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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, June 18, 2007
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Thomas called the meeting to order at 7:02 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 Absent: 1 ? Councilmember Doug Richardson (arrived at 7:12p.m.)

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Thomas.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz introduced Officer Mike McGettigan, Lakewood?s new police officer.

City Manager Neiditz announced that climbing rocks was installed by the Clover Park Rotary Club at the Kiwanis Park.

City Manager Neiditz indicated that representatives from China will be arriving on June 24, 2007, and a dinner is being planned on June 25, 2007. After which, a group from Korea will be arriving on July 2, 2007, and a reception will be held at Clover Park Technical College.

City Manager Neiditz provided an update on the implementation of the Offender Reentry Program based on discussions of the Bill.

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Mayor Thomas asked General Services Director/City Clerk Bush to read a letter into the record from Governor Gregoire thanking the Mayor for hosting the Governor?s bill signing ceremony of the Offender Reentry Bill.


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PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

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Councilmember Richardson arrived at 7:12 p.m.

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Recognizing the 2006-2007 Youth Council members for their service.

Mayor Thomas and Councilmembers presented Awards of Appreciation to the 2006-2007 Youth Council members for their service.

Clover Park School District Board Report.

There is no report.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Debby Hockstaff, CenterForce, spoke about the services provided by CenterForce and asked for support of their new pet center in Lakewood.

Glen Spieth, Lakewood resident, announced that the next Lakewood Historical Society meeting will be held this week. He then spoke about the activities at the skate park and requested more police patrol. He also spoke about 108th Street and installing flashing lights.

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about traffic signs being covered with overgrown vegetation. He then spoke about taking pictures on the Clover Park School District grounds.

Ken Severe, Lakewood resident, spoke about the water franchise fee and that the fee he was being charged was 10 percent.

Brian Paige, Lakewood resident, spoke about police patrolling on 108th Street versus Phillips Road and the angry citizens complaining about receiving tickets on 108th Street.

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of June 4, 2007.

B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of June11, 2007.


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C. Approval of payroll check numbers 109744 to 109787 and direct deposit check numbers 22334 to 22579, in the amount of $996,082.72, for the period May 16-31, 2007.

D. Approval of payroll check number 109788, in the amount of $1,030.71, for the period May 16-31, 2007.

E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 41429 to 41468, in the amount of $43,314.33, for the period ending June 8, 2007.

F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 41425 to 41428 and 41469 to 41559, in the amount of $585,509.45, for the period ending June12, 2007.

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

1. Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of April 16, 2007.

2. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of May 7, 2007.

3. Citizens? Transportation Review Committee meeting minutes of May 22, 2007.

H. Resolution No. 2007-11

Setting Monday, July 16, 2007, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the Six-Year (2008-2013) Comprehensive Transportation Improvement Program.

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

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

APPOINTMENTS

Motion No. 2007-26 appointing Christopher Badger, Emily Boline, Cameron Boyd, Katrina Carleton, Jennifer Kim, Sarah McKeown, Esther Oh, and Joshua Smith to the Youth Council for the 2007-2008 school year.

COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENTS OF CHRISTOPHER BADGER, EMILY BOLINE, CAMERON BOYD, KATRINA CARLETON, JENNIFER KIM, SARAH MCKEOWN, ESTHER OH, AND JOSHUA SMITH TO SERVE ON THE YOUTH COUNCIL FOR THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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ORDINANCES

Ordinance No. 450 amending Chapters 15A.08, 15A.10, 15A.12, 15A.14, 15A.16, 15A.20, 15A.22, 15A.25, 15A.26, 15A.28, 15A.30, and 15A.32 of the Lakewood Municipal Code by adopting the 2006 Washington State Building Codes into the International Building Codes.

COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 450. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN.

COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN MOVED TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 450 AND DELETE THE LAST SENTENCE OF SECTION 15a.14.020(m) that reads ?within 30 days after written notice to do so has been served, all debris and/or damage materials shall be REMOVED FROM THE PROPERTY AND PROOF FURNISHED THAT CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR PROMPT DEMOLITION, REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF ALL FIRE OR EXPLOSION DAMAGED STRUCTURES REMAINING ON THE PROPERTY INVOLVED IN THE FIRE OR EXPLOSION.? SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER CRONK. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON ORDINANCE NO. 450 AS AMENDED AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

THE AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 450 WAS DECLARED ADOPTED.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2007-27 improving school zone enforcement in the 108th Street residential school zone.

