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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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

Pledge of Allegiance 

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

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items 

Derek Pearson, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on "Operation Clean Streets" and noted that is was a very successful event with a huge turnout.

Chief Robert Berg, CPD, addressed the Council and reported that the CPD participated in the Polar Plunge at Lake Union to benefit Special Olympics. He noted that there were approximately 500 participants and the event raised $122,000. He added that the CPD earned a first place trophy for being the top fundraiser of all of the Police Departments. 

3. Presentations

a. PFD Update - Todd Chaput 

Mr. Chaput addressed the Council and introduced himself as the new chair of the Public Facilities District and noted that he would be bringing frequent updates to the Council.

4. Reports

Councilor Anzelini - reported he attended a new City Council training held by AWC and noted his sympathy to the Matz Building owner and occupants.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended the EDC Banquet, Margaret Shields Day, the Rotary Spelling Bee and encouraged everyone to help those who lost everything in the Matz Building Fire. 

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended a Keep Our Pool meeting and a Parks Board meeting. He added that he was proud of everyone who worked the Matz Building fire.

Councilor Trent - reported he attended Operation Clean Streets and the Rotary Spelling Bee.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended a Southwest Air Control meeting, a Transportation Co-op meeting, the EDC Banquet and noted his prayers are with Harlan Thompson who is in the hospital and the Matz Building owner and occupants. 

Councilor Bates - reported he attended the Rotary Spelling Bee, the EDC Banquet and worked at Borst Park cutting up trees.

Mayor Canaday - spoke on the fire at the Matz Building and noted that the hero responsible for getting the residents out was Jake Dow. She reported she attended Margaret Shields Day, Ribbon Cutting at the library, the EDC Banquet, the Chamber Forum, the Rotary Spelling Bee, the clean up at Borst Park and thanked Derek Pearson for his clean up event.

Rob Hill - thanked Todd Chaput for stepping up and Chairing the PFD, announced the Joint Workshop with the School District on the indoor pool, spoke on the burn ban waiver and permit and noted that he visited Harlan Thompson and he was feeling much better.

Kahle Jennings - reported on forming a citizen committee to discuss how to fix the streets.

Emil Pierson - updated the Council on the Hearings Examiner report for the year 2011 and noted that there were no hearings. 

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for February 14, 2012 #115527-115528,115536-115714 $579,219.39
b. Payroll Approval for February 3, 2012 #127278-127372 and direct deposits #17225-17374 $1,231,556.34
c. Consideration of meeting minutes-January 24, 2012
d. Consideration of bid award-May Street Substation $727,920
e. Consideration of final acceptance-City Light Roof $76,380.22
f. Consideration of change order #3-Pearl Street Stormwater Upgrade $24,304.65
g. Consideration of change order #1-Woodland Ave Sanitary Sewer Repair <$5,812.38>
h. Consideration of final acceptance-Woodland Ave Sanitary Sewer Repair $57,597.75

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

6. Consideration to accept the Mayor's appointment of Colleen Stewart to the Historic Preservation Commission and Rosie O'Connor to the Planning Commission

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO ACCEPT THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF COLLEEN STEWART TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION AND ROSIE O'CONNOR TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION...motion PASSED...7-0.

7. Consideration of Utility Construction Agreement with WSDOT

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE UTILITY CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT WITH WSDOT...

Public Works Director Kahle Jennings addressed the Council and reviewed the agreement noting that it was a cost saving measure for the Mellen Street I-5 improvement project. He added that in exchange for Washington State Department of Transportation relocating City Light Utilities, replacing two existing old sewer crossings and relocating water utilities, the City will allow them the use of two existing clarifiers.

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

8. Consideration of change order #3- Sports Complex Roadway, Parking and Stormwater

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER #3 FOR THE SPORTS COMPLEX ROADWAY, PARKING AND STORMWATER...

City Engineer Jan Stemkoski noted that the change order was to adjust the estimated bid quantities and the bottom line was -$4,136.98.

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

9. Consideration of final acceptance - Sports Complex Roadway, Parking and Stormwater

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE THE FINAL ACCEPTANCE FOR THE SPORTS COMPLEX ROADWAY, PARKING AND STORMWATER...motion PASSED...7-0.

10. Consideration of a Planned Unit Development - Woodland Apartments

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT FOR THE WOODLAND APARTMENTS...

Community Development Director Emil Pierson reviewed the background of the development located at 1107 Woodland Avenue. He noted that the developer will put in curbs, gutters, sidewalks and street lighting as well as road widening. Mr. Pierson reviewed the off street parking, conditions, buildings, access, density and noted that the property is not in the floodplain. In response to Councilor Henderson's question as to when the project would begin, Doug Blume, the developer, stated that he hoped to break ground in May or June.

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

11. Consideration of DAHP Grant and Historic Preservation Action Plan

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE DAHP GRANT AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACTION PLAN...

Daniel LaPlant, Historic Preservation Commission, addressed the Council and spoke to the grant and action plan and thanked the Council for their support. Councilor Henderson noted that historic preservation is an ongoing process and his looks forward to seeing the property owners and the Commission working together and more education taking place. In response to Councilor Trent's question on the bylaws, Mr. LaPlant stated that the bylaws govern how the commission functions and is preliminary to any work that can be done. Councilor Trent noted his concern with a historic district being created when all property owners may not be in favor. He felt it should be on an individual basis. In response to Councilor Anzelini's question as to how much staff time was being utilized on this issue, City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson and Mr. Pierson noted that staff time was minimal. Councilor Bates, Councilor Fund and Mayor Canaday thanked Mr. LaPlant for all of his work on the grant and the plan.

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

12. Consideration of a resolution issuing notice of intent to annex - Kresky Avenue

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ISSUING NOTICE OF INTENT TO ANNEX FOR A PORTION OF KRESKY AVENUE...

Mr. Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed annexation and noted that the Site Plan Review Committee has recommended approval.

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

13. Consideration on first reading of an Ordinance adjusting electric rates for new large loads and adding a rate schedule for pole attachments

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE ADJUSTING ELECTRIC RATES FOR NEW LARGE LOADS AND ADDING A RATE SCHEDULE FOR POLE ATTACHMENTS...

City Light Director Ed Williams addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed ordinance and noted that the contract would provide for gradual integration of the load into the overall rate base.

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

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

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE IMPOUNDMENT OF VEHICLES OPERATED BY INDIVIDUALS WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE...motion PASSED...7-0.

15. Consideration of second reading of an Ordinance extending the Medical Marijuana Moratorium

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

Adjournment

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:32 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.

Submitted By:

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Deena Bilodeau, CMC
City Clerk

Approved By:

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Bonnie Canaday, Mayor
City of Centralia



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