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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mayor Thompson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Bates led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

a. Rotary Day in Centralia

Mayor Thompson read the proclamation into the record declaring February 23, 2011 as Rotary Day in Centralia and Gordon Shewfelt and Shannon Murphy-Olson accepted it on behalf of Centralia Rotary.

3. Presentations

a. Centralia School District Capital Projects Levy - Dr. Steve Bodnar

Dr. Bodnar addressed the Council and reviewed the aspects of the upcoming levy that will be on the April 2011 ballot.

b. Lewis County Economic Development Council - Dick Larman

Mr. Larman addressed the Council and updated them on Economic Development in Lewis County.

4. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Celeste Avy, Care Center of Lewis County, addressed the Council and invited them to the Quilts & More auction being held on March 5th at 6:00 pm at the Centralia Christian School.

Jeff Miller, Centralia Downtown Association, addressed the Council and invited the Council to the flower basket fundraiser being held on March 11th at the Hub City Club at 5:00 pm.

Siri Martin, LaRouche PAC, addressed the Council and asked them to support her in restoring the Glass-Steagall law.

Todd Nordquist, LaRouche PAC, addressed the Council and spoke on restoring the Glass-Steagall law.

5. Reports

Ed Williams - introduced David Johnson, the new Engineer Manager at City Light. Mr. Williams spoke on the Rural Electric Development Revolving Fund.

Emil Pierson - updated the Council on the new online registration for the Parks & Recreation Department.

Mr. Hill - reported on the FEMA maps.

Councilor Henderson - spoke on the proposed graffiti ordinance.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended a CDA and Twin Transit meeting.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended the Trans Alta rally. Chamber After Hours and a Flood Authority meeting.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported on the skate park and Altrusa.

Councilor Coumbs - had no report.

Councilor Trent - reported he attended the Law & Justice meeting and spoke on the proposed graffiti ordinance.

Mayor Thompson - reported he had attended Trans Alta hearing.

6. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for February 22, 2011 #110801-110988 $1,292,793.25

b. Payroll Approval for February 18, 2011 #126029-126053 and direct deposits #14499-14586 $114,270.00

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for February 8, 2011

e. Consideration of small works bid award-Downtown Sidewalk Repair Project

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA...motion PASSED...7-0.

7. Consideration of a resolution setting a public hearing date of April 14, 2011 for vacation of 5th Street

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE A RESOLUTION SETTING A HEARING DATE OF APRIL 14, 2011 BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO HEAR A PETITION TO VACATE A PORTION OF 5TH STREET...motion PASSED...7-0.

8. Consideration of a resolution for SRF Loan for Sewer Replacement

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, THAT THE CITY COUNCIL PASS THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,607,606...

Public Works Director Kahle Jennings addressed the Council and reviewed the agreement explaining that $3,386,994 was offered in the form of a loan at 2.5% and $2,220,612 was offered in the form of a :Forgivable Principal" loan.

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

9. Consideration on first reading of an ordinance amending certain sections of the Centralia

Municipal Code Chapter 18 Building Regulations

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HAVE THE FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 18.04 OF THE CENTRALIA MUNICIPAL CODE...

Mr. Pierson addressed the Council and reviewed the proposed ordinance for the Council and audience. He noted that this would bring us current with the 2009 International Codes (with the addition of two appendix's that Riverside Fire Authority asked the City to add regarding fire sprinkler systems), remove the Ventilation and Indoor Quality Air Code and added language regarding material testing labs. In response to Councilor Henderson's question as to the appendix's, Building Official LG Nelson noted that the City could opt in or out of the Fire Sprinkler System requirements.

Steve Wohld, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the sprinkler provisions.

David Williams, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the sprinkler provisions.

Christian Fast, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the sprinkler provisions.

Larry Pederson, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the sprinkler provisions.

Don Koidahl, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the sprinkler provisions.

Scott Nolan, Chehalis, addressed the Council and spoke against the sprinkler provisions.

Dan Keahey, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the sprinkler provisions.

Richard James, Tumwater, addressed the Council and spoke against the sprinkler provisions.

Angela White, Olympia, addressed the Council and spoke against the sprinkler provisions.

Richard Mack, RFA, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the sprinkler provisions.

The majority of the Council noted their concern to the requirement of sprinkler systems due to economy issues and the fact that the homeowner should be allowed to make that decision for themselves.

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, THAT THE MOTION BE AMENDED TO REMOVE APPENDIX R & S FROM THE ORDINANCE...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Coumbs).

In response to Councilor Trent's question as to why this needed to be passed at the local level if it was already mandated at the State level, Mr. Nelson explained that it was a requirement that local levels adopt the mandates and noted that he would provide the information for second reading.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion as amended...motion PASSED...5-2 (Councilor Trent and Councilor Henderson).

Adjournment

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 9:06 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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