October 2, 2017

Public Auction

PURSUANT TO Idaho Code §50-1402 a public auction was held at 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on October 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present were Jim Mullin, Chuck and Stacey Turner.

Purpose

The Gooding City Council has declared its intent to sell certain real property located in Section 36, Township 5 South, Range 14 EBM, Gooding County, Idaho (14+ acres of dry ground). The City Council has declared the property as surplus.

Attorney Hobdey conducted the auction on behalf of the City. Attorney Hobdey read the Notice of Public Auction.

One bid was received for $75,000.00 by Chuck Turner.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 6:40 pm.

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 October 2, 2017. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Police Chief Dave Fisher.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present were Jim Mullin, Susan Bolton and Brandy Presnell.

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. September 14, 2017 Meeting Minutes
  2. September 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes
  3. Accounts Payable in the amount of $194,967.94
  4. Payroll in the amount of $136,575.92
  5. Building Permits
No. Date Name House Street Use  Value   Fee 
29-17 8/31/17 Doris Foster 234 4th W Fence  $       1,500.00  $         30.00
30-17 9/7/17 Chill N Grill 227 Main Sign  $          235.00  $         38.78
31-17 9/11/17 Today’s Dental Care 325 Main Alteration  $     48,000.00  $    1,028.86
32-17 9/29/17 Robert Snow 248 Rice Carport  $       3,500.00  $       275.45
33-17 9/29/17 Duane Burg Sr 113 11th W Garage  $       6,965.00  $       218.98
 $     60,200.00  $    1,592.07

Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser.  Motion carried.

Visitors Business

None.

Public Comment

None.

Unfinished Business

Gooding Water Project: Mr. Jim Mullin, Keller Associates, stated Phase 1B of the water project is moving forward. The screen has been ordered for the South Well Site and should arrive this week or next. The next steps will be to install the screen, test pump the well and measure the quantity and test the quality of the water. Once that is complete and tested they will prepare a bid package for the completion of the well house. On the North Well they are anticipating the pump should arrive on site next week. Once it’s on site they will be able to hook it up and get it started.

Mr. Mullin stated they held the preconstruction meeting on September 26, 2017 for Phase 2. The contracts are waiting for approval by Attorney Hobdey and USDA-RD. The Anticipated Notice to Proceed is October 9, 2017.

Planning & Zoning Vacancy: No discussion at this time.

Gooding Fire District: Discussion was held regarding the tax rates.

New Business

Keller Associates – Final Selection of Judicial Confirmation Representation Option: The Wastewater Facilities Planning Study has been approved by DEQ. Keller Associates heard back from DEQ regarding the environmental evaluation. DEQ has determined the City can go with the categorical exclusion step on the environmental approval process. The City needs to schedule a public meeting to go over the alternatives that were evaluated. They would like to have that meeting in coordination with the judicial confirmation public meeting that needs to be done as well. Mr. Mullin presented a list of bond attorneys that he has worked with before. The Council requested Mr. Mullin contact the list of bond attorneys and ask for time frames and prices from the attorneys and report back as soon as possible.

Approval to Pay Keller Associates Invoice #28: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Keller Associates Invoice #28 in the amount of $7,628.72. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.

5 Year Appointment for Larry Bybee, Gooding Urban Renewal Board: Mayor Nelson appointed Larry Bybee for a 5 year appointment on the Gooding Urban Renewal Board. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Mayor Nelson’s appointment for Larry Bybee to serve a 5 year term on the Gooding Urban Renewal Board. Motion seconded by Councilwoman Houser. Motion carried.

Authorization for City Clerk Lierman to Attend the ICRMP Training in Boise October 19, 2017: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to allow City Clerk Lierman and Councilwoman Houser to attend the ICRMP training in Boise in October. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Motion carried.

Gooding Country Club Request for Funds: Councilman France made a motion to approve the $10,000.00 request by the Gooding Country Club to pay the Course bills. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Authorization to Paint Water Tower: Councilman France made a motion to authorize Lowder’s Painting to paint the water tower in the amount of $10,382.34. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Authorization to Purchase the Sanitation Truck: Councilwoman Houser made a motion to authorize the purchase of the 2018 sanitation truck from Solid Waste Systems in the amount of $262,474.88. The purchase will include a piggy back purchase to the City of Malad. The trade in revenue will be put back into the sanitation budget.  Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

GDA Request for Reimbursement #2: Councilman France made a motion to authorize payment for GDA Engineers in the amount of $4,131.35 for the AWOS Project. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Housing for Out of County Dogs: Chief Fisher stated the City of Dietrich does not have a place to hold dogs. They are currently in the process of passing a dog ordinance. Gooding is the closest place for them to hold dogs. If the Council will allow them to hold dogs in the City’s facility he suggested charging $15.00/day, all transportation for dogs will be the responsibility of Dietrich, dogs will be on a 3 day hold and after the 3 days it will be the responsibility of Dietrich to find placement for the dog. The Council suggested Chief Fisher check with the Shoshone Vet to see if they are able to board dogs before making any decisions.

Department Reports

Police Chief Dave Fisher:

  • Police Chief Dave Fisher stated he is currently working half days. He is still unable to drive a patrol car. He hopes to be back full time in January.
  • Mayor Nelson asked Chief Fisher if there was an active shooter in Gooding would his department be prepared. Chief Fisher stated he believes they would be prepared. Most of his officers have attended an active shooter training and he feels they are prepared as can be.

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

Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Cindy Bigler was not present.

Public Works Director Larry Bybee:

  • PWD Bybee stated he is currently working on getting a quote for fencing around the proposed dog park.
  • PWD Bybee is looking into funding for the Transportation Master Plan. He stated Twin Falls has a grant program that he would like to present to the Council.
  • The maintenance work has begun on City Hall. They will be painting, weather permitting, next week.

Mayor Nelson: Mayor Nelson stated he would like to see City Hall install a generator in case of power outages. PWD Bybee will look into the cost and grant options for a generator large enough for City Hall.

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 (b) for personnel issues at 8:27 pm. Motion seconded by Councilman Magnelli. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Magnelli and Houser voted aye. Motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 8:36 p.m.

Councilman France stated Mayor Nelson, PWD Bybee and himself met with Airport Manager Dale Thomas last Friday. Councilman France stated he informed Mr. Thomas they didn’t believe the Council would agree to the purchase of the FBO. Councilman France stated he would like to inform the citizens of Gooding and have the future of the FBO discussion added to the next regular council meeting agenda.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:44 pm.

ATTEST:

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

Hollye Lierman- City Clerk                                         Walter C. Nelson- Mayor

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