February 17, 2015

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 February 17, 2015. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Nelson.

Roll Call

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


Present were Jason Neil and Johnathan Canales.

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

Councilman France moved to add “Building Permit for John Scott Real Estate at 430 Main St.”, “Jason Neil – Main Street Program” and “Water Bills” to the agenda under New Business.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, Houser, Magnelli and France 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.)

Mayor 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 February 2, 2015 Meeting

Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business


Public Comment


Unfinished Business

Annexation of the Rural Fire Department Land:  Attorney Craig Hobdey read proposed Ordinance 690 which states certain land lies contagious or adjacent to the city limits of the City of Gooding, County of Gooding, Idaho; and fixing the zoning designation thereof as commercial; and declaring said land to be a part of the City of Gooding, County of Gooding, State of Idaho.

Rangen Water Call: Attorney Hobdey stated the Director has issued his order on the mitigation for the cities. The Director has approved the plan to run water into the Gooding Recharge Site.

Attorney Hobdey asked for the approval for the Mayor to sign the agreement for the use for the Recharge Site. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to give the Mayor authority to sign the agreement for the use for the City of Gooding’s Recharge Site. Councilman France seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Gooding Country Club Lease:  Gooding Country Club lease is tabled for a work session on February 23, 2015.

Dog Shelter: Public Works Director Todd Bunn stated he has received a few estimates for the dog shelter. The estimate for the block and the block laying is to be around $15,000.00. The estimate for the interior, roof, windows, lumber and doors is around $7,000.00. PWD Bunn stated he is still gathering estimates and will present them when he has them.

Land Purchase from Gooding Urban Renewal Agency: Mayor Nelson stated he will be attending the Gooding Urban Renewal Agency meeting on Thursday February 19, 2015. The Gooding Urban Renewal Agency felt the offer presented from the City of Gooding was not sufficient enough and would like to discuss another proposal.

Skate Park: PWD Bunn presented the Council with the final design of the skate park. Ground breaking will be on April 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm and Glanbia will be there presenting the City of Gooding with a $30,000.00 check.

Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to accept the final design for the skate park. Councilman Magnelli seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Liberty Lawn Care Proposal: PWD Bunn stated Liberty Lawn Care, LLP approached the City of Gooding with a proposal to spray pre-emergent in approximately 8.5 acres of alley ways for the cost of $3,187.50. PWD Bunn stated the City is not licensed to spray certain chemicals and would like the City to try the pre-emergent in the alleys so that we could get weed control in our alleys. Liberty Lawn Care, LLP would like to get started right away due to the warm weather we are having. City Clerk Hollye Lierman will be informing the citizens of the pre-emergent.

Councilman France made a motion to accept the proposal from Liberty Lawn Care, LLP in the amount of $3,187.50 to spray the pre-emergent in the alley ways. Councilman Magnelli seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Sign Permit for Columbia Bank: Councilman Magnelli made a motion to approve the sign permit for Columbia Bank at 746 Main Street. Councilman Arkoosh seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Sign Permit for John Scott Real Estate: Councilman Arkoosh moved to approve the sign permit for John Scott Real Estate at 430 Main Street. Councilman France seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Jason Neil – Main Street Program: Jason Neil stated on February 19, 2015 Jerry Miller from the Idaho Department of Commerce and Julia Oxarango- Ingram from Southern Idaho Rural Development will be speaking at the Chamber of Commerce meeting informing business owners about the Gooding Main Street Program. Mr. Neil stated the Gooding Main Street Program, in conjunction with the national program, would like to preserve the traditions and bring new residents and businesses into Gooding. The Main Street Program encourages businesses to get grants and to bring money into the community along with business owners to beautify and encourage business growth.

Water Bills: Mayor Nelson would like to schedule the discussion of the water bills for the work session on February 23, 2015. Mayor Nelson asked the City Clerk to disregard any turn offs that are scheduled for February that are only 1 month delinquent.

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: PWD Bunn stated the Tree Yard is now open. The old pile is completely gone. PWD Bunn would like the Council to discuss that in the fall we could offer the pile to the highest bidder instead of giving it away truck loads at a time.  He also stated we will let the pile grow and in the winter they can grind the pile all at once.

PWD Bunn stated he had a gentleman approach him with putting in a welding shop in the building on the corner of Hwy 46 and Hwy 26. The zoning ordinance does not have anything regarding welding shops but he feels it would classify as fabrication and fabrication falls under the Industrial Zone. The building located at 2299 Main Street is zoned as Commercial. The Council feels a welding shop is not compatible with the location. They would like to see him in the Industrial Area if he would like to pursue a welding shop.

PWD Bunn stated the water rights that we have allow us to develop 2 wells of 1600 gallons per minute each. There is no guarantee that when we drill the wells that they will actually produce 1600 gallons per minute. PWD Bunn doesn’t feel the South Site will have a problem producing 1600 gallons per minute. There is already a 12 inch line and if we can produce 1600 gallons per minute it would be able to handle it. PWD Bunn stated the North Site has an 8 inch line which travels for about 2300 feet which would handle 800 gallons per minute through that line. PWD Bunn asked the Council if they would like to go ahead and develop that well for a capacity at 1600 gallons per minute as far as drilling size of the well but put a smaller motor and backup generator and a smaller frequency drive on there. The difference it makes if we are not going to upsize another line out to the well within the next 4-5 years the backup generator would cost $50,000.00 to $100,000.00 whether you are doing 125 horsepower or 200 horsepower. PWD Bunn feels it’s better to develop a well that is large enough that later you can go back and put a larger pump, motor and a frequency drive on it and develop it now as an 800 gallon per minute well. Mayor Nelson feels the City should go ahead with the 1600 gallons per minute well in the Industrial Park.

Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler was not present.

Attorney Craig Hobdey: Attorney Craig 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.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.



Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                                  Walter C. Nelson- Mayor

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