LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL
STUDY SESSION MINUTES
Monday, April 25, 2011
Lakewood Police Station, Multi-Purpose Room
9401 Lakewood Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Richardson called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 7 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Walter Neary and Claudia Thomas.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Members Present: 3 - Chair Aaron Young, Alan Hart, and Bryan Thomas
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
Joint meeting with the Public Safety Advisory Committee.
Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) Chair Aaron Young introduced members of the PSAC.
PSAC Chair Young reviewed the significant accomplishments in 2010. He then reviewed the Committee’s work plan for 2011.
Committee Member Hart spoke about inviting the Chamber of Commerce to discuss loitering suggestions. He also spoke about working on the shopping carts issue.
Discussion ensued on how Pierce County is spending Lakewood’s tax dollars for jail beds; overview of Pierce County general fund allocations; inviting the former Pierce County Budget Director to provide a presentation on the Pierce County general fund budget and allocations; partnerships with the City and educational institutions; developing a vision for the City including a public safety component; reviewing the false alarm program system; ideas for making the transfer of personal property (mobile homes) subject to inspections; is the crime statistics presented in a format that is useful for PSAC; analyzing the crime data to reflect Lakewood’s population versus that of the military bases; identifying communication tools for better communicating and outreach to citizens; considering using the City’s facebook and website for communicating; and developing the CERT program offered by Lakewood Fire.
Speaking before the Council was:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about a Seattle Times article about Democrat Troy Kelly’s comment about food stamps and closing the loop for attracting criminals.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz announced that on May 9, 2011 the Council study session with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will be held at Ft. Steilacoom Park Maintenance Facility.
City Manager Neiditz noted that he will be attending a Chamber event from May 2, 2011 to May 5, 2011.
City Manager Neiditz announced that “Lakewood 101” is scheduled for June 16, 2011 to discuss CSRT, Public Safety, and Economy Development for two and a half hours.
City Manager Neiditz explained that continued discussion is occurring with Camp Murray. In short order a briefing will be presented to the Council.
Lastly, he reported that staff has been monitoring the budget. He then reviewed some of the highlights of the 1st quarter financial report which will be provided to the Council next week.
Councilmember Brandstetter asked why citizens were asked to sign up on a list for installation of street lights if there is no budget.
ITEMS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THE MAY 2, 2011 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
1. Presentation of Tillicum Neighborhood Plan.
2. 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. – (Regular Agenda – Resolution)
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Mayor Richardson announced that he will be attending a meeting on April 27, 2011 to discuss public safety access points with Pierce County. Then on Friday, April 29, 2011 he will be attending a meeting to discuss a flood control District.
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Mayor Richardson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 60 minutes to discuss performance of a public employee.
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Council recessed into Executive Session at 8:20 p.m. and reconvened at 9:20 p.m.
At 9:20 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session will be extended for approximately 20 minutes.
At 9:40 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session will be extended for approximately 20 minutes.
At 10:00 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session will be extended for approximately 15 minutes.
Council reconvened at 10:15 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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