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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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

Pledge of Allegiance 

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: None. 

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE ADDITION OF A RESOLUTION DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND WAIVING BIDDING REQUIREMENTS TO BE ITEM #8 AND MOVING THE EXECUTIVE SESSION TO ITEM #9...motion PASSED...7-0. 

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items 

Teresa Ramirez, addressed the Council and thanked the Centralia Police Officers Association for sponsoring their girls fastpitch teams and presented them with all of the trophies they have won.

Susan Delaire, addressed the Council and spoke on the Antique Festival that will take place on July 21 & 22nd.

Rebecca Staebler & Mary Lightle, addressed the Council and spoke on the Center Street rain garden project. They thanked staff for all of their help on the project.

3. Reports 

Councilor Anzelini - reported he attended Summerfest.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended Summerfest, Lewis County Commissioners meeting, a Tourism meeting, the press conference on the 26 year old cold case and thanked Sierra Pacific for the Summerfest breakfast funding.

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended Summerfest and noted the there were 1000+ fed for breakfast. He added he attended the Dog Show at the fairgrounds.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended the fastpitch tournament at Borst Park, was the announcer fo the Babe Ruth games and attended a Transportation Cooperative meeting.

Councilor Henderson - reported he was assisting in creating a Youth Council.

Councilor Trent - reported he attended Summerfest.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended Summerfest, Lets Talk Tourism and the Cooks Hill Manor picnic.

Rob Hill - reported he attended Summerfest and introduced the new Finance Director Pamela Nelson.

Ed Williams, reported on the planned power outage that took place on July 1st and a sink hole that was discovered at the Yelm canal.

4. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for July 10, 2012 #117556-117708 $286,969.72

b. Payroll Approval for July 5, 2012 #127782-127885 and direct deposits #18397-18543 $1,133,803.20

c. Consideration of final acceptance Small Works Concrete Blower Slab Placement Project - $8,262

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

5. Consideration of a resolution waiving bidding requirements due to special market conditions for purchase of a used water-jet/vacuum excavator truck

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION WAIVING BIDDING REQUIREMENTS DUE TO SPECIAL MARKET CONDITIONS FOR PURCHASE OF A USED WATER-JET VACUUM EXCAVATOR TRUCK...

Public Works Director Kahle Jennings reviewed the request to purchase this used vehicle and noted that it would be jointly purchased and shared by City Light, Water and Stormwater. He added that the cost of a brand new vehicle would run around $350,000 and the price of this used one was $52,000. Street and Stormwater Manager Kim Ashmore added purchase cost would be allocated at 25% City Light, 25% Water and 50% Stormwater with a one third maintenance cost split.

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

6. Consideration of Professional Services Contract with Brown & Kysar regarding general engineering services for Yelm Hydroelectric Plant

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH BROWN & KYSAR FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES...

City Light Director Ed Williams explained that this was a 2 year contract with an overall contract amount of $100,000 for specialized engineering needs.

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

7. Consideration of a joint letter with the City of Chehalis supporting Congresswoman Herrera-Beutler in efforts to fund basin-wide flooding solutions

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE A JOINT LETTER WITH THE CITY OF CHEHALIS SUPPORTING CONGRESSWOMAN HERRERA-BEUTLER IN EFFORTS TO FUND BASIN-WIDE FLOODING SOLUTIONS...

Mr. Hill noted that this was discussed in the last Centralia-Chehalis Transportation Cooperative meeting and those present agreed that a joint letter of support was appropriate. Chehalis Mayor Toni Ketchum spoke on the background leading up to this letter and stated that the Chehalis City Council had already approved and signed the letter.

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

8. Consideration of a resolution providing for an emergency and waiving the State requirements for competitive bidding

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AN EMERGENCY AND WAIVING THE STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING...motion PASSED...7-0.

9. Executive Session to discuss real estate per RCW 42.30.110(b), potential litigation

per RCW 42.30.110(i) and the City Manager's Evaluation per RCW 42.30.110(g). Estimated to take approximately 1 hour with nothing to report after.

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS, TO MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS REAL ESTATE, POTENTIAL LITIGATION AND THE CITY MANAGER'S EVALUATION FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR...motion PASSED...7-0. 

The Executive Session began at 8:15 pm. City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson was present for the litigation portion. The Executive Session was adjourned at 9:15 with nothing to report.

Adjournment

Mayor Canaday adjourned the meeting at 9:15 pm. 

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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