July 3, 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 July 3, 2017.

Roll Call

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

Employees

Present were City Clerk Hollye Lierman, Treasurer Brenda Aquiso, Library Director Cindy Bigler, Police Chief Dave Fisher and Public Works Director Larry Bybee.

Visitors

None.

Purpose

The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the increases and decreases anticipated in revenue and expenses for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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 July 3, 2017. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Police Chief Dave Fisher.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

None.

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

None.

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 June 19, 2017 Meeting
  2. Accounts Payable in the amount of $133,458.69
  3. Payroll in the amount of $198,531.55
  4. Building Permits
No. Date Name House Street Use  Value   Fee 
14-17 6/16/17 Jesus Valencia 402 14th E Fence  $             5,000.00  $              30.00
15-17 6/19/17 Call Family Partnership 201 3rd E Alteration  $           76,453.00  $         1,119.04
 $           81,453.00  $         1,149.04

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried.

Visitors Business

Nan Reedy – Rules and Regulations for the Dog Shelter: Attorney Hobdey stated the Gooding Dogs Group would like to support the application for IDAWG as a rescue resource that the Gooding Dog Shelter may call upon for an unclaimed dog. There is no charge to the City or County for their service. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve IDAWG as a rescue resource for the Gooding Dog Shelter. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.

Tom DeHart – Sign at Idaho Mobile Home Park: Mr. DeHart was not present.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business

Gooding Water Project:  None.

Planning & Zoning Vacancy: No discussion at this time.

Pumpkin Walk for Schubert Theatre: No discussion at this time.

Surplus Land: No discussion at this time.

New Business

Award Contract for AWOS Construction Pending GDA Bid Analysis: PWD Bybee stated GDA Engineers is recommending the City accept the bid for the AWOS project to Wheeler Electric, Inc. Wheeler Electric, Inc of Idaho Falls, ID was the lowest bidder. Wheeler Electric’s bid amount is $240,675.46 for Bid Schedule 1 plus Bid Schedule 2. This option includes the installation of an AWOS II with Bid Schedule 2 providing an upgrade to an AWOS III P/T. The total liability for the City is $110,747.46. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to award the bid to Wheeler Electric in the amount of $240,675.46. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried.

Approval for Mayor To Sign The Award Contract Recommendation For The South Well Completion to Lucas Ward Drilling, Inc, Final Contract Award Pending Rural Development Concurrence: PWD Bybee stated the bids had been received for the south well completion. There were two bids received. Hiddleston Drilling base bid amount was $64,091.00 and Lucas Ward Drilling base bid amount was $49,202.67. Lucas Ward Drilling was awarded the bid as they were the low bidder. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to award the bid for the south well completion to Lucas Ward Drilling, Inc with the base bid amount of $49,202.67 including Option A – $8,500.00, Option B – $8,500.00 and Option C – $6,300.00 pending Rural Development approval. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.

Authorization for Mayor to Sign the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Wastewater Grant Agreement Amendment: PWD Bybee stated DEQ has requested the extension of the grant agreement previously held with them. The purpose of the grant has not been changed or amended. Councilman France made a motion for the Mayor to sign the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Wastewater Grant Agreement Amendment. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Amendment No. 1 – Standard Form of Agreement Between City of Gooding and GDA Engineers for Professional Services: Councilman France made a motion to authorize the Mayor to sign the Amendment No. 1 Agreement Between the City and GDA Engineers for Professional Services. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Department Reports

Police Chief Dave Fisher: Police Chief Dave Fisher stated they have replaced the windshield on one of their vehicles that was damaged by a trampoline in the wind storm. The cost to replace the windshield was $300.00.

His department is still short one officer.

He is currently working on the COPS Grant and hopes to have it completed soon.

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

Public Works Director Larry Bybee: PWD Bybee stated the D & D lift station pump seized up. The pump was taken to a shop and the estimate to repair the pump is $4,300.00. If the impellor is destroyed during the disassembly the cost would be $8,000.00. A new pump would cost $12,000.00. PWD Bybee suggested purchasing a new pump.

The WWTP funding will need to be reevaluated due to the Rural Development policy changes regarding purchase of American Iron and Steel and the omission of collection maintenance cost in the original estimates. Keller Associates is working on a new presentation for the Council.

Phase II distribution system improvement bids for the water project went out for advertising on Friday June 30th. The pre bid meeting is scheduled for July 25th and the bid opening will be August 1st at 2:00 p.m.

Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler presented her July calendar and June stats to the Council.

Computers Patrons Materials Programs References Exchange
1022 3148 3776 1422 1896 66
LilI Help Maker Games Outreach New Cards Catalog Hours
3 1615 374 1094 20 508 148

She stated that summer reading is well underway. They have given approximately 350 books at the park on Wednesdays.

Ordinance Officer Mike Kelley: Ordinance Officer Mike Kelley presented the Gooding Dog Pound Policies and Procedures to the Council.

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.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.

 

ATTEST:

 

 /S/ Hollye Lierman                                                        /S/ Walter C. Nelson                            

Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                         Walter C. Nelson- Mayor

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