May 4 – Planning & Zoning 7:00 pm May 11 – City Council 6:30 pm  May 12 – Arbor Day Celebration 10:00 am at Neibaur Park 

May 14 – Mother’s Day 

May 18 – Planning & Zoning 7:00 pm Public Hearing 

May 25 – City Council 6:30 pm  May 29 – Memorial Day – Office  Closed 

Dates to Remember: 

June 1 – Planning & Zoning 7:00 pm June 17 Community Breakfast &  Sugar Days

PLANNING & ZONING  PUBLIC HEARINGS:  Public hearing for  Special Use Permit for  Dance Studio at 180  Sugar Avenue in the  Business Park and a  public hearing for a  zone change for two parcels located west of  Salem Highway and  North of US Highway  20 from Agricultural to  Regional Commercial.  Contact city hall for  more information.

*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. * 


SUCCESSFUL EASTER CELEBRATION: Thanks so much to all of  those who donated and participated in our Easter Celebration. We  had a great turnout and a lot of fun! 

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION: As Sugar City is an official Tree City,  USA; the Tree & Beautification Committee will be holding an Arbor  Day Celebration on May 12th at 10:00 a.m. in Neibaur Park. The  public is welcome to attend. 

HOLIDAY GARBAGE PICKUP: Garbage pickup for the week of  Memorial Day will be Saturday, June 3rd. 

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST & SUGAR DAYS WILL BE JUNE 17TH: Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Sugar Days will be held  from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Heritage Park. We will be inviting vendors  to sign up to join in the festivities. If you are interested, please call  City Hall for more information. More information will also be in  June’s newsletter and on the city’s website and Facebook page. 

WATER METER READS: The spring water meter reading has been  completed. You may now start watering your lawns. Your May bill  will reflect your actual usage of water used over the winter  months. 

NEW FEE REMINDER: There is a $10 charge on the delinquent  amount after the 25th of the month. Paper bills will have a $1 fee.  Shut off and re-connect fees are $20 and after hour reconnect fee  is $30. Sign up for paperless billing and autopay at Xpress Bill Pay  to avoid paper billing fee and past due payment charges. 

BURNING WITHIN THE CITY: County guidelines must be followed.  You must register and read regulations for burning at the following  website:

NO DUMPSTER OR CITY CLEANUP THIS YEAR: The city no longer  provides a dumpster for cleanup throughout the summer. The city  is no longer holding a spring and fall city cleanup. Dumping is NOT  allowed in the alleys. Do NOT place any refuse or yard waste in  alleys. If you have any waste, trash, or weeds in the alleys, please  remove all items to avoid any citations. Citizens will be  responsible for disposal of their yard waste. You may dispose of  waste at the Madison County Transfer Station (see link below for  information) or at the County Landfill. You may also request a  second garbage can from city hall for a monthly fee of $12.16.  

MADISON COUNTY HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS: June 10 & 12 from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Madison County Transfer Station, 530 Airport  Rd, Rexburg, ID. 

See or call  (208) 356-3102 for more information. 

FENCE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED: If you are putting in a new fence  this year, remember to come into city hall and fill out a fence  permit. There is no fee unless the fence is taller than six feet. 

SPRINKLER SYSTEMS: Backflow preventers are required on all  sprinkler systems. 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, you 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 email below  with the date it is scheduled and with whom. Return your report  to City Hall or email it to

Thank you! 

REMINDER OF SUGAR CITY CODE 3-2-3 VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT  AND PERSONAL PROPERTY: “No one shall allow any partially  dismantled, wrecked, junked, discarded or otherwise non operating motor vehicle, machinery implement or equipment….to  remain on property longer than 14 days…or within city longer than  14 days unless in an enclosed building or so located upon the  premises as not to be readily visible from any public place or from  any surrounding private property….. “  

Failure to comply can result in a citation of $150.00. 


 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