The Jefferson Star is published every Wednesday.

Wednesday October 22, 2014

Snarr gives payoffs, auction info
Jefferson County Public Works Administrator Paul Snarr told the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Oct. 14 that his requests to payoff equipment and purchase trucks were justified, and also updated the board on a Nov. 15 equipment auction.Snarr said that he was backed with good financial information when he asked the county to pay off pieces ...

Newcomer teen wins state pageant
Rigby High School sophomore Abigail Kunz began competing in pageants just two months ago, but has already scored a big victory.Kunz, daughter of Eric and Trisha Kunz, of Rigby, became involved with the Miss Idaho Falls Program in June. After winning the Miss Southeastern Idaho Outstanding Teen Pageant in August, she was crowned Miss Idaho ...

Commissioners pass increased budget
Some employees of Jefferson County will see raises after passage of an additional $380,671 in funding for the fiscal year 2015 budget.The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved implementing and funding a “step and grade” employee evaluation program, whereby each employee is classified depending on their seniority and ...

County to explore property acquisition
Jefferson County Commissioner Brian Farnsworth asked that the county explore the possibility of purchasing a building the county is partially leasing.At the Oct. 14 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Farnsworth said that the county is spending over $60,000 per year to lease two parts of buildings for the Jefferson County ...

County amends parcel split rules, other business
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to allow property owners to obtain building permits for parcels split twice since 2008.At the board’s Oct. 14 meeting, Planning and Zoning Administrator Naysha Foster presented the amended ordinance for its approval. She said that allowing building permits on the split properties ...

County, city personnel receive FEMA taining
Representatives from Jefferson County and the City of Rigby attended training at the FEMA’s National Emergency Training Center in Washington, D.C., beginning Sept. 29 to learn how to organize and respond in the event of an emergency.The training offered emergency responders the chance to participate in an emergency scenario and learn how to work ...

Mayor to decide on LID issues
The Rigby City Council gave Mayor Jason Richardson the authority to make decisions regarding a Local Improvement District (LID) on West First North Street, and voted Oct. 16 to extend that authority into purchasing trees for a resident.According to Richardson, the city removed four trees from a resident’s property in the LID and he is committed ...

Christmas Eve hours set, ambulance contract signed
Among topics of interest at the Oct. 14 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners were holiday hours for the Jefferson County Courthouse and the signing of an ambulance contract with the City of Idaho Falls.Treasurer Kristine Lund said that she would like to have guidance from commissioners as to how late employees should work on ...

Republicans rule local polls
The Republican Primaries are extremely important in Jefferson County local elections, perhaps even more than the general elections.This can be seen in the ballots voters will be checking Nov. 4, as all local elections, except a runoff and supplemental levy, are uncontested. The deadline for official write-ins has passed, and the Republican ...

Jenkins and Bree
Rigby Police Officer Jason Jenkins and Bree, his K-9 Belgian Malinois, play tug of war after she successfully located hidden drugs. Jenkins and Bree were guests at the Rigby Lions Club Oct. 9 meeting held in the Rigby Senior and Community Center.

No decision yet on Sunday liquor sales, phone app
The Rigby City Council tabled consideration of whether to allow Rigby bars to be open on Sunday, as well as whether to explore launching a smart phone app.At an Oct. 16 meeting, Mayor Jason Richardson broached the subject of the Sunday liquor sales and explained further what Idaho law allows. He also said that he was working toward exploring the ...

Future of Rigby Junior High property unsettled
The demolition of the Rigby Junior High on Oct. 1 has affected property values for land on the block and it must be reappraised before Jefferson Joint School District #251 will consider selling it.The district had put the land and building up for sale after being appraised by Boam and Associates in early 2013. The land was divided into four ...

County to explore roadside memorial ordinance
A request from a county resident has the county exploring whether to allow roadside memorial markers for traffic accident deaths.Commissioner Brian Farnsworth presented an idea to use the Idaho Transportation Department’s guidelines to place markers where loved ones have died on Jefferson County’s roads. He said that he received a letter from ...

SUBSCRIBE!

Read the print edition and enjoy:

Use our online order form to start your subscription today!

Contact Congress
The Jefferson Star • 134 W. Main • P.O. Box 37 • Rigby, Idaho 83442
Telephone 208.745.8701 • Fax 208 • E-mail: info@jeffersonstarnews.com

Copyright © 2001-2014 Post Company. All rights reserved.