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2012 05 07 Council Minutes

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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, May 7, 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:  6 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.

Councilmember Excused:  1 – Deputy Mayor Don Anderson

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz reported on the Kids Marathon at Tyee Park Elementary School over the weekend. 

He then displayed a trophy that was given to the City from the Employee Support for the Guard and Reserve which is given to only one employer in the State who provides national support to the Guard and Reserves.

He then thanked Clover Park Technical College for their assistance with providing shelter for five families from the Twin Oaks Apartments that was damaged by fire.  

He then announced that the Puget Sound Regional Council on May 15, 2012 will be taking a bus tour of elected officials to visit some of the key transportation IJR components.

The Lakewood Community Garden will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 14, 2012.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report.

The Youth Council reported on the Youth Council activities on the Green Initiative and Relay for Life as well as the upcoming Kids Fish in Event and activities at each high school. 

2012 Legislative Session Overview.

Senator Mike Carrell provided an overview of the Legislative Session and the budget shortfall and the Legislative final agreement on the budget which included goals for major reform in pension; balancing the budget with no projected deficit for the next two years; four-year balanced budget requirement and school employee health.  He then reviewed the reductions in juvenile crime as a result of the BECCA bill and the JRA facilities. 

Proclamation declaring May 19, 2012 as Lakewood Community Cleanup Day.

COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING MAY 19, 2012 AS LAKEWOOD COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY TO MR. MALCOLM RUSSELL, CHAIR OF KEEP LAKEWOOD BEAUTIFUL.

Presented a proclamation declaring the week of May 7-11, 2012 as Teacher Appreciation Week.

MAYOR RICHARDSON PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE WEEK OF MAY 7-11, 2012 AS TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK TO MR. SAM FITZGERALD, PRESIDENT OF THE CLOVER PARK EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.

Clover Park School District Board Report.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Marty Schafer commented on the Teacher Appreciation proclamation.  He reported that 81 high school honor graduates will be honored on May 30, 2012.  He provided an update on the inter baccalaureate program moving forward.  He complimented the work of the Youth Council in the community.  Grades 3-8 are testing and high school students are currently taking the end of school year testing.  A Healthy Kid Friendly Meals event is being planned.  The CPSD Daffodil float came in second place.  Hudtloff Middle School construction is progressing remarkably.  He indicated that May 7 -11, 2012 is also national music week and national nurse’s week.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, distributed a list of available video clips of Fargo, North Dakota.  He also expressed concern about designating University Place as a regional growth center. 

Kurt Sample, Lakewood Computer Clubhouse, distributed an invitation to the Clubhouse tenth year celebration on May 22, 2012. 

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 16, 2012.

B.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of April 23, 2012. 

C.        Approval of payroll check numbers 112697 to 112701, and direct deposits    and automated clearing house in the amount of $875,752.83, for the period April 1 - 15, 2012.

D.        Approval of payroll check numbers 112702 to 112710, and direct deposits  and automated clearing house in the amount of $1,216,408.13, for the period April 16 - 30, 2012.

E.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 66000 through 66097, in the amount of $312,895.85, for the period ending April 12, 2012.

F.         Approval of claim voucher numbers 9218607, 66098 through 66232, in the amount of $420,130.25, for the period ending April 19, 2012.

G.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 66233 through 66305, in the amount of $288,883.95, for the period ending April 26, 2012.

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

  1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 20, 2012.
  2. Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of March 27, 2012.
  3. Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting minutes of August 29, 2011.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND APPEALS

This is the date set for a public hearing by the City Council to abate a dangerous building and public nuisance at 15004 Grant Avenue SW.

Speaking before the Council were:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about creating jobs and factories.

Mr. Redoblado, indicated that his son was not able to attend tonight’s hearing and he is not able to afford to pay for the abatement. 

Sharon Plummer, Lakewood resident, spoke about the damaged condition of the home at 15004 Grant Avenue and recommended that the abatement move forward.

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

APPOINTMENTS

Resolution No. 2012-13 reappointing Don Anderson to serve on the newly composed Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners.

COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-13. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2012-21 appointing Dan Durr and William “Bill” Russell to serve on the Redevelopment Advisory Board through May 23, 2015.

COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO APPOINT DAN DURR AND WILLIAM “BILL” RUSSELL TO SERVE ON THE REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH MAY 23, 2015. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2012-22 appointing Phil Ferrell to serve on the Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee through November 5, 2014.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO APPOINT PHIL FERRELL TO SERVE ON THE CITIZENS’ TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE THROUGH NOVEMBER 5, 2014. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ORDINANCES

Ordinance No. 548 amending Title 5 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to business licenses.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 548. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. 

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND ORDIANCE NO. 548, SECTION 05.02.050 – EXEMPTIONS, BY ADDING ITEM F TO READ "PERSONS OWNING FOUR OR FEWER SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTIES.”  DUE TO NO SECNOND TO THE MOTION, THE MOTION DIED. 

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COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 548, SECTION 05.02.080 BY DELETE THE WORDING “NO LICENSE SHALL BE ISSUED TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS WHO AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION DO NOT MEET ANY OF THE GROUNDS BELOW.  IN ADDITION” SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE MOTION AND CARRIED. 

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VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE AMENDED ORDINANCE AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution  No. 2012-14 approving the Fiscal Year 2012 Consolidated Plan and FY 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Consolidated Plan Amendments for the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act Programs and proposed use of funds.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-14. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Resolution No. 2012-15 authorizing the City Manager to execute an interlocal agreement with Pierce County and the cities and towns of Pierce County to amend the Pierce County Countywide Planning Policies to designate the City of University Place as a candidate Regional Growth Center.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-15. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ND CARRIED WITH COUNCILMEMBERS BRANDSTETTER AND BOCCHI VOTING IN OPPOSITION.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2012-23 awarding a bid to Pease Construction, Inc., in the amount of $2,312,167.50 for the construction of a pedestrian bridge for the Lakewood Connection Project.

COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO AWARD A BID TO PEASE CONSTRUCTION, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,312,167.50 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE FOR THE LAKEWOOD CONNECTION PROJECT. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz indicated that discussion of the proposed PCRC amendments is scheduled for the May 14, 2012 Council Study Session.

He reported that Public Works is seeking several grant applications that are consistent with the Six Transportation Improvement Plan which includes projects around Lochburn Middle School and several construction improvements projects.

He then commented that the Police Department is planning to partner with the Department of Justice in the amount of $55,000 to partner with the County Prosecutor and Evergreen Council for a problem gambling court. 

With regard to Springbrook Park, he noted that the Partners for Parks group is committed to funding a portion of a Phase 2 acquisition for expansion of that park.  There is also interest from the Lakewood Lions Club for a Phase 3 acquisition.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Whalen commented on the May 5, 2012 City Council Retreat.  He then spoke about the Arts Commission meeting he attend and their activities.  He commented on a ribbon cutting ceremony of a new Forza, and then spoke about a Regatta held by the Commencement Bay Rowing Club.

Councilmember Barth indicated that she will be attending the Community Health Care luncheon and the Pierce County market foreclosure meeting.  She commented that she will be speaking at the Women’s Council of Realtors meeting.  She explained that the Youth Council is shy on applications for the 2012-13 school year and asked Council to help encourage the youth to apply. 

Councilmember Brandstetter indicated that he will be attending the AWC event on building programs for youth on Thursday, May 10, 2012 as well as attend the Lakewood United meeting.

Councilmember Bocchi commented on the May 5, 2012 Council Retreat.  He thanked Councilmember Moss for attending many military events.  He then spoke about the condition of Ft. Steilacoom Park and the number of people who used the park and facilities.

Councilmember Moss commented that in the past there was no recognition for the Armed Forces day at the Museum of Flight. The Air Force came together three years ago and put together the event now referred to as the Museum of Flight Memorial day event at Ft. Lewis. She indicated she will be attending this year’s event on May 19, 2012. She also commented that she serves as the Vice President on the staff State level and invited everyone to attend.

She indicated that she will be attending the Planning Advisory Board meeting on May 16, 2012.

She also commented that she will be attending the 11:30 a.m. May 28, 2012 Memorial Day Flag ceremony at Ft. Lewis Cemetery.

She reported that she attended the 18th Air Force event with Councilmember Whalen. She noted that she received a card stating the value of the Councilmembers role in attending these events that have a built-in relationship between the military and the community.

Mayor Richardson indicated that he will be speaking at the Women’s
Council of Realtors meeting.  He indicated that he will be interviewed by Comcast and that he will be attending a combat awards ceremony at the Tacoma Dome.   On May 11, 2012 there will be a Coffee with the Mayor.

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ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK