March 4, 2013

Special Meeting

The special meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was called to order at 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on March 4, 2013.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present were Fire Commissioners Jim Brockman, Larry Capps and Joseph Pavkov and Times News Reporter Kimberlee Kruesi.

Purpose

The purpose of the special meeting was for the City Council and the Rural Fire District to discuss the new land donated to the fire department and what the next steps will be for relocation.

It is unknown at this point how much money will be needed to build the new fire department.  The cost will need to include the infrastructure of water, sewer and streets to the new location between 21st & 22nd Street East and Washington Street & Wyoming Street.  Fire Chief Brandon Covey has been speaking with Carleen Herring from Region IV Development regarding possible grant options to help defray the costs of the project.  Chief Covey will be applying for an Idaho Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) in the amount of $350,000.  Mayor Morton mentioned grant options through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Public Works Director Todd Bunn mentioned the City has found planning grants and infrastructure grants in the past.  Chief Covey will continue to research grant options and report back to the Council and Fire Commissioners.

Chief Covey mentioned he will be speaking with the Bureau of Land Management to see if they would be interested in partnering on part of this project.  Perhaps they have a need for storage or a facility for training.  Eventually the donated land will need to be annexed into the City and the alley ways on the property vacated.  Public Works Director Todd Bunn mentioned perhaps the City can apply for a grant to purchase some of the land from the Rural Fire Department to drill a new well for the City’s water improvement project.

The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) has expressed interest in the old fire department building.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey asked the City Council and Rural Fire Commissioners for permission to move forward with this project.  Everyone agreed this project is long overdue and gave permission to move forward.

There being no further business the special meeting closed.

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 March 4, 2013.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present were Kimberlie Kruesi, Alfred Eichholz, JoAnn Doerr, Ken Huber and Enos Waddoups.

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?”  Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the consent calendar except the miscellaneous bill in the amount of $1445 for police supplies.

  1. Minutes of the February 19 & 22, 2013 meetings
  2. Accounts Payable in the amount of $98,805.47
  3. Payroll in the amount of $93,299.75
  4. Building Permits

No.

Date

Name

House

Street

Use

 Value

 Fee

2-13

2/11/13

Kelly McCool

426

Main Street Office  $  8,600.00  $266.72
3-13

2/15/13

Jim & Tina Holland

280

E Roosevelt Office  $12,600.00  $483.86

Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

The invoice for the miscellaneous bill in the amount of $1445 for police supplies was found and explained to the Council.  The bill was entered under miscellaneous because the vendor is not someone the City uses on a consistent basis.  These charges were for the new construction costs on the Police Department side of the Municipal Building.

Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the invoice for the miscellaneous bill in the amount of $1445 for police supplies.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

None

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Irrigation Board of Corrections:  Pursuant to Idaho Code 50-1807 the Irrigation Board of Corrections hearing was changed to 6:00 pm on March 18, 2013 in the Municipal Building at 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.  The purpose of the hearing is to correct any error or mistake that may have been found in the said assessments.  Such assessments levied for the maintenance and operation of the irrigation works.  The notice was published in the Times News on February 21 & 28, 2013.

Sale of Airport Land:  Pursuant to Idaho Code 50-1403 a hearing regarding the proposed sale of municipal real property located at the northwest corner of 1600 East 2000 South, Gooding, ID 83330 was scheduled for 11:30 am February 22, 2013 in the Municipal Building at 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.  The notice was published in the Times News on February 7, 2013.  The public auction was scheduled for March 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Municipal Building at 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.  The minimum price is $730,000.00.  Bidders are required to bring a cashier’s check in the amount of $10,000 at the time of the auction.  Successful bidders must close within 60 days and pay $10,000 down in earnest money.

Lincoln Inn Parking Lot Lease:  The council tabled this agenda item pending additional information regarding the original lease agreement.

New Business

Schedule Budget Hearing:  Pursuant to Idaho Code 63-802A, the Public Budget Hearing date for the City of Gooding was set for August 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Municipal Building at 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.  Notice will be published in the Times News on July 25 & August 1, 2013.  Notice of this hearing will be sent in writing to the Gooding County Clerk Denise Gill.

Water Deposit- McDonald’s:  McDonald’s owner/operator Bill Kyle sent a letter requesting the City of Gooding waive the required $100.00 deposit for water services.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to waive the required $100.00 deposit for water services.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Water System:  Councilman France moved to schedule a work session regarding irrigation for March 25, 2013 at City Hall, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding ID at 6:00 pm.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Gravel Purchase:  The City of Gooding received a bid to purchase and haul 1000 tons of ¾” gravel to Gooding from Glendale Construction Inc., public works contractor license #10759-AA-2 for $12.99 per ton.  The total cost would be $12,990.00.  The City also received a bid to purchase and haul 1000 tons of ¾” gravel to Gooding from Pierson Construction, Inc., contractor license #RCE-4159 for $11.75 per ton.  The total would be $11,750.00.

Councilman France moved to accept the bid from Pierson Construction, Inc., contractor license #RCE-4159 to purchase and haul 1000 tons of ¾” gravel at a total cost of $11,750.00.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Schedule Public Hearing- Facility Planning Study:  The council tabled this agenda item pending the decision whether to move forward with the water improvement project.

Department Reports

Mayor Duke Morton:  No report.

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  No report.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  No report.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  No report.

City Clerk Morri Hall:  No report.

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

The meeting reconvened at 8:30 p.m.

Upon exiting executive session, Councilman Arkoosh moved to explore options for a revenue bond election for the water and irrigation system improvements for the September 20, 2013 election.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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