June 3, 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 June 3, 2013.

Roll Call

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

Staff

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

Visitors

None

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.  Streets, Airport, Parks, Capital Improvement, Water, Sewer, Waste Water Treatment Plant and Sanitation expenses and revenue were discussed.

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 June 3, 2013.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present were Gay Yow, Terrie Harris and Michael Yerby.

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

Councilman Arkoosh moved to add “Urban Renewal Agency- Official Appointments”, add “Gay Yow- Chickens within the City Limits”, add “Ramon Perez- Tables outside his business at 116 4th West”.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser 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 Arkoosh moved to approve:

  1. Minutes of the May 20, 2013 meeting
  2. Accounts Payable in the amount of $70,309.45
  3. Payroll in the amount of $117,232.11
  4. Building Permits

No.

Date

Name

House

Street

Use

 Value

 Fee

12-13

5/1/13

Rocio Allen

218

Nevada Fence

 $800.00

 $30.00

13-13

5/10/13

Randy Norris

726

California Fence

 $700.00

 $30.00

Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Gay Yow- Chickens within the City Limits:  Mrs. Gay Yow provided the Council with five (5) pages of information in support of allowing chickens within the City limits.  According to Mrs. Yow many cities are changing laws to allow backyard or urban chickens in an effort to “go green”.  The Council stated they would take the information under advisement and inform her of their decision once they have had a chance to review the information and do some additional research.

Ramon Perez- Tables outside his business at 116 4th West:  Mr. Ramon Perez asked the Council’s permission to put two (2) tables outside his restaurant at 116 4th Avenue West.  Councilman Magnelli moved to allow Mr. Ramon Perez to put two (2) tables outside his restaurant as long as they do not obstruct the sidewalk.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

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.

Ordinance 680– Amending number of members on Planning Commission- 3rd 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 third time.   

Councilman France moved to approve Ordinance 680 amending the number of members on the Planning Commission to five (5).  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

New Business

Ordinance 681– Creating One-Way Street on 9th West- 1st reading:  A proposed ordinance of the City of Gooding, Gooding County Idaho establishing that 9th Avenue West between Idaho Street and Nevada Street shall hereinafter be a one-way street with all vehicular traffic moving west was read fully and distinctly for the first time.

Sale of Airport Land:  The Council discussed whether to put the $1,010,000.00 from the sale of airport land into a CD or savings account.  Terms and Rates were provided and discussed.  Attorney Craig Hobdey will contact a financial planner for advice.

Library Board- Official Appointments:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the following appointments to the Library Board.

Name

Title

Appointment Expires

Cora Caldwell

Board President

October 2014

Pat Campbell

Board Member

January 2016

Gary Major

Board Member

January 2015

Kimberly Perkins

Board Member

January 2016

Heather Wright

Trustee

January 2015

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Planning Commission- Official Appointments:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the following appointments to the Planning Commission.

Name

Title

Appointment Expires

Paul Paoli

Board Member

January 5, 2016

Terry Platts

Board Member

January 20, 2014

Larry Hann

Board Member

January 21, 2014

Pat Bishop

Board Member

June 3, 2020

Dean Gooding

Board Member

June 3, 2020

 

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Tree City USA Board- Official Appointments:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the following appointments to the Tree City USA Board.

Name

Title

Appointment Expires

Todd Bunn

Board Member

June 3, 2015

Duke Morton

Board Member

June 3, 2015

Lawrence Steel

Board Member

June 3, 2015

Nan Reedy

Board Member

June 3, 2015

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Urban Renewal Agency- Official Appointments:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the following appointments to the Urban Renewal Agency.

Name

Title

Appointment Expires

Susan Bolton

Board Member

January 19, 2015

George Yerion

Board Member

January 19, 2014

Larry Rice

Board Member

January 19, 2014

Todd Bunn

Board Member

January 19, 2016

Duke Morton

Board Member

January 19, 2015

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Cable One Internet Renewal:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to renew the Cable One Internet contract for a term of three (3) years.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Department Reports

Mayor Duke Morton:  None

Police Chief Jeff Perry:  Police Chief Jeff Perry was not present.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey presented an incident report for the month of May.  The Fire Department received a $10,000 grant from Glanbia for a thermal imager.  For work done specifically for the Fire Department, Fire Chief Covey is holding an appreciation barbecue on Friday June 7th at noon.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn reported that the City crew was able to repair a 30” galvanized pipe for irrigation that has been leaking instead of replacing it at an estimated cost of $6,000 as there is only $400 left in the budget for irrigation pipe repairs.

Public Works Director Bunn also reported the Little Wood River was too low to take water out for irrigation today.  He has spoken to Water Master Kevin Lakey from District 37M and they have released more water down the river but it may be too low to irrigate on Tuesday as well.  Water is very tight this year.

Mr. Bunn reported the City crew will be doing street work on 9th & Main, 10th & Main and in the alley behind Strickland Real Estate this summer.

City Clerk Morri Hall:  None

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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