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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mayor Luond called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm.  Due to the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation, this meeting is being held remotely via WebEx.
 
Attendance
 
Present: Mayor Luond, Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno, Councilor Vogt, Councilor Staebler Councilor McGee, Councilor Smith Johnston and Councilor Cameron.
 
Absent: None.
 
1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM 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
 
There were none.
 
3. Reports
 
Councilor Smith Johnston - congratulated all of the 2020 graduates.
 
Councilor McGee - had no report.
 
Councilor Vogt - reported on the local real estate market.
 
Councilor Cameron - thanked those who serve our country.
 
Councilor Staebler - reported on downtown and the businesses moving forward, noted her concern with the cruise that took place downtown and she attended a Twin Transit meeting.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno - spoke on Memorial Day, the support of the community during the Covid-19 phases, thanked teachers and staff for the honk and wave and enjoyed the cruise in downtown although it could be a bit more controlled.
 
Mayor Luond - spoke on property owners taking pride in their property and code enforcement.
 
Kim Ashmore - reported on Transportation Benefit District projects.
 
  Rob Hill - congratulated Chief Nielsen on his retirement and noted that he has appointed Stacy Denham as Interim Chief. 
 
4. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval May 26, 2020 #226091-226245 $1,475,274.07
b. Payroll Approval May 20, 2020 #136490-136494 and direct deposits #41648-41740 $133,515.00          
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for May 12, 2020
d. Consideration to purchase a W3 Process Water Pump $30,818.22
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
5. Consideration of an amendment to the Ground Lease with the Public Facilities District
 
Community Development Director Emil Pierson reviewed the proposed amended Ground Lease with the Council.
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE AMENDED GROUND LEASE WITH THE LEWIS COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE SPORTS HUB AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN SAID CONTRACT...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration of a resolution and comments on the SEPA Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Project
 
City Manager Rob Hill reviewed the resolution and comment letter with the Council.  It was the consensus of the Council to add language to the comment letter regarding the efforts the City has taken to reduce flood damage.  
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION CONTINUING OUR SUPPORT FOR A BASIN-WIDE SOLUTION TO FLOODING AND AQUATIC SPECIES RESTORATION AND OUR COMMENTS AS STATED IN THE LETTER BY MAYOR LUOND WITH ADDED LANGUAGE AS DISCUSSED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
7. Executive Session to discuss Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.56.110(1)(c).   Expected to last approximately 15 minutes with nothing to report after.
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS REAL ESTATE PURSUANT TO RCW 42.56.110(1)(c), EXPECTED TO LAST APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES WITH NOTHING TO REPORT AFTER...motion PASSED...7-0.
IS Manager Marc Baine cleared the meeting of all participants and public with the exception of the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and City Attorney.  The Executive Session began at 8:10 pm and ended at 8:25 pm.
 
Adjournment
 
Mayor Luond adjourned the meeting at 8:25 pm.
 
Submitted By: 
 
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Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
 
Approved By:
 
______________________________
Sue Luond, Mayor
City of Centralia


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