LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, October 18, 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 7:03 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 6 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Jason Whalen, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.
Councilmember Excused: 1 – Councilmember Brandstetter.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Mayor Richardson read a proclamation from the Governor in recognition of Lakewood’s Promise for being awarded 100 Best Communities Serving Youth by America’s Promise for the fourth time and presented the proclamation to Tony Robinson, Chair of Lakewood’s Promise.
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Proclamation declaring October 2010 as Make A Difference Month.
Councilmember Moss presented a proclamation declaring October 2010 as Make A Difference Month to the Youth Council.
International Festival Update.
Ms. Connie Coleman-Lacadie, President, Lakewood Sister Cities Association, introduced international students who participated in this year’s August 28, 2010 International Festival.
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Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Ms. Miriam Barnett, Executive Director of the YWCA, spoke about the new shelters for domestic violence victims and their children. She spoke about the YWCA’s Legal services program, support groups and children’s program.
Shoreline Master Plan update.
Senior Planner Marc Amrine provided an update of the Shoreline Master Plan process. To date, he reported that a public participation plan was approved in December and that four public meetings were held. He indicated that a draft plan was presented to the Department of Ecology. The intent of the report is to discuss the waters in Lakewood, critical areas, access, flood plain channels and environmental matters to name a few. The report is to develop a baseline that will affect properties within 200 feet of the body of water. He explained that a second round of public meetings will be held when the baseline report is completed.
Discussion ensued on the timeline for completing the Plan; and the amount of citizen participation that can be expected from the neighborhoods.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about the budget process and what measure of service did the 19 FTE’s do with the loss.
Dennis Lewis, Lakewood resident, asked for volunteer name badges when volunteering for the City.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of October 4, 2010.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Budget Workshops of October 6 and 11, 2010.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 230, 112222 to 112224, 112259 to 112277,and direct deposit check numbers 112500 to 112765, in the amount of $1,250,821.73, for the period September 16 - 30, 2010.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 58336 to 58443, in the amount of $412,475.23 for the period ending October 7, 2010.
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E. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of July 21, 2010.
2. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of September 13, 2010.
COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT 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
Ordinance No. 520 amending Section 2.14.120 of the Municipal Code authorizing Animal Control Officers to carry tasers and collapsible batons.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 520. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER thomas. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Ordinance No. 521 amending Sections 18A.50.630 and 18A.50.655 of the Municipal Code relative to highway-oriented signage.
COUNCILMEMBER thomas MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 521. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER neary. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
Acting City Manager Halladay reported that the Pierce County Boundary Review Board convened last Tuesday and their deliberations have been postponed to Monday, October 25, 2010.
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CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Moss commented on the Lake City Neighborhood Association meeting she attended and their discussion about finding support for the Association.
Councilmember Neary commented on how the Council can mobilize citizens’ interest in the neighborhood associations.
Councilmember Whalen commented on the tour he took of the new YWCA shelters. He asked the Council if there were any issues they would like him to bring before the Pierce County Regional Council.
Councilmember Thomas indicated that a citizen informed her that Police officers should be carrying business cards with their new address on Lakewood Drive and not the former Station address on 112th Street.
Councilmember Thomas asked what the Council was doing to education citizens about the liquor initiative impacts.
Deputy Mayor Anderson commented on the I-Corps transfer of authority ceremony. He spoke about unsolicited comments he received from other officials about the flood control district.
Mayor Richardson complimented staff for the presentation before the Boundary Review Board on the flood control district.
Mayor Richardson complimented the efforts of Lakewood’s Promise receiving the 100 Best Communities award.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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