August 16 & 24, 2011

August 16, 2011
Gooding City Council Minutes

Special Meeting/ Worksession:

A special meeting/worksession of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on August 16, 2011.

Present:  Present were Mayor Morton, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli.

Staff Present:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn and City Clerk Carmen Korsen.

Purpose:   The purpose of the special meeting was to review the airport standards recommended by the Gooding Airport Advisory Commission (GAAC).

The Council asked the Airport Advisory Commission to put together some standards to implement at the Gooding Municipal Airport.  The GAAC held meetings in regards to establishing standards and policies.  They submitted their recommendations to the council for approval.

The council read through their plans.  Discussion was held.  The consensus of the council was that the manager will be responsible to make sure the policies are followed.  Councilman France suggested preparation of a check list for the manager to follow.  Bunn stated zoning areas such as commercial, individual, multi-plane were not addressed, nor was building height and size.  Councilman Arkoosh questioned how hangar spots were picked and building heights in the no fly zone.  Morton commented on roof pitch.

It was decided to meet with Airport Manager Dale Thomas to get his comments and recommendations, then work with the GAAC on the standards.  The special meeting/work session closed.

 The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

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

Changes to Agenda:  None

Visitors:  Visitor was Larry Hall.

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: ‘Consent Calendar Items numbered are before you, are there any items to be removed?’  There being no objection, Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve:

(1.) Minutes of the August 1, 8 & 11, 2011 meetings

Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitor Business:

Plaque Presentation:  Larry Hall Director of Southern Idaho Rural Development Association reported he teamed with Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization to help with Operation Facelift.  Hall reported eleven cities participated in Operation Facelift.  Forty buildings received facelifts.  The reviews were very positive.  Next year they will try to run Operation Facelift for two weeks rather than one.  The Gooding winner of the $1,000.00 advertising credit on KMTV is Main Street Laundry.  Hall presented a plaque for the Laundromat owners.  Mayor Morton accepted on behalf of Kenny and Tammy Anderson who were unable to be present.

Public CommentThis section of the agenda is reserved for citizens wishing to address the council.  The council does not take any action. There were no comments from the audience.

Unfinished Business:

Airport Standards:  The Council will meet with Airport Manager Dale Thomas to get his comments and recommendations.

New Business:

Airport Slurry Project:  Two (2) bids were opened on August 5, 2011 for the FY2011 Pavement Maintenance Project AIP 3-16-0014-008.

  1. Pavement Markings Northwest, Inc.              $  96,267.00
  2. Valley Slurry Seal, Inc.                                  $191,810.00

Riedesel Engineering recommends the City of Gooding accept the apparent low bid.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to accept the bid submitted by Pavement Markings Northwest, Inc. of $96,267.00 contingent on available funding and concurrence of the Federal Aviation Administration.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Building Inspector Agreement:  The Building Inspector Memorandum of Agreement will expire on September 30, 2011.  Attorney Luverne Shull submitted a proposed agreement for consideration on behalf of Gooding County.  The terms are the same as the previous agreement.  Councilwoman Houser moved to authorize Mayor Morton to sign and accept the Memorandum of Agreement by and between the City of Gooding, Idaho and the County of Gooding, Idaho for building inspections services beginning October 1, 2011 and ending September 30, 2012.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Sign Permit:  Charles and Sally Stein submitted application to install a new sign for Chuck’s Rod Shop located at 208 North Main Street.  After reviewing the design plan, Councilman France moved to approve the sign  for Chuck’s Rod Shop at 208 North Main Street.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Interfaith Caregivers:  A letter from Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers requesting financial support was mulled over.  Believing the majority of taxpayers may not want their dollars funding organizations, Councilman France moved to deny their request.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.

Library Board Appointment:     The Library Board of Trustees met on July 26, 2011 to select a new board of trustee member to replace Martha Oberle who has retired.  The board submitted the name of Kimberly Perkins as a replacement.  Mayor Morton made the appointment of Kimberly Perkins to the Library Board of Trustees through December 31, 2011; then to a regular term to end December 31, 2015.   Councilman Magnelli moved to confirm the Mayor’s appointment of Kimberly Perkins.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Upon roll call, motion carried unanimously. Perkins has agreed to fill the position.

 Change Meeting Date:  Finding that the next regular council meeting is a legal holiday, Councilman France moved to move the meeting to Tuesday, September 6, 2011.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Reminder: The budget hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on September 6, 2011.

AIC Institute:  The annual ICCTFOA Fall Institute is scheduled for September 21-23, 2011 in Boise, Idaho.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to allow City Clerk Carmen Korsen to attend the conference.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously. Registration is $190.00 and hotel accommodations $206.00.

 Department Reports:

Police Chief Jeff Perry:

  • Reported the department has been readying for the Fair & Rodeo.

Fire Chief Pat Bishop:

  • None.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:

  • Reported that the Idaho Department of Transportation surplussed 13-15 picnic tables and 6-8 canopy shelters.  The city parks are the recipients of these.  Some will be used at the skate park.

City Clerk Carmen Korsen:

  • Submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

August 24, 2011
Gooding City Council Minutes

 A special meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho and the Gooding Rural Fire Board, was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Gooding Municipal Building on August 24, 2011.

Present:  Present were Mayor Morton, Councilpersons Arkoosh, Houser, and Magnelli; Rural Fire Board Members Jim Brockman, Larry Capps and Joe Pavkov; and Deputy Clerk Janet Winter.  Councilman France was absent.

Purpose:  To discuss personnel matters.

Councilman Arkoosh moved to recess into executive session in accordance with Idaho Code 67-2345 (A) to consider hiring a public officer wherein the respective qualities of individuals are to be evaluated in order to fill a particular vacancy or need.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, Arkoosh, Houser, and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting reconvened at 7:45 p.m.  Discussion was held.  The decision was unanimous to hire Brandon Covey as the Fire Chief for the City of Gooding.

Mayor Morton will give notice to all applicants of this decision.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.













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