LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Deputy Mayor Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 6 –Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Marie Barth (telephone conference) and Paul Bocchi (telephone conference).
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by request of Deputy Mayor Anderson.
Nomination and Election of Council Leadership through December 31, 2013.
Deputy Mayor Anderson opened the floor for nominations for the position of Mayor. Councilmember Whalen nominated Don Anderson for the position of Mayor. Seconded by Councilmember Barth. Voice vote was taken to elect Don Anderson as Mayor. The motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Anderson opened the floor for nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor. Councilmember Bocchi nominated Jason Whalen for the position of Deputy Mayor. Seconded by Councilmember Barth. Voice vote was taken to elect Jason Whalen as Deputy Mayor. The motion carried unanimously.
Councilmembers Bocchi and Barth have left the meeting.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz congratulated Mayor Anderson and Deputy Mayor Whalen for assuming their new positions.
City Manager Neiditz reported that 12 candidates who expressed interest for the vacant Council position have been invited to make a verbal or video presentation at the Council’s January 28, 2013 meeting.
He then updated the Council on a number of legislative hearings taking place this week relative to the Camp Murray annexation and a bill relative to the Public Records Act.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Business showcase. - Mr. Richard Burnite, General Manager, 10-20 Services
Mayor Anderson presented General Manager Richard Burnite, 10-20 Services with a recognition business award.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about vacant positions at the City and South Sound 911 and management styles.
Glen Spieth, Lakewood resident, expressed concern about the removal of portable toilets at the Bridgeport Way skate park and asked that they be re-installed.
Colonel Miller, Stryker Brigade, congratulated Mayor Anderson and Deputy Mayor Whalen for their election.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of January 7, 2013.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of January 14, 2013.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 112849 to 112860 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $1,398,859.05, for the period December 16 - 31, 2012.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 69617 through 69658, in the amount of $90,735.63, for the period ending, January 3, 2013.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 69659 through 69673, in the amount of $47,567.86, for the period ending, January 3, 2013.
F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 900266 and 69674 through 69761, in the amount of $810,415.68, for the period ending January 20, 2013.
G. Approval of claim voucher number 69762, in the amount of $260.19, for the period ending January 15, 2013.
H. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of December 3, 2012.
2. Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of November 13, 2012.
3. Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting minutes of December 17, 2012.
4. Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board meeting minutes
of September 19, 2012.
5. Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of October 3, 2012, November 7, 2012 and December 5, 2012.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Motion No. 2013-03 appointing Paul Calta, Mary Green, and Barry Hackett to serve on the Human Services Funding Advisory Board through December 31, 2015.
COUNCILMEMBER moss MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF PAUL CALTA, MARY GREEN, AND BARRY HACKETT TO SERVE ON THE HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2015. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-04 authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with Pierce County Fire Protection District 3 for fire prevention services.
COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH PIERCE COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 3 FOR FIRE PREVENTION SERVICES. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz indicated that he plans to provide the Council with three proposals to assist the City for securing a new City Manager.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Moss reported on a Sound Transit meeting she attended and their discussion relative to fees, permits and ridership. She then commented on the Martin Luther King event she attended at Clover Park Technical College.
Councilmember Brandstetter asked if the City Attorney or Mayor had a vision on how the order of Council candidate presentations would be handled. Mayor Anderson suggested that the candidates draw lots. Councilmember Brandstetter commented on the Youth Council meeting he attended and the activities they will be working on in 2013. He then commented on the Martin Luther King celebration he attended in Lakewood and the celebration that was held at Tacoma. Lastly, he commented on the Fredrickson Community Council meeting he attended and their discussion relative to the flood control zoning district matters.
Deputy Mayor Whalen expressed his appreciation to serve as Deputy Mayor. He spoke about a Memorial service at the North Chapel on JBLM. He expressed appreciation to Councilmember Moss for representing Lakewood and the Council at the MLK celebration. He asked that thank you cards be sent to Sam Matsui and Ed Drummond for their presentation at the event. He commented on the PSRC meeting and their work plan on transportation funding. He announced that the General Assembly meeting will be held on February 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. He then spoke about organizing a welcome home event for the Stryker Brigade.
Mayor Anderson expressed his appreciation to serve as Lakewood’s fourth Mayor of Lakewood. He then spoke about the Civilian Hall of Fame luncheon he attended and a meeting with the Stryker Brigade command staff about a welcoming celebration for the Brigade. He spoke about AUSA’s interest in assisting with the welcoming celebration. He then reported that he attended a memorial service for Staff Sgt. Williams, a member of the 4 Stryker Brigade.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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