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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, September 18, 2006
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA  98499

 

 
CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Thomas called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present:  6 ? Mayor Claudia Thomas; Deputy Mayor John Arbeeny; Councilmembers Ron Cronk, Pad Finnigan, Helen McGovern and Walter Neary.
Councilmember Excused
:  1 ? Councilmember Doug Richardson (arrived at 8:00 p.m.).
FLAG SALUTE
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Neary by request of Mayor Thomas.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz indicated that the Council was provided copies of the 2005 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
City Manager Neiditz gave a status report on the Ponders corner properties and the potential of forming a Local Improvement District.  He indicated that a study session on the topic will be scheduled.
City Manager Neiditz reminded the Council of the five Budget Workshops scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays in October.  Mayor Thomas indicated that she had a conflict with the October 11, 2006 Budget Workshop and will not be attending.
City Manager Neiditz thanked the Police Department on apprehending a suspect on the recent homicide at Lakewood Garden Apartments.


 

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PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Proclamation declaring September 17-23, 2006 as Constitution Week.
Councilmember Cronk presented a proclamation declaring September 17-23, 2006 as Constitution Week to Ms. Holly Ann Muller, Constitution Week Chair of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Ball Chapter.
Proclamation declaring September 25-29, 2006 as Race Equality and Inclusive Communities Week.
Deputy Mayor Arbeeny read a proclamation declaring September 25-29, 2006 as Race Equality and Inclusive Communities Week.
Review of Initiative 933.

Mr. Robert Mack, City of Lakewood Lobbyist from Smith Alling Lane, distributed copies of Initiative 933 (I-933) and a paper on Questions and Concerns relative to I-933.  He then reviewed the provisions of I-933.
Community Development Director Bugher spoke about what the proposed I-933 impacts could have on Lakewood.
Discussion ensued on the financial impact of I-933; how would the inconsistencies in laws be worked out if I-933 passes; and if the Association of Washington Cities is taking a position on this initiative.
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Councilmember Richardson arrived at 8:00 p.m.
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Further discussion ensued on whether Councilmembers were interested in discussing the matter further and whether the Council should take a position on the initiative; and educating the citizenry about the initiative.  It was the consensus of the Council to continue further discussion on I-933 at a study session.
Clover Park School District
Board Report.
None.


 

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:
Maurice Peerenboom, Lakewood resident,
commented about The News Tribune article on Mayor Thomas.
Glen Spieth, Lakewood Historical Society,
commented on the cancellation of the September 19, 2006 Lakewood Historical Society meeting.  He then commented on incidents that occurred at the Lakewood skate park over Labor Day.
Richard Rabisa, Lakewood resident,
commented on a break-in at one of his homes at Southgate.  He then displayed a sign he prepared for Freedom Bridge.
Fredric Cornell, PROD,
commented about Council electronic mails and public comments.
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident,
commented on Council meeting minutes and the multi-family property tax exemption.
Ron Lucas, Mayor of Steilacoom,
commented on the regional and local work of the Council and the work of City staff. 
C  O  N  S  E  N  T    A  G  E  N  D  A
A.       Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of September 5, 2006.
B.       Approval of payroll check numbers 108972 to 109020 and direct deposit check numbers 17977 to 18230, in the amount of $902,261.44, for the period August 16-31, 2006.
C.       Approval of claim voucher numbers 37329 to 37409, in the amount of $351,009.80, for the period ending September 12, 2006.
D.       Approval of claim voucher numbers 37332 to 37337, 37411 to 37530, and 900131, in the amount of $1,132,141.05, for the period ending September 13, 2006.
E.       Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
          1.     Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11 and August 8, 2006.
          2.     Planning Advisory Board Special Meeting minutes of May 24, 2006.
         
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          3.     Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of June 7 and August 16, 2006.
          4.     Planning Advisory Board public hearing minutes of June 21, June 28 and July 13, 2006.
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Deputy Mayor Arbeeny asked to remove Item No. E (1) from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda.
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COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO ADOPT ITEM NOS. A-D and e(2-4) OF THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R  E  G  U  L  A  R    A  G  E  N  D  A
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E.  Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk.
1.   Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11 and August 8, 2006.
Deputy Mayor Arbeeny asked that the Council be briefed or hold a study session to discuss mobile homes relative to the statement on page 5 of the May 9, 2006 Redevelopment Advisory Board (REDAB) minutes as follows: ?Mr. Hannan said the City has 26 mobile home parks with many situated in commercial redevelopment areas.  Some of these parks have already begun to be affected by redevelopment.?
Deputy Mayor Arbeeny questioned a comment made in the May 9, 2006 REDAB minutes where Mr. Charboneau stated, ?Mr. Charboneau agreed that things in the code currently don?t make sense, but developers have to follow them anyway.?  Deputy Mayor Arbeeny asked what codes that have been adopted by the Council do not make sense and what can Council do to fix them.
Councilmember McGovern replied that Mr. Charboneau is on a subcommittee working with staff to address this issue.


