Malad

May 2024 Newsletter

A reminder for Malad City residents:

As noted by the Malad City Code Enforcement Officer, John Christophersen, in The Idaho Enterprise April 25, 2024, issue, Malad City watering restrictions are: Daily watering is allowed from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for both City and Deep Creek systems. The City, not individual residences, is on a meter with Deep Creek; and when the City has used all the water allocated for the total shares owned by the City, according to the meter, the water is shut off. To be fair to everyone, we hope that each of you will follow these restrictions. In addition, NO open hoses are allowed on the Deep Creek system.

An exception to the watering hours is for those residents that have a sprinkling system with timers who are allowed to water from the hours between 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. However, please be prudent and not water longer than is necessary. If you have a special need, such as planting new grass, please contact the City to see if an exception may be allowed.

Our Code Enforcement Officer is going to strictly enforce the watering restrictions this year.

MAY IS OLDER AMERICANS’ MONTH!

The theme this year is “Powered by Connection”, which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, loneliness and social isolation are widespread problems in the United States. Some suggestions for improving social connections in our community are:

  • If you are able, join the Senior Center on Wednesdays and Fridays in Malad, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Stone, where you receive a nutritious meal and can meet and enjoy others’ company.
  • Share things you already do (like exercising or having a meal) with a friend—or do new activities with them.
  • Reduce practices that lead to feelings of disconnection from others, such as excessive social media use.
  • Watch out for and support one another. Certainly, we can observe those who don’t get out or who need a little help. Sometimes a visit means a lot!
  • Join a club or attend informative meetings in the community. Do you know that the University of Idaho Extension Office and the Oneida County Library provide many classes, some of which you may enjoy on a variety of subjects? Not only do you learn something new, but it gives you the opportunity to meet new people and visit with friends.

Malad City tries to keep an Events Calendar up to date on their website at maladidaho.org. Also on the website, check out on the “Community” tab, the link to Oneida County Mental Health Resources.