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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mayor Thompson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Henderson led the flag salute.

Attendance

Present: Mayor Thompson, Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday, Councilor Fund, Councilor Trent, Councilor Bates, Councilor Henderson 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 PULLING ITEM #6 - THE AGREEMENT WITH CENTRALIANS 1 AND HISTORIC FOX THEATRE - AND PLACING IT ON THE OCTOBER 25, 2011 MEETING AGENDA...motion PASSED...7 0.

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Selina Gomez-Beloz, library, addressed the Council and spoke on the upcoming closure of the library on October 20 - 29, 2011. She noted that closure was to replace several desk areas in the library.

Arlo Poe, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the Riverside Hotel and how he would like to see the Fire Department do a practice burn there and then have a RV Park built there.

3. Presentations

a. Public Facilities District

A representative was not present for this presentation.

4. Reports

Councilor Trent - reported he attended a graffiti meeting and a Finance Committee meeting.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended a Southwest Clean Air meeting and spoke to the concerns the community has with the Public Facilities District and the Sports Complex.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended the Filed Day at the Christian School, Customer Appreciation Night at Riverside Golf course, a CDA meeting and a Twin Transit meeting.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended the Chamber Forum, Story time at the library, the Field Day at the Christian School, and the Flood Authority Rolling School Bus Tour.

Councilor Coumbs - reported on the Christmas Tree Lighting planned for Borst Park.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended meetings of the Fire Authority and Public Facilities District, the Field Day at the Christian School and judged Fire Posters for Fire Prevention Week.

Mayor Thompson - had no report.

Mr. Hill - reported on the Public Facilities District meeting and the Budget Workshop scheduled for October 17 at 6:00 pm. Councilor Fund requested he find out why there was not a PFD representative here for their presentation tonight.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for October 11, 2011 #113983 - 114140 $1,212,097.70

b. Payroll Approval for October 5, 2011 #126856-126953 and direct deposits #16267-16414 $1,168,704.60

c. Notification of Claim for Damages 1)David Crane $208.06

d. Consideration to approve meeting minutes September 27, 201

e. Consideration of Change Order #1-City Light Roof Replacement $22,656

f. Consideration of a Small Works Bid Award-Gold Street Roadway Patching $13,000

g. Consideration of Public Works Contract with McCann's Property Plus-Demolition of 1220 Woodland Ave $17,264

h. Consideration of Contract with Columbia REA-Safety Program & Training $24,438

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA WITH THE AMENDMENT OF PULLING ITEM 5H OFF TO ADDRESS SEPARATELY...motion PASSED...7-0.

5 h. Consideration of Contract with Columbia REA-Safety Program & Training $24,438

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH COLUMBIA REA FOR SAFETY PROGRAM AND TRAINING IN THE AMOUNT OF $24,438...

At the request of Councilor Henderson, City Light Director Ed Williams gave a brief overview of the item including safety issues, RCW compliance, in-house training and potential cost saving in the future. After brief discussion,

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

6. Consideration of an agreement with Centralians 1 and Historic Fox Theatre for Capitol Improvements

This item was postponed to the October 25, 2011 agenda.

7. Consideration of the Findings of Fact related to the Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Collective Gardens

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON. TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT RELATED TO THE MORATORIUM ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA COLLECTIVE GARDENS...

City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson noted that the findings of fact contain recitals of Ordinance #2286 adopted by Council on August 23, 2011 and additional information presented by Chief Berg at the public hearing held on September 27, 2011. Chief Berg spoke briefly to the issue and that it was pertaining to the Collective Garden portion. Councilor Trent noted that he felt the "do nothing" approach should be taken and he would be voting against the motion.

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

8. Consideration of an amended Cooperative Operations Agreement for the Indoor Pool

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE THE AMENDED COOPERATIVE OPERATIONS AGREEMENT FOR THE INDOOR POOL...

Mr. Hill addressed the City Council and stated that this was an annual agreement to update the cost of utilities. He added that the estimate was down from last year. Council discussion followed pertaining to the total cost to the City for the pool annually, the Technical Team moving towards a Strategic Plan, and the fact that the City does not have an out clause.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO TABLE THIS MOTION UNTIL SOME TIME AFTER THE BUDGET WORKSHOP THAT IS BEING HELD ON OCTOBER 17TH...motion PASSED...7-0.

9. Consideration of first reading of the 2011 Budget Amendment #2 Ordinance

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE THE 2011 BUDGET AMENDMENT #2 ORDINANCE...

Finance Director Brad Ford addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed amendments with the Council and audience. Councilor Coumbs stated that it was the recommendation of the Finance Committee to approve the ordinance. Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday thanked the City Manager and Staff for all of their hard work on the amendment. Councilor Trent noted that this amendment was a minor housekeeping ordinance and he was in favor of its passage.

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

Adjournment

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT8:20 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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