February 9, 2011 Special Meeting

February 9, 2011
Gooding City Council Minutes

A special meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was held at 12:00 noon in the Gooding Municipal Building on February 9, 2011.

Purpose:   The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Joe and Kay Hults’ application to the Gooding County Planning and Zoning Commission for a grain dryer facility in the city’s impact area.  At the February 7, 2011 meeting Joe and Kay Hults of Wendell, Idaho advised the council they are purchasing land in the impact area and have applied for a building permit.  Joe Hults distributed pictures and a FSA map showing what they submitted to the County.  Hults stated they are planning to build a grain dryer facility for their farm.  They have ordered a 36 foot high corn dryer and estimate traffic of two (2) semi-trucks per hour.  The trucks will enter and exit onto State Highway 26.  The operation needs approximately 5 to 10 acres and they anticipate growth.  The Mayor declared, this type of operation at the entrance to our town has caused the city concern.  The council questions whether this type of use, corn-grain dryer processing, is a good fit for the area.   Hults commented, if the city was not in favor of the project, the time to stop the process was now, before it was erected.

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

Visitors: None

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

The meeting reconvened at 12:30 p.m.  Councilman France moved to notify Joe & Kay Hults if they proceed with the proposed project, the city will appeal to the Gooding County Planning and Zoning and the Gooding County Commissioners.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Upon roll call, motion carried unanimously.

There being no further business, the mayor adjourned the meeting.

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