THE ANNUAL CITY OF CHUBBUCK CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST 2018 DATES ANNOUNCED.
CHUBBUCK – Make your Christmas bright… and spread the cheer. The City of Chubbuck celebrates Christmas with its annual outdoor decorating contest! It is that time of year again, if you have the most festive house on the block, then we would like to know! The City of Chubbuck invites all residents and businesses to enter in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest. This is a great way to show off your community pride and spread cheer throughout the holiday season. It’s also a perfect project for the entire family to enjoy, so, pull out your Santa, sled, reindeer, wreath and, of course, don’t forget the lights!
The contest is open to all residential homes and businesses within the Chubbuck City Limits. We encourage Businesses to participate as well. Selections will be made in all areas of the city. Winners will be chosen in the following categories: Best Animation, Most Colorful, Most Traditional, Spirit of the Season (2), Best Commercial/Business, Mayor’s Choice, Clark Griswold Award (most lights), and Best Overall. If you see a house or business that you think deserves an award, let us know by sending us an email at ChubbuckLightscontest@gmail.com or send us a message through the City of Chubbuck official Facebook Page. Please be sure to include as much information as possible including photos, which award you think they should win and most importantly, the address. Submissions will be accepted thru 5pm December 1, 2018.
Judging will be held December 6, 2018 thru December 9, 2018. On the nights of judging, please turn all your holiday lights on by 6:00 p.m. and leave them on until 11:00 p.m. Winners will be announced no later than December 11, 2018 via a press release and a sign being placed in their yard. Signs will be placed no later than December 11, 2018. Winners will receive special recognition on the City website, Social Media and will be spotlighted in the local media! Happy Holidays!
If you would like more information, please contact Brad Winters.
Brad Winters/City of Chubbuck
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, will conduct a public hearing at 6:00 PM on December 5, 2018 at Chubbuck City Council Chambers, 5160 Yellowstone Avenue, Chubbuck, Idaho, in accordance with Idaho Code 63-1311A, and with respect to the following items: to consider public comment regarding a Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Plan and Impact Fee, Police and Animal Control Capital Improvement Plan and Impact Fee, and Emergency Services (Fire and EMS) Capital Improvement Plan and Impact Fee and the adoption of the Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Plan and Impact Fee, Police and Animal Control Capital Improvement Plan and Impact Fee, and Emergency Services (Fire and EMS) Capital Improvement Plan and Impact Fee as well as adoption of an ordinance imposing the developmental impact fees and repealing sections 17.16.110, 17.16.130 through 17.16.240, amending 17.16.100 of the Chubbuck Municipal code, and adopting chapter 17.24 Impact Fee to provide an impact fee upon new development.
Information about the proposed Capital Plans and Impact Fees are available to the public on request at the City Office. Any and all persons may register comments, protests, or agreements on the hearing subject being considered. Oral testimony concerning these proposals may be offered at the public hearing. Mayor may limit oral testimony. Written testimony must be received by the City Clerk at least 7 days prior to the hearing, shall comply with standards established in City Code 18.28.020.D.7., and shall be considered public record.
City Hall and the City Council Chambers are accessible for persons with disabilities. Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the City Clerk, Rich Morgan at 208.237.2400 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Joey Bowers, Deputy Clerk
Publish Date: November 20, 2018 & November 27, 2018.
City of Chubbuck City Hall Committee has two vacancies.
