January 6, 2014

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 January 6, 2014.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present was Pat Nelson.

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

None

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 16, 2013 Meeting
  2. Accounts Payable in the amount of $83,521.88
  3. Payroll in the amount of $111,566.24
  4. Building Permits

No.

Date

Name

House

Street

Use

 Value

 Fee

36-13

12/11/13

Gordo Development

820

Main Storage

 $  6,895.00

 $  227.34

37-13

12/19/13

Ana Ramos

537

Wyoming Remodel

 $  163.31

 $  31.73

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

None

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- 2nd reading of Ordinance 686:  Ordinance 686 amending City Code 11-5-4 regarding the height restrictions for buildings and other structures was read by title for the second time.

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 has contacted an appraiser and will report back to the Council when the appraisal is done.

Policy changes in the Police Department:   Chief Ward would like to simplify department policies regarding promotion and pay.  The Council would like a review of the financial impact of raises suggested by the new policy changes before making a decision.

New Business

Oath of Office- Walt Nelson:  City Clerk Morri Hall administered the oath of office to newly elected Mayor Walter C. Nelson.  Mayor Nelson signed the oath of office.

Certificate of Election- Walt Nelson:  Mayor Nelson was presented with a Certificate of Election and welcomed into office.

Oath of Office- Diane Houser:  City Clerk Morri Hall administered the oath of office to re-elected Councilwoman Diane Houser.  Councilwoman Houser signed the oath of office.

Certificate of Election- Diane Houser:  Councilwoman Houser was presented with a Certificate of Election and welcomed into office.

Oath of Office- Mel Magnelli:  City Clerk Morri Hall administered the oath of office to re-elected Councilman Mel Magnelli.  Councilman Magnelli signed the oath of office.

Certificate of Election- Mel Magnelli:  Councilman Magnelli was presented with a Certificate of Election and welcomed into office.

Elect Council President:  Mayor Nelson opened nominations for Council President.  Councilman Arkoosh nominated Vern France for Council President.  Councilwoman Houser seconded the motion.   Motion carried unanimously.   Councilman France accepted the nomination.

Schedule a meeting to review irrigation fees:  A work session of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was scheduled for 6:30 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on January 21, 2014.

Change meeting date for Martin Luther King Day:  The regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho on January 20, 2014 was re-scheduled to January 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho.

Authorization to purchase 3 desk scanners: Councilman France moved to purchase 3 Fijitsu color duplex document desk scanners for the Clerk’s office.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward:  Police Chief Chris Ward will be attending the Rotary lunch on Friday to talk to businesses about putting in surveillance cameras.

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

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn reported that the Department of Water Resources will start the review on the City’s water recharge project later this month.

Library Director Cindy Bigler:  Library Director Cindy Bigler reported that the library served 1200 patrons, checked out over 2600 materials, had 15 outreach events and 4 story times through the month of December.  The library has also been busy re-bar coding all the books to match the new circulation system.

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 (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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