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2012 07 02 Council Minutes

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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, July 2, 2012
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA  98499

CALL TO ORDER

Councilmember Whalen called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present:  4 – Councilmembers Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.

Councilmembers Excused:  3 – Mayor Douglas Richardson (arrived at 7:25 p.m.) Deputy Mayor Don Anderson and Councilmember Mary Moss. 

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Whalen.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz provided an update on the Summerfest event.  He then reported on the upcoming Concerts in the Park events.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Presentation of Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve and the Freedom Award for the City of Lakewood. - Ms. Susan Coulter and Mr. George Spence, Volunteers, Employee Support for the Guards and Reserve

Ms. Susan Coulter and Mr. George Spence, volunteers of the Employee Support for the Guards and Reserve presented City Manager Neiditz with an award for supporting the Guard and Reserve and the Freedom Award.

Clover Park School District Board Report.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Paul Wagemann reported on the 397 graduates from CPSD.  He commented on a $2.4 million grant received for purchasing Smart boards.  He noted that summer school began today through July 27, 2012.  He reported that on-line credits are also available.  Free lunches will be made available at summer school.  Hudtloff Middle School construction is 90 percent complete.  Harrison Preparatory design work at Clover Park Technical College is nearly complete. A Facebook page is now on the CPSD website.  The first day of school is September 5, 2012.

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Mayor Richardson arrived at 7:25 p.m.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, showed a video of Fargo, North Dakota and children working in promoting economic development.

Glen Speith, Lakewood resident, invited Council and members of the audience to a presentation by the Lakewood Historical Society on July 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 June 18, 2012.

B.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of June 25, 2012.

C.        Approval of payroll check numbers 112732 to 112740, and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $924,028.45, for the period June 1 -15, 2012. 

D.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 66906 through 67038, in the amount of $609,955.92, for the period ending, June 14, 2012.

E.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 9524251 and 67039 through 67111, in the amount of $848,279.47, for the period ending June 21, 2012.

F.         Approval of claim voucher number 67122 in the amount of $441.67, for the period ending June 22, 2012.

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

  1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of May 22, 2012.

H.        Resolution No. 2012 -21

            Setting Monday, July 16, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the formation of a Transportation Benefit District for the operation, preservation and maintenance of the City’s existing transportation improvements, facilities, functions, activities and programs set forth in the City’s 2013-2018 Transportation Improvement Program, non-motorized improvement plan and the Lakewood City Council Ad Hoc Committee on Transportation Funding recommendations.

COUNCILMEMBER BARTH MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Councilmember Bocchi noted a scrivener’s error on page 2 of the June 25, 2012 minutes that it was his understanding that Deputy Mayor Anderson and not he, asked what the Tribe’s intent was on following the State liquor control board licensing requirements at the proposed site.   

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

RESOLUTION

Resolution No. 2012-22 adopting the Six Year (2013-2018) Transportation Improvement Program.

COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-22.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Review of Council Priorities

Councilmember Brandstetter noted that from the last Council Retreat, the Council discussed having a priority on transportation improvements and suggested that it may be appropriate for Council to ratify such a priority with the recent adoption of the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program.  Councilmember Bocchi suggested that the language include the preservation of streets.

Councilmember Brandstetter suggested language as noted in the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program goals.  It was the consensus of the Council to have staff prepare draft language for a transportation improvement priority for Council’s review. 

NEW BUSINESS

None.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz commented on the draft letter staff prepared relative to the Nisqually Tribe proposal. 

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Bocchi commented on the Summerfest event.  He noted that he will be attending the Clover Park School District Board on Monday, July 9, 2012.  He then asked about the City’s fireworks policy.

Councilmember Brandstetter indicated that he will be attending the West Pierce Fire District memorial event on July 3, 2012.

Councilmember Barth commented on the Summerfest event.  She noted that she was looking forward to the Farmers Market.

Mayor Richardson indicated that he will be attending the change of command event at JBLM.  He then commented on the Samoa cultural event at Harry Lang Stadium over the weekend.  He then commented on the farewell dinner he attended for General Curtis Scaparrotti. Mayor Richardson suggested that the City hold a welcoming reception for incoming commanders.  He then commented on Councilmember Whalen and City staff’s participation in the Summerfest triathlon.

Councilmember Whalen commented on Summerfest and comments received by citizens appreciating ground maintenance of the parks and the event. He explained that a citizen suggested moving the event to mid-July to not conflict with other events such as the Taste of Tacoma. He commented on the upcoming Farmers Market, and a Community connector event.  

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK