Kendrick – Juliaetta Community Development Association Revised 4/17/07 Action Plan 2007-2011 INTRODUCTION Date Submitted: January 31st, 2007 Content of this report contains projected action plan goals for the next five years that will enhance the quality of living within the Kendrick-Juliaetta community Our community Gem Team is unique because we have all organizations within our community planning and working on different projects that they feel are important to make a difference in our quality of life and economics. Therefore the “Gem Team” actually communicates with these organizations and documents the plans that have been made for the Action Plan. There is a listing of active Gem Team members who were involved in putting this documentation together rather than taking the full responsibility of making the plans themselves. We have processed this document to continue Gem Community status with the State of Idaho Department of Commerce. Submitted by: K-J Community Development Association, Inc Action Plan Coordinator Justin Cope PO Box 454 Juliaetta, ID 83535 Phone 208-276-7174 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kendrick-juliaetta.org Team members: Anna Bruce email@example.com 208 289 4473 Justin Cope firstname.lastname@example.org 208 276 7174 Chad Henson email@example.com 208 276 3381 Jan Welles firstname.lastname@example.org 208 276 3658 Polly Taylor-Dennler email@example.com 208 276 4302 Lori Brocke firstname.lastname@example.org 208 289 5092 Lillian Howerton email@example.com 208 289 4567 Jim Hoogland firstname.lastname@example.org 208 289 4547 Carol Haynes email@example.com 208 289 4545 Gem Team Action Plan Meeting dates: November 17th, 2006 KJCDA, Action Plan Meeting Dec 21st, 2006 KJCDA, General Meeting DRAFT MISSION STATEMENT Enhance the quality of living within the Kendrick-Juliaetta community through economic stabilization and diversification. Community Accomplishments in 2006 The first phase of the Kendrick Park playground has been completed. The old unsafe equipment has been removed, soft fall has been put down, and the toddler piece of equipment has been installed. Money is still being raised to purchase the larger piece of equipment to complete the project. The Kendrick-Juliaetta brochures have been redesigned and reprinted. A “Showcasing the Valley” committee was formed which was responsible for content and distribution. The committee is still intact and is going to be important for how we want to market our area as a hub of tourism and attractions. Our community has been selected to participate in the Horizons program to address poverty in our community. The program is provided by the Northwest Area Foundation and administered through the University of Idaho extension. The program is fully funded and has numerous positive implications for our towns. The main focus is poverty, which is defined by our own citizens input, and leadership training to help our volunteer base and sense of community. The K-JCDA has agreed to be the steering committee for this project. Kendrick and Juliaetta have been identified as meeting the basic requirement threshold for poverty. In accordance with our strategic planning sessions we have prioritized the following projects. 2007 ONE YEAR ACTION PLAN Project: Kendrick City Water Improvement, drilling two wells, creating additional 350,000 gallons of water storage, replacement of aging water main lines along Main and Pearl Streets. How: Approved $740,000 water improvement bond, applications for $500,000 ICDBG, $250,000 USDA Rural Development grant. Who: City of Kendrick Cost: $1,500,000 When: December 2006 Contact Person, Mayor James Hoogland, 208-289 5155 Project: RV Park/Restrooms for the Ed Corkill Memorial Trail and Depot How: Grant Funding/Volunteer Contribution Who: City of Kendrick, J-K Recreation District, Friends of the Depot, Cost: Wiring and Electrical $10,000.00 Prefabricated Restroom unit $37,000.00 Water and Sewer Utilities $5,000.00 Concrete RV pads/Misc. $10,000.00 Total: $62,000.00 When: Spring/Summer 2007 Contact: Mayor Jim Hoogland, City of Kendrick, 208-289-5155 The addition of an RV Park and Restrooms that are accessible from the Ed Corkill Memorial trail have been included in the 5 year infrastructure plan and the short term 1 year plan. There are currently no overnight accommodations in the Potlatch River valley of any kind, including motels/hotels, bed and breakfast, or overnight camping