UPDATE: The Twin Falls City Council voted not to reimburse a family for costs to build a privacy fence along a city trail. Tuesday night the council voted 0-7 against a motion to pay a little more than $25,000 to Lincoln and Heather Tubbs for a fence on their property along the Canyon Rim Trail. Many of the council members felt reimbursement for a private fence would set a bad precedent.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) A Twin Falls couple is asking the city to pay for a private fence along a newly built trail near their home. According to documents filed with the city of Twin Falls, Lincoln and Heather Tubbs is wanting the city to pay for a fence on their property along the Canyon Rim Trail. According to a staff report, the request is for the city to make a one time payment of a little more than $25,000 to cover the cost of the fencing. The city did construct a fence on the south side of the trail to keep cattle in as part of an agreement with the property owner in order to secure the land to build the trial. Staff submitted the recommendation that the council not pay for the fence because other property owners in the area have made similar requests and have been turned down. The city council will meet at City Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.