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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CITY OF CENTRALIA
RECORD OF COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday - October 27, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Mayor Browning called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Bates led the flag salute.

Attendance
Present: Mayor Browning, Councilor Coumbs, Councilor Thompson, Councilor Barrett and Councilor Bates.
Absent: Councilor Shannon and Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday.

1. Approval of Amended Agenda - As Presented
COUNCILOR BARRETT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO AMEND THE AGENDA BY ADDING POTENTIAL LITIGATION TO THE EXECUTIVE SESSION...motion PASSED...5-0.
COUNCILOR BARRETT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR THOMPSON, TO APPROVE THE AMENDED AGENDA AS AMENDED...motion PASSED...5-0.

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
Carol Lee Neely, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the closing of the outdoor pool for one year.
Rebecca Staebler, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on ArTrails and against the elimination of the Economic Development Department.
Jinny Burns, Centralia Timberland Library, addressed the Council and updated them on events at the library.
Robert Tomlinson, Centralia, addressed the Council and invited them to the Centralia Downtown Association meeting on October 28th at 6:30 pm, in addition to the Ghosts & Legends on October 30th. He added that he was opposed to the elimination of the Economic Development Department.

3. Reports
Patrick Sorensen - reported on the protocol manual, panhandling ordinance and various upcoming meetings.
Councilor Thompson - had no report.
Councilor Barrett - had no report.
Councilor Bates - reported he attended the Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority meeting.
Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended the Washington State Fire Commissioners Convention in Spokane.
Mayor Browning - reported she attended the Transportation Coalition meeting and the AWC meeting in Aberdeen.

4. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval for October 27, 2009 $2,258,300.02 #104022, 104030-104262
b. Payroll Approval for October 20, 2009 #123722-123751 and direct deposit
#10865-10949 $113,670.00
c. Approval of meeting minutes for October 13, 2009
d. Notification of Claim for Damages 1)Michael Harris $10,000
e. Ratification of small works bid award-Yelm Hydro Plant Security Fencing
f. Ratification of small works bid award-Nick Rd Asphalt Repair
g. Approval of bid award-Manlift Truck
h. Approval of Change Order #1 and Final Acceptance-Yelm Backup Generator
i. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement for Grant Funding- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...5-0.

5. Approval of the Lodging Tax Fund Grant Allocations
COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR THOMPSON, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATION FROM THE LODGING TAX FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE STANDARD AGREEMENT WITH EACH ORGANIZATION: 1)VISITING NURSES FOUNDATION $20,375 2)ARTRAILS $25,000 3)HISTORIC FOX THEATER RESTORATIONS 20,625 4)JUPITER ARTS CENTER & GALLERY $13,000- WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: THAT THE ORGANIZATION OBTAINS A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT STATUS AND PROVIDES PROOF OF SUCH TO THE CITY OF CENTRALIA...
Mr. Sorensen reviewed the process with the Council and noted that there were only four applicants, all of which received some funding. After a brief discussion on the process and guidelines,
Mayor Browning called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...5-0.

6. Approval of a Resolution declaring certain personal property surplus
COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR THOMPSON, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL ADOPT A RESOLUTION DECLARING CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY TO BE SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING STAFF TO DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY FOR THE HIGHEST AND BEST PRICE...motion PASSED...5-0.


Adjournment
COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR THOMPSON, TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:36 PM FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES TO DISCUSS LABOR ISSUES AND POTENTIAL LITIGATION...motion PASSED...5-0.

The Execution Session was adjourned at 7:56 pm with nothing to report.

Mayor Browning called the Workshop to discuss the 2010 Budget to order at 8:12 pm. In attendance were: Mayor Browning, Councilor Thompson, Councilor Barrett, Councilor Coumbs, Patrick Sorensen, Brad Ford, Bob Berg, Deena Bilodeau, Shannon Murphy-Olson, Polo Enriquez, Kahle Jennings, Jan Stemkoski, Candice Rydalch, Emil Pierson and various other staff, candidates and members of the public.

Mr. Sorensen gave an overview of the General Fund for the Council and audience. Chief Berg gave a presentation on the Police Department budget items and Mr. Pierson presented the Community Development and Parks Department budgets. Mr. Ford reviewed the Special Revenue and Capital Funds in detail.

Matt Evans, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on his opposition to closing the outdoor pool for the year 2010.

The Workshop was adjourned at 9:22 pm.

Submitted By:
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Deena Bilodeau, CMC

City Clerk
Approved By:

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Tim A. Browning, Mayor
City of Centralia

 

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