December 5 & 12, 2011

Gooding City Council Minutes 

The regular meeting of the Gooding City Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on December 5, 2011 in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West.  

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

Staff Present:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn, City Attorney Craig Hobdey and City Clerk Carmen Korsen.   

Visitors:  Bill Block and J.D. Hiethoff. 

Pledge of Allegiance:  Council 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.)  

(1.)  Minutes of the November 21, 2011 meeting.
(2.)  Approve Accounts Payable & Employee Payroll.
(3.)  Review of building permits.

Permit #    Name              Address                  Use           Valuation       Contractor

33-11      Kris Alton    315 Texas        Fence       500.00      Self\
4-11      Kris Alton    315 Texas        Garage 31,320.00     Cleary Bldg
35-11      Century Link 125 4th W       Sign     384.00           Lytle Signs
36-11      Jesus Valdez 402 2nd E        Addition 17,664.00 Self
37-11      Gdg County Fairgrounds    Shelter     14,000.00 Bryan Bldrs 

Mayor Morton: ‘Consent Calendar Items numbered are before you, are there any items to be removed?’  Councilman France asked to have Item #2 (approval of accounts payable and employee payroll) removed from the consent calendar for further examination.  Mayor stated Item #2 would be placed under new business. 

Councilman Magnelli moved to approve consent items (1.) Minutes of the November 21, 2011 and (3.)  Building permits.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.   Motion carried unanimously.

Visitor Business:  None 

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

·         Bill Block of JUB Engineering is visiting clients his company has worked with in the past.  He introduced a new associate, J.D. Hiethoff, and advised they are eager to grow their business.  Block stated they have offices in Pocatello, Boise and Twin Falls. They thanked the council for their time.

 Unfinished Business:   None 

New Business:
Item #3 Approval of Accounts Payable and Employee Payroll:  Councilman France questioned invoices listed for payment. The invoices were examined.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve accounts payable for $304,074.81 and employee payroll for $101,640.07.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

 2012 Liquor Licenses:  The list of applications for liquor license renewals was gone over.  Councilman France moved to approve the twelve (12) applications   with the correction made to the license listed for the Lincoln Inn.  They will retail only beer and wine.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, motion carried unanimously.  The following Liquor Licenses for the 2012 year will be issued provided their paperwork is in order: 

  Name & Address   City Code-License Fees
01-12 Debra & Irene Lagunas Retailing & Serving  
  413 Main St Canned, Bottled & Draft Beer 5-2-5 (B) 5-6-4 & 5-14-5
  dba Lincoln Inn Wine by the drink  


02-12 Cooks Foodland Inc Retailing Canned & Bottled Beer 5-2-5 (A) and 5-14-5
  501 Main Street Retailing Wine  
  dba Cooks Foodtown    


03-12 Steves Quick Service Inc Retailing Canned & Bottled Beer 5-2-5 (A) and 5-14-5
  601 Main Retailing Wine  


04-12 Stacee Parke Retailing & Serving 5-2-5 (B) & 5-14-5
  227 Main St Canned – Bottled – Draft  
  dba Rowdy’s Retailing & Serv Wine  


05-12 William R. Manley Retailing & Serving Beer 5-2-5 (B) 5-6-4 & 5-14-5
  214 Main St Canned – Bottled – Draft  
  dba Mir-A-Mar Retailing & Serv Liquor  
    Retailing & Serv Wine


06-12 Christian Stephenson Retailing & Serving 5-2-5(B) and 5-14-5
  438 Main St Canned & Bottled Beer  
  dba Sweet Inspiration Retailing & Serv Wine  


07-12 Ridley’s Food Corp Retailing Canned & Bottled Beer 5-2-5 (A) & 5-14-5
  1427 Main Retailing Wine  
  dba Ridley’s Family Markets    


