be a reading of a joint proclamation from leaders in Bannock County showing their support for the 2020 U.S. Census. The edict was requested by the Bannock County Complete Count Committee and affirms their pledge to be “a committed partner with the US Census Bureau in achieving the goal of a full and accurate 2020 Census count for Bannock County.” Councilwoman Heidi Adamson will read the proclamation and it will be accepted by Bannock County Complete Count Committee Chair and Pocatello City Councilwoman Linda Leeuwrik.
Third is a proclamation establishes May 5 to May 11, 2019 as Drinking Water Week in Pocatello. The decree was requested by the City of Pocatello Water Department and will be read by Councilman Roger Bray. The proclamation encourages citizens “upon to help protect our source waters from pollution, to practice water conservation, and to get involved in local water issues by getting to know their water.” Justin Armstrong, Water Department Superintendent, will accept the proclamation.
The final proclamation of the evening sets May 19 to 25, 2019 as Public Works Week and urges all citizens to join in “activities, events and ceremonies designed to pay tribute to our public works professionals, engineers, managers and employees and to recognize the substantial contributions they make to protecting our nation health, safety and quality of life.” The edict will be read by Council President Jim Johnston and was requested by the City of Pocatello Public Works Department. Jeff Mansfield, Public Works Director/City Engineer, will accept the proclamation.
Thursday’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.