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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

 

Tuesday, September 7, 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 7:01 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

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

 

Councilmember Excused: 1 – Councilmember Mary Moss.

 

FLAG SALUTE

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

 

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

 

Acting City Manager Bugher announced that a joint public hearing with the Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board and the Human Services Funding Advisory Board will be held on September 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Acting City Manager Bugher announced that the Lake City Neighborhood Association meeting will be held on September 9, 2010 and the Coffee with the Mayor will be held on September 10, 2010. 

 

Acting City Manager Bugher then reported that, at the September 20, 2010 Council meeting, Washington State Department of Transportation will be presenting an update on the Pt. Defiance Bypass environmental assessment. 

 

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Youth Council Report.

 

The Youth Council reported on the first meeting of the Youth Council.  Ms. Diane Formoso, Caring for Kids founder, gave a presentation on activities that the Youth Council could participate in.  An update of the upcoming events and activities that the Youth Council will be engaged in were described. 

 

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Mayor Richardson deviated from the agenda to consider Motion 2010-31 and the Clover Park School District Board report at this time.

 

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Motion No. 2010-31 appointing Naomi Bess to serve on the Youth Council for school year 2010-2011.

 

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT of NAOMI BESS TO SERVE ON THE YOUTH COUNCIL FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2010-2011.  SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

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Clover Park School District Board Report.

 

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Wagemann reported on the Superintendent’s report on the Board’s accountability plan and noted that the District’s report is posted on the CPSD website.    He announced that school starts on Wednesday, September 8, 2010.  He then commented on THE NEWS TRIBUNE article about the District’s test scores and that the Board will be reviewing the results.

 

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Proclamation declaring the month of September 2010 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

 

Councilmember Thomas presented a proclamation declaring the month of September 2010 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month to Mr. Doug Swanberg, VP/ Health Social Services, and Ms. Cynda Mack, VP/ Program Director of Metropolitan Development Council.

 

Proclamation declaring the month of September 2010 as National Preparedness Month.

 

Mayor Richardson presented a proclamation declaring the month of September 2010 as National Preparedness Month to Lt. Steve Mauer, Lakewood Police Department.

 

 


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PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Speaking before the Council were:

 

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about two books called Leadership and Radicals.

 

Ray Dotson, Lakewood resident, thanked the Council for their participation in National Night Out and the Police Department for organizing the event.

 

 

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 August 9, 2010. – (continued from the meeting of August 16, 2010)

  

B.       Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of August 16, 2010.

 

C.       Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special Meeting of August 23, 2010. 

 

D.       Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of August 23, 2010. 

 

E.       Approval of payroll check numbers 10, 227, 112178 to 112202, and direct deposit check numbers 41965 to 42226 in the amount of $898,821.61, for the period August 1 - 15, 2010.

 

F.       Approval of claim voucher numbers 57593 to 57699, in the amount of $449,117.55, for the period ending August 12, 2010.

 

G.       Approval of claim voucher numbers 57700 to 57791, in the amount of $935,534.30, for the period ending August 19, 2010.

 

H.       Approval of claim voucher numbers 900195, 57792 to 57890, in the amount of $576,720.28, for the period ending August 26, 2010.

 

I.        Item Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:

          1.     Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting minutes of September 28, 2009.

 

J.       Resolution No. 2010–24

 

          Setting Monday, October 4, 2010, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council to vacate a portion of right-of-way located at 11924 Pacific Highway SW.

 


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COUNCILMEMBER nEARY REQUESTED THAT ITEM A BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA TO THE REGULAR AGENDA. 

 

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COUNCILMEMBER brandstetter MOVED TO ADOPT items b – J 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

 

A.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of August 9, 2010. – (continued from the meeting of August 16, 2010)

 

COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO AMEND GLEN SPIETH’S PUBLIC COMMENTS AND COUNCILMEMBER NEARY’S COMMENTS (PAGE 4) OF THE AUGUST 9, 2010 STUDY SESSION MINUTES AS FOLLOWS:

 

Public Comments:

 

Glen Spieth, Lakewood resident, spoke in support of the need of A-frame

signs for small businesses. He said estate sale signs are necessary because of Lakewood street patterns and was concerned how a business could be fined $85 for putting up more than five signs.  He then spoke about a business roof sign and told the story of an owner who could not get a permit for changing a nonconforming glass panel roof sign and thus felt he could not change his business name.

