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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mayor Thompson called the regular meeting to order at 7:01 pm. 

Pledge of Allegiance 

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0. 

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items 

Jeff Miller & Paige Merriman, CDA, addressed the Council and updated them on the upcoming Tractor Parade being held on December 17th at 6:00 pm. 

3. Presentations

a. Transfer Station - Lewis County

Tim Elsie, Lewis County, addressed the Council and spoke on the new Express Service option at the Transfer Station that started November 1st.

4. Reports 

Councilor Trent - had no report. 

Councilor Henderson - had no report.

Councilor Bates - had no report.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended a Flood Authority meeting and spoke on the early warning notifications on Channel 3.

Councilor Coumbs - reported on the Borst Park Christmas lights.

Mayor Thompson - had no report.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - presented Mayor Thompson with a plaque and gavel on behalf of the City of Centralia for his years of service on the Council. Mayor Thompson thanked everyone. 

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for December 13, 2011 #114760, 114787-114972 $632,855.84

b. Payroll Approval for December 5, 2011 #127069-127140 and direct deposits #16746-16896 $1,160,284.50

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for November 22, 2011

d. Consideration of Change Order #1- Rock Street Bridge Project

e. Consideration of Change Order #1 and Final Acceptance - Cooks Hill Distribution Feeder C5 & C6 $617,642.20

f. Consideration of Contract with PBS Engineering for Lead and Abestos Abatement $23,466.75

g. Consideration of lease agreement with Scotty's Snack Shack for Concession Stand

h. Consideration of a contract for Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

i. Consideration to extend a contract for Public Defender

j. Consideration to amend Interlocal Agreement related to Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Authority

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ...motion PASSED...7-0. 

6. Consideration to appoint Patty Broom and Jan Buffington to the Library Board

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF PATTY BROOM AND JAN BUFFINGTON TO THE LIBRARY BOARD...motion PASSED...7-0.

7. Public Hearing related to Surplus Property

Mayor Thompson opened the meeting at 7:27 pm.

Public Works Director Kahle Jennings reviewed the list of items to be surplus. There being no public comment,

Mayor Thompson closed the meeting at 7:30 pm.

8. Consideration of a resolution declaring certain property to be surplus

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION DECLARING CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY TO BE SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY...motion PASSED...7-0.

9. Consideration of an Interim Agreement with Lewis County regarding the Transfer Station

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE AN INTERIM AGREEMENT WITH LEWIS COUNTY AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT...

Mr. Jennings addressed the Council and stated that the agreement expired in June of 2011 and he was asking for an extension until the host fees could be revisited.

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

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

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO TAKE THIS ITEM OFF THE TABLE...motion PASSED...7-0.

City Clerk Deena Bilodeau stated that the following motion from the October 11, 2011 City Council meeting was now back on the floor:

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

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO AMEND THE MOTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS: THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CENTRALIA APPROVE THE AMENDMENT TO THE 2000 COOPERATIVE OPERATIONS AGREEMENT FOR THE COMMUNITY INDOOR SWIMMING POOL, WHICH HAS BEEN AMENDED IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS TO REFLECT AN UPDATED ESTIMATE OF UTILITY COSTS...motion PASSED...7-0.

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

Councilor Trent noted that although he did not like the way the contract was written, he was not going to vote against the amendment to change the utility costs

11. Consideration of an Intergovernmental Agreement with Lewis County for Post Arrest/Pre-Booking Medical Costs for individuals arrested by Centralia Police Department

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH LEWIS COUNTY FOR POST ARREST/PRE-BOOKING MEDICAL COSTS FOR INDIVIDUALS ARRESTED BY THE CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT...@

Chief Berg addressed the Council and reviewed the background of this issue and explained that this agreement allows for the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, at no cost to the City, to be the sole receiver of all medical bills from Providence or the Physicians Group on behalf of the City. He added that after attempted collection, Lewis County would then back-bill the Centralia Police Department for anything they had to pay. This agreement will be effective November 7, 2011 forward. After brief Council discussion,

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

12. Consideration to participate in the Washington State Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO AUTHORIZE CITY LIGHT TO MAKE AN $8000 CONTRIBUTION TO THE CENTRALIA DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION AND THE GENERAL FUND TO TRANSFER $2000 TO CITY LIGHT...

