LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, February 4, 2008
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Richardson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 7 ? Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Ron Cronk, Pad Finnigan, Helen McGovern, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Deputy Mayor Anderson by request of Mayor Richardson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz welcomed City Attorney Wachter back after a leave of absence.
City Manager Neiditz announced that the Planning Advisory Board will be holding a hearing on gambling on Wednesday, February 6, 2008.
City Manager Neiditz announced that, on February 13, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. ? 7:00 p.m., a community reception for Police Chief Candidates will be held at the Clover Park Technical College Student Services Center.
City Manager Neiditz announced that the final report on the Council?s Retreat will be distributed soon.
City Manager Neiditz indicated that the City is moving ahead with scheduling joint meetings with Citizens Advisory Boards and Committees (CABC) and the Council. He reported that ?Public Comments? will be held at the beginning of CABC meetings and an ?RSVP? system for determining if a quorum will be in attendance are being implemented.
City Manager Neiditz reported that a Superior Court ruling on the Lake Holme addition in Lake City ruled in favor of the plaintiff on the ?one house, one lot? rule.
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City Manager Neiditz announced that in January, over $15 million of building permit valuation was processed.
City Manager Neiditz indicated that a meeting with Lakewood hotel/motel managers was held last week on crime prevention policies and permitting.
City Manager Neiditz reported on the homeless survey that was conducted last week by General Services Human Services Division and Police where 56 homeless individuals were surveyed reporting on what were the causes that contributed to their homelessness.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Recognizing Claudia Thomas for her service as Lakewood?s Mayor for the period of January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.
Mayor Richardson presented a proclamation and a plaque to Councilmember Claudia Thomas recognizing her for her service as Lakewood?s Mayor for the period of January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.
The Lakewood Police Guild presented Councilmember Thomas with a plaque of appreciation for her service.
Members of the audience provided comments about Councilmember Thomas.
Youth Council Report.
Youth Council Josh Smith reported on the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and ?Go Lakewood? event. He then spoke about high school activities at Lakes High School, Steilacoom High School, and Clover Park High School.
Mayor Richardson welcomed Jordan Dacres, one of two newly appointed students to the Youth Council.
Clover Park School District Board Report.
There was no report.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about the quality of workmanship and mechanisms to control workmanship.
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Lorna Karwoski, Lake City Neighborhood Association, spoke about view property rights and height restrictions. She distributed a copy of a petition from neighborhood residents.
Fae Crabill, Keep Lakewood Beautiful (KLB), spoke about a KLB event at the Thornewood Castle.
David O?Keefe, Communities In Schools (CIS), thanked the Council for human services funding of the CIS program.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Retreat of January 18 and 19, 2008.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of January 22, 2008.
C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special Meeting of January 28, 2008.
D. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of January 28, 2008.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 44610 to 44711, in the amount of $624,903.96, for the period ending January 15, 2008.
F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 44609, 44712 to 44793 and 900143, in the amount of $499,066.12, for the period ending January 18, 2008.
G. Approval of claim voucher numbers 44794 to 44795, in the amount of $365,692.94, for the period ending January 18, 2008.
H. Approval of claim voucher numbers 44797 to 44824, in the amount of $69,956.75, for the period ending January 25, 2008.
I. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of October 10 and November 7, 2007.
2. Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of October 25 and December 13, 2007.
3. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of December 11, 2007.
4. Lakewood Sister Cities Association meeting minutes of December 13, 2007.
5. Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 16, 2008.
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J. Motion No. 2008-04
Approving a property boundary line adjustment at 7506 Dean Street SW to reconfigure six separate lots into two lots with two single-family residences and garages (LU070370 ? Goudie).
COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
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 a proposed vacation of a portion of Fairlawn Drive SW right-of-way for the construction of sidewalks on Steilacoom Boulevard from Fairlawn Drive SW to Bridgeport Way SW.
Speaking before the Council was:
Glen Spieth, Lakewood resident, spoke about his suggestion to exchange right-of-way property on Fairlawn for Steilacoom Boulevard. He also spoke in support of the street vacation.
There being no further testimony, the hearing was declared closed.
Ordinance No. 470 vacating a portion of Fairlawn Drive SW right-of-way for the construction of sidewalks on Steilacoom Boulevard from Fairlawn Drive SW to Bridgeport Way SW.
COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 470. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
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Motion No. 2008-05 authorizing the execution of an amendment to the agreement with KBA, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $315,731, for construction management services for the Lakewood Police Station project.
COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH KBA, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $315,731, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE LAKEWOOD POLICE STATION PROJECT. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Cronk asked for a copy of the natural resources inventory as discussed at the Council?s Retreat.
Councilmember Cronk spoke about creating recreational activities and opportunities in Lakewood during the Winter time.
Councilmember Finnigan spoke about The News Tribune article on criminal activity at Lakeview businesses and asked for a status report and what is being done to alleviate the situation.
Councilmember Thomas announced that the Northwest Sinfonietta event will be held at 10:00 a.m. on February 13, 2008, at the Clover Park Technical College Student Services Center.
Councilmember Thomas thanked the Council, citizens, and the Police Guild for her recognition as Mayor.
Deputy Mayor Anderson commented on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizens? Advisory Board meeting he attended and noted that the Board?s comment to Council was that recommendations for CDBG funding are stringent and must follow federal regulations.
Mayor Richardson spoke about a meeting he and Councilmember Finnigan attended with affected citizens about alternative designs on Pacific Highway.
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Mayor Richardson announced that the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off is on Thursday, February 7, 2008, at noon. He asked Councilmembers to please make chili for the event.
Mayor Richardson announced that the Regional Access Mobility Partnership (RAMP) coalition will be meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2008 relative to regional transportation issues.
Mayor Richardson announced that Coffee with the Mayor will be held on Friday, February 8, 2008, at 7:30 a.m.
Mayor Richardson asked Councilmembers to provide him with any comments they may have regarding the Redevelopment Advisory Board applications.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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