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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Coumbs led the flag salute.

Attendance

Present: Mayor Canaday, Mayor Pro-Tem Elmore, Councilor Coumbs, Councilor Ricks, Councilor Gallagher and Councilor Greenwood.

Absent:. Councilor Anzelini.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

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

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Steve Koreis-MacLeod and Emily Laz, CDA, addressed the Council and updated them on upcoming events.

Scott White, Fox Theatre, addressed the Council and updated them on the Fox Theatre and noted his concern to the Hotel Motel Tax Fund proposed allocations and the Pearl Street pool.

Matt Matayoshi, EDC, addressed the Council and updated them on the EDC budget.

3. Presentation

a. Flood Authority Update - Ron Averill

Col. Averill updated the Council on Flood Authority issues.

4. Reports

Councilor Gallagher- spoke on the oil train issue, reported he attended a CDA meeting, toured the Health and Hope free clinic, attended the Business After Hours at Tires Inc and an event at the library. He encouraged everyone to vote.

Mayor Pro-Tem Elmore - reported he attended a sports Commission meeting, Twin Transit workshop and Business After Hours at Tires Inc.

Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended the Statewide Commissioners meeting for Riverside Fire Authority and is working on the Christmas lights at Borst Park.

Councilor Ricks - reminded everyone to vote.

Councilor Greenwood - had no report.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended Fire Authority meetings, Chehalis Basin Partnership, Lewis County Transportation, Lower Columbia Community Action Council's 50th Anniversary celebration, welcomed the Eagles District Conference attendees, served on Jury Duty and attended the Business After Hours at Tires Inc.

Rob Hill - had no report.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for October 28, 2014 #128818-128981 $861,385.58

b. Payroll Approval October 20, 2014 #130908-130925 and direct deposits #24800-24799 $1,211,994.24

c. Notification of a claim for damage 1)Marguerite Solomon $unknown

d. Consideration of meeting minutes for October 14, 2014

e. Consideration of Change Order #1-WWTP Compost Yard and Asphalt Paving Project $862.72

f. Consideration of Change Order #1 and Final Acceptance-Log Jam/Debris Removal $35,161.14

g. Consideration of Final Acceptance-May St Storage Building $83,760.03

COUNCILOR RICKS MOVED, SECONDED COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA...motion PASSED...6-0.

6. Consideration of future action on the Outdoor Pool

Stuart Halson and Joyce Barns, Stop and Swim, addressed the Council and requested that they be granted a two year extension to their current agreement with the City.

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE OF WORKING WITH THIS GROUP FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS...

In response to Mayor Pro-Tem Elmore's question as to how many of the items they have met to date, Ms. Barnes noted that they have been continuously working towards all of the requirements. Councilor Ricks inquired as to what the impact to the City would be if there were to be a two year extension. Community Development Director Emil Pierson came forward and noted that due to the next grant cycle the extension would have to be more along the lines of a 3 or 4 year extension, and the cost would be a $4-7,000 cover and ongoing costs to drain and fill the pool. Councilor Greenwood and Councilor Rick's questioned what the City would do with the pool if the extension of 2 years from May 1, 2015 wasn't granted. Mr. Pierson stated that the pool would be emptied and the bottom removed until the City council decided what to do with the property. Councilor Ricks requested to have some options brought forward and cost information on not only the options, but also of the 2 year extension.

COUNCILOR RICKS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM UNTIL THE NOVEMBER 12, 2014 MEETING...

COUNCILOR GALLAGHER MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM ELMORE, TO AMEND THE MOTION TO POSTPONE THE ITEM UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING AFTER THE MAY 1, 2015 DEADLINE...

Mayor Canaday stated that she felt the group should not have to wait that long for direction.

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the amendment...motion FAILED...1-5 (Mayor Canaday, Councilor Ricks, Councilor Gallagher, Councilor Greenwood and Councilor Coumbs).

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

7. Consideration of a resolution adopting the updated City of Centralia Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

MAYOR PRO-TEM ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE UPDATED CITY OF CENTRALIA COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN...motion PASSED...6-0.

8. Consideration of China Creek Flood Reduction Design Contract with ENVIRON $188,000

COUNCILOR RICKS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GALLAGHER, TO APPROVE THE CHINA CREEK FLOOD REDUCTION DESIGN CONTRACT WITH ENVIRON FOR $188,000...motion PASSED...6-0.

9. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending the 2014 Budget

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GALLAGHER, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET...

Finance Director Pam Nelson reviewed the budget amendment with the Council and added that it also adds a new Flood Capital Projects fund.

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

10. Presentation on General Fund Revenue Sources and setting the 2015 Property Tax Levy

Ms. Nelson gave an overview of the proposed 2015 Property Tax Levy ordinance. Brief discussion followed.

11. Public Hearing related to General Fund Revenue Sources and Setting the 2015 Property Tax Levy

Mayor Canaday opened the public hearing at 8:41 pm.

Col. Ron Averil, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the ordinance.

Mayor Canaday closed the public hearing at 8:43 pm.

12. Consideration on first reading of an Ordinance on 2015 Property Tax Levy

MAYOR PRO-TEM ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE 2015 PROPERTY TAX LEVY...motion PASSED...4-2 (Mayor Pro-Tem Elmore and Councilor Gallagher).

13. Presentation on Proposed 2015 Budget

Ms. Nelson reviewed the proposed 2015 Budget for the Council and audience. Brief discussion followed.

14. Public Hearing on the Proposed 2015 Budget

Mayor Canaday opened the public hearing at 9:46 pm.

There being no public comment,

Mayor Canaday closed the public hearing at 9:47 pm.

15. Consideration on first reading of an Ordinance on Proposed 2015 Budget

COUNCILOR GALLAGHER MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 2015 BUDGET...motion PASSED...6-0.

16. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance establishing a Transportation Benefit District

COUNCILOR GALLAGHER MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT...motion PASSED...6-0.

17. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 16.21 Floodplain Management

This item was postponed from the October 14, 2014 meeting. The following motions are currently on the floor.

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CMC CHAPTER 16.21 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT...motion PASSED...

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO AMEND THE ORDINANCE TO ADD THE 10 YEAR ROLLING TIME FRAME...motion PASSED...6-0.

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

18. Executive Session to discuss Real Estate Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) and and Litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i). Expected to last approximately 30 minutes with nothing to report after.

COUNCILOR RICKS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM ELMORE, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.110(1)(B) & AND LITIGATION PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.110(1)(I), EXPECTED TO LAST APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES WITH NOTHING TO REPORT AFTER...motion PASSED...6-0.

The Executive Session was called to order at 10:00 pm. City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson was present. The Executive Session was adjourned at 10:30 pm with nothing to report.

Mayor Canaday adjourned the meeting at 10:30 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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