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Wednesday April 22, 2015

Shelley may allow Sunday beer sales
The Shelley City Council moved to amend the city code to allow beer and wine sales on Sunday by a unanimous vote 4-0.The city will consider the amended code April 28. Councilwoman Kim Westergard introduced the idea after hearing that not having the sales did not curb alcohol sales in Firth or at the truck stops, and only hurt local business. ...

City council expresses ordinance compliance concern
The Shelley City Council told both a business owner and a private landowner that ordinances regarding clutter on properties should be followed to avoid enforcement.At a meeting April 14 business owner Gary Gillins and Kong Khamone responded to requests by the city council to discuss compliance issues. Gillins was issued a temporary 60-day business ...

Audits clean for Shelley, Shelley Urban Renewal
Louise Street, CPA for Searle Hart Associates of Idaho Falls, presented annual audits for both the Shelley Urban Renewal Agency and the City of Shelley April 14 at the Shelley City Council meeting and gave both a clean opinion.She said that the city’s financial controls were operating as designed, that the city was properly handling its debt ...

Shelley, Firth compete at state FFA
Nathan Johnson, Justin Searle, Ethan Clinger, Ashley Jensen, Katie Eldredge, and Shelby Murdock from Shelley High School and Rylie Clemens, Liem Lucas, and Kalli Hames from Firth High School all earned the prestigious state degree at the state FFA competition in Boise last weekend.The state degree is an honor bestowed on four-year Future Farmers ...

Urban renewal members returning, other business
The Shelley Urban Renewal Agency will see the same members serve another four years, while the Shelley City Council passed a new ordinance prohibiting smoking in park shelters, and set the date for the final fiscal year 2015 to 2016 budget public hearing.The city council unanimously approved nominations for Shane Wooten, Becky Coates, Kurt Coates, ...

Firth FCCLA takes first in seven events
The Firth FCCLA Star Event Teams took first place in seven of the nine events they competed in and eight teams are eligible to move on to the national competition in Washington D.C. in July.“I’m amazed. I couldn’t have been prouder,” said Janice Anthony, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) advisor at Firth High School. ...

Shelley accepts street construction bids, will buy more sewer ERU’s
The City of Shelley will purchase more sewer equivalent residential units (ERUs), as the Shelley City Council approved spending $68,000 to get as many as they could. The council also accepted $196,766 in bids for summer street projects.At the April 14 meeting, Mayor Stacy Pascoe said that he would entertain a motion to use $68,000 budgeted for ...

Gillmore gardening methods spreading across the nation
Sue Gillmore of Shelley is a longtime master gardener and grew up with a father who had a Ph.D in botany. Like most gardeners, she spent hours battling weeds, bugs and disease.Her husband, David, was disinterested in gardening, but he wanted to help his wife find solutions to her gardening problems.He stumbled upon a book by Jacob Mittleider and ...

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