May 21, 2012

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 May 21, 2012.

Roll Call

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


Mary Lou Mendive

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



Minutes of the May 7, 2012 regular meeting were read.  Councilman France moved to accept the minutes as presented. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Mary Lou Mendive– Mrs. Mary Lou Mendive would like the City to irrigate her lawn while she is on vacation in Spain this summer.  She will be leaving on June 4th, 2012 and is willing to sign a release and indemnity agreement to release the City of all responsibility regarding these special arrangements.  The City Council discussed the release of liability and asked Attorney Hobdey to prepare the release for discussion at the meeting on Friday May 25th, 2012 at 1:30 pm.  The City Council will discuss the final document before presenting it to Mrs. Mendive for her to sign.

Public Comment


Unfinished Business


New Business

Firework Applications:  The City Council reviewed the firework applications that have been received to date.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the applications presented below.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.










M.H. Kings


Main St

Indoor Sales




Ridley’s Family Market


Main St

Indoor Sales




JK Marketing LLC dda Acme Discount Fireworks


Main St

Outside Sales


Special Meeting:  A Special meeting to discuss the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and the release and indemnity agreement for irrigation was scheduled for May 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ):  The City of Gooding received a letter from DEQ State’s Loan Priority List for water system improvements.  This list is developed through a rating and ranking process based upon public health concerns, long-term viability of the system (i.e. sustainability), and the status of the system’s compliance with state and federal regulations.  The City of Gooding qualifies for a $7,000,000 loan at 1% and 20 year loan term.  The City Council will schedule a special meeting to discuss the priority of improvements and how much of the loan offer the City feels they need to utilize for water improvements.  This decision needs to be made by June 30, 2012.

Department Reports

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  Not present

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Nothing to report at this time.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Bunn reported on irrigation.  The irrigation on one side of town is currently being repaired and should be up and running again soon.  American Falls Reservoir District #2 water flow has been reduced to 80% but may increase by mid- June.

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 Magnelli.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser, and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

Meeting reconvened at 8:00 pm.

Special Meeting:  A Special Meeting to discuss the DEQ State’s Loan Priority List for water system improvements was scheduled for May 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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