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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mayor Thompson called the regular meeting to order at 7:02 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Fund led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: Councilor Bates and Councilor Henderson.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, 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...5-0.

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

David Underwood, Fox Theatre, addressed the Council and invited them to the theatre on August 27th at 7:00 pm to see the movie "The Blob".

3. Proclamations

a. Health and Wellness Day

Mayor Thompson read the proclamation declaring September 17, 2011 as Health and Wellness Day and Chris Thomas and Maretta Berg accepted it on behalf of the Wellness Round-up.

4. Presentations

a. Growing Places Farms

Lynn Ford and Kaaren Spanski-Dreffin addressed the Council and updated them on the Youth Programs at Growing Places Farms.

b. 1-Day Community Church Project

Kim Ashmore addressed the Council a spoke on the community project that was taking place on August 28th with local churches and citizens cleaning up Centralia.

c. Public Facilities District

Rose Bowman addressed the Council and updated them on the building at the sports complex. She noted that options were being reviewed and that a smaller building would have to be built due to funding issues.

5. Reports

Councilor Trent - reported he attended the fair and would like to continue to work on the pool issues.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended a Flood Authority meeting, Music in the Park and the fair.

Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended the fair and a solid Waste Advisory meeting.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended the Real Hero's Breakfast, the fair, a North Lewis Regional Fire meeting and Music in the Park.

Mayor Thompson - reported he attended the fair, the Real Hero's Breakfast and Music in the Park. He read a letter from Renata Johnson of the outlets that supported the Event Center and the boost to the shopping it has brought.

Mr. Hill - reported on the revenue boost from the event center and updated the Council on the Wilson Hotel.

Brad Ford - gave an update on the 2011 Budget Revenues to date for the Council and audience.

Kim Ashmore - reported that the graffiti reporting form is now available on the City's website.

6. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for August 23, 2011 #113266, 113267-113455 $1,613,115.28

b. Payroll Approval for August 19, 2011 #126705-126723 and direct deposits #15938- 6027 $111,320.00

c. Notification of a claim for damages 1) Crystal Bailey $2,700 2) Debie Gross $659.77

d. Addendum #2 for Urban Catch Basin Retrofit Study $5,000

e. Interlocal Agreement for Use of Small Works Roster by Riverside Fire Authority

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...5-0.

7. Consideration of a Letter of Support for the Cowlitz-Lewis Economic Development District

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE THE LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR THE COWLITZ-LEWIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT...

Mr. Hill reviewed the background on the request to have the City sign a letter of support for the Cowlitz-Lewis Economic Development grant. Mr. Harvey addressed the Council and reviewed the grant summary and Lewis County Commissioner Ron Averill noted that the County had already signed a letter of support in addition to the City of Chehalis. Council discussion followed and it was noted that it would have to come back before the Council and at that point the Council could choose to move forward with their support or back out.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...4-1 (Councilor Trent).

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

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES...motion PASSED... 4-1 (Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday).

9. Consideration of second reading of an Ordinance amending CMC Chapter 16.21 - Floodplain Management

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

Community Development Director Emil Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed changes and noted that he felt all Council concerns had been met.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...5-0.

10. Consideration of second reading of an Ordinance establishing a moratorium on Medical Marijuana Collective Gardens

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

City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson addressed the Council and stated the ordinance was before Council for second reading to enact a moratorium or interim controls for land use matters with a public hearing scheduled for September 27, 2011. She added that the basis for the moratorium was to give staff time to discuss and determine how to deal with such types of businesses.

Ryan Shewell, Chehalis, addressed the Council and spoke against the moratorium.

Sarena Haskins, Thurston County, addressed the Council and spoke against the moratorium.

Heather Bodin, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the moratorium.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...4-1 (Councilor Trent).

11. Consideration of first reading of an Ordinance Authorizing a Traffic Safety School

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING TRAFFIC SCHOOL...

Chief Berg addressed the Council and reviewed the ordinance for the Council and noted that it would give the judge the authority to mandate traffic school rather than it only being voluntary.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...5-0.

12. Consideration of second reading of an Ordinance adding a CMC Chapter 2.15 - Police Department

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE AN ORDINANCE ON SECOND READING ADDING CMC CHAPTER 2.15 - POLICE DEPARTMENT...motion PASSED...5-0.

13. Consideration of a contract with Washington State Military Department for an Emergency Planning Grant

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF WASHINGTON MILITARY DEPARTMENT AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CENTRALIA...motion PASSED...5-0. @

14. Consideration of Contract No. CCL 2011-16 for High Voltage Electrical Tree Trimming

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT FOR HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL TREE TRIMMING TO KEMP WEST INC FOR $130,000...

City Light Director Ed Williams and Line Superintendant Jeff Hoyt addressed the Council and reviewed the project and noted that the bids for the project came in too high. Mr. Hoyt explained that due to the high bids, he had to review the lines and choose those that were in highest need of trimming to stay within the $130,000 budget.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...5-0.

15. Executive Session to discuss real estate issues pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1) with no action to be taken after. Expected to last approximately 15 minutes.

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO RECESS INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 9:01 PM...motion PASSED...5-0.

The Executive Session began at 9:09 pm and ended at 9:24 pm with no formal action taken.

Adjournment

Mayor Thompson adjourned the meeting at 9:24 pm.

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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