facilities. With the influx of campers, hunters, and Recreationists that travel through our combined communities, we feel that it is an opportunity to provide a valuable resource and possibly generate economic benefit as well. Project: Pursue Grants to construct a new multi-purpose Community Center in Juliaetta, facility to include office space, multi-purpose room for meetings, events, functions, and educational opportunities, artistic and cultural activities, a commercial kitchen, space for a food bank, one complete floor available for the Juliaetta Community Library. How: Grant funding Applications Who: Juliaetta Community Improvement Association (JCIA) Cost: $175,000 (Revised) When: December 2007 Contact Person: Jayne Smith, 208-276-7571 Project: Swimming Pool Renovation How: Grant funding Who: City of Kendrick, J-K Recreation District, Arts Committee, Clearwater Economic Develop Association, Latah County Community Foundation Cost: $230,000 When: December 2007 Contact Person: Jim Hoogland, 208-289-5155 Project: JK Rural Fire District/Cooperative, for fire protection surrounding the Cities of Kendrick and Juliaetta. How: Agreements between the two Cities, formation of an independent rural fire district Who: Juliaetta Volunteer Fire Department, Kendrick Fire Department, City of Juliaetta, City of Kendrick Cost: Volunteer When: December 2007 Contact Person, Kendrick City Mayor, James Hoogland, 208-289-5155 Project: New Playground Equipment for the Kendrick City Park How: Grant funding, Fund raisers, and donations Who: Community Park Improvement Committee, City of Kendrick, J-K Recreation District, Latah County Community Foundation Cost: $25,000 (Final Phase) When: May 2007 Contact Person: Patti Hogan 208-289-0621 Project: Public Transportation from our community to Lewiston or Moscow on a regular basis. How: Grant funding Who: Idaho Dept. Of Transportation, Latah and Nez Perce Counties Cost: Unknown When: Fall 2007 Contact Person: Lil Howerton, 208-289-4567 Project: The Kendrick Senior Center/JK Mealsite is pursuing funding options to remain open and providing meals to our areas seniors. How: Primarily Donations, Grant Funding Who: Della Patterson & Wilma Larsen Cost: $14,000/Annually Contact Person: Della Patterson, 208-289-7459 Project: Revive the Welcome entry signs for Juliaetta and Kendrick How: Grant funding Who: City of Juliaetta, City of Kendrick, K-JCDA, JCIA Cost: $10,000 Contact Person: Jeff Lohman, 208-276-7661, Jim Hoogland, 208-289-5155 Project: Commercial Kitchen/Fish processing facility How: Grant Funding/Small Business Loans Who: Chad Henson Cost: Unknown When: Fall 2007 Contact: Chad Henson/Small Business owner, 208-276-3381 Project: (Revision) After School program at Juliaetta Elementary School for 4 -7 grade three days a week. How: Grant Funding Who: Latah County Youth Advocacy Council and A.C.T.I.O.N Cost: $25,000 Contact: Christina Kowrack Project: Pond Development - Juliaetta Centennial Park How: Grand Funding/Volunteer Cost: Unknown When: Spring 2007 Contact: Chad Henson, 208-276-3381, Palouse Environmental Institute watershed program coordinator. Numbering items are for identity only not to prioritize. 2006 – 2010 Action Plan BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION Five Year Plan 1. Improve access for Public Rest Rooms to accommodate tourism and extra activity events. Inventory of the Valley needs to be made to find facilities that can be accommodating. These bathrooms need to be posted so they are easily found. Budget $5,000 and volunteers time. City of Kendrick, City of Juliaetta, and K-J CDA. 2. The City of Kendrick is also planning an RV park so that there are some overnight amenities in our valley. This RV Park is associated with a new restroom facility near the Ed Corkill Memorial Trail that was mentioned previously and it is hoped that it will promote tourism and bring in export dollars. INFRASTRUCTURE Five Year Plan Project: 1. Kendrick Railroad Depot Restoration to be a Civic Center for community activity, historical museum, visitor’s center and rest rooms for the Ed Corkill Walking/Biking path. 2. Create office space for the K-J Community Development Association, providing an information center for tourist, visitors, and contact for Economic Diversification opportunities and planning, including other K-J CDA business for the community. Budget: rental expense Responsible Parties: Assistance from all community organization to man office time. 3. Develop community police protection combined to protect citizens and share costs, encourage Block Watch Organization, find out about deputizing city employees. 