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2010 08 23 Special Meeting

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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

 

Monday, August 23, 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 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Councilmembers Present:  5 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.

 

Councilmember Excused:  2 – Deputy Mayor Don Anderson and Councilmember Jason Whalen (arrived at 7:05 p.m.)

 

FLAG SALUTE

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

 

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Motion No. 2010-29 awarding a bid to Active Construction, Inc., in the amount of $1,190,565.66 for the construction of the Woodbrook Sewer Extension Project (e3116) and Woodbrook Storm Drainage and Roadway Project (e4116).

 

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Councilmember Whalen disclosed that his employer, Eisenhower & Carlson, PLLC has an affiliation with Active Construction, Inc., and that he will be recusing himself from voting on this matter.

 

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Lakewood City Council Special Meeting Minutes                   -2-         August 23, 2010

 

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO AWARD A BID TO ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,190,565.66, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WOODBROOK SEWER EXTENSION PROJECT (E3116) AND WOODBROOK STORM DRAINAGE AND ROADWAY PROJECT (E4116).  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED with councilmember whalen abstaining.

 

Motion No. 2010-30 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with KPFF Consulting Engineers, in an amount not to exceed $300,115, for the design of the pedestrian bridge associated with the Lakewood Station Connection project.

 

COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH KPFF CONSULTING ENGINEERS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $300,115, FOR THE DESIGN OF THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LAKEWOOD STATION CONNECTION PROJECT.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER brandstetter.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

 

 

 

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

____________________________

ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK


 



 

 

LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL

STUDY SESSION MINUTES

Monday, August 23, 2010

City of Lakewood

City Council Chambers

6000 Main Street SW

Lakewood, WA  98499

 

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CALL TO ORDER

 

Mayor Richardson called the meeting to order at  7:33 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Councilmembers Present:  6 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.

 

Councilmember Excused:  1 – Deputy Mayor Don Anderson.

 

ITEM FOR DISCUSSION:

 

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Growth Plan (OEA)

 

Project Manager Dan Penrose, provided a status report and PowerPoint presentation of the Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) growth coordination Plan for managing military-related growth in communities surrounding JBLM.

 

Discussion ensued on the impacts of the proposed Crossbase Highway; the number of contract civilians on the base; the viability of developing a Towne Center on the base; in what planning study are potential annexations considered as options for urban growth; and if there have been discussions concerning the Camp Murray gate relocation in this study.

 

Speaking before the Council was:

 

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about civilian and military mothers’ concerns about education and that when they speak to real estate agencies they have indicated that they prefer not to live in Lakewood.       

 

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

 

City Manager Neiditz reminded the Council that September 27, 2010  is  scheduled for a Budget revenue workshop and two of the five budget workshops will be held on a Wednesday (October 6 and 13, 2010).  

 

City Council Study Session Minutes           -2-               August 23, 2010

 

With regard to the sign code, City Manager Neiditz reported that staff is working on a means to move forward with addressing changes to the freeway signs code and allow more time for addressing the other elements of the sign code.

 

He then commented on paddle board launching in lakes with regard to THE NEWS TRIBUNE article, and suggested that staff review this matter and its implications with the parks policy in preparation for Council’s review next summer.

 

He noted that the Tillicum Neighborhood Association will be meeting in the next few weeks, and to update the Council, he explained that the City has yet to receive a proposal from Camp Murray on the gate relocation.

 

He then provided the Council with a schedule for the arrival of soldiers at Soldier’s Field House. 

 

ITEMS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THE SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING:

 

  1. This is the date set for a public hearing by the City Council to abate dangerous buildings and a public nuisance at 15116 Portland Avenue SW (Mr. Z’s, Inc).

 

  1. Appointing individuals to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board through September 19, 2013. – (Motion – Regular Agenda)

 

  1. Appointing individuals to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board through September 20, 2013.  – (Motion –Regular Agenda)

 

  1. Awarding a bid for the construction of curb, gutter and sidewalk along both sides of Bridgeport Way SW from Steilacoom Boulevard SW to 83rd Street SW (e1129). – (Motion – Regular Agenda)

 

  1. Authorizing the execution of a grant agreement with the Department of Justice for police vehicle video cameras, in the amount of $79,730, from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2013.   – (Motion – Regular Agenda)

 

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Councilmember Moss noted the valid concerns she had heard from citizens.  She then commented on the Planning Advisory Board meeting and tour she attended and their discussion about proposed zone changes at Walmart.   She then announced that she will not be attending the September 7, 2010 Council meeting.

 


City Council Study Session Minutes           -3-               August 23, 2010

 

Councilmember Brandstetter commented on a Shoreline Management meeting he attended about Lake Louise and Lake Waughop.  He then spoke about a meeting he attended with Representative Darneille and Senator Regala relative to the loss of State funding for recipients of mental health services and the impacts it could have in communities that provide such services. 

 

Councilmember Brandstetter suggested that the Council begin discussions about portions of the Comprehensive Plan and perhaps the Council devote a half hour for Council discussion on this topic at a Study Session. 

 

Councilmember Thomas distributed the results of a Community Collaboration survey that was conducted about the format of Collaboration meetings.

 

Councilmember Whalen spoke about the value of the sign code that was developed and that its content be looked at globally and not delay or prolong the parceling of the remainder of the sign code.     

 

Councilmember Whalen noted that on September 2, 2010 the Tillicum/Woodbrook Neighborhood meeting is scheduled and asked that a fact sheet be prepared about the Camp Murray gate relocation to clear up any misunderstandings that citizens may have. 

 

Councilmember Whalen commented that collectively as a community, good work is being done for mothers on Joint Base Lewis McChord.  He explained that the efforts of Congressman Dicks and the community have helped to facilitate funding for on-base schools.        

 

Mayor Richardson spoke about the value of the JBLM regional coordination efforts, and as a region, the City needs to be looking at encroachment.  

 

Mayor Richardson commented on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting he attended and their deliberation on lodging tax applications. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

 

 

_____________________________________

DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

____________________________

ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK