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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mayor Thompson called the regular meeting to order at 7:02 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday led the flag salute.

Attendance

Present: Mayor Thompson, Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday, Councilor Fund,, Councilor Bates, Councilor Coumbs, Councilor Henderson and Councilor Trent.

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Robert Ingalls, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on several issues related to him being homeless.

Carl Bohlin, Centralia, addressed the Council and updated them on the Emergency Shelter and the sleeping bag drive they just held.

3.Presentations

a. Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority Update on Public Meetings - Chris Hoffman

Mr. Hoffman addressed the Council and invited everyone to attend public meetings being held for the community to learn about the Interlocal Flood Agency formation process and to give input. They will be held on October 14 (Swede Hall in Rochester), 18 (City Hall in Montesano) and 28 (Centralia Middle School in Centralia); starting at 6:00 pm.

4. Reports

Rob Hill - reported on the ongoing budget process.

Councilor Trent - reported he attended the Visioning Retreat.

Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended the Football Field dedication. He added that he would be attending a SWAC meeting tomorrow.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended transportation meetings, Chehalis Flood meetings, the Football Field dedication, the Visioning Retreat and judged the Fire Prevention posters.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended the Football field dedication, several flood meetings and a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended the CDA Board meeting and the Football Field dedication. He added that he owed an apology to the Christian School for his comments at the last meeting.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended the Visioning Retreat and a SWAC meeting.

Mayor Thompson - reported he attended the Football Field dedication.

City Clerk Deena Bilodeau - announced Library Board and Historic Preservation Commission openings.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for October 12, 2010 #108991-108992, 109001-109154 $1,982,255.60

b. Payroll Approval for October 5, 2010 #125297-125401 and direct deposits #3409 -13555$1,128,485.36

c. Approval of meeting minutes for September 28, 2010

d. Notification of Claim for Damages 1)Jennifer Neely $695.60

e. Approval of Change Order #1-Nisqually River Bank Stabilization

f. Approval of Small Works Bid Award-Tilley Road Watermain Asphalt Restoration

g. Approval of a Contract for FEMA Map Amendment-Foresight Surveying

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...7-0.

6. Approval of recommendation from Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee for 2011 funding

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATION FROM THE LODGING TAX FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE STANDARD AGREEMENT WITH EACH ORGANIZATION: ARTRAILS $12,500; FOX THEATRE $6,650 AND CITY OF CENTRALIA $22,000...

Councilor Fund reviewed the applications and the criteria the committee used to determine the funding that was allocated. Committee member Jan Nontel spoke briefly on the process and the duplication of several applicants. She noted that she would be willing to work with future organizations on their applications. In response to Councilor Trentfs question as to the City receiving $22,000; Councilor Fund and Ms. Nontel stated that the funding would be used for various different possibilities. They added that unfunded organizations can ask for portions of this money on a case by case basis. Councilor Henderson noted that he would like to see a workshop to help future organizations understand how to fill out the applications for this process.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Trent).

7. Public Hearing related to Surplus Property

Mayor Thompson opened the public hearing at 7:54 pm.

Public Works Director Kahle Jennings addressed the Council and noted that the property consisted of a boiler, mower and a street sweeper. There being no public comment,

Mayor Thompson closed the public hearing at 7:57 pm.

8. Approval of a resolution declaring certain personal property surplus

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE A RESOLUTION DECLARING CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED FOR PUBLIC UTILITY PURPOSES TO BE SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING STAFF TO DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY BY AUCTION OR NEGOTIATED SALE TO OBTAIN THE HIGHEST AND BEST PRICE FOR THE SAME...motion PASSED...7-0.

9. Approval on second reading an Ordinance amending Section 20.12.020 - Permitted Uses

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE ON SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 20.12 ENTITLED R-2 VERY LOW-DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT AND REPEALING THOSE SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH...motion PASSED...7-0.

Adjournment

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO ADJOURN AT 8:01 PM INTO THE WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS THE 2011 BUDGET AFTER APPROXIMATELY A 10 MINUTE RECESS...motion PASSED...7-0.

The Workshop to discuss the 2011 Budget was brought to order at 8:14 pm. In attendance was: Mayor Browning, Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday, Councilor Trent, Councilor Fund, Councilor Coumbs, Councilor Bates, Councilor Henderson, Rob Hill, Deena Bilodeau, Brad Ford, Ed Williams, Kahle Jennings, Bob Berg, Laura Dunson, Jan Stemkoski and Kim Ashmore.

Mr. Williams reviewed the proposed City Light Department budget for the Council and audience which included the Centralia and Yelm Hydro plant. Mr. Jennings reviewed the proposed Public Works budget for the Council and audience which included the Street Department, Landfill Closure, Water, Wastewater, Stormwater and Equipment Rental funds.

Finance Director Brad Ford discussed budget policies with the Council.

The Workshop adjourned at 10:48 pm.

Submitted By:

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Deena Bilodeau, CMC City Clerk

Approved By:

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Harlan Thompson, Mayor

City of Centralia



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