May 21, 2018

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 May 21, 2018. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Arkoosh.

Roll Call

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


Present were Terry Platts, Susan Bolton and Todd Bunn.

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

Councilman France made a motion to add Wetco, Inc Invoice #12302 Approval to the agenda. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. 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 Arkoosh moved to approve the Consent Calendar.

  1. May 7, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Motion seconded by Councilman Cram.  Motion carried.

Visitors Business

Pat Adams – Summer Sprinkler Rates: Pat Adams was not present.

Brylee Drury – Request to Amend Rules at Skate Park to Allow Bikes: Mrs. Drury asked to reschedule for June 4, 2018.

Public Comment

Terry Platts: Mr. Platts suggested the Planning & Zoning review the mapping for the Comprehensive Plan and present it to the Council for review.

Unfinished Business

Planning & Zoning Vacancy: Mayor Brekke stated there is currently one vacancy to fill for Planning & Zoning.

John Infanger – Riverside Estates; Installation of 5 Mobile Homes: Mayor Brekke will present a draft letter to Mr. Infanger for the Council’s review at the next council meeting.

Gooding Dog Pound; Gooding County Invoice: City Clerk Lierman reviewed the Gooding County meeting minutes from 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and presented the minutes that included any discussion in regards to the dog pound. Councilman France and former PWD Bunn recall discussing with the County Commissioners the cost of the shelter and how much the County was willing to pay. Councilman France will draft a letter to the County Commissioners.

New Business

Outlet Fireworks, LLC Application Approval: Councilman Smith made a motion to approve the Outlet Fireworks, LLC Fireworks Application. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried.

Sign Permit Approval for Clover Creek Estates: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the sign permit for Clover Creek Estates located at the Ranch Bowl parking lot. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

Blue Sky Construction Change Order #9: PWD Bybee requested this item be tabled for the next meeting.

Request to Transfer Funds from the General Fund from the Sale of Land to the Streets Fund for the Road Maintenance Plan: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to transfer $40,000.00 from the General Fund to the Streets Fund for the Road Maintenance Plan created by PWD Bybee. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

Acceptance of $50,000.00 Grant Offer from LHTAC (Local Highway Technical Assistance Council) to fund a Transportation Master Plan: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to accept the $50,000.00 grant offer from LHTAC. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram.

Schedule a Budget Workshop: A budget workshop is scheduled for June 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Wetco, Inc Invoice #12302 Approval: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Wetco, Inc invoice #12302 in the amount of $2,000.00. Motion seconded by Councilman France. Motion carried.

Department Reports

Police Chief Dave Fisher:

  • Officer Swanson is doing great at POST.
  • Gooding High School graduation is Tuesday evening and Gooding Schools will be released at 1:30 pm on Thursday for summer vacation.
  • The incident that happened in January has been cleared.
  • There is no word from the Gooding School District as of yet for the funds for the SRO position.
  • Chief Fisher asked if there were any plans for a BMX park. Todd Bunn stated a BMX trail was planned. Mr. Bunn stated the skate park was not built and designed for bikes or scooters. Chief Fisher does not feel the skate park is safely designed for bikes which would cause injuries. They are constantly asking citizens to stay off the skate park with their bikes. Mr. Bunn stated they had discussed building a fence to keep bikes out.
  • Chief Fisher stated there is an ordinance for the Skate Park but feels we should also have an ordinance for all parks.
  • Chief Fisher presented a draft ordinance for parking to Attorney Hobdey. Attorney Hobdey suggested a workshop be held so the Council could discuss what they would like in the parking ordinance.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey: Chief Covey was not present.

Library Director Cindy Bigler: Library Director Bigler thanked the Council for their support on becoming a District. She stated the Summer Reading Program will begin June 4, 2018.

Public Works Director Larry Bybee:

  • Red Baron’s containment pad at the Airport has been approved by the FAA and construction is underway.
  • PWD Bybee requested a workshop June 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm to discuss the runway extension scope of work with GDA Engineers.
  • Glanbia Fun Day is scheduled for June 8, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the East Park.
  • The new sanitation truck is running better. A technician was dispatched and modifications were made.
  • Crews are working on patching and weed control.
  • A new return activated sludge pump has been ordered for the WWTP and the old one is being sent into the shop to be evaluated to see if repair is cost effective.
  • Security Bonds for the South Well Project have been verified and a pre-construction meeting is scheduled for May 31, 2018 at 11:00 am at City Hall.
  • The North Well startup was successful.
  • Gooding Urban Renewal Agency is looking for a new member since Larry Rice has resigned.
  • A trench for Idaho Power in the Clover Creek Subdivision has been dug and they are awaiting installation of the power lines.

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 France made a motion to adjourn. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:54 pm.



 /S/ Hollye Lierman                                                             /S/ Jeff Brekke                                  

Hollye Lierman – City Clerk                                                Jeff Brekke – Mayor

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