December 5, 2016

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 December 5, 2016. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Library Director Cindy Bigler.

Roll Call

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


Present was John Lamb and Greg Greive – State of Idaho Deferred Compensation Plan.

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


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. Minutes of the November 21, 2016 Meeting
  2. Accounts Payable in the amount of $150,240.61
  3. Payroll in the amount of $154,609.41
  4. Building Permits
No. Date Name House Street Use  Value   Fee 
40-16 11/4/16 Stirling Murray 630 Montana Fence  $              800.00  $          30.00
41-16 11/8/16 Dustin Vincent 210 Main Alteration  $           4,000.00  $        160.46
42-16 11/30/16 Gooding Springs Calvary Chapel 1120 Montana Sign  $           2,066.00  $          94.73
 $           6,866.00  $        285.19

Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried.

Visitors Business

State of Idaho 457 Deferred Comp Plan: John Lamb and Greg Greive from Nationwide Retirement Solutions presented the State of Idaho 457 Compensation Plan to the Council. The State of Idaho 457 plan is a defined Contribution plan designed to supplement the PERSI Base Plan benefits. The 457 plan is only available to Public Employees and it allows you to withdraw your money the day you leave employment.

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.

Planning & Zoning Vacancy: No discussion at this time.

Zoning Consultant Proposal by Ami Bennett: City Clerk Lierman stated that the proposal from Ami Bennett would be beneficial to the City of Gooding. The Council has decided to move forward and accept the proposal and City Clerk Lierman will contact Ami Bennett to discuss the proposal.

New Business

Ordinance No. 702 Worldwide Properties, LLC Annexation – 2nd Reading: The 2nd reading of Ordinance No. 702 was read by Mayor Nelson.

Gooding County Prosecuting Attorney Agreement: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the Agreement for Prosecution Services for the City of Gooding between the City of Gooding and Prosecuting Attorney Matt Pember. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward: None.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey:  Fire Chief Brandon Covey was not present.

Public Works Director Todd Bunn: PWD Bunn stated he will be closing the tree yard for the winter next week.

The block work on the animal shelter is complete.

Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler presented her library stats to the Council. She stated the library has been busy. She invited the Council to attend an informative meeting regarding Library Districts on December 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm at City Hall.

Computers Patrons Materials Programs References Exchange
696 2180 2945 446 1100 118
LilI Help Maker Games Outreach New Cards Catalog Hours
3 1108 317 460 7 220 130

Attorney Craig Hobdey: Attorney Hobdey was not present.

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 7:34 pm. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye. Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 7:56 p.m.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.




Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                         Walter C. Nelson- Mayor

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