July 21, 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 July 21, 2014.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

None

Purpose

The proposed budget from July 14, 2014 was revised to include proposed changes.  The proposed budget was discussed and the Council agreed on the tentative budget for FY2015.

There being no further business, the meeting 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 July 21, 2014.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

None

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 France moved to approve the Consent Calendar.

  1. Minutes of the June 16, 23 & July 7, 14 2014 Meetings

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Dan Olmstead- Idaho Power Franchise Agreement:  Dan Olmstead, Community Relations Representative for Idaho Power, formally introduced the Idaho Power Franchise Agreement to the Gooding City Council.  This franchise authorized Idaho Power to construct, operate and maintain its electric utility facilities in and upon the streets, highways and other public places within the City’s corporate limits, and also provides for Idaho Power’s payment of franchise fee of 1% to the City of Gooding.

Unfinished Business

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 Engineers will be finishing the survey and legal description soon.

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

France, Basterrechea, Wagner & Bunn- Audit Contract:  Councilwoman Houser moved to authorize the Mayor’s signature on the France, Basterrechea, Wagner & Bunn audit contract.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Councilpersons Houser, Magnelli and Arkoosh voted aye.  Councilman France abstained from the vote.

New Business

FY2014-15 Budget:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to accept and publish the tentative budget for FY2015.  Motion seconded Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Flextechs Contract:  Councilwoman Houser moved to authorize the Mayor’s signature on the Flextechs Contract for IT Services.  Motion seconded by Councilman France.  Motion carried unanimously.

Beer and Wine License- El Toro:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve El Toro for a beer and wine license.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Operation Face-lift:  The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization awarded the Historic Gooding Bed and Breakfast with the bronze award for most improved business.

2014 State Controller’s Conference–  City Clerk Hall reported that she does not want to attend this conference and Council agreed.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward:  Police Chief Chris Ward reported that he met with Don Gill regarding traffic control for the Gooding County Fair & Rodeo and also plans to have a “Safe Kids” booth at the fair this year.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  None

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  None

Library Director Cindy Bigler:  None

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 and there being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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