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.

Clerk’s Office
Joey Bowers
208-237-2400 ext. 201

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.

Burn Permits

Burn Permits

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.

Community Recreation and Aquatic Center

Community Recreation and Aquatic Center

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 input@cityofchubbuck.us or mailed to the City Clerk’s Office at PO Box 5604 Chubbuck, ID 83202, Attn: Joey Bowers.

City Water System

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.