Notice of Public Hearing

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. The Land Use and Development Commission previously recommended approval of the proposal to 17.16 with a requested change to ensure that parks and land may still be obtained through the development process in accordance with adopted plans.  Action Item: Decision

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.

Chubbuck Adopts Strategic Plan Outlining Goals for the Next 5 Years

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

FACILITIES NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY

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.

CONTACT:
Clerk’s Office
Joey Bowers
208-237-2400 ext. 201
jbowers@cityofchubbuck.us

2017 Annual Water Quality Report

2017 Annual Water Quality Report

The City of Chubbuck is pleased to present the 2017 Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.

Click here for the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report

Paper copies can be obtained from the City of Chubbuck Public Works Department located at 5160 Yellowstone, Chubbuck Idaho or by calling 208-237-2430.

Water System Improvements

The City of Chubbuck Water Department will be doing water system improvements during the next couple of weeks on Bonanza (Sawtooth to teton), and Targhee place & Tahoe (Bonanza to Victor) area. We will need to turn the water off & on intermittently throughout the day during this time. Thank you for your patience.

Free Dumpster

Free 3yd or 15yd Dumpster-Utility Billing Account holders in Chubbuck are eligible for this free service once a year on a first come first serve basis. Rentals, apartments and commercial buildings are exempt. There is a form that must be filled out at the Utility Billing Counter.