By Jill Richardson
Kuna Melba News reporter
The City of Melba has been busy adding more convenient ways to pay for customer bills, preparing for the possibility of a new Recreation Center and selling 100 year centennial celebration items. The City of Melba has added the ability to pay city utility bills by debit or credit card beginning this month. Customers can use this option either by coming in to the City office and paying or paying over the phone. This convenience comes at a cost of 3 percent plus $1 fee charged by the third party vendor, Access Idaho. The City of Melba does not retain any portion of those fees.
City Council has been discussing the idea of building a Recreation Center in Melba for the past few months.
They want the communities help in that planning. City of Melba has put out short questionnaire on the website and also available at the clerk’s office asking for Melba and surrounding residents to be share their thoughts on a few things concerning the center. Committee members want residents input on if they would use such a facility, what they would pay per month and what they would like to see included in the construction. They ask that residents go to the City website at cityofmelba.org, fill out the survey enclosed with the monthly utility bill and return it, or visit the office and fill out the quick survey and share their thoughts. The plan is to create the center without increasing tax dollars.
The City of Melba would also like to remind people that they still have centennial items like shirts, car magnets, hats and cookbooks available. The City has been selling engraved bricks that will be used to build a paver display outside the City Hall. Each brick is engraved things like the name of a family, loved one, memorial or business from the area. The cost of a standard 4 x 8 brick is just $50 and $100 for twice the size at 8 x 8. All orders can be made through City Hall until the end of March. This display will reflect the people of Melba, past, present and future, and will be a lasting memorial to the 100 year Centennial of Melba.