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 February 5, 2018. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Smith.
Present were Mayor Brekke, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Smith and Cram.
Present were Rick Patton, John Gough, Kit John, Roger Cheney, Brandy Presnell, Terry Platts, George Parker, David Hultz, Jake Southwick, Todd Bunn, Becca Pereira, Linda Cheney, Heather Wright, Robert Nash, Scott Platts, Dallas Scofield, Miles Hall, Oksana Roth, Jim Mullin, Karolyn Gaines, Michelle Spigarelli and Jessica Rossow.
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 Brekke 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.
- January 16, 2018 Meeting Minutes
- Accounts Payable in the amount of $766,526.60
- Payroll in the amount of $135,397.49
- January Building Permits
|01-18||1/5/18||Ridleys / Jerry Ridley||1427||Main||Alteration||$ 8,500.00||$ 264.41|
|02-18||1/8/18||Wes Flacker||629||3rd W||Alteration||$ 3,300.00||$ 118.06|
|03-18||1/16/18||Brent Owen||705||5th W||Alteration||$ 15,000.00||$ 339.19|
|$ 26,800.00||$ 721.66|
Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried.
Becca Pereira – Gooding Volunteer Group: Becca Pereira and Dallas Schofield gave a brief introduction to the new Council and informed them of who and what the Gooding Volunteer Group does. The next project planned is for the West Park. It will be a nature theme. The budget set for this project is $75,000.00. The date of completion is spring 2019. Fundraising efforts will include a sponsorship mailer, a tea party with princesses, karate with ninja turtles, movie in the park and swim under the stars. Mayor Brekke stated they group has the Council’s support.
Matt Pember – Gooding County Prosecuting Attorney: Matt Pember was not present.
John Gough – Airport Commission: Mr. Gough stated he has reviewed the city code regarding the Airport Commission. It is currently inactive. Mr. Gough stated he would like to petition the Council to implement an Airport Commission. The commission would help with issues at the airport and would provide assistance to the City Council. Councilman France stated the City previously had an Airport Commission. It was a Council decision to form the Commission. At his time in office, Mayor Morton made the decision to terminate the Commission. Mayor Brekke stated that if a special meeting is made to discuss the Airport Commission he will let Mr. Gough know.
Terry Platts – City Planning & Zoning: Mr. Platts, Chairman for the City Planning & Zoning, discussed the Planning & Zoning role. Mr. Platts expressed his interest and concerns regarding the river wall, the flood plain and the 2009 Community Review. Mayor Brekke stated he would like to set up a meeting with Mr. Platts to further discuss the topics.
Jessica Rossow – Grant Writing Services: Ms. Rossow provides grant writing services. She presented a contract to the Council for review. Mayor Brekke requested Ms. Rossow to provide a list of grants she has been successful with for the Council.
Karolyn Gaines – Rephasing of Clover Creek Subdivision: Ms. Gaines stated due to delays in the project it’s been costly. She would like to begin building. She would like to break phase 1 into 3 phases. All lots currently have water and sewer. The Council gave Ms. Gaines their blessing to move forward.
Jake Southwick – Civil Science Engineering: Mr. Southwick introduced himself to the new Council.
Gooding Water Project: Ms. Roth stated phase 1 and phase 2 of the water project are ongoing. Phase 1 has 2 wells and well houses associated with it. Phase 2 is the distribution improvements. The wells are constructed. The north site is finished. All that is needed is the startup and testing. The south site well is finished. The plans for the well house are awaiting approval. Phase 2 is going really well. The substantial completion date is June 13, 2018 and the final completion date is July 13, 2018. A construction meeting will be held at City Hall February 23, 2018.
Planning & Zoning Vacancy: There is currently no interest from anyone to fill the vacancy at this time.
Rick Patton, GDA Engineering – Environmental Assessment Update and Invoice #2 for the Environmental Assessment: Mr. Patton stated GDA is finishing up with the environmental assessment. He will need a public hearing scheduled. Once completed they can move forward with the grant. Councilman Smith made a motion to schedule a public hearing for March 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Gooding City Hall. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried.
Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve GDA Engineers Invoice #2 in the amount of $12,166.25. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.
Resolution No 250 – Destruction of Records: Resolution No 250 – Destruction of Records includes records that have exceeded their minimum retention period and are no longer required by law or for city business.
- Payroll records prior to October 1, 2012
- Bank Statements and cancelled checks prior to October 1, 2012
- Receipt records prior to October 1, 2012
- Airport courtesy car records prior to October 1, 2012
- Dog license receipts prior to October 1, 2012
- Accounts payable receipts and vouchers prior to October 1, 2012
- Utility bill remittance stubs prior to October 1, 2012
- Work orders prior to October 1, 2012
Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Resolution No 250 – Destruction of Records. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried.
Keller Associates Work Change Directives #1, #2 & #3: PWD Bybee stated the Blue Sky Construction contractor believed to have made an error on the original bid. A no cost solution has been made between the City and Blue Sky Construction. Oksana Roth, Keller Associates, stated Work Change Directive (WCD) #1 is to eliminate the scope associated with installation of a new 8 – inch waterline in the alley between Arizona Street and Utah Street and between 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue. This included elimination of the 8 – inch pipe, valves, and existing service connections. This WOD is estimated to save the City $77,000.00. WCD #2 includes the connection of 7 services to existing service line for house and to mainline in street. The cost is $20/LF of pipe installed for service connections. Estimated linear footage for connection is 70 LF. The estimated total cost for this additional scope is $9,800.00. The estimate does not include potential sewer crossings, rock excavation, or any other additional work, as described in the contract documents that may be encountered during construction of the additional scope which will be paid per the corresponding line items in the bid schedule. WCD #3 is to extend new 8 – inch waterline 100 feet south past the Dog Pound and relocate the fire hydrant to the end of the waterline. Councilman Smith made a motion to approve Keller Associates Work Change Directives #1, #2 & #3. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.
