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 September 6, 2016. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Public Works Director Todd Bunn.
Present were Mayor Nelson, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Houser. Councilman Magnelli was not present.
Jim Mullin – Keller Associates, Kent Atkin – JUB Engineering, Pat Baker – Baker Insurance, Mike Kelley – Gooding Animal Control, Melissa Berry – Southern Idaho Tourism and Jeff Hough – SIEDO
Changes to Agenda (Idaho Code 67-2343 Sec 4 (b))
(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.
- Accounts Payable in the amount of $96,018.18
- Payroll in the amount of $135,789.59
- Building Permits
Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.
Pat Baker – Baker Insurance: Ms. Baker congratulated the City for receiving the discount from ICRMP. ICRMP is continuing the terrorism coverage and also domestic terrorism coverage. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to reject the endorsement for terrorism and to go with the statewide policy. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried unanimously.
Jeff Hough – SIEDO: Mr. Hough is the new Executive Director at SIEDO. He would like to begin a Partnership Agreement between SIEDO and the City of Gooding. He would like to come back and present the agreement to the Council in October.
Melissa Barry – Southern Idaho Tourism: Melissa Barry is the new Executive Director for Southern Idaho Tourism. Southern Idaho Tourism promotes tourism in our region. Ms. Barry presented the stats to the Council and asked the Council to continue to support Southern Idaho Tourism. Ms. Barry requested to be included into the City’s 2017 budget for the annual amount of $300.00.
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: No discussion at this time.
Building Inspector Agreement: After review of the Building Inspector Agreement, Councilman France made a motion to approve the Building Inspector Agreement for 2017. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.
Vaisala Agreement: Vaisala Inc. has assigned Contract No. US0000783SER to DBT Transportation Services LLC effective August 1, 2016.
Idaho Community Forestry Program Advisor Agreement – Authorization to sign: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the Community Forestry Advisor Agreement. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried unanimously.
Oath of Office – Chris Knott: Police Chief Chris Ward stated Office Chris Knott was not able to attend the Council Meeting for the Oath of Office due to an on duty injury.
601 Oregon Street: Will be discussed by Chief Ward in his department report.
Authorization for Clerk Lierman to attend the Fall 2016 PRIMA Training on October 12, 2016: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to allow City Clerk Lierman to attend the Fall 2016 PRIMA. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried unanimously.
Police Chief Chris Ward: Police Chief Chris Ward stated he has sent letters to citizens regarding property clean up. Most have followed through and cleaned up their property but he would like the Councils guidance on what procedure they would like him to follow with those citizens that have not yet cleaned their property. Attorney Hobdey would like to meet with Chief Ward and Ordinance Officer Kelley to discuss letters that need to be sent.
Fire Chief Brandon Covey: Fire Chief Brandon Covey was not present.
Public Works Director Todd Bunn: PWD Bunn stated he has been working with the Gooding Volunteer Group on the East Park project. They would like to begin the project on October 24th. It will be a 5 to 6 day build and over 100 volunteers. The City will be removing the old equipment and the sprinklers will need to be revamped. So far the group has raised $150,000.00. They have not received what they had hoped and may need to cut some equipment out of the plans. PWD Bunn asked the Council to consider using some budgeted carry over from the parks budget to help them purchase the equipment. The Council would like to meet with the Gooding Volunteer Group.
PWD Bunn also stated that Dale Thomas, Mayor Nelson, Councilman France and himself have meet with the engineering companies to oversee the Gooding Municipal Airport. The Committee recommended Graham, Dietz and Associate Engineering from Cody, Wyoming. Councilman France made a motion to employ GDA Engineering to be the Gooding Municipal Airport Engineering Firm for the next five years. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried unanimously.
Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler was not present.
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 8:02 pm. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Houser voted aye. Motion carried.
The meeting reconvened at 8:40 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Hollye Lierman- City Clerk Walter C. Nelson- Mayor