June 19, 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 June 19, 2017.

Roll Call

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


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




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 June 19, 2017. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilwoman Houser.

Roll Call

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


Present were Oksana Roth, Jim Mullin and David Tuthill Jr.

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

Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to add Keller Associates Invoices #20 and #23 to the agenda for consideration. 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 June 5, 2017 Meeting

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried.

Visitors Business

Nan Reedy – Dog Rescue: Not present.

Tom DeHart – Sign Proposal at Mobile Home Park: Rescheduled for the council meeting on July 3, 2017.

Public Comment


Unfinished Business

Gooding Water Project: Keller Associates Oksana Roth updated the Council on the water project. She stated Phase 1 Part B – South Well includes bids from 3 well drilling companies that have been solicited. Bids are due June 23rd by 2:00 pm by email to PWD Bybee or Ms. Roth. Phase 1 Part B – North Well includes a signed contract with CH Spenser for installation of the pump assembly. CH Spenser submitted on the new discharge head and Keller responded with comments. CH Spenser in working with Gould’s on responding to Keller’s comments. Phase 1 Part B – North Site Chlorination Equipment and Electrical Work include WETCO submitting their cost proposal for installation of the chlorination system. WETCO in hiring an electrical subcontractor to complete all electrical wiring, per City’s request. They are waiting for an electrical cost proposal. The City will sign an agreement with WETCO when the cost proposal is in place. Phase II – Distribution System Improvements include the design to be 100% complete. DEQ approved the project documents on June 16, 2017. DEQ is in the process of approving a waiver for installation of new water lines in the alleys. Per DEQ’s requirement, Keller will issue an Addendum to address DEQ’s waiver requirements. Advertisement for bids will be published in June 2017.

Planning & Zoning Vacancy: No discussion at this time.

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

New Business

Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility Funding – Jim Mullin, Keller Associates: Mr. Mullin presented to the Council funding scenarios for the Wastewater System Improvements. The City has received a loan offer from DEQ. Rural Development has stated they would be interested in funding the project as well. Based on the numbers presented Keller Associates recommends the proposal from Rural Development.

Item DEQ (30 yrs/1.75%) RD (40 yrs/2.00%)
Base Project Cost  $                           9,000,000.00  $                         9,000,000.00
American Iron & Steel + Davis Bacon  $                           1,440,000.00  $                                              –
Total Project Cost  $                         10,440,000.00  $                         9,000,000.00
CDBG Grant  $                               500,000.00  $                            500,000.00
Loan Amount  $                           9,940,000.00  $                         8,500,000.00
Annual Loan Payment*  $                               428,710.00  $                            310,724.00
Annual Debt Service Reserve, 10%  $                                 42,871.00  $                               31,072.00
O&M, estimated  $                               133,570.00  $                            133,860.00
SLA Reserve, estimated  $                                 32,570.00  $                               32,570.00
Total Annual Cost  $                               638,011.00  $                            508,226.00
Estmated Monthly Cost per EDU  $                                          33.23  $                                       26.47
Current Monthly User Rate **  $                                          16.20  $                                       16.20
Estmated Monthly User Rate Increase  $                                          17.03  $                                       10.27
*Total Principal and Interest
paid over the time of the loan  $                         12,861,292.92  $                      12,428,954.25
** Shown without $10.00 sewer debt fee to be paid off in 2018

Keller Associates Invoice #20 & #23: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Keller Associates Invoice #20 in the amount of $2,390.40 and Keller Associates Invoice #23 in the amount of $2,830.40. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.

Recharge Development Project Presentation – Dave Tuthill Jr.: Mr. Tuthill Jr. gave the Council a brief update on the recharge process. He displayed a slideshow to show the Council what was installed and how they measure the water and flow of the water for the recharge. Mr. Tuthill Jr. asked the Council to authorize the Mayor or Council President to sign the permanent application. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to authorize the Mayor or Council President to sign the permanent recharge application under the same conditions as the previous motion, that the City’s current interest isn’t impacted. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.

Department Reports

Police Chief Dave Fisher: Police Chief Fisher stated they will be replacing a front windshield in one of the police vehicles. During the big wind storm a trampoline blew over onto the vehicle and broke the windshield. We have a claim sent to ICRMP to replace the windshield. There were a few marks and dents in the hood but he feels they can get those buffed out.

Detective Smith will be attending a training hosted by Crime Prevention of Idaho. The class is $25.00 and will be next Monday.

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

Public Works Director Larry Bybee: PWD Bybee stated the AWOS Project went out to bid and the bid opening will be June 30th. Idaho Aeronautics came up with 1 million dollars that 2 airports will not be able to utilize in 2019. PWD Bybee is working with GDA Engineers to put together a new CIP.

The stalls in the dog kennel were scheduled to be completed this weekend. The painters were unable to finish as planned. He is working with the company to get the stalls completed.

The City crew trimmed the trees that were reported at the last meeting. Ms. Cheney was pleased with the results.

Steve’s Pump Service will finish the sprinkler system at the East Park.

Gooding Volunteer Group is ready to install the last of the pickets for the fence.

The sanitation truck was broken last week and is currently broken down. It is at Peterbilt at this time. PWD Bybee is currently budgeting for a new truck for the next fiscal year. He will be trading in the truck that will bring in the most in a trade.

Library Director Cindy Bigler: None.

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 France moved to adjourn into executive session in accordance with Idaho Code 74-206 Section (f) to communicate with legal counsel at 7:58 pm. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Magnelli and Houser voted aye. Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 8:13 p.m.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned.



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

Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                         Walter C. Nelson- Mayor

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