January 17, 2017

Work Session

The work session of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was called to order at 6:00 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on  January 17, 2017.

Roll Call

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

Employees

Present were Public Works Director Todd Bunn, Larry Bybee, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Paul Childs, Attorney Craig Hobdey and City Clerk Hollye Lierman

Visitors

Oksana Roth – Keller Associates and Jim Mullin – Keller Associates.

Purpose

The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the Wastewater Facility Planning Study.

Oksana Roth and Jim Mullin from Keller Associates presented to the Council the             Wastewater Facilities Planning Study. Ms. Roth stated the current collection system was installed in the 1950’s and 30% was replaced in 1993. The current system shows signs of aging and deterioration. The current handling capacity is insufficient.

Ms. Roth presented alternatives for the WWTP.

Alternative #1: Rehab Existing WWTP and Build Redundant Oxidation Ditch. Alternative #1 includes replacing the existing disinfection system with UV system, adding a temperature  sensor for temperature monitoring and implement surface water monitoring requirements. Estimated cost is $7,913,500.00.

Alternative #2: New WWTP Oxidation Ditch. Alternative #2 includes replacing the existing chlorine disinfection system with UV system, adding a temperature sensor for temperature monitoring and implementing surface water monitoring requirements. Estimated cost is $8,883,626.00.

Alternative #3: New WWTP – MBR. Alternative #3 includes replacing the existing chlorine disinfection system with UV system, adding a temperature sensor for temperature monitoring and implementing surface water monitoring requirements. Estimated cost $7,224,700.00.

Alternative #4: New WWTP – Aero-Mod. Alternative #4 includes replacing the existing   chlorine disinfection system with UV system, adding a temperature sensor for temperature monitoring and implementing surface water   monitoring requirements. Estimated cost $8,645,300.00.

Alternative #5: Land Application. Estimated cost $15,748,626.00.

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 January 17, 2017. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Public Works Director Todd Bunn.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present was WWTP Operator Paul Childs, Brenda Aquiso, Larry Bybee, Jim Mullin –       Keller Associates, Oksana Roth – Keller Associates, Dale Bunn – France, Basterrechea, Wagner & Bunn, Chtd.

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

Councilman France made a motion to add Approval for Keller Associates Invoice #22 to the agenda. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. 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 the Consent Calendar.

  1. Minutes of December 19, 2016 Meeting
  2. Minutes of January 3, 2017 Meeting
  3. Minutes of January 5, 2017 Meeting

Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried.

Visitors Business

Dale Bunn of France, Basterrechea, Wagner and Bunn, Chtd – Audit Report: CPA Dale Bunn of France, Basterrechea, Wagner and Bunn, Chtd, presented the City’s audit for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016.  Mr. Bunn gave a quick analysis on the financial statements and provided views on reported findings, conclusions and recommendations as well as planned corrective actions.  The Mayor thanked Mr. Bunn and advised him if the council has any questions after reviewing the audit, they will contact him for additional explanation.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Gooding Municipal Airport FBO Sale and Lease Back Agreement: Scheduled for a work session on February 6, 2017.

Gooding Municipal Airport Hanger Application: Scheduled for a work session on February 6, 2017.

Airport Manager Agreement: Scheduled for a work session on February 6, 2017.

Airport Fuel Concession Lease Agreement: Scheduled for a work session on February 6, 2017.

Gooding Water Project: No discussion at this time.

Planning & Zoning Vacancy: No discussion at this time.

Windy Acres Lease Renewal: The Council has decided to renew the current lease with Windy Acres and continue to work on the proposed land swap. The Council will need to discuss the proposal with the FAA before they can move forward. Councilman France made a motion to approve the 2017 Windy Acres Lease. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.

New Business

Oath of Office – Brenda Aquiso: Mayor Nelson administered the oath of office to newly appointed City Treasurer Brenda Aquiso.

Approval for Keller Associates Invoice #22: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Keller Associates Invoice #22 in the amount of $2,390.40. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.

City Hall Roof: PWD Bunn stated with the last storm the roof leaked. The gutters needs modified and he suggested heat cords be placed in the seams. The roof has been patched and he hopes that will hold until we can get someone on the roof this summer.

Department Reports

Police Chief Chris Ward: Police Chief Chris Ward requested an executive session to discuss personnel issues.

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

Public Works Director Todd Bunn: PWD Bunn stated he hired Pierson Construction and Gnesa Construction to remove the snow piles in town so that we will be ready for the next snow storm.

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 requested an executive session to discuss personnel issues.

Executive Session:  Councilman Arkoosh moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with Idaho Code 74-206 Section (f) to communicate with legal counsel and (b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of an employee at 7:50 pm. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Houser and Magnelli voted aye. Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 8:26 p.m.

Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to move forward with Alternative #4 – Aero-Mod for  the Wastewater Facilities Planning Study. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

 

ATTEST:

Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                         Walter C. Nelson- Mayor

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