LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, April 4, 2011
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Deputy Mayor Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mike Brandstetter, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.
Councilmembers Excused: 3 – Councilmembers Mary Moss (arrived at 7:20 p.m.), Jason Whalen and Mayor Douglas Richardson (arrived at 7:20 p.m.)
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Eagle Scouts Troop 480.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz reported that the Public Works Trust Fund for sewer loans in the amount of $500,000 is in the state capital budget and is funded.
He then reported that the Western State Hospital funding for Lakewood Police services is funded in the House operating budget and yet to go before the Senate.
He explained that the director of the Tillicum Community Center is working with another vendor to provide medical services for former clienteles of the Community Health Care Clinic.
City Manager Neiditz provided a status report on the City’s collaborative working relationship with Camp Murray and that Transpo consultants are also working with Camp Murray.
Lastly, he mentioned that a joint Citizens Advisory Boards and Committees (CABCs) meeting to discuss JBLM is scheduled for April 20, 2011 and the meeting is being hosted by the Planning Advisory Board.
City Manager Neiditz explained that the joint CABC meeting schedule with the Council has been revised, and he suggested that the May 9, 2011 joint meeting with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board be held at the Ft. Steilacoom Park Maintenance facility.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Youth Council Report
The Youth Council reported on their participation in the Father Daughter Dance and the Green Initiative activities. Upcoming events for the Youth Council include the Fair Garden Tea Party on April 9, 2011 and Parks Appreciation Day on April 16, 2011. A report was then provided on activities at Clover Park High School, Bellarmine Prep, Lakes High School, Harrison Prep and Steilacoom High School.
Clover Park School District Board Report
Mr. Paul Wagemann reported that students have returned from Spring break and senior projects are coming due. He reported that the Clover Park School District Board is working on budgets and that the Superintendent is in Washington, DC to discuss school aid. He then reported on the status of Lakes High and Hudtloff School construction projects, and the Oakwood / Southgate Elementary and Harrison Prep projects. He then reported on the 2010 awards from the State Superintendent’s Office.
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Mayor Richardson and Councilmember Moss arrived at 7:20 p.m.
Proclamation declaring April 16, 2011 as Parks Appreciation Day
Deputy Mayor Anderson presented a Proclamation declaring April 16, 2011 as Parks Appreciation Day to Mr. Jason Gerwen, Chair, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Mr. Fred Feller, Project Coordinator, LDS Church.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, commented on the murders in Lakewood and spoke about “entitlement” funding of social service programs and the reason why criminals are attracted to Lakewood.
Ken Severe, Lakewood resident, commented that the claim voucher pages for this weeks Council agenda were not posted on the web. He then commented that 28 credit card payment vouchers were described as “purchases” with no mention or description of what was purchased. He indicated that he will be donating a tree for Parks Appreciation Day next week.
Kurt Sample, Lakewood resident, announced that the DVD “Waiting for Superman” will be shown at Pierce College on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 and following the showing there will be a discussion about the movie.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of March 21, 2011.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of March 28, 2011.
C. Approval of claim voucher numbers 60449 to 60517, in the amount of $594,427.69, for the period ending March 17, 2011.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 900208, and 60518 to 60613, in the amount of $347,408.92, for the period ending March 24, 2011.
E. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of February 16, 2011.
- Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of February 22, 2011.
- Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of March 15, 2011.
COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER brandstetter. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Ordinance No. 531 amending the 2011-2012 biennial budget.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 531. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.
CM BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 531 SECTION 2 BY DELETING PARAGRAPHS 3 AND 4 THAT READ:
“ONE TEMPORARY ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II POSITION SHALL BE ADDED AND CONTINUE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2012. ONE TEMPORARY ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I POSITION SHALL BE ADDED ON APPROXIMATELY JULY 1, 2011 AND CONTINUE FOR TWELVE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF HIRE.” SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY.
DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO AMEND THE MOTION TO AMEND BY DELETING SECTION 2 IN ITS ENTIRETY. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS.
ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 531 RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:
AYES – 3 NEARY, THOMAS AND DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON.
NAYS – 3 BRANDSTETTER, MOSS AND MAYOR RICHARDSON.
THE MOTION FAILED.
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ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE MOTION TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 531 BY DELETING PARAGRAPHS 3 AND 4 OF SECTION 2, RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:
AYES – 4 NEARY, THOMAS, BRANDSTETTER AND DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON
NAYS – 2 MOSS AND MAYOR RICHARDSON
THE MOTION CARRIED.
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VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 531 AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2011-05 authorizing the execution of an interlocal grant agreement with the Washington State Department of Commerce, in the amount of $640,000, for Phase 3 of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO 2011-05. SECONDED BY DEPUTY ANDERSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz reported on the meetings being held with the Clover Park School District and Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) involving the Master Plan of the new schools being built adjacent to CPTC.
City Manager Neiditz recognized Fire Chief Sharp in the audience and commented that he and the Fire Chief are working on an emergency management coordination grant for both the City and the District.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Neary commented on the Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting discussion.
Councilmember Moss commented on the Grand Opening of Cheney Stadium ceremony that she attended. She also commented on the Pacific Neighborhood Association meeting she attended and their discussion about the Pt. Defiance Bypass. She expressed concern about holding a public meeting in a private residence that wasn’t conducive for showing presentations. She also commented on her participation in a chili judging event.
Councilmember Brandstetter commented on legislation about water meters and its affect on multi-family developers.
Councilmember Brandstetter indicated that he will not be attending the April 11, 2011 Study Session.
Deputy Mayor Anderson complimented Community Development for funding Habitat for Humanity projects.
Mayor Richardson commented on the Hudtloff Middle School grand opening he attended.
Mayor Richardson indicated that he will not be attending the April 11, 2011 Council Study Session.
Mayor Richardson asked when letters will be sent out about the availability of sewer loans. Public Works Director Wickstrom provided an overview of the sewer timeline.
Mayor Richardson reminded Council about the Rotary dinner on April 6, 2011.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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