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Tuesday, March 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 COUMBS, TO REMOVE ITEM 6F FROM THE AGENDA UNTIL THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING...motion PASSED...7-0.

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

2. Proclamation

a. Sexual Abuse/Assault Awareness Month

Mayor Thompson read the proclamation declaring April 2011 as Sexual Assault/Abuse Awareness Month and Katie Brei accepted it.

3. Presentations

a. Mayor's Prayer Breakfast - Bill Knepper

Mr. Knepper addressed the Council and invited them to the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on May 5th at 7:00 am at the Centralia Christian School.

b. Drug Court Funding - Chief Berg and Superior Court Judge Nelson Hunt

Chief Berg introduced Superior Court Judge Nelson Hunt to the Council and audience. Judge Hunt asked the Council to support by resolution the funding of Drug Court by taking the allowed 1/10 of 1% of sales taxes.

4. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

David Reynoldson, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on nuisances and pot holes in Centralia.

5. Reports

Mr. Hill - updated the council on the FEMA Working Group and the Sports Complex.

Councilor Henderson - asked for information as to when and where the Public Facilities District and the Riverside Fire Authority meet.

Councilor Bates - reported on the Electric Revolving Fund Grant process.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended flood meetings, CDA fundraiser, a session at the Timberland Library on Centralia's History and noted she met with Diane Dorey on assessments and budget.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended the RFA meeting, LC Fire Association meeting, a fire grant meeting in Ocean Shores, Centralia EDC meeting and transportation meetings.

Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended the RFA meeting.

Councilor Trent - spoke on the videoing of the Council meetings being posted on informedlocalcitizen.com and spoke on the sprinkler mandates for residents in the UGA.

Mayor Thompson - reported he attended the Home and Garden show and noted the importance of the citizens watching the meetings on Channel 3.

6. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for March 22, 2011 #111162-111163, 111170-111375 $1,244,120.72

b. Payroll Approval for March 18, 2011 #126136-126158 and direct deposits #14736-14825 $113,770.00

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for March 8, 2011

d. Consideration of small works contract for Cooks Hill Distribution Land Clearing $4,936.40

e. Consideration of Professional Services Agreement for Electrical Equipment Testing - $110,000

f. Consideration of Contract Agreement with IBEW Local 77 - City Light

g. Consideration of bid award Metalclad Switchgear Equipment - $617,082.26

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

7. Consideration of a contract extension-Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Assessment Centralia City Light

COUNCILOR BATED MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO ACCEPT THE EXTENSION OF THE HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT CONTRACT...

Chief Berg reviewed the contract extension to include City Light with the Council and audience.

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

8. Consideration of BPA Residential Exchange Program Settlement Agreement

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO ACCEPT THE BPA RESIDENTIAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT CONTRACT NO. 11PB-12322...

City Light Director Ed Williams reviewed the agreement with the Council and audience and noted it was the recommendation of staff to approve.

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

9. Consideration of a resolution supporting South Sound Babe Ruth Baseball

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO ACCEPT A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING SOUTH SOUND SENIOR BABE RUTH BASEBALL...

Mr. Hill addressed the Council and reviewed the background on the request for the City to support the concept of a regional tournament in July of 2013. He added that the City is being asked to give a security pledge $30,000 and noted that Chehalis has already pledged $20,000. Staff has reviewed the event budget and is confident that the City will not actually incur any actual expenses for this event.

Councilor Trent noted he was against this resolution as it should be handled by the private sector. Councilor Coumbs abstained due to a conflict of interest.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...5-1 (Councilor Trent). Councilor Coumbs abstained.

10. Consideration of first reading on an ordinance for the Puget Sound Energy Franchise Agreement

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE GAS FRANCHISE ORDINANCE AS PROVIDED...

Public Works Director Kahle Jennings addressed the Council and noted that this was a 10 year agreement strictly for Natural Gas. Amy Tousley, PSE, noted this agreement defines how the City and PSE coordinate with the placement of new lines and repair and replacement of existing lines. Brief discussion followed.

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

11. Consideration of first reading on an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 10.30 Nuisances

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO ACCEPT THE ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 10.30 NUISANCES...

Chief Berg addressed the Council and reviewed the process leading up to this proposed ordinance. Councilor Henderson noted he did not feel it should be addressed in the nuisance ordinance. David Reynoldson, Steve Wohld and Douglas McAssic addressed the Council and spoke against the ordinance. Councilor Trent noted his opposition to the ordinance. In response to Council questions, City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson explained the process, including warnings and an approximate timeline it would take on a complaint.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED 4-3 (Councilor Fund, Councilor Trent and Councilor Henderson).

12. Executive Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g). Expected to be approximately 30 minutes.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR A PERIOD OF 30 MINUTES TO DISCUSS LABOR ISSUES PURSUANT TO 42.30.110(1)(g)...motion PASSED...7-0.

The Executive Session was called to order at 9:32 pm and adjourned at 10:02 pm with no action taken.

Adjournment

Mayor Thompson adjourned the meeting at 10:02 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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