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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Acting Mayor Coumbs called the regular meeting to order at 7:01 pm.
 
Pledge of Allegiance
 
Councilor Abbarno led the pledge of allegiance. 
 
Attendance
 
Present: Acting Mayor Coumbs, Councilor Vogt, Councilor Elmore, Councilor Greenwood, Councilor Abbarno and Councilor Barnes.
 
Absent: None.
 
1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented
 
COUNCILOR GREENWOOD MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO , TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE AMENDMENT TO ITEM #2 BY ADDING ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO-TE, APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS AND FILLING OF VACANT COUNCIL POSITION...motion PASSED...6-0.
 
2. Election of Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem, approval of Committee appointments and Filling of Vacant Council Position
 
COUNCILOR BARNES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VOGT, TO SELECT LEE COUMBS AS MAYOR...
 
There being no other nominations, motion PASSED...5-1 (Councilor Elmore).
 
Councilor Barnes nominated Max Vogt for Mayor Pro-Tem.  Councilor Abbarno nominate John Elmore for Mayor Pro-Tem.  Mayor Coumbs called for those in favor of Max Vogt.  Mayor Coumbs, Councilor Greenwood, Councilor Vogt and Councilor Barnes voted in favor of Max Vogt.  Mayor Coumbs called for those in favor of John Elmore.  Councilor Elmore and Councilor Abbarno voted in favor of John Elmore.  Mayor Coumbs announced Max Vogt as the Mayor Pro-Tem.
 
With no objection from Council, Mayor Coumbs will fill the Committee appointment previously held by former Mayor Canaday through the end of the year. City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson noted that the Council policies state that there must be a super majority vote to approve Committee Appointments.  Mayor Coumbs called for a vote...PASSED...6-0.
 
Ms. Murphy-Olson reviewed the process and a timeline of filling the vacant Council position.  It was the consensus of the Council to move forward with noticing and accepting applications with a deadline of July 31, 2017, and interviews will be set as needed depending on how many applications are received.
 
3. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
Carlen Nachat, Centralia, addressed the Council and noted her concern to the removal of Walnut trees on J Street.
 
Patrick Morrison, Centralia, addressed the Council regarding the housing shortage.
 
Brieana Barlock, Centralia, addressed the Council and stated that she was thankful that J Street was slated to be repaired and she would hate to see the project put on hold due to a study being done on the Walnut trees.  
 
Alexis Hardy, Centralia, addressed the Council and updated them on youth library events.
 
4. Presentation
 
a. Lewis County Update - Commissioner Fund
 
Commissioner Fund updated the Council on Lewis County issues.
 
5. Reports 
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt - reported he attended the Packwood Airport runway opening, AWC Conference and thanked the CDA for their good job with the parade.
 
Councilor Elmore - reported he attended a Comprehensive Plan meeting and the Home and Garden Show.
 
Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended Summerfest and thanked all the volunteers involved, Toledo Cheese Days, Pioneer Pie Social, LC Historical Museum and library activities.
 
Councilor Greenwood - reported he attended the Finance Committee meeting.
 
Joyce Barnes - reported she attended the Finance Committee meeting, Auction for Borst Church fundraiser, was the Grand Marshall of the Summerfest parade and noted she was glad to see people enjoying the splash pad.
 
 
Mayor Coumbs - reported he attended Summerfest, Auction for the Borst Church fundraiser and thanked Windermere for sponsoring the parade and Wolverine for the fireworks display. 
Rob Hill - noted that there will be a tour of the Yelm Hydro Plant on July 13th for any interested Council members, met with various providers regarding the homeless situation and stated that the TPA money was starting to come in.
 
6. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval for July 11, 2017 #211975-212141 $444,928.81
b. Payroll for July 5, 2017 #133875-133965 and direct deposits #32719-32879 $1,373,922.29
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for June 27, 2017
d. Consideration of small works bid-with Americool for HVAC at the Park's Department $7,682.20
e. Consideration of a Contract -Yelm Transmission Line Emergency Repair $330,706.85
f. Consideration of addendum to the Indoor Pool Contract removing the City's requirement to provide property insurance
 
COUNCILOR GREENWOOD  MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA...motion PASSED...6-0.
 
7. Consideration to amend UGA designation of certain Widgeon Hill Properties
 
COUNCILOR ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, THAT THE CITY GOES FORWARD WITH THE REQUEST TO AMEND THE CENTRALIA URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY BY REDUCING IT BY 762 ACRES IN THE WIDGEON HILL AREA AND PROCEED WITH AN APPLICATION TO LEWIS COUNTY...motion PASSED...6-0.
 
Adjournment
 
COUNCILOR GREENWOOD MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO ADJOURN AT 7:50 PM...motion PASSED...6-0.
 
Submitted By: 
 
__________________________________
Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk

 
Approved By:
 
 
______________________________
Lee Coumbs, Mayor
City of Centralia


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