Blue Sky Construction Change Order #4: Ms. Roth stated change order #4 is work that was done when the water line was moved into asphalt to avoid interference with multiple fiber cables in the road shoulder. Road repair was not included in the original bid. The estimate to repair asphalt is $43,840.00. Councilman Smith made a motion to approve Blue Sky Construction Change Order #4 in the amount of $43,840.00. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.
Blue Sky Construction Change Order #5: Change Order #5 allows the contract modification to include Work Change Directives #1, #2 & #3 and does not change the contract price and contract times. Councilman Smith made a motion to approve Blue Sky Construction Change Order #5. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.
Keller Associates Pay Request #32 for Water Project: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Keller Associates Pay Request #32 in the amount of $11,388.00. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.
Blue Sky Construction Pay Request #3: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Blue Sky Construction Pay Request #3 in the amount of $356,219.14. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.
Keller Associates Pay Request #1 for WWTP Project: Councilman France made a motion to approve Keller Associates Pay Request #1 in the amount of $4,000.00. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.
Ms. Roth stated the study for the WWTP has been completed. They are now ready to move forward with the design and construction. Once we pass the judicial conformation they will be able to start drawing money for the scope of work. The judicial conformation will be February 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Gooding County Courthouse.
Lease Agreement for Red Baron Ag Spraying to Build a Containment Pad at the Airport & Aerial Applicators Permit: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Red Baron Ag Spraying to build a containment pad at the airport contingent upon FAA approval and to approve the 2018 Aerial Applicators Permit. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.
Reschedule February 19, 2018 Council Meeting for President’s Day: The regular council meeting is rescheduled for February 20, 2018.
Proposal to Update City of Gooding Website: Councilman France stated he approached Anna Weber regarding Ms. Weber to create a proposal to create a website for the City of Gooding. Ms. Weber has offered to make a presentation to the Council. Linda Cheney stated the County Office has created a website that has multiple components. She suggested rather than creating something new that we could be included with the County and it would be ran by an administrator. Heather Wright stated Ms. Weber did work for the Gooding Chamber of Commerce and created a website for them and she did great work.
Signs of All Trades Sign Permit Approval: After review of Signs of All Trades permit Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to deny the sign permit based on the fact the Building Inspector feels it is not structurally safe. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried.
Police Chief Dave Fisher:
- Chief Fisher presented a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Gooding and Lincoln County for the housing of stray dogs. Attorney Hobdey has reviewed the memorandum. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Gooding and Lincoln County for housing stray dogs pending Attorney Hobdey’s approval. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.
- Numerous officers will be attending training. Officer Newland will be attending training in Las Vegas for the K9 Association. Detective Smith will be going to Washington to learn about new technology that can be used to collect fingerprints and evidence. SRO Becker will be going to Boise, Sun Valley, Pocatello and Reno to improve her SRO skills.
Fire Chief Brandon Covey:
- They have responded to 27 calls to date.
- 12 firefighters will be attending training at the Southern Idaho Fire Academy on February 16-18, 2018. February 23-27 Steve Thompson and Chief Covey will be going to training in Reno for strike team and task force.
- Covey is currently working on a grant for turn outs. Their turn outs are expired. They purchased 4 turnouts in 2017. They are still in need of 20 full sets. He received a grant from Gooding County Disaster Services for $4,400.00 and purchased 6 handheld radios. The radios will replace pagers.
- It had been brought to his attention a week ago the items were being stored in the parking area of the new Signs of All Trades building. The fire code states there is not to be anything stored in an area such as that. After making a visit to the store Chief Covey stated egress from the parking area was occluded. Chief Covey and Deputy Chief Bishop visited with Mr. Wilding and cited him. They requested his business close until a 2nd egress was available. Mr. Wilding was given 1 week to clean out the parking area. Chief Covey will be doing a final inspection when he is fully opened. Councilman Cram highly recommended Chief Covey take an interpreter.
Library Director Cindy Bigler:
- Library Director Bigler presented the January stats and February calendar to the Council.
|Maker||Games||Outreach||New Cards||Catalog||Give Away||Hours|
Public Works Director Larry Bybee:
- The AWOS for the Airport should be online February 5th. PWD Bybee will be attending the Gooding Airport Flyers Association meeting on February 13th to discuss protocol for plowing snow.
- Fireworks for the 4th of July have been ordered.
- The crew used the sweeper to clean the business district. Once the weather clears up they will do the side streets.
- The ITD Grant Committee meets in March. We will know then if our Transportation Master Plan Grant receives funding.
- There is still no response from the Legislature regarding funding for the Child Safety Grant.
- PWD Bybee received a Notice of Violation letter from the recent NPDES inspection of the WWTP. He is currently working on the response to EPA.
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 Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:13 pm.
/S/ Hollye Lierman /S/ Jeff Brekke
Hollye Lierman – City Clerk Jeff Brekke – Mayor