In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Chubbuck Parks and Recreation Department will be closing all playgrounds and restrooms in the city’s park system effectively immediately.
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
ORDER OF THE DIRECTOR
ORDER TO SELF-ISOLATE
DATE OF ORDER: March 25, 2020
THIS ORDER DIRECTS ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE STATE OF IDAHO TO SELF-ISOLATE AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE.
- EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES;
- EXEMPTING INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS FROM THE SELF-ISOLATION ORDER BUT URGING THEM TO FIND SHELTER AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO PROVIDE IT;
- DIRECTING ALL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO CEASE NONESSENTIAL OPERATIONS AT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS IN THE STATE OF IDAHO;
- PROHIBITING ALL NON-ESSENTIAL GATHERINGS OF ANY NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS; AND
- ORDERING CESSATION OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL.
The Director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (“the Director”) is authorized by Idaho Code § 56-1003(7) “to impose and enforce orders of isolation and quarantine to protect the public from the spread of infectious or communicable diseases.”
This Order shall become effective at 1:30 p.m. on March 25, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2020 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Director.
Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order could constitute a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. Idaho Code § 561003(7)(c).
The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Click the Link for a complete copy of the Order to SELF-ISOLATE
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 April 14, 2020. Due to COVID- 19 and CDC best practices for social
distancing, the public meeting will occur via web -conference and telephone. Details on how to attend the meeting
and participate are found below. Public hearings will be held with respect to the following items:
- An application for a Change in Land Use District from Agricultural ( A) to Limited Commercial ( C- 1) on
approximately 8. 71 acres of land. Subject property is in the Northwest % of Section 9, Township 6 South,
Range 34 East of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, generally located the Southeast corner of Philbin and West
Chubbuck Rd, Chubbuck, Idaho at approximately the 1200 block of West Chubbuck Rd. The
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use map designates this area as Mixed Use. Type of Action:
Recommendation to City Council.
- An application for a Conditional Use Permit for a self- service storage facility with a watchman’ s residence
in a Limited Commercial ( C- 1) on approximately 8. 71 acres of land. Subject property is in the Northwest
of Section 9, Township 6 South, Range 34 East of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, generally located at the
Southeast corner of Philbin and West Chubbuck Rd, Chubbuck, Idaho at approximately the 1200 block of
West Chubbuck Rd. The property is currently zoned as Agriculture and a change in land use district
application for C- 1 has been received; if the conditional use permit is approved, a necessary condition will
be that it will not take effect unless the change in zoning is approved by the City Council. Type of Action:
Land Use Decision.
- An application for annexation of approximately 87 acres of land into the City of Chubbuck and to include
the property in the Creative Community -Northside Crossing ( CC -NC) Zone via an amendment to section
18. 35. 010. 6 of municipal code. The Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use map designates this area as
Employment. Property is in the East % of Section 34, Township 5 South, Range 34 East of the Boise
Meridian, Idaho. The affected area is generally located east of the Union Pacific Railroad and south of
Tyhee Road. This area is noted for expansion of the Northside Crossing Creative Community in its
approved Master Development Plan. Type of Action: Recommendation to City Council.
A complete description of each item is available to the public on request to dhillam@cityofchubbuck. us.
Commission packet will be available upon request to the same email by COB April 7, 2020. 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 dhillam@cityofchubbuck. us 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.
Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the Planning Director,
Devin Hillam at dhillam@cityofchubbuck. us at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Web -conference ( no webcam is necessary to participate)
https:// zoom. us/ j/ 662474783 ( Meeting ID: 662 474 783)
General information on joining a Zoom meeting can be found at https://support. zoom. us/ hc/ enus/
articles/ 201362193- Joining- a- Meeting.
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LAND USE & DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Kami Morrison, Office Administrator
Publish Date: 3. 29. 20
Effective Immediately, All City Council, Chubbuck Development Authority, and Land Use and Development Meetings will be conducted via Zoom Teleconferencing, in accordance with a Proclamation signed by Governor Little on March 13, 2020 suspending section 74-203(5) and requiring ALL Public Meetings to be held electronically or by phone.
Residents are encouraged to participate in all City Meetings via distant platforms.
Call- in information will be posted with meeting agendas.
Please contact the Clerk’s Office at 208.237.2400 with any questions.
MAYOR’S DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, Idaho Code § 46-1011 allows the Mayor of a city to declare a local disaster emergency; and
WHEREAS, Idaho Code § 46-1002(2) defines “disaster” as the “imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or manmade cause, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, windstorm, wave action, volcanic activity, explosion, riot, or hostile military or paramilitary action and including acts of terrorism;” and
WHEREAS, the imminent threat of widespread and severe harm to the health of residents and visitors to the City of Chubbuck as addressed by the Centers for Disease Control and by actions of the Governor of the state of Idaho constitutes a “disaster”; and
WHEREAS, a declaration activates the response and recovery aspects of applicable local or intergovernmental disaster emergency plans for the furnishing of aid and assistance; and
WHEREAS, Idaho Code § 46-1002(3) provides that an “emergency” includes the imminent threat to life or property which requires state emergency assistance to supplement local efforts to protect well-being or property or to avert or lessen the threat of “disaster;” and
WHEREAS, the emergency referenced herein exists because the contagious nature and potentially serious consequences of the COVID-19 virus for residents and visitors to the City of Chubbuck and requires state emergency assistance to supplement local efforts to protect life, health and property; and
WHEREAS, Idaho Code § 67-2808 authorizes the Council of the City of Chubbuck to declare an emergency and that the public interest and necessity may demand the immediate expenditure of public money without compliance with formal bidding procedures; and
WHEREAS, an emergency declaration must be filed with the county recorder’s office and “given prompt and general publicity.”
NOW THEREFORE, I, Kevin B. England, the Mayor of the City of Chubbuck do hereby declare:
That a Local Disaster Emergency exists and that all efforts will be made to protect the citizens and property of the City of Chubbuck through activation of all local disaster emergency plans and state emergency assistance; and
That this Local Disaster Emergency shall expire within seven (7) days unless the City Council expressly authorizes the continuance of such Declaration; and
That this Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency (“Declaration”) shall be promptly filed with the Bannock County Recorder’s Office; and
That prompt and general publicity shall be given by press release notifying the public of this Declaration.
Declared this 18th day of March, 2020.
Kevin B. England, Mayor
Confirmed by the City Council of the City of Chubbuck on the 18th day of March, 2020.
Joey Bowers, City Clerk
City of Chubbuck Remains Open, with limited access
Chubbuck City Hall remains open for business, all public services will still be provided on a daily basis. But as a precaution for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Chubbuck will be limiting access to City Offices starting March 17 at 9 a.m. Please use the drop box located at the south exit of the parking lot for all utility payments or any other information that needs to be dropped off for City Staff.
Citizens are strongly encouraged to utilize phone or email first to contact City employees and officials as most issues can be taken care of through these channels. Citizens are also encouraged to utilize the City’s
website, cityofchubbuck.us, to answer their questions, find forms, etc.
If a citizen must visit City Hall, Police Department or the Fire Department please be aware they will be required to call the number that will be listed on the door for assistance.
At this time, the regularly scheduled City Council meeting for Wednesday, March 18 will proceed as scheduled.
City officials encourage all residents to take precautions to protect themselves from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and self-evaluate for symptoms. Additional information on ways to help prevent the spread of the disease can be found at coronavirus.idaho.gov, or siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php, and cdc.gov.
To contact City Hall please call 208.237.2400 or email
If we work together, we can make it through.
Thank you for cooperation and patience.
With the current situation concerning COVID-19 and in an effort to protect our Citizens and our Employees the City of Chubbuck is encouraging, if possible, utility payments to be made electronically.
You can make an electronic payment through our office using Direct Pay, you can utilize Auto Pay through our third party administrator, Xpress Bill Pay, or you could utilize and electronic bill pay platform through your financial institution.
The City of Chubbuck does offer a $5 dollar discount if you chose the Direct Pay option.
If you are paying by check the City of Chubbuck encourages you to mail the payment using the envelope provided with your utility bill. We also have a drop box available in our parking lot that is accessible from your vehicle and a drop box in our lobby.
Please, if possible use one of these alternatives to the window for making your payment.
If you have questions about your bill please contact the City offices through our website, by email or by phone.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
DIRECT PAY: The Direct Pay Program is a convenient way to automatically pay your utility bill. Direct pay ensures your bill is paid in full and on time every month and helps avoid delinquency fees.
Each account enrolled in the Direct pay Program will receive a $5 discount each month. Customer’s currently enrolled in direct pay are receiving the $5 discount. Direct pay saves the City by automating and streamlining the billing process.
Direct Pay is a program offered only in office at the City. Forms are available at www.cityofchubbuck.us or at the counter at the Utility Office. the Direct Pay Form must be filled out and returned to the office. All payments are processed on the 15th of each month.
If you would like to participate in the City’s Direct Pay Program and receive the discount, please complete a Direct Pay Consent form and bring, email, fax, or mail to the City.
Office location: 5160 Yellowstone Ave
Fax: (208) 238-2371
Mail: City of Chubbuck
PO Box 5604
Chubbuck, ID 83202-0006
Start watching your mailboxes, everyone! 2020 Census Invitations Arrive March 12-20, 2020.
Complete your 2020 census online today, and no census worker will come knock on your door.
Click the link and VOTE TODAY for the City of Chubbuck as the 2020 Strongest Town, we all win together! Share with your family and friends and ask them to vote for Chubbuck. You may vote once per day in each match-up. Round 1 voting closes at 12pm CDT on Thursday, March 12, 2020. #ChooseChubbuck #Strongesttown
The City of Chubbuck has been selected as a finalist for the 2020 Strongest Town Contest. This is a worldwide competition. On Monday March 9, 2020 through Tuesday March 10, 2020 we are asking the public to vote for the City of Chubbuck as the 2020 Strongest Town. We will post more information on Monday March 9, 2020.
Sixteen Finalists Chosen for the 2020 Strongest Town Contest
On Monday, March 9, voting will commence in the fifth-annual Strongest Town Contest, a bracket-based competition designed to spotlight communities from around the world that are building enduring financial resilience at the local level and actively embodying the Strong Towns approach to economic growth and development.
Nominations were accepted in February and sixteen finalists were chosen. They include a mix of rural, suburban, and urban communities, as well as three different countries. The finalists are:
Highland Park, Illinois
Lander, Wyoming Pittsburg, Kansas
Victoria, British Columbia
Watertown, South Dakota
In the spirit of Strong Towns’ inclusive model of change, average citizens and civic leaders alike were invited to submit their community for consideration for the title; nominators did not need to be (but could have been) official government representatives. Nominees completed questionnaires, which will be published as part of the first round of voting. Nominators from the towns that advance to the subsequent rounds will be given a series of interactive challenges, ending with just one community claiming the title of 2020’s Strongest Town.
Every year, the Strongest Town contest promotes high levels of local civic engagement in the nominated communities and prompts significant local and national media attention, as well as inspiring other cities and towns around the world to adopt the successful strategies from the best contenders. Past winners have included Musekgon, MI; Traverse City, MI; Carlisle, PA; and Pensacola, FL. This year’s champion will be invited to join past winners at the National Strong Towns Conference and Celebration in Pensacola, Florida on April 30-May 1.