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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, September 17, 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 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present: 7 ? Mayor Claudia Thomas; Deputy Mayor John Arbeeny; Councilmembers Ron Cronk, Pad Finnigan, Helen McGovern, Walter Neary and Doug Richardson.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Thomas.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz announced that a community meeting on street ends will be held on September 25, 2007, starting at 6:00 p.m.

City Manager Neiditz reported that the Council Budget Workshops are scheduled for October 3, 13, 15, 17, 22 and 29, 2007, at the second floor Foyer, at City Hall.

City Manager Neiditz announced that the Lakewood Rotary is hosting a community meeting on October 4, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., at the HOPE Center about the International Baccalaureate Program.

City Manager Neiditz reported on the meeting that was held with the Clover Park School District about the next Community Summit.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Proclamation declaring September 17-23, 2007 as Constitution Week.

Deputy Mayor Arbeeny presented a proclamation declaring September 17-23, 2007 as Constitution Week to Mrs. Holly Ann Muller, Constitution Week Chair of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Ball Chapter.


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Update on the Gimhae, South Korea Sister Cities Relationship and tea ceremony.

Ms. Franclyn Heinecke, Clover Park Technical College International Education Program Coordinator and President of the Lakewood Sister Cities Association spoke about the Gimhae South Korea sister city relationship and presented the Council with a tea set.

Ms. Heinecke described the benefits of the sister cities program and the efforts of the Lakewood Sister Cities Association.

Mr. Joseph Kim, President of the Northwest Golf Association, spoke about a successful golf tournament last week that gathered over 200 individuals. He thanked the Council for helping to fund part of the tournament with Lodging Tax funds. He then presented the Council with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Clover Park School District Board Report.

None.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about the abatement at 14514 Washington Avenue and the pictures he sent to the Council.

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 4, 2007.

B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of September 10, 2007.

C. Approval of payroll check numbers 153, 109985 to 110030 and direct deposit check numbers 23872 to 24137, in the amount of $1,019,574.93, for the period August 16-31, 2007.

D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 42732 to 42813, in the amount of $199,084.32, for the period ending September 7, 2007.

E. Item Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:

1. Lakewood Sister Cities Association Board meeting minutes of June 21, 2007.

2. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of August 6, 2007.

3. Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 14, 2007.


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4. Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 22, 2007.

5. Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 22, 2007.

6. Community Development Block Grant Citizens? Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 28, 2007.

F. Resolution No. 2007-17

Setting Monday, October 15, 2007, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council relative to the abatement of a dangerous building at 8610 Nixon Avenue SW.

G. Motion No. 2007-37

Authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services, in the amount of $535,000, to provide a community policing program at Western State Hospital from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.

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

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Council recessed at 7:40 p.m. and reconvened at 8:00 p.m.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND APPEALS

This is the date set for a public hearing by the City Council relative to extending a moratorium on the filing of applications for licenses, permits and approvals for card rooms (casino gambling) for an additional six months.

Speaking before the Council were:

Glen Spieth, Lakewood resident, spoke in support of gambling zoning but not gambling.

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke against gambling in Lakewood.


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David Anderson, Lakewood resident, spoke about various moratoriums in Lakewood.

J.R. Bailey, Lakewood resident, spoke in support of gambling and the history of gambling.

Bill Kittrell, Lakewood resident, asked how will gambling revenues be replaced if there were no casinos.

There being no further testimony, the hearing was declared closed.

APPOINTMENTS

Motion No. 2007-38 appointing Joye Braun and Brad Goodwin to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens? Advisory Board for three-year terms.

COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENTS OF JOYE BRAUN AND BRAD GOODWIN TO SERVE ON THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CITIZENS? ADVISORY BOARD FOR THREE-YEAR TERMS. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2007-39 appointing Jason Gerwen and Edward Gonzales to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for three-year terms.

COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENTS OF JASON GERWEN AND EDWARD GONZALES TO SERVE ON THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD FOR THREE-YEAR TERMS. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ORDINANCES

Ordinance No. 455 authorizing the condemnation of portions of certain tax parcels for right-of-way acquisition to construct sidewalks on Bridgeport Way from 59thAvenue SW to Steilacoom Boulevard SW.

DEPUTY MAYOR ARBEENY MOVED TO TABLE ORDINANCE NO. 455. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER CRONK. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND THE MOTION FAILED.


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COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 455. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER RICHARDSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND THE MOTION CARRIED WITH COUNCILMEMBERS FINNIGAN AND NEARY IN OPPOSITION.

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 2007-18 confirming a special tax assessment against the property at 14514 Washington Avenue SW, in the amount of $37,549.57, for the abatement of a public nuisance and dangerous buildings; and authorizing a lien upon the property for said amount.

COUNCILMEMBER RICHARDSON MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-18. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

None.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Neary commented about the Freedom Walk event he attended.

Councilmember Cronk thanked the Council for the sympathy card and condolences.

Councilmember McGovern commented on the Freedom Walk she attended and the military celebration following the event.

Councilmember McGovern commented on the Relay for Life event she attended.

Councilmember Richardson announced that the next memorial service for Ft. Lewis fallen soldiers will be held on September 19, 2007.


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Mayor Thomas provided an update on the progress of Sound Transit which is two months ahead of schedule. She distributed copies of a Sound Transit Expert Review Panel Report.

Mayor Thomas commented on the cross country event attended by 1,500 students at Ft. Steilacoom Park on Saturday, September 15, 2007.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

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CLAUDIA B. THOMAS, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK