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  City Council - Minutes     
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Mayor Luond called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Due to changes to Phase 3 from 50 people to 10 people and the regulations surrounding in person meetings, 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
 
Mayor Luond led the pledge of allegiance.
 
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 no written comments turned in.
 
Commissioner Fund - announced that Starting in September there would be a 60 day comment period regarding the National Environmental Police Act.
 
3. Reports
 
Councilor Smith Johnston - spoke on the local businesses that are closing and asked that we shop local.
 
Councilor Vogt - reported he attended a Southwest Washington Air Control meeting.
 
Councilor Cameron - reported she toured the utility buildings.
 
Councilor Staebler - reported she attended a Twin Transit meeting and asked that we shop local.
 
Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno - reported on the school supply drive and noted he attended the United Learning Center meetings, Relay for Life and the EDC Luncheon.
 
Councilor McGee - had no report.
 
 
Mayor Luond - thanked everyone for all of their effort with bringing these remote meetings together.
 
Bret Brodersen - updated the Council on the Scrip Program and spoke on 3 bonds that could be refinanced on December 1, 2020 saving the City finance charges.
 
Rob Hill - updated the Council on the Strategic Planning Process.
 
Emil Pierson - updated the Council on projects at the parks, cemetery, Train Depot and City Hall.
 
4. Consent Agenda
a. Voucher Approval - August 25, 2020 #227168-227169, 227181-227339 $1,640,645.99
b. Payroll Approval - August 20, 2020 #136692-136696 and direct deposits #42434-42523 $127,565.00
c. Consideration of meeting minutes for July 28 & August 11, 2020
d. Consideration of a small works bid award - City Hall Roof  Replacement $283,009.04
e. Consideration of Consultant Agreement - Completion of Bridge Load Rating Updates $25,000 for 2020/$43,000 for 2021
f. Consideration of Interlocal with Centralia School District for Vehicle Maintenance Services
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
5. Consideration of CARES Act proposals
 
Finance Director Bret Brodersen noted that there was $42,000 reviewed the two proposals, one from the CDA and one from the Chamber, with the Council. 
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO SPLIT THE $84,000 EQUALLY BETWEEN THE CDA AND THE CHAMBER GIVING THEM EACH $42,000...
 
COUNCILOR STAEBLER MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR VOGT, TO AMEND THE MOTION TO GIVE $20,000 TO THE CHAMBER AND $64,000 TO THE CDA...motion FAILED ...2-5 (Mayor Luond, Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno, Councilor McGee, Councilor Smith Johnston and Councilor Cameron).
 
Mayor Luond called for the vote on the main motion...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Staebler).
 
 
6. Consideration of Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant - CV-1 Funds
 
City Manager Rob Hill reviewed the grant with the Council noting that the Lewis, Mason, Thurston County Community Action Council would be awarding and administering the grants through a contract.
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR STAEBLER,  TO JOIN THE CONSORTIUM WITH LEWIS COUNTY AND OTHER CITIES WITHIN LEWIS COUNTY TO DISTRIBUTE CDBG-CV-1 GRANT FUNDS AS PROVIDED THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
7. Public Hearing regarding declaring personal property surplus
 
Public Works Director Kim Ashmore and City Light Director reviewed the surplus items.
 
Mayor Luond opened the public hearing at 8:08 pm.  There being no public comment, Mayor Luond closed the public hearing at 8:08 pm.
 
8. Consideration of a resolution declaring certain personal property to be surplus
 
COUNCILOR MCGEE MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR SMITH JOHNSTON, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION DECLARING CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY TO BE SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT STAFF TO DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY BY AUCTION OR NEGOTIATED SALE TO OBTAIN THE HIGHEST AND BEST PRICE...motion PASSED...6-0. (Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno lost connection and was not present to vote).
 
9. Consideration of a resolution adopting the 2020 Electric Utility Resource Plan Update
COUNCILOR SMITH JOHNSTON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2020 ELECTRIC UTILITY RESOURCE PLAN UPDATE...motion PASSED...6-0. (Mayor Pro-Tem Abbarno lost connection and was not present to vote.)
 
10. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance adding CMC Chapter 14.32 Small Wireless Communications Facilities
 
Public Works Director Kim Ashmore reviewed the background leading up to this ordinance with the Council.  Discussion followed regarding installation, placement and aesthetics of the antennas.
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE, TO APPROVE ON FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW CHAPTER TO TITLE 14 ENTITLED STREETS AND SIDEWALKS OF THE CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE TO BE ENTITLED CHAPTER 14.32-SMALL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
11. Consideration on second reading of an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 11.20 regarding parking in City owned parking lots
 
MAYOR PRO-TEM ABBARNO MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR MCGEE,  TO APPROVE ON SECOND 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.
 
12. Executive Session to discuss Real Estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(b).  Expected
to last approximately 30 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 42.30.110(1)(B), EXPECTED TO LAST APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES WITH NOTHING TO REPORT AFTER...motion PASSED...7-0.
 
The Executive Session began at 8:37 pm and ended at 9:07 pm.
 
Adjournment
 
Mayor Luond adjourned the meeting at 9:07 pm.
 
 
 
Submitted By: 
 
 
_________________________________ Deena Bilodeau, City Clerk
Approved By:
 
 
 
______________________________
Sue Luond, Mayor
City of Centralia


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