Local News Headlines – Wednesday, April 17

AREA TOWNSHIPS WILL BE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL BOARDS OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION THIS WEEK.   AT A BOARD OF APPEAL, PROPERTY OWNERS MAY ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF THEIR PROPERTY, AND MAY REQUEST THAT THE BOARD MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT IN THE CLASSIFICATION OR VALUATION OF THE PARCEL.  ON WEDNESDAY, BOARDS OF APPEAL WILL BE HELD FOR LAKESIDE TOWNSHIP, MT LAKE TOWNSHIP, MIDWAY TOWNSHIP, SELMA TOWNSHIP AND CARSON TOWNSHIP.  CONTACT THE COUNTY ASSESSOR FOR MORE INFORMATION. 
 
THE FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION REPORTS THAT POWER WAS RESTORED TO ALL CUSTOMERS ON SUNDAY.    POWER OUTAGES WERE CAUSED BY LAST WEEK’S ICE STORM.  AT THE PEAK, NEARLY 40% OF FEDERATED R-E-A CUSTOMERS WERE WITHOUT POWER.  A NUMBER OF POLES WILL NEED TO BE STRAIGHTENED AND REINFORCED.  CONTRACTORS MAY BE HIRED TO HELP RE-BUILD SOME SECTIONS OF POWER LINE.   MEANWHILE, THE SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATION WAS STILL WORKING MONDAY TO RESTORE POWER TO ALL AREAS.   
 
THE RED ROCK CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS NARROWED THE FIELD OF CANDIDATES IN ITS SEARCH FOR A NEW SUPERINTENDENT.   15 APPLICANTS WERE SCREENED AND 5 PEOPLE WERE CHOSEN FOR INTERVIEWS.  THE BOARD DECIDED TO INVITE THREE CANDIDATES TO RETURN FOR A SECOND INTERVIEW.  THOSE INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.  THE CANDIDATES ARE DR. KATIE CLARKE OF WORTHINGTON; TODD LEE OF HOWARD, SOUTH DAKOTA; AND WILLIAM THOMPSON OF EVERLY, IOWA.   
 
THE MT LAKE CITY COUNCIL MET THIS WEEK.    THE COUNCIL SCHEDULED A PUBLIC HEARING FOR MAY 14TH TO CONSIDER A TAX ABATEMENT FOR THE E-D-A DOWNTOWN HOUSING PROJECT.  THERE WAS AN UPDATE ON THE COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATION PROJECT.  THE BATHROOM FLOORS COULD BE RE-DONE NEXT IF FUNDING IS AVAILABLE.  A BID WAS AWARDED FOR TREE REMOVAL SERVICES.   THE COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE BICYCLE RENTAL PROGRAM.  AFTER A CLOSED SESSION, THE COUNCIL VOTED TO APPROVE TWO LAND-PURCHASE OPTION AGREEMENTS INVOLVING THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTY FOR THE WASTEWATER PROJECT.         
                                                         
AREA TOWNSHIPS WILL BE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL BOARDS OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION THIS WEEK.   ON THURSDAY, BOARDS OF APPEAL WILL BE HELD FOR SOUTHBROOK TOWNSHIP, SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, GERMANTOWN TOWNSHIP, GREAT BEND TOWNSHIP, DELTON TOWNSHIP AND DALE TOWNSHIP.  CONTACT THE COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  AT A BOARD OF APPEAL, PROPERTY OWNERS MAY ASK QUESTIONS OR REQUEST AN ADJUSTMENT IN THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF THEIR PROPERTY.   
 
THE JEFFERS CITY COUNCIL MET LAST WEEK.    THE COUNCIL VOTED TO MAKE FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE NEW BREATHING UNITS, AND TO SHARETHE COST OF A GAS DETECTOR UNIT.  AN APPLICATION WAS APPROVED FOR A BUILDING PERMIT, FOR A MINI-STORAGE BUILDING ON WEST PEAVEY STREET.  THE CITY CLERK WAS INSTRUCTED TO SEND LETTERS TO CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNERS ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THEIR PROPERTY.  THE SPRING CITY-WIDE CLEANUP PROGRAM WAS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 10TH.