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Wednesday October 19, 2016

Commissioners reverse P&Z decision
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners reversed a Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission decision to deny a conditional use permit for a home business.Acting as the Board of Appeals Oct. 11, the commissioners heard testimony from those for and against the appeal, and decided that a construction business could be run from a home in ...

Walrath concerned about 129,000-pound routes, other business
Jefferson County Public Works Administrator Dave Walrath told the board of commissioners that he worries about the impact that 129,000-pound loads will have on the county’s roads.Also at the Oct. 11 meeting, commissioners approved a contract to inspect buildings for the City of Rigby, and also signed a lease agreement for a new location to house ...

Kunz named DYW of Idaho
Abigail Kunz has come a long way in just two years.The Rigby High School senior and daughter of Eric and Trisha Kunz, of Rigby, was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Idaho and won a $6,100 scholarship at a contest Oct. 8 at the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium.She will represent Idaho at the 60th National Finals in Mobile, Ala., against 51 other ...

New substation approved, other P&Z news
A new electrical substation, called Westwood, was approved with conditions on County Line Road east of Rigby.According to draft minutes of an Oct. 6 Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing, residents said they were concerned about the impact of the substation to property values, expansion of County Line Road, and health ...


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