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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Elmore led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH AMENDING IT TO MOVE ITEM #7 UP TO BEFORE ITEM #2...motion PASSED...7-0.

7. Consideration of funding repairs and hiring staff to open the Pearl Street Pool

City Manager Rob Hill addressed the Council and reviewed the background to date on the outdoor pool.

Dan Duffy, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the outdoor pool open. He and his wife pledged $1000.00 towards the non profit group to help keep it open.

Robert Logan, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the outdoor pool open.

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

Phoebe Slusher, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the outdoor pool open.

Marlene Arata, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the outdoor pool open.

Joyce Barnes, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the outdoor pool open, but not until next summer.

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO DIRECT STAFF TO COMMENCE WITH THE NECESSARY REPAIRS, APPLY FOR REQUIRED PERMITS AND HIRE STAFF IN ORDER TO OPEN THE POOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, WHETHER IT BE IN 2012 OR 2013, AND BRING FORWARD A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL AT A FUTURE DATE...

Community Development Director Emil Pierson reviewed the various options and costs of the outdoor pool. He stated that at the most the pool may be able to open for about 2-3 weeks this year if everything could be accomplished at a cost of $40,000 minimum.

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO AMEND THE MOTION TO INCLUDE THE FUNDING IN NEXT YEARS BUDGET AND WORK WITH THE NON PROFIT GROUP TO OPEN THE OUTDOOR POOL IN 2014...

Councilor Henderson noted that he felt that the responsibility of all government assets including the outdoor pool lies with the government not the taxpayers. Mayor Canaday handed her gavel over to Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs and noted that the pool is a vital part of the community and pledged $1000 to the group. Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs returned the gavel and noted that he would pledge $500 cash and $500 in labor at $10 and hour.

Ann Shirer, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of keeping the pool open and starting the process this year.

Councilor Anzelini stated that he looks forward to hearing back from the non profit group, however, is not ready to include funding in either this year or next years budget at this time. Councilor Trent concurred.

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the amendment...motion FAILED...3-4 (Councilor Henderson, Councilor Trent, Councilor Anzelini and Councilor Elmore).

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the main motion..motion FAILED...2-5 (Mayor Canaday, Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs, Councilor Trent, Councilor Anzelini and Councilor Elmore).

Mr. Hill noted that this now reverts back to the original direction given to the non profit for them to bring a plan back to Council in August.

The Mayor requested a 5 minute break.

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Lynn Ford, Growing Places Farm, addressed the Council and updated them on the new store in Chehalis.

Andy Skinner, Lewis County Historical Museum, addressed the Council and updated them on the museum and thanked them for their support.

3. Presentations

a. Lewis County Update - Commissioner Fund

Commissioner Fund introduced Judge Hunt and April Jones who spoke to drug court. Commissioner Schulte spoke on rail traffic through Lewis County.

5. Reports

Councilor Anzelini - reported he attended the workshop.

Councilor Elmore - reported he attended the AWC Conference, the Workshop, a Chamber meeting and Summerfest.

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended Summerfest, an EDC meeting, an RFA meeting and a Solid Waste meeting.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended the Workshop, a Twin Transit meeting and Summerfest.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended the Workshop and Summerfest and spoke to the City Manager Evaluation.

Councilor Trent - had no report.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended the AWC Conference, Summerfest, Chehalis Basin Partnership, the Movie at the Fox event and the Workshop.

Ron Averill - updated the Council on the State Budget.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for July 9, 2013 #122356-122517 $346,999.72

b. Payroll Approval July 5, 2013 #1299048-129150 and direct deposits

#21266-21413 $1,148,125.23

c. Notification of a claim for damages 1)Hartford Insurance $2,025.93

d. Consideration of meeting minutes for June 25, 2013

e. Consideration of Employment Contract Amendment

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

6. Consideration of Mayor's appointment of Steve Koreis to the Historic Preservation Commission

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF STEVE KOREIS TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION...motion PASSED...7-0.

8. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 10.06 Advertisements

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CMC CHAPTER 10.06 ADVERTISEMENTS...motion PASSED...7-0.

9. Consideration on first and final reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of $1.1 million in Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds for the Energy Efficiency Project

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE ON FIRST AND FINAL READING OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF $1.1 MILLION IN QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BONDS FOR THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT...

Finance Director Pam Nelson addressed the Council and reviewed the process to date. She adding that the City received word yesterday of additional grant funding that was available in the amount of $150,00 for energy improvements at the library. Ms. Nelson noted that this ordinance was before Council for approval under the terms listed and would designate the City Manager to conduct the sale and approve the final terms. She added that due to interest rates rising she is asking for the ordinance to be passed on first and final reading.

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

10. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending Centralia Municipal Code Chapter 20.72 Off Street Parking and Loading

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 20.72 OFF STREET PARKING AND LOADING...motion PASSED...7-0.

11. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending Centralia Municipal Code Chapter 20.24 C-3 Core Commercial District

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 20.24 C-3 CORE COMMERCIAL DISTRICT...motion PASSED...7-0.

Adjournment

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:57 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.@

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Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk@

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Bonnie Canaday, Mayor

City of Centralia



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