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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

October 3, 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.

ROLL CALL

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

Councilmember Excused:  1 – Councilmember Mike Brandstetter.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz commented on the ACE Task Force auto theft capacity.  He then reported on a series of early morning robberies that took place at several coffee stands and how Lakewood Police Department did a quality investigation and were able to arrest three individuals.  

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Presentation of 2011-2012 Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Water Conservation Calendar.

Ms. Diana Halar, Public Works Compliance Inspector and Mayor Richardson presented the student winners from Park Lodge Elementary School a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their work for creating a 2011-2012 Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Water Conservation Calendar.

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City Manager Neiditz introduced the City’s Economic Development Specialist Becky Newton. 

Youth Council Report

The Youth Council reported on the activities of the Youth Council, their upcoming projects for the school year and activities at each of the high schools.  

Presentation of the American flag.

Ms. Marion Ball, Vice Commander of the Military Order of the World Wars, American Legion Post 138 presented the Garrison flag of the United States.  

Proclamation declaring October 2011 as National Arts and Humanities Month.

Councilmember Whalen presented a proclamation declaring October 2011 as National Arts and Humanities to Ms. Susan Cowperthwaite, Lakewood Arts Commission.

Clover Park School District Board Report.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Carole Jacobs reported that the CPSD Superintendent is in Washington, DC to discuss funding for the School District.   She reported that school opened on September 7, 2011 and the District gained 167 more students than last year.  She reported that a school levy will be held in February 2012 for a renewal tax.  The funds will be focused on teachers’ training and class size.  She spoke about the collaborative efforts of the District and its unions.  She commented on the Lakes High School opening ceremony and provided an update on the Harrison Preparatory School.  On Saturday, October 1, 2011 a parent engagement workshop was held on how to work with your children.  

Port of Tacoma Update

Ms. Connie Bacon, President, Port of Tacoma Commissioners provided an overview of the structure of the Port of Tacoma and the economics of the Port of Tacoma.  She spoke about the financial condition of the Port and how logs and car imports are up and economic conditions are improving.  She spoke of an innovative project called Tacoma Water Works Here.  Ms. Bacon then spoke about a five-year strategic plan for the Port of Tacoma. 

National Development Council presentation on public/private development partnerships.

Mr. John Finke, Director, National Development Council provided an overview of the services of the National Development Council  and the work they have provided to nearby cities such as Kent and Tacoma on economic development activities. He then spoke about projects they have assisted with using Section 108 Community Development Block Grant funding.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Edmond Dennery, Eagle Point Loop Road, Lakewood resident, spoke about the Camp Murray gate relocation and read a Department of Defense rule about locating entry control facilities away from housing, schools and commercial areas, both on and off installations to avoid interference with pedestrians, parked cars and driveways.  

Brian Dennery, Lakewood resident, spoke about concerns relative to terrorist actions with relocating the Camp Murray gate and subjecting City residents to these types of jeopardy. 

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about how big corporations look at economic development.

Kurt Sample, Lakewood resident, announced that Lakewood was designated as one of 100 best cities for youth for the fourth time.  He explained that representatives from America Promise will be coming to Lakewood to recognize Lakewood’s Promise.    

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

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

B.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of September 12, 2011.

C.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of September 26, 2011.

D.        Approval of payroll check numbers 112586 to 112592, and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $926,926.26, for the period September 1 – 15, 2011.

E.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 62820 to 62938, in the amount of $730,266.47, for the period ending September 1, 2011.

F.         Approval of claim voucher numbers 900233 to 900237 and 62939 to 63010, in the amount of $319,997.11 for the period ending September 8, 2011.

G.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 900238, 900239, 63011 to 63075, in the amount of $325,158.76, for the period ending September 15, 2011.

H.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 900240, 63076 to 63191, in the amount of $378,660.15, for the period ending September 22, 2011.

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

            1.       Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of July 6 and August 3, 2011.

            2.        Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting minutes of June 27, 2011.

            3.         Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of July 11 and August 1, 2011.

           4.          Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 24, 2011.

           5.          Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of June 14, 2011.

           6.          Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of June 13, 2011.

           7.          Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of April 7, 2011.

           8.          Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 17, 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

APPOINTMENTS

Motion No. 2011-36 appointing Holly Brown, Jan Giroux, Robert Lawrence, Katrina Redding and reappointing Susan Cowperthwaite and Retha Hayward to serve on the Lakewood Arts Commission through October 15, 2014. 

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO APPOINT HOLLY BROWN, JAN GIROUX, ROBERT LAWERENCE, KATRINA REDDING AND REAPPOINTING SUSAN COWPAERTHWAITE AND RETHA HAYWARD TO SERVE ON LAKEWOOD ARTS COMMISSION THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2014. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Resolution No. 2011-12 adopting the Fiscal Year 2012 Consolidated Plan policies and strategies for Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Act Grant Funds.

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-12. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER NEARY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2011-37 authorizing the execution of a grant agreement with the Office of Economic Adjustment, in the amount of $396,167 for the JBLM Growth Coordination Plan implementation.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $396,167 FOR THE JBLM GROWTH COORDINATION PLAN IMPLEMENTATION. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2011-38 authorizing the execution of a grant application with the Office of Economic Adjustment, in the amount of $5,700,000 for Madigan Hospital access improvements.

COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT APPLICATION WITH THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,700,000 FOR MADIGAN HOSPITAL ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz reported that the Human Services Collaboration is meeting on October 12, 2011 to discuss the elimination of life line funding as a result of the Department of Social and Health Services funding reductions impacting Lakewood residents.

City Manager Neiditz commented on the reductions of staffing at Western State Hospital and the elimination of services slated for senior dementia patients and that such patients would be returned to the communities from where they originally came. 

City Manager Neiditz commented on Initiative 1183 and explained that there does not seem to be any short term impact to the City budget through 2013. 

He then commented on the challenge coin distribution and its publicity.  He distributed copies of the draft protocols on the criteria for distribution.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Neary commented on the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee meeting and their discussion on transportation projects should a Transportation Benefit District be formed.

Councilmember Whalen indicated that citizens have raised questions about the sewer availability fees.

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Executive Session

Mayor Richardson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for a total of approximately 20 minutes (5 minutes, 5 minutes and 10 minutes) to discuss property acquisition.

Council recessed into Executive Session at 9:30 p.m. and reconvened at 9:41 p.m.

At 9:41 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced executive session would be extended for an additional 5 minutes. Council reconvened at 9:46 p.m.

At 9:46 p.m., Council recessed into executive session for 5 minutes. At 9:51 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced executive session would be extended for an additional 5 minutes. Council reconvened at 9:56 p.m.

At 9:56 p.m. Council recessed into executive session for 10 minutes. At 10:06 p.m., Mayor Richardson announced executive session would be extended for an additional 5 minutes. Council reconvened at 10:11 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:11 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK