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Wednesday July 01, 2015

Ririe District sees pay boost
Thanks to an increase in public school funding from the Idaho Legislature, Ririe School District #252 will increase pay to its teachers.According to a summary statement of the district’s proposed budget for 2015 to 2016, salaries and benefits will see a 4.8 percent increase over the previous year. However, funding for some special programs will ...

Insurers ask for commission records
Rigby insurance agents and brothers AJ and Travis Argyle, of American Insurance Services, asked the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners why public records had been denied them.At the June 22 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, AJ said that other counties have no problem giving them how much their agents make on commission. ...

Council approves bids, moves towards a direct deposit system
The Rigby City Council approved bids for a new truck and city projects and discussed moving toward a direct deposit system for employees.At their June 18 meeting, the council heard from Public Works Director Rick Lamoreaux about city projects, which include manhole sealing and grouting, and rehabbing and coating a lift station; Lamoreaux also gave ...

Mutton Bustin’
Dillan Summer, 6, of Idaho Falls participates in the mutton bustin held at the annual Stampede Days Rodeo. This ride was Summers fifth ride in mutton bustin. He is the son of Nathan and Melissa Summer.

Commissioners hear budget update
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners received budget information and approved spending for county vehicle and budget training.At the commission’s June 22 meeting County Auditor Ferrell Steiner presented budget projections for the 2015 fiscal year.Steiner explained that the numbers he was presenting were very rough numbers and that he ...

Intersection discussed at staff meeting
Jefferson County Public Works Administrator Dave Walrath said that the county would look into improvements for the intersection of 4100 E. and State Highway 48.Also in discussion during the monthly meeting of county department heads and elected officials were an emergency cutting of trees from the island at Jefferson County Lake and the departure ...

Roberts may allow farm animals in city limits
The City of Roberts will look at whether people can have a few cows or goats in city limits.Prompting a change to the longstanding ban is a movement toward self-sufficiency and interest in annexing parcels that already have animals. Mayor BJ Berlin said that the Roberts Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the city allow animals, but he ...

Lewisville looks at ordinances
The Lewisville City Council discussed violations of the nuisance ordinance and updated its littering ordinance. According to the city’s draft minutes, at their June 10 meeting Lewisville Planning and Zoning Commission member Charlene Johnson said that she identified two residents who were not in compliance with the nuisance ordinance and the ...

Commissioners updated on public works projects
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners heard updates on the Monteview Pits crushing project and the closing of a landfill at their June 22 meeting. Public Works Director Dave Walrath explained that Roadhouse Construction was one week past the agreed upon completion date on the Monteview Pits project. He requested giving them an extension ...

Commission makes changes to key access policy
The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners recently made changes to their key access policy. At their June 22 meeting Commissioner Jerald Raymond reported that the commission had met with the Key Access Committee and discussed changes to their policy, which the commission has approved. He explained that most of the changes were just adding ...

Council hears from publication and approves public hearing
The Rigby City Council heard from Idaho Life Publications and has approved a public hearing for the requested change to the sign variance ordinance. At their June 18 meeting the council heard from Idaho Life Publications Representative Gary Mueller and have decided to hold a public hearing for Rigby Planning and Zoning Commission’s request to ...

Sheriff’s Office employees dispute payroll audit results
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office employees asked the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners whether they could dispute results of an audit done on timecards in the department.At the June 22 meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff’s Office employees Nora Ortega, Patsy Burtenshaw, and Sam Dye, asked for more time to ...

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