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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Mayor Canaday called the regular meeting to order at 7:01 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Elmore led the pledge of allegiance. Mayor Canaday led a moment of silence for the Tower family.

Attendance

Present: Mayor Canaday, Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs, Councilor Greenwood, Councilor Elmore, Councilor Barnes, Councilor Vogt and Councilor Abbarno.

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

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

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Chris Brewer, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on bicycle transportation infrastructure in Centralia.

3. Presentation

a. Lewis County Update - Commissioner Fund

Commissioner Fund updated the Council and audience on Lewis County issues.

4. Reports

Councilor Greenwood - reported he attended a Finance Committee meeting.

Councilor Barnes - reported she attended the EDC Banquet and a Finance Committee meeting.

Councilor Vogt - reported he attended the EDC Banquet, a meet and greet with citizens from his district and the vigil for the Tower family.

Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs - reported he attended the EDC Banquet, the vigil for the Tower family and a Reliable Enterprises meeting.

Councilor Elmore - reported he attended a Twin Transit meeting, the EDC Banquet and spoke on quiet zones related to trains.

Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended the EDC Banquet, Popes Kids Place Annual Banquet and the Finance Committee meeting.

Mayor Canaday - reported she attended the EDC Banquet, Southwest Washington Air Control and the vigil for the Tower Family.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for March 8, 2016 #205188-205329 $748,431.24

b. Payroll Approval March 4, 2016 #132440-132503 and direct deposit #28800-28952 $1,207,953.95

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for February 23, 2016

d. Consideration of Small Works Bid - Interior Painting $2,700

e. Consideration of Small Works Bid - Tree Removal $6,372

f. Consideration of Small Works Bid - Concrete Replacement $1,242

g. Consideration of Small Works Bid - Line Clearance Tree Trimming $89,161.93

h. Consideration of Change Order #1 - Salzer Valley M-1 Upgrade and Courtland Street M2 Upgrade $21,287.14

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

6. Consideration of Transportation Benefit Fund Priorities

MAYOR PRO-TEM COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, TO ACCEPT THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT FUND PRIORITIES AS PRESENTED...

Kahle Jennings and Kim Ashmore addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed expenditures for the year 2016 and the planned expenditures for the years 2017-2025. Discussion followed.

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

7. Consideration of Indoor Pool Liner funding

COUNCILOR ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO CONSIDER THE INDOOR POOL LINER FUNDING...

Emil Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed cost estimates from a recent study by ORB Architects with the Council. He noted that the estimated total was $184,309, of which the City would pay half per the agreement. Councilor Barnes question whether or not the pool actually needs a liner or if it would just be concrete like the outdoor pool. Discussion followed regarding the contract, the study, the process and other possible options.

COUNCILOR BARNES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, TO POSTPONE THIS DISCUSSION AND DECISION TO THE MARCH 22, 2016 MEETING TO ALLOW STAFF TIME TO GATHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...motion PASSED...6-1 (Mayor Pro-Tem Coumbs).

8. Consideration of options for Golf Course Property development

COUNCILOR ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, TO CONSIDER OPTIONS FOR THE GOLF COURSE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT...

Mr. Pierson reviewed the possible options for the property. Discussion followed. Phoebe Slusher, Centralia, addressed the Council and stated she would like to see the property remain as it is.

After much discussion, the motion was clarified and approved by both the maker of the motion and the second that the original motion is to read as follows:

COUNCILOR ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CONSIDERING OPTIONS FOR THE GOLF COURSE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT AFTER THE PARKS BOARD AND PLANNING COMMISSION HAVE REVIEWED AND MADE RECOMMENDATIONS...motion PASSED...7-0.

9. Consideration of agreement with the Recreation and Conservation Office for the Pearl Street Memorial Fountain and Plaza

COUNCILOR GREENWOOD MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VOGT, TO APPROVE THE AGREEMENT WITH THE RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE FOR THE PEARL STREET MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN AND PLAZA...motion PASSED...7-0.

Adjournment

COUNCILOR ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:44 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.

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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