June 18, 2018

Work Session

The work session of the Mayor and Council of the City of Gooding, Idaho was called to order at 5:30 pm in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho on June 18, 2018.

Roll Call

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

Employees

Present were Public Works Director Larry Bybee, Fire Chief Brandon Covey, Treasurer Brenda Aquiso and City Clerk Hollye Lierman.

Visitors

Terry Platts and Jim Brockman.

Purpose

The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the savings account funds for the Gooding Fire Department. Each year the Fire Department would budget funds to be put into a savings account for equipment and building expenses. Chief Covey requested the funds be used for SCBA Compressor in the amount of $52,340.00 and an extractor washing machine for their turn outs in the amount of $5,627.00. Any amount left in the account would be used for the road to the new fire station.

PWD Bybee will get a cost estimate for the road material that will be needed for the new fire station. Chief Covey will contact the company and inquire when the warranties would begin and if the equipment would be able to be stored for a long period of time until it can be installed in the new station.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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 18, 2018.

Roll Call

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

Employees

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

Visitors

None.

Purpose

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 18, 2018. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Brekke.

Roll Call

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

Visitors

Present were Brylee Drury, Noah Drury, Noah D. Drury, Shellie Amundson, Desiree’ DeGiorgio, Susan Bolton, Terry Platts, Mike Jurak, Bob Nash,

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 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. June 4, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

Visitors Business

None.

Public Comment

Brylee Drury – Gooding Skate Park: Mrs. Drury came to the Council to express her concern in regards to how her son was treated by a police officer when he was asked to leave the skate park with his bike. She stated the officer was rude and scared her son. Mrs. Drury also requested the Council modify the skate park rules and regulations by allowing bikes and scooters to be allowed in the skate park. She stated she has talked to numerous citizens and they would not be opposed to allowing bikes at the skate park and that most citizens didn’t know bikes and scooters weren’t allowed in the skate park. Mrs. Drury would like to see more activities for the children in our city. In her research she has found that there are skate parks that do allow bikes and scooters and some that don’t allow bikes and scooters. Mrs. Drury presented pros and cons and stated she has spoken with Dreamland Skateparks to see if the skate park could withstand bikes and scooters. Dreamland Skateparks stated in the email to Mrs. Drury that they feel it is built well enough to withstand bikes and scooters but feel the noodle is a little tight for bikes. In her research she found the park should have included a bmx trail and picnic tables and that the city raised $182,000.00 for the entire project. She stated she is all for building a bmx trail but wants to know where the excess money is from the project since the bmx trail wasn’t constructed and the project was to be completed within two years. Councilman Arkoosh stated the money the City received was only for the skate park and some of the money received was a grant and a bmx trail was discussed to install at a later date since funds were not available for the entire project at that time. City Clerk Lierman stated the 2 year mark of completion was for the skate park only. Desiree’ DeGiorgio stated she owns a home in Gooding. Ms. DeGiorgio feels allowing the bikes and scooters on the skate park is a great idea so that they stay off of main street and personal property. The Mayor apologized for the police officers behavior and stated the Council will take the information under advisement and look back into the official records for an answer.
Unfinished Business

John Infanger – Riverside Estates; Installation of 5 Mobile Homes: Mayor Brekke presented a draft letter to the Council for review. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve the letter to Mr. Infanger regarding the installation of 5 mobile homes. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried.

Gooding Dog Pound; Gooding County Invoice: Councilman France stated City Clerk Lierman, Councilman Cram, Ordinance Officer Kelley, PWD Bybee, Todd Bunn and himself attended the Gooding County Commissioners meeting today. It was agreed that the County would pay 25% of the construction of the dog pound. The Commissioners requested a long term lease to show some ownership in the building. Both parties will meet with legal counsel to draft a long term lease agreement.

New Business

Appointment for Urban Renewal Board: Mayor Brekke appointed Shellie Amundson to the Urban Renewal Board.
Appointment for Planning & Zoning Commission: Mayor Brekke appointed Desiree’ DeGiorgio to the Planning & Zoning Commission.

Blue Sky Construction Pay Request #7 Approval: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Blue Sky Construction Pay Request #7 in the amount of $122,365.44. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried.

Keller Associates Invoice #36 for the Water Project Approval: Councilman France made a motion to approve Keller Associates Invoice #36 in the amount of $38,540.92. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

Keller Associates Invoice #5 for the WWTP Project Approval: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to approve Keller Associates Invoice #5 in the amount of $65,540.00. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried.

Wheeler Electric Final Invoice for AWOS Installation: Councilman France made a motion to approve Wheeler Electric request for reimbursement in the amount of $24,067.55. Motion seconded by Councilman Arkoosh. Motion carried.

Authorize A Journey Home/Jenna Allred to become an authorized Rescue Group for the City of Gooding Dog Pound: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to authorize A Journey Home/Jenna Allred as an authorized rescue group for the City of Gooding Dog Pound. Motion seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion carried.

Mike Jurak Requesting Permission from City to fly Ag Operations within City Limits: Mr. Jurak stated based on the Federal Aviation Administration Part 137 guidelines he must request permission from the Mayor or authorized public agent to perform aerial tasks of operation within ½ mile of city limits. Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to allow Red Baron Ag Services, Inc. to perform aerial tasks of operation within ½ mile of city limits. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried.

Eide Bailly LLP CPA; Annual Audit Contract: Councilman Arkoosh made a motion to allow Mayor Brekke to sign the annual audit contract with Eide Bailly LLP CPA. Motion seconded by Councilman Cram. Motion carried.

Department Reports

Police Chief Dave Fisher: Chief Fisher stated Officer Swanson will be returning from POST Academy this week and will be on duty next week. Due to Officer Knott resigning he has hired Larry Green III. Officer Green began today.
Chief Fisher stated he is unaware of the situation Mrs. Drury discussed with the Council earlier in the meeting. He will look into records and find out what the situation was. Chief Fisher stated his department is constantly asking anyone with bikes on the skate park to leave.

Fire Chief Brandon Covey: Chief Covey was not present.

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

Public Works Director Larry Bybee:
• Repaired a sink hole in a section of the taxiway at the Airport. The sink hole was caused by poor road edge drainage.
• PWD Bybee met with Kona Ice and the School District today. Kona Ice has asked to be allowed to set up a booth at the 4th of July event at the Middle School.
• The new sanitation truck is in the shop. The old truck is having problems holding onto cans.
• The streets crew will be prepping for chip sealing beginning July.
• The 14th Ave lift station was having trouble with the level control.
• The south well construction will begin on the 11th.
• Final paving for the water project will occur today and then the crew will be working with Blue Sky Construction to identify and correct all items on the list.
• The water service for the Clover Creek Properties showroom has been installed by Innovate Properties and the old 2” galvanized line running through the project has been abandoned.

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 8:13 pm.

ATTEST:

/S/ Hollye Lierman                                          /S/ Jeff Brekke
City Clerk                                                            Mayor

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