June 10, 2013

Work Session

The work session 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 June 10, 2013.

Roll Call

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


Present were Jim Mullen and Oksana Roth.


The first purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the AT&T Cell Tower Easement.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to grant AT&T a non-exclusive easement, 5.00 feet in width and 30.00 feet in length, extending west from the utility pole located at the easterly boundary of Lot 8 of Block 21, as described in Exhibit 1.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

The second purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the water system improvements.  The Council discussed lowering the amount of the bond to $4.8 million for basic improvements to the water system to meet water demands without the gravity irrigation system.  Although Priority 1 Improvements would not cover water demands for future growth, fire flow standards and redundancy requirements, the citizens are more likely to approve a bond for one improvement at a time.  Then if the water recharge project is approved the City can reconsider Priority 2 Improvements.  The language for the bond election must be sent to the County by early August.

The regularly scheduled council meeting for June 17, 2013 has been changed to Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm.  A budget meeting has been scheduled for the same date at 6:00 pm.

There being no further business, the work session adjourned.

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