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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Mayor Thompson called the regular meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Coumbs led the flag salute.

Attendance

Present: Mayor Thompson, Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday, Councilor Fund, Councilor Henderson, Councilor Trent, Councilor Bates and Councilor Coumbs.

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE AMENDMENT OF ITEM #9, THE RESOLUTION ON THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES, BEING MOVED TO THE AUGUST 23RD AGENDA...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Trent).

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

There were none.

3. Presentations

a. Steve Harvey, Director of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments

Mr. Harvey addressed the Council and requested them to sign a letter of support for the HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant. Brief discussion followed and it was the consensus of the Council that this be placed on the August 23rd agenda for consideration and action.

4. Reports

Councilor Trent - reported he attended a Law and Justice and a Graffiti meeting. He reminded the public that the parking lot across from City Hall is no longer public parking.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended a Southwest Clean Air Authority meeting.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended a Centralia Downtown Association and Twin Transit meeting.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended National Night Out, a Chamber meeting and Music in the Park.

Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended Music in the Park, National Night Out, thanked all of the sponsors of the Downtown Flower Baskets and spoke on the upcoming Southwest Washington Fair.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended the Chehalis River Basin Partnership meeting, National Night Out, Music in the Park and the Pet Show.

Mayor Thompson - reported he attended the Chamber Forum, Judged the Pet Show, National Night Out and a fundraiser for the 15 year old Babe Ruth team that will be competing in the World Series in New York.

Mr. Hill - reported on events at the Park Complex.

Kahle Jennings - reported on the Skookumchuck Levee Repair and Tree Removal Project.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for August 9, 2011 #113029-113031, 113061-113224 $544,409.36

b. Payroll Approval for August 5, 2011 #126582-126703 and direct deposits #15789-15937 $1,185,088.69

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for July 25 & 26, 2011

d. Consideration of Small Works Bid Award-Maple Street Concrete $2,697.50

e. Consideration of contract for May Street Substation Design 2011 & 2012 $150,000

f. Consideration of Change Order # 1 - Sewer I & I Reduction project $86,263.80

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.

6. Consideration of a Interlocal Agreement with the City of Chehalis for Vactor Truck Rental

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF CHEHALIS FOR THE VACTOR TRUCK RENTAL...

Kim Ashmore, Stormwater Manager, addressed the Council and noted that because Stormwater does not own a vactor truck, and the Wastewater truck is only available on Fridays, he is asking to enter into this agreement with Chehalis for the use of their vactor truck to complete maintenance needed before the rainy season begins.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...7-0.

7. Consideration of a Resolution in Support of the Centralia School District placing an Advisory Measure on the November Ballot to determine indoor pool support

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CENTRALIA SCHOOL DISTRICT PLACING AN ADVISORY MEASURE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT TO DETERMINE INDOOR POOL SUPPORT...

Mr. Hill addressed the Council and gave the background on the pool including the most recent budget constraints on not only the City but the School District as well. He reviewed the necessary improvements as determined by the Technical Team that was made up of representatives by all financial parties. Mr. Hill added that the cost of sharing the ballot measure expenses would be approximately $500. Brief Council discussion followed.

Denny DeGross, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the pool but noted he was not sure that an advisory ballot was a good idea.

Todd Mason, Chehalis, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the pool, but in opposition of the advisory ballot at this time.

Wynette Highet, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the pool open and spoke against the advisory ballot.

Joyce Barnes, Centralia, addressed the Council and noted her opposition to the advisory ballot and new taxes.

Councilor Trent noted that he is in favor of the pool, however he is in opposition to any new taxes and the question is how are the citizens going to pay for it. Councilor Henderson noted he was impressed with the solutions the citizens we coming up with and that he was opposed to the advisory ballot and additional taxes. Councilor's Bates and Fund thanked the citizens for coming to the meeting and both noted that they needed more information and options. Mayor Pr-Tem Canaday suggested that a citizen group look into forming a 501c3 and start a foundation similar to the Pearl Street Pool organization FIN.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion FAILED...0-7.

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO TAKE A 10 MINUTE RECESS AT 9:12 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.

The meeting was called back to order at 9:23 pm.@

8. Consideration of a Resolution declaring Certain Property surplus - Wilson Hotel

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE WILSON HOTEL TO BE SURPLUS...motion PASSED...7-0.

9. Consideration of a Resolution amending the Design & Development Guidelines

This item was moved to the August 23, 2011 City Council meeting.

10. Consideration of first reading of an Ordinance amending CMC Chapter 16.21 - Floodplain Management

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CMC CHAPTER 16.21 - FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT...

City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson addressed the Council and reviewed the background leading to this ordinance

In response to Councilor Henderson's question as to the language and the impact this will have on other development and make this an option of the developer not the director of the director, Ms Murphy-Olson stated that the intention was to have each development looked at on a case by case basis. Councilor Trent suggested that it be at the discretion of the Planning Commission or another group when this option is sought. Ms. Murphy-Olson noted that this will be a rare occasion that this will come up.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...7-0.

11. Consideration of first reading of an Ordinance adding a CMC Chapter 2.15 - Police Department

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE AN ORDINANCE ADDING CMC CHAPTER 2.15 - POLICE DEPARTMENT...motion PASSED...7-0.

12. Consideration of first reading of an Ordinance establishing a moratorium on Medical Marijuana Collective Gardens

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA COLLECTIVE GARDENS...

City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson addressed the Council and stated that this ordinance was before the Council due to recent legislation pertaining to collective gardens. She added that the City does not have regulations at this time and per RCW 36.70A.309 the City could enact a moratorium or interim controls for land use matters with a public hearing held within 60 days. Staff recommends passage of the moratorium and the hearing scheduled for September 27, 2011 at the regular City Council meeting.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Trent).

Adjournment

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 10:00 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.

Submitted By: @

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Deena Bilodeau, CMC City Clerk@

Approved By:@

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Harlan Thompson, Mayor City of Centralia



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