LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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.
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 Mayor Richardson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz reported that the Master Builders Association has its general membership meeting this evening and that Assistant City Manager for Development Services Dave Bugher and Senior Planner Dan Penrose are the speakers at that meeting presenting the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Growth Coordination Plan.
He referenced the Joint Tri-Board meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Planning Advisory Board and the Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board earlier this evening to review the Legacy report that was issued last week and the discussion will continue next month.
He then spoke about the two community open house meetings on February 1 and 2, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. on sewer connections in Tillicum and Woodbrook.
He announced that in Lakewood, New Jersey a 27 year old officer was killed at a routine stop and that Lakewood’s Police Department will be represented at the memorial service in Lakewood, NJ.
Councilmember Brandstetter asked if Council will be able to see the staff presentation on the mandatory sewer connections before the February 1 and 2, 2011 open house. City Manager Neiditz indicated that copies of the materials will be provided to the Council prior to the meetings.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about not having “Proclamations and Presentations” on tonight’s Council’s agenda; and how housing markets follow jobs.
Ken Severe, Lakewood resident, spoke about transparency in Lakewood government and noted that the vouchers in the Council’s agenda packet are not posted on the City’s website. He then spoke about the City Manager’s compensation.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of January 3, 2011.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Work Session of January 10, 2011.
C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special meeting of January 10, 2011.
D. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of January 10, 2011.
E. Approval of payroll check numbers 236, 112231 to 112233, 112355 to 112368, and direct deposit check numbers 114066 to 114330 to, in the amount of $1,271,452.95, for the period December 16 – 31, 2010.
F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 900205 and 59402 to 59470, in the amount of $622,145.00, for the period ending December 23, 2010.
G. Approval of claim voucher numbers 59471 to 59554, in the amount of $255,159.87, for the period ending December 30, 2010.
H. Approval of claim voucher numbers 59555 to 59630, in the amount of $180,813.18, for the period ending January 6, 2011.
I. Approval of claim voucher numbers 59631 to 59641, in the amount of $27,001.54, for the period ending January 6, 2011.
J. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of December 6, 2010.
2. Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of December 14, 2010.
COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY deputy mayor anderson. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Ordinance No. 528 amending the sister cities program requirements.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 528. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2011-01 establishing a Small Public Works Roster process for awarding public works contracts and consulting services for architectural, engineering and professional services.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-01. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED with councilmember brandstetter voting in opposition.
Motion No 2011-08 authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with the City of Fife for the continuation of jail services from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
COUNCILMEMBER thomas MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF FIFE FOR THE CONTINUATION OF JAIL SERVICES FROM JANUARY 1, 2011 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2011. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER neary. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz reported that Lakewood Police Department had its first 2011 homicide this past weekend.
He reported that there was a proposed contract for a traffic signal at Steilacoom Boulevard and Briggs on last week’s Council’s agenda scheduled for tonight’s January 18 meeting; however the low bid was $40,350 and under the $50,000 threshold. Therefore the contract was handled administratively.
In regard to the Flood Control District matter, the Judge ruled that the matter would be remanded back to the Boundary Review Board for further proceedings.
He announced that Pierce Transit will be holding a public meeting on January 19, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also, Sound Transit will be holding a public meeting on January 25, 2011 at the Boys and Girls Club.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Brandstetter asked for clarification on the January 20 & 27, 2011 Draft Shoreline Master Plan public meetings and how these meetings fit within the citizen participation plan.
Councilmember Neary commented on the Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. celebration event. He also commented on the work of the Lakewood Arts Commission. He then commented on the concerns of the tri-board meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Planning Advisory Board and Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board regarding Ft Steilacoom Park.
Councilmember Moss complimented the MLK Jr. Celebration event. She then commented on the tri-board meeting and was pleased about the discussions that were forthcoming at the meeting.
Councilmember Thomas spoke about the Governor’s attendance at the MLK Jr. celebration.
Councilmember Brandstetter also complimented the MLK Jr. Celebration event.
He then commented on the discussion at the Lake City Neighborhood Association meeting he attended.
Councilmember Whalen also complimented the MLK Jr. Celebration event.
Deputy Mayor Anderson distributed copies of a design for a challenge coin. He also spoke about the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration event. He then commented about a rescheduled entertaining basketball game between Lakes High School and Clover Park High School. Deputy Mayor Anderson commented on the discussions at the tri-board meeting and the ideas that were presented.
Mayor Richardson spoke about a letter of commendation relative to an LPD Police officer and his assistance in response to a call.
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There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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