October 15, 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 October 15, 2012.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present were Roy Mink, JoAnn Doer, Ken Huber, Enos Waddops and Mary Condie.

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

Councilman France moved to add the purchase or lease of five (5) police cars to the agenda.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  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 Arkoosh moved to approve:

  1. Minutes of the October 1, 2012 meetings

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Roy Mink:  Roy Mink’s mother lives at 1021 Colorado Street in Gooding.  There are tall shrubs that block her view when backing out of her driveway that are on the neighbor’s property and extend into the City right away.  He is requesting the City addresses the issue.  The Council will take the matter under advisement.

JoAnn Doerr:  JoAnn Doerr announced there is a petition circulating for citizen’s who are against the water project to sign.  She would also like the City to provide her the judge’s name, lawyer’s name and hearing date when it is available.

Public Comment

Roy Mink-  Roy Mink expressed his concerns regarding the water project.  He does not feel the City should use water from the aquifer to irrigate lawns and should continue to flood irrigate with surface rights.

Unfinished Business

Capital Improvement CD:  The CD containing Capital Improvement funds will roll over into an 18 month CD at .3% interest on October 1, 2012.  The previous interest rate was .8% for an 18 month CD.  The City of Gooding has until October 10, 2012 to roll the money into another CD; 24 months at .4%, 30 months at .5%, 36 months at .6%, 48 months at .9% and 60 months at 1.0%.  Other options include a money market account with a variable rate; current rate is .25%.  The Council discussed options.  Councilman France moved to roll over the Capital Improvement CD in the amount of $109,861.20 into a 60 month term at 1% interest at Magic Valley Bank.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Resolution 216– Authorizing filing for Judicial Confirmation:  In accordance to Idaho Code Title 7 Chapter 13, a notice for a public hearing regarding judicial confirmation was posted at the City Hall, County Court House and the Post Office on September 4, 2012.  The notice was also published in the City’s official newspaper on September 4, 2012 and on the City’s official website on August 16, 2012.  A public hearing was held at 7:00 pm on October 1, 2012 at 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, ID 83330 to consider public input on whether the City of Gooding should adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of a petition for judicial confirmation for ordinary and necessary improvements to the City’s public water system facilities in an amount up to $9,454,000.

Councilman France moved to adopt and pass Resolution 216 authorizing the City of Gooding to file a petition for judicial confirmation for ordinary and necessary improvements to the City’s public water system facilities in an amount up to $9,454,000.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

Rural Community Assistance Corporation:  Mayor Duke Morton asked the Council for authorization to sign a letter requesting proposals for Project Administration on the Idaho Community Development Block Grant for the water system.  Councilwoman Houser moved to authorize Mayor Morton’s signature on a letter to the Rural Community Assistance Corporation asking for a proposal for Project Administration on the Idaho Community Development Block Grant for the water system.

Southeast Idaho Council of Governments:  Mayor Duke Morton asked the Council for authorization to sign a letter requesting proposals for Project Administration on the Idaho Community Development Block Grant for the water system.  Councilwoman Houser moved to authorize Mayor Morton’s signature on a letter to the Southeast Idaho Council of Governments asking for a proposal for Project Administration on the Idaho Community Development Block Grant for the water system.

Region IV Development Association:  Mayor Duke Morton asked the Council for authorization to sign a letter requesting proposals for Project Administration on the Idaho Community Development Block Grant for the water system.  Councilwoman Houser moved to authorize Mayor Morton’s signature on a letter to the Region IV Development Association asking for a proposal for Project Administration on the Idaho Community Development Block Grant for the water system.

Re-zoning of City Area of Impact:  The County Planning and Zoning District received a proposal in the City Area of Impact to re-zone the area north of the railroad tracks and west of Colorado Street from Transitional 2 (T2) to Commercial (C).  The Council discussed and would like to recommend this proposed change.

The County Planning and Zoning District also received a proposal in the City Area of Impact to re-zone the area north of Roosevelt Street, east of Main Street, and west of Oregon Street from Transitional 2 (T2) to Commercial (C).  The Council discussed and would like to recommend this parcel of land be re-zoned from Transitional 2 (T2) to Industrial (I) instead of Commercial (C).  The City does not want a small island of Commercial Zoning in an otherwise Industrial area.

Authorization for non-audit services:  Discussion was tabled until the next meeting as the Council would like more information before making a final decision.

Sidewalk signs:  There are a variety of signs on the sidewalks down Main Street that are in conflict with City Code 11-13-3.  The Council discussed and would like to table this discussion until a work session can be scheduled to review and update the ordinance.

Equipment Purchase:  The City budgeted $40,000.00 in this year’s budget to purchase a Bobcat with accessories.  Rupert received various bids and Bobcat was the lowest bid for the features needed.  Public Works Director Todd Bunn has a copy of the City of Rupert’s advertisement.  Public Works Director Todd Bunn would like the Council’s permission to purchase a Bobcat, H51 option package, low profile bucket, snow blade and polycarbonate door & window in the amount of $37,680.  Councilman Magnelli moved to purchase a Bobcat, H51 option package, low profile bucket, snow blade and polycarbonate door & window in the amount of $37,680.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion passed unanimously.

Police Car Purchases:  The City budgeted $14,000 as a yearly payment to lease-purchase four (4) new police vehicles.  After receiving several bids, Police Chief Perry has decided to trade in 7 of the current police vehicles; 2008 Dodge Charger, 2008 Dodge Charger, 2008 Dodge Charger, 2001 Ford CVC, 2003 Dodge Durango, 2001 Ford CVC and a 2004 Ford CVC.  The City will receive one clear title for the trade-in vehicles and will pay $15,100 per year for five (5) years to lease the other three (3) vehicles.  The additional $1,100 per year will be paid out of the police’s vehicle maintenance budget as the cars will be new.  After five (5) years the vehicles can be purchased for $1.00 each if the lease is current.

Department Reports

Mayor Duke Morton:  None

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  None

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  None

Public Works Director Todd Bunn: None

City Clerk Morri Hall:  City Clerk Morri Hall will be attending the PRIMA training in Boise on October 19, 2012.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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