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 December 19, 2016. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Mitch Arkoosh.
Present were Mayor Nelson, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli.
Present was David Norby and Gordon Ankeny.
Changes to Agenda (Idaho Code 67-2343 Sec 4 (b))
Councilman France made a motion to add an executive session to discuss legal matters to the agenda. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.
(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 December 5, 2016 Meeting
Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried unanimously.
David Norby – Gooding High School Baseball Chairman: Mr. Norby stated he would like to use 2 – 40 foot by 8 foot shipping containers for the new baseball dugouts. The containers will be modified by cutting out 30 feet on one side, use 10 feet of that and fold it in so that they can use it for storage. Mr. Norby stated that although there is an ordinance that does not allow the shipping containers within city limits he would like the Council to make an exception as they will not be used as shipping containers but they will be modified and improved by painting them and putting decals on them. Councilman France made a motion to approve the proposal of using shipping containers as a baseball dugout. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.
Gordon Ankeny: Mr. Ankeny expressed his concerns for the lack of handicapped parking in Gooding. He also expressed his concern about citizens parking in handicapped parking without a handicapped plate or sticker.
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.
Windy Acres Lease Renewal: Rescheduled for January 3, 2017.
Ordinance No. 702 Worldwide Properties, LLC Annexation – 3rd & Final Reading: Mayor Nelson read the 3rd and final reading of Ordinance No. 702. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to pass Ordinance No. 702 for the Worldwide Properties, LLC annexation. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.
2017 Gooding Municipal Airport Containment Lease Agreement with Thomas Helicopters, Dale Thomas (High Range Aviation) and Crop Jet Aviation, LLC: Councilman France made a motion to approve the 2017 Gooding Municipal Airport Containment Lease Agreement with Thomas Helicopters, Dale Thomas (High Range Aviation) and Crop Jet Aviation, LLC. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.
2017 Aerial Applicators Permit for Thomas Helicopters and Crop Jet Aviation: Councilman France made a motion to approve the 2017 Aerial Applicators Permit for Thomas Helicopters and Crop Jet Aviation. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.
National School Choice Proclamation: Councilwoman Houser made a motion to approve the National School Choice Proclamation. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried.
Annual Road & Street Report Review – Approve – Authorize Mayor’s Signature: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the Annual Road & Street Report. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried.
Police Chief Chris Ward – Surplus of 4 Vehicles: Chief Ward stated he has 3 sedans and 1 suburban that they took out of service. The 3 sedans will be transported to Boise and auctioned. The suburban will be taken to the Auction Barn in Twin Falls. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the auction of 3 – 2013 Ford Interceptor Sedans and 1 – 1995 Chevrolet Suburban. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.
Reschedule Meeting Date for New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr Day: Councilman France made a motion to reschedule the regular meeting date for January 2, 2017 to January 3, 2017 and the regular meeting date for January 16, 2017 to January 17, 2017. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.
Resolution No 245 – State of Idaho 457 Deferred Comp Plan: Councilman France made a motion to pass Resolution No 245 – State of Idaho 457 Deferred Comp Plan. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.
Luverne Shull Resignation: Prosecuting Attorney Luverne Shull resigned on November 14, 2016. Due to his resignation the agreement between Prosecuting Attorney Shull and the City of Gooding is terminated.
Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler thanked the Council for attending the library district meeting. She would like to schedule a work session to discuss with the Council about keeping the library in its current location.
Public Works Director Todd Bunn: None.
Fire Chief Brandon Covey: Fire Chief Brandon Covey stated his department has been busy. They have had over 20 calls for the month. The ambulance has been busy so his department is picking up the slack.
They reported to a fire in Wendell. While they were in the building the roof fell in. His crew was able to get out safely.
Police Chief Chris Ward: Police Chief Chris Ward stated Detective Jeromy Smith has been working on a lot of fraud cases for forged checks and credit cards. They have a warrant out for the suspect.
Officer Newland and Chief Ward will be going to Custer, Washington to pick up the new drug dog. George Parker III has offered to help fly Chief Ward and Officer Newland to pick up the new dog. Arie Roeloffs has donated his plane and half of the fuel and George Parker III will donate his time and the other half of the fuel.
Chief Ward requested a work session to discuss the Animal Shelter on January 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
City Clerk Hollye Lierman: City Clerk Hollye Lierman submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.
Attorney Craig Hobdey: Attorney Hobdey stated the Coalition of Cities have entered into a joint motion for an Order of Settling Agreement between the Coalition of Cities and the Surface Water Coalition by extending the 2016 agreement into 2017. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve continuing the agreement with the Surface Water Coalition for the water call. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried.
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, Houser and Magnelli voted aye. Motion carried.
The meeting reconvened at 8:06 pm.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Hollye Lierman- City Clerk Walter C. Nelson – Mayor