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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mayor Coumbs called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.
 
Pledge of Allegiance 
 
Councilor Abbarno led the pledge of allegiance.
 
Attendance
 
Present: Mayor Coumbs, Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt, Councilor Staebler, Councilor Barnes, Councilor Abbarno, Councilor McGee 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
 
Ron Averill, addressed the Council and spoke on Flood Authority issues.
 
Commissioner Edna Fund, Lewis County, addressed the Council and spoke on the trail guide.
 
3. Presentations
a. Chehalis Basin Strategy - Ken Ghalambor
 
This presentation will take place at the September 11, 2018 meeting.
 
4. Reports
 
Cameron McGee - had no report.
 
Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended the Lewis County EDC lunch, Chamber Business After Hours, Car Show, the Fair, Garlic Fest and spoke on the Back to School drive.
 
Councilor Barnes - reported she attended the Fair and Car Show.
 
Councilor Luond - asked that the public help in keeping the soccer fields clear of waste and pick up after themselves and their dogs.
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended the CDA and Twin Transit meetings.
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt - reported he attended the Car Show and spoke on the Back to School Drive.
 
Mayor Coumbs - reported he attended the Car Show, Garlic Fest, RFA, Solid Waste, Courage Challenge Bike Ride and noted it was his wedding anniversary.
 
Kim Ashmore - updated the Council on the Borst Avenue project, gave additional information on item 5g on this agenda and announced that the Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Outstanding Performance Award from DOE.
 
Bret Brodersen - updated the Council on the Fox Theatre funding.
 
Chief Nielsen - updated the Council on the issue with the Police Property Room.
 
Emil Pierson - updated the Council on the Borst Church and the tree removal in the parks.
 
Rob Hill - spoke on how busy the Staff is and noted that they are doing a very good job.
5. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval - August 28, 2018 #217679, 217697, 217715-217880
$1,809,849.74
b. Payroll Approval - August 20, 2018 #135032-135037 and direct deposits
#36195-36287 $128,865.00
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for July 24 & August 14, 2018
d. Consideration to purchase a Kubota Tractor/Flair Mower $30,104.97
e. Consideration of Change Order #1-Borst Ave Sanitary Sewer Replacement
$144,860.58 (new contract total $1,067,639.95)
f. Consideration of a Bid Award-Railroad Avenue Sanitary Sewer Project
$288,142.01
g. Consideration of Amendment #4 to the Consultant Services Agreement-
General Sewer/Facility Plan $66,087.83
h. Consideration of a BPA Land Use Agreement-Fords Prairie Substation Project I. Consideration of Centralia Municipal Court Judge Contract Renewal
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration of Smart Meter Change Out Program 2019-2023-$1,153,506.60 -
Clarification and Reconsideration
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE CLARIFICATION TO THE CONTRACT FOR THE SMART METER CHANGE OUT PROGRAM 2019-2023, AS PRESENTED, AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN SAID DOCUMENT...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
7. Consideration of a resolution amending the Financial Policies
 
Mr. Brodersen reviewed the amendments to the Financial Policies with the Council.  Councilor Abbarno noted his concern to the proposed caps on certain funds.  
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM VOGT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BARNES, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE FINANCIAL POLICIES FOR THE CITY OF CENTRALIA...motion PASSED...5-2 (Councilor Abbarno and Councilor Luond).
 
8. Consideration of an Interlocal Agreement with the Centralia/Chehalis Pupil
Transportation Maintenance Center
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CENTRALIA/CHEHALIS REGIONAL PUPIL TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE CENTER AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN SAID DOCUMENT...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
9. Consideration of a resolution approving the 2018 Electric Utility Resource Plan Update
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO  MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE CITY OF CENTRALIA 2018 ELECTRIC UTILITY RESOURCE PLAN UPDATE...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
10. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance updating the Comprehensive 
Growth Management Plan and Land Use Map for the City of Centralia
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR LUOND, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE UPDATING THE COMPREHENSIVE GROWTH MANAGEMENT PLAN AND LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF CENTRALIA...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
Adjournment
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:02 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
Submitted By: 
 
__________________________________
Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
 
Approved By:
 
______________________________
Lee Coumbs, Mayor
City of Centralia


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