March 2023 CALENDAR
Mar 2 – Planning and Zoning 7:00 pm Mar 9 – City Council 6:30 pm
Mar 12 – Daylight Savings Time Begins Mar 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 16 – Planning and Zoning 7:00 pm **PUBLIC HEARING**
Mar 20 – First Day of Spring
Mar 23 – City Council 6:30 pm ** PUBLIC HEARING** Dates to Remember:
Apr 6 – Planning & Zoning 7:00 pm Apr 8 – Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 9 – Easter
*All city meetings are subject to change. Citizens are invited to attend Planning & Zoning and City Council Meetings. Agendas are on the city website and on the door at city hall 48 hours prior to the meetings. You may call city hall to ask what items are being discussed. *
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
NEW UTILITY PENALTY AND SERVICE FEES:
City Council recently approved a resolution for delinquent utility notice procedures and utility penalty and service fees.
Delinquent bills not paid in full by the due date of the 25th will incur a $10.00 Late Fee, utility bills are due on the 1st of the month, and delinquent after the 25th. Services will be subject to disconnect on the 1st of the month for delinquent accounts unless approved payment arrangements are made prior to the due date. Disconnect Fee is $20.00
Reconnect Fee is $20.00
After hours reconnect fee is $30.00
Paper Billing Statement Monthly Fee is $1.00
THANKS TO THOSE THAT HAVE CREATED THEIR ACCOUNTS WITH XPRESS BILLPAY. If you haven’t created one yet, please do so. There is no cost to create an account. The switch was made to Xpress Bill Pay to provide you with full bill presentation, paperless billing, billing history, auto pay with minimal fee, stored payment information and email notifications which will include the MONTHLY
NEWSLETTER. We encourage you to choose paperless billing to avoid the $1 processing fee of a hard copy of your bill. You will be directed to the new website when you select the “NEW – Xpress Bill Pay Online Payments” red tab on the city’s website at www.sugarcityidaho.gov or you can access Xpress Bill Pay at https://xpressbillpay.com/#/?org=sugarcity10859.
PLANNING & ZONING PUBLIC HEARING: A hearing will be held March 16th at 7:00 pm at City Hall regarding the application for a Special Use Permit to allow the expansion of the existing Sugar RV Park.
CITY COUCIL PUBLIC HEARING: The City Council will hold a Public Hearing to speak about the transfer of the Business Park Lot to Madison County for the Coroner’s office, Dispatch Center, and eventually Law Enforcement Office.
OVERNIGHT PARKING: Beginning March 1st, our snow ordinance will no longer be in effect. We have appreciated cooperation in not parking on the streets this winter. However, if there is snow in the forecast please remove your vehicles for the plows.
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS: Backflow preventers are required on all sprinkler systems. If you didn’t have a test on your sprinkler system backflow preventer done last year, please have one done this year and return your report to City Hall or email it to email@example.com. This is necessary to ensure that contamination of the water supply will not happen in the event of a pressure loss to the water system. Odd numbered addresses are to be tested this year and even numbered addresses are to be tested in even numbered years. If you have an even numbered address and did not test last year, need to be tested this year also. Businesses are required to test every year. The deadline to have these completed is July 1st to avoid water services from being terminated. If you have an appointment to have your test done and it is after the 1st of July, please notify the city at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date it is scheduled and with whom. Thank you!
Thank you for your cooperation!
DOG LICENSES: Please come in and purchase a lifetime tag. Licenses are required. Licenses are $15.00 per pet for their lifetime. If you have a photo of your pet to put on file this would also be helpful. To avoid fines, please license your pets, keep them on a leash and remove any waste they leave anywhere along your walk. See City Code 4-4-6 ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE: It is unlawful for any animal or animals to run at large on any of the streets, alleys or public places within the city limits. Any owner or custodian of any animal, who allows the animal to run at large within Sugar City, is guilty of an infraction.
Steve Adams, Mayor
Wendy McLaughlin, Clerk-Treasurer
Arlynn Jacobson, Public Works Director
Quinton Owens, City Building Inspector
Kimber Jones, Code Enforcement Officer
Ph: 208-356-7561 Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. P.O. Box 56 – 10 E. Center Fax: 208-359-2654 Sugar City, ID 83448