September 19, 2016

Regular Meeting

The regular meeting of the 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 19, 2016.  Pledge of Allegiance was led by Police Chief Chris Ward.

Roll Call

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


Present were Becca Pereira and Dallas Scoffield – Gooding Volunteer Group, Denver Price and Karolyn Gaines – World Wide Properties and Scott Allen – JUB Engineers.

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

Councilman France made a motion to add Gooding Golf Course to the agenda. Councilwoman Houser seconded the motion. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli 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 France moved to approve:

  1. Minutes of the September 6, 2016 Meeting

Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried unanimously.

Visitors Business

Gooding Volunteer Group: Dallas Scoffield stated the new installation of the East Park equipment will be October 24th through October 29th. The old equipment has been removed. They are looking for volunteers to help install the equipment. They would like 50 – 100 volunteers per shift. They are asking for volunteers to not only help build but to also help serve food, sort screws, etc. The shifts will be 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm. They will be providing child care. Children 10 – 13 years old can work with a parent and children 14 years up can work alone. They are looking to borrow tools, tables, extension cords and anything that may help the build go as quickly as possible.

Becca Pereira stated the Gooding Volunteer Group greatly appreciated the $2,500.00 the City of Gooding donated for the kiosk. The Group is still $5,000.00 short of their $150,000.00 goal. They still have multiple sponsors in the works. Mrs. Pereira asked the Council to help the Group a little bit more by becoming a life time supporter in addition to being a component sponsor. They are hoping for a $10,000.00 donation to cover costs of food and the purchase of equipment rentals. If the money donated by the City is not used it will roll forward to the next project. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to donate $10,000.00 from the park budget to the Gooding Volunteer Group. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.

Public Comment


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: No discussion at this time.

New Business

Annexation for Worldwide Properties: Karolyn Gaines and Denver Price, DBA Worldwide Properties, have requested that the real property located at 924 4th Ave W and 926 4th Ave W be annexed into the city limits of Gooding. The property contains 12.65 acres. The proposed use of the property is a single family dwelling subdivision to be zoned R-1 residential. In partnership with New Innovate Properties, LLP, the new subdivision will have a proposed 43 total, energy efficient, single family homes. The proposed lot sizes will vary from 6,500 to 12,500 square feet, and the proposed home sizes will vary between 1,600 and 2,000 square feet. Also proposed, within the subdivision, is an approximate 30,000 square foot community park, a public sewer lift station, two storm water retention basins and a landscaped entryway. Mrs. Gaines believes strongly that this development will benefit the community of Gooding. She believes it will attract families to the City of Gooding, help with current housing needs, produce additional jobs for the community and provide benefits to the schools, library and grocery stores. Mrs. Gaines will present the plans to the City Planning and Zoning.

Urban Renewal: PWD Bunn stated there is a new vacancy on the Urban Renewal Board. Carmen Korsen has resigned. Currently on the board serving on the Urban Renewal Board are Todd Bunn, Larry Rice, Susan Bolton and George Yerion. The new board person cannot be in real estate.

Since Carmen Korsen resigned, she also served as the secretary. PWD Bunn suggested the City Clerk be the secretary for the Urban Renewal Board.

ICRMP Invoice Approval: Councilman France made a motion to approve the ICRMP Invoice in the amount of $20,249.50. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Neighborhood Clean Up: Mayor Nelson stated a neighborhood group, East of Main, South of 4th and North of the river, would like to do a neighborhood clean-up in October. They would like to use the City trucks to haul off yard waste and debris. PWD Bunn stated he would be able to deliver the trucks but they will need to sort their loads accordingly. Mayor Nelson will contact the group.

Airport Engineering Agreement with Graham, Dietz and Associates (GDA): GDA has presented the 5 year agreement to the City of Gooding. GDA has requested to be names as an additional insurer on the City’s insurance policy. ICRMP responded and stated Idaho Code 6-923 allows for political subdivisions to purchase insurance for themselves and their employees. Governmental entities do not have the lawful authority to purchase insurance on behalf of any individual, association or corporation. PWD Bunn suggested the approval of the 5 year generalized agreement with the exception that the 3 entities, Graham, Dietz and Associates, Jviation and Allwest, not be names as additional insured on the City’s insurance. Councilman France made a motion to approve the GDA Agreement with the exception of page 2 of 2, Exhibit G. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Gooding Golf Course: Mayor Nelson has met with the Country Club Secretary, Shelley Comstock, to review the quarterly report. The Golf Course will need funds after October 1st to cover expenses.

Department Reports

Library Director Cindy Bigler:  Library Director Cindy Bigler presented the stats for the month of August.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn:  PWD Bunn stated he was approached by Doug Woods. They would like to haul dirt from his other property in town to fill a large hole at the demolition site but needs a way to load the dirt and Mr. Woods has asked PWD Bunn if the City may be able to assist. The Council has no objection on helping Mr. Woods.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey stated he has had an employee helping Mr. Woods with the demolition of his building. Mark McKinney has been driving the Rural Fire dump truck to haul off debris. His crew has been going out on drill night and putting up more address signs. The EMS crew has been using the signs and appreciates having them. Some of his fireman attended the Rock Creek Fire Academy last week. Six of his crew are going to Donnelly this weekend to the Central Fire Academy.

Police Chief Chris Ward:  Police Chief Chris Ward stated Officer Chris Knott is doing well. He did not require surgery. He is expected to be back to full duty on Friday. He is in the office this week on light duty. Ward has been working night shift and during that time he had a stolen vehicle report on 3rd East. They were able to locate the vehicle to an address in the County. They found the suspect and chased her until she was arrested. The next night Officer Wrigley stopped a vehicle. An arrest was made on a suspect that had a warrant.

City Clerk Hollye Lierman:  City Clerk Hollye Lierman submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.

Attorney Craig Hobdey:  Attorney Hobdey 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 and personnel.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye.  Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 8:08 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.



Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                        Walter C. Nelson – Mayor

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