This Committee’s role will be to review and make recommendations regarding the design, placement, and plan implementation for a New City Hall. Must be a resident of the City of Chubbuck to qualify. Please contact the Mayor’s Office at 208.239.3248
Letters of Interest can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the Mayor’s Office at PO Box 5604 Chubbuck, ID 83202, Attn: Wendy Butler by November 15, 2018.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Land Use & Development Commission of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, will conduct a public hearing at 7:00 PM on November 13, 2018 at Chubbuck City Council Chambers, 5160 Yellowstone Avenue, Chubbuck, Idaho, with respect to the following items:
- An application for a Preliminary Planned United Development (PUD) called Sunset Townhomes which includes the re-designation of approximately 9.4 acres of land for 88 residential units. Location is 4933 Whitaker Road, Chubbuck, ID 83202, within SE ¼ of Section 3, Township 6 South, Range 34, of the Boise Meridian, Bannock County. Current zoning designation is Limited Residential (R-2) and Industrial (I). Proposal will be evaluated against criteria established in municipal code 18.20.110 and Idaho Code 67-6511. Action Item: Recommendation to City Council
- A request by the City of Chubbuck to amend a section of municipal code Chapter 17.16 titled,” Park and Recreation Lands or Cash Contributions”; providing however, that any existing development implementing a park under Title 17 shall, at the discretion of the City, complete the development of the park in accordance with previously approved plans. Proposal will be evaluated against criteria established in Idaho Code 67-6511. Action Item: Recommendation to City Council
A complete description of each item is available to the public on request at the City Office. Commission packet will be available at the City Office on November 6, 2018. Any and all persons may register comments, protests, or agreements on the hearing subjects being considered. Oral testimony concerning these proposals may be offered at the public hearing. Commission may limit oral testimony. Written testimony must be received by the Planning Department at least 7 days prior to the hearing, shall comply with standards established in City Code 18.28.020.D.7., and shall be considered public record.
City Hall and the City Council Chambers are accessible for persons with disabilities. Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the City Planner, Paul Andrus at 208.237.2430 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
LAND USE & DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Ranelle Simmons, Office Administrator
Date transmitted: October 23, 2018
Publish Date: October 28, 2018
Chubbuck Adopts Strategic Plan Outlining Goals for the Next 5 Years
The City of Chubbuck recently adopted its first strategic plan reflecting residents’ input to establish performance goals and metrics from fiscal year 2019 through 2024. Entitled “Our CommUNITY: A great place to live, work, and raise a family”, the plan has 10 vision elements: Vibrant and Aesthetic Neighborhoods; Diversity, Inclusion, and Unification; Participatory Governance; Effective, Efficient, and Economical Government; Safety and Preparedness; Strong Economy; Healthy Residents; Multi-modal Transportation Accessibility; Thriving Youth and Children; and Growing Arts, Cultural, and Recreational Opportunities. Each vision element includes objectives and performance measures to track progress toward established goals.
The City engaged residents and non-residents through surveys via social media, utility mailers, and randomized mailers and even through computer labs at Highland High School. Once surveys were compiled and analyzed, each department head in the City had opportunities to provide feedback to identify needs and to develop measures to address the needs. Once a plan was drafted, several versions were provided to the City Council for feedback and ultimately, approval.
“Through feedback of residents, technical staff, and elected officials, we have developed a short-term plan that is intended to be a living document,” stated Mayor Kevin England. “Unlike the more long-term Comprehensive Plan, we intend to review the Strategic Plan annually and to adjust our plan of action if needed in order to satisfy our 5 year goals. This plan is a great example of the Chubbuck community coming together to better position itself for the future.”
To access the Strategic Plan and results from the surveys, click here: Strategic Plan & Strategic Plan/Surveys
CITY OF CHUBBUCK COMPLETES FACILITIES NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY
Consultant finds that existing municipal building space is insufficient to accommodate current and projected demands
With the City of Chubbuck’s population having nearly doubled since 1990 from 7,834 to an estimated 14,869 residents in 2017, and with the City continuing to experience growth, LCA Architects and the City have completed a detailed Facilities Needs Assessment Study to determine what needs coming growth likely will be through 2037. Using historical and projected growth rates, current and future staffing needs, and building space inventories, the study identified space deficits due to current and project overcrowded working conditions, needs for building spaces, and needs for additional fire stations to meet response time demands. LCA Architects found that currently, the City has a deficiency of nearly 28,000 square feet between all of the departments including police and animal control, fire, maintenance, parks, and city hall administration and that by 2037, an estimated 68,470 additional square feet will be needed beyond that which currently exists.
“In light of the findings of study, over the past several months department heads and I have been reviewing options and costs for how to meet current and projected demands” said Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England. “Options that we have evaluated include expanding and remodeling existing city hall to continue to accommodate the police department and city hall, remodeling existing city hall to accommodate the police department and constructing a separate city hall building, and identifying where to best locate future fire stations. We have to do something as our employees are stepping over each other just to do their jobs.”
Mayor England and the department heads expect to present an option to the City Council at this year’s upcoming budget proposal.
Attached is a copy of the Facilities Needs Assessment.
208-237-2400 ext. 201