May 7, 2012

Regular Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was called to order at 7:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on May 7, 2012.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Morton, Councilpersons France, Houser and Magnelli.  Councilman Arkoosh was not present.

Visitors

Mel Stokesberry and Floyd Uria

Changes to Agenda (Idaho Code 67-2343 Sec 4 (b))

None

Consent Calendar

(Consent Calendar contains items which require formal Council action, but which are typically routine or not of great controversy.  Council members can approve the items listed on the consent calendar as one item or, if finding a correction needs to be made, can pull that item for discussion.  There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member or a member of the audience requests removal of the items from the Consent Calendar.)

Mayor Morton asked, “Consent Calendar Items numbered are before you, are there any items to be removed?”  There being no objection, Councilman France moved to approve:

  1. Minutes of the April 16, 2012 meeting
  2. Accounts Payable in the amount of $99,764.44
  3. Payroll in the amount of $97,542.00
  4. Building Permits

 

No.

Date

Name

House

Street

Use

Fee

Value

Builder

07-12

4/4/12

Debby Mathews Lesee:  James & Arkoosh Partnership

102

Main St

Remodel

$703.89

28,500

Bryan Builders

08-12

Voided- client didn’t pay until May

09-12

4/11/12

Hans Swenson

501

Utah

Addition

$137.57

4,333

Self

10-12

4/10/12

David Philips

345

Oregon

Fence

$30.00

2,700

Snake River Fence

11-12

4/10/12

Francisco & Maria Teresa Valencia

404

10th Ave E

Fence

$30.00

1,600

Self

12-12

4/16/12

Ricky Berg

1224

Utah

Fence

$30.00

1,200

Tony Funk

13-12

4/20/12

Clover Creek Trading Company

430

Main St

Sign

$23.50

500

Self

14-12

4/30/12

Bob Koch

101

Michigan

Fence

$30.00

2,800

Snake River Fenc

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Valley Country Store Sign Proposal:  Mr. Floyd Uria reported the construction on the new Valley Country Store has started.  Mr. Uria presented blueprints and pictures showing the signs the Valley Country Store would like to install.  They need permission from the Gooding City Council so they can order the signs.  The information presented was discussed.  Councilwoman Houser moved to approve the signage as presented by Valley Country Store.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.  City Clerk Korsen asked Mr. Uria to come into the City office to fill out a sign permit application to have on file.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Containment Pad Lease:

City Council discussed the term of agreement on the containment pad lease.  The Council decided the agreement terms should be the same as the other hangar leases.  Number five (#5) in the lease agreement states “Lessee shall provide Lessor with a list of chemicals/ herbicides/ pesticides or other items that Lessee shall be using and/or loading on the premises.”  Attorney Hobdey was asked to write into the agreement that the Lessee must provide the list mentioned in number five (5) on a yearly basis.

The containment pads are used to fill crop dusting planes with hazardous materials to generate income.  The Gooding City Council would like to see research on how other airports handle the fees associated with containment pads.  They also want to know whether the airport needs more liability insurance because of the hazardous materials being used on the containment pads.

New Business

Budget Workshop:  Budget Workshops for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 were scheduled for May 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm and May 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.

Department Reports

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  Chief Perry secured a grant to help pay for next budget years data cards.

He will be gone on vacation June 28-July 8th and returning to work on July 9th.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Not present

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Irrigation has started.  Public Works Director Bunn has told the irrigators they are not to turn water into the lawns for individual owners.  It is the City’s responsibility to make the water available but the home owner’s responsibility to turn in their own water and watch it to make sure it doesn’t over flood their property.

City Clerk Carmen Korsen:  City Clerk Korsen distributed notices and letters of interest to the Council.

Mayor Duke Morton:  Mayor Morton reported new information on the Riverwall project.  The City of Gooding received a letter to let us know the State owns the River bed which means the project can start moving forward.

Mayor Morton reported Operation Face-lift will be taking place June 11-22.  The projects include Franklin Building Supply and the Theater.  The Gooding Bed and Breakfast plan to paint the outside of their building and the Big Wood Canal Company plans to make improvements as well.

Mayor Morton will be gone on vacation from June 11th-30th.

Executive Session

Councilman France moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with section (f) of Idaho Code 67-2345 to communicate with legal counsel.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons France, Houser, and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

Meeting reconvened at 8:00 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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