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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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

Pledge of Allegiance 

Councilor Fund led the flag salute.

Attendance

Present: Mayor Canaday, Councilor Fund, Councilor Bates, Councilor Trent, Councilor Anzelini and Councilor Henderson

Absent: Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs. 

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA...

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO MOVE ITEM 5G OFF THE CONSENT AGENDA AND RENUMBER IT ITEM 6...motion PASSED...6-0.

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

2. Presentations

a. Commissioning of Police Officer's Phillip Weismiller & Frederick Mercer 

Chief Berg swore in Officer Phillip Weismiller and Officer Frederick Mercer.

3. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Commissioner Averill and Larry Ford addressed the Council and spoke on funding for the Senior Center and asked the Council to consider budgeting money for the center again. 

4. Reports 

Councilor Anzelini - reported he attended the Joint Workshop with the Planning Commission.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended the EDC meeting, the Pie Social, pancake breakfast, pet show, a Tourism meeting and noted that the Hotel/Motel Tax applications are due on August 27th by 5:00 pm. She added that the flood study was available on the city website.

Councilor Bates - had no report.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended the Joint Workshop with the Planning Commission and spoke on the Growth Management Act and the importance of the Senior Center.

Councilor Trent - reported he attended the Joint Workshop with the Planning Commission and the fair.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended the Grand Opening of the fair, LEOFF Board, Joint Workshop with the Planning Commission, National Night Out, Chehalis River Basin Partnership, the Pet Show, Power of the Purse, Zonta, JazzArtique, PFD meeting and saw Stephanie Porter at the Fox Theatre. 

Chief Berg and Commander Rich - addressed the Council and updated them on the re-accreditation of the Centralia Police Department. Comm. Rich noted that it should be awarded in November.

Ed Williams - addressed the Council and introduced new hire Rick Evans. He then updated the Council on the sink hole at the Yelm Canal.

Dave Johnson - addressed the Council and reported on the Load Resource Plan that will be before them at the next Council meeting.

Rob Hill - reported that the Fox Theatre had chose to take the lease extension option.

Todd Chaput - addressed the Council and noted that the design concept for the Event Center was approved today. Ground breaking should take place by the end of September.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for August 14, 2012 #118034-118196 $462,866.06 b. Payroll Approval for August 3, 2012 #127906 128021 and direct

deposits #18629 - 18776 $1,210,791.70

c. Notification of Claim for Damage 1) Steve Lindstrom $222.34 d. Consideration of meeting minutes for July 24, 2012 e. Consideration of Change Order # 1 GEO Engineers Design Emergency Canal Repair $69,500

f. Consideration of contract for Yelm brush clearing $35,000

h. Consideration of small works bid award-Sanitary Sewer Wet Well Coating West Coast Coating - $31,583.52

i. Consideration of Supplemental Agreement #1 Sewer I & I Foresight Engineering $9,550

j. Consideration of Supplemental Agreement #1 Sewer I & I Material

Testing and Consulting Inc $10,310.00

k. Consideration of Interagency Agreement with Dept. of Health for Water System Capacity Study$30,000

l. Consideration of MOU for School Resource Officer 2012-2013

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA...motion PASSED...6-0.

6. Consideration of contract for Yelm Emergency Canal Repair $250,000

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT FOR YELM EMERGENCE CANAL REPAIR...

Mr. Williams stated that the final amount for this item was $295,315.97.

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

7. Consideration to appoint Jordan Peabody to the Historic Preservation Commission and Cynthia Peabody to the Planning Commission 

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPOINT JORDAN PEABODY TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION AND CYNTHIA PEABODY TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION...motion PASSED...6-0.

Councilor Henderson noted his concern with the Peabody's only being residents of Centralia for a month. He would like to see them come to the next meeting and introduce themselves.

8. Consideration of amendment to Council Policy and Procedures manual

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO APPROVE THE AMENDMENT TO THE COUNCIL POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL...motion PASSED...6-0.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO TAKE A 10 MINUTE RECESS AT 8:20 PM...motion PASSED...6-0.

The meeting was called back to order at 8:32 pm.@

9. Consideration of Fire Flow requirements in UGA

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO CONSIDER WHETHER OR NOT TO ENTERTAIN CHANGES TO THE FIRE FLOW REGULATIONS AND IF SO TO BE DONE BY AMENDMENT...

Riverside Fire Authority Chief Jim Walkowski addressed the Council and spoke on Fire Code Management and explained the fire flow options and that sprinklers are in lieu of fire flow. He noted that the Fire Authority enforces the code for the City and the City Council needed to make the decision on what the code mandates. In response to Councilor Trent's question as to fire flow in Centralia, Chief Walkowski stated that there was great fire flow in Centralia, however, it was sparatic in the UGA. Discussion followed related to the cost to benefit and developer fees. In response to Councilor Trent's question as to fire flow in the Port District, Kyle Heaton stated that the Port needs fire flow to be competitive and some insurances require it. Councilor Henderson noted that if the UGA area is annexed into the City then there would be much bigger decisions that would have to be made and those issues need to be addressed first. Angela White, Olympia Master Builders, addressed the Council and spoke on their take on fire flow and noted that there were other options to lower the fire rating. Gary Sioblom, resident of the UGA, noted that due to the regulations of fire flow or sprinklers he cant afford to build on his Goodrich Road property and may look in Olympia. John Elmore, Centralia, stated that he built a house in 2008 and chose the sprinkler option because is was less expensive and his insurance went up. He added that the Council needed to take their time with this issue and make a decision that would encourage growth.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO AMEND THE MOTION TO ADD THE EXEMPTION OF SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE FROM FIRE FLOW AND THE INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLERS...motion FAILED...2-4 (Mayor Canaday, Councilor Fund, Councilor Bates and Councilor Henderson).

Mayor Canaday stated that she needed more information on this issue. Other options need to be looked into as well.

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

10. Consideration of a resolution adopting Historic Preservation Comm. By-Laws

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION BY-LAWS...

City Planner Tammy Baraconi addressed the Council and reviewed the updates that were recommended by consultants that were hired via grant funds. Historic Preservation Commission member Daniel LaPlaunt noted that the commission was in favor of the proposed changes. In response to Councilor Funds question as to the Master Gardeners, Ms. Baraconi stated that there would be no changes related to them. Councilor Henderson noted his opposition to item #6 under the voting section regarding implied consent and Councilor Trent agreed. Discussion followed.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO AMEND THE MOTION TO INCREASE TO 51% IF THE VOTERS AND REMOVE THE IMPLIED CONSENT PORTION OF THE BALLOT...motion PASSED...6-0.

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

11. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending CMC 2.58 - Historic Preservation Commission

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CMC 2.58 - HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION...

City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson assured the Council that she would make sure that any changes that pertained to the amended by-laws were made to the ordinance.

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...4-2 (Councilor Trent and Councilor Anzelini).

12. Consideration on first reading of an Ordinance amending the 2012 Budget

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET...

Finance Director Pam Nelson reviewed the mid quarter report with the Council and the proposed changes to the 2012 budget. Councilor Trent noted that he was opposed to the amendment and stated that the City needed a truly balanced budget. Councilor Anzelini agreed.

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...4-2 (Councilor Trent and Councilor Anzelini).

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

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA MORATORIUM...motion PASSED...4-2 (Councilor Trent and Councilor Anzelini).

14. Executive Session to discuss real estate per RCW 42.30.110(b). Estimated to take approximately 30 minutes with nothing to report after.

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS REAL ESTATE FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES...motion PASSED...6-0.

The Executive Session began at 11:15 pm. The Executive Session was adjourned at 11:45 pm with nothing to report.

Adjournment

Mayor Canaday adjourned the meeting at 11:45 pm.

Submitted By:

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Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk

Approved By:

______________________________

Bonnie Canaday, Mayor
City of Centralia



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