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Speaking before the Council were:

Stephanie Van Leuven, Principal, St. Frances Cabrini School, spoke about speeding on 108th Street happening all of the time and asked why radar vans are only enforced during school hours and not during non-school hours.

Glen Spieth, Lakewood resident, spoke about school zone enforcement between 7:00 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m. and during after school activities. He asked how one would know when after school activities occur.


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Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about police patrolling on 108th Street.

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COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO INSTALL FLASHING LIGHTS AT ST. FRANCIS CABRINI SCHOOL BY THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN.

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COUNCILMEMBER RICHARDSON MOVED TO TABLE THIS ITEM UNTIL JULY 16, 2007. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER CRONK.

ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: 3 ? CRONK, RICHARDSON, MAYOR THOMAS.

NAYS: 4 ? FINNIGAN, MCGOVERN, NEARY, ARBEENY.

The motion FAILED.

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ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE ORIGINAL MOTION RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: 2 ? MCGOVERN AND NEARY.

NAYS: 5 ? ARBEENY, CRONK, FINNIGAN, RICHARDSON, AND MAYOR THOMAS.

The motion FAILED.

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COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN MOVED TO IMPROVE THE CURRENT SPEED AND SCHOOL ZONE SIGNAGE ON 108TH STREET; COORDINATE WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS TO ADD A RUMBLE STRIP ON 108TH STREET; WORK CLOSELY WITH THE ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL TO ELIMINATE DISRUPTION FROM MOTORISTS TICKETED FOR SPEEDING AND ASSESS OUTCOMES; AND IF CONCERNS ARE NOT ALLEVIATED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME (60 DAYS OF SCHOOL IN SESSION), INSTALL FLASHING LIGHTS. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER CRONK.


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ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:

AYES: 5 ? ARBEENY, CRONK, FINNIGAN, RICHARDSON, AND MAYOR THOMAS.

NAYS: 2 ? NEARY AND MCGOVERN.

The motion CARRIED.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz reported that the Lakewood Arts Commission joint Study Session with the Council is scheduled for next Monday, June 25, 2007.

City Manager Neiditz commented on the Citizens? Advisory Boards and Committees training that was provided last week.

City Manager Neiditz reported that crime data was distributed to Council.

City Manager Neiditz requested 15 minutes of Executive Session to discuss potential litigation.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Neary commented on the Association of Washington Cities training session he attended.

Councilmember Richardson commented that the Public Safety Advisory Committee meetings will be changed to Wednesdays.

Councilmember Richardson announced that there will be a memorial for soldiers who had been killed in the line of duty.

Deputy Mayor Arbeeny reported on the June 13, 2007 Human Services Funding Advisory Board (HSFAB) orientation meeting he attended. He distributed a memo describing the current human services priorities and application process. He explained that it may be too late to change the current priorities with applications going out on July 23, 2007, and encouraged the Council to start thinking about long-term goals and priorities for human services. He noted that the HSFAB will be meeting on August 22, 2007 to develop a Work Plan and that a joint meeting is scheduled with the Council for September 10, 2007 to discuss priorities and their Work Plan.

Councilmember McGovern commented on the Association of Washington Cities training she attended. She indicated that she will also be attending the memorial services for the fallen soldiers.


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Councilmember Finnigan reported on the Lake City Neighborhood Association meeting he attended.

Councilmember Finnigan spoke about a citizen who had been attacked by a pit bull awhile ago and a child maimed by a pit bull. He asked that a list of attacks be provided to all Councilmembers and suggested that this be added to the Study Session agenda.

Councilmember Cronk thanked Councilmembers for sending emails to all employees asking them to report overgrown vegetation blocking traffic visibility while they are out in the city.

Mayor Thomas announced that SummerFest will be held on June 23, 2007.

Mayor Thomas commented on the Association of Washington Cities conference she attended.

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Executive Session

Mayor Thomas announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 15 minutes to discuss potential litigation.

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Council recessed into Executive Session at 9:45 p.m. and reconvened at 10:00p.m. At 10:00 p.m., Mayor Thomas announced that Executive Session will be extended an additional 15 minutes. Council reconvened at 10:15 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

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CLAUDIA B. THOMAS, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK