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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mayor Coumbs called the Executive Session to discuss potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(a)(iii) and Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c) to order at 6:30 pm.  The Executive Session was adjourned at 6:50 pm with nothing to report.
 
Mayor Coumbs called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 pm.
 
Pledge of Allegiance 
 
Rebecca Gilham led the pledge of allegiance.
 
Attendance
 
Present: Mayor Coumbs, Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt, Councilor Staebler, Councilor Abbarno, Councilor McGee, Councilor Barnes and Councilor Luond.
 
Absent: None.
 
1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE AMENDMENT OF MOVING ITEM #7 UP ON THE AGENDA BETWEEN ITEM #3 AND #4...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
Holly & Sandi, Centralia Festival Association, addressed the Council and spoke on the Antique Fest and Girls Night Out. 
 
Jay Regan, spoke on adult beverage sales at the NW Sports Hub.
 
Trygue Nelson, Centralia, spoke on allowing barbequing in the parks.
 
Elizabeth Cameron, Centralia, introduced herself and noted she was running for City Council.  Mayor Coumbs stated that Council meetings may not be used for campaigning.
 
Leah Daarud, Centralia, spoke on allowing barbequing in the parks. 
 
Linda Conroy, library, spoke on library events.
 
3. Presentations
 
a. Lewis County Update - Commissioner Fund
 
Commissioner Fund updated the Council on County issues.
 
7. Public Hearing regarding the Interim Zoning Ordinance relating to Residential Home Care Services
 
City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson addressed the Council and audience and explained the process related to the public hearing and advised that public comment will need to be in regards to the ordinance content only.
 
Mayor Coumbs opened the public hearing at 7:26 pm.
 
Bill Knepper, Centralia, spoke against the ordinance as written because it does not take into consideration the proximity of facilities to schools. 
 
Hillary Fazzari, Chehalis, spoke against the ordinance as written because it does not take into consideration the proximity of facilities to schools.
 
Laura Price, Centralia, noted she would like to see the zoning restrictions for Enhanced Services Facilities to be at least as restrictive as a Residential Treatment Facility.
 
Ann Stout, Centralia, spoke against the ordinance as written because it does not take into consideration the proximity of facilities to schools.
 
Ray Due, Centralia, spoke against the ordinance as written because it does not take into consideration the proximity of facilities to schools, daycares and residential communities.
 
Kevin Caserta, Chehalis, spoke against the ordinance as written due to the lack of specific wording pertaining to the safety of surrounding properties of potential facilities. 
 
Jennifer Caserta, Centralia, spoke against the ordinance as written due to the lack of specific wording pertaining to the safety of surrounding properties of potential facilities.
 
Mayor Coumbs closed the public hearing at 7:45 pm.
 
4. Reports
 
Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended Tri-Club Rotary Auction and the Lewis County Drug Court 5K Run.  He thanked the public for coming to tonight's meeting.
 
Councilor Luond - reported she attended the STOP and Swim Bunco fundraiser and thanked staff for the cleaning of the parking lot and mowing of the freeway ramp area.
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended the Centralia College Opioid Forum, the Police Departments Safe Place Training and the City Spring Clean-up event.
 
Councilor Barnes - reported she attended the STOP and Swim Bunco fundraiser and thanked staff for getting the Splash Pad open early.
 
Councilor McGee - reported he attended the Police Departments Safe Place Training and the City Spring Clean-up event.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt - reported he attended the groundbreaking of the China Creek project.
 
Mayor Coumbs - reported he attended the Spring Youth Fair, thanked staff and citizens for cleaning up our downtown and noted that the flower baskets look great.
 
Kim Ashmore - spoke on Public Works Week.
 
Chief Nielsen - spoke on Safe Place Training and upcoming neighborhood meetings.
 
Rob Hill - reported he attended the STOP and Swim Bunco fundraiser and spoke on inclusive playgrounds for those with disabilities.
 
5. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval for May 14, 2019 #221033, 221059-221273 $983,510.76
b. Payroll Approval for May 3, 2019 #135578-135632 and direct deposits #38328-38495 $1,395,181.86
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for April 9, 2019
d. Consideration to purchase a 4 cubic yard Telehandler Bucket $12,937.47
e. Consideration to purchase Wireless Communication System Headsets $8,223.20
f. Consideration to purchase an Emergency Generator for the Jefferson Pump Station $35,511.24
g. Consideration of a small works bid-house repairs at 521 Wagner Rd $41,020.31
h. Consideration of a small works bid-Seminary Hill Reservoir Ladder Replacement $29,538.60
I. Consideration of small works bid - 2019 Tree Removal $62,068.80
j. Consideration of small works bid-Water Department Storage Building Improvements $53,786.65
k. Consideration to purchase a 2019 Toyota Tacoma SR5 $34,283.95
l. Consideration of change order #1 ($5,245.54) and final acceptance-Centralia Cold Storage Distribution Project $53,988.56
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED..motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration of Greenwood Cemetery Maintenance 
 
Marveen Rohr and Representative Ed Orcutt spoke on the process relating to getting the bill passed to allow the City of Centralia to help with the maintenance of the Greenwood Cemetery. 
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE CITY STAFFS REQUEST FOR LEGAL ACCESS TO MAINTAIN AND COORDINATE EFFORTS AT GREENWOOD CEMETERY FOR TWO YEARS, ACCEPT THE CAPITAL BUDGET ALLOCATION OF $493,000 TO SUPPORT MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION EFFORTS AND BRING A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR ADOPTION AT A FUTURE MEETING...motion PASSED...7-0. 
 
8. Public Hearing related to potential annexation of a portion of the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds
 
Mayor Coumbs opened the Public Hearing at 8:49 pm.
 
Steve Walton and Tamera Hayes addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the proposed annexation.
 
Mayor Coumbs closed the Public Hearing at 8:51 pm.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING AND APPROVING THE SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON FAIRGROUNDS ANNEXATION CONDITIONED UPON THE LEWIS COUNTY BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD APPROVAL AND DIRECTING THAT THE INTENT TO ANNEX AND PETITION TO ANNEX BE SENT TO THE LEWIS COUNTY BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD FOR REVIEW...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
9. Consideration of a resolution for sole source purchase of a Triple Pendulum Bearing Isolator for Salzer Substation
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION WAIVING BIDDING REQUIREMENTS AUTHORIZED UNDER RCW 39.04.280(1)(A), SOLE SOURCE PURCHASING OF TRIPLE PENDULUM BEARING ISOLATORS, A PROPRIETARY PRODUCT, BY THE CENTRALIA LIGHT DEPARTMENT FOR THE UPGRADE OF THE SALZER SUBSTATION...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
10. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance waiving Wastewater Capital Facilities Fees in the Critical Aquifer area from June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2021
 
Ms. Murphy-Olson and Public Works Director Kim Ashmore addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed ordinance.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE ADDING TO THE CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 15.04.065   WAIVER OF WASTEWATER CAPITAL FACILITIES CHARGES WITHIN THE CRITICAL AQUIFER FROM JUNE 1, 2019 - MAY 31, 2021 AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH ...motion PASSED...7-0.
  
11. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance adding a new section to CMC Title 17 - Burn Bans
 
Ms. Murphy-Olson addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed ordinance.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE. TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CENTRALIA, RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, ADOPTED UNDER THE CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE, CHAPTER 18.04.010(L), ADDING A NEW SECTION TO THE CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE, TITLE 17 FIRE, ADOPTING, SUPPLEMENTING AND RESTATING CODES RELATED TO OPEN BURNING, RECREATIONAL FIRES, BURN RESTRICTIONS AND BURN BANS...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
12. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance establishing a Restrictive Reserve Account in support of non-federal wholesale power purchase obligations under an agreement between Centralia Light Department and Northwest Intergovernmental Energy Supply
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A RESTRICTED RESERVE ACCOUNT IN SUPPORT OF NON-FEDERAL WHOLESALE POWER PURCHASE OBLIGATIONS UNDER AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN CENTRALIA LIGHT DEPARTMENT AND NORTHWEST INTERGOVERNMENTAL ENERGY SUPPLY...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
Adjournment
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 9:12 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.
Submitted By:
 
__________________________________
Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
Approved By:
 
 
______________________________
Lee Coumbs, Mayor
City of Centralia


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