08-12 Remigio Navarro & Santiago Cortez Retailing & Serving Beer 5-2-5 (B) 5-6-4 & 5-14-5
  530 Main Street Canned – Bottled – Draft  
  dba El Cazador Mexican Restaurant Retailing & Serv Liquor  
    Retailing & Serv Wine


09-12 Maverik Country Stores Inc Retailing Canned & Bottled Beer 5-2-5 (A) and 5-14-5
  1899 US Hwy 26 Retailing Wine  
  dba Maverik County Store #232    


10-12 Francisco Chio Retailing & Serving 5-2-5 (B) & 5-14-5
  222 4th Ave East Canned & Bottled Beer  
  dba New China House Retailing & Serv Wine  


11-12 Valley Co-ops Inc Retailing 5-2-5 (A)
  200 2nd Ave West Canned & Bottled Beer  
  dba: Valley Country Store    


12-12 Ranch Bowl LLC Retailing & Serving 5-2-5(B) and 5-14-5
  1730 Main St Canned & Bottled Beer  
  dba Ranch Bowl Retailing & Serv Wine  


Employee Appreciation:  To show appreciation for the work they do, Council France moved to reward full time employees with a $50.00 grocery gift card; the part-time/seasonal employees with a $25.00 grocery gift card; and include the library personnel as requested by the library board. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Building Permit:  Gooding County Fair Board made application for a building permit. At the November 21, 2011 meeting, a motion was duly made and seconded to waive the building permit fee as the city contracts with the county for building inspection and the fair board is a division of the county.  City Clerk Korsen reported it was brought to her attention that the county no longer employs a building inspector, but contracts with Jerome County for building inspections.  Each time the inspector makes an inspection the cost is billed to the county building department.  The city may waive their 25% share of the permit fee, but not the County share. The county budgets each division and may not mingle funds between departments.   Gooding County Clerk Denise Gill will be contacted to see if they would like the permit fee collected.  

Department Reports:
Fire Chief Brandon Covey:         Absent
Public Works Director Todd Bunn:          No report.
City Clerk Carmen Korsen:    Submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.    Korsen was asked if any response had been made to the letter from Lori Capps concerning the local emergency planning committee assessment.  Korsen reported retired fire chief Pat Bishop was the liaison on the committee.  Councilman Magnelli will check with Fire Chief Covey to see if Covey is now the new liaison.
Mayor Morton:         Suggested the council meet with the Gooding Airport Advisory Committee (GAAC) to go over the new hangar lease and implementation of the lease. Morton will ask to be placed on the GAAC December 12, 2011 agenda for 7:00 p.m.
Police Chief Jeff Perry:         Chief Perry was absent.  Attorney Hobdey stated Chief Perry contacted him to draft a proposed curfew ordinance and a proposed agreement with Gem Veterinary Clinic for animal control services.  Hobdey distributed the drafts for the council to review.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. 

 December 12, 2011
Gooding City Council Minutes 

Special Meeting/ Work session:
Mayor Morton and the Gooding City Council asked to be on the Gooding Airport Advisory Commission (GAAC) agenda to advise them of the new hangar lease and the city council plan for implementation of the lease.   

GAAC Chairman Bart Morrow called the regular meeting of the GAAC to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on December 12, 2011.  

Present:  Present were Bart Morrow, Paul Klingler, Kit John, Steve Thompson, Bill Palacio, Public Works Director Todd Bunn, City Clerk Carmen Korsen, Mayor Morton and Councilpersons France and Houser.

Mayor Morton advised the commission:

o   The old leases would be honored until hangar ownership changes.  Leases cannot be assumed; new hangar owners must sign the new lease.  

o   Any hangar owner who does not currently have a lease must sign the new lease.

o   All hangar owners who have registered their ownership at the County Assessor’s Office and have no current lease will need to sign the new lease.

Questions were asked by the GAAC in order to clarify their understanding of the lease implementation. 

The GAAC continues to work on airport standards.  They were advised the city’s airport engineers had collected other airport standards, they will be emailed to them for their review.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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