Barigar keeps mayor title

The new city council are open Jan. 2 in downtown Twin Falls.

TWIN FALLS — The city’s environmental engineer will provide an update Monday on odor complaints in northeast part of town.

At a Jan. 8 meeting, Twin Falls resident Alan Bleeker addressed the City Council regarding odors along Hankins Road, which he believed to be stemming from Chobani’s wastewater treatment facility. The city and the company have been working together to address the concerns.

“While we think this is due to a confluence of issues and have been assured there are no environmental, health or safety concerns, we took a close look at processes in our plant—and specifically the waste water treatment facility that we run in partnership with the City of Twin Falls—to determine any corrective actions on our end,” Chobani said in a statement emailed to the Times-News after the meeting. “As part of this work, we identified specific areas to limit any potential contributions and made several upgrades to the waste water treatment facility.”

Environmental Engineer Jason Brown is scheduled to appear before the Council for an update at the meeting Monday. The regular meeting at 5 p.m. will be preceded by a tour of the communications center at 4 p.m.

Also at the meeting, the Council is being asked to adopt an ordinance annexing a mixed use development on Pole Line Road East. The Rio Vista development is planned east of the Magic Valley Mall, which will be up for a public hearing for a zoning change later in the meeting.

Also on the agenda:

  • Presentation to award Tina Kelley with her POST Advanced Communications Specialist certificate.
  • A request to re-allocate funds to cover expenses related to the Twin Falls Golf Club ADA compliance.
  • A request to waive a non-conforming building expansion permit process for a home at 451 Fifth Ave. N.
  • A request for a zoning change and map amendment for property at 1211 Addison Ave. W. within the area of impact.

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