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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mayor Luond called the Workshop to discuss Strategic Planning to order at 5:00 pm.  All Councilors were present.  The Workshop adjourned at 6:41 pm.
 
Mayor Luond called the meeting to order at 7:00 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 WITH THE DELETION OF ITEM #7...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items
 
There were none.
 
3. Reports
 
Councilor Smith Johnston - spoke on the Scrip Program.
 
Councilor Vogt - had no report.
 
Councilor Cameron - reported she attended the CDA Board meeting.
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended the CDA Board meeting and resigned from the Board so there would not be any conflicts between that and her position on the City Council.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno - spoke on the school supply drive and thanked City staff for all of their donations.
 
Councilor McGee - had no report.
 
Mayor Luond - reported she attended a PFD meeting.
 
Bret Brodersen - gave a CARES Act and delinquent utility account update.
 
 
Rob Hill - announced that he has appointed Stacy Denham as the new Police Chief.  Chief Denham spoke briefly.
 
4. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval August 11, 2020 #227009-227139 $856,674.99
b. Payroll Approval August 5, 2020 #136618-136691 and direct  deposits #42264-42433 $1,547,318.73
c. Consideration of change order #1 to contract with Landis & Landis Construction for 2020 Sanitary Sewer Pipe Bursting Project $71,233.47
d. Consideration of small works bid award to Ron's Stump Removal for Parks Tree Removal Project $54,695.10                                  
e. Consideration of final acceptance of the 2019 Sanitary Sewer Pipe Bursting Project with Rognlin's Inc. $1,068,319.37
f. Consideration of final acceptance of the Splash Pad New Surfacing project $40,705.92
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
5. Consideration of United Learning Center Development
 
Mr. Hill reviewed the project and the process with the Council and public.  Debbie Campbell, Todd Chaput, Representative DeBolt, Larry McGee, Joe Clark and Lauren Day were present and spoke to the project moving forward with the option 1A and answered Council questions.  Councilor Smith Johnston noted that since the Boys and Girls Club was no longer directly in the option the project was moving, she will be voting on this item.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno read a letter against the Project into the record from Marlena Arata.  He read e-mail/letters of support into the record from Danielle Vekich, Deana Rueda, Duane Bailey, Kristeen Johnson, Ashley Gruinski, Dawn Merchant, David Eacker, Cecelia Barragar, Emilee Gedney, Ann Grande, Kristi Stelzner, Sara Alvarado, Valerie Smith, Jeremy Thibault, Mandy McDougall and Lacey Koidahl (not in this particular order).  City Clerk Deena Bilodeau read a letter of support into the record from Dr. Lisa Grant.  Councilor McGee read a e-mail of support into the record from Levi & Sarah Althauser.
 
Levi Althauser, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the Early Learning Center.
 
Marlena Arata, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the Early Learning Center.
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO INVEST UP TO 1.9 MILLION IN REET FUNDS TOWARDS OPTION 1A FOR THE EARLY LEARNING CENTER...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
6. Consideration of Centralia Community CARES Proposals
 
Mr. Brodersen address the Council and reviewed the process to date. 
 
Tori Graf, CDA, addressed the Council and reviewed the changes that were made in their proposal to meet the criteria set forth at the last meeting.
 
Mr. Hill addressed the Council and noted that Alicia Bull was unable to attend, so he presented the Chamber proposal which requested funding for PPE kits. 
 
Levi and Sarah Althauser addressed the Council and asked that funding be added to the CDA request for an Urban Downtown Plaza on Pine Street.  A letter from Dawn merchant was read into the record in support of an Urban Plaza. 
 
It was the consensus of the Council to continue this item to the August 25, 2020 meeting to allow the CDA time to submit a revised request.
 
7. Consideration of Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant - CV-1 Funds
 
This item was deleted from the agenda.
 
8. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 11.20 regarding parking in City owned parking lots
 
Ms. Murphy-Olson reviewed the proposed ordinance with the Council.
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE,  TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW SECTION TO CMC CHAPTER 11.20   STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
9. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending a portion of CMC Section 2.15.080 Appointment of Specially Commissioned Police Officers
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR  MCGEE, TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CENTRALIA, WASHINGTON, AMENDING CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.15.080 ENTITLED APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS UNDER CHAPTER 2.15 ENTITLED POLICE DEPARTMENT AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...motion PASSED...7-0.
10. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending the 2019-2020 Biennium Budget for Summer 2020
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE,  TO APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CENTRALIA, WASHINGTON, AMENDING THE 2019 - 2020 BUDGET BY INCREASING THE APPROPRIATIONS IN CERTAIN FUNDS FROM WHAT WAS ANTICIPATED AT THE TIME SAID BUDGET WAS ADOPTED...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
Adjournment
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 8:53 PM...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
Submitted By: 
 
 
_________________________________ Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
Approved By:
 
 
 
______________________________
Sue Luond, Mayor
City of Centralia


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