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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Bates led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Greg Dipola & Mike Converse, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on zoning issues.

Selina Gomez-Beloz & Corine Aiken, Timberland Library, addressed the Council and spoke on programs at the library.

3. Presentations

a. Flood Authority Outreach Briefing - Edna Fund & Scott Boettcher

Commissioner Fund and Scott Boettcher addressed the Council and spoke on issues pertaining to the Flood Authority.

4. Reports

Councilor Henderson - reported that he attended a Parks Board meting and the Finance Committee meeting.

Councilor Trent - had no report.

Councilor Anzelini - reported he attended the Finance Committee meeting.

Councilor Elmore - reported he attended the L.C. Solid Waste, L.C. Historical Museum, Chamber, Finance Committee and DOT Stage 2 Planning meetings. He added that he attended the Rotary Mystery Dinner as well.

Councilor Bates - noted there would be a Centralia Downtown Association forum on March 28th at 8:30 am in the Centralia Historic Depot meeting room.

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended L.C. Solid Waste and DOT Stage 2 Planning meetings. He spoke on upcoming events at the fairgrounds.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended the LEOFF Board, Mayor/County Commissioners meeting and the Evergreen Playhouse Founders Celebration and Show.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher approval for March 12, 2013 #120812-120954 $354,790.57

b. Payroll approval for March 5, 2013 #128677-128751 and direct deposits #20311-20460 $1,080,045.61

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for February 26, 2013

d. Consideration of bid award - Yelm Hydro 125Vdc battery replacement $15,543.23

e. Consideration of change order #3-Yelm Unit #2 Generator $255,407.50

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

6. Consideration to permanently close the Pearl Street Pool and instruct staff to take steps to improve the park area

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE THE PEARL STREET POOL AND INSTRUCT STAFF TO IMPROVE THE PARK AREA...

Bill Moeller, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the pool open.

Joyce Hoerling, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the pool open.

Loren Mullins, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the pool open.

Pat Slusher and Bill Ralph, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the pool open.

Community Development Director Emil Pierson presented additional information including the recommendation from the Parks Board to moth ball the pool and see if the citizens come forward with a plan by August 31, 2013, and if not then permanently close the pool.

Joyce Barnes, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the pool open.

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

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO ACCEPT THE PARKS BOARD RECOMMENDATION AND MOTHBALL THE POOL FOR 6 MONTHS TO ALLOW A CITIZENS GROUP TO LOOK INTO IT AND REPORT BACK WITH THEIR FINDINGS...motion PASSED...7-0.

7. Consideration of a resolution conveying certain property to the Washington State Department of Transportation for the Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction Project

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION CONVEYING CERTAIN PROPERTY TO THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE MELLEN STREET TO BLAKESLEE JUNCTION PROJECT...

City Engineer Jan Stemkoski reviewed the properties involved with the Council and audience.

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

8. Consideration of second reading of an ordinance amending CMC Section 15.10 Sewer Service

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CMC SECTION 15.10 SEWER SERVICE...motion PASSED...5-2 (Councilor Anzelini and Councilor Trent).

9. Executive Session to discuss Potential Litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i). Expected to last approximately 30 minutes with nothing to report after

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ELMORE, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL LITIGATION RCW 42.30.110(i) FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES WITH NOTHING TO REPORT AFTER...motion PASSED...7-0.

The Executive Session began at 8:27 pm. City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson and WCIA Attorney Jeff Myers were present. At 8:55 pm it was announced that approximately 25 more minutes were needed. The Executive Session adjourned at 9:20 pm.

Mayor Canaday adjourned the meeting at 9:20 pm.

Adjournment@

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Submitted By:

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Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk

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Approved By:

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Bonnie Canaday, Mayor

City of Centralia



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