the county seat of Lewis County, located on the Nezperce Prairie, a broad plateau in the eastern part of the county. The Clearwater River is located about 10 to 20 miles to the east and north. The Clearwater National Forest lies 26 miles northeast and the Nez Perce National Forest is 30 miles southeast.
Nearby cities include: Orofino 24 miles north, Grangeville 24 miles south, Kamiah 16 miles east and Lewiston 58 miles west. Nezperce is in the heart of the Nezperce Prairie. Extending beyond the City in all directions is the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. The City was named for the Nez Perce Indian Tribe – the name is French for “pierced nose”, although they did not practice nose-piercing. The Nez Perce’s name for themselves is Nimi’ipuu (pronounced Nee-Me-Poo), which means simply “the people” or “we the people”
more about the City of Nezperce…
|Population: 466*||Temperature Range (average) – Fahrenheit: **|
|Elevation: 3,202′||Spring: 29 to 63|
|Precipitation: 22″ **||Summer: 45 to 81|
|Average Snowfall: 45″ **||Fall: 28 to 71|
|Winter: 22 to 41|
* U.S. Census 2010 Population change since 2000: -10.9% Next U.S. Census 2020 (every 10 years) **Historical averages
FROM THE CITY OF NEZPERCE
AND THE STATE OF IDAHO
IDAHO REBOUNDS –
GUIDELINES FOR OPENING UP IDAHO – 9 pages
(click on the above to go to read the guidelines)
IDAHO COVID-19 HOTLINE AVAILABLE
AS OF MONDAY, MARCH 30
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has announced a
toll-free number for Idahoans to call w/questions about COVID-19
or the Statewide Stay-Home Order. The number 1-888-330-3010
will be staffed Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NEZPERCE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
Nezperce City Hall is now back to regular hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Monday-Thursday
Monday – July 13, 2020 – Time: 5:30 PM (NOTE MEETING DATE & TIME)
PLEASE KEEP PRACTICING “SOCIAL DISTANCING”.
Nezperce City Hall – 606 Maple Street
EMERGERY SERVICES BUILDING
PLEASE pay bills at City Hall
There is a drop box for your convenience
If anyone has an emergency with either sewer or water please
call the Public Works Supervisor at 208-937-2652 and leave a message.
For updates from the State of Idaho regarding coronavirus cases
see www.coronavirus.idaho.gov and go to www.cdc.gov
for more information from the Idaho North Central Public Health District.
Some residents and homeowners in Nezperce will be receiving a letter and
income survey in the mail from the city of Nezperce.
The purpose of the survey is to determine eligibility for an Idaho Community Development
Block Grant to partially fund wastewater system upgrades for a project the City is considering.
Households were selected through a randomization process, and individual results
will remain confidential. The City is working with the Clearwater Economic
Development Association (CEDA) to administer the survey. Respondents can
return the surveys, postage paid, to CEDA or drop them off at city hall.
Completed surveys should be returned before July 10.
All surveys will be returned unopened to CEDA.
These surveys are confidential.
For additional information please contact Dodd Snodgrass with CEDA at 208-791-4456
or City Clerk Rhonda Schmidt at 937-1021
2020 CENSUS INFORMATION
Lewis County Response Rate & Update Leave areas
Everyone needs to take the time to fill out the National Census online as this
helps the city, county and state with eligibility for federal grants and programs.
Due to the virus emergency, local census workers WILL NOT
be going door-to-door as originally planned.
2020 Census Updated Timelines
(click above for more information)
CANCELLED – Prairie Days
Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11, 2020
It is with great sadness to announce that we have cancelled Nezperce Prairie Days 2020. After a strong recommendation from City Council and in the best interest of keeping our community safe we will not be hosting our community celebration this year. We really don’t know where group restrictions will be in July, but for the purpose of those planning/scheduling reunions, and for keeping travel from out of state to a minimum, we have decided to cancel it now. Please stay safe, and we will see you next year.
Information From the City of Nezperce:
MOST BUSINESSES, ETC. HAVE OPENED WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS:
**NEW UPDATE** NEZPERCE COMMUNITY LIBRARY NEW HOURS AS OF 6/25/2020
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: CURBSIDE PICKUP 10:30-11:30 a.m.
LIMITED ACCESS BROWSING noon-5 p.m.
CURB SIDE PICKUP FROM 5-5:30 p.m.
NEZPERCE SENIOR CENTER, SERVING MEALS ON MONDAYS & THURSDAYS
ALSO HOME DELIVERIES
For menus and/or contact information, please check the Nezperce Senior Center
Facebook page, or City of Nezperce Calendar
THRIFT ON FIFTH – (CLOSED until further notice)
NEZPERCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Museum not open at this time)
FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE ABOVE
CONTACT THE ENTITY YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS FOR.
The Nezperce Russell Cemetery District
Locations of the City of Nezperce, Mt. Calvery and Russell cemeteries
Alphabetical internment listings for the City, Mt. Calvery and Russell cemeteries
Plot Sale Form
History of the Nezperce Russell Cemetery District
MEMORIAL TILE ORDERS
Nezperce City Clerk Rhonda Schmidt will still take orders for
Prairie Day Tiles that are displayed in the Performance Pavillion in Memorial Park.
The tiles are 4″x 12″ and the cost is $50/tile.
To order: Contact Rhonda Schmidt, 208.937.1021 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms are available at Nezperce City Hall,
606 Maple Street.
Airbridge Internet is planning to be available in the Nezperce area
with plans to place 3 towers. Additional information is expected
once plans are finalized.
Budget/Quarterly Financial Reports
Ordinances & Resolutions
Most Recent Report:
Second Quarter Financial Report March 31, 2020
First Quarter Financial Report December 31, 2019
Fourth Quarter Financial Report September 30, 2019
Third Quarter Financial Report June 30, 2019
Drinking Water Report – 2019 Sampling Results