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Resolution No. 2007-03

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City Council meeting minutes of March 5 2007

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-03

A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, adopting the Employee Wellness Program.

WHEREAS, the City Council recognized the Wellness Program in 1996 to promote healthy lifestyle choices and positive morale among employees through health related education, physical activity, and social interaction; and

WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes that improvements to employee health, achievable through active workplace health promotion programs and activities, can result in better morale, reduced absenteeism, and enhanced productivity and performance; and

WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes the Employee Wellness Program as a positive way to address and potentially decrease the rising health care costs incurred by the City; and

WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes the fitness and good health of City employees ensures that our citizens receive the benefit of more productive employees.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON HEREBY RESOLVES as follows:

Section 1. The City Council of the City of Lakewood hereby expresses their support

the Lakewood Employee Wellness Program.

Section 2. Severability. If any sections, sentence, clause or phrase of this Resolution shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, or its application held inapplicable to any person, property or circumstance, such invalidity or unconstitutionality or inapplicability shall not effect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Resolution or its application to any other person, property or circumstance.

Section 3. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect upon passage and signatures hereon.

PASSED by the City Council this 5th day of March, 2007.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

Attest: _________________________________ Claudia B. Thomas, Mayor

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Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to form:

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Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney