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Centralia City Council To Discuss City's First Art and Wine Festival

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The Centralia City Council Monday night will be asked to approve a resolution to close East Broadway from Elm to Poplar on Saturday, October 12th, for the city's first annual Art and Wine Festival.  The request will accommodate vendors and art displays.  The festival is being planned by the Centralia Foundation, Centralia Cultural Society and the City of Centralia.  

The council will be asked to approve a resolution waiving the bidding process for an upgrade to the city's computer server.  The current system is about to run out of memory, support is no longer available, and parts are not immediately available for replacement.   The upgrade is included in the budget.

An ordinance will come before the council to vacate a portion of Andrews Street from North Elm to the North/South Alley between Andrews and Gragg Street.  The rest of the alley as well as a portion of Andrews Street were vacated earlier to allow for expansion by Engineered Fluid, Incorporated.

Mayor Tom Ashby is recommending Bo Baer be appointed to the Industrial Commission to replace Forrest Langenfelt and Gayla Harting to replace Cindy Jones on the Tourism Commission.  The mayor is also recommending Spring Thomas be added to the Youth Commission.  

The meeting begins at seven Monday night at Centralia City Hall.

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