LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, April 16, 2012
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Richardson announced that Councilmember Whalen will be presiding over tonight’s Council meeting. Councilmember Whalen called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 7 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Whalen.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz reported that the community clean-up day is scheduled for May 19, 2012.
City Manager Neiditz announced that staff is working to make the sale of veteran’s memorial bricks available.
City Manager Neiditz indicated that staff met with the Chamber of Commerce on the proposed business license code changes and the Chamber is in support of the changes.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Proclamation declaring the month of April, 2012 as the 50th anniversary for the Lakewood Baha’i Assembly.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE MONTH OF APRIL, 2012 AS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE LAKEWOOD BAHA’I ASSEMBLY TO MR. BILL SPELL, LAKEWOOD BAHA’I ASSEMBLY.
Proclamation declaring April 21, 2012 as Parks Appreciation Day.
DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING APRIL 21, 2012 AS PARKS APPRECIATION DAY TO MR. JASON GERWEN, CHAIR, PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD.
Speaking before the Council were:
Doug Anderson, Lakewood resident, expressed concern about the mandatory sewer hookups in Tillicum when the City indicated it was first voluntary; and if citizens were told it would be mandatory at the onset, citizens would not support it. He indicated that citizens are frustrated and felt they were misled.
Curtis Clemmons, Lakewood/Tillicum resident, expressed concern about the mandatory sewer program and that citizens were not in favor of hookups when many public meetings were held and were told that sewer hookups would be voluntary.
Ken Severe, Lakewood resident, spoke about Parks Appreciation Day and presented a pine tree in recognition of the event.
Glen Spieth, Lakewood resident, announced that at St. Mary’s Church a program on the 50th anniveray of the Seattle’s world fair will be hosted by the Lakewood Historical Society.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of April 2, 2012.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of April 9, 2012.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 112686 to 112696, and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $1,331,622.22, for the period March 16 – 31, 2012.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 65809 through 65877, in the amount of $537,415.85, for the period ending March 29, 2012.
E. Approval of claim voucher number 65878 in the amount of $298,000, for the period ending April 3, 2012.
F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 65879 through 65999, in the amount of $305,303.19, for the period ending April 5, 2012.
G. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 26, 2012.
- Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 7, 2012.
- Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 7, 2012.
- Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 13, 2012.
H. Resolution No. 2012-12
Setting Monday, May 7, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council to abate a dangerous building and public nuisance at 15004 Grant Avenue SW.
City Manager Neiditz requested that the Council consider Substitute Resolution No. 2012-12 as distributed to the Council.
MAYOR RICHARDSON MOVED TO REMOVE ITEM H FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA. SECONDED BY COUNCIL MEMBER MOSS. VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSETTER MOVED TO ADOPT ITEMS A – G OF THE CONSENT AGENDA. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Sitting Monday, May 7, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council to abate a dangerous building and public nuisance at 15004 Grant Avenue SW.
DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO ADOPT SUBSTITUTE RESOLUTION NO. 2012-12. SECONDED BY MAYOR RICHARDSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UANIMOUSLY.
PUBLIC HEARINGS AND APPEALS
This is the date set for a public hearing by the City Council on the on the Draft Fiscal Year 2012 Consolidated Plan and FY 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Consolidated Plan Amendments for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Act Programs and proposed use of funds.
Speaking before the Council were:
Ed Brooks, Lakewood resident, spoke about the construction of the Boo Han international village and asked for CDBG funds for traffic signals.
Charlie Gray, Tacoma resident, Pierce County Housing Authority, thanked the CDBG Citizens Advisory Board and staff for supporting the Brookridge Apartment project.
Gregory Newkirk, Lakewood resident, Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful, thanked the Council for supporting the Keep Lakewood Beautiful project.
Jim Taylor, Lakewood resident, urged the Council to approve the CDBG funding recommendations of the CDBG Citizens Advisory Board.
There being no further testimony, the hearing was declared closed.
Ordinance No. 547 amending Chapter 1.20 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to amending the City of Lakewood’s logo.
DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 547. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2012-19 awarding a bid to Tucci and Sons, Inc., in the amount of $1,214,416.40, for the construction of curbs, gutters and sidewalks on Bridgeport Way SW from 75th Street SW to the north City limits.
DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO AWARD A BID TO TUCCI AND SONS, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,214,416.40, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CURBS, GUTTERS AND SIDEWALKS ON BRIDGEPORT WAY SW FROM 75TH STREET SW TO THE NORTH CITY LIMITS. SECONDED BY MAYOR RICHARDSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2012-20 authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with the City of Puyallup for jail services.
MAYOR RICHARDSON MOVED TO AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF PUYALLUP FOR JAIL SERVICES. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz provided an update on the Legislative budget. The negative impact to the City for the 2011-2012 budget is $290,000 and for 2013-2014 the budget impact is $200,000.
He then reported that the Korean business community is holding a community meeting and City Community Service Officers and the Communications Director will be attending that meeting.
Lastly, he encouraged Councilmembers to call staff if there are any questions with regard to the history of the sewer hookups.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Bocchi spoke about the crime mapping application being up and running.
Councilmember Moss thanked Councilmember Barth for attending a neighborhood association meeting for her last week so she could attend Colonel Elder’s reception she attended.
Councilmember Barth spoke about the Lake City Neighborhood Association meeting she attended and their discussion.
Deputy Mayor Anderson spoke about Colonel Elder’s reception he attended. He then indicated that last Thursday, the Pierce Transit Board discussed the composition of the new Board. Lakewood will have a seat on the Board and will need to appoint a representative. Deputy Mayor Anderson expressed concern about the Council goals as stated on page 12 of the Consolidated Plan and on page 22 relative to the guidance of the Council concerning an anti-poverty strategy. With regard to HOME recommendations $677,000 is housing related and only $5,000 is being recommended for a small business revolving loan fund. If economic development and jobs is a strategy, he questioned if the Consolidated Plan recommendations follow the Council’s priorities.
Deputy Mayor Anderson noted that in Edgewood an assessment for the sewer extensions for $50,000 is imposed through a Local Improvement District.
Mayor Richardson asked that a discussion on CDBG and HOME funding be placed on next week’s Council’s Study Session agenda. Mayor Richardson spoke about the Coffee with the Mayor discussion on Police training requirements. He then suggested the job title of Deputy Police Chief versus Assistant Police Chief.
He announced that the South Sound 911 Board meeting is scheduled for April 25, 2012 at the County Council Chambers, and that he will be requesting that such future meetings be held at Lakewood City Hall.
Councilmember Whalen spoke about the efforts of the Farmers Market event. He then spoke about the Tillicum Neighborhood Association meeting he attended. He asked that Council be provided a report on what the City has received on the availability fee and what we have received on the franchise fee. He spoke about a conversation he had with Colonel O’Brien and suggested that we also invite the leadership from Madigan to the City’s leadership meetings and activities.
Councilmember Moss commented on the Daffodil Parade and Puyallup’s Farmer’s Market.
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Councilmember Whalen announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 20 minutes to discuss the performance of a public official.
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Council recessed into Executive Session at 9:25 p.m. and reconvened at 9:45 p.m.
At 9:45 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session would be extended an additional 20 minutes.
At 10:05 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session would be extended an additional 10 minutes.
At 10:15 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session would be extended an additional 10 minutes. Council reconvened at 10:25 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:25 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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