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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mayor Thompson called the regular meeting to order at 7:02 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance

Councilor Trent led the flag salute.

Attendance

Present: Mayor Thompson, Councilor Fund, Councilor Henderson, Councilor Trent, Councilor Bates and Councilor Coumbs.

Absent: Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday.

1. Approval of Agenda - As Presented

COUNCILOR COUMBS MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO ACCEPT THE AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED...6-0.

2. Comments by the Public on Non Agenda Items

David Reynoldson, Centralia, addressed the Council and spoke on the indoor pool options.

3. Reports

Councilor Trent - reported he attended the Joint Workshop with the Centralia School Board.

Councilor Henderson - reported he attended the Joint Workshop with the Centralia School Board.

Councilor Bates - reported he attended the Joint Workshop with the Centralia School Board, Twin Transit and the Babe Ruth Tournament.

Councilor Fund - reported she attended a Hotel Motel Lodging Tax meeting, the event where the carriages were moved to the Historical Museum, the Port 25th Anniversary, flood meetings, the Joint Workshop with the Centralia School Board and the Pie Social.

Councilor Coumbs - reported he attended the Joint Workshop with the Centralia School Board, Solid Waste Advisory Community meeting, a Joint Fire District meeting and the Goldwing Bike Event.

Mayor Thompson - reported he attended the Joint Workshop with the Centralia School Board and requested that the City Manager place an item on the August 9th agenda pertaining to the indoor pool. He added that he attended the Pie Social and the Babe Ruth Tournament and thanked David Reynoldson for cleaning Ed S. Mays park.

Mr. Hill - reported on the indoor pool issue and updated the Council on the Wilson Hotel clean up.

Community Service Officer Carla Penley - reported on National Night Out which is being held on August 2nd.

4. Consent Agenda

a. Voucher Approval for July 26, 2011 #112823-113028 $1,235,928.97

b. Payroll Approval for July 20, 2011 #126563-126581 and direct deposits #15699-15788 $111,320.00

c. Consideration of meeting minutes for July 12, 2011

d. Consideration of contract with MTC for the Pearl Street Storm Project $7,245

e. Consideration of contract with Forsight Surveying for Pearl Street Storm Project $2,670

f. Consideration of Small Works Bid Award for 2011 Asphalt Repair Project $23,000

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED...motion PASSED... 6-0.

5. Consideration of Bid Award for Rock Street Alley West Bridge $273,814

COUNCILOR BATES MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT FOR THE ROCK STREET ALLEY WEST BRIDGE PROJECT TO CASCADE BRIDGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $273,814 AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE CONTRACT...

City Engineer Jan Stemkoski reviewed the project and noted that there were two bidders and the lowest bid was $65,000 above the engineers estimate. He stated that it was a Federally funded project and the City portion would be $63,924.

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

6. Consideration to ratify Intergovernmental Agreement with Lewis County for Grant Funding - US Department of Justice: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance

COUNCILOR FUND MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO RATIFY AND APPROVE THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH LEWIS COUNTY...

Chief Berg addressed the Council and noted that in order to meet time constraints of the grant application process the City Manager signed the agreement and it is before Council for ratification.

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

7. Consideration to either accept or deny the annexation petition for a portion of Kresky Ave

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR COUMBS, TO ACCEPT THE PETITION OF THE PROPOSED ANNEXATION OF THE KRESKY AVENUE AREAL ALLOWING FOR A 45 DAY COMMENT PERIOD FOR ADDITIONAL PETITION SIGNATURES...

City Planner Tammy Baraconi addressed the Council and reviewed the petition. Bill Ralph, the petitioner, was present and noted that in the past he was opposed to being annexed and has since changed his mind. In response to Councilor Trent's question as to if property owners in that area would be mandated to hook up to city services, Mr. Ralph stated that it was his understanding that almost all of the properties have already hooked up.

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

8. Consideration of a Professional Services Contract with Powel, Inc for Professional Configuration, training and integrations services and purchase of the Stakeout Software - $78,840

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO REMOVE THIS ITEM FROM THE TABLE...motion PASSED...6-0.

The motion from the previous meeting stands as written below.

MAYOR PRO-TEM CANADAY MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR FUND, TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT AS PRESENTED...

Dave Johnson, Electrical Engineering Manager, addressed the Council and reviewed the Contract, noting that the areas of concern from the previous meeting had been changed. Councilor Henderson and Councilor Trent thanked him for addressing the issues and noted they were satisfied with the changes. Due to the fact that Mayor Pro-Tem Canaday was absent, City Clerk Deena Bilodeau requested a new motion from those present tonight.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT AS PRESENTED TONIGHT...motion PASSED...6-0.

9. Executive Session pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(b) and RCW 42.30.110(c) - Real Estate Issues. Expected to take approximately 60 minutes. Action may be taken after.

COUNCILOR TRENT MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON, TO RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:52 PM TO DISCUSS REAL ESTATE FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR...motion PASSED...6-0.

Mayor Thompson noted that there would be a short break before going into Executive Session and they may be action taken after.

The Executive Session began at 7:57 pm and adjourned at 8:57 pm. Mayor Thompson called the meeting back to order at 9:01 pm.

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR BATES, TO APPROVE DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER ENTERING INTO A PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT FOR THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS 201 SUMMA FOR $82,500 PLUS CLOSING COSTS...motion PASSED...6-0.

Adjournment

COUNCILOR HENDERSON MOVED, SECONDED BY COUNCILOR TRENT, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 9:03 PM...motion PASSED...6-0.

@Submitted By:

@_________________________________

Deena Bilodeau, CMC City Clerk

@Approved By:

@__________________________________

Harlan Thompson, Mayor

City of Centralia



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