September 12 & 19, 2011

Special Meeting/ Worksession:

A special meeting/work session 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 September 12, 2011. 

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

 Staff Present:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn and City Clerk Carmen Korsen, Airport Manager Dale Thomas.   

Purpose:   The purpose of the special meeting threefold.
·         Review the airport standards recommended by the Gooding Airport Advisory Commission (GAAC).
·         Discuss Tom Pritscher’s suggestion for a Regional Airport.
·         Pasture Rental

 1.  The Council asked the GAAC to put together some standards and zoning for implementation at the Gooding Municipal Airport.   They submitted their recommendations to the council.  The council read through the standards.  It was decided to meet with Airport Manager Dale Thomas to get his comments and recommendations.  Remarks: zones are needed; building sizes for each zone; establishing zones then setting standards for each zone.  Riedesel Engineering will be asked to assist with zoning the Airport and with input on standards.

 2.  Gooding resident Tom Pritscher believes the Gooding Municipal Airport is a great place for a regional airport as Gooding already has a good foundation.  He urged the council to check into the matter.   Pritscher’s idea was talked about at length.  Comments were: Gooding’s runway is not long enough to accommodate the larger commercial flights; prohibitive costs to lengthen runway; the issue will be dropped.  

3.  Chuck Turner has asked to rent city land which abuts his land for one month.  Turner will use the ground for pasture.  Councilman Arkoosh moved rent the land to Chuck Turner for one month at $300.00.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Session: Councilman France moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with section (b) of Idaho Code 67-2345 to discuss personnel. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France,  and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.  The special meeting reconvened.  There being no further business, the meeting closed.

September 19, 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 September 19, 2011. 

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

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

Visitors:  Visitors were Cathy Davis, Stanley Lehmann, Drew Nelson and Bart Morrow. 

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: ‘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 Sept 6, 2011 meeting

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Visitor Business:
Cathy DavisCathy Davis explained she went before the county commissioners and they forgave the 2010 property taxes on 533 California Street but they informed her they have no power to cancel the special assessments.   Davis appealed to the council to forgive the 2010 Irrigation Assessment of $67.80 on the 2010 property tax bill for 533 California Street.   

Irrigation season is May thru September.  Davis was asked when she took possession of the home.  Given that she was in the home June thru September of 2011, Councilwoman Houser moved to forgive the 2010 irrigation assessment but not the 2011.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Stanley LehmannStanley Lehmann questioned the speed limit and the signage on Main Street.  He suggested the city purchase signs showing the travellers their speed to make them more aware of how fast they are going.  Lehmann believes signs showing traffic speed would benefit the public.  Lehmann stated he would help purchase and/or install signs.   

PWD Todd Bunn explained the city had looked at purchasing those types of signs, but found them to be too costly.  Electrical wiring for the signs would result in additional cost.  The council voiced perhaps it was time to check into the signs again and thanked Lehmann for bringing the matter to their attention. 

Public Comment:  This section of the agenda is reserved for citizens wishing to address the council.  The council does not take any action.

Airport Advisory Commission Chairman Bart Morrow reported the commission had met.  They will be visiting other airports to get ideas for use at the Gooding Municipal Airport.  He was appointed to ask for direction from the council as to what they would like the commission to work on next. Mayor Morton informed Morrow the council has reviewed the airport standards recommended by the commission, and they have asked Riedesel Engineering for their comments and suggestions.  The engineers have stated they work with other airports and have some guidelines, standards and zoning recommendations they will bring to the council.  Mayor Morton told Morrow when this is done the city will get together with the commission to go over the engineer’s recommendations. 

Unfinished Business:
Airport Standards:  The council has reviewed the standards presented by the Airport Advisory Commission.  Now, they have asked Riedesel Engineering for their recommendations.  Riedesel Engineering has worked with other airports and have some standards, zoning and recommendations they will bring to the council. 

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:
Vaisala Agreement:  Vaisala proposes to provide maintenance and scheduled service for the Non-directional Beacon from December 1, 2011 to November 30, 2012.   Councilman France move to authorize the Mayor to sign a Maintenance Agreement with Vaisala for annual fee of $4,980.00.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Set Public Hearing: Pursuant to Idaho Code 50-1403 Gooding City Council proposes to exchange approximately 2.24 acres of real property; and to sell by public auction approximately 25.934 acres of real property; and proposes to convey approx. 1.248 acres of real property to Gooding Highway District.  The property in question is located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 5 South, Range 14 EBM, Gooding County, Idaho. Councilman Arkoosh moved to hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on October 17, 2011.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Following discussion, Councilwoman Houser moved to set the minimum bid for the 25.934 acres at $25,000.00.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Clean Up Week:  Fall Cleanup Week was set as October 17-21, 2011.  The city will pick up yard waste, clippings, limbs, leaves, etc.  

ICDBG Pay Request No. 1:  Keller Engineering submitted Pay request No. 1 for the Idaho Community Block Grant 11-IV-12-ED.  Total earned to date is $35,750.00.  Councilman Arkoosh moved authorize the mayor sign the reimbursement and submit to FAA.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried. 

FAA Pay Request No. 1:  Riedesel Engineering submitted Pay request No. 1 for AIP 3-16-0014-008 [Slurry Seal Project].  Total earned to date is $22,635.00 less retainage of 5% $1,132.00 for a balance due of $21,503.00.  Councilman France moved authorize the mayor sign the reimbursement and submit to FAA.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried. 

Gary Bliss Reimbursement Request:  On August 10, 2011 Gary and Kathy Bliss repaired the sidewalk in front of their residence located at 1018 Main Street.  They wrote the sidewalk broke because the irrigation pipe underneath it collapsed and that the sidewalk belongs to the city.  They requested the city share in the cost of repairs.  Councilman France moved to disallow the request as this would set a precedent for other residents to request reimbursement for replacing sidewalks.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Open House:  An open house will be held in retiring Fire Chief Pat Bishop’s honor on September 30, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at city hall.   

Department Reports:
Police Chief Jeff Perry:
·         None
Fire Chief Pat Bishop:
·         Submitted his fire report.
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 (f) of Idaho Code 67-2345 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 8:02 p.m.

Councilman France moved to authorize the mayor to sign and submit to FAA Reimbursement Request No. 10 (Final) for AIP 3-16-0014-007.  It consists of final pay request #8 for Gordon Paving of $80,323.31 and final for Riedesel of $2,034.00.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

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