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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Mayor Luond called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.  Due to the Governor's OPMA Proclamation 20-28.6, 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 AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
There were none.
 
3. Reports
 
Councilor Smith Johnston - spoke on parks, schools, libraries and the use of face masks and reported she met with the local Workforce Development Council.
 
Councilor Vogt - spoke on the use of face masks and Covid-19 and reported he attended the CDA meeting.
 
Councilor Cameron - reported she attended the CDA meeting and spoke on speeding in the City.
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended the CDA and Twin Transit meetings and spoke on the struggles of small businesses during this time.
 
Councilor McGee - spoke on the use of face masks.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno - reported he attended meetings of the EDC, Homeless Shelter and Fox Theatre.
 
Mayor Luond - spoke on the use of face masks and fireworks.
 
Emil Pierson - updated the Council on the parks.
 
Kim Ashmore - updated the Council on the Streetscape program.
Rob Hill - spoke on the CARES Act Fund Grant.
 
4. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval July 14, 2020  #226574, 226596, 226611-226805 $2,014,209.42
b. Payroll Approval July 3, 2020 #136548-136612 and direct deposits #42004-42173 $1,475,045.06 
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for June 23, 2020
d. Consideration of new playground at Riverside Park from the Centralia Rotary Club
e. Consideration of a small works bid-2020 Tree Removal Program $100,896.70
f. Consideration of Change Order #1-2019 Roof Replacement Project $76,074.34 - new total $289,958.69
g. Consideration of small works bid-Post Installation at the Police Training Center $4,109.44
h. Consideration of small works bid-Installation of a Trash Rack Raker System at the Yelm Hydro Project $147,363.62
I. Consideration to repair the HVAC system at the Centralia Train Depot in the amount of $73,981.75 74,901.45
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA THE CORRECTION OF THE AMOUNT ON ITEM "I" TO $74,901.45...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
5. Consideration of Agreement with BERK Consulting, Inc for Strategic Planning Services
 
City Manager Rob Hill reviewed the selection process with the Council and noted that he felt BERK Consulting Inc was the right fit for this project.
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE,  TO APPROVE A CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH BERK CONSULTING, INC FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING SERVICES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $20,000...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration of Agreement with Lewis County regarding Shelter Grant
 
J.P. Anderson, Lewis County Public Health and Social Services Director, addressed the Council and reviewed the Department of Commerce Shelter Program Grant.  The County is requesting the City be a joint applicant.
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE,  TO APPROVE A JOINT APPLICATION WITH LEWIS COUNTY FOR DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SHELTER PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN RELATED DOCUMENTS...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
 
 
7. Consideration of a resolution adopting a Centralia Script Program
 
Mr. Hill reviewed the scrip program with the Council including the requirements and the staff time needed to run the program.  Brief discussion followed.
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE CITY OF CENTRALIA CARES COVID-10 RECOVERY SCRIP PROGRAM...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
8. Executive Session to discuss Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.56.110(1)(b). Expected to last approximately 20 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)(B), EXPECTED TO LAST APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES WITH NOTHING TO REPORT AFTER...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
The executive session was called to order at 7:56 pm and adjourned at 8:16 pm with nothing to report.
 
Adjournment
 
Mayor Luond adjourned the meeting at 8:16 pm.
 
Submitted By: 
 
 
_________________________________ Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
Approved By:
 
 
 
______________________________
Sue Luond, Mayor
City of Centralia


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