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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mayor Coumbs called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
 
Pledge of Allegiance 
 
Chehalis Mayor Pro-Tem Terry Harris 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 MCGEE TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
Ron Greenwood, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on changing the way initiatives and referendums are put on as a ballot measure.
 
Mitch Smith, Centralia, addressed the Council and thanked City employees and others for their donations to the Skills USA National Team.
 
Cody Wells, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on a spaghetti feed for the Lewis County People 1st.
 
Linda Conroy, library, addressed the Council and gave an update on library issues.
 
Steve Kopa, Centralia, addressed the Council and reported on the clean up project he is heading up in Centralia.
 
3. Presentations
a. Rep. DeBolt Appreciation - Doug Levy
 
Mr. Levy presented Rep. DeBolt with a plaque of appreciation for his lobbying for, and receiving, an allocation of $12.5 million in the 2018 Supplemental Capital Budget for the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account.
 
 
 
b. Lewis County Update - Commissioner Fund
 
Commissioner Fund addressed the Council and updated them on County issues.
 
4. Reports
 
Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended the Special Olympics Torch run and the Smart Tank Competition.  He congratulated the recent Graduates and their Parents.
 
Councilor Barnes - reported she attended the Hawaiian Shirt Fundraiser for the Veteran's Memorial Pearl Street Pool.
 
Councilor Luond - reported she attended the Chamber Lunch and thanked City Light for all of their hard work preparing for the new business in the Port.
 
Councilor McGee - had no report.
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended the CDA meeting.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt - reported he attended the fundraiser at the Veteran's Memorial Pearl  Street Pool, the Agricultural Museum opening and reported on a new business coming to the Port area.
 
Mayor Coumbs - reported he attended the Southwest Washington Air Pollution Control Authority and was elected as the Chair for the Lewis County Solid Waste Authority.  He added that he is busy working on Summerfest.
 
Bret Brodersen - spoke on biennial budgeting and the Fox Theatre Financing.
 
Shannon Murphy-Olson - reported on the clean up of the St. Hellens property.
 
  Rob Hill - reported on the Greenwood Cemetery. 
 
5. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval - June 12, 2018 #216570-216571, 216589-216807
$1,163,714.82
b. Payroll Approval - June 5, 2018 #134779-134845 and direct deposits
#35509-35675 $1,405,730.78             
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for May 22, 2018
d. Consideration of a small works bid - City Hall Windows $117,402.13
e. Consideration of Consultant Services Agreement - WWTP/Flying T Water Rights finalization $82,000
 
f. Consideration of Consultant Services Contract - Water Department On-Call Services $70,000
g. Consideration of Final Acceptance-Sanitary Sewer and Watermain Pipe Bursting Project $458,589.44
h. Consideration of Final Acceptance-Installing Glare Film at City Light $892.65 I. Consideration to purchase a new AM55E Bucket Truck $305,000.00
j. Consideration of a contract with the Southwest Washington Fair for the Summerfest Derby
k. Consideration of a contract with Wolverine Fireworks for Summerfest $7,500.00
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration on first and final reading of an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 14.28 Parade/Special Event Permits
 
Mr. Hill reviewed the proposed ordinance with the Council. 
 
Amanda McDougall, parade organizer, sent in a letter in support of the ordinance.
 
Jan Nontell, CDA, addressed the Council and noted that there have been some close  calls at the parades and without some kind of ordinance in place, the CDA does not have any way of stopping the throwing of candy at parades.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt read a news article into the record regarding a child being run over and killed at a parade in South Carolina.
 
Duane Yarno, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the ordinance.
 
Councilor Abbarno suggested the following wording replace what is in the ordinance:
 
14.28.045 Throwing or distributing of items prohibited.
Under no circumstance shall items of any kind be thrown or distributed from any mobile parade entry including but not limited to motorized or animal. This shall include, but not limited to, candy, toys, prizes and promotional items. Any participants throwing or distributing items of any kind from any mobile parade entry, including but not limited to motorized or animal entry, shall have their parade entry, and all associated persons, immediately removed from the parade by City staff.  If the parade entry and associated persons refuse to leave the parade route, CMC 14.28.050 shall be fully enforceable.
The only distribution of items, such as but not limited to candy, toys, prizes and promotional items shall be directly from parade entry participants walking along the designated parade route by hand to spectators who are physically on a sidewalk or other areas as the City staff may designate.
Peter Lahmann, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the ordinance.
Edna Fund, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the ordinance.
Council discussion followed.

COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE ON FIRST AND FINAL READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 14.28   ENTITLED PARADE/SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH TO INCLUDE THE WORDING THAT HE DRAFTED AND DISTRIBUTED TO THE COUNCIL RATHER THAN WHAT WAS PROPOSED...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Staebler).

7. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 13.02 Utility Service Rules and Regulations
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND,  TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 13 PUBLIC UTILITIES, CHAPTER 13.02   UTILITY SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS; SECTION 13.02.010 ENTITLED LIENS-OWNER RESPONSIBILITY, SECTION 13.02.020 ENTITLED DEPOSITS, SECTION 13.02.030 ENTITLED BILLING AND SECTION 13.02.040 ENTITLED PAYMENT OF SERVICE-LATE PENALTY AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...motion PASSED...7-0.
8. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 15.04 Rules and Regulations
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 15 WATER AND SEWERS, CHAPTER 15.04   RULES AND REGULATIONS; SECTION 15.04.250 ENTITLED TERMINATION OF SERVICE NON-PAYMENT AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
9. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance granting a Nonexclusive Telecommunications Franchise with Sprint Communications Company LP
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND,  TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A NONEXCLUSIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRANCHISE TO SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LP AND OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
10. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending the 2018 Budget
 
Finance Director Bret Brodersen reviewed the updated budget ordinance with the Council which included the changes from first reading.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE ON SECOND 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...motion PASSED...7-0.

11. Consideration on second 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 SECOND 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.
 
Adjournment
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM VOGT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ABBARNO, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 9:00 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.
Submitted By: 
 
 
__________________________________
Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
Approved By:
 
 
______________________________
Lee Coumbs, Mayor
City of Centralia


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