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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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

Pledge of Allegiance 

Councilor Trent led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE AMENDMENT OF ADDING #9 - RESOLUTION DECLARING AN EMERGENCY...motion PASSED...7-0. 

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items 

Bill Moeller and Colleen Stewart, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the need for community gardens in Centralia. 

3. Proclamations 

a. Margaret Shields Day

Mayor Canaday read the proclamation into the record declaring February 8, 2012 as Margaret Shields Day and Ms. Shields was present to accept it.

4. Presentations

a. Commissioning of Reserve Officer's Nick Armitage and Brad Martin

Chief Berg swore in Reserve Officer Armitage and Reserve Officer Martin and Sergeant Buster pinned on their badges.

5. Reports

Councilor Anzelini - thanked the employees for their hard work with the snow and ice.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended a Flood Authority meeting, National Frozen Foods 100 year celebration and spoke on an upcoming Doppler Radar Documentary. 

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended a Lewis County Disposal District meeting and noted his appreciation to the employees for their work with the snow and ice.

Councilor Trent - thanked the employees for their work with the snow and ice and noted that he liked the idea of the Community Garden but felt it was not the role of government.

Councilor Henderson - reported his work with the Veteran's and the homeless. 

Councilor Bates - Commended Chief Berg on the number of volunteer hours in the Police Department, reported he attended the DOT meeting regarding the widening of I-5 and attended a Twin Transit audit.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended a transportation meeting.

Rob Hill - commended City staff for all their hard work during the snow and ice, reported he is working with the Southwest Air Control Authority on establishing a burning waiver and reminded the Council and audience of a Joint Workshop with the School Board regarding the indoor pool. 

6. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for January 24, 2012 #115352, 115368-115526 $1,468,537.58

b. Payroll Approval for January 20, 2012 #127257-127276 and direct deposit

#17139-17224 $108,870.00

c. Notification of claim for Damage 1)Stillwater's Estates $961.00

d. Consideration of meeting minutes for January 10, 2012

e. Consideration of Change Order #3 and Final Acceptance-Rock Street Alley West

Bridge Replacement ($11,553.13)

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

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

7. Consideration of first reading of an ordinance authorizing the impoundment of vehicles operated by individuals with a suspended license

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE IMPOUNDMENT OF VEHICLES OPERATED BY INDIVIDUALS WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE...

Chief Berg addressed the Council and reviewed the background of the proposed ordinance including defining the various levels of suspension. He noted that the Washington State Legislature determined that court fines and assessments were not a sufficient deterrent and that the immediate impoundment of vehicles owned and operated by suspended drivers should be authorized. The ordinance also provides for early release provisions and sets the responsibility for the payment of fees and costs associated with the tow and/or impound.

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

8. Consideration of first reading of an Ordinance extending the Medical Marijuana Moratorium

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA MORATORIUM...motion PASSED...5-2 (Councilor Trent and Councilor Anzelini).

9. Consideration of a Resolution Declaring a Local Emergency 

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION DECLARING A LOCAL EMERGENCY AND AUTHORIZING NECESSARY EXPENDITURES...

City Clerk Deena Bilodeau read the resolution into the record.

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

Adjournment

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO ADJOURN THE REGULAR MEETING AT 7:51 PM AND TAKE APPROXIMATELY A 15 MINUTES BREAK BEFORE HEADING INTO THE WORKSHOP...motion PASSED...7-0.

Mayor Canaday called the Workshop to discuss City Streets to order at 8:10 pm. In attendance were: Mayor Canaday, Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs, Councilor Anzelini, councilor Fund, Councilor Bates, Councilor Henderson, councilor Trent, Rob Hill, Shannon Murphy-Olson, Deena Bilodeau, Brad Ford, Emil Pierson, Jan Stemkoski, Kahle Jennings and Laura Dunson. After discussions pertaining to the condition of city streets, funding options and forming a citizen group, it was the consensus of the Council to look into holding an Open House and forming a citizen group. The Workshop was adjourned at 10:09 pm. 

Submitted By: 

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Deena Bilodeau, CMC City Clerk

Approved By: 

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Bonnie Canaday, Mayor

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