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Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline – Ponderay City Council – September 8, 2017

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Interested in getting more involved in your community?

The Ponderay general election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the election of two City Council Members. The elected parties will serve for a four (4) year term.

City Council Members are expected to:

  • Attend 2 City Council meetings per month – The first and third Mondays of each month at 6:00 p.m.
  • Participate in community activities – voluntary
  • Council members may be asked to attend the occasional training or special meeting


  • Elected City Council Members are paid a monthly salary and receive City medical, dental, vision, life and Persi benefits.

Potential candidates must file a Declaration of candidacy with the Ponderay City Clerk between August 28, 2017 and September 8, 2017.

Candidates seeking office must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age,
  • A U.S. citizen
  • The candidate’s primary residence must be within the city
  • The address of the candidate’s voter registration must match the residence address provided on the candidate’s declaration
  • The candidate must be a resident in the city for at least 30 days prior to submitting their declaration.

For additional details regarding Declaration of Candidacy please contact Ponderay City Hall (208)265-5468.

2017 Candidate filing and withdrawal forms

2017 Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline Information


Ponderay Neighbor Day, September 23, 2017

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Ponderay Neighbor Day – Celebrating Our Connections


Join your neighbors to celebrate our community at Ponderay Neighbor Day on September 23rd!

The sky’s the limit at this community celebration as we raffle off free tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) throughout the afternoon. The event also features live music by the Miah Kohal Band, pony rides, carnival games, arts and crafts for kids, tasty food vendors, beer garden, jumpy castle and much, much more!

Celebrating our Connections is the theme of Ponderay Neighbor Day, and we have plenty to celebrate in our little community: Ponderay has an expanding trail and park system and a community transit system (the SPOT bus) that helps keep us connected. Give your feedback on how to improve these systems at the event.

While this family-fun event celebrates Ponderay and its immediate neighbors – everyone throughout the region is invited.

The gates open for Ponderay Neighbor Day from 3 to 7 p.m. in the field behind the Hoot Owl. Admittance is free. Parking will be off Emerald Industrial Drive and the SPOT bus will operate a special route in Ponderay and Kootenai to bring people to and from the site.

Ponderay Neighbor Day is sponsored by the City of Ponderay, Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail, Selkirk-Pend Oreille Transit (SPOT Bus), Kaniksu Land Trust, P1FCU and the LOR Foundation, with additional support from local businesses and the Kootenai-Ponderay Sewer District.

A variety of additional sponsorships, booths and volunteer opportunities are still available –  Contact Jean Vorhies, Event Coordinator, for details on how to get involved in this great community event –


Click Here for additional information about the event.

WOW – Ponderay Community Clean-up 2017 was a huge success!!

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Here’s a summary of what we accomplished in the “Ponderay Village” during the clean-up event:

  1. Refuse Disposal
    • ±120 cu. yds of trash (3 huge 40 yard roll off dumpsters)
    • ±50 Tires
    • ±2 Ton of scrap metal
    • 1 Pallet of electronics
    • 3 Appliances (refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners only)
    • Miscellaneous paint and chemicals
    • Huge pile of brush and debris
  2. Painting
    • 1 House
    • 1 Snow roof
    • 1 Fence
  3. Construction
    • 1 Reconstructed wheel chair ramp
    • ±5 Fence repairs
    • Refaced one section of fence
    • Repaired soffit
    • Replaced house numbers
  4. Repaint fire hydrants
  5. Pressure washing
  6. Tree and Lawn Care
    • Trim trees
    • Brush and weed eat R-O-W to improve visibility
    • Raking
    • Mowing
    • Weeding
    • Weed Eating
    • Branch clean-up

A special thanks to all of the businesses and volunteers that made the 2017 Ponderay Community Clean-up event possible. We could not have accomplished so much without your generosity and dedication!

  • Participating Businesses
    • Sandpoint Church of Nazarene
    • Northwest Academy
    • Sandpoint Building Supply
    • Cedars of Idaho
    • North 40
    • In and Out Painting
    • Wray Plumbing
    • Pacific Steel
    • Bonner County
    • Waste Management
    • Northside Fire District
    • Yokes
    • Ponderay Police Department
  • Participating Volunteers
    • The Wray Family
    • Andres Tolosa
    • Katy Drake
    • Mike and Taylor Beauchene
    • Phil McNearney
    • Steve Fox
    • Lawson Tate
    • Debra Geiger
    • Val Syth
    • Allen Laude
    • Vicky Schilling
    • Sandpoint Church of the Nazarene Congregation
    • City Staff


Bonner County Rodeo August 4th and 5th

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Click Here for Rodeo Details and Ticket Information

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