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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

City Clerk Deena Bilodeau called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance

Ms. Bilodeau led the pledge of allegiance.


Present: Councilor Canaday, Councilor Elmore, Councilor Greenwood, Councilor Coumbs, Councilor Barnes, Councilor Vogt and Councilor Abbarno.

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented


2. Swearing in of new and re-elected City Council members

Ms. Bilodeau swore in Councilor Barnes, Councilor Abbarno and Councilor Coumbs.

3. Election of Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem

Ms. Bilodeau called for nominations for the office of Mayor. Councilor Vogt nominated Bonnie Canaday for Mayor. There were no other nominations. By a unanimous vote, Bonnie Canaday was elected Mayor.

Ms. Bilodeau called for nominations for the office of Mayor Pro-Tem. Councilor Barnes nominated Lee Coumbs for Mayor Pro-Tem. Councilor Abbarno nominated John Elmore for Mayor Pro-Tem. There were no other nominations. By a 5-2 (Councilor Elmore & Councilor Abbarno) vote, Lee Coumbs was elected Mayor Pro-Tem.

Ms. Bilodeau turned the gavel over to Mayor Canaday.@

4. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Members of the Centralia High School ASB addressed the Council and requested sidewalks be placed on Borst Avenue, Mt. Vista Rd and Eshom Road by the High School.

Brieana Barlock, Centralia, addressed the Council and requested a variety of work be don't to J Street.

3. Presentation

a. Lewis County Update - Commissioner Fund

Commissioner Fund and Sheila Gray addressed the Council and spoke on County issues.

b. Flood Authority Update - Ron Averill

Col. Averill addressed the Council and updated them on Flood Authority issues.

c. Mitigation Opportunities Plan - French Wetmore, CFM

Mr. Wetmore address the Council and reviewed the proposed Centralia Area Mitigation Opportunities Plan.

6. Reports

Councilor Greenwood - wished everyone a Happy New Year.

Councilor Barnes - had no report.

Councilor Vogt - reported he walked the Discovery Trail and spoke on the Centralia Downtown Association and volunteerism.

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported on the Christmas Lights at Borst Park event.

Councilor Elmore - reported he attended a ribbon cutting and spoke on upcoming workshops.

Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended a CDA meeting, toured Popes Kids Place and spoke on scholarship opportunities at Centralia College. He thanked his friends, family and business partners for their support during the election process.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended transportation meetings, EDC, CDA, Lighted Tractor Parade, Chehalis Basin Partnership, RFA, Chamber Forum, ribbon cuttings, a play at the Evergreen Playhouse, a movie at the Fox Theatre and the Mayor and Commissioners meeting.

Chief Nielsen - introduced Commander Fitzgerald and Commander Denham to the Council and audience.

7. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for December 22, 2015 #204268, 204276-204408 $909,118.46 and January 12, 2016 #204412, 204418, 204425-204606 $1,105,875.83

b. Payroll Approval December 18, 2015 #132234-132246 and direct deposits #28215-28307 $122,565.00 and January 5, 2016 #132247-132320 and direct deposit #28308-28463 $1,299,039.49

c. Notification of Claim for Damage 1)Minerva Silva $4000 2) Patricia & Rick Weaver $4,467.03

d. Consideration of meeting minutes for December 8, 2015

e. Consideration of Change Order #1 and Final Acceptance-2015 Sidewalk Repair $18,700

f. Consideration of Change Order #1 and Final Acceptance-2015

Sanitary Sewer Manhole Restoration $14,661

g. Consideration of Amendment #1-Parametrix Contract $19,050.40

h. Consideration of Consultant Contract Supplement #3-Main St & Yew St Signal i. Consideration of Consultant Contract Supplement #1-Stormwater Decant $3,000 j. Consideration of Final Acceptance-2009 Sewer I & I Reduction

k. Consideration of Final Acceptance-Cooks Hill to River Heights Water Main Installation $88,538.40

l. Consideration of Interdepartmental Regional Decant Facility Agreement

m. Consideration of Inmate Housing Agreement with Yakima

n. Consideration of Safe and Sober Sobriety Agreement with Chehalis MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA...motion PASSED...7-0.

8. Consideration of Financial Assistance to the Centralia Downtown Association

Jakob McGhie and Dawn Lawson, CDA, addressed the Council and requested consideration for funding to help the CDA continue with their work plan. It was the consensus of the Council to schedule a workshop on this issue in the near future.@



Submitted By:@


Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk

Approved By:@


Bonnie Canaday, Mayor

City of Centralia

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