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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mayor Thompson called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 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 Henderson, Councilor Coumbs and Councilor Trent.

Absent: None.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE AGENDA...motion PASSED...7-0.

2. Executive Session to discuss Labor Issues pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4) for approximately 25 minutes.

Mayor Thompson announced that the Council was going into Executive Session at 6:32 pm for approximately 25 minutes. The Executive Session started at 6:34 pm and ended at 6:59 pm.

The meeting was called back to order at 7:00 pm.

3. Proclamation

a. National Crime Victim's Rights Week

Mayor Thompson read the proclamation declaring April 10-16, 2011 as National Crime Victim's Rights Week and Joe Keen accepted it on behalf of the Human Response Network.

4. Presentations

a. I-5 Project Update - Bart Gernhart, WSDOT

Mr. Gernhart and Commissioner Averil addressed the Council and updated them on the I-5 Project including funding and possible joint agreements.

b. Centralia Community Church of God Community Service Day - Kim Ashmore

Mr. Ashmore addressed the Council and advised them of two upcoming church volunteer events on September 4th and 11th. He asked that anyone who had suggestions on projects that the two local churches could accomplish on their service day contact him.

5. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Douglas Lukascik, Evergreen Playhouse, addressed the Council and invited them to the local production of Oklahoma.

6. Reports

Mr. Hill - thanked Bart Gernhart and Commissioner Averil for all of their hard work on the I-5 Project and announced that Judge Buzzard announced his retirement effective June1, 2011.

Kim Ashmore - noted that he was looking into a volunteer program of creating a rain garden on Center Street.

Kahle Jennings - noted that due to the "trip and fall" problem on N. Tower, several trees have been removed and he is looking into better ways to replace them. He noted that the sidewalks were also repaired.

Councilor Trent - reported he attended the meeting with Jamie Herrera-Buetler, a Lincoln Day dinner and the Council Workshop.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended the Council Workshop and a SWCAA meeting.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended the meeting with Jamie Herrera-Buetler, met with the Building Official and conducted interviews for the Rural Economic Development Revolving Fund Grants. He invited everyone to the Mayors Prayer Breakfast on May 5th, 7:00 pm at the Centralia Christian School.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended the meeting with Jamie Herrera-Buetler, flood meetings, toured Centralia looking at graffiti and toured playgrounds in Centralia. She added that there would be a 6:00 pm reception prior to the April 26th Council meeting.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended the meeting with Jamie Herrera-Buetler, a Chehalis Basin meeting, Riverside Fire Authority and the Council Workshop.

Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended a Riverside Fire Authority meeting. He added that a Financial Report would be coming from Brad Ford and that the Spring Youth Fair was scheduled for May 6-8th.

Mayor Thompson - reported he attended the Council Workshop.

7. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for April 12, 2011 #111389-111574 $1,524,937.25

b. Payroll Approval for April 5, 2011 #126159-126232 and direct deposits #14826-14974 $1,085,186.75

c. Notification of Claims for Damages 1)David Low $46,000 2)David Low $137,000 3)David Low $256.12 4)Nga Schultz $unknown amount

d. Consideration of meeting minutes for March 22, 2011

e. Consideration of change order #1 & final acceptance for Cooks Hill Distribution C5 & C6 $10,339.20

f. Bid award for Cooks Hill Distribution Feeders C5 & C6 $305,447.23

g. Consideration of final acceptance Yelm hydro switchyard maintenance contract $842,791.54

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

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

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO ACCEPT THE CONTRACT...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Trent).

9. Consideration of a resolution supporting Drug Court Funding

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION SUPPORTING DRUG COURT FUNDING...

Commissioner Averill addressed the Council and stated that the 1/10 of 1% could only be used for mental health and drug addiction and added that Drug Court and Family Dependency Court qualify. After brief Council discussion,

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

10. Consideration of Rainier Connect Master Services Agreement and Dark Fiber Lease Agreement

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO ACCEPT THE RAINIER CONNECT MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT AND DARK FIBER LEASE AGREEMENT...

City Light Director Ed Williams addressed the Council and reviewed the back ground on the City's connection to the internet, the past service agreements and the proposed agreement which includes a Dark Fiber Lease. He added this would upgrade the wide area network, telephone system and internet connectivity.

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

11. Consideration of update to the Lewis County Hazardous Waste Management Plan

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO ADOPT THE LEWIS COUNTY HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN...

Public Works Director Kahle Jennings addressed the Council and stated that is was an update to the existing plan and the public comment period ended February 11, 2011. He noted that the next step was for all the cities and towns of Lewis County to adopt the updated plan.

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

12. Consideration of an update to the Design and Development Guidelines

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO ACCEPT THE UPDATE TO THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES AS PRESENTED...

City Engineer Jan Stemkoski addressed the Council and reviewed the background that brought this issue to the Council tonight and the four possible options. It was the recommendation of staff that the Council approve option #4 which includes six changes in the requirements. Councilor Trent noted he did not agree with the 2 acre lot size requirement.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO REMOVE ITEM #3 OF OPTION 4 THAT REQUIRED THE 2 ACRES LOTS...motion FAILED...1-6 (Mayor Thompson, Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday, Councilor Coumbs, Councilor Fund, Councilor Henderson and Councilor Bates).

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO AMEND ITEM #3 OF OPTION 4 TO 1 ACRE INSTEAD OF 2 ACRES...motion PASSED...4-3 (Mayor Thompson, Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday and Councilor Coumbs).

In response to Councilor Fund's concern to the cost of the path required in item #6 of Option 4, Fred Moon who is the developer that requested the Council look into changing the code, stated that it would be very expensive and that it should not be the responsibility of a developer to make sure pedestrians had a safe walkway.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO AMEND ITEM #3 BY REMOVING OPTION 6...motion PASSED...5-2 (Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday and Councilor Coumbs).

Brief discussion followed.

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO TABLE THIS ISSUE...motion PASSED...6-1 (Councilor Trent).

13. Consideration of second reading on an ordinance for the Puget Sound Energy Franchise Agreement

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE THE PUGET SOUND ENERGY FRANCHISE ORDINANCE ...motion PASSED...7-0.

14. Consideration of second reading on an ordinance amending CMC Chapter 10.30 Nuisances

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE THE ORDINANCE ON SECOND READING AMENDING CHAPTER 10.30 NUISANCES...

Peter Lahmann, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the proposed ordinance.

Todd Watson, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke in favor of the proposed ordinance.

David Reynoldson, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke against the proposed ordinance.

Police Chief Berg addressed the Council and briefly spoke on the process of code enforcement related to this issue. Council discussion followed.

Harold Hahnenkratt, addressed the Council and spoke against the proposed ordinance.

Councilor Bates called for the question.

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

15. Executive Session to conduct the City Manager's Evaluation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) Anticipated to take approximately 1 hour with no formal action to be taken after.

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO POSTPONE THE CITY MANAGER EVALUATION UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING...motion PASSED...7-0.

It was the consensus of the Council to have staff form a Citizen Graffiti Committee. Mayor Thompson asked interested individuals to contact the City Manager's Office.

Adjournment

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 10:31 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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