4. The City of Kendrick needs to update and upgrade sewer lagoons. Responsible Party: City of Kendrick 5. Develop a Comprehensive Noxious Weed Control Plan within the community; Responsible Parties: Nez Perce County Weed Control, Hill & Valley Garden Club, Urban Forestry, Department of Lands, Latah County Noxious Weed Dept. 6. Install lighting on both Juliaetta Centennial Ball fields. Budget: Babe Ruth Field $ 80,000; Little League field $30,000 Responsible Parties: City of Juliaetta, J-K Recreation District, Juliaetta Community Improvement Association, K-J Community Development Association, KHS Booster Club, Baseball Association, Taylor Construction, J-K Lions Club, North Central Travel Council, Department of Commerce, 7. Construct a new multi-purpose Community Center in the City of Juliaetta to house office space, meeting/conference room, and the Juliaetta Public Library. Budget: $175,000 Responsible Parties: City of Juliaetta, K-J Community Development Association, Juliaetta Community Improvement Association, Clearwater Economic Development Association, U of I, State of Idaho Department of Commerce, Latah County Library District, Latah County Rural Development 8. Install curb, gutter, sidewalks, and storm drainage at the west end of Kendrick’s Main Street (State Hwy 3) from its intersection with State Hwy 99 to Old Main Street. Budget $200,000. Responsible party, City of Kendrick, Idaho Transportation Department 9. J-K EMT Ambulance service, needs address stake labels with numbers on both sides for rural identification of residents. Or numbers on both sides of mail boxes would help. Budget unavailable. Responsible party: Latah County Commissioners, City of Kendrick, City of Juliaetta, K-JCDA and JCIA. 2007 Kendrick-Juliaetta Arts Committee Officers: President & Three Bear Painters Chairperson: Chris Kowrach Juliaetta Elementary School Liaison: Billie Waide Kendrick High School Liaison: Erin Rishling, Peggy Fiske Juliaetta Artists Watercolor Society Chairperson: Barb Murphey 21st Century Learning Center Representatives: Billie Waide, Barb Murphey Kendrick-Juliaetta Arts Committee 5-Year Action Plan Mission Statement: To strengthen the sense of community through promotion and enhancement of the arts in the Kendrick and Juliaetta area. 2006-07 Proposed Projects: December 2006 - Watercolor Art Show as an opportunity for the local watercolor artists to display their art work to the community. Location will be in the Wells Fargo Bank lobby prior to Christmas. K-J Arts Committee Chair: Barb Murphey Co-Sponsor: Juliaetta-Kendrick Watercolorists and Wells Fargo Bank Expense: None February 2007 – Genealogy and Historical Research Workshop will be held at the Juliaetta Community Library. This one-day session will be presented by Julie Monroe and is open to community members of all ages. K-J Arts Committee Chair: Chris Kowrach Co-Sponsor: Friends of the Library and Seven Ridges Historical Society Expense: None March 2007 – Scrapbooking and Card Making Workshops will be offered as an opportunity for parents and children to interact in a creative venture. K-J Arts Committee Chair: Chris Kowrach Co-Sponsor: Friends of the Library Expense: $50 May 27, 2006 - The Locust Blossom Art Show and Sale to be located in the Committee’s new tent at the Kendrick City Park. This show will exhibit/sell items from the local K – 12 students including Art Club and Jr. Art Club projects, and a diverse variety of local artists. Small clinics demonstrating skills of local artists are being considered as an additional offering. K-J Arts Committee members all will be participating Projected Expense: $250.00 Spring 2007 – Participation in planning a new mural for Kendrick Memorial Park Swimming Pool will continue throughout the year and will extend into following years as soon as the wall is ready for the project K-J Arts Committee Chair: Peggy Fiske Au Clair Co-Sponsor: K-J Community Development Association Projected Expense: None in planning year Summer 2007 – Flower Drying and Flower Arranging Workshops: K-J Arts Committee Chair: Barb Murphey Co-Sponsor: Hill and Valley Garden Club Projected Expense: $400.00 September 2007 - Blackberry Festival Art Show and Sale Provide an opportunity for local watercolorist to show and