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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

City Clerk Deena Bilodeau called the regular meeting to order at p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance

City Clerk Deena Bilodeau led the flag salute.

Attendance

Present: Councilor Fund, Councilor Trent, Councilor Coumbs, Councilor Thompson, Councilor Fund, Councilor Canaday and Councilor Bates.  

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

COUNCILOR CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.

2. Swearing in of New and Re-elected City Council Members

Ms. Bilodeau swore in Bonnie Canaday, Bill Bates, Matthew Trent, Lee Coumbs and Dan Henderson.

3. Election of Mayor and Mayor-Pro-Tem

Ms. Bilodeau called for nominations for Mayor.  Councilor Coumbs nominated Bonnie Canaday.  Councilor Bates nominated Harlan Thompson.  Ms. Bilodeau asked for a show of hands for Bonnie Canaday for Mayor; Bonnie Canaday, Lee coumbs and Edna Fund raised their hands.  Ms. Bilodeau asked for a show of hands for Harlan Thompson for Mayor; Bill Bates, Matthew Trent, Harlan Thompson and Dan Henderson raised their hands.  Ms Bilodeau announced that Harlan Thompson received the majority votes and asked for a motion to appoint him Mayor.

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPOINT HARLAN THOMPSON AS MAYOR....motion PASSED...7-0.

Ms Bilodeau called for nomination for Mayor Pro-Tem.  Mayor Thompson nominated Bonnie Canaday.  Councilor Canaday nominated Lee Coumbs.  Ms. Bilodeau asked for a show of hands for Bonnie Canaday for Mayor; all Councilor’s raised their hands so there was no need to vote on Lee Coumbs.  Ms. Bilodeau asked for a motion to appoint Bonnie Canaday as Mayor Pro-Tem.


 
COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPOINT BONNIE CANADAY AS MAYOR PRO-TEM...motion PASSED...7-0.

4. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Jim Valley, Chamber Director, introduced himself to the Council and audience and noted that he was looking forward to working with the City.  He invited them to the Annual Chamber Banquet on January 22nd.

Russell McNutt, Centralia, addressed the Council and noted his concern to the graffiti and tagging in Centralia. 

5. Presentations
a. Stream Team Update, Kim Ashmore

Mr. Ashmore updated the Council on the upcoming events of the Stream Team.

b. Centralia Youth Soccer - Kim Ashmore

Mr. Ashmore updated the Council on the history of youth soccer and introduced Lewis County Youth Soccer member Mike Aston.  Mr. Aston presented the Mayor a plaque for the Parks Department for all of their help preparing for the soccer games and tournaments. 

d. Centralia School District Levy - Steve Bodnar, CSD Superintendent

Mr. Bodnar reviewed the proposed school levy with the Council and audience including the amount to be taxed and what the funds will be used for.  He added that it would be a continuation levy.

c. Transportation Issues - Bart Gernhart (WSDOT)

Mr. Gernhart and Commissioner Averil addressed the Council and spoke on the transportation issues on the I-5 corridor.  They reviewed all of the current and proposed projects. 

4. Reports

Patrick Sorensen - announced that the PFD awarded the Lewis County Events Center and Sports Complex as the project for their funding.

Councilor Henderson - had no report.

 
Councilor Trent - reported he attended a tour of Centralia City Light and the Yelm facility and the Council Retreat.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended a Flood Authority and Twin Transit meeting.

Councilor Coumbs - had no report.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended a tour of Centralia City Light and the Yelm facility.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended the Riverside Fire Authority meeting, a tour of Centralia City Light and the Yelm facility and the Council Retreat..

 Mayor Thompson - reported he attended the Council Retreat.

5. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval for December 22, 2009 #104812, 104829, 104838-105023
$1,155,669.19 & January 12, 2010 #105043-105211 $788,646.16 
b. Payroll Approval for December 18,  2009 #123964-123994 and direct deposit
#11322-11404 $113,870.00 & January 5, 2010 #123995-124103 and direct deposit
#11405-11548 $1,108,964.19      
c. Notification of claims for damages 1)Alene Stewart $1,744.45 2)Puget Sound
Energy $2,777.28 3)Budd Eskersen $1,000.00    
d. Approval of meeting minutes for November 24 & December 8, 2009 
e. Approval of Small Works Bid Award-Borst & Johnson Stormwater Repair
f. Approval of Amendment #3-Conjunctive Water Supply Project  
g. Approval of Bid Award through King County - Street Sweeper Replacement
h. Approval of Bid Award - Yelm Hydro Metalclad Switchgear  
i. Approval of Professional Service Agreement with FCS Group-Indirect Cost
Allocation Plan        

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

7. Approval of the Archdiocesan Workforce Housing PUD2009-2 (3115 Ives Rd)

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE ARCHDIOCESAN WORKFORCE HOUSING PLANED UNITY DEVELOPMENT SUBJECT TO THE 13 CONDITIONS...

 
Community Development Director Emil Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the project and the 13 conditions set forth by the Planning commission.  He noted that it was staff’s recommendation to approve the project with all 13 conditions.  Carrie Rictor, Lori Burton, Bill Singer and Kevin House were all present representing the Archdiocesan project to answer any questions the Council may have.  Discussion followed.  At the request of City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson,

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 8:50 PM TO DISCUSS LEGAL ISSUES FOR APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES...motion PASSED...7-0.

The Executive Session was adjourned at 9:06 pm.   The Archdiocesan finished their presentation.

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

8. Approval of Professional Services Agreement with FCS Group-Assessing the value of
City Divestiture of the City Light Electrical Utility 

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSULTING AGREEMENT WITH FCS GROUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $39,100 FOR ASSESSING THE VALUE OF CITY DIVESTITURE OF THE CITY LIGHT ELECTRICAL UTILITY...

Mr. Sorenson reviewed the proposed agreement with Council and noted that the funding was included in the 2010 Budget.  He noted that it was the recommendation of Staff to approve the agreement and move forward with the assessment.

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

Adjournment

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO ADJOURN AND GO INTO A WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS AT 9:14 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.

The Workshop was called to order at 9:27 pm.  In attendance were: Patrick Sorenson, Mayor Thompson, Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday, Councilor Bates, Councilor Coumbs, Councilor Trent, Councilor Fund, Councilor Henderson, Kahle Jennings, Ed Williams, Bob Berg, Kim Ashmore, Randi Leach, Jan Stemkoski, Laura Dunson, Paul McFadden and Carol Hamilton.  The Workshop adjourned at 10:10 pm.

 

 

 
Submitted By:

 

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Deena Bilodeau, CMC         
City Clerk
Approved By:

 

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Harlan Thompson, Mayor
City of Centralia

 

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