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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, December 15, 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: 7 ? Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Ron Cronk, Pad Finnigan, Helen McGovern, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager announced that this is the last Council regular meeting for 2008, and that the December 22, 2008 Study Session has been cancelled. He indicated that the next Council meeting will be on January 5, 2009 and at that meeting, he indicated that there will be a presentation on ?Building Green? by the Association of Realtors and Master Builders Association.

City Manager Neiditz indicated that the street ends recommendations of City staff and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will be presented to the Council at the January 12, 2009 Council Study Session.

City Manager Neiditz commented on a discussion with the Clover Park School District concerning a neighborhood park at the Lake Louise school grounds.

City Manager Neiditz also commented on the joint effort with the Clover Park Technical College on the proposed use of three acres of college property for the City?s Public Works potential facility site.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report.

None.


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Clover Park School District Board Report.

None.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Jose Radilla, Lakewood resident, through a translator, expressed his appreciation to Centro Latino and the programs that he and his family have received. He commented on the help his daughter received on a sexual assault case. He asked the Council to support Centro Latino and the Latino community.

Raleigh Haneline, Hudtloff Middle School, Lakewood resident, spoke about how Centro Latino has helped him and his class to learn Spanish in the 4th grade. He asked for the Council?s support of their program.

Ernest Curiel, Lakewood resident, spoke about the help he received from Centro Latino on legal matters and custody of his daughter.

Juliete Palenshus, Centro Latino tutor, spoke about the connections and good work that Centro Latino provides to children in Tacoma and Lakewood.

Michael Brandstetter, Lakewood resident, complimented the Council for providing onepercent of the City budget for Human Services Funding needs. He also thanked the Human Services Funding Advisory Board for their hard work. He encouraged the City to provide for biennial funding of contracts for programs that already have positive outcome-based evaluations for a number of years. He spoke about the benefit of a multi-year funding process.

Kelly Phanco, First Five Fundamentals Executive Director, United Way, spoke about the benefits of early learning. She asked for the City?s support for the Early Learning program.

David O?Keefe, Communities In Schools of Lakewood (CISL), Lakewood resident, thanked the Council for their continued support and how CISL, in collaboration with Caring For Kids and other agencies, have utilized the City?s funding by providing various youths? programs.

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

A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of December 1, 2008.

B. Approval of payroll check numbers 186, 110979 to 111014, and direct deposit check numbers 31537 to 31782, in the amount of $1,155,207.74, for the period November 16-30, 2008.


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C. Approval of claim voucher numbers 49134 to 49234, 900159, in the amount of $298,404.48, for the period ending November 26, 2008.

D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 49334 to 49346, in the amount of $63,419.86, for the period ending December 10, 2008.

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

1. Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of September 25, 2008.

2. Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of October 28, 2008.

3. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of October 28, 2008.

4. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of November 3, 2008.

5. Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of November 12, 2008.

6. Lakewood Community Collaboration All Partners meeting minutes of November 12, 2008.

F. Resolution No. 2008-34

Setting Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council to extend the interim zoning controls moratorium for the Tillicum neighborhood for an additional six months.

G. Resolution No. 2008-35

Setting Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council to extend the interim zoning controls moratorium upon eating and drinking establishments, greater than 10,000 square feet of interior space within the Neighborhood Commercial and Central Business zoning districts for an additional six months.

H. Motion No. 2008-61

Authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, in the amount of $148,000, for animal sheltering services from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.

I. Motion No. 2008-62

Authorizing the City Manager to execute a reciprocal easement agreement with the Lakewood Center Building, LLC, and LKW Associates, LLC, for Lots 9C, 9D, 9E and 9F of the Villa Plaza Binding Site Plan.


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Councilmember Finnigan asked that Item Nos. H and I be removed from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda.

COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO ADOPT item nos. a-g of THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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

H. Motion No. 2008-61 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, in the amount of $148,000, for animal sheltering services for 2009.

finnigan MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR TACOMA AND PIERCE COUNTY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $148,000, FOR ANIMAL SHELTERING SERVICES FOR 2009, WITH CLARIFICATION ON SECTION 1, ITEM h and section 7 OF THE CONTRACT RELATIVE TO THE PERCENTAGE OF THE sheltering contract fee and compensation to the city, RESPECTIVELY. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

I. Motion No. 2008-62 authorizing the City Manager to execute a reciprocal easement agreement with the Lakewood Center Building, LLC, and LKW Associates, LLC, for Lots 9C, 9D, 9E and 9F of the Villa Plaza Binding Site Plan.

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A RECIPROCAL EASEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE lAKEWOOD CENTER BUILDING, LLC, AND LKW ASSOCIATES, LLC, FOR LOTS 9C, 9D, 9E AND 9F OF THE VILLA PLAZA BINDING SITE PLAN. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ORDINANCES

Ordinance No. 482 repealing Chapter 9.30 and creating Chapter 9.31 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to security alarms.

DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 482. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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Mayor Richardson announced that Resolution No. 2008-36 will be considered at this time.

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Resolution No. 2008-36 amending the City?s fee schedule.

