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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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

Pledge of Allegiance 

Councilor Trent 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 BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE ADDITION OF #9 APPOINTMENT TO THE HOTEL/MOTEL TAX COMMITTEE AND MOVING THE OLD #9 TO #10...motion PASSED...7-0. 

2. Proclamations

a. Emergency Preparedness Month 

Mayor Canaday read the proclamation into the record declaring September 2012 as Emergency Preparedness Month and commander Ross and Chief Kytta accepted it on behalf of the Centralia Police Department and Riverside Fire Authority.

b. Chehalis Basin Watershed Appreciation Day 

Mayor Canaday read the proclamation into the record declaring September 15, 2012 as Chehalis Basin Watershed Appreciation Day and Kim Ashmore and Kahle Jennings accepted it on behalf of the Public Works Department. 

3. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items 

Roger Keech and Mike Geiger, Lewis Count Quarter Miler Car Club, addressed the Council and presented the Police Department, Street Department and the City of Centralia with an award for all of their help with the recent Hub City Car Show.

Carl Bohlin, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the sleeping bag drive that will be held the 2nd weekend in October for the Emergency Shelter. 

Commissioner Ron Averill, addressed the Council and spoke on the Flood Authority operating costs and the Flood Zone District governance.

John Elmore, K.O.P., addressed the City Council and noted that they would be having a fundraiser at the Olympic Club on September 18th from 5:00 pm to closing.

Rebecca Staebler and Jan Nontel, Artrails, addressed the Council and spoke on the 10th annual Artrails event. 

4. Reports 

Councilor Anzelini - reported he attended the Entrance Conference with the State Auditors and the Street workshop.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended the Lewis County Tourism meeting and the Chamber Barbecue. 

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - had no report.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended the Centralia Downtown Association meeting and commented on the need to blend the Sports Center with the downtown area.

Councilor Henderson -reported on Veteran's college funding to finish up or receive a degree. He added that he attended the United Way lunch and the Entrance Conference with the State Auditors.

Councilor Trent - had no report.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended the United Way lunch, Chamber Barbecue, a Skate Park meeting, the Mayor's meeting, the Street Workshop, the Entrance Conference with the State Auditors and the retirement party for Denny Waller.

Kim Ashmore - reported on the 4th Annual leaf bin program that will begin in mid-October.

Rob Hill - reported on the Sports Complex and noted that the plan was to break ground by the end of September and have the project complete within one year.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for September 11, 2012 #118455-118611 $346,764.64

b. Payroll Approval for September 5, 2012 #128041-128146 and direct deposits #18864-19015 $1,224,901.41

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for August 28 & September 4, 2012 d. Consideration of Emergency Management Planning Grant Contract

e. Consideration of Change Order #1 - Yelm Canal Pipeline/Liner

Feasibility Study $30,000

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA...motion PASSED...7-0.

6. Consideration of highest priority project for Federal Surface Transportation Program Funding

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO CONSIDER THE HIGHEST PRIORITY PROJECT FOR THE FEDERAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM FUNDING WITH AMENDMENTS TO THE MAIN MOTION TO FOLLOW FOR ACTUAL ACTION...

Mr. Jennings spoke on the Federal funds that have been accumulated over the past 12 years to be used for bigger street projects. He reviewed the potential projects with the Council. Councilor Trent stated that rather than basing the decision on emotions relative to child safety, the streets should be prioritized on traffic usage and economic development. He chose Gold Street as his priority. Councilor Henderson and Councilor Bates agreed with Councilor Trent and added Scheuber and the Main and Yew intersection to their priorities. Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs and Councilor Fund stated that Borst Avenue was still their pick as the highest priority. Councilor Anzelini noted that he felt Gold Street was a higher priority. Discussion followed. Mayor Canaday noted that if Borst Avenue were improved, and then annexed at some point, the City would be obligated to pay the County back for the cost of the road improvements. Mr. Hill stated that the money needs to be spent and the County needs to know if Borst Avenue is the priority so they can get their funding prioritized. Mr. Jennings added that the Lewis County Transportation Strategy Council would have to approve the project(s) and a public hearing would have to be held.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO BRING BACK A REPORT ON THE TOP 4 PROJECTS; BOTH GOLD STREETS, YEW/MAIN AND BORST AVE, INCLUDING COSTS AND TRAFFIC COUNTS FOR ALL PROJECTS, AT THE SEPTEMBER 25TH MEETING...motion PASSED...7-0.

7. Consideration of a resolution adopting the Financial Policies

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE FINANCIAL POLICIES...

Finance Director Pam Nelson reviewed the process and the changes that were made from the last meeting and noted she recommends adoption. Councilor Anzelini noted his concern with Section 4 on page 45, and stated that he felt the unions would use the wording as leverage.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO STRIKE, UNDER GENERAL POLICY, SECTION 4 ON PAGE 45...motion PASSED...4-3 (Mayor Canaday, Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs and Councilor Bates).

After further discussion,

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO STRIKE, UNDER EXPENDITURE POLICY, SECTION 4 ON PAGE 47...motion PASSED...7-0.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO AMEND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND, UNDER SECTION 3 ON PAGE 53, BY INCREASING IT TO 7.5%...motion PASSED...7-0.

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

8. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending CMC 20.46.060 Building Limitations

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CMC 20.46.060 - BUILDING LIMITATIONS...motion PASSED...7-0. 

9. Consideration of Mayor's appointment of Brittany Walker to the Hotel/Motel Tax Committee

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO APPROVE THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF BRITTANY WALKER TO THE HOTEL/MOTEL TAX COMMITTEE...motion PASSED...7-0.

10. Executive Session to discuss Labor Issues pursuant to RCW 42.30.140. Expected to last approximately 20 minutes with nothing to report

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, AFTER A 10 MINUTE RECESS, AT 9:09 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.

The Executive Session was called to order at 9:24 pm. At 9:54 pm it was announced that they would need 15 more minutes. The Executive Session was adjourned at 10:09 pm with nothing to report.

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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