In 1912, William Baldridge opened a hardware and buggy shop in Parma. 

In the last decade, an estimated 5 million dollars worth of business infrastructure improvements have been built within the Impact Area of Greater Parma.

That original company’s heritage continues to this day in the name of Parma Company and Agri-lines. The legacy of Parma’s early businessmen is alive and well in the twenty-first century.

From state-of-the-art onion storage to new and remodeled agriculture equipment production facilities, a new pharmacy and dental offices, Parma is where growth is occurring. If you are looking for the small town feel, with acreage lots available, with low student to teacher ratios, lower cost of real estate but within good striking distance of all of the best southwest Idaho has to offer, Parma is a good choice.

Its distinctive placement at the junction of two rivers, the Union Pacific main line, US Highway 95, and 15 minutes from Interstate 84 render it ideal for growers, shippers, manufacturers, commuters, and travelers.

Nearby rivers and public lands provide excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Parma residents can enjoy fishing, hunting, boating, camping, hiking and ATV and snowmobile riding within a short distance from the city. There are at least five sportsmen’s access locations to the Boise and Snake Rivers within five miles of the city.

 

For Immediate Release:                                                                                          March 24, 2020

 

 

RE: City of Parma COVID-19 UPDATE

 

 

To the Community of Parma,

 

As we continue to monitor and track the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Treasure Valley has begun to see reported cases that are becoming uncomfortably close to home.  I dare not say “if” during these times but as a leader within our community I must weigh on the side of caution and say “when”.  Additionally, it’s difficult to think of two (2) weeks or a month from now and be in a position of saying, “If we only did…...”

Because of this and as a precautionary measure, I am taking the following steps to help ensure the safety of our community.

 

  1. City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. Utility bills can be paid by phone or via the drop box in front of City Hall.City Staff will be checking the box regularly.

  2. All City Parks will be closed effective immediately.

  3. All City Council Meetings after tonight’s scheduled meeting will be set up through teleconference until further notice.Please monitor our City websites and social media on how to gain access to these Public Meetings.

 

            Furthermore, at this time, I will NOT mandate how any of our local businesses’ chose to operate however, I would highly recommend they follow the “Social Distancing” guidelines from the CDC, and Southwest District Health.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that all Dine-In restaurants go to a Take-Out and/or Drive Thru service only, with other businesses closely monitoring the number of patrons you allow in at one time.               

 

Parma Emergency Services and City Officials are closely monitoring the situation day by day.  Please monitor the City’s webpages and/or social media posts and we will update the public as new information comes to light.  Additional links and contact information has been provided below. 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Angie Lee

Mayor,

City of Parma

 

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For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                              March 16th, 2020

 

 

RE: City of Parma COVID-19

 

 

To the Community of Parma,

 

In unification with our Governor, Idaho Code and the health, welfare and safety of the Parma community, I will be issuing a Local Disaster Emergency Declaration of Imminent Threat on Tuesday March 17th, 2020, in response to the recent developments with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The City of Parma will join most of the Treasure Valley Communities and take the necessary precautions to ensure the quality of life we in our community have grown to love. 

While no confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in our community, it’s imperative that we as a community stay proactive and vigilant.  While the Parma School District will temporarily be closing the schools until March 30th and we support their decisions, the City of Parma will remain operational at this time. 

The City is taking the necessary precautions by sanitizing city work-spaces, providing hand sanitizer and promoting proper hand washing techniques to ensure the safety of our employees and the community as per CDC guidelines.  In conjunction with recommendations from Central District Health, Southwest District Health and the Parma Emergency Services, we recommend those who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, seek care from your medical provider.      

Parma Emergency Services and City Officials are closely monitoring the situation day by day.  Please monitor the City’s webpages and/or social media posts and we will update the public as new information comes to light.  Additional links and contact information has been provided below. 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Angie Lee

Mayor,

City of Parma

 

 

 

Anyone with questions related to COVID-19 is encouraged to call the following call centers:

 

Southwest District Health:(208) 455-5411.   

The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

 

Central District Health: 208-321-2222.

The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.  Updated information can also be found by visiting www.coronavirus.idaho.gov.

 

Canyon County Public Information Officer Joe Decker at (208) 455-6090 or jdecker@canyonco.org  

P.O. Box 608
305 N. 3rd St
Parma, ID 83660
Phone:  (208) 722-5138 
email info@parmacityid.org

   
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