LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, May 4, 2009
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Richardson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 6 ? Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Ron Cronk, Pad Finnigan, Helen McGovern, and Claudia Thomas.
Councilmember Excused: 1 ? Councilmember Walter Neary (arrived at 7:10 p.m.).
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Ken Sharp by request of Mayor Richardson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz announced that on Friday, May 1, 2009, three Lakes High School students were undergoing testing for H1N1 which tested negative for swine flu, and therefore, Lakes High School opened today, Monday, May 4, 2009.
On Saturday, May 2, 2009, City staff monitored an attempt to close Interstate 5 at Berkley Avenue and 6 individuals were arrested due to the attempt.
City Manager Neiditz commented on the fundraising event for the fishing pier project on Saturday, May 2, 2009.
City Manager Neiditz then announced there will be a Civil War reenactment at Ft. Steilacoom Park on Saturday, May 9, 2009.
City Manager Neiditz reported that several concerns were expressed about a trip to the Snoqualmie Casino in the Parks and Recreation summer schedule and explained that the request was made by seniors who participate at the Senior Center.
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City Manager Neiditz announced that the American Lake Boat launch dedication will be held on May 16, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Youth Council Report.
The Youth Council reported on providing a Nintendo Wii Fit demonstration which was held at the Senior Center on April 20, 2009, and spoke about its health benefits.
The Youth Council then reported on activities at each high school.
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Councilmember Neary arrived at 7:10 p.m.
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Clover Park School District Board Report.
Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Marty Schaefer reported that the Lakes High School students did not have the swine flu.
Mr. Schaefer reported on the CPSD Board?s meeting relative to the financial budget of the District and a reduction of 29 full-time employees.
Mr. Schaefer then announced that Lakes High School Business Marketing Education Teacher Todd Pehowski received the 2009 Pierce County Chapter Washington Association of Vocational Administrators Educator of the Year award.
Mr. Schaefer spoke about an award received by CPSD on developing a national best practice performance evaluation system. He reported that the CPSD Board is interested in holding a follow-up meeting with the Council on June 10, 2009.
Proclamation declaring May 3-9, 2009 as Teachers Appreciation Week.
Councilmember Finnigan presented a proclamation declaring May 3-9, 2009 as Teachers Appreciation Week to Mr. Sam Fitzgerald, President of the Clover Park Education Association.
Proclamation declaring May 8, 2009 as National Public Gardens Day.
Councilmember Thomas presented a proclamation declaring May 8, 2009 as National Public Gardens Day to Ms. Stephanie Walsh, Executive Director of the Lakewold Gardens.
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Proclamation declaring May 17-23, 2009 as National Public Works Week.
Mayor Richardson presented a proclamation declaring May 17-23, 2009 as National Public Works Week to Public Works Director Don Wickstrom.
Speaking before the Council were:
Lorena Wolfwang, Lakewood Senior Center, invited the Council to the May 14, 2009 senior center open house.
Glen Spieth, Lakewood Historical Society, thanked the Council for supporting the Lakewood Historical Museum. He then commented on a meeting with BCRA to gather materials for using the Clover Park Technical College hangar as the Historical Society?s Museum.
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about measuring results and performance of government.
Stephanie Walsh, Executive Director of Lakewold Gardens, thanked the City for not imposing a business and occupation tax.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of April 20, 2009.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special Meeting of April 27, 2009.
C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of April 27, 2009.
D. Approval of payroll check numbers 195, 111261 to 111282 and direct deposit check numbers 33759 to 34010, in the amount of $821,502.93, for the period April 1-15, 2009.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 50982 to 51085, in the amount of $623,724.20, for the period ending April 24, 2009.
F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 51086 to 51216, in the amount of $898,873.22, for the period ending April 30, 2009.
G. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 24, 2009.
2. Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of
April 7, 2009.
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COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT 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
Ordinance No. 491 amending the 2009 supplemental budget.
COUNCILMEMBER cronk MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 491. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER neary. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2009-11 adopting the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Consolidated Plan, Amendments to the FY2006 and FY2008 Consolidated Annual Action Plan, and proposed use of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act funds.
COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO ADOPT THE amended RESOLUTION NO. 2009-11. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER FINNIGAN.
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deputy mayor anderson moved to amend the FY 2009 home allocation BY ADDING THE INCREASE IN HOME FUnding of $47,065 to affordable housing projects for a total of $197,065, RESULTING IN A TOTAL HOME ALLOCATION AS FOLLOWS: $45,299 for ADMINISTRATION, $210,000 FOR HOUSING REHABILIATION AND $197,065 FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.
ROLL CALL VOTE WAS VOTE WAS TAKEN RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:
AYES ? 3 ? neary, anderson and mayor richardson.
nays ? 4 ? cronk, finnigan, mcgovern and thomas.
the motion failed.
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voice vote was taken on the amended resolution 2009-11 and carried with councilmember neary voting in opposition.
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BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz reported that the new multi-purpose room at the Lakewood Police station is being used well and quickly.
City Manager Neiditz reported that the north door of City Hall that goes through the Council Chambers hallway will be locked during times when Council is not meeting, because of continuing concerns about accessibility to this room and the audio visual equipment in this room when not in use. He explained that there had been an attempt earlier of someone trying to enter the building and trying to get into secured areas.
City Manager Neiditz reminded the Council that on June 23-26, 2009, the annual Association of Washington conference will be held in Spokane.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Thomas reported that she attended the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) General Assembly meeting last Thursday, April 30, 2009. She announced that the officers for the PSRC include Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown as Vice President, and Ray Stephanson as President. She then announced various awards that were presented.
Councilmember McGovern thanked staff for their support for Partners for Parks. She reported that $33,000 was generated from the fundraising event over the weekend.
Mayor Richardson commented on the briefing by the Stryker Brigade and firing range exercise at Ft. Lewis. Councilmember McGovern spoke about a program for each of the 30brigade groups which would be linked to civic organizations to provide support in a more personal level for them and members of their families when they are deployed.
Mayor Richardson commented on a school tour he attended on Ft. Lewis.
Mayor Richardson announced that there will be a memorial service at Ft. Lewis on May 7, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., and asked if a Councilmember can attend.
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Mayor Richardson announced that the Volunteer Breakfast will be held on May 8, 2009 at the McGavick Center, at 8:00 a.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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