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City

Government

City Council Agenda

The Gooding City Council meets regularly on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Gooding Municipal Building, 308 5th Ave West, Gooding, Idaho. The Gooding Mayor, City Council and Staff welcome you to attend their meetings. We appreciate and encourage public participation. However, the formality of procedures varies with the purpose and subject of the agenda item; therefore, the Mayor may exercise discretion in deciding when to allow public comment during the course of the proceedings and limitations may be placed on the time allowed for comments. 

Citizens wishing to address the Mayor and Council may call the City Clerk at 208 595-4234 and ask to be placed on the agenda (Request must be made at least five days before the meeting). Any person requiring special assistance should call five days prior to the meeting so that arrangements may be made.

First Monday

  • January 4, 2021 
  • February 1, 2021 
  • March 1, 2021 
  • April 5, 2021
  • May 3, 2021
  • June 7, 2021
  • July 5, 2021 (Closed for 4th of July) 
  • August 2, 2021 
  • September 6, 2021 (Labor Day) 
  • October 4, 2021
  • November 1, 2021
  • December 6, 2021

Third Monday

  • January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) 
  • February 15, 2021 (Presidents Day) 
  • March 15, 2021
  • April 19, 2021
  • May 17, 2021
  • June 21, 2021
  • July 19, 2021
  • August 16, 2021 
  • September 20, 2021
  • October 18, 2021 
  • November 15, 2021
  • December 20, 2021

Elected Officials

Mayor

Jeff Brekke

mayor@goodingidaho.org
Office: 208.934.5669
Cell: 208 830-3923

The Mayor is the superintending and administrative officer of the City. The Mayor signs officially for and in behalf of the City on all contracts, including all deeds, bonds, bills, notes, obligations and other agreements to which the City is a party, and may borrow money on the credit of the City when authorized by the Council.

The Mayor has the power to veto or sign any ordinance or resolution passed by the Council, provided that any ordinance or resolution vetoed by the Mayor may be passed over the veto by a vote of one- half (1/2) plus one of the members of the full Council.

The Mayor has the power to require a report from any City officer, and to report to the Council on any subject pertaining to the Office of the Mayor.

The Mayor has jurisdiction over all places within the corporate limits of the City for the enforcement of any health or quarantine ordinance, and has jurisdiction in all matters except taxation within the corporate limits. The Mayor is nominated and elected in accordance with the laws of the City of Gooding and the State of Idaho. The term of the office is four years.

Council

Michael ‘Mitch’ Arkoosh
Council President
Chuck Cram
Councilman
Jan Shepherd
Councilwoman
Jerry Pierce
Councilman

State Statutes provide for two forms of municipal government within the State of Idaho, the Council-Mayor form and the Council-Manager form. This City of Gooding has the Council-Mayor form of government within which there are four Council members and a Mayor which are elected separately and serve a four year term. The four Council members, are all elected at large. Council member elections are held every two years. Terms are staggered so that two of the four seats are open at each election. The next election will be conducted November 7, 2023.

The Council serves as the legislative and judicial arm of the City government and enacts ordinances (local laws), passes resolutions (statements of policy), confirms the Mayor’s appointments of City officials and citizen advisory commission members, approves the City’s annual budget, and serves as the quasi-judicial hearing body for public hearings and appeals of other City Boards and Commissions. Regular meetings of the Council are held in the Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 308 5th Ave East. Meetings are usually scheduled for the first and third Monday of each month, except when those days coincide with a legal holiday. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Council elects a President from among its members at its first meeting in January every year. The Council President serves as Mayor in his/her absence and has such other duties and responsibilities as the Council may from time to time by vote or by resolution.

Staff

City Clerk

Hollye Lierman
hlierman@goodingidaho.org
( 208) 595-4234

The city clerk has the statutory responsibility of keeping a correct journal of the proceeding of the council and has custody of all laws and ordinances of the city. (IC 50-207) The City Clerk serves as the custodian of all public records for the City, ensures legal compliance for public notices and official records, and provides a variety of public services. 

City Clerk attends and records City Council sessions; preparing the agenda and information packets for Council meetings. The City Clerk performs administrative work to support the Mayor and City Council. 

Our goal is to provide quality general governmental administrative services to the City of Gooding staff, elected officials, and members of the community.

