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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Tuesday, February 19, 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 7:02 p.m.

ROLL CALL

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

Councilmember Excused: 1 - Deputy Mayor Don Anderson.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by former Mayor Bill Harrison by request of Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz announced that on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the Association of Washington Cities Conference on ?Engaging Citizens in Government Performance? will be held.

City Manager Neiditz announced that that the Pierce County Regional Council will be holding their General Assembly on February 20, 2008.

City Manager Neiditz announced that the groundbreaking ceremony of the Police Station is scheduled for February 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.; and at 2:30 p.m., MJR Development will be holding their groundbreaking next to City Hall.

City Manager Neiditz reported on the City staff?s meeting with Wal-Mart about shopping cart containments.

City Manager Neiditz reported that City staff has met with a concerned citizen about property view blockage rights and asked the Council to direct the Planning Advisory Board to review notification issues relative to this matter.


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City Manager Neiditz reported that a citizen?s letter concerning the blueberry farm was responded to and a copy of the staff?s memo was provided to the Council.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Clover Park School District Board Report.

None.

Proclamation recognizing Larry Saunders as Police Chief.

Mayor Richardson presented a proclamation recognizing Larry Saunders for his service as Police Chief for the City of Lakewood.

Fire Chief Ken Sharp then recognized Police Chief Saunders for his service.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about crime responses that affect businesses and Councilmembers getting personally involved.

Ken Severe, Lakewood resident, spoke about the Council?s Rules relative to payment of vouchers and the proposed agreement with Olson Brothers Pro-Vac LLC for storm line video services.

Bill Harrison, Lakewood resident, spoke about the Keep Lakewood Beautiful fundraiser on February 7, 2008 and expressed concern that there were no Councilmembers in attendance at that event.

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of February 4, 2008.

B. Approval of payroll check numbers 163, 110319 to 110355, and direct deposit check numbers 26402 to 26656, in the amount of $1,052,194.48, for the period January 16 ? 31, 2008.

C. Approval of claim voucher numbers 44796, 44825 to 44929, 900144 and 900145, in the amount of $155,338.10, for the period ending January 31, 2008.

D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 44930 to 45059, in the amount of $491,162.43, for the period ending February 7, 2008.


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E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 45060 to 45131, in the amount of $180,059.88, for the period ending February 11, 2008.

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

1. Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of November 14, 2007.

G. Resolution No. 2008-04

Setting Monday, March 3, 2008, at approximately 7:00 pm., as the date 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.

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

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Council recessed at 7:30 p.m. and reconvened at 7:50p.m.

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

APPOINTMENTS

Motion No. 2008-06 appointing JJ (Ui K.) Kim to serve on the Redevelopment Advisory Board.

COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN MOVED TO APPOINT jj (ui K.) kim to serve on the redevelopment Advisory board. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 2008-05 authorizing the City Manager to execute a Public Works Trust Fund 20-year loan agreement with the Washington State Public Works Board, in the amount of $1,840,000, at a ? percent interest rate for the American Lake Gardens/Tillicum area sewer project through July 1, 2028.

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-05. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


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Resolution No. 2008-06 amending the Council Rules of Procedure relative to the Council?s role on the payments and vouchers for the City of Lakewood.

councilmember cronk MOVED TO ADOPT THE AMENDED RESOLUTION NO. 2008-06 REMOVING SECTION 17.1 OF THE COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURES. SECONDED BY councilmember neary. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2008-07 authorizing the execution of an addendum to an agreement with Olson Brothers Pro-Vac, LLC, for an additional $126,860.80, to provide storm line video services.

COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN ADDENDUM TO AN AGREEMENT WITH OLSON BROTHERS PRO-VAC, LLC, FOR AN ADDITIONAL $126,860.80, TO PROVIDE STORM LINE VIDEO SERVICES. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz announced that the Tacoma-Pierce County Visitor and Convention Bureau?s new Executive Director will be attending the Lakewold Gardens tour.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Cronk spoke about his excitement of the Ponders development and Tillicum sewers.

Mayor Richardson reported on two casualties of fallen Ft. Lewis soldiers.

Mayor Richardson announced that on April 30, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., the Washington State Attorney General will be hosting a meeting about the Open Public Meetings Act in the Council Chambers.

Mayor Richardson noted that he will be selecting the Council chairs for the Council Chambers.


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ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK