September 17, 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 September 17, 2012.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present were Alfie Eichholz, Maurine Paul and Leland Paul.

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

Councilman Arkoosh moved to add delinquent accounts that need to be sent to collections to the agenda.  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, Councilman France moved to approve:

  1. Minutes of the September 4, 2012 meeting

Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

None

Public Comment

Mr. Eichholz asked why we stopped seal coating the road right before his house.  Public Works Director Bunn explained that all the money budgeted for seal coating has been spent for the year but that the City plans to focus on the areas that were not finished next year.

Unfinished Business

None

New Business
 
Resolution 214- Authorizing Destruction of Records:  Idaho code 50-907 requires the City Council to authorize destruction of records that are not required to be retained as permanent. Councilman Arkoosh moved to adopt and pass Resolution #214 authorizing the destruction of (1) Bank statements and cancelled checks prior to October 1, 2007, (2) Receipt records prior to October 1, 2007, (3) Airport courtesy car records prior to October 1, 2007, (4) Dog license receipts prior to October 1, 2007, (5) Accounts payable receipts and vouchers prior to October 1, 2007, (6) Utility bill remittance stubs prior to October 1, 2007, (7) Work orders prior to October 1, 2007 pending approval from the Idaho State Historical Society.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Declaration of Surplus Property:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn requested approval to surplus a 2008 Dixon commercial lawnmower and a 1985 oil barrel rack.  After discussion, Councilman Arkoosh moved to surplus a 2008 Dixon commercial lawnmower from the Parks department and a 1985 oil barrel rack from the Streets department.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.
Department Reports

Mayor Duke Morton:  Mayor Duke Morton thanked Public Works Director Bunn and his crew for taking care of the graffiti on the West Park sign so quickly.

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  Police Chief Jeff Perry reported his staff helped Maverick earn over $500.00 in donations for the Idaho Special Olympics on 9/15/12 by helping customers pump gas and wash their windows.  The community had a positive reaction to the outreach.

On October 20, 2012, Maverick is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run to earn money for the Gooding School District.  Police Chief Perry’s staff will be controlling traffic.

On September 28, 2012, Lexipol and ICRMP will start sending out scenario based training emails to the Gooding police staff to help ensure their understanding of State and Local laws.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Absent

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn announced that the irrigation season will be over September 29, 2012.

City Clerk Morri Hall:  City Clerk Morri Hall distributed notices and letters of interest to the Council.  City Clerk Hall reminded the council that she and City Treasurer Kathy Lehr will leave for training on 9/18/12-9/21/12 for the Idaho City Clerk, Treasurer and Financial Officer Association training in Coeur D Alene.

Executive Session

Councilman France moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with section (f) of Idaho Code 67-2345 to communicate with legal counsel.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting reconvened at 7:30 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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