Council to address Pine St. sidewalks, invasive aquatic species and non-motorized boat launch

By Reader Staff

The Sandpoint City Council intends to address a number of infrastructure and water-related matters Wednesday, Feb. 19 at its regular meeting. 

Among the items on the agenda is a proposed resolution to move forward with a design and construction agreement to install sidewalks on Pine Street. The project is funded by a Transportation Alternatives Program grant of $429,977 with a 7.34% match amounting to $31,560. 

New business includes a proposed agreement with Aquatic Weed Solutions, Inc. for herbicide free treatment of invasive aquatic species. According to the agenda, the agreement — if approved — would run for three years aat an estimated cost of $30,000 per fiscal year. 

The City Council will also take up a resolution related to establishing a non-motorized, small watercraft launch at War Memorial Field. The city has applied for a grant from the Idaho Parks and Recreation Recreational Trails Program to fund the creation of the launch, which would be operated separately from the site designated for motorized boats.

Also next week, Mayor Shelby Rognstad will not be hosting his monthly Mayor’s Roundtable event, as he will be out of town. The next roundtable will occur at its regularly scheduled time and place on the third Thursday of the month.

The Sandpoint City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the Council Chambers at City Hall (1123 Lake St.). For more info, including agendas, minutes and a live stream of the proceedings, go to

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