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2012 04 02 Council Minutes

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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, April 2, 2012
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:  7 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, and Marie Barth.

Councilmembers Excused: 1 – Councilmember Paul Bocchi.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz announced that Ft. Steilacoom Park’s Dog Park was named the best dog park in South Sound Magazine. 

He noted that the Legislative Session report is on its way to Council.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report.

The Youth Council reported on their activities with the Green Initiative, Relay for Life and their upcoming events of Parks Appreciation Day and the Kids Fish In Event. A report was then provided on youth activities at the high schools.

Acknowledging Daffodil Princesses Madison Newberry, Lakes High School; Cinthia Vazquez, Clover Park High School;  and Brianne Shaw, Mt. Tahoma High School.

Mayor Richardson recognized Daffodil Princesses Madison Newberry, Lakes High School; Cinthia Vazquez, Clover Park High School; Brianne Shaw, Mt. Tahoma High School; and Unis Kim from Curtis High School.

Clover Park School District Board Report Clover Park School District (CPSD)

CPSD Board Member Joe Vlaming reported on the status of the construction of Carter Lake and Hillside elementary schools on JBLM.  He noted that Hudtloff Middle School is 40 percent complete with construction completed by Spring 2013.  Harrison Preparatory and Oakwood School is planned for completion by 2015.   Lakes High School is 99 percent complete.  

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Glen Spieth, Lakewood Historical Society, spoke about the Daffodil event 51 years ago.  He then announced that a portion of the Carr Restaurant revenues will be donated to the Lakewood Historical Society on April 10, 2012 and on April 17, 2012 the Historical Society will meet at St. Mary’s Church to discuss the history of the World’s Fair.

Curtis Clemons, Lakewood resident, spoke about sewers in Tillicum/Woodbrook and a letter he received about mandatory connections to sewers.   He asked if it was fair and legal to allow staff to tell citizens that hook-ups were not required at community meetings and now it is mandated.  

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about a news reporter riding in a Lakewood police vehicle taking pictures.  He then spoke about a book entitled “Will Over Water.”

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

A.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of March 19, 2012.

B.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of March 26, 2012. 

C.        Approval of payroll check numbers 112677 to 112685, and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $951,654.82, for the period March 1 – 15, 2012.

D.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 65609 through 65709, in the amount of $384,333.43, for the period ending March 15, 2012.

 E.       Approval of claim voucher numbers 65710 through 65711, in the amount of $5,561.50, for the period ending March 19, 2012.

 F.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 900252, 9071898, and 65712 through 65808, in the amount of $275,455.99, for the period ending March 22, 2012.

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

  1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of February 21, 2012.
  2. Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of March 6, 2012.
  3. COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED by COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 2012-11 pledging a funding match for  the Transportation Improvement Board grants to construct curbs, gutters and sidewalks on Bridgeport Way from 83rd Street SW to 75th Street West and on South Tacoma Way SW between State Route 512 and 96th Street SW.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-11. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Mayor Richardson asked Councilmembers of their desire in forming a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) by considering an ordinance at the April 16, 2012 regular meeting.   City Manager Neiditz indicated that a strategic planning workshop is scheduled with the Council on May 5, 2012.  It was the consensus of the Council to schedule a study session on the TBD for the May 29, 2012 Council meeting.      

NEW BUSINESS

None.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz announced that the first quarterly financial report will be provided to the Council soon.  He also reported that University Place is requesting Lakewood’s endorsement to be designated as a regional growth center.  Lastly, with regard to the use of the CPTC McGavick Center, he explained that the City receives 12 City days for the use of the Center which has been used by a number of worthy Lakewood non-profit organizations.  He indicated that he has been working with the President of CPTC to look at affordable rental fees for worthy local non-profit events that do not necessarily promote regional tourism but generate dollars that are put back into the community. 

He indicated that he will be out of the office this Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6, 2012 to attend a West Coast City Managers meeting.    

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Barth spoke about the Cascade Sonoco tour she participated in.  She then spoke about the waste facilities tour she attended.  She then commented about the excitement the Farmers Market event is generating. 

Councilmember Whalen spoke about the Farmers Market project.  He indicated that he will be attending the April 5, 2012 Tillicum Neighborhood Association meeting and asked that he be provided an update on the Camp Murray issue that he will likely be asked to report on.  He then asked for a financial status report on revenues generated by the sewer franchise fee and what is projected for the second and third quarters.  He indicated that he will not be attending the April 9, 2012 Study Session.

Councilmember Moss spoke about the WTS Puget Sound Chapter Awards Gala event she attended in Seattle in which Claudia Thomas received a lifetime achievement award. As Honorary Commander she also attended Commander Chief Gloria Bennett’s retirement party and ceremony.  

Mayor Richardson asked about the sewer availability fee charges and the delinquency rate.  Mayor Richardson commented on the Communities In Schools breakfast.

Deputy Mayor Anderson also commented on the Communities In Schools breakfast and his conversation with the President.

Mayor Richardson indicated that he is working on meeting with the Mayors of DuPont and Steilacoom relative to flood control districts. 

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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 official.

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Council recessed into Executive Session at 8:45 p.m. and reconvened at 9:15 p.m.

At 9:15 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session would be extended an additional 15 minutes.

Council reconvened at 9:30 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK