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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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

Pledge of Allegiance

Braden and Joel Pierson from Pacific Harbors Council Boy Scout Troop #10 led the flag salute.

Attendance

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

Absent: Councilor Bates.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

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

2. Proclamation

a. National Train Day

Mayor Thompson read the proclamation declaring May 7, 2011 as National Train Day into the record and Jeff Miller accepted it.

b. Centralia Arbor Day

Mayor Thompson read the proclamation declaring April 30, 2011 as Centralia Arbor Day into the record and Emil Pierson accepted it.

c. City of Centralia Preservation Month

Mayor Thompson read the proclamation declaring May 2011 as City of Centralia Preservation Month into the record and Daniel LaPlant, Bill Gannon and Roy Madsen accepted it.

3. Presentations

a. Fort Borst Park Blockhouse -Historic Preservation Commission

Roy Matson addressed the Council and suggested that the City consider the blockhouse being moved back to the general area it originally was. Daniel LaPlant addressed the Council and spoke on upcoming historic events. Bill Gannon addressed the Council and noted that he had purchased Centralia artifacts from the Steve MacDonald estate and it is his intent to donate all of it to the City of Centralia when a suitable place is determined.

4. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

Tim Browning, Centralia, addressed the Council and announced that the City of Centralia was chosen to host the 2013 Babe Ruth Regional tournament. He added that it was estimated that there would be 50 teams, 2,400 people and about 2.4 million dollars brought into the community.

Jay Milton, Centralia, addressed the Council and invited everyone to enter the Lewis County Levy Trail Fun Run on May 14th.

Jeff Miller and Paige Merriman, Centralia, addressed the Council and reported on the flower basket fundraiser.

5. Reports

Brad Ford - updated the Council on finance issues and noted that he would like to have a Budget Workshop in the near future.

Kim Ashmore - updated the Council on the Graffiti Committee and the Yard Waste program.

Mr. Hill - gave a legislative update and announced the recipients of funding from the Rural Economic Development Revolving Fund as follows: Borst Park Christmas Light Display $3200, Chamber $5000, City of Centralia $20,000, Visiting Nurses $4120 and Tim Browning $4600.

Councilor Trent - reported he attended a Graffiti Committee meeting.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended a Graffiti Committee meeting. He added that he would like to see the poor road condition in Centralia addressed and the outdoor pool open this summer.

Councilor Fund - gave an update on the recent Flood Authority meeting and asked Commissioners Averill and Schulte to give their perspective. Councilor Fund also invited Emil Pierson to speak on Centralia's land development practices which he presented at the Flood Authority meeting.

Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday - reported she attended the Riverside Fire Authority Joint Board meeting and the reception prior to the meeting for the 25 years of the Council/Manager form of government.

Councilor Coumbs - spoke on the Christmas Tree lights in Borst Park project, Summerfest, Spring Youth Fair and noted he attended the Riverside Fire Authority meeting.

Mayor Thompson - had no report.

6. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for April 26, 2011 #111610-111790 $1,384,075.24

b. Payroll Approval for April 20, 2011 #126233-126251 and direct deposits #14975-15065 $111,870.00

c. Notification of Claims for Damages 1)Ashley Honeywell $197.76

d. Consideration of meeting minutes for April 12, 2011

e. Consideration of change order #1-Sports Complex Roadway, Parking and Storm System - $6,634.40 see below

f. Consideration of Skookumchuck Levee Easement - $10,000

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO ACCEPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO AMEND THE MOTION BY PULLING ITEM 6E OFF THE AGENDA TO BE TAKEN UP SEPARATELY...motion PASSED...6-0.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion as amended...motion PASSED...6-0.

6e. Consideration of change order #1-Sports Complex Roadway, Parking and Storm System - $6,634.40

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER #1 FOR THE SPORTS COMPLEX ROADWAY, PARKING AND STORM SYSTEM...motion PASSED...5-1 (Councilor Trent).

7. Consideration of Memorandum of Understanding with Lewis County and WSDOT

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO APPROVE THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH LEWIS COUNTY AND WSDOT...

Public Works Director Kahle Jennings addressed the Council and stated that this memorandum outlines the funding and construction responsibilities of each party for the Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction Interstate 5 project.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...6-0.@

8. Consideration of a resolution adopting the Lewis County Hazard Waste Management Plan

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE LEWIS COUNTY HAZARD WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN...

Mr. Jennings addressed the Council and explained that this resolution goes hand in hand with the plan that was passed at the last meeting.

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

9. Consideration of a resolution declaring a portion of 5th Street to be surplus

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY, TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION SETTING A HEARING DATE OF JUNE 9, 2011 BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO HEAR A PETITION TO VACATE A PORTION OF 5TH STREET...

Community Development Director Emil Pierson addressed the Council and stated that Centralia City Light was asking for this vacation to place some new transformers.

Mayor Thompson called for a vote on the motion...motion PASSED...6-0.

10. 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 HENDERSON, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AFTER A 10 MINUTE RECESS FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR TO DISCUSS THE CITY MANAGER'S EVALUATION...motion PASSED...6-0.

The Executive Session began at 9:21 pm and ended at 10:21 with no formal action taken.

Adjournment

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 10:31 PM...motion PASSED...6-0.

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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