LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, February 4, 2013
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 5 – Mayor Don Anderson; Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen; Councilmembers, Mike Brandstetter, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
Councilmember Excused: 1 – Councilmember Mary Moss.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Anderson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Update on 4/2 Stryker Brigade - Colonel Michael A. Getchell, Commander of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Colonel Getchell thanked former Mayor and Mrs. Richardson for his service. He then read a proclamation that was presented to former Mayor Richardson. Mrs. Getchell presented Mayor and Mrs. Richardson with a token of appreciation.
Proclamation extending appreciation of Doug Richardson for his dedicated service to the Lakewood City Council and citizens of Lakewood.
Mayor Anderson presented a proclamation recognizing Doug Richardson for his dedicated service to the Lakewood City Council and citizens of Lakewood.
Police Chief Farrar presented Mayor Richardson with a plaque of appreciation for his service.
City Manager Neiditz presented Mayor Richardson with a plaque of former President Teddy Roosevelt’s historical words of leadership.
Councilmembers then spoke about their appreciation and admiration for working with Mayor Richardson.
Mayor Anderson opened the mic for citizen comments who expressed appreciation about Mayor Richardson.
Mayor Richardson then provided parting comments.
Council recessed at 8:05 p.m. and reconvened at 8:27 p.m.
Youth Council Report.
The Youth Council thanked Doug Richardson for his support over the years. The Youth Council reported on the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration they participated in and spoke about the upcoming Daddy/Daughter Dance and Parks Appreciation Day. The Youth Council then provided a high school report of activities at Clover Park School District schools including Harrison Preparatory School.
Clover Park School District Board Report.
Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Paul Wagemann spoke about Mayor Richardson’s support of the School District and asked that the Council continue that support. He reported that eight teachers received national board certification. He then provided an update on the construction improvements at various schools.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about technology in schools in which parents can see the progress of their children on-line.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the mintues of the City Council meeting of January 22, 2013.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of January 28, 2013.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 112861 to 112866 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $900,887.16, for the period January 1 - 15, 2013.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 69763 through 69867, in the amount of $245,240.76 for the period ending January 17, 2013.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 10647034 and 69868 through 69966, in the amount of $497,484.22, for the period ending January 24, 2013.
F. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of November 7, 2012.
- Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board meeting minutes of June 7, 2012, July 12, 2012, August 9, 2012, October 11, 2012, November 8, 2012, December 13, 2012.
- Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 9, 2013.
- Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of August TH21, 2012.
- Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of November 29, 2012.
COUNCILMEMBER BARTH MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Motion No. 2013-05 appointing an interim City Manager.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF AN INTERIM CITY MANAGER. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN AND COUNCILMEMBER BARTH WITHDREW THEIR MOTION.
MAYOR ANDERSON REQUESTED THAT THIS ITEM BE PLACED ON THE FEBRUARY 11, 2013 SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA OF THE COUNCIL.
Motion No. 2013-06 reappointing Paul Calta and James Taylor to serve on the Planning Advisory Board through February 11, 2018.
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO CONFIRM THE REAPPOINTMENT OF PAUL CALTA AND JAMES TAYLOR TO SERVE ONTHE PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2018. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-07 appointing a Councilmember to fill the unexpired term of Lakewood City Council Position No. 5.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO APPOINT HELEM MCGOVERN AS THE COUNCILMEMBER TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCILPOSITION NO. 5 UNTIL NOVEMBER 2013 GENERAL ELECTIONS IS CERTIFIED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-08 authorizing the execution of a lease agreement with the Clover Park Technical College relative to the use of the McGavick Center.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTIOV OF A LEASAE AGREEMENT WITH THE CLOVER PARK TECHNICIAL COLLEGE RELATIVE TO THE USE OF THE MCGAVORICK CENTER. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-09 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Prothman Company for executive recruitment services for a City Manager.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE PROTHMAN COMPANY FOR EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT FOR SERVICES FOR A CITY MANAGER. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER.. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz announced that February 7, 2013 is the Chamber’s Chili Contest and also on February 7, 2013 is the PCRC General Assembly meeting.
Then, on February 13 and 14, 2013 is the Legislative Conference of AWC. He reported that the North Gate Road issues were in THE NEWS TRIBUNE and interviews were held with the media. He reported that the Public Works Maintenance Facility is in the process of transitioning to the Front Street building. He announced that two Public Works grants were awarded in the amount of $415,000 for Custer Road and John Dower improvements and $661,000 for City-wide traffic signal improvements.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Brandstetter spoke about the placement of signs to eliminate cut through traffic in Lake City versus signs in Tillicum that was difficult to enforce.
He indicated that he will not be able to participate in the PCRC or Chili cook-off event as he will be out of town that day.
Mayor Anderson commented on an emergency management meeting he attended on January 29, 2013.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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