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News and Announcements from the City of McCall

It’s time to make important choices for McCall’s future.

Don’t miss this chance!
City of McCall will host two public workshops on September 13 & 14.

These workshops are your opportunity to help make important choices for the city’s future.

You are the future of the city and need to be a part of its direction, plan for growth and development. McCall city officials want to hear your ideas.

Where should we place work force housing? What pathway connections are priorities to you?  Where should telecommunication towers go? Does the community support 1% for the arts? Should we regulate summer traffic using stop lights or roundabouts? These are just a few of the questions that we need feedback on!

Recent surveys have shown what you love or would improve about McCall. The community has identified specific opportunities throughout the City and helped create a vision for the future. It’s time to make decisions.  City staff and representatives from consulting firm Logan Simpson now request your input on these Big Ideas and Big Choices at public open houses which will be on:

Tuesday, September 13
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
McCall-Donnelly High School Commons * 401 N Mission Street


Wednesday, September 14
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Payette National Forest Building Conference Room
Payette National Forest * 500 N Mission Street

The public meeting will be an open house style format where attendees can help guide the development of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Master Plan by providing input on the Big Ideas and Big Choices.

Also, don’t forget to visit the Comp Plan website at to find out about upcoming meetings, online surveys, and plan updates.

Make sure you have a hand and a voice in shaping the City of McCall’s future, and get involved!


Looking for 2016 4th feedback!

Take the short survey and please tell us what your opinion was of the 2016 celebration.


Order your Bricks for Fall!

The last day for fall Centennial brick orders is September 9. Get your orders in. CITY.CentennialBrickForm 2016_Page_1Centennial Bricks Still Available

Love the Library? Take our expansion survey!

Keep up to date on the future and expansion of the McCall Public Library here>. Take our Library Expansion Survey and let your voice be heard!


McCall Map Gallery

McCall GIS apps have a new look! Check out the improved McCall Map Gallery here>
What you will find is a one stop shop of apps and maps that educate you on things like local trails, air quality and even census information.

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New officers heading to POST Academy!

McCall Police Department welcomed two new Officers July 11, 2016, Cody Butler and Krystal Darling.  Officers Butler and Darling have just completed the first phase of the McCall Police Department’s Field Training Program.  They are scheduled to attend the Idaho POST Academy September 1, 2016 – November 18, 2016.

Cody Crystal

Officer Krystal Darling and Officer Cody Butler


Mountain Goats at Play


“Mountain Goats at Play,” is complete!  This unique, public gathering place in McCall adjacent to Alpine Playhouse, is an interactive, fun public art piece that reflects McCall as a mountain town.

Selected sculptor, artist, Matt Babcock from Seattle, Washington, provided site design, metal sculptures, natural stone pedestals and seating elements for the new public plaza/play area. Design and installation were coordinated with a larger public works paving project.  Boulder heights are coordinated with paver elevation to provide group and individual seating for kids and adults. The goat that steps down from a high rock to a lower one forms an arch that lines up with the sidewalk – an invitation for kids to come running through. (

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Powder coated aluminum and granite; completed 2016 Installation Overall 6′-5″H x 26’W x 12’D

Funding for this project came by way of a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts,  in-kind contribution from Northwest Hardscape Specialties for paver installation, donation by private donor, grant from Idaho First Bank, grant from Idaho Power and City grant matching funds.

Kicking up Dust?Dust Abatement at work.

More about Dust Abatement and how it works.kicking_it_up_by_jsf1-d32bv2h.jpg
Here in McCall we use a solution made up of Magnesium Chloride, a hygroscopic, deliquescent compound that attracts moisture from the air and resists evaporation. Magnesium binds fine dust particles to keep roads stabilized, to slow the loss of aggregate, and to reduce the need for costly regrading. Liquid magnesium reduces erosion, makes unpaved surfaces harder and more compact, and helps to prevent surfaces from becoming uneven or developing potholes.

This is the environmentally preferred method and is used in sensitive watershed and wetland areas and in places where workers prefer the therapeutic effects of this natural compound from the Great Salt Lake and Dead Sea.

To Read more about the process……/…/documents/FAQ_summer_streets.pdf

The Golden Gnomes have homes!

The McCall Improvement Committee has announced the winners of the 2016 McCall in Bloom Contest. There were 22 contestants in six categories.  The Golden Gnome recipients are pictured below.

Congratulations to:

Nancy & Tom Harris-Residential

McCall Rehabilitation and Care Center-Large Commercial

Spa del Sol-Small Commercial

McCall Parks Department-Centennial Plaza-Non-Profit

Kathy Deinhardt Hill-

Residential Edibles

Patsy Kelley-Commercial Edibles

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The McCall in Bloom program had 65 participants this year and we appreciate their efforts to help make McCall more beautiful!


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