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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Gallagher led the pledge of allegiance.

Attendance

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

Absent:. None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

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

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Lola Toloba, Quality Inn, addressed the Council and introduced herself as the Manager of the newly renovated Quality Inn.

Steve Kories-McLeod, CDA, addressed the Council and spoke on the Tractor Parade and flower baskets.

3. Presentation

a. Governor's Recommendation on Chehalis Basin Flooding -Jay Vanderstoep

Mr. Vanderstoep addressed the Council and reviewed the Chehalis Basin Flooding issue.

4. Reports (This item was taken out of order at the request of the Mayor.)

Councilor Anzelini - reported he would like to have a workshop on the UGA and rates.

Councilor Gallagher- spoke on the Tractor Parade.

Mayor Pro-Tem Elmore - reported he attended the Chamber forum, Santa Parade, Business After Hours and the Lodging Tax Committee meeting.

Councilor Coumbs - thanked City Staff for their work on getting the Christmas decorations up and reported he attended the Santa Breakfast, EDC, Solid Waste and the work day at Borst Park.

Councilor Ricks - added he would like a workshop on the UGA and rates.@

Councilor Greenwood - reported he attended the Lewis County Historical Society meeting.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended the tree lighting, Ribbon Cutting at Lewis County Historic Museum, judged the windows for the downtown stores, Business After Hours, Tacoma Rail, Chamber Forum, Mayor and Commissioners meeting, .09 meeting and the tractor parade.

Rob Hill - had no report.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for December 9, 2014 #129383-129518 $523,617.66

b. Payroll Approval December 5, 2014 #131010-131079 and direct deposits

#25129-25277 $1,264,694.44

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for November 25, 2014

d. Consideration of agreement with Pfaff Architects to design the staff

room at the Water Department $18,079.00

e. Consideration of agreement with Pfaff Architects to Design the new

computer training room at City Light $26,195.00

f. Consideration of agreement with Foresight Engineering for general

Surveying services $25,000

g. Consideration of final acceptance Stump Removal $972.00

h. Consideration of contract amendment with Parametrix for the Water

Department reservoirs and wells control system $145,179.55

i. Consideration of Teamsters Contract with Commissioned Police Officers

j. Consideration of Recruitment Contract for Police Chief Position

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

6. Consideration of Hotel/Motel Lodging Tax funding allocations

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO APPROVE THE HOTEL/MOTEL LODGING TAX FUNDING ALLOCATIONS...motion PASSED...7-0.

7. Consideration to submit a list of Legislative Priorities to Senator John Braun

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GALLAGHER, TO APPROVE THE SUBMITTAL OF A LIST OF LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES TO SENATOR JOHN BRAUN...

COUNCILOR GALLAGHER MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO ADD WORDING REGARDING FOCUSING ON LOCAL CONTROL OVER POLICY SETTING...motion PASSED...7-0.

MAYOR PRO-TEM ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO ADD CENTRALIA STATION TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS...motion PASSED...7-0.

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

8. Consideration to amend the City's Urban Growth Boundaries

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM ELMORE, TO CONSIDER AMENDING THE CITY'S URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARIES...motion PASSED...7-0.

Community Development Director Emil Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the process of the Urban Growth Boundaries to date. Discussion followed.

Keith Jorgenson, Widgeon Hill area, addressed the Council and stated that he does not want to be removed from the Urban Growth Area.

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GALLAGHER, TO LEAVE WIDGEON HILL IN THE UGA...motion PASSED...7-0.

John Wiley, River Heights area, addressed the Council and stated he would like to stay in the UGA, however, he would like to see the utility cost lowered.

Steve Wohld, River Heights area, addressed the Council and stated he would like to stay in the UGA and agreed with Mr. Wiley that there needs to be a discussion regarding lowering utility costs for those in the UGA.

COUNCILOR GALLAGHER MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO LEAVE RIVER HEIGHTS AREA IN THE UGA...

Norm Liseth, River Heights area, addressed the Council and stated that until he knows what the impacts would be, he is not sure whether or not he would want out of the UGA. He noted that he too would like to see the utility fees discussed.

Mayor Canaday called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Coumbs).

MAYOR PRO-TEM ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ANZELINI, TO LEAVE THE REMAINING SIX AREAS IN THE UGA...motion PASSED...7-0.

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

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO APPROVE ON FIRST AND FINAL READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET...

Finance Director Pam Nelson reviewed the proposed budget amendment with the Council.

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

10. Consideration of the cancellation of the December 23, 2014 City Council meeting and authorizing the Finance Committee to approve vouchers for that date

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO CANCEL THE DECEMBER 23, 2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND AUTHORIZE THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO APPROVE THE VOUCHER FOR THAT DATE...motion PASSED...7-0.

11. Executive Session to discuss Real Estate Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(b) and (c) and Labor Negotiations pursuant to 42.30.140. Expected to last approximately 30 minutes

MAYOR PRO-TEM ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.110(1)(B) & (C) AND LABOR NEGOTIATIONS PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.140, EXPECTED TO LAST APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES ...motion PASSED...7-0.

The Executive Session was called to order at 8:50 pm. The Executive Session was adjourned at 8:54 pm. The meeting was called back to order and the following motion was made.

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT FOR PARCEL NUMBER 001358001000...motion PASSED...7-0.

COUNCILOR ANZELINI MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR RICKS, TO GO BACK INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO FINISH UP THE DISCUSSION WITH NOTHING TO REPORT AFTER...motion PASSED...7-0.

The Executive Session was called to back to order at 9:00 pm. The Executive Session was adjourned at 9:25 pm with nothing further to report.

Mayor Canaday adjourned the meeting at 9:25 pm.@

Submitted By:

__________________________________

Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk

Approved By:@

______________________________

Bonnie Canaday, Mayor

City of Centralia



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