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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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

Pledge of Allegiance 

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

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

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items 

Bill Moeller and Colleen Stewart addressed the Council and spoke on community gardens. They presented the City with a proposal to use City property for the garden.

John Elmore, Keep Our Pool, addressed the Council and updated them on the progress of the group. He noted that they received their 501 C 3 status and have raised $68,427.62 to date.

3. Proclamations

a. Sexual Abuse/Assault Awareness Month 

Mayor Canaday read the proclamation declaring April as Sexual Abuse/Assault Awareness Month and a representative from the Human Response Network accepted it.

4. Reports

Councilor Anzelini - reported he attended the Finance Committee meeting.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended a conservation tour, Flood Authority meeting, the Garden Show, a Boy Scout dinner and announced that Joanna Jones is the new director of the Lewis County Historic Museum.

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended the Garden Show and updated the Council and audience on the Youth Fair and changes at the Transfer Station.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended the Finance Committee meeting, a Port of Centralia Board meeting and a LEOFF Board meeting. He requested the City Manager provide the Council with information related to a grant for the I-5 widening project.

Councilor Trent - had no report.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended a Twin Transit meeting, a CDA meeting, the Health Fair at Thorbecke's and met with KITI radio station.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended a fundraiser for the Matz building residents at Edison Place, a Chehalis River Basin meeting, Business After Hours at Helly Hanson, a Skate Park meeting, RFA meeting, Toastmasters, Lewis County Transportation meeting, Finance Committee and a United Way meeting.

Rob Hill - updated the Council on the Event Center and noted that the LLC was back in the discussions.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for March 27, 2012 #116110, 116192-116299 $1,093,555.38

b. Payroll Approval for March 20, 2012 #127470-127489 and direct deposits #17611-17696 $108,870.00

c. Notification of a Claim for Damage 1)Mercedes Lopez $2,911.51

d. Consideration of meeting minutes - March 13, 2012

e. Consideration of Contract with PBS Engineering for Hazardous Materials Inspection $2,090.00

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

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

6. Consideration on first reading an ordinance amending the parking ordinance

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 11.20.040 OF THE CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE AND REPEALING SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...

Mr. Hill addressed the Council and reviewed the background and noted that staff tried to find a median from all of the comments at the Town Hall meeting. He noted that the proposal on the table is for 3 hour parking from 9am to 5pm on Tower Avenue only with the boundaries to be discussed tonight.

Dan Townsend, Centralia, noted he was against parking limits and felt that the problem parkers should be dealt with.

Kory Zigler, noted he felt all parking limits should be abolished.

Holly Phelps, Centralia, requested 4 hours instead of 3 hours and noted that it should be universal for the entire downtown area.

Councilor Trent noted that he felt this was an improvement, however, he agreed with the 4 hour limit and added that there should be a warning first then the fine. Councilor Henderson stated that the problem was with the business owners and added he would like to see more paid parking stalls available and that weekends be excluded. Councilor Bates noted he was in favor of the ordinance as written with the exception that weekends be excluded. Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs noted that he was in favor of the ordinance as written with the boundaries being from Centralia College Blvd to Center Street. Councilor Fund read a letter into the record from Shirley MaKenzie requesting the limit be 4 hours. Councilor Anzelini noted that he would like to see a warning given first.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO AMEND THE ORDINANCE TO 4 HOURS RATHER THAN 3 HOURS...

David Kidrowski, Centralia, stated that the side streets would be hurt from not having any restrictions.

Roger Stewart, Centralia, noted that he felt lesser time restrictions keeps the cars moving. He would like to see the restrictions kept at 2 hours from 10am to 2 pm with the weekends excluded.

Councilor Henderson called for the question...motion PASSED...7-0.

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO ADD THE BOUNDARIES OF ON TOWER AVENUE FROM CENTRALIA COLLEGE BLVD TO CENTER STREET...motion PASSED...7-0.

Councilor Trent noted that he did feel it was unfair to the side street businesses for there to be no restrictions.

Councilor Canaday called for a vote on the main motion as amended...motion PASSED...7-0.

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT FOR A 5 MINUTE BREAK...motion PASSED...7-0.

The meeting was called back to order at 8:41 pm.

7. Public Hearing related to the Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Collective Gardens

Mayor Canaday opened the public hearing at 8:42 pm.

There being no public comment,

Mayor Canaday closed the public hearing at 8:42 pm.

8. Consideration of Council Meeting Broadcast Options

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE THE UPGRADE OF CITY COUNCIL BROADCAST OPTIONS...

Chief Berg addressed the Council and stated that the Information Technology Committee had been working on solutions for effectively and economically broadcasting Council Meetings for over a year. Councilor Fund noted her concerns with the visibility, cameras and microphones as she has seen when viewing the City of Chehalis meetings. Chief Berg noted that there would be effective solutions to her concerns. In response to Councilor Trent's question as to if other options have been evaluated, Chief Berg noted that the direction the Tech Committee pursued was what the Council had requested.

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

9. Consideration of an Agreement with Centralians 1 regarding a surety loan by Centralians 1 to the Historic Fox Theatre

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH CENTRALIANS 1 REGARDING A SURETY LOAN BY CENTRALIANS 1 TO THE HISTORIC FOX THEATRE...

City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson addressed the Council and stated that this was back before them with the $312, 521.19 figure that represents the City's investment to date for the Theatre included.

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...5-2 (Councilor Trent and Councilor Anzelini).

10. Consideration of a Pole Attachment Agreement with Fatbeam LLC

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE A POLE ATTACHMENT AGREEMENT WITH FATBEAM LLC...

City Light Director Ed Williams addressed the Council and stated that this agreement was similar to the agreement used for NoaNet in 2011and identifies the criteria for attachment and rent information for the City poles.

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

11. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance granting Nonexclusive Telecommunications Franchise Agreement with Fatbeam LLC

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE A NON-EXCLUSIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH FATBEAM LLC...motion PASSED...7-0.

Adjournment

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO ADJOURN THE REGULAR MEETING AT 9:02 PM...motion PASSED...7-0. 

 

Submitted By:

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Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk

Approved By:

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Bonnie Canaday, Mayor

City of Centralia



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