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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, November 3, 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 7:01 p.m.

ROLL CALL

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

Councilmember Excused: 1 - Walter Neary

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Pacific Council of Gig Harbor Boy Scouts by request of Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz reminded the Council that a public hearing is scheduled by the Council to hear public comment on the 2009 budget. He announced that on November 12, 2008, the Council will hold a Budget Workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report.

Youth Council reported on their activities with the Autumn Leaf Health and Safety Festival, Make a Difference Day, Ipod/MP3 class and activities at Steilacoom High School, Lakes High School, Clover Park High School and AI School.

Clover Park School District Board Report.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board President Carole Jacobs reported that Clark Elementary School on Ft. Lewis was recognized as a School of Distinction by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. She announced that next week every school will be honoring veterans at a Veterans Day assembly.


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Ms. Jacobs reported that free flu shots will be offered at the Boys and Girls Club HOPE Center on November 13, 2008. She then reported on a Lakes High School teacher who was recognized by Walmart and that Lakes High received a $1,000 grant. She also reported on the progress of the Lakes High School construction.

Ms. Jacobs noted that Lakes High School and Clover Park High School are coordinating with Caring for Kids on a food and clothing drive. She reported that the latest data for free and reduced lunch for CPSD is 67 percent. The CPSD Board is working on a community forum in January 2009 to roll out the Board?s priorities. She also reported that CPSD Board will be making a presentation before the State about the CPSD and Boys and Girls Club partnership in relation to the HOPE Center.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Presentation.

Mr. Jim Shepherd spoke about the employer support of the Guard and Reserve program and read excerpts of the agreement which Mayor Richardson then signed. Mr. Shepherd then presented City Manager Neiditz with a Certificate of Support for the program.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Presentation.

Mayor Richardson introduced Mr. Joe Jimenez, Joint Basing Public Affairs Specialist of U.S. Army Fort Lewis who spoke about the status of the Joint McChord Air Force and Ft. Lewis project.

Mr. Jimenez then showed a video about the project. He explained that the joint base change over will be completed in 2010.

Presentation and proclamation declaring November 2008 as Veterans Appreciation Month and November 11, 2008 as a day of honoring veterans of Lakewood.

Mayor Richardson presented a proclamation declaring November 2008 as Veterans Appreciation Month and November 11, 2008 as a day of honoring veterans of Lakewood to Col. John Norris, U.S. Army; Lt. Col. Jim Stocks and Sergeant Major Tom Glembin, U.S. Marine Corps; Lt. Col. Eric Payne, U.S. Air Force; and Chief Hospital Corpsman Robert Propp, U.S. Navy.

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Council recessed at 8:20 p.m. and reconvened at 8:55 p.m.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council was:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about the economy and mismanaged credit in the 1970s and 1980s.

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Budget Workshop of October 15, 2008.

B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of October 20, 2008.

C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Budget Workshop of October 20, 2008.

D. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Budget Workshop of October 27, 2008.

E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 48563 to 48622, in the amount of $392,340.49 for the period ending October 16, 2008.

F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 48623 to 48781, in the amount of $1,137,563.33, for the period ending October 23, 2008.

G. Approval of claim voucher numbers 48782 to 48880 and 900158, in the amount of $417,585.74, for the period ending October 30, 2008.

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

1. Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting minutes of November 5 and 6, 2007.

2. Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 28, 2008.

3. Lakewood Sister Cities Association Board meeting minutes of September 18, 2008.

4. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of September 30, 2008.

I. Resolution No. 2008-30

Setting Monday, December 1, 2008, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council relative to the abatement of dangerous buildings and public nuisances located at 10116 ? 47th Avenue SW (Yong Ae Olson).


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J. Resolution No. 2008-31

Setting Monday, December 1, 2008, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council relative to the abatement of dangerous buildings and public nuisances located at 9628 Oak Lane SW (Peter & Paul Boros).

K. Resolution No. 2008-32

Authorizing the property status and sale of canine Police service dog, Bo, in the amount of $1.00, as surplus property; and authorizing an agreement with Officer Russ Martin for said sale.

COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO ADOPT iTEMS a ? h 2, 3, 4, i, j AND k of THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY councilmember FINNIGAN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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

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Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:

1. Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting minutes of November 5 and 6, 2007.

Councilmember Cronk asked for clarification on what day of the week November 5 and 6, 2007 fell on.

COUNCILMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO AMEND THE LODGING TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5 AND 6, 2007 TO REFLECT THAT NOVEMBER 5, 2007 WAS A MONDAY AND THAT NOVEMBER 6, 2007 WAS A TUESDAY. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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Mayor Richardson announced that Resolution 2008-33 will be considered at this time.

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 2008-33 adopting the Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City of Lakewood.

COUNCILMEMBER mcgovern MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-33. SECONDED BY deputy mayor anderson. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


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ORDINANCES

Ordinance No. 478 amending the Employee Compensation and Benefits Plan for salary differential for employees called to active military duty.

councilmember thomas MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 478. SECONDED BY deputy mayor anderson. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2008-51 awarding a bid to Iversen and Sons, Inc., in the amount of $356,584.38, for the American Lake boat launch upland improvements.

councilMEMBER CRONK MOVED TO AWARD A BID TO IVERSEN AND SONS, INC., in the amount of $356,584.38, for the american lake boat launch upland improvements. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Deputy Mayor Anderson disclosed his familiarity with this bidder.

Motion No. 2008-52 awarding a bid to KBH Construction, in the amount of $360,778, for the construction of a new traffic signal system and curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps at Motor Avenue SW and Whitman Avenue SW.

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO AWARD A BID TO KBH CONSTRUCTION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $360,778, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEM AND CURBS, GUTTERS, SIDEWALKS, AND AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) RAMPS AT MOTOR AVENUE SW AND WHITMAN AVENUE SW. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz announced that the closing of the Wards Lake Park acquisition occurred on Friday, October 31, 2008.


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City Manager Neiditz reported that he and CPSD Superintendent Debbie LeBeau are interested in putting together a joint viewing of the film ?Flunked? with the Council.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Thomas commented on the Pierce Transit retreat relative to the reduction in personnel and how Pierce Transit formed employee teams to discuss ways of streamlining processes and delivery of services to create savings.

Councilmember Cronk commented about former Mayor Bill Harrison?s article in The Suburban Times endorsing Proposition 1.

Councilmember Finnigan commented about the Lakewood Arts Commission meeting and their discussion about the policy on the use of the Sharon McGavick Student Services Center which called for a $500 fee that will be charged to most applicants.

Councilmember McGovern asked which Councilmember will be attending the November 10, 2008 CPSD Board meeting to represent the Council.

Mayor Richardson announced that there will be no Council Study Session on November 10, 2008, and that there will be a Council Budget Workshop on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Mayor Richardson commented on the number of military personnel who participated in the Make a Difference Day community event. He requested that a thank you note be sent to Col. Norris.

Mayor Richardson also commented on the Safeway Breast Cancer walk that took place last weekend. Mayor Richardson also thanked Councilmember Thomas for starting last year?s event in recognition of Veterans Day.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK