October 3, 2011

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 October 3, 2011. 

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

Staff Present: Public Works Director Todd Bunn, City Attorney Craig Hobdey, City Clerk Carmen Korsen, Police Chief Jeff Perry. 

Visitors:  Visitors were Drew Nelson, Stacee Parke and Johnny Urrutia. 

Pledge of AllegianceCouncil President Vern France led the pledge of allegiance. 

Changes to Agenda:  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 the council to review the September bills before them. 

Following review, Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve payment of accounts payable of $160,496.94.  Motion seconded by Councilman France. 

Mayor Morton stated other Consent Calendar Item before you is approval of minutes.  Councilman France moved to approve:
(1.)  Minutes of the September 12 & 19, 2011 meeting
Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Visitor Business:
Johnny Urrutia & Stacee ParkeUrrutia explained Stacee Parke has a home in the city impact area with 1.69 acres.  Parke would like to split off and sale one (1) acre.  The acre is located between 8th & 9th Ave East. Urrutia distributed pictures of the site.   Parke and Urrutia checked with Gooding County Planning & Zoning (GCP&Z) concerning the split.  They were told parcels must have one acre to be approved for a septic permit and a well.  The split would leave Parke’s home on .69 of an acre.  Parke is on city water service and has a septic tank.   

As a city sewer line is in close proximity, GCP&Z will allow the split if the city will give Parke permission to hookup to the city sewer system if her system fails.  PWD Bunn advised that there is a 4” sewer line in the area.  It could be extended to Parke’s home at 810 9th Ave East if the need arose.   Annexation is not possible as the property is not contiguous to the city.  GCP&Z wants written assurance to put with the split prior to allowing it.   Councilman France asked for counsel from Attorney Hobdey.  Hobdey replied the council could permit Parke to hookup but, they cannot force her to hookup if she declines.  Following discussion, Councilman Magnelli moved to give GCP&Z assurance Stacee Parke would be allowed to hookup her residence at 810 9th Ave East to the city sewer system if the septic system fails and she requests.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Public Comment:  This 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 asked Riedesel Engineering for airport standards recommendations.  Riedesel Engineering has worked with other airports to set up standards and define zones.  

Fuel Island Agreement:  The Council met with Airport Manager Dale Thomas.  An agreement was reached; it will be ready for council approval at the next meeting.  

New Business:

Department Reports:
Police Chief Jeff Perry:
·         Submitted the police department monthly stats.
Fire Chief Brandon Covey:
·         Absent.
Public Works Director Todd Bunn:
·         None
City Clerk Carmen Korsen:
·         Submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.

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

The meeting reconvened at 8:35 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.




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