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Discharging Fireworks in City Limits

Please be advised that, pursuant to Sandpoint City Code 4-3B-1, it is unlawful to possess, sell, give away, or discharge firecrackers or fireworks in Sandpoint city limits, except those that are specifically approved by Idaho law.  According to Idaho Code Section 39-2606, non-aerial common fireworks may be sold and used between June 23 and July 4.  Firecrackers are not considered common fireworks under Idaho law, and it is illegal to discharge them anywhere within the State.

Osprey Cam at Memorial Field

Check out the osprey cam at Sandpoint's War Memorial Field: http://www.sandpointonline.com/ospreys/

Sandpoint Awarded Walk Friendly Community Designation

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has designated Sandpoint a Silver Walk Friendly Community for its walk-ability initiatives and programs.  Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program aimed at recognizing communities for their commitment to pedestrian safety. Sandpoint is among four communities recognized in the latest round of Walk Friendly Communities announced. The Walk Friendly Community designation, awarded from bronze to platinum, is given to applicant communities that have demonstrated a commitment to improving and sustaining walk-ability and pedestrian safety through comprehensive programs, plans and policies. To date, 50 communities in the U.S. have been designated as Walk Friendly Communities. Click here to read the press release and additional information about the designation and about Walk Friendly Communities.

Sandpoint Train Depot Reopening

Per Amtrak, the Sandpoint train station is now open during posted hours.  Check out the article in the April 30 Sandpoint Reader (page 7).


Thanks again to all who made this possible:

Idagon Homes

Suarez Engineering

Boden Architecture


BNSF Railway

Sandpoint Historic Preservation Commission

Idaho Transportation Department

      ... and all those who value the history of our town

Downtown Traffic Changes

On February 11, 2015, City Council approved two agreements with ITD for converting Fifth Avenue to two-way operation between Cedar and Pine Streets and transferring ownership of downtown streets from the State to the City.


On November 18, 2014, the Idaho Transportation Department held a public meeting in Sandpoint to provide information and solicit comments.  Click here to link to a copy of their presentation.


On July 16, 2014, Sandpoint City Council voted to endorse a plan to convert Fifth Avenue between Cedar and Pine Streets to two-way traffic.  See the link below or click here to view the specific changes at each intersection.  ITD prepared the plan following a request by Sandpoint City Council in June 2013.


Closely tied to converting Fifth Avenue to two-way is an agreement between ITD and Sandpoint to transfer ownership of existing US 2 (Pine Street, Cedar Street and First Avenue in the downtown core) to local control (Independent Highway District and City of Sandpoint).


In December 2012, Sandpoint City Council voted to adopt the Downtown Streets Plan.  This plan is available here for download.  The plan calls for two-way traffic on all downtown streets (except Main Street between Third and Fifth Avenues).


Downtown Traffic Changes / Fifth Avenue Two-Way Operation


Downtown Streets Plan

Forum on Coal and Oil Train Traffic

The City of Sandpoint sponsored a community forum on coal and oil train issues on January 14, 2015, at Sandpoint City Hall. It was an opportunity for citizens to hear current information about coal trains, oil trains, safety for our citizens and communities, and actions that may be taken.


Here is a link to the audio file from the meeting:



Click here for the list of resources and contacts that was provided at the meeting.


Ordinance No. 1309

Removal of Parking Enforcement Marks on Tires Prohibited

adopted December 3, 2014


Ordinance No. 1309 makes it illegal to wipe off marks that have been placed on the tires of parked cars by parking enforcement personnel.


This law took effect when the summary was published in the Bonner County Daily Bee on December 9, 2014.

Ordinance No. 1313

Feeding Big Game Animals Prohibited

adopted May 20, 2015


Ordinance No. 1313 makes it illegal to feed deer and other big game animals within city limits.


This law took effect when the summary was published in the Bonner County Daily Bee on May 27, 2015.

The City of Sandpoint and USDA are equal opportunity providers and employers.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, by fax to (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

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