July 20, 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 July 20, 2016.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Nelson, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Magnelli. Councilwoman Houser was not present.

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 July 20, 2016. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman France.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Nelson, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Magnelli. Councilwoman Houser was not present.

Visitors

Roy Prescott  – Prescott Center, Becca Pereira – Gooding Volunteer Group, Oksana Roth and Kyle Jones – Keller Associates.

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. Minutes of the June 20, 2016 Meeting
  2. Minutes of the June 27, 2016 Meeting
  3. Minutes of the July 5, 2016 Meeting
  4. Minutes of the July 11, 2016 Meeting

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Roy Prescott – Prescott Center: Mr. Prescott stated he is the current proprietor of the old hospital in Gooding. There are currently two businesses that are working out of the facility. Currently he is being billed for two sewer units and he is requesting to have the charges reduced to one units. After discussion Councilman France made a motion to reduce the sewer charges by $16.20 per month consisting of one unit. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.

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 Fuel Concession Lease Agreement: No discussion at this time.

Airport Manager Agreement: No discussion at this time.

Ordinance No. 700 – Water Backflow Cross Connection – 3rd & Final Reading: Attorney Hobdey read the 3rd and final reading of Ordinance No. 700. Councilman France made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 700. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Schedule Budget Workshop: a budget workshop is scheduled for August 25, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.

Authorization for City Clerk Lierman to attend the Caselle Software Training in Ketchum August 24th – 25th: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to allow City Clerk Lierman to attend the Caselle Software Training in Ketchum on August 24th – 25th. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.

Authorization for City Clerk Lierman and Clerk Aquiso to attend the ICCTFOA Institute 2016 on September 21st – 23rd in Idaho Falls: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to allow City Clerk Lierman and Clerk Aquiso to attend the ICCTFOA Institute on September 21st – 23rd in Idaho Falls. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.

Flextechs Antivirus 3 Year Renewal Quote: City Clerk Lierman stated the antivirus on the computers is soon to expire. Flextechs recommended a 3 year antivirus for 15 computers in the amount of $416.85. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the Flextechs Antivirus quote for 3 years in the amount of $416.85. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.

France, Basterrechea, Wagner & Bunn, Chtd. – Authorization for Mayor to sign the yearly audit contract: Councilman Arkoosh moved to authorize the Mayor’s signature on the France, Basterrechea, Wagner & Bunn audit contract.  Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Councilpersons Magnelli and Arkoosh voted aye.  Councilman France abstained from the vote.

Donation/Sponsor for the Gooding Volunteer Group: Becca Pereira stated the Gooding Volunteer Group will not be able to hold the Swim Under the Stars event because the lights are not working at the City Pool. They will not be able to fix the lights until the pool is completely drained. They have received the $10,000.00 donation from Glanbia. They will be putting up a booth at the Gooding County Fair in hopes to receive additional donations and sponsors. PWD Bunn stated the City would like to purchase the Sponsorship Kiosk in the amount of $2,500.00. Mrs. Pereira thanked the City on behalf of the Gooding Volunteer Group for their purchase.

Industrial Builders Pay Request #9: Mayor Nelson suggested discussion be held in executive session.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward: None.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Chief Covey was not present.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn: None.

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.

Executive Session:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to enter into executive session at 7:25 pm, in accordance with Idaho Code 74-206 Section (f) to communicate with legal counsel. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons France, Arkoosh and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

Meeting reconvened at 8:33 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:33 pm.

ATTEST:

Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                                Walter C. Nelson- Mayor

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