 

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DEPUTY MAYOR ARBEENY MOVED TO AMEND PAGE 2 OF THE MAY 9, 2006 REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES BY REMOVING THE STATEMENT ?COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN INDICATED THAT DEPUTY MAYOR ARBEENY WAS AGAINST CREATING SUB-ZONES IN AREAS FOR PROJECTS SO THEY QUALIFY FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.?  THE MOTION WAS SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND APPEALS
This is the date set for a public hearing by the City Council regarding the use of additional public funds, in the amount of $2,083.52, for the abatement of a dangerous building at 3418 84th Street South (continued from meeting of August 7, 2006).
There were no speakers to provide testimony.   The hearing was declared closed.
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Council recessed at 8:45 p.m. and reconvened at 9:00 p.m.
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APPOINTMENTS
Motion No. 2006-43 appointing Vito Iacobazzi to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a three-year term.
DEPUTY MAYOR ARBEENY MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF VITO IACOBAZZI TO SERVE ON THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
ORDINANCES

Ordinance No. 425 approving the 2006 Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Zoning Map; and amending Sections 18A.30.630 and 18A.30.650 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to permitted uses in Industrial Zoning Districts.
COUNCILMEMBER RICHARDSON MOVED TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 425 BY DELETING SECTION 3.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN.


 

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COUNCILMEMBER RICHARDSON WITHDREW HIS MOTION.
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COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO ADOPT AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 425 BY DELETING SECTIONS 3 AND 4 OF THE ORDINANCE.
VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
THE AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 425 WAS DECLARED ADOPTED.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.
NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2006-44 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn for the architectural design of the Lakewood police facility.
COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH ARCHITECTS RASMUSSEN TRIEBELHORN FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF THE Lakewood POLICE FACILITY.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2006-45 awarding a contract to Hughes Group, LLC/Vinson Brothers Corporation, in the amount of $105,727.20, for street sweeping services for one year.
COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO HUGHES GROUP, LLC/VINZON BROTHERS CORPORATION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $105,727.20, FOR STREET SWEEPING SERVICES FOR ONE YEAR.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2006-46 awarding a contract to Olson Brothers ProVac, LLC, in the amount of $128,390, for surface water infrastructure cleaning and vacuum/jet rodding services.
COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO OLSON BROTHERS PROVAC, LLC, IN THE AMOUNT OF $128,390, FOR SURFACE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE CLEANING AND VACUUM/JET RODDING SERVICES.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER mcgovern.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


 

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BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

None.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Neary announced that the Lakewood Historical Society storefront opens on October 14, 2006.
Councilmember Neary asked that a Council Study Session be held to reexamine the ten-year multi-family property tax exemption program.
Councilmember Richardson commented on the September 11, 2006 446th Airlift Wing commemoration at McChord Air Force Base.
Deputy Mayor Arbeeny commented on the Council Rules Subcommittee meeting that was held.  He added that staff is working on putting together a menu of options for Council to review at an upcoming Study Session.
Deputy Mayor Arbeeny commented on a Pierce Transit Board meeting he attended and their discussions on gang activity.
Deputy Mayor Arbeeny commented on the Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing and the testimony that was heard on emergency home repairs.
Councilmember McGovern commented on the Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting she attended and the public works improvements on Pacific Highway.  She commented on the Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) meetings and the discussion on dental costs.
Councilmember McGovern commented on the family activity program changes at McNeil Island Correctional Facility.
Councilmember McGovern reported that Councilmember Richardson will be attending the Pierce County Regional Council in her place.
Councilmember Finnigan asked for a map of the Pt. Defiance Bypass project.
Councilmember Cronk asked for information on a list of code violation problems in the city and that this item be discussed at a Study Session.  City Manager Neiditz indicated that abatements will be discussed during the budget sessions.
Councilmember Neary commented on the Tacoma City Club meeting he attended and the speech by Tacoma Police Chief.


 

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Mayor Thomas commented on the September 11, 2006 Clover Park School District Board meeting.
Mayor Thomas reminded the Council that applications are needed for filling vacancies on the Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Committee and the Arts Commission.
Mayor Thomas commented on the September 13, 2006 Community Collaboration meeting and the Caught in the Act Award that was presented to Walt Kellcy.
Mayor Thomas indicated that Sound Transit will be going out to bid for the Lakewood Station in November.
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:35 p.m.
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CLAUDIA B. THOMAS, MAYOR
ATTEST:
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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK