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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Mayor Coumbs called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.
 
Pledge of Allegiance 
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt 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 WITH THE ADDITION OF ITEM #9 EXECUTIVE SESSION...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
Lisa Striedinger & James Lovelady, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on homeless issues and their organization Friends Without Homes./Resident Action Project.
 
Muriel Wheatley, library, addressed the Council and spoke on library events.
 
3. Presentations
a. Introduction of Officer Aaron Miller and Sergeant Patty Finch
 
Chief Nielsen introduced Officer Aaron Miller and Sergeant Patty Finch.
 
b. Chehalis Basin Strategy
 
Chrissy Bailey, J. VanderStoup and Commissioner Fund updated the Council and audience on the Chehalis Basin Strategy.
 
4. Reports
 
Cameron McGee - had no report.
 
Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended the Centralia College Kick off Breakfast and the Chamber BBQ.  He spoke on the new ruling regarding the homeless sleeping on sidewalks.
 
Councilor Barnes - reported she attended the George Washington Committee BBQ.
 
Councilor Luond - reported she attended a Centralia Port meeting and requested an update on the bond issue at each Council meeting,
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended the CDA meeting.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt - reported he attended the George Washington Committee BBQ and had a quarterly meeting with his constituents.
 
Mayor Coumbs - reported he attended a Solid Waste Committee meeting, Southwest Washington Clean Air and the George Washington Committee BBQ.
 
Rob Hill - updated the Council on the bond issue.
 
5. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval - September 11, 2018 #217894, 217910-218057, 218070-21807
$3,215,144.67          
b. Payroll Approval - September 5, 2018 #135038-135120 and direct deposits
#36288-36450 $1,412,045.25
c. Consideration of small works bid-Tree Removal in Borst, Washington and
Riverside Parks $14,336.50
d. Consideration of contract amendment #1-Owner Dam Safety Program
Audit $32,000
e. Consideration of Change Orders #1 ($12,411.37) and #2 ($13,178.79) 
and Final Acceptance-Service Agreement with JR Merit - $97,760.44 
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration to approve the Mayor's appointments to the Lodging Tax Advisory 
Committee
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BARNES, TO APPROVE THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF TIM BROWNING, JOYCE HOERLING, BRITTANY WALKER AND HEATHER MORROW TO THE LODGING TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE ...motion PASSED....7-0.
 
7. Consideration to accept a grant for the Washington Lawn Cemetery Preservation
Project - $27,238
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE HISTORIC CEMETERY PRESERVATION CAPITAL GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,238.00 AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN SAID AGREEMENT...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
8. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance to approve the petition to annex 
the Far View Lane Area
 
City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson addressed the Council and reviewed the process of this proposed annexation to date.  Norm Chapman thanked staff for all of their work during this process in assisting him through the steps.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING AND APPROVING THE FAR VIEW LANE AREA ANNEXATION ...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
9. Executive Session to discuss Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1).  Expected to last approximately 20 minutes with nothing to report after.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.110(1), EXPECTED TO LAST 20 MINUTES WITH NOTHING TO REPORT AFTER...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
The Executive Session was called to order at 8:02 pm ans adjourned at 8:22 pm.
 
Adjournment
 
Mayor Coumbs adjourned the meeting at 8:22 pm.
 
 
Submitted By: 
 
__________________________________
Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
 
Approved By:
 
______________________________
Lee Coumbs, Mayor
City of Centralia


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