March 19, 2018

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 March 19, 2018.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Brekke, Councilpersons France, Arkoosh, Smith and Cram.

Employees

Present were Public Works Director Larry Bybee, Attorney Craig Hobdey, Library Director Cindy Bigler and City Clerk Hollye Lierman.

Visitors

Gary Major, Heather Wright, Cora Caldwell and Pat Campbell.

Purpose

The purpose of the work session is to discuss the Library District Terms.

Voting for the Library District will be May 15, 2018. Funding for the District will begin February 2020. Until February 2020 the funding will come from the City of Gooding. Attorney Hobdey will look into the funding options and possibilities.

A work session was held on April 17, 2018 to discuss the logistics about the Library staying at City Hall     if they became a District. At that time Councilman France suggested a 5 year lease at $1.00 per year with an option to renew with the stipulation that the District carry rental insurance and pay their own     expenses. All items in the Library will be kept by the Library if they become a District. Attorney Hobdey will create a lease and agreement for the Council and Library. Attorney Hobdey requested Library Director Bigler create a detailed list of equipment in the Library.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 6:24 pm.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held at 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on March 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm for information regarding the proposed improvements and an opportunity for public comment on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Gooding Municipal Airport.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Brekke, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Cram and Smith.

Visitors

Present were Rick Patton, Oksana Roth and Jim Mullin.

Purpose

The purpose of the Public Hearing was to discuss the information regarding the proposed improvements and give the public an opportunity to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment for the Gooding Municipal Airport.

There were no public comments.

There being no further business the hearing closed at 6:50 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 March 19, 2018. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Brekke.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Brekke, Councilpersons France, Arkoosh, Cram and Smith.

Visitors

Present were Nan Reedy, Todd Bunn, Jim Mullin, Oksana Roth, Eric Swanson, Rick Patton, Terry Platts, Michelle Platts and Michelle Spigarelli.

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

Councilman France made a motion to add WWTP Funding Options – Keller Associates to the agenda. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Upon roll call, Councilpersons Arkoosh, France, Smith and Cram voted aye. 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 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.

  1. March 5, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh.  Motion carried.

Visitors Business

Dustin Parkinson – Mountain West Waterworks; Water & Wastewater Management Services: Mr. Parkinson was not present.

Public Comment

Michelle Platts: Mrs. Platts stated she was requested to make a small statement in regards to the benefit for Chance Retherford. She stated it was a community effort and 9 businesses were involved in the golf scramble; Gooding Basque Center, Mike’s Sales & Service, Miramar, Stampede Burger, Big   Wood Canal Company, Gooding Golf Course, Elks, Sidetrack and Chill N Grill. Fred Greeley, owner of Superior Fabrication, made the trophies for the scramble. The community was able to raise $17,379.00 for Chance.

Unfinished Business

Gooding Water Project: PWD Bybee stated the South Well portion of the project has gone to the paper to advertise for bids and they are down to the last week of installation of the new pipe.

Planning & Zoning Vacancy: No interest at this time.

John Infanger – Riverside Estates; Installation of 5 Mobile Homes: After reviewing the agreements PWD Bybee stated Riverside Estates was allowed to have 12 service connections to their mobile home park but they had to be complete by February 2007. PWD Bybee stated he has concerns regarding hooking up to an interceptor line that goes straight to the WWTP. If allowed to hook up to the interceptor line he would like to require the homes to have a check valve installed. He is currently unaware if the existing homes have check valves installed. Councilman Arkoosh suggested requesting a waiver of liability with the existing homes. Attorney Hobdey stated the easement to the WWTP is perpetual.

Nan Reedy – Property Values/Anti Tethering Ordinance: Ms. Reedy stated there is not a community around Gooding that has adopted an anti-tethering ordinance. She stated the anti-tethering ordinances that she did find have time frames on when you can tether a dog. She doesn’t feel having time frames would be beneficial to the City or to the Ordinance Officer. She feels the City should adopt a habitual tethering ordinance instead. Ms. Reedy created a booklet that includes the City Code for dogs and feels it would be helpful to hand the booklet out to citizens who come in to license their dogs.

Ana Weber Website Proposal: After some discussion Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to move forward with Ana Weber’s website proposal for the City of Gooding that includes training for the employees. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

New Business

WWTP Funding Options – Keller Associates: Jim Mullin, Keller Associates, stated some occurrences have happened recently. Rural Development has informed Mr. Mullin the interest rates for the loan will be raised on April 1st. Mr. Mullin stated it has been a challenge putting together the Rural Development application. Rural Development has been suppressive. He stated the application would be complete by April 1st but Rural Development dropped the ball on the environmental clearance and it may not be complete by April 1st. It was suggested by PWD Bybee to reconsider the DEQ funding. DEQ has offered a $9,000,000.00, 30 year loan at 1.75% in which would raise the sewer rates $12.19 per month. The DEQ loan offer will be available until June 30, 2018. Mr. Mullin stated the City has a few options to consider. The City can complete the application this week, Rural Development can complete the environmental analysis and the loan can be finalized but the interest rate will be unknown. Another option would be to wait a couple of weeks to see where the interest rate goes before making a choice. The final option would be to begin the loan process with DEQ. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to proceed inquiring the DEQ loan for $9,000,000.00 at 1.75% for 30 years while retaining the loan option from Rural Development that was previously approved by the City Council. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

GDA Request for Funds #5: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the Request for Reimbursement #5 in the amount of $65,184.18. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

GDA Certificate of Substantial Completion: Councilman Smith made a motion to authorize Mayor Brekke to sign the Certificate of Substantial Completion. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried.

