Mayor Thompson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Pledge of Allegiance
Councilor Henderson led the flag salute.
Present: Mayor Thompson, Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday, Councilor Fund, Councilor Henderson, Councilor Bates and Councilor Coumbs.
Absent: Councilor Trent.
1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented
MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE DELETION OF THE CITY MANAGER INTERVIEW FROM THE EXECUTIVE SESSION AND CHANGING THE TIME ESTIMATION TO 30 MINUTES...motion PASSED...6-0.
a. Dean Dahlin Day
Councilor Coumbs read the proclamation declaring May 10, 2011 as Dean Dahlin Day into the record and Dean Dahlin accepted it.
b. Public Works Week
Mayor Thompson read the proclamation declaring May 15-21, 2011 as Public Works Week into the record and Kahle Jennings and Kim Ashmore accepted it.
c. 60th Basic Marksmanship Encampment Weekend
Mayor Thompson read the proclamation declaring May 14-15, 2011 as 60th Basic Marksmanship Encampment Weekend into the record. There was no one present to accept it.
d. National Peace Officers Memorial Day
Mayor Thompson read the proclamation declaring May 15, 2011 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day into the record and Officer Paul McCormick and Officer Adam Haggerty accepted it.
a. Centralia Police Departmental Awards Ceremony
Chief Berg, Commander Rich and Commander Ross addressed the Council and gave out the following departmental awards.
Five Years of Service: Sergeant Stacy Denham, Officer Phillip Reynolds, Reserve officer David Sims and Police Records Technician Carin Haldy
Ten Years of Service: Officers Rick Hughes, Andie Humphrey, and Ruben Ramirez; and Reserve Officer Jeff Slotnick
Fifteen Years of Service: Commander Jim Rich and Sergeant Carl Buster
Twenty Years of Service: Commander Dave Ross, Sergeant Jim Shannon and Officer Wayne Compton
Thirty years of Service: Special Services Officer Everett Wohld
DUI Task Force Award: Officer Patty Finch
Certificate of Commendation: Officer Tracy Murphy
Citizen Commendation: Tanya and Marlo Poe
Citizen Volunteer of the Year: Heather Reiswig
Reserve Police Officer Volunteer
of the Year: David Sims
Chief's Award: Detective Doug Lee and Tracy Wiese
Employee of the Year: Rick Hughes
Special Recognition: Officer William H. Smith
4. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
Jeff Miller, CDA, addressed the Council and updated them on the flower baskets and Train Days. He spoke on the importance of the Wilson Hotel to the downtown.
Dan LaPlaunt, Centralia Historic Preservation Commission, addressed the Council and spoke on the agreement that was on the consent agenda tonight for the hearse and hack to be displayed at the Lewis County Historical Museum.
Lynne Treat, Chehalis, addressed the Council and spoke on fundraising for the Lewis County Animal Shelter. She invited the Council to attend a Vaudeville Event being held on May 21st at the Fox Theatre from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Sarena Haskins, Sensible Wa, addressed the Council and asked them to support I-1149.
Kim Ashmore - updated the Council on the Car Wash program.
Ed Williams - presented a certificate to Randi Leach for completion of the Northwest Power Association Utility Accounting Certificate Program and spoke on the BPA contract.
Mr. Hill - noted that the curbs, gutters and sidewalk issue has been given back to the Planning Commission for review.
Councilor Henderson - reported he attended the meeting with the School District regarding the indoor pool and a graffiti meeting.
Councilor Bates - reported he attended the meeting with the School District regarding the indoor pool, the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast and a Twin Transit meeting.
Councilor Fund - reported she attended the Bill signing at Trans Alta, the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, a tour with Dan Duffy of downtown Centralia, the meeting with the School District regarding the indoor pool and the Annual Scholars Luncheon at the Chamber. She noted that she would be attending the Flood Authority meeting next week and thanked Commander Rich for his efforts in locating the relatives of Officer William Smith.
Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, the meeting with the School District on the indoor pool and the Chehalis Providence Medical Center open house.
Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended the 30th Spring Youth Fair.
Mayor Thompson - reported he attended the Bill signing at Trans Alta, the meeting with the School District on the indoor pool and the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. Councilor Henderson noted that it was Mayor Thompson's 66th birthday.
6. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval for May 10, 2011 #111803-111967 $283,694.21
b. Payroll Approval for May 5, 2011 #126252-126325 and direct deposits #15066-15217 $1,119,463.69
c. Notification of Claims for Damages 1)David W. Low $75,000 2)David W. Low $50,000
d. Consideration of meeting minutes for April 26, 2011
e. Consideration of Change Order #5 -Yelm Turbine Generator Repair $178,702.80
f. Consideration of bid award to Michels Power - Cooks Hill Distribution Construction $615,032.63
g. Consideration of bid award to Titan Earthwork - 2009 Sewer I & I Reduction $4,430,901.63
h. Consideration of small works bid award to Molecular Inc - Wet Well Coating $37,872.90
i. Consideration of agreement with Painter Preservation and Planning
j. Consideration of agreement with Lewis County Historical Museum
MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO ACCEPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...6-0.
7. Consideration of Change Order #2 - Centralia Sports Complex Roadway, Parking & Storm System $62,148.66
MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER #2 FOR THE CENTRALIA SPORTS COMPLEX ROADWAY, PARKING & STORM SYSTEM IN THE AMOUNT OF $61,148.66...motion PASSED...6-0.
It was the consensus of the Council that there be an update on the progress of the sport complex on the next agenda.
8. Executive Session to conduct the the Sale of Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(b), the Purchase of Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c) Anticipated to take approximately 30 minutes with no formal action to be taken after.
MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AFTER A 10 MINUTE RECESS FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES TO DISCUSS THE SALE AND PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE...motion PASSED...6-0.
The Executive Session began at 8:51 pm and ended at 9:21 pm with no formal action
Mayor Thompson adjourned the meeting at 9:21 pm.
Deena Bilodeau, CMC City Clerk
Harlan Thompson, Mayor
City of Centralia