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
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
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 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.
ALL OPEN BURNING REQUIRES A BURN PERMIT!
A Burn Permit can be acquired from the Chubbuck Fire Department at 4727 Yellowstone Ave.
Note: It is illegal to burn household garbage, including paper products,treated lumber, plastics, rubber materials, tires, pesticides & aerosol paint containers.
The City of Chubbuck has engaged VCBO Architecture to conduct a feasibility study for a community recreation and aquatic center. A public open house was held on the evening of March 15, 2018. Information requests or comments can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the City Clerk’s Office at PO Box 5604 Chubbuck, ID 83202, Attn: Joey Bowers.
Have you ever wondered where the City gets its water?
The City gets its water by pumping it out of the ground from 4 different wells throughout the city. The water is pumped directly into the city’s distribution piping network where it is used by residents and businesses. When more water is pumped than is used, the excess water fills the three storage tanks located near the Portneuf Wellness Complex. The water that is stored provides extra water when use throughout the city is very high or during emergencies like fires. For the area east of Hiline Road, the water is pumped through a booster station to increase the water pressure for the homes in that area. The City of Chubbuck’s Water system is completely self-containing and does not connect into any of the City of Pocatello’s system.
However our Wastewater system does connect into the Pocatello Wastewater Treatment plant for treatment, all the piping on the north side of I84 is owned and maintained by the City of Chubbuck until it reaches the treatment plant. The city does own and maintain its own pipes on the south side of I84, but eventually connects into a City of Pocatello line to reach the treatment plant.