December 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 December 17, 2012.

Roll Call

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


Present were Alfie Eichholz and Ron Darcy.

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


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 December 3, 2012 meeting
  2. Delinquent accounts to collections.

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business


Public Comment


Unfinished Business

Gracehills, LLC:  Thomas Mannschreck provided the Council with a letter letting them know they have decided not to dedicate the Gracehills sidewalk that runs between Ridley’s and Kings to the City.  Instead, they plan to contact the property owners whose properties are adjacent to the sidewalk to determine whether they would take dedication and maintenance of the sidewalk.

Windy Acres Lease Renewal Airport Farm Lease:  Deferred to Executive Session.

Payment Approval for Gooding County Treasurer:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to pay Gooding County Treasurer in the amount of $2252.50 for assessments.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Employee Appreciation- Library:  To show appreciation for the work they do, Councilman Magnelli moved to reward library employees with a $25.00 grocery gift card.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Sale of Airport Land:  Deferred to Executive Session.

Valley Country Store:  Valley Country Store was previously approved by the City of Gooding to sell beer.  They would also like to sell wine.  They have their State Alcoholic Beverage license for both beer and wine but not their County.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve Valley Country Store to sell wine pending a copy of both their State and County Licenses.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Golf Course Contract Renewal:  Councilman Magnelli moved to renew the Gooding Country Club Lease for a period of 15 years from January 1, 2013 with all terms defined in the contract.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Brockway Engineering Report:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn reported a draft version of the Brockway Engineering Ground Water Modeler Report is currently being reviewed by Keller Associates and the results are very favorable.

Annual Road and Street Financial Report:  City Clerk Morri Hall submitted the Annual Road and Street Financial Report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.  After review of revenue and expenditures, Councilman France moved to approve the Annual Road and Street Financial Report and to submit the report to the State Controller as required by Idaho Code 40-708.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Department Reports

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  Police Chief Jeff Perry reported the new patrol cars have arrived, the dog pound is not allowing any more dogs to be brought in until after the first of the year due to overcrowding and that there have been a lot of thefts lately.  Police Chief Perry plans to sit down with the School District to discuss emergency procedures.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey reported the department now has 28 volunteer fire fighters on-call.  They have 4 fire inspectors and plan to have all the businesses inspected by the end of the year.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn reported his crew has picked up all the concrete barriers with pins that were surplused by the State Department of Transportation.  His crew plans to spend the next week cleaning up limbs and any leftover fall clean-up from yards.

City Clerk Morri Hall:  None

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 and in accordance with section (e) of Idaho Code 67-2345 to consider preliminary negotiations involving matters of trade or commerce.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting reconvened at 8:20 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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