July 5, 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 5, 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, Public Works Director Todd Bunn, Police Chief Chris Ward, Fire Chief Brandon Covey & 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 5, 2016. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Eagle Scout Adam Baker.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Adam Baker – Troop 32, Dallas Scoffield and Amber Turner – Gooding Volunteer Group, Sheryl Baker, Pat Nelson, Patrick Nelson, Maggie Nelson, Hannah Nelson and Samuel Nelson.

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

Councilman France made a motion to add Gooding Volunteer Group to the agenda. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.

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 $98,209.89
  2. Payroll in the amount of $143,697.56
  3. Building Permits
No. Date Name House Street Use  Value   Fee 
18-16 6/6/16 Gooding Springs Calvary Chapel 1120 Montana Alteration  $   10,500.00  $   310.61
19-16 6/8/16 Technology Associates for Verizon 775 Agri Lane Pre Fab  $     7,500.00  $   241.31
20-16 6/14/16 Leslie Wolverton 402 Wyoming Fence  $     2,600.00  $     30.00
21-16 6/21/16 North Canyon Medical Center 267 N Canyon Dr Storage  $   44,640.00  $   972.86
 $   65,240.00  $1,554.78
   

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Adam Baker – Troop 32: Mr. Baker stated for his Eagle Project he painted and secured the benches in the grass area at City Hall and he also improved the pathway to the cement pad. He had 15-16 helpers from his troop. Mayor Nelson & the Council thanked him for his hard work and thought it looked very nice.

Dallas Scoffield & Amber Turner – Gooding Volunteer Group: Mrs. Scoffield and Mrs. Turner stated the Gooding Volunteer Group has received a $10,000.00 grant from Glanbia. They have $29,000.00 left to raise for the equipment by October 2016. They will be setting up a booth at the Gooding County Fair and they will be hosting a Swim Under the Stars event. They have asked the City of Gooding to participate and would appreciate any donation or support from the City. They would also like to do another Movie in the Park event but as they are trying to raise money they are looking for ways to save money. Mrs. Scoffield asked the Council if the City would be interested in sponsoring the event and covering the copyright issue and the Gooding Volunteer Group would take care of the rest of the event.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Gooding Municipal Airport FBO Sale and Lease Back Agreement: PWD Bunn will schedule a meeting with Airport Manager Dale Thomas.

Gooding Municipal Airport Hanger Application: PWD Bunn will schedule a meeting with Airport Manager Dale Thomas.

Airport Manager Agreement: PWD Bunn will schedule a meeting with Airport Manager Dale Bunn.

Airport Fuel Concession Lease Agreement: PWD Bunn will schedule a meeting with Airport Manager Dale Thomas.

Water Backflow Cross Connection Ordinance – 2nd Reading: The second reading of the Water Backflow Cross Connection Ordinance was read by Attorney Hobdey.

New Business

Schedule Budget Workshop: A budget workshop has been scheduled for July 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward: Police Chief Chris Ward stated he sent Officer Newland and Officer Medsker to a 10 hour Lone Wolf Active Shooter Training in Rupert. When the school teachers are back to work Chief Ward would like to meet with them to go over policies and procedures of what to do in the case of an active shooter.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey stated the Fireman’s BBQ went well. Numbers were down but it was a good turnout.

His department did a live fire on Wednesday.

They have had 26 calls since the last meeting.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn: None.

Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler presented the June 2016 library stats to the Council. Computers stats are up. She was able to get 16 chrome books and when the computers are full she is able to let the patrons waiting for a computer use a chrome book. 2 out of 10 computers are down in the library and she is not able to repair them. Summer reading is going great. They have issued 26 new cards this month, which is an all-time record.

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 7:31  pm. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Magnelli voted aye. Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 7:58 p.m.

PWD Bunn stated at the last Council Meeting Industrial Builders Pay Request #8 was approved. Industrial Builders had delivered the sound panels for the north well. PWD Bunn and the Engineers from Keller Associates had an opportunity to inspect the panels. They noticed unfinished welds and damage to the panels. They were delivered laying down when they should not have been delivered in that position. A decision was made by PWD Bunn and the Engineers to not accept or pay for the panels. Industrial Builders will need to submit a new pay request.  Councilman Arkoosh moved to resend Pay Request #8 in the amount of $32,000.00 due to the damage done to the sound panels reported by PWD Bunn and the advice from the Engineers. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

 

ATTEST:

Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                         Walter C. Nelson- Mayor

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