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Ordinance No. 00480

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City Council meeting minutes of Dec 1 2008

ORDINANCE NO. 480

An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington adopting the 2009 Budget with Revenues, Expenditures, and Appropriations.

WHEREAS, Chapter 35A.33 RCW specifies the process by which a Code City is to adopt an annual budget; and,

WHEREAS, for the fiscal year 2009 the City has complied with Chapter 35A.33 RCW, having filed a preliminary budget; held a public hearing for the purposes of fixing the final budget; and the City Council has deliberated and has made adjustments and changes deemed necessary and proper.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD,

WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Adoption of Budget.

The 2008 budget for the City of Lakewood, attached here as Exhibit A, covering the period of January 01, 2009 through December 31, 2009, with revenues and estimated beginning fund balances of $89,756,367 and with appropriations and estimated ending fund balances of $89,756,367 is hereby adopted.

Section 2. Summary of Revenues and Appropriations.

The budget sets forth totals of estimated revenues and estimated appropriations of each separate fund, and the aggregate totals for all such funds, for a total budget of $89,756,367.

Section 3. Copies of Budget to be Filed.

A complete copy of the final budget as adopted herein shall be transmitted to the Office of the State Auditor, and to the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington. Three complete copies of the final budget as adopted herein shall be filed with the City Clerk and shall be available for use by the public.

Section 4. Salary Ranges for New/Changed Employee Positions.

The list of Employee Position Titles, Salaries, and Salary Ranges, in accordance with the amounts of employee salaries and costs in the 2009 budget, shall be added to and amended to reflect the following:


POSITION TITLE CHANGES & RECLASSIFICATIONS

Position

Current Range

2009 Range

Traffic Signal Technician

None (New Position)

38 - $4,554 - $5,777

Section 5. Salary Range and Salary Adjustments.

The Salary Ranges of employees of the City shall be increased by the Range Adjustment set forth below, and the Salaries of employees of the City shall be increased by the COLA set forth below, the amounts for which are included in the 2009 budget.

A. RANGE ADJUSTMENT

In order for the City to remain competitive in the employment market place, a ?Range Adjustment? is hereby authorized and approved whereby all of the established salary ranges for employment positions of the City shall be adjusted upwards (both upper and lower levels of the salary ranges) by amount of 2% percent from the respective levels of the prior years salary ranges. This Range Adjustment shall change the salary ranges for employment positions, but would not result in a change to the salary of employees within the salary range. This Range Adjustment shall be effective January 1, 2009

B. COST OF LIVING AND MERIT INCREASES

Separate from the Range Adjustment, the salaries of employees of the City who have received a successful evaluation, during the 12 month period preceding the effective date of the COLA shall be increased by the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), in the amount of 2% This COLA shall be effective January 1, 2009.

The salaries of the following seasonal and temporary classifications shall be increased by the same COLA as the non-represented employees of the City:

Classification

Current 2008 Salary

Recommended 2009 Salary

Recreation Assistant

$9.50 to $10.50 hour

$9.69 to 10.71 hour

Recreation Aide

Minimum Wage to $10.00 hour

Minimum Wage to $10.20 hour

Lifeguard

$10.00 to $12.00 hour

$10.20 to $12.24 hour

Senior Lifeguard

$13.00 to $15.00 hour

$13.26 to $15.30 hour

Maintenance Assistant

$10.00 to $12.00 hour

$10.20 to $12.24 hour

Clerical Assistant

Minimum Wage to $10.00 hour

Minimum Wage to $10.20 hour

Intern I & Intern II

$12.00 & $15.00 hour

$12.24 & $15.30 hour

Rule 9 Intern

$16.00 hour

$16.32 hour

The Merit Increase for 2009, which shall be effective January 1, 2009, shall be a range of 1.5% to 4.5%, based on performance criteria and outlined in a successful performance evaluation. However, no employee?s salary may exceed the maximum amount of his or her salary range.

SALARY SCHEDULE ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK

A copy of the Salary Schedule that shall be in effect as of January 1, 2009 shall be on file in the office of the City Clerk, which Salary Schedule shall reflect the changes and adjustments made thereto in the 2009 Budget.

Section 6. Remainder of Plan Unchanged.

The City of Lakewood Employee Compensation and Benefits Plan shall remain unchanged, except as amended herein, excepting that the employee?s share of medical insurance premium for 2009 shall be 10%.

Section 7. Severability.

If any sections, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, or its application held inapplicable to any person, property, or circumstance, such invalidity or unconstitutionality or inapplicability shall not effect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance or its application to any other person, property, or circumstance.

Section 8. Effective Date.

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect for the fiscal year 2009 and five (5) days after publication as required by law.

ADOPTED by the City Council this 2nd day of December, 2008.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

____________________________________

Douglas G. Richardson, Mayor

Attest:

_______________________________

Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to Form:

_______________________________

Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney


EXHIBIT A

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

2009 BUDGET

TOTAL REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES

FUND

No.

Amount

General

001

$38,631,237

City Streets

101

$ 4,142,070

Street Capital

102

$ 8,283,450

Hotel/Motel Tax

104

$ 1,000,000

Property Abatement

105

$ 260,000

Police Investigation

180

$ 225,000

Grants

190

$ 1,502,080

General Government CIP

301

$ 5,335,000

LID Debt Service Fund

202

$ 374,000

Public Safety Debt Fund

203

$ 253,000

Sewer Project Debt

204

$ 1,180,000

Sewer Project CIP

311

$ 8,000,000

Surface Water Management

401

$17,305,000

Equipment Replacement

501

$ 3,097,850

City Hall Service

502

$ 167,680

Total All Funds

$89,756,367

Budgeted Revenues and Expenditures are equal for all funds