Mayor Tammy de Weerd has signed contracts costing thousands to bring about an ag-tech corridor in fast-growing northwest Meridian. But so far it is losing the race with developers to get to the land first.
The proposed Linder Village development, anchored by a WinCo supermarket, passed Meridian’s Planning and Zoning Commission with some revisions. Now it will head to City Council for a final decision in December.
Nampa and Meridian are considering increasing their impact fees, paid by developers to offset growth’s strain on public services. The fees are passed on to buyers of new homes and commercial buildings.
Meridian has pushed back a vote on whether it should annex a parcel to build a high school for the West Ada School District. The city staff says the site the school district bought is not contiguous with city limits.
Scooter- and bike-share companies Lime and Bird both want to operate in Meridian and Boise. Lime suspended service in Meridian, its first Idaho market, until March. It’s working with Boise on an agreement.
The city of Eagle bought 35 acres at Floating Feather and Meridian Road to build a dog park, baseball fields, a playground, parking and bathrooms. The city paid $2.5 million to the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Boise.
On Thursday, an Idaho Humane Society officer found a dog locked inside a hot car, estimated to be 134 degrees. Humane officers were on the lookout for dogs locked in hot cars and in Meridian they found boxer locked in a car with the windows rolled up.
Nedim Cavcic saw a man run through a neighborhood, chased by a police officer who Tazed him. As the man fell, he reached for a gun and fired at the officer, who was struck in the legs. Officer Kyle Mikowski returned fire, killing the man.