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 March 20, 2017. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Magnelli.
Present were Mayor Nelson, Councilpersons Arkoosh, Magnelli and Houser. Councilman France was not present.
Present was Karolyn Gaines – Clover Creek Subdivision, Jennifer Bingham – Gooding Volunteer Group, Becca Pereira – Gooding Volunteer Group and Dale Thomas – Gooding Municipal Airport.
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 Arkoosh moved to approve the Consent Calendar.
- Minutes of March 6, 2017 Meeting
Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.
Gooding Volunteer Group: Becca Pereira and Jennifer Bingham invited the Council to support their next event which will be the Read and Feed Fundraiser for the Gooding Public Library Summer Reading Program. As a group, they have promised $2,000.00 to run the program for the summer. At the event they will have a baked potato bar and chili feed in the Gooding High School Multipurpose room. They Gooding High School Drama Club will be doing an interactive reading activity. If the event doesn’t raise at least $2,000.00 the Gooding Volunteer Group will donate the difference.
Mrs. Pereira requested that the park be shut down for a week in May so that they can finish building the fence, putting an additional coat of poly on the playground equipment and finish building the sponsorship kiosk.
For their next idea they would like to install a fitness path around the East Park. The estimated cost is $25,000.00 to $30,000.00. The path will be 6 feet wide and ¼ mile long. They will be doing fundraisers and grants to raise money for the project. They will be meeting with PWD Bybee to discuss rerouting the sprinkler system before the system gets installed.
Dale Thomas – Gooding Airport Hanger: Airport Manager Dale Thomas presented to the Council building plans for a new hanger. The hanger will hold a single large airplane. It will be 60’ x 80’. The plans have been approved by the Department of Aeronautics and the FAA and meet all requirements. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Airport Manager Dale Thomas’ request to build a hanger. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.
Airport Manager Agreement: No discussion at this time.
Airport Fuel Concession Lease Agreement: No discussion at this time.
Gooding Water Project: PWD Bybee stated the plans came back from DEQ. The engineers are making the changes needed.
Planning & Zoning Vacancy: No discussion at this time.
Pumpkin Walk for Schubert Theatre: No discussion at this time.
Planning & Zoning Commission Final Plat Recommendation for Clover Creek Subdivision: City Clerk Lierman stated the City Planning & Zoning met on March 17, 2017 to review the final plat application for phase 1 of the Clover Creek Subdivision. The P &Z approved the final plat application.
Final Plat Review for Clover Creek Estates: After reviewing the final plat application for Clover Creek Subdivision phase 1, Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the application. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.
Authorization for City Clerk Lierman and Treasurer Aquiso to attend the AIC 2017 Spring Academy for City Officials on April 25, 2017: Councilman Magnelli made a motion to allow City Clerk Lierman and Treasurer Aquiso to attend the AIC 2017 Spring Academy. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.
2017 Arbor Day Proclamation: Councilwoman Houser made a motion to allow Mayor Nelson to sign the 2017 Arbor Day Proclamation. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.
Authorization for City Clerk Lierman to Replace PWD Bunn as an Authorized Signer on the Zions Bank Accounts: Councilwoman Houser made a motion to allow the authorization for City Clerk Lierman to replace PWD Bunn as an authorized signer on the Zions Bank accounts. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 703 – Fences; 2nd Reading: Attorney Hobdey read the 2nd reading of Ordinance No. 703.
Keller Associates Invoice #24 Approval: Councilman Magnelli made a motion to approve Keller Associates Invoice #24 in the amount of $2,910.40. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.
Police Chief Chris Ward: Chief Ward stated he has had some of his officers at the school to step in for the SRO position until it is filled. They will be out there 2-3 days per week until school is released for summer vacation.
They will be doing a review of the High School layout and creating a response plan.
Fire Chief Brandon Covey: Fire Chief Brandon Covey was not present.
Public Works Director Larry Bybee: PWD Bybee stated they are making progress on the dog shelter.
He also reported they are planning on opening the tree yard the first week of April.
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 submitted letters and notices of interest to the Council.
Executive Session: Councilman Arkoosh moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with Idaho Code 74-206 Section (f) to communicate with legal counsel at 7:35 pm. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, Magnelli and Houser voted aye. Motion carried.
The meeting reconvened at 7:57 p.m.
Councilman France made a motion to approve a retirement bonus/gift to retired Treasurer Kathy Lehr in the amount of $1,000.00 for her years of service and the assistance she has given.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Hollye Lierman- City Clerk Walter C. Nelson- Mayor