June 4, 2012

Gooding City Council Minutes

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 June 4, 2012.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Ilene Rounsefell

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

Councilman Arkoosh moved to add Pete Miller to the agenda to address Miller’s request to sign a release and indemnity agreement for irrigation instead of waiting two (2) weeks for the next council meeting.  Mr. Miller is concerned his lawn could die if his request is not heard until later.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser, and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

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, Councilwoman Houser moved to approve:

  1. Minutes of the May 14, 18, 21 and 25, 2012 meetings
  2. Accounts Payable in the amount of $121,008.91
  3. Payroll in the amount of $113,015.17
  4. Building Permits
 No.

Date

Name

House

Street

Use

Fee

Value

Builder

15-12

5/3/12

Lindsay Kolsen

810

Locke Ave

Fence

$30

2300

Self

16-12

5/9/12

Jose Rios

402

4th Ave E

Garage

$237.13

9600

Self

17-12

5/9/12

Knight Crest Properties

215

University

Remodel

$253.98

8048

Aaron’s Handyman SVC

18-12

5/14/12

Valley Co-op Inc

2442

Main St

Retail/Restaurant

$16,671.55

2,158,716

McAcvain Construction

18-12

5/14/12

Valley Co-op Inc

2442

Main St

Car Wash

72,822

McAcvain Construction

18-12

5/14/12

Valley Co-op Inc

2442

Main St

Fenced trash enclosure

McAcvain Construction

19-12

5/17/12

Justin Hocklander

345

Nevada

Remodel

$197.44

7,500

Self

20-12

5/21/12

Jan Shepherd

1217

California

Fence

$30.00

150

Self

 Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Ilene Rounsefell– President of the Gooding County Historical Society Ilene Rounsefell gave a brief presentation on the happenings at the new Gooding County Museum.  The museum operates with donations, grants and volunteers.  Rounsefell appealed to the council for continued support and assistance for the Gooding County Museum.   Councilman Arkoosh moved to contribute one year of free water, sewer and sanitation services.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Pete Miller–   Mr. Pete Miller was not able to attend the meeting, however, he would like the City to irrigate his lawn at 230 Colorado Street as he is working during the time the irrigation water is available.  Mr. Miller is willing to sign a release and indemnity agreement to release the City of all responsibility regarding these special arrangements.  The City Council discussed and granted the irrigation release of liability for Mr. Miller for the 2012 irrigation season.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Containment Pad Lease–  The containment pads are used to fill crop dusting planes with hazardous materials to generate income.  Public Works Director Bunn reported Mr. Dale Thomas has copies of other airports containment pad leases and will put a packet together for the City Council to review how other airports handle the fees associated with containment pads.  He will also find out whether the airport needs more liability insurance because of the hazardous materials being used on the containment pads.

New Business

Firework Permits- The City Council reviewed the firework applications that have been received to date.  Councilman France moved to approve the applications presented below.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

No.

Date

Name

House

Street

Location

Use

Fee

0004-2012

6/4/12

American Promotional Events- NW dba TNT Fireworks

1730

Main St

Ranch Bowl

Outside Sales

$10.00

0005-2012

6/4/12

Outlet Fireworks, LLC
Bruce Weaver

1445

Main St

Kings

Outside Sales

$10.00

Fire Chief Covey received a letter from the State Fire Marshall regarding the sale of fireworks in retail businesses.  According to the letter, retail businesses like Ridley’s and Kings should not be selling fireworks inside their stores.  Attorney Hobdey will check into the Idaho Code as well as the City of Gooding’s ordinance regarding fireworks and report in the next council meeting.

Sidewalk in front of the Dollar Store–  The City Council asked Attorney Hobdey if the City has any ordinances regarding continuous sidewalks in front of businesses.  Attorney Hobdey will report in the next council meeting.

Membership in the International Economic Development Council–  Mayor Morton would like to join another Economic Development Organization.  His hope is to gather as much information as possible on how to expand and develop the City of Gooding.  The City Council would like a representative from the organization to either provide more information or give a presentation to the council.

Authorization for Mayor’s signature–  Keller Associates submitted an invoice in the amount of $20,000 for Engineering Services for the Water Facilities Planning Study.  Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will reimburse the City of Gooding for 50%.

Councilman France moved to accept and authorize the Mayor to sign the reimbursement request to the DEQ for the State Drinking Water System Planning Grant Agreement DWG-126-2012-7 for $10,000.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Special Meeting Scheduled-  A Special meeting with Region IV Development and Keller Associates to discuss the Department of Environmental Quality State’s Loan Priority List for water system improvements was confirmed for June 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.

Special Meeting Scheduled-  A Special meeting to discuss the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and the Department of Environmental Quality State’s Loan Priority List for water system improvements was scheduled for June 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.

Release and indemnity agreement for irrigation–  At the May 21, 2012 meeting, Attorney Hobdey was asked to create a release and indemnity agreement to release the City of all responsibility regarding special irrigation arrangements for property owners.    The City Council agreed property owners must go before the Council and show just cause to ask the City to irrigate their property.  The release will be valid for only one irrigation season.

Now, the City Council decided to allow Mayor Morton to approve requests to sign a Release and Indemnity Agreement for irrigation without going before the Council so citizens didn’t have to wait for a Council meeting before their lawns could be irrigated.

Department Reports

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  The police department caught the kids who vandalized the West Park with graffiti.  They will pay restitution to help clean up the graffiti.

The police department has been getting reports of break-ins on the East side of town.  They caught one perpetrator and recovered everything that was stolen.

In order to provide better customer service to citizens, the police department has started tracking and letting complainants know what is happening with their cases on a more regular basis.

Councilman Magnelli reported a citizen complaint about law enforcement excessively speeding on their way to calls.  Councilman Magnelli was not sure if the complaint was about a City or County police officer but wanted to inform Chief Perry so he could talk to his officers.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey–  Not present

Public Works Director Todd Bunn–  Councilman France mentioned that there are a lot of weeds growing in the gutter of the sidewalks on Main Street.  Public Works Director Bunn reported that his department sprayed some of the weeds earlier in the week.  Councilman France will talk to the Chamber of Commerce so they can let the businesses know the weeds are their responsibility.

Deputy City Clerk Morri Hall:  Deputy City Clerk Hall distributed notices and letters of interest to the Council.

Executive Session

Councilman France moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with section (b) of Idaho Code 67-2345 to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent, or public school student.   Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser, and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

Meeting reconvened at 8:20 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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