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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mayor Canaday called the regular meeting to order at 7:02 pm. 

Pledge of Allegiance 

Councilor Bates led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: Councilor Anzelini. 

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...6-0. 

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items 

Monte Marineo, Centralia, addressed the Council and noted his concern to the noise and speeding on North Tower.

Rodney Saarela, addressed the Council and spoke on fundraising for the Boots 2 Books Monument.

Dan Duffy, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on needed improvements and maintenance in downtown and noted his concern to the possible rain garden on Tower Avenue.

Commissioner Ron Averil, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the Distressed County grant in the amount of $700,000 for Phase 3 and noted that Airport Road will be closed from May 29th through the end of the year.

Gary Sjoblom, Centralia, addressed the Council and noted his concern to the fire sprinkler regulations for property owners in the UGA.

Don Koidahl, , addressed the Council and noted his concern to the fire sprinkler regulations for property owners in the UGA.

Angela White, Lewis County Master Builders, , addressed the Council and noted his concern to the fire sprinkler regulations for property owners in the UGA.

3. Proclamations

a. Public Works Week

Mayor Canaday read the proclamation into the record declaring May 20 -26, 2012 as Public Works Week and Kim Ashmore and Kahle Jennings accepted it on behalf of the Centralia Public Works Department. Mr. Ashmore gave a brief presentation.

4. Presentations

a. Special Olympics Torch Run - Officer Finch 

Officer Finch addressed the Council and gave a presentation on the Special Olympics Torch Run that will take place on Thursday, May 31st.

5. Reports 

Councilor Fund - reported she attended Entrance Hall dedication at the college, a concert at the Fox Theatre, the Relay for Life, Senior Spring Fling and a meeting of the Flood Authority.

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended the Relay for Life, Solid Waste Advisory Board, Joint Fire Board, AMR's 30th Anniversary celebration, an EDC meeting and has been working on Summerfest.

Councilor Bates - reported that he spent 2 weeks in Albania teaching, attended a Twin Transit meeting and the CDA meeting.

Councilor Henderson - spoke on UGA regulations and noted his concern to the location of the potential rain garden on Tower Avenue.

Councilor Trent - reported he wanted to see some building regulations looked at for possible "fee in lieu of" options added.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended meetings of Summerfest, the Street Advisory Committee, Fire Board, the Valley View Business After Hours and the Altrusa Conference. 

Rob Hill - had no report.6. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for May 22, 2012 #116859-117068 $1,603,384.88

b. Payroll Approval for May 18, 2012 #127656-127674 and direct deposits#18081-18165 $106,955.00

c. Notification of Claim for Damage 1)William Lee Thomas $15,000

d. Consideration of meeting minutes for May 1 & 8, 2012

e. Consideration of a small works bid ratification for Buckner & Locust

Intersection $27,140

f. Consideration of Change Order #1 and Final Acceptance for Airport

Rd Labor Contract $1,099

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA...motion PASSED...6-0.

7. Consideration of a Water System Update 

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO ACCEPT THE 2012 UPDATE TO THE WATER SYSTEM PLAN AS PRESENTED...

Public Works Director Kahle Jennings reviewed the background and noted that an update is required every 6 years. Jeff Hanson, HDR, noted that their purpose was to help guide the City through this process and noted that there would need to be a public hearing during the 2nd City Council meeting in June. Brief discussion followed,

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...6-0.

8. Consideration of a resolution regarding Public Works Board Loan

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO APPLY FOR PUBLIC WORKS TRUST FUND LOANS...

Mr. Jennings noted that the Public Works Board announced the availability of $400 million statewide for eligible public works projects, of which we could apply for up to $15 million. He noted that there was not a local match and reviewed the possible loan terms and interest rates. Mr. Jennings added that applications are due May 31, 2012 and reviewed the projects that he would like to apply for. He stated that applying does not commit us to accept the loan. Discussion followed as to whether or not only some of them should be applied for or if we should apply for the maximum available. Councilor Bates called for the question.

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...6-0.

9. Consideration of an agreement regarding the indoor pool

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE ENTERING INTO A CAPITAL FINANCING AGREEMENT WITH CENTRALIA SCHOOL DISTRICT TO FUND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE INDOOR POOL AND ENTER INTO A LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH THE CENTRALIA SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THORBECKE'S FOR OPERATION OF THE POOL...

Mr. Hill addressed the Council and reviewed that background of the past year's issues surrounding keeping the indoor pool open and operational. He noted that there have been several workshops and Technical Team meetings to explore the options. Mr. Hill added that the Centralia School District has received a grant to assist in the upgrading of the HVAC system at the pool. The Technical Team is recommending approval of the project that is estimated to have a total cost of $965,000 with a shared portion being $619, 128. He noted that this would be split three ways over ten years and the contribution to each partner would be $206,376. Mr. Hill reviewed the proposed long term operating agreement noting that the changes included removal of Thorbecke's 120 termination clause, an increase to Thorbecke's annual contribution to $10,000 and that the term be an initial 10 years followed by a 5 year extension option.

Caleb Roberts, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in support of the pool.

Michael Kelly, Centralia School Board member, addressed the Council and noted that a 5 year option and a 2 partner option should be reviewed and handed out information.

Councilor Henderson noted he was in favor of the agreement and added that he was still interested in looking into a Parks District. Councilor Trent stated that a pool is optional and the City needed to focus on the mandates and priorities. Councilor Bates stated he was in favor of the agreement as well as Councilor Fund.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...5-1 (Councilor Trent).

Adjournment

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 9:40 PM...motion PASSED...6-0.

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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