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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, May 7, 2007
Clover Park Technical College
Rotunda, Building #3
4400 Steilacoom Boulevard SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

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CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Thomas called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present: 6 ? Mayor Claudia Thomas; Councilmembers Ron Cronk, Pad Finnigan, Helen McGovern, Walter Neary and Doug Richardson.

Councilmember Excused: 1 - Deputy Mayor John Arbeeny,

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Thomas.

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Dr. John Walstrum, President of Clover Park Technical College (CPTC), welcomed the Council to CPTC.

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REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz announced that the Third Annual Police and Fire Departments basketball game will be held on May 19, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., at Clover Park High School gymnasium.

City Manager Neiditz announced that a restructuring of the City?s management team will occur next week. He indicated that two Assistant City Manager positions have been reclassified to Assistant City Manager for Finance/Administrative Services and Assistant City Manager for Development. Mr. Choi Halladay is being appointed to the position of Assistant City Manager for Finance/Administrative Services on May 14, 2007. Mr. David Bugher is being reclassified to Assistant City Manager for Development to oversee Community Development, Public Works, Parks and Economic Development.


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City Manager Neiditz reported on some of the comments received by participants who attended Lakewood University.

City Manager Neiditz reported that all of the City departments are now participating in the City?s online citizens? request for information system.

City Manager Neiditz provided an update on the seaplane dock meeting he attended.

City Manager Neiditz reported that the Governor?s signing ceremony for the Offender Re-entry Bill is being scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on May 15, 2007, in Lakewood or Steilacoom City Hall.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report.

The Youth Council reported on the Relay for Life, Make the Dash Court projects, application to the Youth Partnership Team of America?s Promise, and activities at the high schools.

Proclamation declaring May 6-12, 2007 as Teachers Appreciation Week.

Councilmember Finnigan presented a proclamation declaring May 6-12, 2007 as Teachers Appreciation Week to Ms. Michelle Jenner, President of Clover Park Education Association.

Proclamation declaring May 12-20, 2007 as National Tourism Week.

Councilmember Neary presented a proclamation declaring May 12-20, 2007 as National Tourism Week to Ms. Stephanie Walsh, Board Director of the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Proclamation declaring May 16, 2007 as Kinship Caregiver Day.

Councilmember Cronk presented a proclamation declaring May 16, 2007 as Kinship Caregiver Day to Ms. Robbin Seeburger, Intern, Child and Family Guidance Center.

Proclamation declaring May 13-19, 2007 as National Police Week. ?

Councilmember Richardson presented a proclamation declaring May 13-19, 2007 as National Police Week to Officer Angel Figueroa, representing the Lakewood Police Department.


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Proclamation declaring May 20-26, 2007 as National Public Works Week.

Councilmember McGovern presented a proclamation declaring May 20-26, 2007 as National Public Works Week to Mr. Don Wickstrom, Public Works Director of the City of Lakewood.

Clover Park School District Board Report.

None.

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Mayor Thomas and members of the audience sang and wished Councilmember Cronk a happy birthday.

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Council recessed at 7:39 p.m. and reconvened at 7:50 p.m.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Glen Spieth, Lakewood Historical Society, spoke about a Lakewood Historic Museum at the Clover Park Technical College hangar/campus; Council minutes on public comments; and crime statistics.

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about liquor store sales.

C O N S E N T A G E N D A

A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of April 16, 2007.

B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of April23, 2007.

C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special Meeting of April30, 2007.

D. Approval of payroll check numbers 109644 to 109673, and direct deposit check numbers 21597 to 21842, in the amount of $735,931.53, for the period April 1-15, 2007.


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E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 40532, 40533, 40595, and 40601 to 40701, in the amount of $329,276.98, for the period ending April 20, 2007.

F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 40702, and 40705 to 40765, in the amount of $137,218.65, for the period ending April 27, 2007.

G. Approval of claim voucher numbers 40596 to 40600, 40703, 40704, and 40766 to 40892, in the amount of $254,786.01, for the period ending April 30, 2007.

H. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:

1. Lakewood Sister Cities Association Board meeting minutes of
March 15, 2007.

2. Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of March19, 2007.

3. Citizens? Transportation Review Committee meeting minutes of
April 10, 2007.

4. Lakewood Community Collaboration All Partners meeting minutes of April 11, 2007.

I. Resolution No. 2007-08

Setting Monday, May 21, 2007, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council relative to the use of public funds for abating a dangerous building at 6902 146th Street SW.

COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER CRONK. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

R E G U L A R A G E N D A

ORDINANCES

Ordinance No. 449 establishing Chapter 3.70 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to recovering emergency response costs caused by person(s) whose intoxication causes an incident(s) to be found guilty or their prosecution deferred.

COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 449. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


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RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 2007-09 adopting the Fiscal Year 2007 Joint Tacoma and Lakewood Consolidated Annual Action Plan and Second Amendment to the FY 2005 Consolidated Plan and the proposed use of funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Act Programs.

COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-09. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz announced that the Association of Washington Cities conference is June 13-15, 2007.

City Manager Neiditz reported that a leadership training workshop is being scheduled for the Council-appointed Citizens Advisory Boards and Committees (CABCs) in mid-June. He asked for Council?s input on how to proceed with scheduling meetings with the full bodies of each CABCs and the Council. It was suggested that the Council discuss this matter at a Study Session.

City Manager Neiditz indicated that the Boys and Girls Club is asking for input on what the Council would want to name a conference room at the HOPE Center. Councilmember Neary suggested that one might be named the ?Bill and Jo Harrison room.? It was suggested that the item be placed on a Study Session agenda for further discussion and to also seek public input.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Neary commented on a public meeting he attended about the Wards Building.


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Councilmember Neary reported on the Tillicum Neighborhood Association meeting and the hesitancy of the Pierce County Aids Foundation in making a presentation about the Oasis program. The presentation is scheduled for the June meeting. He explained that funded human services agencies should be made aware that they may be asked to make public presentations.

Councilmember Cronk asked about the upcoming Citizens Advisory Boards and Committees (CABCs) leadership workshop. He recommended that the workshop be extended to all members of the CABCs who may be interested in the training.

Councilmember Finnigan spoke about providing Council direction to CABCs especially the two newest committees: Public Safety Advisory Committee and the Lakewood Arts Commission.

Councilmember Finnigan indicated that the Council was not provided with the start up costs for forming a Police Department, and questioned whether the City was saving money by forming a police department in comparison to contracting with Pierce County.

Councilmember Finnigan asked about the mechanics for requiring the hiring of Lakewood off-duty officers at taverns and the appearance of conflict of interest.

Councilmember McGovern thanked Officer Scott Novasky for his work on developing Ordinance No. 449.

Councilmember McGovern agreed with Councilmember Neary about funded human services providers making public presentations. However, she expressed concern when the agenda for the meeting is to target an agency rather than to educate the public.

Councilmember McGovern indicated that she will not be attending the May 14, 2007 Council meeting.

Mayor Thomas commented on the police memorial service she attended last week.

Mayor Thomas commented on the Lakewood Sister Cities Association International Festival on Saturday, May 5, 2007.

Mayor Thomas commented on the Lakewood Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast event she attended.

Mayor Thomas spoke about her trip to China and her attendance at the economic summit, and the Eighth Annual International Conference of Leaders.

Mayor Thomas announced that the next neighborhood leadership meeting is scheduled for May 22, 2007.


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Mayor Thomas indicated that a subcommittee of the Council and the Clover Park School District Board will be meeting on May 29, 2007 to discuss follow-up from the Community Summit.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

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CLAUDIA B. THOMAS, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK