May 6, 2013

Budget Workshop

The budget workshop 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 May 6, 2013.

Roll Call

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

Staff

Present were Library Director Cindy Bigler, Fire Chief Brandon Covey, City Clerk Morri Hall, City Treasurer Kathy Lehr and Police Chief Jeff Perry.  Public Works Director Todd Bunn was not present.

 Visitors

 None

 Purpose

 The final ending budget numbers for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 were reviewed.  The projected ending budget numbers for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 were discussed.  Each department at the meeting presented information on major department expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.  The police department will need a new server as theirs will no longer be supported by Microsoft starting June 2013.  The police department also feels they need another part time position to support department needs.  The library’s server is also very outdated and their main library program that holds their patron data and checks books in an out of the library is no longer supported and must be replaced.  The City’s website is mostly hard-coded and does not allow for flexibility, growth, and new information.  The City is not able to make many changes or additions to the website without contacting the administrator at an additional cost.  The Council Chambers needs an updated recording system for meetings as the current system is not consistently recording properly.  The City Clerk suggested looking into an electronic filing system for archiving city information.  An electronic file system would allow information to be stored digitally making it easier to find and access when needed.  The Mayor asked each department to work with the City Clerk to create a rough draft of the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget for the next meeting on May 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

 There being no further business, the work session adjourned.

 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 May 6, 2013.

Roll Call

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

 Visitors

  Present were Alfred Eichholz, Carl Bigler, Ed Reagan and Jack Rice.

 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?”  There being no objection, Councilman France moved to approve:

  1. Minutes of the April 15, 2013 meeting
  2. Delinquent Accounts
  3. Building Permits

No.

Date

Name

House

Street

Use

 Value

 Fee

9-13

4/1/13

Red Rock Capitol Group- Justin Hocklander

1029

Oregon

Remodel

 $40,000.00

 $732.71

10-13

4/8/13

Harold Wartluft

562

Nebraska

Fence

 $  4,000.00

 $  30.00

11-13

4/30/13

Grace Hill Apartments

1447

Idaho

Fence

 $  9,300.00

 $  30.00

 Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Visitors Business

 Ramon Perez:  Mr. Perez was not present.

 Public Comment

 Jack Rice wanted to inform the City Council of a letter he asked his lawyer to send to the City regarding Todd Philips dogs running at large in the city limits.

 Unfinished Business

 Lincoln Inn Parking Lot Lease:  The Lincoln Inn is $358.99 behind in rent for the City owned parking lot.  Mayor Morton wrote a letter to the new owner to meet with the Council to discuss writing a new lease for the parking lot.  The council tabled this agenda item pending a discussion with the new owner.

 Customer Service Policy:  The customer service policy puts in place fair and equitable policies to ensure the financial health and stability of the City of Gooding.  The Council has tabled this item until a separate work session can be scheduled to discuss it further.

 Budget Workshop:  Budget Workshops for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 are scheduled for May 6, 2013 and May 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.

 New Business

 Library Director- Oath of Office- Cindy Bigler:  At the Library Board of Trustees meeting on March 18, 2013 the Library Board voted to appoint Cindy Bigler to the position of Library Director as of June 1, 2013.  City Clerk Morri Hall administered the oath of office to newly appointed Library Director Cindy Bigler with an effective date of June 1, 2013.

 Presentation of Certificate of Appointment- Cindy Bigler:    Cindy Bigler was presented her Certificate of Appointment as Library Director effective June 1, 2013 and welcomed to the new position.

 Resolution 222– Revision of Health Reimbursement Account:  Resolution #222 authorizes the adoption of the revised Health Reimbursement Account Plan (HRA) plan for the City of Gooding.  Councilman France moved to adopt resolution 222, a revision of the revised Health Reimbursement Account Plan (HRA).  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Ordinance 680– Amending number of members on Planning Commission- 1st reading:  A proposed ordinance of the City of Gooding, Gooding County Idaho, amending Ordinance No. 614 Section 3 providing that the Gooding Planning Commission shall consist of five (5) members was read fully and distinctly for the first time.   

 River Wall- 9th Ave West:  The fence supporting the river wall along 9th Ave West is starting to fall apart.  For safety reasons, the Public Works Director Todd Bunn has recommended the City temporarily block off the 9th Ave West road.  Councilman Magnelli moved to temporarily block the road closed along the River Wall on 9th Ave West.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Department Reports

 Mayor Duke Morton:  None

 Police Chief Jeff Perry:  None

 Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  None

 Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn was not present.

 City Clerk Morri Hall:  None

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

 The meeting reconvened at 7:35 pm.

 There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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