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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mayor Coumbs called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
 
Pledge of Allegiance 
 
Tamara Hayes, Fair Manager, led the pledge of allegiance.
 
Attendance
 
Present: Mayor Coumbs, Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt, Councilor Staebler, Councilor McGee, Councilor Barnes, Councilor Abbarno and Councilor Luond.
 
Absent: None.
 
1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM VOGT TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
Steve Kopa and Brendan Cottington, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on a clean up project citizens are doing in our community.
 
3. Presentations
a. Flood Authority Update - Ron Averill
 
Col. Averill addressed the Council and updated them on Flood Authority issues.
 
b. Countywide Transit - Com. Jackson and Derrick Wojcik-Damers
 
Mr. Wojcik-Damers addressed the Council and spoke on Countywide Transit.
 
4. Reports
 
Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended opening day of Centralia Little League.
 
Councilor Barnes - reported she attended the State Exit Audit and Two Town Tooners.
 
Councilor Luond - reported she attended the Chehalis Basin Partnership meeting.
 
Councilor McGee - had no report.
 
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended CDA and Twin Transit meetings and thanked the citizens for cleaning up our community.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt - reported he attended a grand opening for the new Dialysis Clinic.
 
Mayor Coumbs - Thanked the citizens for cleaning up our community and the County for cleaning up the property on Reynolds Road.  He added that he has been working on Spring Youth Fair.
 
Chief Nielsen - updated the Council on Community Policing.
 
Emil Pierson - updated the Council on the outdoor pool.
 
Scott White - updated the Council on the Fox Theatre renovations.
 
ML Norton - updated the Council on the City Light rates.
 
5. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval - March 27, 2018 #215604, 215619-215790 $1,382,004.88
b. Payroll Approval - March 20, 2018 #134649-134657 and direct deposits #34897-34989 $130,140.00
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for March 13, 2018
d. Consideration of small works bid-Fords Prairie Substation Electrical Equipment Removal $6,529.88
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM VOGT, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration of a $75,000 loan to the Centralia Foundation for the George and
Mary Jane Washington Statue
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND THE ISSUANCE OF A $75,000 CHECK PAYABLE TO THE CENTRALIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
7. Consideration of an intent to annex the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds
 
Community Development Director Emil Pierson addressed the Council and audience stated that this was the time to set a date to discuss the intent to annex and speak with the petitioner and any public that may want to address this issue.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BARNES, TO SET APRIL 10, 2018 AS THE DATE TO DISCUSS THE ANNEXATION...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
8. Consideration of amendments to the Council Rules & Procedures
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE THE AMENDED CITY COUNCIL RULES AND PROCEDURES...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
9. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 2.08.010 
Time and place of Council meetings
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO CHANGE THE TIME OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS TO 6:30 PM...motion FAILED...3-4 (Mayor Coumbs, Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt, Councilor Staebler and Councilor Barnes).
 
10. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance repealing CMC Chapter 2.44 E-Verify Program
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE REPEALING CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.44 ENTITLED E-VERIFY PROGRAM AND THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
11. Executive Session to discuss Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c).  Expected to last approximately 20 minutes with nothing to report after. 
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM VOGT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO RCW  42.30.110(1)(C), EXPECTED TO LAST APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES WITH NOTHING TO REPORT AFTER...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
The Executive Session was called to order at 9:20 pm.  The Executive Session adjourned at 9:40 pm with nothing to report.
 
Adjournment
 
Mayor Coumbs adjourned the meeting at 9:40 pm.
 
 
Submitted By: 
 
 
_________________________________ Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
Approved By:
 
 
 
______________________________
Lee Coumbs, Mayor
City of Centralia


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