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Notice of Supplemental Levy Election

NOTICE OF SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY ELECTION

School District No. 383

Power County, Idaho

Public Notice is hereby given according to law, and the requisite action of the Board of Trustees of School District No. 383, Power County Idaho, that a special supplemental levy election will be held on May 18, 2010, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of said District their vote and determination on a supplemental tax levy.

The polls will be open from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:

Arbon Elementary School      4405 Arbon Valley Highway    Arbon, Idaho

An elector must be a registered voter who has resided in this state and in this school district at least thirty (30) days preceding the election.

The question submitted will be:

QUESTION:

“Shall the Board of Trustees of School District No. 383, Power County, Idaho, be authorized and empowered to levy a supplemental levy, as permitted by law, in the amount of $30,000.00, thirty thousand dollars, for the purpose of paying all lawful expenses of maintaining and operating the District for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2010, and ending June 30, 2011?”

ANSWER:

For supplemental levy of $30,000.00  YES_______

For supplemental levy of $30,000.00  NO________

The voter may express his/her vote by making an “X” opposite the word on his/her ballot, which expresses his/her choice.

Qualified electors who expect to be absent from the District on May 18, 2010, or who will be unable, because of physical disability or blindness, to go to a polling place, may vote by absentee ballot.  Written application for an absentee ballot may be made to the Clerk of the Board of Trustees on a form made available at the Arbon School, 4405 Arbon Valley Highway. Such application must be made no later than 11:00 a.m., May 17, 2010.  Electors applying in person may obtain their ballots starting April 28, 2010 .  Electors applying by mail should submit their requests as soon as possible.  The absentee ballot must be received by the clerk no later than 8:00 p.m. on the day of the election.

By Order of the Board of Trustees

Cheri Evans, clerk


Standing on the Eastep

Where in the world is Arbon?

A rbon seems to be hiding in numerous places in Southeastern Idaho. Exit 52 on I-84, states this is the Arbon Valley Exit. This spot is not a valley. No mountains come together here, opening into a valley floor. Nevertheless, people living in Big Sky claim they live in Arbon. The infamous “casino” better known as Bannock Peak is said to be in Arbon.

Let a fire start anywhere between the Power County border and the Arbon Valley Exit and it will be reported as originating in Arbon. One one occasion, citizens of Arbon attending meetings in American Falls were told to rush home for Arbon was being evacuated because of fire. Family and friends called us on the phone concerned for our welfare because all the Idaho TV stations were reporting that we were on fire. The fire was actually in the wheat fields near the Sod Farm.

We hear about wrecks, fires, and notorious citizens of the valley being arrested and puzzle who they are and search the sky for smoke. Newscasters haven’t a clue. Heaven save us if an ambulance needs to come to the valley.

The Machaud Creek and Bannock Creek areas have faded into the sagebrush. Even though folks residing along these creeks do not lay claim to being citizens of Arbon.

The idea of 23 miles between the exit and the valley is incomprehensible to some people. If your house lies anywhere north of the post office, your address is listed as Pocatello. However, is the post office located in Arbon? Most of the natives would tell you it’s in Pauline. Some claim the official starting point of Arbon is the Church Road. I used to live ten miles south of there and still thought I resided in Arbon. But then where does it end??—— in Summit, Buist, maybe Crystal?


Observations From the South End

I was driving into work the other morning about 7:30 am and I noticed a bird in the road up ahead. I normally don’t slow down for birds unless they are fairly large ones like an eagle or a buzzard. I figure they have wings and much greater maneuverability than I have so I feel it’s up to them to get out of my way not the other way around.

As I got closer I realized it was a pair of sage grouse participating in their courtship ritual. [I recognized it from a wildlife documentary.] The rooster was performing his fan dance right there in the middle of the road while the object of his affections was sitting at the very edge of the pavement in rapt attention.

I breezed through them at about 50 miles per hour and neither one of them flinched or flew. I doubt they even noticed I had gone by.

Hmmmmm…. I think I may have just figured out why they are almost on the endangered species list.


Cell Tower News

Arbon’s Second Cell Tower

A new cell phone tower is being constructed at the base of Green Canyon. The cement is laid and the first section of the frame is now in place (update – they have now finished erecting the tower structure). The cell tower will be approximately 200 feet high when completed and will have a blinking red/white light at the top.

Idaho Power is busy getting the poles in place to run electricity to the site. It is expected to be completed in 45 days. This tower will connect to the Kinport towers on Kinport Peak. Hopefully it will provide service to most of the valley and through the reservation.

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Arbon School District Special Meeting

AGENDA FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OF ARBON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT #383

POWER COUNTY, IDAHO

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the above named School District will be held on the 15th day of April, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arbon Elementary School District, at which time the following business will be conducted:

  1. Public Information Meeting:
    Declaration of Financial Emergency
  2. Budget Work Session

This special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the above named School District is called pursuant to Idaho Code 67-2345.

Dated this 13th day of April, 2010

Cheri Evans, clerk

Arbon Elementary School #383