September 6, 2011

Public Hearing:

A public hearing pursuant to Idaho Code 50-1002 was held for consideration of the proposed budget for the fiscal year from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.  The hearing was opened in the MunicipalBuilding, 308 5th Ave West at 6:30 p.m. on September 6, 2011. 

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

 Visitors:  Visitor was Drew Nelson.

 Purpose:   The proposed budget is for FY 2011-12 appropriating the necessary funds to defray the expenses and liabilities of the City of Gooding for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2011 and ending on September 30, 2012.  The proposed expenditures and revenues of $3,716,757.00 have been tentatively approved.   The purpose of the hearing was to allow any interested person to appear and show cause, if any, why such proposed budget should or should not be adopted.     Mayor Morton asked for questions and/or comments from the public.  There were none.

 City Clerk Korsen brought to everyone’s attention the proposed property tax levy was increased by 3% and the new construction value of $1,499.00 was added for a total tax levy of $830,678.00 on all taxable property within the City of Gooding.  The hearing 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 AllegianceCouncil President Vern France led the pledge of allegiance.

 Changes to Agenda:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to add adoption of Annual Appropriations Ordinance 676.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.                                

Visitors:  Visitors were Drew Nelson, Brenden Harden, Carter Flora, Tom Pritscher and Pat Baker.

  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 August 16, 2011 meeting

(2.)  Accounts Payable of $105,389.22 and Payroll of 121,739.27

(3.)  Review of July Building Permits

Permit #    Name                     Address             Use                           Valuation

25-11      Charles Stein  208 N Main   Sign                       150.00

26-11      Gdg School     1045 7th W     Fence                2,000.00

27-11      No.CanyonFitness 245 Main  Awning                600.00

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Visitor Business:
Pat BakerICRMP insurance representative Pat Baker was present and went over the policy changes on the renewal. Earthquake and Flood coverage were added. There was no increase in the premium cost. She explained the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act requires ICRMP to offer complete Terrorism property coverage to its members.    Members are under no obligation to accept the terrorism coverage.  ICRMP has purchased blanket coverage of $50 million per year available to be shared among any Members affected by acts of terrorism; it is included in the regular policy.   To comply with the law, Councilman Arkoosh moved to decline complete individual terrorism coverage and accept the blanket coverage offered by the regular ICRMP policy.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried. 

Tom PritscherTom Pritscher a Gooding resident believes the Gooding Municipal Airport is a great place for a regional airport.  The FAA has ruled the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey must close.  An extensive search has been made for an alternative site.  Pritscher understands FAA has no monies to build a new airport.  Gooding already has a good foundation.  He urged the council to check into the matter. 

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 will meet with Airport Manager Dale Thomas to get his comments and recommendations on September 12, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

 New Business:
Ordinance #676:  Pursuant to Idaho Code 50-1003 a proposed ordinance of the City of Gooding, Idaho was read fully and distinctly, the same relating to the annual appropriation budget, appropriating the necessary funds to defray the expenses and liabilities of the City of Gooding for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2011 and ending on September 30, 2012, appropriating the sum of $3,716,757.00, and that the general tax levy of $830,678.00 on all taxable property be levied.    Councilwoman Houser moved that the same be numbered and adopted as Ordinance No. 676 of the City of Gooding and the second and third readings be waived.  Motion seconded by Councilman France, and upon roll call the same was unanimously carried.  

Airport Grant AgreementCouncilman France moved to authorize the Mayor to sign the Gooding Municipal Airport grant offer of $128,470.00 by and between the United States Federal Aviation Administration and the City of Gooding for AIP Project Number 3-16-0014-008 consisting of: Rehabilitate taxiway, including taxi lanes. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.   Motion carried unanimously.  [The project for the Southside Parallel Taxiway and Apron Construction Project consists of emulsified asphalt slurry seal.

River Wall Project:  In accordance with the provisions of the Agreement with Department of the Army, Councilman Magnelli moved to authorize payment for the feasibility study for channel rehabilitation, flood risk management and ecosystem restoration of the Little Wood River canal through Gooding. The city’s contributions determined as $44,000.00 to be paid as follows:  $20,000.00 in September 2011 and $20,000.00 in October 2011 to the Army Corp of Engineers; the projected in-kind contributions to be $6,000.00.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.   

Noxious Weeds at Golf Course:  Councilman France questioned the responsibility of spraying noxious weeds at the Gooding Municipal Golf Course.  PWD Bunn advised as the city is not licensed to spray certain chemicals, spraying of the noxious weeds has been arranged with Agriculture Agent Terry Ruby through the County Weed program. 

 Department Reports:

Police Chief Jeff Perry:
·         Submitted the police department status report and stated things are running good.

 Fire Chief Pat Bishop:
·         Reported the fire department was very busy with 12 calls over the Labor Day weekend. 

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:
·        Bunn stated the bid award was to have been on the agenda, but was left off the agenda.   Reported on September 1, 2011 five (5) bids were opened for road improvements at the Industrial Park. 

1.      Knife River                 $169,933.40
2.      Idaho Sand & Gravel  $149,489.40
3.      Gnesa Excavating       $168,446.00
4.      Extreme Excavation    $182,516.00
5.      Granit Excavation       $153,817.00

 All bids are in compliance and were reviewed by Keller Associates. Following discussion, Councilman Arkoosh moved to amend the agenda and add Awarding of Bid for Road Improvements in the Industrial Park.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Keller Associates recommends the City of Gooding accept the apparent low bid.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to accept the bid submitted by Idaho Sand and Gravel of $149,489.40.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously. 

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

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.



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