March 5, 2012

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Morton, Councilpersons, France, Houser, and Magnelli.  Councilman Arkoosh was not present. 

Regular Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was called to order at 7:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on March 5, 2012.


Sandy Jackman- Sign Permit

Gem Veterinary Clinic- Jack Amen- Adoption of Dogs 

Changes to Agenda (Idaho Code 67-2343 Sec 4 (b))


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, “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 February 17 and 21, 2012 meetings
  2.      Accounts Payable of $67,922.83
  3.      Employee Payroll of $92,767.30
  4.      Review of Building Permits








01-12 Ross Kistinger 625 California Garage $28,800 Karl Souza

 Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Visitors Business

Sandy Jackman- Sign Permit:  Sandy Jackman would like a sign permit to hang a 6 x 6 sign on her business, The Shop, at 2039 Main Street in Gooding, ID 83330.  She would use the existing frame for the sign previously mounted on the building.  Councilman Magnelli moved to approve a sign permit to improve the existing sign for The Shop at 2039 Main Street in Gooding, ID 83330 once her application is complete.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Gem Veterinary Clinic- Jack Amen- Adoption of Dogs:  Jack Amen from Gem Veterinary Clinic has been working with Nan Reedy from the Gooding Dogs Group on a new dog adoption program in an effort to increase the number of adoptions for dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.  Gem Veterinary Clinic has received complaints regarding the new program.  Mayor Morton, Jack Amen and Nan Reedy will meet to discuss improvements.

Public Comment


Unfinished Business

Gooding County Emergency Operations Plan:  Mayor Morton would like more time to review the Gooding County Emergency Operations Plan before signing.  To be addressed in the next Council meeting.

New Business

Third Reading of Proposed Curfew Ordinance:  The third reading of a proposed ordinance of the City of Gooding, Idaho, a Municipal Corporation, establishing control over children under the age of eighteen (18) years who have run away from home or otherwise absconded from parental control by such attempt; children who fail to attend school as prescribed by compulsory attendance required by the State of Idaho; providing a penalty for violations; repealing ordinances in conflict with this ordinance; and providing severability and an effective date was held.

Councilman France moved to adopt Ordinance #677.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call Councilman France and Magnelli voted aye.  Councilwoman Houser nay.  Motion carried.

Containment Pad Leases- Airport:  Council members agree there should be written leases for the two containment pads at the airport.  Attorney Hobdey will draft a lease for the council to start working with.

Water Distribution System Improvement:  A work session for the Water Distribution System Improvement was set for March 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, ID 83330.

River Wall Project:  Mayor Morton gave an update on the River Wall Project. Bunn explained more work needs to be done regarding river rights and easements before the project can move forward.

Proclamation- Girl Scout Week:  This proclamation will be postponed until the Girl Scouts are at the Council meeting.

Department Reports

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  Chief Perry asked permission to surplus non-working vehicles.  Councilman Magnelli moved to surplus the 2003 Dodge Durango, two 2004 Dodge Intrepid, and 1988 Ford Van.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Chief Perry explained House Bill 619 takes away the City’s authority to set the speed limit for the State Highway that runs through town.  If the bill passes, Idaho Transportation Department will have the authority to change the speed limit on Main Stree but they would have to do an engineering study.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Chief Covey reported the fire department performed a controlled burn on an old house donated to the Fire Department for training purposes. 

Brandon will be attending an “All Hazards Instant Command” class in Alabama later this week.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  No report.

City Clerk Carmen Korsen:  Distributed notices and letters of interest to the council.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.

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