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2012 05 21 Council Minutes

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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, May 21, 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 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present:  7 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

None.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Update on 4/2 Stryker Brigade.

Colonel Michael Getchell, Commander, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, announced that the brigade is slated for a nine month deployment to Afghanistan this fall. He also indication they will be in training for the month of June at the California National Training Center at Fort Erwin.

Proclamation declaring the week of May 20 through 26, 2012 as National Public Works Week.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE WEEK OF MAY 20 THROUGH 26, 2012 AS NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK TO PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR DON WICKSTROM.

Recognizing Clover Park School District seniors for academic distinction.

MAYOR RICHARDSON RECOGNIZED CINTHIA VAZQUEZ AND GA-YOUNG JIN OF CLOVER PARK HIGH SCHOOL; CHRIS HARMAN AND MICHAELA REHM OF LAKES HIGH SCHOOL AND CADY MCCULLAR AND HARMONY JOHNSON OF HARRISON PREPARATORY FOR THEIR ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

Business showcase.

MAYOR RICHARDSON RECOGNIZED McCLANE NORTHWEST AS THE CITY’S QUARTERLY BUSINESS SHOWCASE.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council was:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident: commented on a Football analogy and video.

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

A.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Strategic Planning Workshop of May 5, 2012.

B.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of May 7, 2012.

C.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of May 14, 2012. 

D.        Approval of payroll check numbers 112711 to 112718, and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $877,731.94, for the period May 1 - 15, 2012.

E.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 66306 through 66402, in the amount of $258,244.31, for the period ending May 3, 2012.

F.         Approval of claim voucher numbers 66403, in the amount of $15,000, for the period ending May 4, 2012.

G.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 66404 through 66525, in the amount of $436,609.98, for the period ending May 10, 2012.

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

  1. Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of April 4, 2012.
  2. Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of April 10, 2012.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER ON BEHALF OF COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI ASKED TO REMOVE ITEM A FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA TO THE REGULAR AGENDA.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT ITEMS B – H OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.  SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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

A.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Strategic Planning Workshop of May 5, 2012.

ON BEHALF OF COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI, COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER REQUESTED TO AMEND THE MAY 5, 2012 CITY COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP MINUTES BY INSERTING A DISCUSSION FOLLOWING THE TRANSPORATION ELEMENT TO BE INCORPORATED INTO PRIORITIES AT A LATER DATE.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND THE MAY 5, 2012 CITY COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP MINUTES AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.   VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

APPOINTMENTS

Motion No. 2012-24 appointing Kathy Bressler, Clayton DeNault, Judi Hanhi, Erik Kramer, Claudia Thomas, Debbie LeBeau, John Walstrum, Michele Johnson and Mary Dodsworth to serve on the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENTS OF KATHY BRESSLER, CLAYTON DENAULT, JUDI HANHI, ERIK KRAMER, CLAUDIA THOMAS, DEBBIE LEBEAU, JOHN WALSTRUM, MICHELE JOHNSON AND MARY DODSWORTH TO SERVE ON THE LAKEWOOD’S PROMISE ADVISORY BOARD.   SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2012-25 appointing Susan Coulter and Werner Dillenburger to serve on the Lakewood Arts Commission.

COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENTs OF SUSAN COULTER AND WERNER DILLENBURGER TO SERVE ON THE LAKEWOOD ARTS COMMISSION.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER Amended   WHALEN BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. 6/4/2012

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 2012-16 confirming a special assessment in the amount of $15,270.16 for the abatement of a dangerous building and public nuisance at 15004 Grant Avenue SW.

COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-16. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Resolution No. 2012-17 authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with Pierce County ratifying the Pierce County Countywide Planning Policy Amendments.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-17. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN WITH 3 AYES (COUNCILMEMBERS BOCCHI, MOSS and MAYOR RICHARDSON), 3 NAYS (COUNCILMEMBERS BARTH, BRANDSTETTER AND DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON) AND 1 ABSTENTION (COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN).  THE MOTION FAILED.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2012-26 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $303,763.71, for construction management services of the Lakewood Station Connection Project.

COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $303,763.71, FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES OF THE LAKEWOOD STATION CONNECTION PROJECT. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz indicated that the Community Building Workshop on May 17, 2012 had approximately 40 in attendance.

He commented on the community clean-up event that was sponsored by Lakewood Beautiful with assistance from the Community Safety Resource Team (CSRT) on May 19, 2012.  He indicated approximately 40-50 individuals participated in the event.

He the reported that the Kid’s Fish In Event at American Lake on May 19, 2012 had 200-250 participants.

He then requested a ten minute executive session.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Whalen reported that Lakewood residents were asking about the landscaping of City entrances. He commented that he attended the Idlewild Carnival.

Councilmember Barth reported she spent the week in Washington, D.C. with other realtors. She wanted to offer recognition to the Clover Park School District seniors for academic distinction. She commented that she believes we should promote the quality of our schools.

Councilmember Brandstetter indicated that the Community Building Workshop event was an excellent opportunity to engage citizens. He commented about the boundary size of neighborhood associations, and that some residents questioned what neighborhood association they reside in.

Councilmember Bocchi commented that he may be arriving late to the Citizens Transportation Review Committee at 5:30 p.m. He announced that the American Lake Improvement Club will be meeting on May 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. He then reported about the good comments he had heard about the Idlewild Carnival and Community Clean-up.

Amended  Councilmember Moss commented that the Museum of Flight event was a success. 6/4/2012   She indicated she will was unable to attend the Asian Pacific Center event because she would be attending the Sound Transit meeting in Seattle on May 24, 2012. be in Seattle and unable to attend the Sound Transit on May 24, 2012.

Deputy Mayor Anderson reported that he attended the track meet and the Lakes boys’ team won. He indicated he will represent the City of Lakewood at JBLM events.

Mayor Richardson commented on the Kid’s Fish In Day event on May 19, 2012. He reported on the Keep Lakewood Beautiful Community Clean-up. He then spoke of the need for Council representation at the in-district meeting on May 22, 2012.

Councilmember Brandstetter offered to attend the in-district County Council meeting on May 22, 2012 and that he will need staff assistance. He reported that the South Sound 911 Policy Board meets at 9:00 a.m. at the City of Lakewood. Mayor Richardson indicated that Councilmember Moss will cover the Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board meeting on May 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. He indicated that the students who attend Mt. Tahoma High School should be considered in Lakewood Youth recognition. City Manager Neiditz commented that staff is working on determining how many Lakewood residents attend Mt. Tahoma High School.

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Executive Session

At 9:12 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 10 minutes to discuss pending litigation.

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Council recessed into Executive Session at 9:12 p.m. and reconvened at 9:22 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:22 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK