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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

 

Monday, July 19, 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.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Councilmembers Present:  5 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Jason Whalen, and Claudia Thomas.

 

Councilmembers Excused:  2 – Councilmembers Mike Brandstetter and Walter Neary.

 

FLAG SALUTE

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

 

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

 

City Manager Neiditz reported that the Governor is conducting a budget workshop in Tacoma. 

 

City Manager Neiditz announced that the Shoreline Management Plan Workshop will be held on July 20, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.  He added that the 100th Street railroad crossing will be closed for paving.  

 

City Manager Neiditz reminded the Council of the joint meeting with the Lakewood Water District on July 26, 2010.

 

City Manager Neiditz informed the Council that, after a week of advertising the sewer connection loan program, 33 applications have been received. 

 

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Proclamation recognizing July 19, 2010 as the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

Mayor Richardson presented a proclamation recognizing July 19, 2010 as the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act to Ms. Leah Thomas, Youth Transition Program Manager of the Center for Independence.

 


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Pierce County Flood Control District Presentation.

 

Mr. Brian Ziegler, Director, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities, provided an overview of the Pierce County Flood Control Zone District and explained the purpose of the district and the benefits of having a flood control zoning district. 

 

Discussion ensued on the sharing of cost between the incorporated cities and unincorporated areas of Pierce County; whether the Pierce County Regional Council could serve as the advisory committee of said Flood Control District; whether the County have the option to mirror the watershed boundary (covering only a portion of Pierce County); whether the boundary was determined for economic reasons; and whether the Pierce County Council considered sub-area zones throughout the County which could be a basis for a rate equity structure.  

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Speaking before the Council were:

 

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about Lakewood sewers and building houses in 45 days.

 

Jim Taylor, Lakewood resident, thanked the Council for the work that is being done in Tillicum and the flag pole receptacle holders that were installed in Tillicum.  

 

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

 

A.       Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of June 28, 2010.

 

B.       Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of July 6, 2010.

 

C.       Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of July 12, 2010.

  

D.       Approval of claim voucher numbers 57139 to 57208, in the amount of $305,916.60, for the period ending July 8, 2010.

 

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

          1.     Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of April 8, 2010 and May 12, 2010.

          2.     Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board meeting minutes of February 10, 2010.

 

F.       Resolution No. 2010 –20

 

          Setting Monday, August 2, 2010, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council to abate dangerous buildings and a public nuisance at 12623 Bridgeport Way SW (SLI Associates, LLC – Fir Acres Mobile Home Park).


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COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.  SECONDED BY deputy mayor anderson. 

 

cOUNCILMEMBER WHALEN NOTED A SCRIVENER’S ERROR ON PAGE 7 OF THE JULY 6, 2010 MINUTES TO REFLECT THAT CARLA RICHARDS REPRESENTED “mrs.” WASHINGTON INSTEAD OF “mISS” WASHINGTON AND THAT ON PAGE 6 OF THE MINUTES, UNDER REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER, THAT $400,000 OF FEDERAL FUNDS FOR GRAVELLY LAKE DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS WERE AWARDED TO THE CITY “AS RECOMMENDED” BY THE TRANSPORATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE. 

 

VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION

 

Resolution No. 2010 –21 adopting the Six-Year (2011-2016) Transportation Improvement Program.

 

COUNCILMEMBER whalen MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-21.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED THAT THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD NOTIFY THE WASHINGTON STATE BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD THAT THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD HEREBY INVOKES THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOUNDARY REVIEW BOARD REGARDING THE PIERCE COUNTY COUNCIL’S REQUEST FOR THE FORMATION OF A COUNTYWIDE FLOOD CONTROL ZONE DISTRICT.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

None.

 

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

 

City Manager Neiditz commented on the Police Department’s awards ceremony last week. 

 

City Manager Neiditz reported that he will be attending the International City Management Association (ICMA) orientation next week in Washington, DC.  He reported that his travel expenses will be covered by ICMA except the cost of the conference. 

 


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CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Councilmember Thomas commented on the COPS program that was held at Springbrook on Saturday, July 17, 2010.  She also commented on the air show at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

 

Councilmember Moss congratulated the City’s vehicle licensing office which received a perfect audit from the Washington State Department of Licensing.

 

Councilmember Whalen commented on the Disabled American Veterans (Lakewood chapter) meeting he attended with Councilmember Brandstetter.

 

Deputy Mayor Anderson commented on a Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce event that he attended with Councilmembers Thomas and Moss.

 

Mayor Richardson asked how the City determined to fund the construction of sewers on Grant Avenue in Tillicum.  Public Works Director Wickstrom indicated that funding for that street qualified for Community Development Block Grant funding.

 

Mayor Richardson commented on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord air show over the weekend and the number of positive comments he received from military personnel about the City and its interactions with the military bases.   

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

 

 

 

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK