July 19 & 25, 2011

Gooding City Council Minutes

 The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was held at 7:00 p.m. at the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on July 19, 2011.

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

Pledge of Allegiance:  Council President Vern France led the pledge of allegiance.

 Visitors:  Visitor was Bart Morrow.

Changes to Agenda:  None

Minutes:  Minutes of the July 5 & 12, 2011 meetings were read.  Councilman France moved to approve the minutes.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Unfinished Business:

Airport Standards:  The Council asked the Airport Advisory Commission to put together some standards to implement at the Gooding Municipal Airport.  The standards are ready for the Council to review.  Mayor Morton requested the Council to go over the standards and be prepared to discuss them at the next meeting.

Personnel Manual Review:  It has been recommended by ICRMP (the city’s insurance carrier) that the city personnel manual be updated on a regular basis.  Mayor Morton is going over the manual and will be making recommendations.  As this will be a lengthy process it will be removed from the agenda to another time.

Teresa and Heladio Rodriquez:  At the May 2, 2011 meeting, Teresa & Heladio Rodriquez inquired as to having animals, fencing their land, using city irrigation or if unable to use the water, reducing the irrigation fee on their five (5) acres of land.  The land is located between 2nd Ave West and the railroad tracks. Questions concerning city right of way and the property line arose.  Mayor Morton advised them the issues would be researched.   Mayor Morton urged the Council to visit the site prior to the next meeting so that a determination can be made.

In reference to the property line on 2nd Ave West a proposal from Grade Tek to find and mark the right of way was submitted; no decision has been made.

Dangerous Building:  There is concern about the building located at 105 Roosevelt Street.  Mayor Morton reported he had sent a letter to the building owner requesting to meet with him to discuss the problem.  Mayor Morton reported he had spoke with the owner.  The owner has made an arrangement with someone to take down the building later this fall.  Discussion was held.  Mayor Morton will send him notice setting beginning and ending dates for boarding up the building and a deadline for tearing it down.

Sale of Land:  An interested party has asked to purchase a section of city owned land known as Nerferd’s located near 1800 East 1700 South.  The city no longer has use for the land; at one time the city extracted gravel from the area.  Public Works Director Bunn reported John Root has been engaged to survey the land at a cost of $1,500.00.

 Visitor Business:

Bart Morrow:  Airport Advisory Commission Chairman Bart Morrow reported the Commission has visited other airports to search out planning ideas for the Municipal Airport.  The Council would like to meet with the Commission to discuss the airport budget and the proposed lease.  Morrow was asked to notify the Commission of a meeting set for July 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

New Business:

Airport Hangar Lease:   The final draft of the proposed airport hangar lease was reviewed by the Council.  Prior to adopting the lease, it was decided to present the proposed lease to the Airport Advisory Commission for their comments on July 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Airport Lease – FBO, Gas Tanks & Island:  With regards to the lease for the FBO, gas tanks and island at the Gooding Municipal Airport a meeting with Dale Thomas was set for July 25, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

 Department Reports:

Police Chief Jeff Perry:

  • Absent.

Fire Chief Pat Bishop:

  • No Report.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:

  • No Report.

City Clerk Carmen Korsen:

  • Submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.
  •  Korsen advised a consent calendar will be listed for the meetings.  It will contain items which require formal Council action, but which are typically routine or not of great controversy, such as approval of minutes, employee payroll and payment of accounts payable.   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.  The consent calendar items will be sent to the Council prior to the scheduled meetings so they have a chance to go over them prior to the meeting.

Executive Session: Councilwoman Houser moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with section (b) of Idaho Code 67-2345 to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public officer, employee or staff member.   Motion seconded by Councilman France. Upon roll, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Houser voted aye.  Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 7:55 p.m. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

July 25, 2011 Gooding City Council Minutes

Special Meeting:

A special meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was held at 5:00 p.m. at the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on July 25, 2011.

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

Present:  Airport Advisory Commissioners Kit John, Bart Morrow, Paul Klingler and Steve Thompson; Public Works Director Todd Bunn, City Attorney Craig Hobdey and City Clerk Carmen Korsen.
 Purpose:   The purpose of the special meeting was twofold: (1) Meet with Dale Thomas of High Range Aviation concerning FBO & Gas Island lease and; (2) Meet with the Airport Advisory Commission to go over the airport budget for FY 2011-12 and the proposed hangar lease.

Airport Lease – FBO, Gas Tanks & Island:  With regards to the lease for the FBO, gas tanks and island at the Gooding Municipal Airport Dale Thomas was unable to attend the scheduled meeting.  The meeting will be rescheduled.

  1. A.   The city is drafting the budget for FY 2011-12.  Airport revenue and expense worksheets were studied.  The Airport Advisory Commission questioned the decrease in the airport budget.  They were informed scarce funds are allocated among a number of departments.  Revenue shortfalls prompted the Council to reapportion the funds to the departments with the greatest needs.  The Airport Advisory Commission was asked for suggestions to increase airport revenues.
  2. B. The final draft of the proposed airport hangar lease was gone over with the Airport Advisory Commission.  Lengthy discussion was held.  It was suggested to increase the cost of aviation fuel rather an assess a yearly maintenance fee of $100.00.  Their suggestions and comments will be taken under consideration.

The meeting closed at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

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