Fair Housing Proclamation: Councilman France made a motion to authorize the Mayor to sign the 2018 Fair Housing Proclamation. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Aerial Applicators Permit Revision: After reviewing the Aerial Applicator Permit Councilman France made a motion to amend the permit by striking out the 2nd sentence in item #2 and eliminating entirely item #3. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

THIS AGREEMENT Made and entered into this ____ day of                    , 201  , by and between the CITY OF               GOODING, County of Gooding, Idaho, a municipal corporation OF THE State of Idaho (hereinafter Owner) and                                                         (hereinafter Operator).

WITNESSETH:

WHEREAS, Operator desires to conduct a commercial aerial application operation from the Airport; and,

WHEREAS, Operator has entered into a Gooding Municipal Airport Containment Lease Agreement with   Owner; and,

WHEREAS, Operator desires to use the Airport as part of its base of operations for the purpose of aerial    application;

NOW, THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION OF THE MUTUAL COVENANTS CONTAINED HEREIN THE      PARTIES AGREE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. The term of this Agreement shall be for one (1) year commencing of the first day of January, 201  and terminating on the 31st day of December, 201  .
  2. Operator shall pay to Owner the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) per year for the use of Owner’s airport, runway, and taxi ways. Provided however Operator shall be credited the sum of 7.5 cents per gallon of gas purchased at the airport, up to $1,600.00.
  3. Operator shall supply proof of purchase of fuel from the Gooding Airport and the City shall refund to Operator up to One Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($1,600.00) per year, depending upon the amount of fuel purchased from the Gooding Airport. (For example, if Operator purchases no fuel from Gooding Airport its rebate would be zero.  If an Operator purchases 500 gallons of fuel it would be refunded the sum of $37.50.  If Operator used 37,000 gallons of fuel he would be rebated 80% of the amount originally deposited up to $1,600.00).

Idaho Transportation Department Termination of Courtesy Car Program at Gooding Airport: PWD Bybee stated he received a letter from the Idaho Transportation Department stating they are terminating the Courtesy Car Program at the Gooding Airport. The City can choose to accept the cars as a donation from ITD to manage their own Courtesy Car Program or terminate the program. PWD Bybee has contacted ICRMP and the City’s ICRMP policy will cover the program as long as it is not used for a rental service. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to accept the donation of 3 courtesy cars from ITD and set up a Courtesy Car Program contingent upon acceptance from ICRMP to add to the City’s policy. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

Authorization for City Clerk Lierman to attend the PRIMA (Public Risk Management Association) Training in Boise May 8, 2018: Councilman France made a motion to authorize City Clerk Lierman to attend the PRIMA training in Boise May 8, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Authorization for PWD Bybee to attend the IAMA (Idaho Airport Managers Association) Conference in Sun Valley April 16-17, 2018: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to authorize PWD Bybee to attend the IAMA conference in Sun Valley April 16-17, 2018. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

Department Reports

Police Chief Dave Fisher:

  • Chief Fisher presented Officer Newland and K9 Officer Jerry the Obedience Certificate they received in training.
  • Chief Fisher introduced his newest officer, Eric Swanson. Officer Swanson will begin duty for the City of Gooding on April 7th. The following week he will attend POST Academy. Chief Fisher administered the oath of office to Officer Swanson.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey: Fire Chief Covey was not present. City Clerk Lierman stated the boiler needs replaced at the fire station. The boiler heats the apartment upstairs and the dispatch room. Chief Covey has received 2 quotes; Bickford Heating & Refrigeration $4,800.00 and Terry’s Heating & Air Conditioning $10,361.10 or with a new pump $10,992.72. Councilman France made a motion to move forward with Bickford Heating & Refrigeration in the amount of $4,800.00 to install the new boiler at the Fire Department and being charged to the Fire Department maintenance line for $1,000.00 and the remaining $3,800.00 being charged to Capitol Improvement. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried.

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

Public Works Director Larry Bybee:

  • Expecting delivery of the new sanitation truck on March 21st.
  • The Street Supervisors truck is expected to be delivered March 20th.
  • He now has 5 licensed flaggers.
  • He may have the opportunity to visit and Aero mod Wastewater Plant in Northern Idaho with Keller Associates.

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 Cram made a motion to adjourn. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.

 

ATTEST:

 /S/ Hollye Lierman                                                               /S/ Jeff Brekke                                 

Hollye Lierman – City Clerk                                                Jeff Brekke – Mayor

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