Mr. Hill noted that the Centralia Downtown Association (CDA) had contacted the City regarding the Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program, which provides a Business & Occupation or Public Utility tax credit of 75% for contributions made to eligible downtown organizations. The CDA is an eligible organization and City Light is eligible to make contributions through this program. He added that the remaining 25% out of pocket contribution would be reimbursed by a transfer from the General Fund. Councilor Henderson stated he was in favor of this item and noted that the CDA needed to fund-raise and find ways to become more self reliant in the future. Councilor Trent noted that he was against taking any extra money that may be available in the General Fund.

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

13. Consideration of a resolution related to procuring Above High Water Mark Power for 2015-2019

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ENABLING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A STATEMENT OF INTENT AGREEMENT WITH NRU/NIES FOR THE PURCHASE OF POWER IN THE PERIOD 2015-2019...

City Light Director Ed Williams addressed the Council and reviewed the background on the current contract with BPA for Tier 1 power and the commitment to purchase Above High Water Mark power from non-Federal sources for 2015 - 2019. He added that it would be prudent to commit to purchasing some of the power needs for that period now as the prices are very attractive.

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

14. Consideration of Interlocal Agreement for the mandated Shoreline Master Program Update

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR THE MANDATED SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM UPDATE AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGH SAID AGREEMENT...

Community Development Director Emil Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the background and the legislative mandate that governs the plan. He noted that Ecology and staff recommend that Lewis County, Centralia, Chehalis, Morton and Winlock work collectively to complete the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act. He then reviewed the requirements and noted that Lewis County and the involved cities would be applying for a DOE grant for funding.

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

15. Consideration of a request to amend the City's Urban Growth Boundary

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE REQUEST TO AMEND THE CENTRALIA URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY BY REDUCING 625 ACRES IN THE RIVER HEIGHTS AREA AND PROCEED WITH AN APPLICATION TO LEWIS COUNTY...

Mr. Pierson reviewed the background and the steps that would need to be taken to amend the City's Urban Growth Area. In response to Councilor Bates question as to if the process could be stopped in the future if this motion passed, Mr. Pierson stated that there would be opportunities throughout the process to stop.

Steve Wohld, Centralia, addressed the Council and stated that the process was moving forward rather quickly and asked that the motion be tabled so that the property owners can be included in the process. John Wiley, Centralia, addressed the Council and thanked Mayor Thompson for all he has done for the City of Centralia. Mr. Wiley noted that he would like to see this vote held off as well.

Council discussion followed at which time a question as to a December 31, 2011 deadline was brought up. Commissioner Averil addressed the Council and noted that there was no such deadline.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion FAILED...3-4 (Mayor Thompson, Councilor Bates, Councilor Fund and Councilor Trent).

It was the consensus of the Council to hold a Workshop on this issue sometime after the first of the year.

16. Consideration of second reading of an Ordinance granting Nonexclusive Telecommunications Franchise Agreement with NoaNet

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A NONEXCLUSIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH NOANET...motion PASSED...7-0.

17. Consideration of cancellation of the December 27, 2011 City Council Meeting and authorize the Finance Committee to approve voucher run for that date

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE CANCELLATION OF THE DECEMBER 27, 2011 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND AUTHORIZE THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO APPROVE THE VOUCHER RUN FOR THAT DATE...motion PASSED...7-0. 

18. Executive Session to discuss Labor Issues pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4) and Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1). Anticipated to take approximately 45 minutes with no action to be taken after.

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT. TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS LABOR ISSUES PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.110(4) AND REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO 42.30.110(1) FOR APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES WITH NO ACTION TO BE TAKEN AFTER...motion PASSED...7-0.

The Executive Session was called to order at 9:10 pm. At 9:55 pm it was announced that they would need approximately 15 more minutes. The Executive Session concluded at 10:10 pm. 

Adjournment

Mayor Thompson adjourned the meeting at 10:10 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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