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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mayor Coumbs called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
 
Pledge of Allegiance 
 
Jean Bluhm 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 COUNCILOR LUOND TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
Joyce Hoerling, Stop & Swim, addressed the Council and invited the community to their Hawaiian Shirt Sale fundraiser on June 2nd.
 
Cody Wells, People of Lewis County, addressed the Council and invited the community to a spaghetti feed fundraiser on June 19th.
 
R. Lena Glidewell, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the conditions of two run down homes in her neighborhood.
 
Steve Kopa, Centralia, addressed the Council and invited the community to join him on Saturday mornings, 9:00 am at the Exit 81 Park and Ride) to continue the clean up efforts throughout Centralia.
 
Kevin Wallin, Windermere Real Estate, addressed the Council and presented a $5000 check for the sponsorship of the Summerfest Parade.
 
Lisa Perry, Sierra Pacific, addressed the Council and presented a $1,790 check for sponsorship of the Summerfest breakfast.
 
Sara Gingerich, CDA, updated the Council on events in downtown.
 
Joe Calkins, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the condition of a house in his neighborhood.
 
3. Presentations
a. Police Department Awards - Chief Nielsen
 
Chief Nielsen presented departmental awards to various employees and civilians.
b. Flood Authority Update - Ron Averill
 
Col. Averill updated the Council on Flood Authority issues.
 
c. Summerfest Presentation - Mayor Coumbs
 
Mayor Coumbs updated the Council and audience on Summerfest.
 
4. Reports
 
Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended the Tri-Club Rotary Auction, Mid Summer Nights Dream at the College and spoke on the upcoming Torch Run.
 
Councilor Barnes - reported she attended the Police Department Open House.
 
Councilor Luond - had no report.
 
Councilor McGee - spoke on the Willapa Trail Ride.
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended a Mid Summer Nights Dream at the College and a CDA meeting.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt - reported he attended the Historical Society Meeting, Steve Ward Plaza dedication, Police Department Open House and spoke on the Summerfest parade.
 
Mayor Coumbs - reported he attended the Spring Youth Fair and thanked Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt for filling in for him at the May 8, 2018 City Council Meeting.  He added that he is working on Summerfest.
 
Kim Ashmore - spoke on Public Works Week.
 
Emil Pierson - spoke on the Train Depot brick replacement, Borst Church and the CD Lane landscaping. Jean Bluhm requested funding in the amount of $27,000 for the Borst Church.
 
 
 
 
 
5. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval - May 22, 2018 #216378, 216387-216551 $1,471,725.10
b. Payroll Approval - May 18, 2018 #134771-134778 and direct deposits #35415-35508 $130,850             
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for May 8, 2018
d. Consideration of amendment #1 to the Consultant Services Agreement for 
On-Call SCADA Support $30,000
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration of funding request from Historic Fox Theatre Restorations
 
City Manager Rob Hill reviewed the request and the potential options for funding.  Discussion followed regarding projected Lodging Tax funding, bonding against the Lodging Tax funds and the Fox Theatre's immediate need for $300,000. 
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO BOND $1,000,000 IN IT'S ENTIRETY OVER 30 YEARS, USE LODGING TAX FUNDING TO PAY BACK THE BOND AND ENTER INTO A $300,000 LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE HISTORIC FOX THEATRE RESTORATIONS GROUP TO BE PAID BACK WHEN THE FINANCING COMES THROUGH FROM THE BOND...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
7. Consideration of a resolution declaring personal property surplus
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION DECLARING CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY TO BE SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING STAFF TO DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY FOR THE HIGHEST AND BEST PRICE...motion PASSED...7-0.
8. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending the 2018 Budget
 
Finance Director Bret Brodersen reviewed the requested amendments with the Council.  Discussion followed regarding adding funding for the Train Depot Brick Replacement.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2018 BUDGET BY INCREASING THE APPROPRIATIONS IN CERTAIN FUNDS FROM WHAT WAS ANTICIPATED AT THE TIME SAID BUDGET WAS ADOPTED...
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO ADD OPTION #2 OF THE TRAIN DEPOT BRICK REPLACEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $69,331.12 TO THE BUDGET AMENDMENT ORDINANCE FOR SECOND READING...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
Mayor Coumbs called for a vote on the main morion as amended...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
Mr. Hill reminded the Council of the earlier request for funding towards the Borst Church and noted that if they would like to address that now it would be appropriate.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO INCLUDE FUNDING THE BORST CHURCH IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,000 TO THE SECOND READING OF THE SECOND READING OF THE  BUDGET AMENDMENT ORDINANCE TO GET THE PROJECT COMPLETED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
9. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance repealing and replacing CMC 5.01 Business Licensing and amending CMC 5.44 Secondhand and Pawnbrokers
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 5.01 GENERAL PROVISIONS AND AMENDING CHAPTER 5.16 PAWNBROKERS, SECONDHAND DEALERS, ETC UNDER TITLE 5 BUSINESS LICENSES AND REGULATIONS AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
10. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending sections of CMC Title 20 Zoning Code
 
Mr. Pierson addressed the Council and stated there were nine (9) proposed text amendments to the zoning changes being discussed tonight.  He noted that text amendment number nine (9) was requested by a property owner.  Discussion followed pertaining to text amendments numbers two (2) through eight (8).  Councilor Staebler was concerned with the medium to dark tone color requirements and Councilor Abbarno was concerned with the lack of dispute resolution wording for an appeal spelled out in the code. 
 
COUNCILOR BARNES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO SEND ITEMS 2-8 BACK TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND POSTPONE ACTION UNTIL THE JUNE 26, 2018 COUNCIL MEETING...motion PASSED...6-1 (Mayor Coumbs).
 
  Mr. Pierson stated that text amendment number nine (9), to change the code to allow marijuana retail stores in C-1 zoning districts, was before the Council at the request of Richard Watkins.  Discussion followed.
 
Ron Greenwood, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the proposed text  amendment change.
 
Dave and Jeff Scherer, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the proposed text amendment change.
 
Neal Glassburn, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the proposed text amendment change.
 
Chris Marr and Bryce Marns, SBC Development, addressed the Council and spoke against the proposed text amendment change.
 
Jerry Antonelly, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the proposed text amendment change.
 
COUNCILOR BARNES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO DENY THE REQUEST TO ALLOW RETAIL SALES IN THE C-1 ZONE (TEXT AMENDMENT 9)...motion PASSED...5-2 (Councilor Staebler and Councilor McGee).
 
COUNCILOR MCGEE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO APPROVE TEXT AMENDMENT 1...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
11. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending CMC 13.04.300- Net 
Metering and 13.04.301 - Renewal Energy System Incentive Payment
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE A ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE (C.M.C) CHAPTER 13.04 -- HYDROELECTRIC AND LIGHT SYSTEM, SECTION 13.04.300 ENTITLED NET METERING AND SECTION 13.04.301 ENTITLED RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM INCENTIVE PAYMENT AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
Adjournment
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 11:02 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.
Submitted By: 
 
__________________________________
Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
 
Approved By:
 
______________________________
Lee Coumbs, Mayor
City of Centralia


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