November 17, 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 November 17, 2014.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Arkoosh.

Roll Call

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



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


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 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 November 3, 2014 Meeting
  2. Beer, Wine and Liquor Licenses

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Unfinished Business

Annexation of Rural Fire Department Land:  Attorney Craig Hobdey stated that he met with the City Planning & Zoning and prepared a Notice of Hearing. The Hearing will be December 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Rangen Water Call: Attorney Hobdey presented the Water Conveyance Contract to the Mayor and Council. The Water Conveyance Contract is between the American Falls Reservoir District No. 2 and the Idaho cities of Bliss, Burley, Carey, Declo, Dietrich, Gooding, Hazelton, Heyburn, Jerome, Paul, Richfield, Rupert, Shoshone and Wendell. The purpose of the Contract is to provide the conditions for the delivery of water into the AFRD2 Canal and to the City of Gooding Gooding Recharge Site for the purposes of managed recharge to assist with stabilizing the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.

New Business

Employee Appreciation: Public Works Director Todd Bunn stated the employees of the City of Gooding in previous years have received a gift card from Cooks Foodtown from the City of Gooding for Christmas. Councilwoman Houser stated when money was tight for the City of Gooding, the Council decided not to receive a gift card. Councilwoman Houser made a motion to have the Council added back onto the list for the Christmas gift cards and the amount to be $50.00. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried unanimously.

NDB Contract Renewal: PWD Bunn stated the NDB Contract is an agreement that the City of Gooding renews every year for Vaisala to do the maintenance on the beacon. The contract total is $4980.00. Councilman France made the motion to authorize the Mayor to sign the NDB Contract. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.

Skate Park Design Contract: PWD Bunn stated Contract No. 001 is with Dreamland Skateparks LLC. Dreamland Skateparks LLC was the company that we awarded the Design Contract to. Attorney Hobdey and PWD Bunn have reviewed the contract. The first meeting for Dreamland Skateparks to get the community involved with the process will be December 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Councilman Arkoosh made the motion to accept the Design and Construction Contract from Dreamland Skateparks LLC. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward: Police Chief Chris Ward stated his office has had a very busy week. Monday they had a 19 hour day, they did a search warrant on the 700 block on 5th Ave W. This was Detective Thiemann’s first week as a Detective. Her first day on the job, they retrieved two pounds of marijuana out of the house and they got warrants for both people in the house that were living there. Saturday the Police Department was called by the Fire Department, regarding a house fire on the 100 block of 10th Ave W. While the Fireman were knocking walls down in the home, they found marijuana growing in one of the closets. The Police received a search warrant for the home and they retrieved the plants, grow lights, Miracle Grow, and other possessions used to grow the marijuana. Office Manzo caught the civilian that was trying to leave the scene and he is now in jail.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Not Present.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn: PWD Bunn stated that the City has final approval from BLM and the final approval from DEQ on everything. The two monitoring wells have been drilled. Hopefully by the end of the week we will have the pumps and power done and sampling by next week.

Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler stated the Financial Literacy Fair didn’t turn out great but she feels that it was a lower turn out due to the football game. Cindy thanked the Council for being so nice to work with and for their support.

Attorney Hobdey: Attorney Hobdey submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.

City Clerk Hollye Lierman:  City Clerk Hollye Lierman 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, Magnelli and Houser voted aye.  Motion carried.

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


Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                                    Walter C. Nelson- Mayor



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