August 18, 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 August 18, 2014.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Nelson, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Houser.  Councilman Magnelli was not present.  Council President France presided over the meeting.



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

Councilman Arkoosh moved to add “Flextechs- Back-up Software for Servers to new items.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Houser voted aye.  Motion carried

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.)

Council President France 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 August 4, 2014 Meeting

Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business


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.

Idaho Power Franchise Ordinance- 689:  An Ordinance in accordance with Idaho Code 50-328, 50-329 and 50-329A granting a franchise to Idaho Power Company, was read by title for the second time.

Reminder:  North Canyon Strategic Planning Session:  Wednesday August 27, 2014 from 6-9 PM @ the Gooding Basque Center.  Mayor Walt Nelson and Councilman Vern France will attend.

New Business

Building Inspector Agreement:  The Building Inspector Memorandum of Agreement expires on September 30, 2014.  Councilwoman Houser moved to authorize Mayor Nelson to sign and accept the Memorandum of Agreement by and between the City of Gooding, Idaho and the County of Gooding, Idaho for building inspections services beginning October 1, 2014 and ending September 30, 2015.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Gooding Golf Course- Money from Recreation District:  The Recreation District is planning to give the Gooding Golf Course $5,000 this year to help with expense deficits and would like to know if they should write a check directly to the Golf Course or if it should go through the City.  After discussion, the Council decided to have the Recreation District send this year’s $5,000 directly to the Golf Course.

Request to live in 5th Wheel Trailer on Oschner Street until Spring:  The Council discussed a request for a citizen who wants to sell her 1970’s mobile home and then live on the property in a 5th wheel trailer until Spring when she wants to build a home.  The Council discussed the request and decided to uphold Ordinance 5-9-10 Section C which indicates that this request can only be granted for a 60 day period.  The Council said that if the citizen would like to come into a council meeting then they would reconsider the request.

Request to build an indoor shooting range in the Gooding Seed building:  The applicant withdrew this request as she changed her mind.

Flextechs- Back-up Software for Servers:  The Council was presented with 2 quotes for Storagecraft, a data back-up application for the City’s servers.  A subscription would cost $74.46 per month or to purchase the application would cost $1,272.38.  The Council was also presented with 2 cloud back-up solutions.  Barracuda 490 could back-up 4 terabytes of data and would cost $5,000 for the initial set-up and approximately $2,000 per year for updates and instant replacement.  Barracuda 690 could back-up 8 terabytes of data and would cost $10,000 and approximately $3,000 per year for updates and instant replacement.  The Council asked City Clerk Hall to look into other Cloud options and ask additional questions about the Storagecraft replication options listed on the quote.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward:  Police Chief Chris Ward was not present.

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

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  Public Works Director Todd Bunn reported that the draft of the well monitoring plan for the recharge project has been finished and is in review for approval with the Department of Environmental Quality.

Library Director Cindy Bigler:  Library Director Cindy reported that Body Balance donated $340.00 to the Gooding Library.

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.  Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Houser voted aye.  Motion carried.

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




Morri Hall- City Clerk                                                            Walter C. Nelson- Mayor


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