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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Mayor Coumbs called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm.
 
Pledge of Allegiance 
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt led the pledge of allegiance. 
 
Attendance
 
Present: Mayor Coumbs, Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt, Councilor Staebler, Councilor McGee, Councilor Barnes and Councilor Luond.
 
Absent: Councilor Abbarno (arrived at 7:37 pm).
 
1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented
 
COUNCILOR LUOND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...6-0.
 
2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
Cody Wells, Centralia, addressed the Council and invited them to a Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on June 18th to raise money to help members of People First attend their annual convention.
 
Dylan Brooks, Olympia, addressed the Council and spoke on the placement of a memorial plaque in George Washington Park.
 
Peter Lahmann, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the proposed monument at George Washington Park.
 
Bob Terrell, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the proposed monument at George Washington Park.
 
Jay Hypp, Shelton, addressed the Council and spoke on the proposed monument at George Washington Park.
 
3. Presentations
a. Police Department Awards - Chief Nielsen
 
Chief Nielsen and Deputy Chief Denham  presented the Centralia Police Department annual awards.
 
 
b. Law Enforcement Torch Run/Special Olympics Update
 
Chief Nielsen updated the Council and audience on the upcoming torch run.
 
4. Reports
 
Councilor Abbarno - reported he attended the Greenwood Cemetery clean up, the Rob Fuller Scholarship lunch and his children's last Little League game was tonight.
 
Councilor Luond - reported she attended the Greenwood Cemetery clean up.
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended the Greenwood Cemetery clean up, a Twin Transit meeting and a Community Policing meeting.
 
Councilor Barnes - reported she attended a Memorial Day ceremony.
 
Councilor McGee - had no report.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Vogt - reported he attended the Lewis County Historical Society meeting and the Police Open House.
 
Mayor Coumbs - reported he attended the Touch a Truck event at Fords Prairie School and thanked all of the volunteers withing our community.
 
Emil Person - updated the Council on grants that the City had applied for and spoke on playground equipment at Borst Park.
 
5. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval for May 28, 2019 #221290-221459 $1,402,409.15
b. Payroll Approval for May 20, 2019 #135633-13639 and direct deposits #38496-38591 $137,365.00
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for April 23, 2019
d. Consideration of change order #1-Wheeler Field Seating - decrease of
$1,168.48 - new total $32,278.64
e. Consideration to extend the Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant
Agreement $27,238.00
f. Consideration of small works bid-Install Monitoring Wells $28,178.53
g. Consideration of bid award-2019 Sanitary Sewer Piper Bursting $927,144.16
h. Consideration to purchase a Ford Explorer for Wastewater Dept. $36,019.15
I. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to enter into a Purchase and 
Sale Agreement for the 0 Wagner Road property
 
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration of an amendment to the existing Ground Lease with the Lewis County
Public Facilities District
 
Community Development Director Emil Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed lease.  He noted that the change would allow for the consumption of alcohol on an outside patio in a controlled setting.  Councilor's Luond and Barnes noted their opposition to this request. 
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE AN AMENDED GROUND LEASE WITH THE LEWIS COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE ADDENDUM...motion PASSED...5-2 (Councilor Barnes and Councilor Luond). 
 
7. Consideration of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Centralia and the Lewis County Public Facility District authorizing the LCPFD to use the City's Small Works 
Roster
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE LEWIS COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITY DISTRICT FOR THE USE OF THE CITY'S SMALL WORKS ROSTER AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN SAID AGREEMENT...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
8. Consideration on first and final reading of an ordinance amending the Interim Zoning Ordinance relating to Zoning, Specifically, Chapter 20.66 Special Uses and Residential Care Services
 
Mr. Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the ordinance that would amend portions of the current Interim ordinance.  Brief discussion followed.  Councilor Staebler noted her concern with the changes to the zoning for homeless facilities, however, she would be voting for this ordinance.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE ON FIRST AND FINAL READING AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ZONING, SPECIFICALLY CHAPTER 20.66, SPECIAL USES, AMENDING THE INTERIM ZONING ORDINANCE, RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL CARE SERVICES, AMENDING CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 20.66, SPECIAL USES, ADDING AND AMENDING DEFINITIONS, USES PROCESSED, USES PERMITTED AND AMENDING DEFINITION OF CMC 20.06.305 "ESSENTIAL PUBLIC FACILITIES" AND SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 25, 2019...motion PASSED...7-0.
9. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance waiving Wastewater Capital Facilities
Fees in the Critical Aquifer area from June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2021
 
City Manager Rob Hill reviewed the proposed ordinance waiving Wastewater Capital Facilities Fees within the Critical Aquifer area with the Council and audience.  He noted that the City would not be forcing anyone to hook up, it would be completely voluntary.
 
Amy White, Centralia, addressed the Council and questioned if her home was one of the 31 identified homes.  Mr. Hill advised her that all of the identified homes were within the city limits of Centralia and her home was in the UGA.                                            
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE ON SECOND 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.
 
10. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance adding a new section to CMC Title
17-Burn Bans
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE ON SECOND 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.
 
Adjournment
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:48 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.
Submitted By: __________________________________
Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
 
Approved By:
 
______________________________
Lee Coumbs, Mayor
City of Centralia


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