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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Henderson led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: Councilor Bates.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

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

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

TJ Nelson, Centralia, addressed the Council and stated that the sidewalks in Centralia are unsafe and need attention.

Roger Stewart, CDA, addressed the Council and reported on upcoming events in downtown Centralia.

3. Proclamation

a. City of Centralia Preservation Month

Mayor Canaday read the proclamation into the record declaring May 2013 as City of Centralia Preservation Month and Shannon Murphy-Olson accepted it on behalf of the Centralia Historic Preservation Commission.

4. Presentations

a. Chehalis Flood Authority Update - Ron Averill

Mr. Averill updated the Council on the Chehalis Flood Authority.

b. Centralia Armory

Caption Nicholas Winters addressed the Council and spoke on the local armory and what they do for the community. 

c. Lewis County Update - Commissioner Fund

Commissioner Fund addressed the Council and updated them on County events.

5. Reports

Councilor Anzelini - reported he attended the Finance Committee meeting.

Councilor Elmore - reported he attended the Finance Committee meeting and the Business After Hours at the Museum.

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended a Solid Waste Committee meeting and the Crime Stoppers Banquet. He noted that the Spring Youth Fair is the first weekend in May.

Councilor Trent - reported he attended the Law and Justice committee meeting.

Councilor Henderson - had no report.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended the Lewis County Open House, an RFA meeting, the Lewis County Transportation meeting, traveled to the Legislature, Fox Theatre events and the Business After Hours.

Chief Berg - addressed the Council and gave a medical marijuana update.

Kim Ashmore - addressed the Council, along with Miss Lewis County, and spoke on the Charity Car Wash Program.

Emil Pierson - addressed the Council and spoke on the Tree City Designation.

6. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for April 23, 2013 #121331-121511 $1,252,264.90

b. Payroll Approval April 19, 2013 #128837-128855 and direct deposits #20702-20790 $114,995.00

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for April 9, 2013

d. Consideration of bid award-Stainless Steel Material $51,496.56

e. Consideration of Change Order #1-Old WWTP Demolition $11,808.18

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

7. Public Hearing related to Medical Marijuana Collective Gardens

Mayor Canaday opened the public hearing at 8:10 pm.

City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson spoke briefly on the process to date. There being no public comment,

Mayor Canaday closed the public hearing at 8:12 pm.

Archie Curtis, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on item 6d. He noted he was one of the bidders for this project, and although he was not the low bid, he felt he should have been awarded the bid because he was local.

8. Consideration of an agreement with McDonald's for a scoreboard at Wheeler Field

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH MCDONALDS FOR A SCOREBOARD AT WHEELER FIELD...

Mr. Pierson and McDonald's Franchise Owner Mike Selstrom reviewed the agreement with the Council. Councilor Henderson noted his opposition to the portion of the contract that stated the no national burger chain or Taco Bell be allowed to have sponsorship signs on the scoreboard or in Wheeler Field. Mr. Selstrom explained that the wording was standard for McDonald's in contracts like this one.

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...5-1 (Councilor Henderson).

9. Consideration of Water System Plan Update

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE WATER SYSTEM PLAN UPDATE...motion PASSED...6-0.

10. Consideration of second reading of an ordinance approving a Franchise Agreement with Rainier Connect

COUNCILOR ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH RAINIER CONNECT...motion PASSED...6-0.

11. Executive Session to discuss Labor Negotiations pursuant to RCW 42.30.140 and Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110. Expected to last approximately 30 minutes with possible action to be taken after

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AFTER A 5 MINUTE BREAK TO DISCUSS LABOR NEGOTIATIONS PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.140 AND REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.110 FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES WITH NOTHING TO REPORT AFTER...motion PASSED...6-0.

The Executive Session began at 8:43 pm. The Executive Session adjourned at 9:13 pm.

Adjournment

Mayor Canaday adjourned the meeting at 9:13 pm.

 

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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