The Village of Jerome, named for Jerome Kuhn, son of the president of the Twin Falls based North side land and Water Company. The village was surveyed and platted in the summer of 1907. By September 30, 1907 the day of the formal opening of the town site and sale of town lots, Jerome had electricity and piped water.
A petition containing more than 200 signatures was presented to the Lincoln County Commissioners on July 15, 1909 requesting that Jerome be incorporated as a Village. That petition was granted.
NOTICE / AVISO
The City of Jerome Public Works Department will be doing Chip Seal Tuesday through Thursday, August 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
Please have all vehicles, trailers, etc. removed from these streets by, 10:00 pm. Monday, August 2nd. Vehicles, trailers, etc. not removed will be towed at the owner’s expense. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is a necessity to maintain our streets. We thank you in advance for your help and patience.
Chip Seal Streets:
20th from Tiger Dr. to Davis
19th from Tiger Dr. to Davis
18th from Tiger Dr. to Jackson
17th from Tiger Dr. to Davis
Hayes from 16th to 20th
Jackson from 17th to19th
Davis from 17th to 20th
Fillmore from 16th to 20th
16th East from the Fillmore to Lincoln Ave.
El Departamento de Obras Públicas de la Ciudad de Jerome estará haciendo Chip Seal en las siguientes calles,
De martes a jueves 3 de agosto, 4 y 5.
Por favor, tenga todos los vehículos, remolques, etc. retirados de esta calle por, 10:00pm. Lunes 2 de agosto. Los vehículos, remolques, etc. no retirados serán remolcados a expensas del propietario. Pedimos disculpas por cualquier inconveniente que esto pueda causar, pero es una necesidad mantener nuestras calles. Le agradecemos de antemano su ayuda y paciencia.
The first snow is always so exciting; snowmen, snow angels, and hot chocolate! However, for the Public Works Department, it means snow removal season begins.
Snow Removal Routes
Primary streets that serve multiple areas of the city are plowed first. The focus on these streets ensures major arterial access for emergency vehicles. The secondary routes are streets that branch off of the primary routes into the neighborhoods. Residential streets are only plowed after the primary and secondary are cleared.
When there are back to back storms, the primary and secondary streets may be plowed several times and the residential will remain untouched. The snow that is plowed on the residential streets will be plowed to the side of the road. If possible, park off of the street and allow time in the morning to clear your driveway.
While the City maintains the roads, property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks adjacent to their property. Sidewalks should be cleared within 24 hours of a snow event and the snow should not be shoveled into the roadways.
Another item to remember during the cold season is that if you have a cluster mailbox; do not drive onto the sidewalks to retrieve your mail. Driving on the sidewalk packs snow and ice on the sidewalk and creates a hazard for postal workers and pedestrians.
Driving on Snow
Be extra cautious while driving in the snow. Do not pass the snow plows or sanders, and follow the sanders at a safe distance (at least 30 feet).
Snow Removal Map
The City of Jerome makes every effort to balance public safety with fiscal responsibilities. The snow removal map (PDF) will help you to determine the safest roads to travel after a major snowstorm. If you plan your route in advance, including the roads that have scheduled plowing and sanding, you will have a much more pleasant driving experience and you will have time to play in the snow.