From City Clerk Renata McLeod's minutes of the City Council meeting Tuesday:
"Engineering Services Director Gordon Dobler updated the Council on the last phase of the Levee Certification that included the need to remove trees on Northwest Boulevard in front of the North Idaho Museum. This came about due to the construction of the required FEMA wall near the Museum. The old FEMA wall was on the south side of the Museum and cannot be replaced across the road due to utilities in the street. Therefore, the new wall approved by FEMA will be behind the sidewalk in front of the Museum. He estimated 10 trees would have to be removed to accommodate the wall. They are working to retain a vegetative strip next to the sidewalk. Mr. Dobler expects the project to start in April or May and finish before Ironman. Once the wall is installed, the City can expect certification in the fall." More here.