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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Tuesday, July 5, 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 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present:  6 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.

Councilmembers Excused: 1 – Councilmember Mary Moss

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz reported on the 4th of July celebration police emphasis.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Clover Park School District Board Report.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Paul Wagemann reported on the progress of the Lakes High School construction and work on the track field and tennis courts.    A grand opening is scheduled for September 13, 2011. Bids for the Hudtloff Middle School construction is due next week.  He then commented on the Oakwood School development.  High school graduation ceremonies were held on June 20 and 21, 2011.  Summer school started today, July 5, 2011.  

Proclamation declaring the month of July 2011 as Parks and Recreation Month

Mayor Richardson read a proclamation recognizing the month of July 2011 as Parks and Recreation Month.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Barbara Johnston, Clover Creek Condominium Association, spoke about a letter that was sent to the City about a vehicle that drove into one of their condos that caused extreme damage.  She asked that boulders be placed on the berm.  

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

A.         Approval of the minutes of the City Council Strategic Planning Workshop of June 18, 2011.

B.         Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of June 20, 2011.

C.         Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of June 27, 2011.

D.         Approval of payroll check numbers 112518 to 12532 in the amount of $916,578.02, for the period June 15, 2011.

E.         Approval of claim voucher numbers 61662 to 61770, in the amount of $321,792.71, for the period ending         June 16, 2011.

F.         Approval of claim voucher numbers 900218, 61772 to 61865, in the amount of $492,310.88, for the period ending June 23, 2011.

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

  1. Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of May 10, 2011.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND APPEALS

This is the date set for a public hearing by the City Council on the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (2012-2017).

Speaking before the Council were:

James Guerrero, Silcox Island resident, spoke in support of transportation maintenance, and encouraged the planning for the road connecting Lakewood to Tillicum, creating a Gravelly Lake pedestrian path and improvements to Interlaaken Drive bridge.  

Ken Severe, Lakewood resident, spoke about mailboxes in sidewalks along Bridgeport Way.

There being no further testimony, the hearing was declared closed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO RATIFYING THE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE CITY MANAGER INCLUDING A 2011 1 PERCENT COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER neary. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2011-24 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the American Federation of State County Municipal Employees from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2012.  

COUNCILMEMBER NEARY MOVED TO AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES FROM JANUARY 1, 2010 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2012.  SECONDED BY deputy mayor anderson.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2011-25 authorizing the execution of a grant agreement with the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority, in the amount of $1,000,000 for the Auto Theft Prevention Program from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.

COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON AUTO THEFT PREVENTION AUTHORITY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,000,000 FOR THE AUTO THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM FROM JULY 1, 2011 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2013.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER  BRANDSTETTER.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

None.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Whalen indicated that Pierce County Council Member Muri stated that the County Council will be considering Lakewood’s sewer franchise at the Rules Committee on July 11, 2011.

Mayor Richardson asked for an update on the Tillicum sewer connections. 

Mayor Richardson indicated that the City Council candidate forum will be held in Tillicum.  Mayor Richardson asked that the meeting be noticed. 

Mayor Richardson asked if a Councilmember could attend the VIP Tour of Operation Warrior Forge of the 4-2 Stryker Brigade on July 18, 2011.

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ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

 

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

 

ATTEST:

 

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK