December 20, 2010

City of Gooding Council Minutes

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

 Present:  Present were Mayor Morton, Councilmen Arkoosh, France and Magnelli, Public Works Director Todd Bunn and Deputy Clerk Janet Winter.

Councilwoman Houser was absent.

 Visitors:  Visitors were Jim Mullen and Brandon Keller.

 Purpose:  The purpose of the meeting was to go over the engineering scope of work for the water facilities planning study.  The next work session was scheduled for January 18 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss rate schedules and funding.

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

 Roll Call:  Present were Mayor Morton, Councilmen Arkoosh, France and Magnelli.  Councilwoman Houser was absent.

 Changes to Agenda:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to add two items to the agenda.  1.)  Department of Environmental Quality drinking water planning grant letter of interest  2.)  Letter of interest for DEQ loan funding and grant. 

 Visitors:  Visitors were Bart Morrow, Dale Thomas, Nan Reedy, Del Kohtz of Idaho Water Corporation and Emily Katseanes of the Times News.

 Minutes:  Minutes of the December 6, 2010 meeting were read.  Councilman France moved to approve the minutes as read.  Motion second by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried.

 Visitor Business:
Del Kohtz:  Del Kohtz from Idaho Water Corporation told the council he has found water rights for sale with various priority dates, but did not have prices.  Mayor Morton thanked him for his time, and said the council will have Kohtz come to future town meetings.

 Bart Morrow:  Airport Board Chairman Bart Morrow gave an update on their last meeting.  There is some concern about the slope into a couple of the hangars.  Those owners were offered some suggestions by the board on how to best cope with the problem.  Morrow also stated their snow removal issue has been resolved.

 Nan Reedy:  Nan Reedy gave the mayor samples of grant applications and Arbor Day date notices for Tree City USA.

New Business:
Resolution #207 HRA Amendment for Affordable Care Act of 2010:  Resolution #207 amends the HRA plan to not reimburse for non-prescription drug costs and makes dependent children eligible until the age of 26. Councilman Arkoosh moved to adopt Resolution #207 to amend the City of Gooding HRA Plan to cover certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried.

Authorize Mayor to Sign Application for Tree City USA:  Councilman France moved to authorize the Mayor to sign the Tree City USA Application.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.   Motion carried.

 Authorize Mayor to Sign DEQ Drinking Water Grant Letter of Interest:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to authorize the Mayor to sign a Department of Environmental Quality Drinking Water Planning Grant Letter of Interest.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried.

 Authorize Mayor to Sign DEQ Letter Requesting Potential Loan and Grant:    Councilman Arkoosh moved to authorize the Mayor to sign a letter to DEQ requesting potential loan and grant monies.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried.

 Department Reports:
Police Chief Jeff Perry: 

● Absent         

Fire Chief Pat Bishop:

●None

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:

●       None

City Clerk Carmen Korsen:

●       Absent.

  There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:30.

WilliamDuke Morton, Mayor
ATTEST:
Carmen L. Korsen, City Clerk 

 
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