or sell their creations to the community at this Festival. Co-Sponsor: Juliaetta-Kendrick Watercolorist and Three Bear Painters Projected Cost: $100.00 Ongoing – Kendrick-Juliaetta Arts Committee Web Site will be designed and be on line to provide the community information concerning the arts and entertainment opportunities, artists and workshops available in our area. This site will be linked to the Kendrick-Juliaetta Community Development Association site K-J Committee Chair: Chris Kowrach Provide representatives and help in the following community projects: Latah County Youth Advocacy Council in promoting and facilitating positive youth development opportunities in our community KJ VFW Holiday Sale Kendrick Depot Renovation Project which will provide economical meeting space for classes and gatherings. Hill and Valley Garden Club activities for junior gardeners 2007 Proposed Projects Festival Dance and Civic Theater of Moscow Outreach projects are available to surrounding communities. Participate in sponsoring Kendrick High School students on a trip similar to the Spring 2007 trip to Paris. Missoula Children’s Theater coaching, rehearsal and production of a play. Adult/youth interaction: Kendrick High School Art Club and KJ Arts Committee will team up to visit plays or art exhibits in outlying communities including Moscow, Pullman and Spokane. 2008 Proposed Projects Vigilante Theatre Production & Dessert Projected Time: Fall 2008 Have this touring group of professional singers and actors from Montana return for the fourth time to our community for a social evening event. Projected Cost: $2800.00 Mask Making Workshop Projected Time: Spring 2008 Provide a workshop for elementary age students on the art of making a mask. Clay that does not need firing can be used. The students will participate in the Locust Blossom Parade wearing their art work and then display it at the Locust Blossom Art Show. Projected Cost: $900.00 2009 Projected Projects: Poetry Workshop Projected Time: Fall 2009 Four area poetry writers will provide instruction on how to write in their specialize style. The writing of the students will be critique by both the instructors and fellow students. High School Students as well as adult community members will be in the class. Projected Expense: $1000.00. Community Summer Theater Production Projected Time: Summer 2009 This will require extensive children and adult community participation. An experienced theater person will be needed to help in organizing and producing the selected production. Community members will participate in props and costume needs. It will be performed at the Kendrick High School or Kendrick’s outdoor park. Projected Cost: $3,000.00 2010 Projected Projects Kendrick Park Improvements Projected Time: Spring 2010 Provide enhanced seating and other park enhancing items to encourage people gathering at that location. Projected Cost $2000.00 KENDRICK URBAN FORESTRY COMMITTEE 2007 One Year Plan 1. The committee applied for, and received a grant, through Latah County Parks and Recreation. 2. The grant paid for four watering barrels and a drip system that were placed along the bicycle trail. 3. The grant paid for someone to keep the barrels full of water. 4. The grant also paid for labor in the spring and fall to prune and maintain the area along the trail. 5. Three Australian Pines were planted by the horseshoe pit. 6. A grant from the Arbor Day foundation paid for an Autumn Blaze Maple to be planted in the park with the help of Noah’s Ark Day Care students. 7. Arbor Day activities are always publicized in the local newspaper. 8. The committee applied for, and was accepted, as a Tree City USA. 9. The Tree City USA award was presented to committee members in the park during the Locust Blossom festival. 10. The committee is going to apply for another grant through the county parks and recreation to buy four more water barrels and their drip systems. We will also be requesting for funds to pay someone for watering during the summer and continued spring and fall maintenance. 11. Partnering with the region’s Community Forestry representative, the committee intends to hold a pruning workshop this spring for it’s Arbor Day activity. 12. Community members and the local Boy Scouts will be invited in an attempt to educate community members and solicit more involvement in urban forestry. 13. The committee is designing a campaign to encourage new members.