LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, June 4, 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.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
Acting City Manager Bugher reported that over the weekend the City sponsored an American Cancer Society Relay Team Emmett in memoriam of a former City employee who had passed as a result of cancer. He reported that the master site plan for the Harrison Preparatory School was approved with construction to begin in the fall of 2012. He then announced that Operation Pine Cone will begin on June 5, 2012 and Lakewood will participate in an emergency exercise of a regional earthquake. He noted that there is no Planning Advisory Board meeting this week.
He then called on volunteers from the Senior Activity Center who spoke about their open house at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 and the benefits of the senior center.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Youth Council Report.
The Youth Council presented a PowerPoint on the 2011-2012 activities of the Youth Council.
Clover Park School District Board Report.
Clover Park School District Board Director Paul Wagemann reported on the upcoming high school graduation ceremonies. Clover Park High School will be closed most of this summer for HVAC maintenance and repairs. A new student information system is being installed. The CPSD Public Affairs Department received several awards for their communication work. He then spoke about the community garden. He commented on the construction of two schools on JBLM. He provided a status report on the construction of Hudtloff Middle School, and reported on the Arlington project, Harrison Preparatory School and Oakwood Elementary School. The last day of school is June 15, 2012. He noted that there are many volunteer opportunities within the School District.
Recognizing the outgoing 2011-2012 Youth Council.
Mayor Richardson and members of the Council presented each Youth Council with certificates of appreciation for their service this past year.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, showed a video.
Glen Spieth, Lakewood resident, announced that the Lakewood Historical Society will have an event on July 22, 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tacoma Speedway at the LeMay car museum starting at 5:00 p.m.
Ray Dotson, Lakewood resident, spoke about the Pierce Transit Board proposal for a tax increase and expressed concern about tax increases.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of May 21, 2012.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of May 29, 2012.
C. Approval of claim voucher numbers 9376828 and 66526 through 66654, in the amount of $280,839.65, for the period ending May 17, 2012.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 66655 through 66719, in the amount of $497,106.67, for the period ending May 24, 2012.
E. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 28, 2012 and April 11, 2012.
- Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of April 24, 2012.
- Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 22, 2012 and May 3, 2012.
- Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of April 24, 2012.
F. Resolution No. 2012-18
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.
G. Resolution No. 2012-19
Setting Monday, June 18, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m. as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the Draft FY 2010 Consolidated Plan Third Amendment, Draft FY 2011 Consolidated Plan Third and Fourth Amendments and FY 2012 Consolidated Plan Amendment for the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act programs.
COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER.
Councilmember Moss noted a scrivener’s error on page 5, of the May 21, 2012 Council minutes and indicated that she was unable to attend the Asian Pacific Center event because she would be attending the Sound Transit meeting in Seattle on May 24, 2012.
Councilmember Whalen noted that Motion 2012-25 should read that Councilmember Barth seconded the motion to approve Motion 2012-25.
Deputy Mayor Anderson noted that on page 2 of the May 29, 2012 minutes when he spoke about comments he received relative to “AP,” he meant the Arlington Project and not the Arrowhead/Partridge Glen annexation.
VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Motion No. 2012-27 appointing Ellie Wilson to serve on the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board for a two-year term.
DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF ELLIE WILSON TO SERVE ON THE LAKEWOOD’S PROMISE ADVISORY BOARD FOR A TWO-YEAR TERM. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO RECONSIDER RESOLUTION 2012-17. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN WITH DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON VOTING IN OPPOSITION.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND RESOLUTION 2012-17 TO INSERT THE LAST “WHEREAS” STATEMENT AND A NEW SECTION 3AS FOLLOWS:
“WHEREAS, CONCERNS THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD HAS WITH AMENDMENTS TO THE PIERCE COUNTY COUNTYWIDE PLANNING POLICIES CAN BE BEST ADDRESSED BY FUTURE POLICY AMENDMENTS.” AND ADDING “SECTION 3. THE CITY MANAGER IS DIRECTED TO WORK PROACTIVELY WITH THE GMCC AND OTHER MUNICIPALITIES TO BRING FORWARD FUTURE AMENDMENTS TO THE PIERCE COUNTY COUNTYWIDE PLANNING POLICIES THAT ADDRESS THE CONCERNS OF MUNICIPALITIES.”
SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE AMENDED RESOLUTION 2012-17 AND CARRIED WITH DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON AND COUNCILMEMBER BARTH VOTING IN OPPOSITION.
Motion No. 2012-28 authorizing the execution of an amendment to the agreement with the Washington State Patrol, in the amount of $87,000, for participating in the Missing Exploited Children’s Task Force.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL, IN THE AMOUNT OF $87,000, FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE MISSING EXPLOITED CHILDREN’S TASK FORCE. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2012-29 authorizing the execution of an agreement with Diverse Coatings, LLC, in the amount of $49,490 for exterior beam painting at City Hall.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH DIVERSE COATINGS, LLC, IN THE AMOUNT OF $49,490 FOR EXTERIOR BEAM PAINTING AT CITY HALL. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
Assistant City Manager Bugher reported that the Attorney General’s Office is coming out with a Request for Proposal for projects to help homeowners to prevent foreclosures, and Lakewood and Pierce County has been asked to submit a proposal.
Assistant City Manager Bugher reported that the Pierce Transit Board conducted a public hearing about a proposal to place a .3 percent sales tax on the ballot in November, 2012. Deputy Mayor Anderson reported that the Pierce Transit service area had been reconfigured, and the rationale for the request is due to the significant drop in sales tax revenues and Pierce Transit is sales tax dependent. The funding would be used to restore and enhance service levels. The subject is scheduled to be considered by the Board for formal action on June 11, 2012. The cost to place this item on the ballot is approximately $300,000 and Pierce Transit is in mediation with its union. Discussion ensued about concerns of the proposed tax, and the current economic climate and there being no sunset provision.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Whalen announced that he will not be attending the next three Council meetings, but can be made available for a telephone conference if needed.
He expressed appreciation for the Youth Council and the Relay for Life event.
Councilmember Barth spoke about the CDBG Advisory Board meeting discussion and their concerns about CDBG funding recommendations and the process relative to the Boo Han traffic signal economic development proposal.
Councilmember Brandstetter spoke about the Relay for Life opening ceremony, a JBLM ceremony and the Pierce County Regional Council meeting he attended.
Councilmember Bocchi indicated that he will be attending the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow, June 5, 2012. And that he will be attending the Tillicum Neighborhood Association meeting. He commented on the progress on improvements along 100th Street and the Sound Transit pedestrian bridge.
Councilmember Moss reported that she will not be able to attend the June 25, 2012 Council meeting. She then indicated that she will be flying on a C-17 this week.
Deputy Mayor Anderson commented on the CDBG issues and that the Council has been clear on pursuing economic development.
Mayor Richardson commented that a food drive was conducted by elementary schools on JBLM and two schools tied for first place - Carter Lake and Clarkmoor amounting to two tons of food. June 19, 2012 is the Volunteer Breakfast that he will be attending. The Mayor asked that a correction be made to the Volunteer Breakfast invitation that states Thursday, June 19, 2012 and should be charged to reflect that June 19, 2012 is a Tuesday.
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Mayor Richardson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 20 minutes to discuss potential litigation.
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Council recessed into Executive Session at 9:35 p.m. and reconvened at 9:55 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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