LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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.
Councilmembers Present: 7 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.
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Mayor Richardson thanked The News Tribune Reporter Brent Champaco for his service as Lakewood’s reporter.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz provided a fire and police incident report over the 4th of July weekend. He noted that the number of calls were below the average from the last several years.
City Manager Neiditz reported that $400,000 of federal funds for Gravelly Lake Drive improvements were awarded to the City as recommended by the Transportation Coordinating Committee.
Lastly, he indicated he would be reporting on the Pierce County flood control matter later in the agenda under his briefing.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Proclamation declaring July 2010 as Parks and Recreation Month.
Deputy Mayor Anderson presented a proclamation declaring July 2010 as Parks and Recreation Month to Roger Laybourn, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
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Clover Park School District Board Report.
Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Carole Jacobs reported that school ended on June 24, 2010 and all graduation ceremonies went well. Summer school started today, July 6, 2010.
She reported on the new Director of Student Learning position and provided an update on changes in principals at various schools.
She then commented on a project at Oakwood Elementary School, the summer lunch program, and the ‘Paint your Wagon’ project in which CPSD won the “judge’s award.” She then reported on the CPSD Board Retreat.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about the Chinese building factories in the United States.
Carla Richards, Lakewood resident, thanked the Council for supporting her in her reign as Mrs. Washington and she spoke about her platform this year.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of June 21, 2010.
B. Approval of payroll check numbers 6, 7, 224, 112089 to 112117, and direct deposit check numbers 41175 to 41437, in the amount of $1,264,078.55, for the period June 16-30, 2010.
C. Approval of claim voucher numbers 56929 to 57041 and 911698185, in the amount of $306,271.33, for the period ending June 24, 2010.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 57043 to 57138, in the amount of $1,360,339.35, for the period ending July 1, 2010.
E. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Lakewood Sister Cities Association general membership meeting minutes of May 12, 2010.
2. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of May 24, 2010
3. Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of June 2, 2010.
4. Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of June 8, 2010.
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COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
PUBLIC HEARINGS AND APPEALS
This is the date set for a public hearing by the City Council on the Six-Year (2011-2016) Transportation Improvement Program.
Speaking before the Council was:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about the City considering projects outside the City that affect Lakewood and that travel time is a competitor in determining where people live.
There being no further testimony, the hearing was declared closed.
Motion No. 2010-25 appointing Stanley Uhlig to serve on the Redevelopment Advisory Board for a three-year term through May 24, 2013.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF STANLEY UHLIG TO SERVE ON THE REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM THROUGH MAY 24, 2013. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Ordinance No. 517 amending Section 10.04.030 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to cell phone usage in accordance with State law.
COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 517. SECONDED BY deputy mayor anderson. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Ordinance No. 518 adopting the 2010 Supplemental Budget.
COUNCILMEMBER whalen MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 518. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER thomas.
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COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 518 BY REDUCING THE GENERAL FUND AMOUNT BY $20,000 TO $36,763,948 AND REDUCE THE TOTAL 2010 AMENDED BUDGET TO $86,204,338 AND NOT HIRE AN ADDITIONAL 1 fte FOR COURT SECURITY. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND THE MOTION TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 518 FAILED with councilmembers brandstetter, neary and moss voting for the amendment and councilmembers whalen, thomas, deputy mayor anderson and mayor richardson voting against the amendment.
VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 518 AND THE MOTION CARRIED WITH COUNCILMEMBER NEARY VOTING IN OPPOSITION.
Resolution No. 2010-18 authorizing a special assessment and lien against the property at 5421 Chicago Avenue SW, in the amount of $12,858.03, for the abatement of public nuisances and dangerous buildings. (Salvador Lopez & Maria Lopez-Gonzalez).
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-18. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2010-19 authorizing a special assessment and lien against the property at 8301 Custer Road SW, in the amount of $12,252.44, for the abatement of public nuisances and dangerous buildings. (Tommy D. & Nadine F. Browning).
COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-19. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
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BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz reported that the Pierce County Council had adopted a Flood Control Zone District. He indicated that this could affect property tax rates for Lakewood residents. He added that the cities of University Place and Edgewood are considering taking action to invoke the Boundary Review Board to remove certain entities from the Pierce County District.
It was the consensus of the Council to invoke the Boundary Review Board to remove Lakewood from the Pierce County Flood Control Zoning District and to ask Pierce County to provide additional information about the Flood Control Zone District.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Whalen commented on his presentation at the Park Lodge Elementary School and what it means to be a Councilmember.
Councilmember Whalen indicated that he and Councilmembers Brandstetter and Moss will be speaking at the Lakewood United meeting.
Councilmember Whalen thanked staff for taking care of the weeding problem he reported a few weeks ago.
Councilmember Brandstetter commented on the Tillicum Neighborhood Association meeting he attended and their plans for the Tillicum Centennial event and the comments he had received about the Union Avenue flags that were displayed over Memorial Day and the weekend. He indicated that Community Development staff also provided information about the sewer loan program.
Councilmember Moss commented on the economic development emphasis in other areas that she had traveled to.
Councilmember Moss announced that the air show will be held on July 16-17, 2010.
Deputy Mayor Anderson commented on the progress of the Public Works Department relative to storm drains’ improvements and that it should be publicized.
Mayor Richardson commented on Summerfest and that it was well attended. He commented on the retaining wall the Eagle Scouts built around Waughop Lake.
Mayor Richardson displayed a coin he received from General Jacoby.
Mayor Richardson asked for a status report on the sewer project relative to sewer hookups and meeting the minimum flow requirements.
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There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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