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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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

Pledge of Allegiance 

Councilor Fund led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: Councilor Bates. 

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

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

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items 

Doug Lukascik, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on upcoming events at the Evergreen Playhouse.

Denise Nay, Centralia, addressed the Council and questioned the rational on the charges for utilities in the UGA.

3. Proclamations

a. Public Power and Careers in Energy Week

Mayor Canaday read the proclamation into the record declaring Public Power Week and Careers in Energy Week and Utilities Director Ed Williams and Monica Brummer accepted them on behalf of Centralia City Light and Centralia College.

4. Presentations

a. Commissioner Ron Averill 

Commissioner Averill updated the Council on County activities and Danette York and John Applenault spoke on wellness issues.

b. Dick Larman, EDC

Mr. Larman updated the Council on a variety of economic development issues.@

5. Reports 

Councilor Anzelini - noted he would like to see an announcement at the next meeting regarding the rational on the UGA rates.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended the Wounded Warrior benefit, a homeless simulation, the Love Inc/Pregnancy Possibility fundraiser, tourism meetings, Girls Night Out, the Chamber meeting and the Apple Harvest Festival.

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended the Domestic Violence Summit, Wounded Warrior benefit, SWAC, RFA and is starting work on the Borst Park lights program.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended the SWCAA meeting, Wounded Warrior benefit, has been looking over the budget and noted there would be a Veteran's Fair at the Veteran's Museum on November 7th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Councilor Trent - had no report.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended Girls Night Out, RFA, Chehalis Basin Partnership, 6th Annual Farmers Market dinner, PFD meeting, toured the Columbia Theatre and announced that there were budget workshops scheduled for October 22 & 29.

Emil Pierson - updated the Council on future options for the outdoor pool and on Activity 510. 

Rob Hill - reported on the Event Center and noted that the documents were signed and the building was ordered. He added that a street funding request was filed with Senator Swecker's Office.

Kahle Jennings- reported that he submitted flood mitigation on China Creek for flood control funding.

6. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for October 9, 2012 #118860-119012 $500,180.30

b. Payroll Approval for October 5, 2012 #128166 128250 and direct

deposits #19105 19258 $1,120,868.98

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for September 25, 2012

d. Consideration of Small Works Bid Award Line Clearing Tree Trimming $66,700

e. Consideration of Final Acceptance Yelm Canal Brush Cleaning $40,563.37 f. Consideration of Change order # 2 - Yelm Turbine Rehabilitation $24,600@

g. Consideration of Asbestos Evaluation for 1128 B Street $2,940

h. Consideration of Change Order #1 & 2 & Final Acceptance of 2011 Tree

Trimming $127,875.00

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

7. Public Hearing related to moratorium on medical marijuana collective gardens

Mayor Canaday opened the public hearing at 8:40 pm.

There being no public comment,

Mayor Canaday closed the public hearing at 8:40 pm.

8. Consideration to amend agreement with Thorbecke's - Parks building rental space

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE AMENDED AGREEMENT WITH THORBECKE'S FOR PARKS BUILDING RENTAL SPACE...

Mr. Pierson reviewed the agreement with the Council and audience stating that this was simply adding 800 square feet of rental space. The rent would go from $850 a month to $1,152 (plus leasehold tax and $33.87 for utilities a month).

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

9. Consideration of contract with BPA to enable future purchases of transmission losses

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE A CONTRACT WITH BPA TO ENABLE FUTURE PURPOSES OF TRANSMISSION LOSSES...motion PASSED...6-0.

10. Consideration of an intergovernmental agreement for technical support

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN LEWIS COUNTY AND THE CITY OF CENTRALIA AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGNEE TO SIGN ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CENTRALIA...

Chief Berg noted that the Centralia Police Department has been in a contract with Lewis County for technical support since 2007. He added that at some point he felt there would be a migration of IT support to the City of Centralia IT Department, but this outside contract was still necessary at this point. In response to Council Trent's question as to if there was an conflict of interest in either himself or Councilor Anzelini voting on this since they work for the department entering into the contract, City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson stated that they were paid by the County regardless of this contract and that would not change one way or the other, so there was no conflict.

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

11. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations Chapter 5.72 Utilities

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 5 BUSINESS LICENSES AND REGULATIONS CHAPTER 5.72 UTILITIES...motion PASSED...6-0. 

11. Executive Session to discuss Labor Issues pursuant to RCW 42.30.140 and Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110. Expected to last approximately 30 minutes with nothing to report after

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS, TO ADJOURN AT 9:05 PM AND GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AFTER A 10 MINUTE RECESS FOR 30 MINUTES...motion PASSED...6-0.

The Executive Session was called to order at 9:18 pm. At 9:48 pm it was announced that they would need an additional 10 minutes. The Executive Session was adjourned at 9:58 pm with nothing to report.

Submitted By:

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Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk

Approved By:@

______________________________

Bonnie Canaday, Mayor
City of Centralia



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