May 20, 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 20, 2013.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Morton, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Magnelli.  Councilwoman Houser was not present.

Staff

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

Visitors

Present was Alfred Eichholz.

Purpose

The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the increases and decreases anticipated in revenue and expenses for Fiscal Year 2013-14 Budget.  General expenses and revenue were discussed as well as the Police and Fire expenses.

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 20, 2013.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Morton, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Magnelli.  Councilwoman Houser was not present.

Visitors

Present was Alfred Eichholz.

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

Councilman France moved to delete “Building Permits”, add “Zions Credit Card- Library”, add “Beer & Wine License- Lincoln Inn”, add “Zions Credit Card- Duke Morton” and add “Schedule Budget Workshop” to the agenda.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France 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 May 6, 2013 meeting
  2. Fireworks Permits

No.

Date

Name

House

Street

Location

Fee

Deposit

1-13

4/23/13

American Promotional Events NW
dba:  TNT Fireworks
c/o First Christian Church

2442

Main

Valley Country Store

$10.00

$50.00

2-13

5/13/13

JK Marketing LLC
dba:  Acme Discount Fireworks
c/o Ridley’s Parking Lot

1427

Main

Ridley’s

$10.00

$50.00

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

None

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Lincoln Inn Parking Lot Lease:  Mayor Morton wrote a letter to the new owner to meet with the Council to discuss writing a new lease for the Lincoln Inn 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.

Gooding Dog Group:  On March 18, 2013, Nan Reedy addressed the Council regarding the adoption of dogs in Gooding as well as Municipal fees associated with dogs.  Mrs. Reedy suggested the City change the cost to license dogs from $10.00 per dog to $10.00 for unneutered/unspade dogs and $5.00 for neutered/spade dogs.  Mrs. Reedy also suggested the Council add a line in the current dog ordinance #666 stating that if an approved dog rescue group exists and the vet deems the impounded dogs fit for adoption that the dogs are to be given to the dog group instead of being euthanized.  The Council discussed raising the “Dog Running at Large” fee.

New Business

Ordinance 680– Amending number of members on Planning Commission- 2nd 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 for the second time.   

River Wall- 9th Ave West:  The fence supporting the river wall along 9th Ave West is falling apart.  For safety reasons, the Police Chief Jeff Perry would like to make 9th Ave West a one-way street, heading west.  City Attorney Craig Hobdey will provide an ordinance in the next meeting for review.

Schedule Work Session for Water Improvements:  A work session to discuss water improvements was scheduled for June 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.

Operation Facelift:  The Council discussed Operation Facelift through Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) and decided not to participate this year.

International Economic Development Membership:  The Council discussed renewing the membership for the International Economic Development Organization and decided not to participate this year.

Terms and Rates on Water CD to be renewed 5/22/13:  Councilman France moved to renew the Water CD for 5 years at an earning rate of .75%.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Zions Credit Card- Library:  Councilman Magnelli moved to order new Library Director Cindy Bigler a Zions Credit Card for the Library and to discontinue retiring Library Director Pat Hamilton’s Zions Credit Card for the Library.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Zions Credit Card- Duke Morton:  Councilman Magnelli moved to order a Zions Credit Card for Mayor Duke Morton.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Beer & Wine License- Lincoln Inn:  Councilman Magnelli moved to approve a beer & wine license for Evaristo Mireles, the new owner of the Lincoln Inn, 413 Main Street, Gooding, ID 83330.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Budget Workshop:  Budget Workshops for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 was scheduled for June 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.

Department Reports

Mayor Duke Morton:  None

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  Police Chief Jeff Perry reported on recent crimes within the City.  The Police Department has signed up for a Post Certified Active Shooter Class that focuses on what to do with an active shooting in rural areas with less police force.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey was not present.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn reported on irrigation issues.  The City crew has attempted to repair a 30” galvanized pipe that has been leaking but it needs to be replaced as the patch work has not been successful.  There are roots growing over, around and through the pipe.  The estimated cost for the ¾ of a block repair is $6,000 but there is only $400 left in the budget for irrigation pipe repairs.  The repair will take approximately a week to finish as the pipe must go from one irrigation box to another irrigation box along 5th Ave East.

City Clerk Morri Hall:  None

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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