 

Page 4 of the August 9, 2010 Council Study Session Minutes:

 

Councilmember Neary announced that there will be a The News Tribune article about some of the historic buildings at Western State Hospital.

 

THE MOTION WAS SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND APPEALS

 

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.)

 

Speaking before the Council were:

 

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about the expertise of title companies relative to real estate properties and property liens.  

 

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Ed Zinker, Lakewood resident, noted that on August 17, 2010 he owned the property on Portland Avenue and on August 25, 2010 a notice of abatement was posted on the property and that he was not notified 15 days in advance as provided for in the City’s code.   

 

At Council’s direction, City staff entered an August 11, 2009 Bargain and Sale Deed from Fidelity National Title for Tax Parcel # 0219212110 and a copy of the recorded cover sheet #200908170552 dated December 17, 2009 for Parcel #0219212110 and legal descriptions as part of the public hearing record.

 

There being no further testimony, the hearing was declared closed.

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

Motion No. 2010-32 reappointing Jim Charboneau and Jason Gerwen to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board through September 19, 2013.

 

COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO CONFIRM THE REAPPOINTMENTS of JIM CHARBONEAU AND JASON GERWEN TO SERVE ON THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 19, 2013.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER neary.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Motion No. 2010-33 reappointing Sisay Telahun to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board through September 20, 2013.

 

COUNCILMEMBER neary MOVED TO CONFIRM THE REAPPOINTMENT of SISAY TELAHUN TO SERVE ON THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20, 2013.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

None.

 


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NEW BUSINESS

 

Motion No. 2010-34 awarding a bid to Miles Resources, LLC, in the amount of $1,470,518.79, for the construction of curbs, gutters and sidewalks along both sides of Bridgeport Way SW from Steilacoom Boulevard SW to 83rd Street SW (e1129).

 

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO AWARD A BID TO MILES RESOURCES, LLC, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,470,518.79, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CURBS, GUTTERS AND SIDEWALKS ALONG BOTH SIDES OF BRIDGEPORT WAY SW FROM STEILACOOM BOULEVARD SW TO 83RD STREET SW (E1129).  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Motion No. 2010-35 authorizing the execution of a grant agreement with the Department of Justice, in the amount of $79,730, for police vehicle video cameras from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2013.

 

COUNCILMEMBER thomas MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, IN THE AMOUNT OF $79,730, FOR POLICE VEHICLE VIDEO CAMERAS FROM OCTOBER 1, 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2013.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

 

Acting City Manager Bugher reported that the Camp Murray Environmental Assessment was released on Friday, September 3, 2010 and that comments are due on September 17, 2010.  He explained that the City is requesting that the comment period be extended.

 

Acting City Manager Bugher reported that the City’s request to the Pierce County Boundary Review Board relative to flood control district zoning is due on September 16, 2010.

 

Acting City Manager Bugher announced that the Happy Days Bar and Casino is now closed due to non-payment of taxes and for not meeting the reporting requirements of the State Gambling Commission.

 

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Comprehensive Plan Review:  Economic Development Element

 

Discussion ensued on the opportunity for developing a vision and creating  a Lakewood downtown center/Central Business District; developing neighborhoods, South Tacoma Way, Pacific Highway, and Tillicum/Woodbrook; attracting foreign


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investment; developing affordable housing; capitalizing on Lakewood’s strengths such as local colleges and proximity to military installations; prioritizing economic development goals in the Comprehensive Plan; explaining the difference between the goals and policies; strategic planning over 5-6 years; and developing a tax incentive policy statement to encourage economic development.        

 

Councilmember Brandstetter commented on the International Sister Cities Festival that he attended.  He then spoke about Officer Novasky and his return to duty and suggested that the Mayor/Council recognize his dedication.  He then commented on the Arts Commission in getting public art displayed at City Hall. 

 

Councilmember Whalen commented on the Tillicum Neighborhood Association meeting he attended and the discussion about the Camp Murray gate relocation and City staff’s explanation of the City’s role.

 

Deputy Mayor Anderson asked that at the next Council meeting (September 13, 2010), that the Council be provided the opportunity to provide input on responding to the Camp Murray Environmental Assessment. 

 

Deputy Mayor Anderson commented on a mobile home fire in Woodbrook and emphasized the need for imposing City regulations on the safety condition of mobile homes that are rented.

 

He then commented that if the Council should consider imposing tax incentives that it does so cautiously. 

 

He then commented on the Happy Days closure.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:48 p.m.

 

 

 

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK