November 19, 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 November 19, 2012.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present were Calvin Kuntz, Jennifer Graves, Alfie Eichholz, JoAnn Doer and Ken Huber.

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

Councilman France moved to add “Employee Appreciation” and “Security Fencing- Calvin Kuntz” to the agenda and pull “Delinquent Accounts” off the Consent Calendar and move to “New Business”.  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 November 5 2012 meeting
  2. Liquor Licenses

No.

Business Name

Owner

Address

Use

 Fee

01-13 Cooks Foodtown Cooks Foodland Inc

501

Main Street Retailing Canned & Bottled Beer 5-2-5 (A) $25.00
Retailing Wine 5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 50.00
02-13 El Cazador Mexican Restaurant Remigio Navarro & Santiago Cortez

530

Main Street Retailing & Serving Bottled, Canned &/or Draft Beer  5-2-5 (B) $100.00
Retailing & Serving Liquor by the Drink  5-6-4 $375.00
Retailing & Serving Wine by the Drink  5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 500.00
03-13 Lincoln Inn Debra I & Irene Lagunas

413

Main Street Retailing & Serving Bottled, Canned &/or Draft Beer  5-2-5 (B) $100.00
Retailing & Serving Wine by the Drink  5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 125.00
04-13 Maverik County Store #232 Maverik Country Stores Inc

1899

US Hwy 26 Retailing Canned & Bottled Beer 5-2-5 (A) $25.00
Retailing Wine 5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 50.00
05-13 Mir-A-Mar William R. Manley

214

Main Street Retailing & Serving Bottled, Canned &/or Draft Beer  5-2-5 (B) $100.00
Retailing & Serving Liquor by the Drink  5-6-4 $375.00
Retailing & Serving Wine by the Drink  5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 500.00
06-13 New China House Francisco Chio

222

4th Ave E Retailing & Serving Bottled, Canned &/or Draft Beer  5-2-5 (B) $100.00
Retailing & Serving Wine by the Drink  5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 125.00
07-13 Ranch Bowl Ranch Bowl LLC

1730

Main Street Retailing & Serving Bottled, Canned &/or Draft Beer  5-2-5 (B) $100.00
Retailing & Serving Wine by the Drink  5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 125.00
08-13 Ridley’s Family Markets Ridley’s Food Corp

1427

Main Street Retailing Canned & Bottled Beer 5-2-5 (A) $25.00
Retailing Wine 5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 50.00
09-13 Rowdy’s Stacee Parke

227

Main Street Retailing & Serving Bottled, Canned &/or Draft Beer  5-2-5 (B) $100.00
Retailing & Serving Wine by the Drink  5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 125.00
10-13 Steves Quick Service Inc Steve Stroud

601

Main Street Retailing Canned & Bottled Beer 5-2-5 (A) $25.00
Retailing Wine 5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 50.00
11-13 Sweet Inspiration Christian Stephenson

438

Main Street Retailing & Serving Bottled, Canned &/or Draft Beer  5-2-5 (B) $100.00
Retailing & Serving Wine by the Drink  5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 125.00
12-13 The Shop Sandra Jackman

2039

Main Street Retailing & Serving Bottled, Canned &/or Draft Beer  5-2-5 (B) $100.00
Retailing & Serving Wine by the Drink  5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 125.00
13-13 The Sidetrack James & Arkoosh Partnership

102

Main Street Retailing & Serving Bottled, Canned &/or Draft Beer  5-2-5 (B) $100.00
Retailing & Serving Liquor by the Drink  5-6-4 $375.00
Retailing & Serving Wine by the Drink  5-14-5 $25.00
 $ 500.00
14-13 Valley Country Store Valley Co-ops Inc

