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 October 17, 2016. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Police Chief Chris Ward.
Present were Mayor Nelson, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Magnelli. Councilwoman Houser was not present.
Present were Seth Mathews, Reid Blackburn, Josh Wallin and Travis Curtis – Fisher’s Technology and Rhonda Ascuena – Gooding Police Department.
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:
- Minutes of the October 3, 2016 Meeting
Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.
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.
Planning & Zoning Vacancy: No discussion at this time.
Zoning Consultant Proposal by Ami Bennett: No discussion at this time.
Fisher’s Technology – Electronic Filing System & I.T.: Fisher’s Technology presented a technology recommendation for I.T. services and for a Document Management System, Laserfische. The recommendation includes a monthly cost summary of software, hardware and professional services for both the Laserfische and I.T.
Appointment for Urban Renewal Board: Mayor Nelson made the following appointment for the Gooding Urban Renewal Board for a 4 year term: Karolyn Gaines. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment to the Gooding Urban Renewal Board and Commissions. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried unanimously.
Authorization for Clerk Aquiso and Clerk Lierman to attend the AIC Workshop in Twin Falls on November 15, 2016: Councilman France made a motion to allow Clerk Aquiso and Clerk Lierman to attend the AIC Workshop in Twin Falls on November 15, 2016. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.
Approval for Verizon Wireless Sign Permit: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the Verizon Wireless Sign Permit. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.
Approval for M & W Market Sign Permit: Councilman France made a motion to approve the M & W Market Sign Permit. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried unanimously.
Public Works Director Vacancy: Public Works Director Todd Bunn will be retiring March 2017. City Clerk Lierman put together a job description and publication for the job opening. PWD Bunn suggested a hiring committee be formed. Mayor Nelson suggested the City Council as the hiring committee. All applications will go to City Clerk Lierman. Mayor Nelson asked Clerk Lierman to publish the job opening as soon as possible.
Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler was not present.
Public Works Director Todd Bunn: PWD Bunn stated the next 2 weeks his crew will be busy working on the East Park project. They have finished up patching for this year. They will try to do some tree removal depending on the weather. Fall Clean Up Week will be the first week in November.
Fire Chief Brandon Covey: Fire Chief Brandon Covey was not present.
Police Chief Chris Ward: Police Chief Chris Ward stated the clown incident has been resolved at the school.
His department will be participating in No Shave November. Each officer will pay $25.00 each to grow a beard. They will be accepting donations from the citizens for the event. If they raise $1,000.00 he will allow them to continue into December. Last year for the event they were able to help 2 families in need for Christmas.
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. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France and Magnelli voted aye. Motion carried.
The meeting reconvened at 8:30 pm.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Hollye Lierman- City Clerk Walter C. Nelson – Mayor