July 16, 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 July 16, 2012.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present was Jan Rogers.

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

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.)

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:

Minutes of the July 2 and July 9, 2012 meetings

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitor Business

Jan Rogers:  International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Chairman Jan Rogers explained the benefits of the City joining the IEDC.  The IEDC offers advisory services, information, research, grant opportunities, legislative tracking, networking opportunities, conferences, and training in Economic Development for a membership cost of $345 per year.  Council discussed.  Councilman Magnelli moved to join the IEDC for an annual fee of $345 per year.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Airport Containment Pad Lease:  Attorney Hobdey provided the revised Airport Containment Pad Lease.  The City Council discussed the term of agreement on the containment pad lease and decided the agreement terms should be the same as the other hangar leases at $.06 per square foot.  Attorney Hobdey will revise the proposed agreement to add a cost clause.  Councilman France moved to approve the revised containment pad lease once Attorney Hobdey has added the cost clause.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Proposed Ordinance regarding Runaway and/or Incorrigibility: Attorney Hobdey provided the most current revision of the proposed Ordinance regarding runaway and/or incorrigibility.  The Council discussed the ordinance and still feels it is too open ended and open to interpretation.  Attorney Hobdey would like Prosecutor Campbell to talk to the Council or Mayor directly to get a better understanding of what he feels should be added to this ordinance.  Mayor Morton said he will contact Mr. Campbell to discuss the Ordinance.  Mayor Morton will also write an article for the Mayor’s corner regarding the City curfew.

Resolution #213:  Resolution #213 authorizes the Mayor to accept and sign all applications, loan agreements and amendments, and other documents relating to Drinking Water Facilities State Revolving Loan Fund Construction Loans.

Councilman France moved to adopt Resolution #213 authorizing the Mayor to accept and sign all applications, loan agreements and amendments, and other documents relating to Drinking Water Facilities State Revolving Loan Fund Construction Loans.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Memo from Attorney Hobdey:  Attorney Hobdey provided a memo explaining the need to have separate agreements for the permanent and portable containment pads at the Gooding Airport.  The City Council discussed and agreed with Attorney Hobdey’s recommendations.  Attorney Hobdey will prepare a separate agreement for portable containment pads when the need arises.

Proposed Aerial Applicators Permit:  Attorney Hobdey provided a copy of the proposed Aerial Applicators Permit for the Gooding Municipal Airport.  The Council discussed the permit.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to accept the proposed Aerial Applicators Permit.  The operator’s will pay $2,000 per year for the permit but will be given a rebate of up to 80% of the $2,000 for gas purchased from the Gooding Airport.  Operators will be expected to bring the gas receipts into the Gooding City office to be eligible for the rebate.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Review State and City Code regarding Fireworks:  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.  The Council discussed and agreed that the Gooding City Ordinance does not need to change to match the State Code because the City Ordinance gives the Fire Chief ultimate authority on whether he/she feels a retail business has the safety measures in place to sell fireworks.

Proposed Business Permit:  In February, while inspecting the round building at 202 14th Ave. E., Gooding, ID 83330, Chief Covey found a new business that upon inspection was not compliant with fire codes.  Chief Covey would like to propose that businesses be required to fill out a business permit or register with the City.  This information will alert the fire department to businesses needing a fire inspection.  The City Council discussed the proposed business permit or registry and decided it is not needed at this time.

Public Official Surety Bonds:  The Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP) policy provides coverage in lieu of Public Official Surety Bonds.  Coverage under this section of the policy shall be deemed to provide coverage compliant with provisions of Idaho Code 59-804 for the terms and responsibilities of public officials or employees to the extent required by the Idaho Code bonding requirements for public officials.  This would include the fiduciary bonds required by the State for employees that handle money.  The limit of insurance is $500,000.  Currently, the City pays for both the ICRMP policy and separate surety bonds but the Council agrees that there is no need to purchase both as we are already covered by our ICRMP policy.

Authorization to sign 5-year service agreement with ALSCO:  ALSCO is a vendor who delivers laundered carpets and coveralls to the City Shop, Police, City Office, and Fire Station on a weekly basis.  ALSCO brought in a 5-year contract to renew.  Attorney Hobdey advised that the City cannot legally enter into a 5-year service agreement.   Councilman Arkoosh moved to renew the ALSCO service contract on an annual basis coinciding with the fiscal year.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Authorization for City Clerk Morri Hall and City Treasurer Kathy Lehr to attend the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers, and Financial Officer’s Association:  The Association of Idaho Cities is offering an in-depth training for City Clerks and Treasurers from September 19- September 21, 2012 in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.  Approximate costs include:  Class Registration $380, Airfare $446, Hotel $630, Mileage to Boise Airport $100, and Rental car $100 for a total of $1656.00.  Councilwoman Houser moved to approve expenditures of approximately $1656.00 for City Clerk Morri Hall and City Treasurer Kathy Lehr to attend the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers, and Financial Officer’s Association from September 19-21, 2012.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Air St. Luke’s Membership:  The City of Gooding is becoming a member of Air St. Luke’s.  Employees can sign up for a yearly membership fee of $35.

Donation to Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Magic Valley:  The City Council received a letter from Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Magic Valley asking for a donation to support their cause.  The City Council discussed and decided that it is not appropriate to use public funds for donations.

Special Meeting:  A Special meeting to discuss adopting a new Financial Control Policy for the City of Gooding was not scheduled.  The Mayor would like to gather information from ICRMP and France, Basterrechea, Wagner, and Bunn (FBW&B) before moving forward with a meeting.

Department Reports

Mayor Duke Morton:  Mayor Morton announced the public hearing at 7:00 pm on August 8, 2012 regarding the FY2012-13 Budget will be held at the Walker Center, 605 11th Ave E, Gooding, ID 83330.

Attorney Craig Hobdey:  Attorney Hobdey has spoken to Brockway Engineering regarding the City Water Rights and has set up a meeting for later in the week with Public Works Director Bunn.

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  Absent

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Absent

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Nothing new to report.

City Clerk Morri Hall:  City Clerk Hall will attend a (Public Employee Retirement System  of Idaho9 (PERSI) employer workshop on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 pm in Boise.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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