2442

Main Street Retailing Canned & Bottled Beer 5-2-5 (A) $25.00  $ 25.00

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Security Fencing:  Calvin Kuntz addressed the Council regarding the security fence he would like to build around the D & D Trucking property located at 1745 Main Street.  Mr. Kuntz needs to build a 6 foot tall fence with 3 strands of barbed wire along the top in order to comply with specific Government regulation set forth by the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism.  City Code 6-1-4 makes it illegal to build a barbed wire fence.  Attorney Hobdey requested an Executive Session to discuss the legalities of City code 6-1-4.  After a discussion, the Council asked Attorney Hobdey to prepare an ordinance repealing City Code 6-1-4.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Roy Mink- Trees/Shrubs:  Roy Mink addressed the Council regarding the property at 1021 Colorado Street in Gooding on October 15, 2012.  The neighbors’ tall shrubs block the view when backing out of the driveway.  Mr. Mink would like the neighbors or the City to cut the shrubs down to 4 feet to comply with Gooding’s standard fence height regulations.  The Council discussed and decided Mr. Mink should work directly with his neighbor to resolve the issue.

Vehicles/Yards:  Mr. Stan Cole addressed the Council on November 5, 2012 regarding the number of vehicles his neighbor has parked at their home at 533 California Street in Gooding, ID.  The Council asked Mr. Cole to bring in pictures of the property for their consideration.  After reviewing the pictures, the Council decided to turn the issue over to the Police Department to enforce City Codes.

Idaho Power:  Idaho Power addressed the Council regarding the height restriction of 30 feet within the City of Gooding.  Most of their power poles are over the height restriction and require Idaho Power to apply for a special use permit every time they need to extend power or add additional power lines.  Idaho Power would like the Council to consider adding an exception into their ordinance so they would no longer have to apply for special use permits.  Idaho Power provided examples of other cities ordinances that include an exception for Idaho Power.  The Council discussed and decided they do not want to add an exception to the ordinance.  Instead, the Council wants to review a set of plans on each prospective job.

Tree City USA Recertification:  The Tree City USA recertification is due by the end of the year.  The Tree Committee needs to be selected before the application can be submitted.  Mayor Morton contacted Polly Huggins, past Tree Committee president, and she can no longer serve on the Committee.  Nan Reedy is interested in joining the Tree Committee.  Mayor Morton will continue to talk to others in the community about serving.

New Business

Southfield Dairy Lease Renewal:  Southfield Dairy leases 20.22 acres of farmland from the City of Gooding.  The current lease expires 12/31/12.  The Council would like to meet with Arie Roeloffs or Edwin Southfield to renegotiate the terms of the new farm lease.

Windy Acres Lease Renewal Airport Farm Lease:  Windy Acres leases 100 acres of farmland from the City of Gooding.  The current lease expires 12/31/12.  The Council would like to meet with Rusty Gillette to renegotiate the terms of the new farm lease.

Airport Fuel Concession Lease Renewal:  Councilman France moved to enter into an agreement by and between the City of Gooding and High Range Aviation, Inc., giving High Range Aviation the right and privilege to the use and management of the fuel island, together with fuel storage tanks, pumps, hoses, reels, meters, and other appurtenances located at the Gooding Municipal Airport.  The Lessee shall pay for rental, the sum of seven and one-half cents ($.075) per gallon for all fuel sold.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Robert Meyers Farm Lease Renewal:  Robert Meyers leases approximately 6 acres of farmland from the City of Gooding.  The current lease expires 12/31/12.  The Council would like to meet with Robert Meyers to renegotiate the terms of the new farm lease.

Employee Appreciation:  The Council decided to defer this agenda item until the next meeting.

Delinquent Accounts:  The Council pulled “Delinquent Accounts” off the Consent Calendar in order to ask questions regarding the City’s collection procedures.  After discussing the delinquent accounts, Councilman France moved to send the delinquent accounts to the collection bureau.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Department Reports

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  Police Chief Jeff Perry was absent.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey reported the fire department was recently called out on an arson fire.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  None

City Clerk Morri Hall:  City Clerk Morri Hall invited the Council to attend the Annual AIC City Officials’ Day at the Capitol on January 31, 2013.

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

Meeting reconvened at 8:15 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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