October 21, 2013

Work Session
 
The work session of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was called to order at 6:30 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on October 17, 2013.
 
Roll Call
 
Present were Mayor Nelson, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli. 
 
Visitors

Present was Alfie Eichholtz.

Computer Network Assessment

City of Gooding has engaged Corporate Technologies LLC in a long term role as the support company for most technology requirements. Generally this role will include network and change management of IT related tasks, end user desktop support, proactive network monitoring and maintenance, and a trusted advisor role for technology budget and technical recommendations.
 
Corporate Technologies has assessed the cities network needs and drawn up a recommended 5 year technology plan for City of Gooding along with projected Budget items for this implementation plan.
 
The anticipated cost to replace the primary server, 3-work stations, network equipment and labor is approximately $20,760.00.
 
The City Council would like the clerk to look into computer lease programs and to add a capital line item for computers into the budget.
 
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 October 21, 2013.
 
Roll Call
 
Present were Mayor Nelson, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli.
 
Visitors

Present were Alfie Eichholtz, Enos Waddoups, Jennifer Wheeler, Jason Neil and George Yerion.
 
Changes to Agenda (Idaho Code 67-2343 Sec 4 (b))

None

Visitors Business

None
 
Public Comment
 
Mr. Alfie Eichholtz asked when Fall Clean-up will be.  Public Works Director Todd Bunn let him know the City will pick up bagged leaves that are left in the alleys during the week of November 18, 2013.
 
Unfinished Business

Lincoln Inn Parking Lot Lease:  The Lincoln Inn Parking Lot Lease has been signed by owner Mr. Evaristo Mireles.
 
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.

Yard Sales- Proposed Ordinance 685- 2nd reading:  Ordinance 685 establishing criteria for garage/yard sales; establishing a penalty, setting an effective date, establishing severability, and repealing all ordinances in conflict was read title for the second time.
 
New Business
 
Sign Permit- Washington Federal:  Washington Federal submitted an application for a sign permit.  The plans have been approved by the building inspector.
 
Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the sign permit for Washington Federal located at 645 Main Street.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously. 
 
Tree City USA Application:  The Tree City USA program is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America.
 
Councilman France moved to authorize the Mayor’s signature on the Tree City USA Recertification Application.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
425 Nevada- Authorization for owner to remove trees:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn visited with the residents of 425 Nevada Street.  They would like to remove two popular trees that are growing in the City right-a-way.  The poplars are currently about 18-24” in diameter and would be manageable to remove.  If they are allowed to grow much larger they will start to destroy the sidewalk.
 
Councilman Arkoosh moved to give 425 Nevada Street permission to remove two poplar trees from the City right-a-way.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
525 Oregon Street- Burned Out House- Cleanup or removal needed:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn presented pictures of a burned out house at 525 Oregon Street.  There are broken windows, exposed wiring and an unsafe support structure.  Attorney Craig Hobdey advised that the City find out who the owner is of the property, find out where they are on taxes and find out the cost to remove the structure.
 
Department Reports

Officer in Charge Sjuni Bunderson:  Officer in Charge Sjuni Bunderson let the Council know that the improvements to the Police Department are almost done.
 
Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey was not present.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn reported that the City crew will be working on getting rid of the trees and brush along the River Wall.  The County Highway District will be helping with the project.

Library Director Cindy Bigler:  Library Director Cindy Bigler was not present.
 
City Clerk Morri Hall:  City Clerk Morri Hall submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.
 
Executive Session:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with Idaho Code 67-2345 Section (b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or discipline of an employee and (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 8:30 p.m.
 
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
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