November 15, 2010

November 15, 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 Arkoosh, Houser and Magnelli. Councilman France was absent.

Visitors: Visitors were Emily Katseanes of the Times News and Ed Regan of the Camas Courier.

Purpose: The purpose of the special meeting was to go over the proposed snow ordinance and to review Sewer Ordinance No. 538 adopted in 1982 to determine if the ordinance should be revised.

A proposed ordinance prohibiting private parties from depositing snow accumulations in public streets or alleys and establishing a fine was gone over. Talked about were: the council may need to exempt some businesses with unique conditions that cannot store snow on their own property; notifying the residents of the new ordinance by sending copies in a news letter; enforcing and/or policing of the ordinance. City Attorney Hobdey will make the suggested changes to the proposed ordinance for the council’s review.

Sections of Sewer Ordinance No. 538 were read. Discussion was held on the definitions; late penalties; billing a customer whether or not they are using the service; making bond payments and other regulations in the ordinance. Changes were recommended, 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 Arkoosh, Houser and Magnelli. Councilman France was absent.

Changes to Agenda: No changes to Agenda.

Minutes: Minutes of the Nov 1, 2010 meeting were read. Councilman Arkoosh moved to accept the minutes as read. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.

Visitor Business: Airport Board Chairman Bart Morrow gave an update on their meetings. The board has been reviewing airport safety. A walk through with the Fire Chief and a fire drill were held. A layout of the airport, all the buildings, their numbers and a list of owners was given to the Emergency Services, Sheriff’s Office, Police and Fire Department. Larger lettering and numbers on the buildings were recommended to clearly identify them in case of emergency. Directional signage on the airport roadway was also suggested.

Unfinished Business:
Larry Heil: On October 18, 2010 Heil requested to lease 350 feet of city property. The property he wants to lease is near an area known as the city gravel pits and bordered on the west by the river. A proposed lease was presented for the council’s review. After discussion, Councilman Magnelli moved to enter into a lease with Desert Rose Ranch Inc; January 1, 2011 thru December 31, 2011, with a fee of $50.00. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried. The land description will be described in Exhibit “A”. Heil asked permission to begin clearing sagebrush. Permission was granted. Heil may begin clearing upon receipt of insurance coverage with the city named as additional insured.

Third Reading Proposed Ordinance: The third reading, by title only, of a proposed ordinance of the City of Gooding, Idaho, a municipal Corporation, setting the rates for sewer connections, water connections, water meter upgrades, and establishing authority for the city council to set a fee therefore; repealing conflicting ordinances and providing an effective date was held.

New Business:
Adopt Ordinance #672: Following the third reading, Councilman Arkoosh moved that the same be numbered and adopted as Ordinance No. 672 of the City of Gooding. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser, and upon roll call the same was unanimously carried.

Resolution 206: Councilman Magnelli moved to adopt Resolution No. 206 of the City of Gooding, Idaho accepting the grant offer of the State of Idaho through the Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Aeronautics, in the maximum amount of $47,246.00, to be used under the Idaho Airport Aid Program, Program No. FAA8GNG, Project No. 3-16-0014-006/07. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Airport Grant Offer: Councilwoman Houser moved that the Mayor be authorized and directed to sign the Statement of Acceptance of said grant offer on behalf of the city. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Airport Reimbursement Request: Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the Airport Runway/Apron Rehabilitation & Taxiway Construction Project Reimbursement Request #6 in the amount of $819,312.00 for Riedesel Invoicing of $72,704.97 and Contractor’s Pay Request #6 for $789,727.42. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.

Airport Maintenance Contract: Councilman Arkoosh moved to accept Vaisala, Inc’s renewal of Maintenance Service Contract on the Gooding Municipal Airport Non-Directional Beacon for the annual sum of $4,980.00. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Upon roll call, motion carried. Vaisala will perform scheduled periodic service, adjustments and routine tests; will record the results of these tests in a station log and send copies to the FAA for a period of twelve months, effective the 1st day of December, 2010.

Department Reports:
Fire Chief Pat Bishop reported:
● To meet the Homeland Security 2013 FCC Mandate requiring all radios be narrow band, the FD purchased twenty-two (22) radios. Eight (8) UHF for the trucks; Seven (7) VHF for communications; Six (6) UHF portable radios; and One (1) VHF portable. Funds used were Homeland Security Monies $10,413.00; Idaho Dept of Lands $2,500.00; EMS Grant $5,551.00 and BLM Rural Assist $5,400.00 for a total of $23,464.00.
Police Chief Jeff Perry:
● Submitted his monthly Stat Report.
Public Works Director Todd Bunn:
● Reported the airport runway and fuel island are open. The remaining paving and temporary painting of the runway will be finished on Thursday. Final inspections [to release the 5% retainer] and permanent painting on the runway are scheduled for next spring. The Airport Runway/Apron Rehabilitation & Taxiway Construction Project came in $100,000.00 under budget.
● New lines of Christmas lights were purchased by the Chamber of Commerce with a donation received from Glanbia Foods Inc. The lights were put up early as additional wiring was needed for the new lines across Main Street.
City Clerk Carmen Korsen:
● Submitted letters and notices of interest to the council.

Executive Session: Councilman Arkoosh moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with section (b) of Idaho Code 67-2345 to discuss personnel issues. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, Houser and Magnelli voted aye. Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 9:00 p.m. There being no further business, the mayor adjourned the meeting.

ATTEST:
Carmen L. Korsen, City Clerk

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