December 16, 2013

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 December 16, 2013.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present was CPA Dale Bunn of France, Basterrechea, Wagner and Bunn and Chairman Terry Platts of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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

Councilman Arkoosh moved to add “Dale Bunn of France, Basterrechea, Wagner, and Bunn, Chtd- Audit Report” to the agenda under visitor business.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, Houser and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried unanimously.

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 Walt Nelson asked, “Consent Calendar Items numbered are before you, are there any items to be removed?”  There being no objection, Councilman Magnelli moved to approve:

  1. Minutes of the December 2, 2013 Meeting

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Terry Platts- Planning and Zoning Chairman:  Terry Platts introduced himself to the Council as the new Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Mr. Platts asked the Council for direction on the comprehensive plan that needs to be updated.  The Council will look into what needs to be updated and get back to Terry at a later time.

Dale Bunn of France, Basterrechea, Wagner, and Bunn, Chtd- Audit Report:  CPA Dale Bunn of France, Basterrechea, Wagner and Bunn, Chtd, presented the City’s audit for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013.  Bunn gave a quick analysis on the financial statements and provided views on reported findings, conclusions and recommendations as well as planned corrective actions.  The Mayor thanked Bunn and advised him if the council has any questions after reviewing the audit, they will contact him for additional explanation.

Councilman Arkoosh moved to authorize the Mayor’s signature on the management agreement for France, Basterrechea, Wagner and Bunn Inc.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

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.

Amend Zoning Ordinance for Utility- Ordinance 686:  Ordinance 686 amending City Code 11-5-4 regarding the height restrictions for buildings and other structures was read fully and distinctly for the first time.

Transient Merchants/Peddlers:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn presented the Council with examples of ordinances from other cities regarding transient merchants/peddlers.  The Council would like to move this agenda item to the February agenda.

Corporate Technologies- Approve bid for computer services & equipment:  Corporate Technologies submitted a bid for $15,756.95 to pay for a new server, back-up system, software and labor.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to accept the bid from Corporate Technology for $15,756.95 to pay for a new server, back-up system, software and labor.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Annual Road and Street Finance Report- Review-Approve-Authorize Mayor’s Signature:  City Clerk Morri Hall submitted the Annual Road and Street Financial Report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.  After review of revenue and expenditures, Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the Annual Road and Street Financial Report and to submit the report to the State Controller as required by Idaho Code 40-708.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Truck Purchase:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn submitted a bid for a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 for $24,749.35 and another for $27,570.58.  The difference in price is for 4-wheel drive.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to allow the purchase of a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4×4 for $27,570.58.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

Name

Title

Appointment Expires

George Yerion

Board Member

January 2019

Larry Rice

Board Member

January 2019

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Airport Hanger Purchase:  The Fixed Base of Operation (FBO) hangar is not currently owned by the City of Gooding.  The City of Gooding would like to purchase the FBO but would like to see an appraisal first.  Public Works Director Todd Bunn will have the FBO appraised and report back to the Council.

Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Hours:  Mayor Walt Nelson announced the City office will close at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve and will stay open until 5:00pm on New Years Eve.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward:  Police Chief Chris Ward submitted policy changes for the Council to review.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey announced that the Fire Department will start extrication training at the wrecking yard in January and that their first responders will start transition classes for more training soon.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn reported that the Tree Yard is officially closed for the year.

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 Magnelli moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with Idaho Code 67-2345 Section (c) to conduct deliberations concerning labor negotiations or to acquire an interest in real property which is not owned by a public agency as provided in Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, Houser and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 8:45 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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