LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, July 16, 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 7:03 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 6 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
Councilmembers Excused: 1 – Deputy Mayor Don Anderson
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz showed a video from the Association of Washington Cities on the City’s award of excellence for the Tyee Park Elementary School healthy start program.
He then commented on the Farmers Market event that kicked off last week.
He reminded Council that the National Night Out celebration will start on August 7, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are over 55 registered sites. He asked the Council to form seven teams that would be escorted by staff to ensure that all 55 sites are covered.
He then reminded Council of the Police Commissioning ceremony on July 19, 2012.
Speaking before the Council were:
Maria Porter, Tacoma resident, asked if overgrown blackberry and vegetation can be removed on Farwest Drive and 101st Street SW.
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about economic development in other cities.
Glen Spieth, Lakewood Historical Society, announced that the speedway event sponsored by the Lakewood Historical Society is being held this weekend. The cost is $50 per person. He invited members of the Council and audience to attend.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of July 2, 2012.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of July 9, 2012.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 112741 to 112750, and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $1,344,791.32, for the period June 16-30, 2012.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 67113 through 67247, in the amount of $737,538.57, for the period ending June 28, 2012.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 62912, 67248 through 67298, in the amount of $785,307.52, for the period ending July 5, 2012.
F. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of June 4, 2012.
COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. 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 on the proposed formation of a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) to provide adequate levels of funding ongoing transportation improvements that preserve, maintain and, as appropriate, construct or reconstruct the transportation infrastructure of the City of Lakewood and establishing a governing board of the TBD in accordance with RCW 36.73. The funds shall be used specifically for annual improvements 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.
Speaking before the Council was:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, expressed concern about another new tax and having the City Manager focus on cutting costs and doing road maintenance with existing funds.
There being no further testimony, the hearing was declared closed.
Motion No. 2012-30 appointing Sheri Badger, Ray Dotson, Alan Hart, Lonnie Lai, Julio Perez-Tanahashi and Frank John Valdez, Jr. to serve on the Public Safety Advisory Committee.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF SHERI BADGER, RAY DOTSON, ALAN HART, LONNIE LAI, JULIO PEREZ-TANASHASHI AND FRAND JONHN VALDEZ, JR. TO SERVE ON THE PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2012-23 adopting 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 RESOLUTION NO. 2012-23. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2012-24 amending the City Council Rules of Procedure.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-24. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2012-31 adopting the City Council Priorities.
COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT THE CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz reported that the Pierce County Flood Control District meeting was held last week, and noted that the discussion included administrative rules, appointment of a chairperson and a meeting schedule was adopted. Councilmember Brandstetter was appointed to the Flood Control District Advisory Committee.
He reported that he has had discussions with Pierce County Emergency Management for discontinuing emergency management services because the City has been in partnership with West Pierce Fire for the employment of an Emergency Management Coordinator servicing Lakewood.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Bocchi indicated that he will be attending the Northeast Neighborhood Association meeting on July 17, 2012.
Councilmember Barth commented on the Farmers Market and is looking forward to Tuesday’s July 17th Farmers Market and the upcoming Police Awards ceremony.
Councilmember Brandstetter indicated that the resource area that he will be representing on the Flood Control District Advisory Committee includes Lakewood, Steilacoom, DuPont and some unincorporated areas of Pierce County. He indicated that will not be attending next week’s July 23, 2012 Council meeting.
Councilmember Whalen commented that the PCRC meeting will be held on July 19, 2012 and asked Councilmembers to provide him with any comments they may have for that meeting. He commented on the Farmers Market event and how well it was received. He asked that there be a more coordinated response to citizen inquiries. Specifically, he indicated that a citizen who had inquired about the fireworks policy did not receive a response back.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:46 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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