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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, June 20, 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 7:02 pm.

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

City Manager Neiditz announced that a joint meeting with the Human Services Funding Advisory Board and the CDBG Citizens Advisory Board will be held this week to review homeless programs throughout Pierce County and the Habitat for Humanity projects in Tillicum.

He then announced that on Friday, June 24, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. the City is hosting its first meeting of the Elected Officials Council of the South Sound Military and Community Partnership.

City Manager Neiditz reported that over 200 individuals attended the Military contracting workshop held last week.

He reported that Lakewood 101 was held on June 16, 2011 with 29 citizens in attendance.

City Manager Neiditz noted that he will be attending the AWC Conference this week with three Councilmembers in which the City will receive an award for Excellence for the CSRT program.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Glen Spieth, Lakewood Historical Society, announced that on June 21, 2011 at St. Mary’s Church, the Fire Chief will be providing a history of the Lakewood Fire Department.

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about a TIMES article.  He then spoke about unproductive collaborations with the liquor board.

Ken Severe, Lakewood resident, spoke about the Council’s agenda packet and noted that the vouchers are on the website.  He asked why some of the items on the Consent Agenda and Motion 2011-20 were on the Council’s agenda that had not been previously discussed.

Kurt Sample, Lakewood resident, spoke about a new community calendar on the Lakewood’s Promise website and various events going on in the city.   He then spoke about the Tacoma’s Clubhouse activities. 

Jim Taylor, Lakewood resident, thanked Council and staff for developing the Tillicum Neighborhood Plan. 

Ron Lucas, Steilacoom Mayor, spoke about Steilacoom’s relationship with Lakewood and expressed his appreciation to the Lakewood’s Police Department and Fire District.  He then spoke about his work with Mayor Richardson on Pierce County redistricting.   He then commented that Sgt. Petrie, a Steilacoom resident, will be receiving the medal of honor.  

 

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

A.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of June 6, 2011. 

B.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of June 13, 2011. 

C.        Approval of payroll check numbers 112505 to 112516, and direct deposits and automated clearing house, in the amount of $1,216,016.16, for the period May 16-31, 2011. 

D.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 61482 in the amount of $9,470.00, for the period ending May 31, 2011. 

E.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 61483 to 61586, in the amount of $150,321.15, for the period ending June 2 , 2011. 

F.         Approval of claim voucher numbers 61587 to 61659, in the amount of $363,234.28, for the period ending June 9, 2011. 

G.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 61660 to 61661, in the amount of $87,578.57, for the period ending June 9, 2011. 

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

  1. Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of February 2, March 2 and April 6, 2011.
  2. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of May 2, 2011.
  3. Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of May 17, 2011.

I.          Ordinance No. 537

            Amending the legal property description of a street vacation on 100th Street and Hemlock Road SW to construct a water storage tank. (Lakewood Water District). 

J.         Resolution No. 2011-07

            Setting Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (2012-2017).

K.        Resolution No. 2011-08

Authorizing the property status and sale of canine Police service dog, Roger, in the amount of $1.00, as surplus property; and authorizing an agreement with Officer Oscar Maysonet for said sale. 

  1. Motion No. 2011-23

Authorizing the execution of a grant agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology, in the amount of $375,000, for the 2011 Drywell Replacement Project.

Deputy Mayor Anderson requested that item K. Resolution No. 2011-08 be removed from the consent agenda to the regular agenda.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA items a – j AND l 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

K.        Resolution No. 2011-08

Authorizing the property status and sale of canine Police service dog, Roger, in the amount of $1.00, as surplus property; and authorizing an agreement with Officer Oscar Maysonet for said sale.

DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO AMEND RESOLUTION 2011-08 BY REMOVING THE NAME OF OFFICER OSCAR MAYSONET AND REPLACING IT WITH OFFICER PAUL OSNESS.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 2011-09 adopting the Tillicum Neighborhood Plan.

COUNCILMEMBER thomas MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-09.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. 

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DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO REMOVE GOALS 6.6, 6.8, AND MODIFYING TABLE 22 F-6 OF THE TILLICUM NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER.

ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:

AYES – 5 – BRANDSTETTER, MOSS, THOMAS, ANDERSON AND RICHARDSON.

NAYS – 2 - NEARY AND WHALEN.

THE AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION 2011-09 PASSED.

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COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND RESOLUTION NO. 2011-09 TO ADD TO GOAL 6, ON PAGE 82 TO CONSIDER IMPLEMENTATION OF A PILOT RENTAL HOUSING INSPECTION PROGRAM AND INSERTION OF THE GOAL INTO TABLE 22.   MAYOR RICHARDSON SECONDED THE MOTION.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND THE MOTION FAILED.

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VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE AMENDED RESOLUTION 2011-09 AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Motion No. 2011-19 authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with Pierce County, City of Tacoma, and West Pierce Fire and Rescue to create a new agency, South Sound 9-1-1, to provide public safety communication services.

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH PIERCE COUNTY, CITY OF TACOMA, AND WEST PIERCE FIRE AND RESCUE TO CREATE A NEW AGENCY, SOUTH SOUND 9-1-1, TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2011-20 ratifying the performance evaluation of the City Manager. 

DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO RATIFY THE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE CITY MANAGER.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. 

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COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO POSTPONE MOTION 2011-20 (RATIFYING THE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE CITY MANAGER) TO THE JULY 5, 2011 COUNCIL MEETING.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. 

ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:

AYES – 4 – MOSS, NEARY, WHALEN, RICHARDSON.

NAYS – 3 – THOMAS, ANDERSON AND BRANDSTETTER.

THE MOTION TO POSTPONE CARRIED.

Council directed that the City Manager performance evaluation be made a part of the July 5, 2011 Council meeting packet.

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NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2011-21 authorizing the execution of an agreement with Pierce County, in the amount of $410,000 for the Woodbrook sewer extension phase 3 project. 

COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH PIERCE COUNTY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $410,000 FOR THE WOODBROOK SEWER EXTENSION PHASE 3 PROJECT. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2011-22 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation, in the amount of $3,000,000, for the construction of the Lakewood Station Connection Project.

COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,000, 000, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LAKEWOOD STATION CONNECTION PROJECT.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz reported that a Request for Proposal will be issued this week for locating property for a Public Works Operational facility.   

He then reported that in response to questions raised by the Office of Financial Management (OFM) population projections, staff meet with OFM staff, and Lakewood’s population projections are being calculated consistently with other jurisdictions and Lakewood’s population will stand as is.   

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Whalen reminded Council and the audience of Summerfest on June 25, 2011.

Councilmember Moss commented on the Clover Park Technical College graduation ceremony she attended last week.  There were 1,400 graduates.

Councilmember Moss also commented on the Lakewood 101 session she attended.

Deputy Mayor Anderson noted that he had kicked-off the Lakewood 101 session.

Mayor Richardson spoke about the military contracting workshop. 

Mayor Richardson indicated that he and Councilmember Moss attended the change of command ceremony for the 67 Wing and a welcoming reception will be scheduled for the new Commander.

Mayor Richardson then reported on the work of The Pierce County Redistricting Committee.  He indicated that comments can be made on-line.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:02 p.m. 

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
CITY CLERK