December 6, 2010

December 6, 2010

 Due to the lack of a quorum, the regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho for December 6, 2010 was re-scheduled to December 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gooding Municipal Building.

 December 7, 2010

 A special meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho, was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Gooding Municipal Building on the above date.

 Present:  Present were Mayor Morton, Councilpersons France, Houser and Magnelli.   Councilman Arkoosh was absent.

 Visitors:  Visitors were Dale Thomas, Nan Reedy and Ed Regan.

 Purpose:  The purpose of the special meeting was to go over the proposed snow ordinance and to review Sewer Ordinance No. 538 to determine if the ordinance should be updated.  

 A proposed ordinance prohibiting private parties from depositing snow accumulations in public streets or alleys and establishing a fine was gone over.  After a lengthy discussion, changes were suggested.  City Attorney Hobdey will make the changes to the proposed ordinance for the council’s review.    

 Sections of Sewer Ordinance No. 538 were read.   Discussion was held,  another work session will be scheduled.  

 The special meeting closed.  The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho, was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

 Present:  Present were Mayor Morton, Councilpersons France, Houser and Magnelli.   Councilman Arkoosh was absent.

 Changes to Agenda:  Councilman France moved to add two items to the agenda. Visitor Nan Reedy to discuss Arbor Day; and approval of a Sign Permit.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

 Minutes:  Minutes of the Nov 15, 2010 meeting were read.  City Attorney Hobdey asked to have the minutes corrected, the lease with Desert Rose, Inc. is not a renewable lease, it is a one year lease from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Councilman Magnelli moved to accept the minutes as corrected.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried.

 Visitor Business:  

Nan Reedy:  Nan Reedy is working with the Soil Conservation District.  They would like to have an Arbor Day celebration and get the school children involved.  Fair Manager Don Gill is purchasing trees for the fairgrounds.  

 Ideas involve a tree planting ceremony the kids can help with; and bike stations where the children can get rewards such as coloring books, pins, badges, etc.  The city is in the process of getting certification as a Tree City USA.  When the process is complete, an Arbor Day grant can be applied for to implement these ideas.  Reedy offered to help with the grant application.

Unfinished Business:  None

New Business:  
Airport Reimbursement Request:  Councilman France moved to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the Airport Runway/Apron Rehabilitation & Taxiway Construction Project Reimbursement Request #7 in the amount of $279,673.00 for Riedesel Invoicing of $17,233.47 and Contractor’s Pay Request #7 for $277,159.75. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.  The reimbursement request amount is less the 5% retainage that will be paid when the project is finalized in the spring.

2011 Liquor Licenses:  The list of applications for liquor license renewals was gone over.  Councilman Magnelli moved to approve the twelve (12) applications and issue Liquor Licenses for the 2011 year provided their paperwork is in order.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Upon roll call, motion carried unanimously.  
01-11 Sagebrush Inn, Inc., dba Lincoln Inn, 413 Main Street, Retailing & Serving Canned, Bottled & Draft Beer, Liquor by the Drink, Wine by the drink; 02-11 Cooks Foodland Inc., 501 Main Street, Retailing Canned, Bottled Beer, Retailing Wine; 03-11 Steves Quick Service, 601 Main Street, Retailing Canned, Bottled Beer, Retailing Wine; 04-11 Stacee Park dba Rowdy’s, 227 Main Street, Retailing & Serving Canned, Bottled & Draft Beer, Retailing & Serving Wine
05-11 William R. Manley, dba Miramar, 214 Main Street, Retailing & Serving Canned, Bottled & Draft Beer, Liquor by the Drink, Wine by the drink; 06-11 Christian Stephenson, dba Sweet Inspiration, 438 Main Street, Retailing & Serving Canned, Bottled Beer, Retailing & Serving Wine; 07-11 Ridley’s Food Corp, 1427 Main Street, Retailing Canned, Bottled Beer, Retailing Wine; 08-11 Remigio Navarro & Santiago Cortz, dba El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, 530 Main Street, Retailing & Serving Canned, Bottled & Draft Beer, Liquor by the Drink, Wine by the drink; 09-11 Maverik Country Stores Inc., 1899 US Hwy 26, Retailing Canned, Bottled Beer, Retailing Wine; 10-11 Francisco Chio dba New China House, 222 4th Ave East,
Retailing & Serving Canned, Bottled Beer, Retailing & Serving Wine; 11-11 Valley Co-ops, Inc., 200 2nd Ave West, Retailing Canned, Bottled Beer; 12-11 Ranch Bowl, LLC, 1730 Main Street,Retailing & Serving Canned, Bottled Beer, Retailing & Serving Wine.

Army Corp of Engineer Project:  Mayor Morton gave an update on the River Wall Project.  The city was granted monies thru an appropriations bill and is working with the Army Corp of Engineers on the river wall that runs through town. Representative Simpson has taken the stance no monies will be earmarked.  Mayor Morton called Simpson’s office concerning funding for 2011.  Morton advised the council they would need to think about whether or not they want to spend city monies for further planning of the project if  funding is no longer available.  

 Work Session:  A work session to review and update the sewer ordinance and the proposed snow ordinance was set for December 20, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

 Building Permits:  The November 2010 building permits were reviewed.

Permit #Name                Address                Use                Valuation              

59-10        Derek Turnbull345 Utah                Carport                9,792.00

60-10        Rick Bauman        819 3rd East       Addition                  82,560.00

61-10        Joseph Sabala        1946 California Remodel                2,500.00

62-10        Southview Dvlmpt722 Nevada        Remodel                  15,000.00

Sign Permit:  Lytle Signs submitted application to install a new sign for Gooding Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located at 325 Main Street.  After reviewing the design plans, Councilman France moved to approve the application for a 8’ x 3’6” wall mount illuminated sign for Gooding Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located at 325 Main Street.   Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, motion carried unanimously.

 Pay Bills:  Having reviewed the city’s November expenditures, Councilman Magnelli moved to pay the bills as presented.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Upon roll call, motion carried unanimously.

Department Reports:
Fire Chief Pat Bishop:
Absent
Police Chief Jeff Perry:
Absent
Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  
None
City Clerk Carmen Korsen:  
Submitted letters and notices of interest to the council.

 Executive Session:  Councilman France moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with section (f) of Idaho Code 67-2345 to communicate with legal council for pending or likely to be litigated matters.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

 The meeting reconvened at 8:12 p.m.  There being no further business, the mayor adjourned the meeting.        
ATTEST:   Carmen L. Korsen, City Clerk

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