City of Melba Sold The Quik Stop Building
The City of Melba held an auction on Monday, July 8, with intentions to sell off three properties owned by the city. Only one of the properties had bidders that met the minimum bid, which was the old Melba Quik Stop at 208 3rd Street. John Dunn, of Melba, was the highest bidder for that property, acquiring it at $10,500.
Dunn currently owes property across the street from the building. According to his father-in-law, “John is a very smart man. He has some great ideas of what to do with that building.” said Martin Luttrell. “Whatever he does, it will be a
The other two properties, 00 Broadway and 105 4th Street, which did not bring the minimum bid set will be reviewed by council for future evaluation.
Melba Chicken Ordinance
Melba City Attorney Matthew Johnson presented at last month’s City Council meeting the preliminary draft for amendment to Melba Code regarding livestock within Melba City limits to allow specifically for backyard chickens.
“Backyard chickens have been a growing thing in the past few years. Many cities have gone through this process,” said Johnson. Johnson advised that the process for revision should go to the planning and zoning committee for review. From there it would come back to the council for approval. Johnson also advised that the council and Mayor should give a general direction that they are supportive of for the revision, to begin discussions for the planning and zoning committee.
All four councilmen and Mayor were in agreement there should be a loosening of the regulation allowing a certain number of chickens; the general consensus was for three chickens.
Mike Huff, with his wife, Rhonda, of Guffey, Idaho won the raffle prize of a H&R 12 gauge “self-protector” shotgun donated by Buckhorn Guns in Boise and by Don Borchers. The raffle raised over $500 for the Melba valley Senior Center.