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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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 FUND, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE AGENDA ...motion PASSED...7-0.

2. Presentations

a. Introduction of Police Service Dog Lobo

Chief Berg introduced Lobo and his trainer Officer Reuben Ramirez to the Council and audience. Chief Berg reviewed the background of Lobo's purchase and training and Mayor Thompson presented Officer Ramirez with a certificate of completion.

3. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Don Hays, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the conflicts in the use of Wheeler Field between local non profit organizations and Baseball Northwest.

Steve Kories, Centralia Downtown Association, addressed the Council and reported on the tractor parade.

David Reynoldson, Centralia, addressed the Council and noted his concern with the Interlocal Agreement with the Public Facilities District.

4. Reports

Councilor Henderson - announced his engagement.

Councilor Bates - thanked staff and the downtown businesses for the holiday decorations and lighting.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended the lunch with Santa and visited Trans Alta.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended the lunch with Santa.

Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended the lunch with Santa, the National Guard event and a Parks Board meeting. He added that he would like to see Borst Park a drive through display for Christmas this year.

Councilor Trent - spoke on our Country and holding our leaders accountable. He added that a friend of his was now videoing the Council meetings and airing them on the web.

Mayor Thompson - reported he visited Trans Alta, attended the lunch with Santa and the National Guard event.

After a poll of the Council it was decided to hold a workshop on January 29th at City Hall beginning at 8:30 am.

Mr. Hill - updated the Council on the FEMA maps.

5. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for December 28, 2010 #110034-110036, 110063-110235 $1,384,140.44 and January 11, 2011

b. Payroll Approval for December 20, 2010 #125620-125643 and direct deposits

#14029-14116 $110,320.00 and January 5, 2011 #125644-125744 and direct deposits #14117-14261 $1,156,998.80

c. Notification of claim for damages 1)Jennifer Doyle $167.80 2)Qwest unknown amount 3)Corwin-Rey Insurance unknown amount

d. Approval of meeting minutes for December 14, 2010

e. Approval of Amendment #4 to the Professional Services Contract with

HDR Engineering Inc-I & I Reduction Project

f. Approval of small works bid award with McCann's Properties Plus

g. Approval of Professional Services Contract with HDR Engineering Inc-FERC

Dam Safety Inspection Services

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA...

In response to Councilor Trent's request to clarify items #5d and #5f, Public Works Director Kahle Jennings, City Engineer Jan Stemkoski and Utilities Director Ed Williams addressed the Council and gave a brief overview of each item.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion PASSED...7-0

6. Approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement with Lewis County for IT Support

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN LEWIS COUNTY AND THE CITY OF CENTRALIA AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGNEE TO SIGN ON BEHALF OF THE CITY...

Chief Berg addressed the Council and reviewed the background and the agreement. In response to Councilor Trent's question if he should recuse himself from the vote due to the fact that he works for Lewis County, Ms. Murphy-Olson stated that since he would get paid his salary whether or not this was passed and it was of no personal gain, he would not need to recuse himself.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...7-0.

7. Approval of China Creek Watershed Flow Model

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE STUDY OF CHINA CREEK FLOW AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH HDR INC TO DO THE WORK...

Mr. Jennings addressed the Council and reviewed the study including the background, product description and estimated fees and schedule. After brief discussion with the Council,

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...7-0.

8. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Baseball Northwest

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH BASEBALL NORTHWEST, AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN SAID MEMORANDUM

Mr. Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the background and the memorandum of understanding.

Dale Pullin of Sports Unlimited LLC and Jeff McKay of Baseball Northwest spoke on the event, Senior Baseball Northwest Championships, that they would like to hold in the sports complex, including Wheeler Field, during the second week and weekend of August for the next 5 years.

Don Hays, American Legion Baseball, addressed the Council and noted that his organization had planned on using Wheeler Field during that same time frame.

After further discussion,

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO TABLE THIS MOTION UNTIL THE JANUARY 25, 2011 CITY COUNCIL MEETING...motion PASSED...7-0.

9. Executive Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (1)(i) and RCW 42.30.140(4)

Expected to be approximately 50 minutes. Council anticipates coming back on the record.

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO RECESS FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 8:37 PM FOR A PERIOD OF 50 MINUTES PURSUANT TO RCW 42.30.110(1)(I) AND 42.30.140(4)...motion PASSED...6-0.

The Executive Session was called to order at 8:47pm and City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson was present. At 9:37 pm the City Council announced that they needed 10 more minutes. The Executive Session was adjourned at 9:47 pm. The regular session was brought back to order at 9:56 pm.

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, THAT THE CENTRALIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CHRONICLE NEWSPAPER AND THE CITY OF CENTRALIA AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN SAID AGREEMENT...motion PASSED...7-0.

Adjournment

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES , TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 9:57 PM ...motion PASSED...7-0.

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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