Functions

Functions of the City Clerk’s office include:
– Building Permit Applications
– Planning and Zoning
– City Park reservations
– Dog Licensing
– Alcohol Beverage licensing
– Alcohol Catering permits
– Parade permits
– Public Records Requests
– City Elections
– Payroll
– Personnel / Human Resources
– The payroll function throughout the City, including such activities as the calculation and preparation of employee-related withholdings, preparation of payroll checks, and preparation of federal & state tax reports.
– Water, Sewer, Sanitation Services

City Treasurer

Brenda Aquiso
baquiso@goodingidaho.org
(208) 595-4905

The City Treasurer is responsible for the preparation and record keeping of the City’s financial undertakings, including preparation of financial statements and expenditure and revenue reports, plus monitoring of grants revenue and expenditures. The City Treasurer is responsible for payment of claims presented to the City regularly for goods and services provided by vendors to City departments. The city treasurer office is responsible for the treasury function of the City, including management of cash flows and investments.

The – Accounts Payable – Payment of claims presented to the City regularly for goods and services provided by vendors to City departments.- Accounts Receivable – The treasury function of the City, including management of cash flows and investments, plus the billing and collection for City utilities.

Waterworks Clerk

Hayden Peterson
hpeterson@goodingidaho.org
(208) 595-4173

The Waterworks Clerk is responsible for preparing monthly billings, taking payments, setting up and closing accounts, records changes to accounts, prepares shutoff orders, processes rate changes, issues dog licenses, building permits, catering permits and burn permits.

Public Works Director

Larry Bybee
lbybee@goodingidaho.org
(208) 595-4902

The Public Works Department consists of several Departments; 

Streets– the City of Gooding maintains approximately 23 miles of roadway, maintenance activities include; sweeping, striping center lines and crosswalks, snow plowing, grading and gravel placement of alleys and road edges, patching potholes, asphalt seal coating and pavement overlay projects, maintaining street signs and city owned street lighting. Main Street which is Highway 46 is actually under the control of the Idaho Transportation Department. The City Maintenance Yard and Shop is located at 222 3rd Ave West. 

Sanitation– the Sanitation Department is responsible for the collection of all Commercial and Residential solid waste placed curbside within the city, bulk recycling containers are located at City Hall and currently accept; Cardboard, Tin cans, Aluminum cans and Newspaper.

Tree Yard– the Tree Yard is open to both residents of the City and County of Gooding, the facility operates from around May through October depending on the weather, the pulverized mulch is available for $1 a cubic yard, a cubic yard is 3’ X 3’ X 3’, large quantities are available but must be self-loaded, the proceeds for the sale of the mulch in addition to funding from Gooding County help offset the operational costs of the program. 

Water– the Water Department Operates 3 ground water pumping facilities and 40 miles of Distribution system piping. The Department is currently completing 2 additional pumping facilities to meet daily demands. The Water/ Utility Billing Department is located in the Gooding Municipal Building 308 5th Ave West. 

Wastewater– the Sewer Department Operates 1 treatment plant which is the receiving point for all the Wastewater generated in town and then processes it to meet Federal discharge standards. The Waste Water Treatment Plant is located at 1775 So 1800 East. Wastewater is brought to the plant by 9 Lift stations and 20.2 miles of collection piping, because the system works by using gravity to carry Wastewater through the pipes the lift stations allow the Wastewater to be transported to the Treatment plant from the far reaches of town. Parks– the Parks Department Operates 3 Parks; The East Park located on Illinois Street between 3rd and 4th East, West Park located on 9th West between Idaho and Nevada Streets. Lions Park is located at the intersection of Main Street and 10th West. Municipal Airport– the Gooding Municipal Airport is home to 89 aircraft and proudly has the lowest fuel prices for many miles around, Courtesy cars are available for our out of town visitors, please call for availability. The Airport is currently in the process of installing an AWOS system (Automated Weather Observing System) and extending the runway length to provide a greater level of safety and the ability to accommodate larger aircraft, the airport is located at 1945 Airport Road. The Public Works Department employs 13 full-time and 4 seasonal positions to provide these services.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

City of Gooding 
308 5th Ave West, Gooding ID 83330 
Phone: (208) 934-5669 
Fax: (208) 934-5425 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday