NAMPA, Idaho — The Nampa City Council voted unanimously Wednesday at a special council meeting to extend the emergency declaration for the City of Nampa through May 4.
The approval was made to ensure financial reimbursements and emergency resources remain available during this time. Council members also expressed support and sympathy for businesses currently suffering from economic loss, as well as a desire that businesses be allowed to reopen as soon as possible.
The Council also voted unanimously to reopen the two municipal golf courses, Ridgecrest Golf Club and Centennial Golf Course, starting Thursday. The club houses will remain closed and golfers will be limited to one player per golf cart, unless players are from the same household. During the recent closure, both golf courses used the time for maintenance typical of this time of year. Centennial Golf Course aerated the greens. Ridgecrest focused on spring spraying to make the greens healthier and will aerate in the fall.
Councilors unanimously approved waiving April’s parking fees for all leaseholders of City of Nampa’s downtown parking spaces due to the economy.
Mayor Kling shared that the Nampa Library is anticipated to open for curbside pickup on Monday, April 20. The council also approved the ability to request extensions for the City alcohol license renewals, in keeping with certain State of Idaho extensions being granted.
“We are very concerned about the impact Coronavirus is having on our local businesses. We want to do whatever we can do to help our local businesses,” said Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling.