May 5 2014

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 May 5, 2014.

 Roll Call

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

 Visitors

 Present were Smokey Legarreta, Shelly Mason, Joleen Toone, Kelly McIntyre, David Butler, Rod Thomas, James Anderson Jr., Shelley Comstock, Tim Pierson and Rob Elvis.

 Purpose

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the revenue and expenditures of the Gooding Country Club and Golf Course.  They have been losing money for many years and will not be able to remain open if the Gooding Recreation (Rec) District and City of Gooding cannot contribute $50,000 this year.  As the golf course membership ages, the number of people signing up has dwindled.  The golf course would like to work with the Rec District to help create future generations of golfers and provide a lifetime sport for adults.

The Recreation District and the City of Gooding will discuss the issue and hold another meeting at a later date.

 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 May 5, 2014.

 Roll Call

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

 Visitors

 Present was Ben Peck from Region IV Development.

 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 Arkoosh moved to approve the Consent Calendar. 

 1.      Minutes of the April 15 & 21, 2014 Meetings

2.      Accounts Payable in the amount of $89,609.82

3.      Payroll in the amount of $110,261.86

4.      Fireworks Permit- Jared Jensen

5.      Building Permits

No.

Date

Name

House

Street

Use

 Value

 Fee

08-14

4/3/14

Javier Magana-Rodriguez

612

Utah Street

Door

 $        700.00

 $     39.96

09-14

4/20/14

Dave Morrow

448

Orchard

New

 $ 102,000.00

 $1,356.68

10-14

4/15/14

Ed Hillman

730

Idaho

Fence

 $     1,000.00

 $     30.00

11-14

4/14/14

Theresa Thiemann

706

Utah Street

Fence

 $     3,000.00

 $     30.00

12-14

4/14/14

Kai Barkhald

222

Idaho

Fence

 $     2,500.00

 $     30.00

13-14

4/23/14

Eric Fuqua

521

Idaho

Fence

 $     2,000.00

 $     30.00

 Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 Visitors Business

Ben Peck- Region IV Development:  Ben Peck from Region IV Development addressed the Council regarding the Idaho Community Development Block Grant for $350,000.  The Idaho Department of Commerce announced that the City of Gooding will be awarded the grant for $350,000 to assist in funding the water improvement project.  Mr. Peck presented the project administration contract from Region IV Development for their part in administering the grant for the City of Gooding.

Councilman Arkoosh moved to authorize the Mayor’s signature on the Project Administration Contract for Region IV Development.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Unfinished Business

Airport Hanger Purchase:  The Fixed Base of Operation (FBO) 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.  LeMoyne Appraisal, LLC appraised the FBO at $530,000 but the appraisal did not include anything about income potential.  Public Works Director Todd Bunn will contact the current owner to ask for a proposal regarding terms for him to lease the FBO back from the City if it is purchased.

Annexation of Rural Fire Department Land:  The Council discussed the annexation of the Rural Fire Department Land into the City limits and whether other land owners around the property who receive city services should be annexed as well.  Attorney Hobdey advised the Council to have surveys done of the land they would like annexed and that he will need the legal descriptions to move forward.  The Council asked Public Works Director Todd Bunn to have three separate (3) surveys done so they have options available should any land owner contest annexation.

Budget Hearing: Scheduled for August 4, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Fence Ordinance:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn and Attorney Craig Hobdey will work together regarding the fence ordinance and bring the Council back a draft ordinance for further discussion.

Rangen Water Call:  Attorney Hobdey gave an update that the city had received a curtailment letter from the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) indicating that some water rights were going to be curtailed.  He has met with attorneys from other cities and IDWR and the culinary water would never be curtailed, it would just be the irrigation water and maybe some industrial use water.  The Rangen call no longer affects the City of Gooding’s wells however Attorney Hobdey predicts more water calls in the future and feels it is important for the effected cities to participate in the coalition of cities to show a united front.

Personnel Policy:  The Council decided they needed to take the personnel policy home to review and will discuss it again at a later time.

Planning & Zoning Commission- New Appointee needed:   The Mayor and members of the Council will reach out to the community to see who may be interested in serving on the P & Z Committee.

Library Cameras- Review Bid from Pinnacle Technologies, Inc.:  Several weeks ago the Library was vandalized and there was over $2,500 worth of books damaged.  The City received two (2) bids from Pinnacle Technologies, LLC for additional security cameras.  The first bid for $2,280.01 includes three (3) 700 line resolution cameras, two (2) high definition cameras, a 32” monitor and bracket plus installation.  The second bid for $4,734.02 includes eight (8) high definition cameras, a new DVR to handle the additional high definition, a 32” monitor and bracket plus installation.

Councilman France moved to accept the first bid from Pinnacle Technologies, Inc. for $2,280.01 to include three (3) 700 line resolution cameras, two (2) high definition cameras, a 32” monitor and bracket plus installation and that the money be paid out of the Capital Improvement Fund.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Municipal Fees:  Mayor Nelson reviewed all the City’s fees by department and asked the Council to consider which fees may need to be raised to support on-going services.  The Council will take the information under advisement and discuss fees in more detail during the budgeting process.

Operation Facelift:  Operation Facelift is scheduled for June 9-20, 2014.  The Council asked City Clerk Hall to talk to the Chamber about taking over the Operation Facelift Project.

Schedule Budget Work Session:  A budget work session of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was re-scheduled for 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on May 14, 2014.

 New Business

Airport Pavement Improvement Project:  A pre-bid conference is scheduled for interested contractors at 2:00 p.m. for the 2014 airport pavement improvement project on May 16, 2014, at the Gooding Municipal Airport in the Airport Pilot Lounge.  The actual bid will be on May 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Police Server upgrades: The final invoice for the police server and installation was $10,656.95.  Council Arkoosh moved to pay the invoice to Corporate Technology for $10,656.95 out of the Capital Improvement Fund.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Library- Bid for electrical outlet above the front door & additional electrical outlets throughout the library:  The City received 3 bids for the electrical work needed in the library.  The bids were as follows:  Anderson Electric- $1,005.00 / Magic Valley Electric- $1,227.64 / LDE Electric- $2057.19.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to accept the bid from Anderson Electric for $1,005.00 for the electrical work needed in the Library and that the money is to be taken out of the Capital Improvement Fund.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward:  Police Chief Chris Ward reported that he attended the PRIMA Risk Management training with Councilwoman Houser and City Clerk Hall on May 2nd and felt the training was very beneficial.  He will start doing performance reviews for his personnel starting in June.  Chief Ward will be attending an FBI Command College next week.

The Police Department went out to the Gooding Elementary School last week, read books to the kids and showed them the police cars etc.  The kids had a good time and had the opportunity to meet the Gooding Police.

Chief Ward also reported that his officers had to respond to a fatal crash in the canal along 7th Ave West.  He turned the investigation over to the State Police as the Gooding Police Department does not have the equipment to measure an accident scene that large. 

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey reported that the Fire Department has responded to twice as many calls this year then at the same time last year.   Chief Covey attended the Fire Chiefs Convention last week and helped write Legislation to advance fire protection.  He also attended a mass shooting training.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn reported that the new garbage truck driver started today and that irrigation season has officially started.

Library Director Cindy Bigler:  Library Director Cindy reported that the library served 1800 patrons, checked out over 2700 materials and read to 817 children for outreach events and story times.  The library also had 768 computer log-ins and over 381 people participated in the Science Technology Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Programs. 

Some events in May include boys 5th-7th grade book club on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm,       lap sit reading on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, story time on Thursdays at 10:00 am, girls 5th-7th grade book club on Thursdays at 4:00 pm, adult book club on Thursdays at 6:00 pm, Jr. builder club on Fridays at 4:00 pm, and May 26-31 is the Relay for Life “Paint the town purple” week.

City Clerk Morri Hall:  City Clerk Morri Hall submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.

 Executive Session:  Councilman France moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with Idaho Code 67-2345 Section (f) to communicate with legal counsel.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened and there being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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