LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, September 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: 5 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Marie Barth.
Councilmembers Excused: 2 – Councilmembers Paul Bocchi (arrived at 7:10 p.m.) and Mary Moss.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz welcomed Communications Officer Jeff Brewster back after a year’s deployment overseas.
He then showed a police in-car video clip of a traffic stop.
Councilmember Bocchi arrived at 7:10 p.m.
Mayor Richardson deviated from the agenda to consider Motion No. 2012-33 at this time.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Motion No. 2012-33 appointing Youth Council members for school year 2012 through 2013.
COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF YOUTH COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2012 THROUGH 2013. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Youth Council Report.
Youth Council Mitchell reported on their first official meeting and discussed their duties, responsibilities and upcoming events. The Youth Council will be participating in the Stuff the Bus event, sponsoring the food collection event for Emergency Food Network, the Green Initiative, CIS Autumn Gala Dinner, Make a Difference Day, and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Proclamation recognizing After School Programs.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO MR. KURT SAMPLE, LAKEWOOD’S PROMISE COORDINATOR AND MR. ERIK KRAMER, BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB.
Proclamation declaring September 2012 as National Literacy Month.
COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING SEPTEMBER 2012 AS NATIONAL LITERACY MONTH TO MS. KATHY FLORES, CHAIR, LAKEWOOD ARTS COMMISSION.
Mayor Richardson presented a business showcase award recognizing Lakewood Ford to Mr. Henry Krebs, General Manager and Mr. Greg Anderson, Operations Manager of Lakewood Ford.
Clover Park School District Board Report.
Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Joe Vlaming reported on the construction status of Hutdloff Middle School. He then reported on the design status of Harrison Preparatory, and the status on the construction of two elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He announced that school starts on September 5, 2012.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about Councils being masters of destruction.
Becky Huber, Lakewood resident, complimented the Parks and Recreation Department for organizing the Farmers Market. On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, the Lakewood Historical Society will feature the Korean community’s influence on Lakewood’s history.
Diane Formoso, Caring for Kids, Fircrest resident, provided a summary of the Caring for Kids event at Lochburn Middle School, providing school supplies at Springbrook Park and organizing clothing bag orders for children.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of August 20, 2012.
B. Approval of payroll check numbers 112777 to 112785 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $927,365.61, for the period August 1 - 15, 2012.
C. Approval of claim voucher numbers 9819442 and 67770 through 67897, in the amount of $1,220,657.41, for the period ending August 16, 2012.
D. Approval of claim voucher number 67898 in the amount of $459.46, for the period ending August 21, 2012.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 67899 through 67983, in the amount of $583,961.30, for the period ending August 23, 2012.
F. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of May 24, 2012.
- Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 1, 2012.
- Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of June 5, 2012.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Motion No. 2012-34 appointing Paul Caswell to serve as the Youth Council representative on the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board through May 21, 2013.
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF PAUL CASWELL TO SERVE AS THE YOUTH COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE ON THE LAKEWOOD’S PROMISE ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH MAY 21, 2013. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2012-35 appointing Helen Bloodsaw, Sharon Taylor and Edith Owen Wallace to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board through September 20, 2015.
COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF HELEN BLOODSAW, SHARON TAYLOR AND EDITH OWEN WALLACE TO SERVE ON THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20, 2015. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2012-36 reappointing J. Alan Billingsley, Vito Iacobazzi and Tanja Scott to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board through September 19, 2015.
DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO CONFIRM THE REAPPOINTMENT OF J. ALAN BILLINGSLEY, VITO IACOBAZZI AND TANJA SCOTT TO SERVE ON THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 19, 2015. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2012-37 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Washington State Military Department, in the amount of $90,699, for Homeland Security Emergency Management programs from June 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013.
COUNCILMEMBER BARTH MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE MILITARY DEPARTMENT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $90,699, FOR HOMELAND SECURITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS FROM JUNE 1, 2012 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2013. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz announced that the City was awarded a $2.9 million Section 108 U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant for funding loans for major developments.
He then noted that staff has responded to citizens about the roundabout construction relative to the Camp Murray gate relocation project and concerns about Fire Department access and the proper allocation of funds that the City received as required in the mitigation agreement with Camp Murray.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Whalen asked about the Puget Sound Energy work along Hipkins Road and what is the City’s intent to have the road put back in its original condition. He then commented on the progress occurring along Kendrick and concerns about massive overhead electrical lines in the area and asked about the potential for undergrounding of utilities. Public Works Director Wickstrom indicated that Lakeview Power is planning to underground the utilities in that area. He asked if Farmers Market has been extended. City Manager Neiditz indicated that it has been extended to September 18, 2012.
He then introduced an international exchange student that will be attending Pierce College until June 2013.
Councilmember Barth reported that she attended the reception for incoming military commanders. She then reported on the well-attended Farmers Market today. She also noted that she attended the Employee Quarterly event.
Councilmember Brandstetter asked if a date has been set for the Transportation Benefit District discussion for the purpose of considering its administrative organization.
Councilmember Whalen commented on an article about 4,100 vehicles traveling on Interlaaken Bridge and expressed concern for needed repairs on that corridor.
Mayor Richardson indicated that he is awaiting a response from Mayor Lucas on an alternate to serve on the Flood Control Zoning District Committee.
He reported that Councilmember Brandstetter has attended the Flood Control Zoning District Committee’s first meeting and the next meeting is scheduled for September 15, 2012.
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Mayor Richardson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 30 minutes to discuss the performance of a public official.
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Council recessed into Executive Session at 8:20 p.m. and reconvened at 8:50 p.m.
At 8:50 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that Executive Session will be extended an additional 10 minutes.
Council reconvened at 9:00 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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