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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, May 2, 2011
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 7:03 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present:  7 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

None.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report.

The Youth Council commented on the Fairy Garden tea party, Parks Appreciation Day, and Green initiative events that they participated in.  Upcoming events include the Kids Fish In on May 21, 2011 at American Lake Park, and other activities being held at each of the high schools.

Proclamation declaring May 7 – 15, 2011 as Travel and Tourism Week.

Mayor Richardson  presented a proclamation declaring May 7-15, 2011 as Travel and Tourism Week to Ms. Jenny Schorr, Director of Operations, Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau

Proclamation declaring May 1 – 7, 2011 as Teachers Appreciation Week.

Deputy Mayor Anderson presented a proclamation declaring May 1-7, 2011 as Teachers Appreciation Week to Mr. Sam Fitzgerald, President of the Clover Park Education Association.

Clover Park School District Report.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Carole Jacobs reported that the CPSD Board is working on next year’s budget and evaluating potential reductions.  At the next Board meeting, a name change will be considered for the AI school.  On June 2, 1011 Lake Louise School will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.  She then reported on the District’s drop out rates, on-time graduation rates and the improvements that have been made.

Status report of the Tillicum Neighborhood Plan.

Assistant City Manager Bugher provided a progress report on the Tillicum Neighborhood Plan.

Discussion ensued on the theme of the Tillicum Neighborhood Plan by creating a culture of collaboration; updating the timeline for implementation, how will the Plan be rolled out to the community to gain public support; the difference between the BCRA plan and the Tillicum Plan and concerns about citizens’ expectations; is the non-significant environmental determinations still valid;  considering the Department of Natural Resource’s boat launch/access on American Lake in the neighborhood plan; and how will the six-year capital facilities plan/process work to keep the neighborhood plan current.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about affordable housing in Lakewood.

He then spoke about the Department of Correction and the Department of Social and Health Services attracting criminals.

Jim Taylor, Lakewood resident, commented that a small percentage of Tillicum residents are property owners and spoke about Habitat for Humanity constructing homes for home ownership.  He indicated that most residents are familiar and enthusiastic about the Tillicum neighborhood plan.

C  O  N  S  E  N  T    A  G  E  N  D  A

A.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of April 18, 2011

B.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of April 25, 2011.

C.        Approval of payroll check numbers 244, 112254 to 112256, 112476 to 112483, and direct deposit check numbers 115930 to 116191, in the amount of $880,910.74, for the period April 1 - 15, 2011.

D.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 60830 to 60914, in the amount of $294,709.79, for the period ending April 14, 2011.

E.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 900201 and 60915 to 60916, in the amount of $89,034.19, for the period ending April 15, 2011.

F.         Approval of claim voucher numbers 900211, 900212 and 60917 to 61014, in the amount of $276,195.68, for the period ending April 21, 2011.

G.        Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:

  1. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of March 7, 2011.
  2. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 22, 2011.
  3. Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of April 12, 2011.

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS  MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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

RESOLUTION

Resolution No. 2011-06 approving the Fiscal Year 2011 Consolidated Plan and amendments to the Fiscal Years 2008, 2009 and 2010 Annual Action Plans and the proposed use of funds.

COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-06. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND RESOLUTION NO. 2011-06 BY ADDING A SECTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS DIRECTED to PROPOSE FOR CONSIDERATION TO THE PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD AN APPROPRIATE LAND USE CHANGe TO MAKE THE PIERCE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY BROOKRIDGE APARTMENT PROPERTY A CONFORMING LAND USE.  DUE TO THE LACK OF A SECOND, THE MOTION TO AMEND DIED.

VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-06 WITH COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER VOTING IN OPPOSITION.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

Acting City Manager Halladay reminded the Council that next week’s May 9, 2011 Study Session will be held at the Ft. Steilacoom Park Maintenance Facility.

Acting City Manager Halladay distributed copies of the first quarter 2011 financial report and provided a summary of the report.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Thomas reminded Council that the Community Collaboration meeting will be held next Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

Deputy Mayor Anderson commented that he and Councilmember Moss attended the 275 Ranger Battalion Valor ceremony at Stadium Bowl.

Mayor Richardson asked that an invitation be sent to the President of the Merchant Marines to attend the June 6, 2011 Council meeting.

Mayor Richard announced that the Pierce County Veterans Advisory Council will be holding their memorial day service at Mt. View Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Memorial Day.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Richardson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 30 minutes to discuss the performance of a public employee.

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Council recessed into Executive Session at 9:05 p.m. and reconvened at 9:35 p.m.

At 9:35 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session will be extended for approximately five minutes.

At 9:40 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session will be extended for approximately five minutes.

At 9:45 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session will be extended for approximately five minutes.

The Council reconvened at 9:50 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK