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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Mayor Coumbs called the regular meeting to order at 7:01 pm.
 
Pledge of Allegiance
 
Councilor Greenwood led the pledge of allegiance. 
 
Attendance
 
Present: Mayor Coumbs, Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt, Councilor Elmore, Councilor Greenwood, Councilor Barnes and Councilor Abbarno.
 
Absent: None.
 
1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented
 
COUNCILOR GREENWOOD MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...6-0.
 
2. Filling of City Council District #4 Vacancy
 
COUNCILOR GREENWOOD MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND APPOINT SUSAN LUOND TO THE CITY COUNCIL...motion PASSED...6-0.
 
City Clerk Deena Bilodeau swore in Susan Luond and she took her seat at the dias.
 
3. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
Devin McCosh, library, addressed the Council and updated them on library programs.
 
4. Presentation
a. Lewis County Update
 
Commissioner Fund update the Council on Lewis County issues.
 
5. Proclamation
a. Our George Washington’s 200th Birthday
 
Mayor Coumbs read the proclamation into the record and Brian Mittge accepted it on behalf of the committee.
 
6. Reports 
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt - reported he attended National Night Out, CDA and the George Washington Celebration planning meeting.
 
Councilor Elmore - reported he attended a Twin Transit meeting and spoke on the moratorium on housing issue from last Council meeting.
 
Councilor Greenwood - reported he attended the Chehalis Festival and requested an update on the roads in town that are being fixed.
 
Councilor Barnes - reported she attended National Night Out and the George Washington Celebration planning meeting.
 
Councilor Abbarno - noted he would like to see the City build a relationship with the Farmer’s Market, wanted an update on issues at Central Park and thanked the library for their reading programs.
 
Councilor Luond - thanked the Council for appointing her.
 
Mayor Coumbs - reported he attended National Night Out, Homeless Connect, George Washington Celebration planning meeting and noted that the next Music in the Park will be on August 26th and September 9th.
 
Kahle Jennings - updated the Council on the Borst Avenue Safety Project.
 
Emil Pierson - updated the Council on the splash pad.
 
Rob Hill - reported he met with the new Executive Director of the CDA Scott White and spoke on the homelessness issue.  He added that there would be a workshop at 6:00 pm on August 22nd regarding the Council priorities and goals.
 
7. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval for August 8, 2017 #212405-212406, 212416-212581 $849,691.65
b. Payroll for August 4, 2017 #133978-134071and direct deposits #32971-33128 $1,363,368.33
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for July 11 & 25, 2017
d. Consideration of contract for Network Solutions for Spillman Access $8,400
e. Consideration of final acceptance-Pearl St Plaza Playground $53,850.90
f. Consideration of final acceptance-Pearl St Plaza Landscape/Fence/Pavers
$72,794.90
g. Consideration of final acceptance-Pearl St Plaza Stemwall Fence Poles $2,488.60
h. Consideration of final acceptance-Pearl St Plaza Dry Deck Fountain $129,570.00
i. Consideration of final acceptance - WWTP Fire Alarm $42,894.34
j. Consideration of change order #1 & final acceptance-VanWormer Railroad Bore and Watermain Install $151,038.55
k. Consideration of Prof. Services Contract-Foresight Surveying $3,500
l. Consideration of small works bid-Seminary Hill Reclosure Update and Maintenance $2,926.80
m. Consideration of Letter of Commitment-Borst Ave Improvements
n. Consideration of Land Trust Easement Agreement $4,200 implementation $10,000 annual ongoing
o. Consideration of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the Salzer Valley Property $25,000 (plus associated closing costs)
 
After Council discussion related to the City’s commitment percentage for funding of the portion of the Borst Park Improvement project within the city limits (7m), 
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA WITH AN AMENDMENT TO THE LETTER OF COMMITMENT FOR THE BORST PARK IMPROVEMENTS FROM 20% TO 25% ...motion PASSED...7-0.
8. Consideration of an intention to annex Windsor Mobile Park Home area
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM VOTE  MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO SET THE SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 COUNCIL MEETING AS THE DATE TO DISCUSS THE WINDSOR MOBILE HOME PARK  ANNEXATION PETITION WITH THE INITIATORS...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
9. Consideration of an intention to annex Far View area
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM VOTE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO SET THE SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 COUNCIL MEETING AS THE DATE TO DISCUSS THE FAR VIEW AREA ANNEXATION PETITION WITH THE INITIATORS...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
10. Consideration of bid options - China Creek Floodwater Storage and Fish Habitat Phase 1 
 
Public Works Director Kahle Jennings reviewed the options with the Council regarding this project and based on recent events he recommends rejection of the bids and resubmit when funds are available.  Discussion followed.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, TO REJECT THE BIDS AT THIS TIME AND DELAY CONSTRUCTION UNTIL SUFFICIENT FUNDS HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Barnes).
 
Adjournment
 
COUNCILOR ELMORE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR GREENWOOD, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:23 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
 
Submitted By: 
 
 
__________________________________
Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk

Approved By:
 
 
______________________________
Lee Coumbs, Mayor
City of Centralia


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