August 1, 2016

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 August 1, 2016.

Roll Call

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

City Staff

Present were City Clerk Hollye Lierman, Treasurer Kathy Lehr, Waterworks Clerk Brenda Aquiso, Public Works Director Todd Bunn, Police Chief Chris Ward & Library Director Cindy Bigler.

Purpose:

The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the increases and decreases anticipated in revenue and expenses for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

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 August 1, 2016. Pledge of Allegiance was led by City Clerk Hollye Lierman.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Aaron Wert – Riedesel Engineering

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 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. Accounts Payable in the amount of $202,912.00
  2. Payroll in the amount of $147,749.85
  3. Building Permits
No. Date Name House Street Use  Value   Fee 
22-16 7/18/16 Gooding School District 1050 7th W Storage  $          1,000.00  $         38.75
23-16 7/19/16 Lawrence Edge 705 Wyoming Porch  $        12,600.00  $         63.02
24-16 7/20/16 Laurie Weatherly 714 4th E Fence  $          1,700.00  $         30.00
 $        15,300.00  $       131.77

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Aaron Wert – Riedesel Engineering: Mr. Wert stated the Cultural Report was submitted last Tuesday. They expect to see the draft E.A. this week and they will then be able to review it.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Gooding Municipal Airport FBO Sale and Lease Back Agreement: No discussion at this time.

Gooding Municipal Airport Hanger Application: No discussion at this time.

Airport Manager Agreement: No discussion at this time.

Airport Fuel Concession Lease Agreement: No discussion at this time.

Gooding Water Project: PWD Bunn stated that we have not yet received the letter of engagement from the firm that we want to represent us against Industrial Builders. Councilman France made a motion to give the Mayor blanket authority to move forward with whatever may be required and reserve the approval of the final negotiation by the Mayor and Council. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Resolution 243 – Authorization for Mayor to sign the Supplemental Agreement to the original Union Pacific Railroad Agreement #145871: PWD Bunn stated in 1988 an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad to place a water line under their railroad tracks, on their right of way, at the crossing of Oregon Street. This Supplemental Agreement allows us to go in on the upcoming project and upsize that line and to do so there is a $1,000.00 license fee that will need to be paid to Union Pacific Railroad. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to pass Resolution No. 243 authorizing the Mayor to sign the Supplemental Agreement to the original Union Pacific Railroad Agreement #145871 dated November 04, 1988. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried unanimously. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to pay the $1,000.00 license fee to Union Pacific Railroad. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.

Approval to move the Irrigation Fund balance in the checking to the Water Department Fund: Councilman France made a motion to approve moving the irrigation fund balance in the checking to the water department fund. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.

Notice of Award for the Animal Shelter: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to award the construction of the Animal Shelter to Pierson Construction with the contract price of $152,400.00. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.

Construction Agreement for the Animal Shelter: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to authorize the Mayor to sign the Construction Agreement between the City of Gooding and Pierson Construction for the Animal Shelter. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward: Police Chief Chris Ward stated on August 15th he will be doing a lock down drill with Officer Thiemann and the school staff. They will also do a presentation about what people look like on drugs so the staff knows what to look for.

We have been having issues with the alarm system in the City Hall building. Officer Thiemann has been receiving calls at 3:00 am for a medical alarm at City Hall. Pinnacle Technologies has been here to find the problem and they can’t seem to find the issue. They said it may be the phone lines. We received a bid for $1,129.00 from Pinnacle Technologies to install a cellular system for the fire alarm and security system. It would then work off of a cellular module instead of a land line. Chief Ward will be contacting Pinnacle Technologies to get more information.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey stated he will have his trucks parked on Main Street and 7th Ave West on the first day of school to remind citizens to slow down. His department assisted Idaho Power with some limbs that had fallen along with some other citizens whose limbs had fallen.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn: PWD Bunn stated we have started running the ad for the RFQ Engineering. It will be published this week and next week. The deadline will be August 19, 2016 to submit the proposals. We will need to form a committee to go through applicants and to make a decision.

All the paving is complete around the fuel tanks at the airport.

His crew will be getting Main Street and the business area ready for the parade.

Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler stated that she has had a very successful reading program. She presented the July 2016 library stats to the Council.

Attorney Craig 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 74-206 Section (f) to communicate with legal counsel at 7:58  pm. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye. Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 8:17 p.m.

Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to use our City Attorney if he is willing or hire an attorney to pursue the demolition of the E & W building at 134 3rd Ave E, Gooding, ID 83330. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m.

ATTEST:

Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                         Walter C. Nelson- Mayor

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