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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES


Monday, April 7, 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 Mayor Richardson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

None
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report.
The Youth Council reported on their activities for the month of March which focused on developing a youth survey and planning for a youth summit.  A report was then provided on activities at Lakes High School, Steilacoom High School and Clover Park High School.
Proclamation declaring April 19, 2008 as Parks Appreciation Day.


Mayor Richardson presented a proclamation declaring April 19, 2008 as Parks Appreciation Day to Mr. Roger Laybourn, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Ms. Sue Boguszewski, Assistant Vice President and Lakewood Branch Manager of HomeStreet Bank

Clover Park School District
Board Report.
Mayor Richardson reported on the Clover Park School District stakeholders meeting he attended about the hiring of a Superintendent.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:
Marcia Melana, Mary Hass Foundation, Lakewood resident,
provided an update of the Hass family rebuilding project and provided invitations to the Council on the Building a Dream fundraising event to be held.
Ken Severe, Lakewood resident,
donated a red maple tree for Parks Appreciation Day.
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, NAAG,
spoke about Tacoma?s Hilltop neighborhood, compared Hilltop with Lakewood, and quality control.
C  O  N  S  E  N  T    A  G  E  N  D  A
A.       Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of March 17, 2008.
B.       Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of March 31, 2008.
C.       Approval of payroll check numbers 166, 110418 to 110439, and direct deposit check numbers 27166 to 27418, in the amount of $774,301.51, for the period March 1 ? 15, 2008.
D.       Approval of claim voucher numbers 45592 to 45669, 900149 and 900150, in the amount of $283,791.41, for the period ending March 21, 2008.
 
E.       Approval of claim voucher numbers 45670 to 45832 and 900151, in the amount of $426,781.52, for the period ending April 1, 2008.
F.       Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
          1.     Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 8 and February 12, 2008.
          2.     Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of February 6, 2008.
          3.     Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of February 12 and 26, 2008.
          4.     Lakewood Sister Cities Association Board meeting minutes of February 21, 2008.
          5.     Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of February 26, 2008.
          6.     Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 5, 2008.
          7.     Lakewood Community Collaboration All Partners meeting minutes of March 12, 2008.

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G.       Resolution No. 2008-12
Setting Monday, April 21, 2008, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council relative to interim zoning controls upon eating and drinking establishments within certain zoning districts for six months.
COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R  E  G  U  L  A  R    A  G  E  N  D  A
APPOINTMENTS
Motion No. 2008-14 appointing Bradford MacGowan and Darrell Nelson to serve on the Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board through December 2, 2010.
COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENTS OF BRADFORD MACGOWAN AND DARRELL NELSON TO SERVE ON THE LANDMARKS AND HERITAGE ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH DECEMBER 2, 2010.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.
NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2008-15 authorizing the execution of a lease agreement with Panasonic Finance Solutions for police laptops.
COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO authorize the execution of a lease agreement (OPTION 1) with panasonic finance solutions for police laptops.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED WITH COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN VOTING IN OPPOSITION.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

None.

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CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Cronk spoke about two families in Lakewood relative to the social effects of gambling on their families and children.
Mayor Richardson announced that the April 30, 2008 Volunteer Appreciation will be held at 8:00 a.m. at the Clover Park Technical College Clover
Park Technical College, Sharon M. McGavick Student Center.
Mayor Richardson announced that the Coffee with the Mayor will be hosted by Deputy Mayor Anderson on April 11, 2008 and that Police Chief Bret Farrar will be the guest speaker.
Mayor Richardson indicated that the Volunteer of the Year award nominations will be advertised and posted on the City?s website.
Mayor Richardson commented on the Rotary fundraising auction held on the weekend to support Caring for Kids and other agencies.

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Executive Session
Mayor Richardson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 15 minutes to discuss pending litigation.
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Council recessed into Executive Session at 8:15 p.m. and reconvened at 8:30 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ATTEST:
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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
CITY CLERK