LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL
STUDY SESSION MINUTES
Tuesday, May 29, 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.
Councilmembers Present: 7 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
Arts Commission Members Present: 8 – Ms. Retha Hayward, Vice-Chairperson; Ms. Holly Brown; Chris Colyar; Ms. Jan Giroux; Ms. Kathy McGoldrick; Mr. Phillip Raschke; Mr. Werner Dillenburger; and Ms. Susan Coulter.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
Joint meeting with the Lakewood Arts Commission.
Vice-Chairperson Retha Hayward reviewed the Public Art Policy, goals, objectives, strategies and budget for 2011-2012.
Discussion ensued on the art policy; is there an “art” niche that Lakewood has or could fill; design of the Transit Center; what is the next step for the art guidelines; incorporating something along the Freedom Bridge; budget and what can be accomplished in the 2012 budget year.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
Acting City Manager Bugher spoke about a Business Examiner front-page article about the JBLM Community Survey and offered to make copies available to the Councilmembers at their request. He then provided a status report on the Shoreline Master Plan. He reported that on the June 4, 2012 Council meeting agenda, awarding a bid for the painting of the City Hall beams is scheduled for Council’s consideration. In addition, setting a public hearing on amending the Consolidated Plan is scheduled for the June 4, 2012 Council meeting.
ITEMS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THE June 4, 2012 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
1. Recognizing the outgoing 2011-2012 Youth Council.
2. Setting Monday, June 18, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the Six Year (2013-2018) Transportation Improvement Program. (Resolution - Consent Agenda)
3. Authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Washington State Patrol, in the amount of $87,000, for participating in the Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force. (Motion - Regular Agenda)
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Moss commented on the Mt. View Cemetery Memorial Day service and the JBLM ceremony she attended. She then spoke about the Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting she attended.
Councilmember Brandstetter commented on the Mt. View Cemetery Memorial Day service and the JBLM ceremony. He also commented on the Veterans Memorial Day gathering at City Hall. He asked how the Council will communicate the Council’s action on the Resolution to amend the Countywide Policies amendments to PCRC.
Councilmember Whalen commented on the Resolution to amend the Countywide Policies amendments. He asked about the Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan projects and the Transportation Benefit District (TBD) discussion scheduled to come before the Council on June 11, 2012 and asked what the Committee’s thoughts were about the TBD. Councilmember Bocchi replied that the Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee is reviewing this.
Councilmember Barth commented on the Mt. View Cemetery Memorial Day service. She then spoke about an interview she participated in on the effects of deployment among military families.
Councilmember Bocchi spoke about the American Lake Improvement Club meeting. He then commented on the Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting discussion.
Deputy Mayor Anderson commented on a JBLM meeting he attended with the Clover Park School District and Office of Economic Adjustment on a grant request for three additional new schools. He then commented on a JBLM meeting he attended recognizing civilians in the community as members of the Civilian Community Hall of Fame. He spoke about comments he received relative to the Amended Arrowhead/Partridge Glen annexation Arlington Project. 6/4/2012
Mayor Richardson reported that the Pierce County Council approved the formation of a Flood Control District Advisory Board. He also spoke about the County Council’s action taken on the process for approving taxes coming before the vote of the people in November.
Mayor Richardson indicated that the veteran’s memorial bricks are available at the City Hall Veterans Memorial and that the sale of bricks should be posted on the City’s website. Mayor Richardson indicated that staff should be aware that there may be a significant turnout of people participating in the triathlon. He commented that if the Council wanted to reconsider the Resolution on the Countywide Policies amendment, the motion for reconsideration must be brought before the Council by a member who voted on the opposing side. Mayor Richardson asked Councilmembers to review their biography that will be placed on the City’s website.
* * * * * * * * * *
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
|< Prev||Next >|