TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Several firefighters were recognized Monday evening at the Twin Falls City Council meeting. The presentation recognized three firefighters who completed certification requirements.

Joseph Renaldi and Kyle Eldridge were recognized for completing their Twin Falls Fire Department Level I certification, and Dallas Williamson was recognized for completing his Level II certification. Fire Chief Tim Soule introduced the men, praising each of them for their talents and ambition.

“He is an energetic young firefighter who is a joy to be around,” Soule said of Renaldi, who has been with the department for one year this month. Soule said of Eldridge, who also celebrates his one-year mark with the department in February, that he is “proud to have him as part of our firefighter family.”

Williamson started work with the city in 2012, first working in the Water Department. Soule said Williamson is a “very hardworking and respected firefighter, and I expect him to do great things in the future.”

Soule also presented an update to the council on the fire department and the need to build another fire station, which would be located near the College of Southern Idaho. He requested that the council approve an architect to design the station.

The council also approved 5-2 replacing the city’s taxicab regulations to conform to the state’s updated regulations; and it approved to pay $2,000 as part of a local matching fund to start work on signals and turn bays at intersections on Shoshone Street.

The street fund has $154,000 for signal upgrades but a local match is needed from the city in the form of $39,322, said City Engineer Jackie Fields. Currently, $2,000 as part of the matching fund is needed to begin the project.

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