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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Mayor Luond called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Due to the Governor's OPMA Proclamation 20-28.5, this meeting is being held remotely via WebEx.
 
Attendance
 
Present: Mayor Luond, Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno, Councilor Vogt, Councilor Staebler, Councilor Smith Johnston, Councilor McGee and Councilor Cameron.
 
Absent: None.
 
1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WITH THE DELETION OF ITEM #9 EXECUTIVE SESSION...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
There were none.
 
3. Reports
 
Councilor Smith Johnston - spoke on the Gather Food Bank's need for donations.
 
Councilor Vogt - spoke on the 4th of July.
 
Councilor Cameron - had no report.
 
Councilor Staebler - spoke on the Give Local program for non-profits.
 
Councilor McGee - had no report.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno - spoke on National Public Servants Day and thanked everyone for their hard work.  He thanked the Centralia College Foundation Board for all they do for the community.
 
Mayor Luond - spoke on the 2020 Census.
 
Emil Pierson - updated the Council on the Parks & Recreation Department.
 
Bret Brodersen - updated the Council on utility accounts.
 
Rob Hill - announced that City offices would be open to the public starting tomorrow.
 
4. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval June 23, 2020 #226398, 226416-226573 $1,131,347.89
b. Payroll Approval June 19, 2020 #136543-136547and direct  deposits #41913-42003 $128,965.00  
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for June 9, 2020
d. Consideration of a small works bid - 2020 Sidewalk Ramp Replacement $219,000.00
e. Consideration of Amendment #3 to the professional services agreement China Creek Floodwater Storage and Fish Habitat Phase 1 and Phase 2 Project $53,960.00 and extending completion date to December 31, 2021
f. Consideration of Yelm Hydroelectric Project Part 12-D Independent consultant contract-$159,964.00
g. Consideration of a one year extension to the Historic Cemetery Preservation Capital Grant Agreement to June 31, 2021
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
5. Public Hearing to discuss the 2021-2026 Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan
 
City Engineer Patty Page reviewed the plan and projects with the Council which is required by state statute to be adopted by June 30th.
 
Mayor Luond opened the public hearing at 7:53 pm.
 
There were no written public comments turned in to the City Clerk.
 
Mayor Luond closed the public hearing at 7:53 pm.
 
6. Consideration of a resolution approving the 2021-2026 Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE SIX YEAR TRANSPORTATION PLAN...motion PASSED...7-0.
7. Consideration of  Memorandum of Understanding to jointly fund a 911 Consolidation Feasibility Study
 
City Manager Rob Hill reviewed the background for the City Council and noted that the funds for the study are not currently budgeted and would require a future budget amendment.
 
COUNCILOR ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR CAMERON, TO APPROVE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN LEWIS COUNTY, THE CITY OF CENTRALIA, THE CITY OF CHEHALIS AND THE RIVERSIDE FIRE AUTHORITY TO JOINTLY FUND A 911 FEASIBILITY STUDY...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
8. Consideration of CARES ACT allocation of funds
 
Finance Director Bret Brodersen addressed the Council and reviewed the potential use and programs that the CARES Act funds could be used for.  He noted that the City anticipates the need for approximately $200,000 to cover necessary city expenses which would leave $315,000 available for community assistance.  Mr. Brodersen reviewed potential programs and asked for Council direction.  After Council discussion regarding a community grant program and a script program,
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO CREATE A GRANT APPLICATION AND PROCESS, SCHEDULE A WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS THE APPLICATION AND  PROCESS, AND CONSIDER THE ALLOCATIONS AT A FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING...
 
COUNCILOR SMITH JOHNSTON MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO, TO AMEND THE MOTION TO INCLUDE SETTING A $50,000 MINIMUM FOR THE GRANT REQUESTS,  FUNDING REQUESTS MUST BENEFIT INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF CENTRALIA, REQUESTOR'S MUST HAVE AN AUDIT PROCESS ESTABLISHED AND THE GRANT  PROCESS WILL RUN PARALLEL WITH  A  SCRIPT PROGRAM...motion  PASSED...7-0.
 
Mayor Luond called for a vote on the main motion as amended...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
9. 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
 
This item was pulled.
 
Adjournment
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:52 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
Submitted By:
 
_________________________________
Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
 
Approved By:
 
______________________________
Sue Luond, Mayor
City of Centralia


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