Councilmember Finnigan suggested that the Second-Hand Pawnshop business license fee of $750 be removed from the fee schedule.

councilmember cronk MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-36. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.

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DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVE TO AMEND resolution no. 2008-36, SECTION J (ANIMAL CONTROL LICENSING FEES), by STRIKING THE WORD ?ADULT? FROM SUBSECTION A AND C AND striking SUBSECTION B (JUVENILE DOGS) AND SUBSECTION D (JUVENILE CATS) from the fee schedule. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE AMENDED RESOLUTION NO. 2008-36 AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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Ordinance No. 483 amending the 2008 Comprehensive Plan and zoning maps; and amending Title 18A of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to the Land Use and Development Code.

councilmember THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 483. SECONDED BY councilmember NEARY.

COUNCILMEMBER CRONK DISCLOSED THAT HE WILL NOT BE VOTING ON THIS ORDINANCE BECAUSE OF PROPERTY HE OWNS IN AN AREA THAT IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR AMENDMENT.

VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED with councilmember cronk abstaining.

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RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 2008-37 authorizing the interfund loan in an amount not to exceed $2.5 million from the General Fund and Surface Water Management Fund to the Capital Improvement Program Fund for the construction of the Lakewood Police Station.

councilmember neary MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-37. SECONDED BY councilmember finnigan. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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Council recessed at 8:48 p.m. and reconvened at 8:57 p.m.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2008-63 adopting the Human Services Needs Assessment Report and approving the 2009 human service funding allocations.

COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO ACCEPT THE HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS AS PRESENTED AND FIND $50,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO SUPPORT THE EARLY LEARNING CONSORTIUM. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS.

ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:

AYE: - 3 ? MCGOVERN, THOMAS, NEARY.

NAY: - 4 ? CRONK, FINNIGAN, ANDERSON, AND MAYOR RICHARDSON.

THE MOTION FAILED.

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COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO ADOPT THE 2009 HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS AS PRESENTED BY THE HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING ADVISORY BOARD. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND THE MOTION FAILED.

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DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO APPROVE THE 2009 HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING AS FOLLOWS: $10,000 SET-ASIDE FOR LAKEWOOD?S PROMISE, $50,000 SET-ASIDE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AND $50,000 FOR THE EARLY LEARNING CONSORTIUM; LEVEL 2 FUNDING AS FOLLOWS: $19,500 FOR THE LAKEWOOD AREA SHELTER ASSOCIATION, $15,000 FOR THE EMERGENCY FOOD NETWORK, $9,800 FOR THE TILLICUM COMMUNITY CENTER, $10,000 FOR THE KOREAN WOMEN?S ASSOCIATION, $7,000 FOR ST. LEO?S FOOD CONNECTION, $10,000 FOR TACOMA RESCUE MISSION, $7,000 FOR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES, $10,000 FOR GOOD SAMARITAN, $6,000 EACH FOR TWO TACID PROGRAMS, $10,000 FOR THE PIERCE COUNTY AIDS FOUNDATION, $3,500 FOR YWCA, AND $1,190 FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE IN TILLICUM (TOTAL LEVEL II FUNDING OF $114,990); AND LEVEL 1 FUNDING AS FOLLOWS: $20,246.15 FOR THE FRANCISCAN HEALTH SYSTEM, $14,600.59 AND $9,733.73 FOR THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AND CHAMPIONS MENTORING PROGRAM OF THE COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS, RESPECTIVELY, $13,627.22 FOR THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF TACOMA, $2,433.43 FOR ST. LEO FOOD CONNECTION, $10,522.16 FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE IN TILLICUM, $9,733.73 FOR THE SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER, $9,646.12 FOR THE GREATER LAKES MENTAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION, $9,247.04 FOR THE LAKEWOOD AREA SHELTER ASSOCIATION, $5,840.24 FOR THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE IN LAKEWOOD, AND $4,380.18 FOR YWCA; FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF $335,000.59. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND THE MOTION CARRIED WITH COUNCILMEMBERS MCGOVERN AND THOMAS VOTING IN OPPOSITION.

Motion No. 2008-64 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Lakewood Water District relative to the designed construction of utility and water main improvements in Tillicum and American Lake Gardens.

COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN MOVED TO authorize the execution of an agreement with the lakewood water district relative to the designed construction of utility and water main improvements in tillicum and american lake gardens. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER CRONK. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


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BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz noted that the Ft. Steilacoom Park sewer alternatives will be presented to the Council in the future.

City Manager Neiditz indicated that the Public Works Department is coordinating efforts for the safety of Lakewood streets during the inclement weather.

City Manager Neiditz wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mayor Richardson indicated that the Council has been invited to a New Year?s military reception on January 5, 2009.

Mayor Richardson spoke about the Christmas tree lighting festival and expressed his appreciation for the toys provided by Purdy and McNeil Island Correctional facilities. He asked that the City send a thank you note to CoinForce which is the main sponsor of the event.

Mayor Richardson wished everyone a happy holidays and Happy Hanukkah. He asked the City Manager to extend to the City employees and volunteers the Council?s appreciation for their help.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:08 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK