LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, February 19, 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 7:00 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 7 – Mayor Don Anderson; Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Helen McGovern, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Anderson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Wachter reported that Lakewood Police Officer Jeff Paynter will be coordinating the defensive tactics program at the State Criminal Justice Training Center.
City Manager Wachter then introduced Acting City Attorney Matt Kaser.
City Manager Wachter announced that on February 20, 2013, staff will be holding a staff Chili cook-off at noon. On February 23, 2013, the Black Tie & Blue Jeans event will be held at the McGavick Center at 6:00 p.m. On March 2, 2013, the Daddy/Daughter Dance will be held at 6:00 p.m., at Lakes High School.
She also announced that on April 1, 2013 the Nisqually Convenience Center will be holding a grand opening.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Proclamation recognizing the Lakewood and Clover Park Rotary Clubs for their accomplishments and community service.
DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING THE LAKEWOOD AND CLOVER PARK ROTARY CLUBS FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE TO MR. KEN SHARP, PRESIDENT, CLOVER PARK ROTARY AND MR. DAVE REAMES, PRESIDENT, LAKEWOOD ROTARY.
Recognizing Retired Lieutenant Colonel Ed Drummond for his support at the 10th Annual Lakewood Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
MAYOR ANDERSON RECOGNIZED RETIRED LIEUTENANT COLONEL ED DRUMMOND FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION AT THE 10TH ANNUAL LAKEWOOD MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION AND PRESENTED LT. COLONEL DRUMMOND WITH A LAKEWOOD COIN.
City Manager recruitment process.
Mr. Greg Prothman, Project Lead, Prothman Company, distributed a draft recruitment schedule and process for selecting a City Manager which would take approximately 90 days. He suggested that a national search be conducted in 11 western states. He asked Council what geographic area should the recruitment cover, is the draft recruitment process acceptable, what characteristics and abilities of the candidate is the Council interested, and what individuals, beside the Council, should the Prothman Company speak to (i.e. staff, citizens, etc.).
Discussion ensued on keeping an open mind to secure the best candidate and not limit the search; do the same candidates apply over and over; what has been the career path of individuals working into a successful City Manager position; what is the process for the “culling” of candidates to meet the “fit” for an organization; will the position be opened to candidates with no prior City Manager experience; is a credit check also done; what has been the most successful use of citizen involvement in the process; preference for a candidate with passion for the community; and what have been some unsuccessful placements.
Discussion ensued on stakeholder interviews to involve senior staff, union heads, and the fire chief; Council being provided with all the applications submitted; and when will the final interview process be held (week of May 13, 2013).
Mr. Jesse Roberge, Black Bear Yogurt, invited the audience to attend the Daddy/Daughter dance.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Strategic Planning Workshop of February 2, 2013.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of February 4, 2013.
C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special Meeting of February 11, 2013.
D. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of February 11, 2013.
E. Approval of payroll check numbers 112867 to 112874 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $1,227,602.78, for the period January 16 - 31, 2013.
F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 13007 and 69967 through 70030 in the amount of $528,061.14, for the period ending January 31, 2013.
G. Approval of claim voucher numbers 70031 through 70112, in the amount of $292,095.35, for the period ending February 7, 2013.
H. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clek:
1. Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 16, 2013.
2. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of January 7, 2013.
I. Resolution No. 2013-02
Setting Monday, March 4, 2013, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on amending the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS 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. 2013-12 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with KPFF Consulting Engineers, in an amount not to exceed $226,214.78, for engineering and bridge design services relative to the Madigan access improvement project.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AND AGREEMENT WITH KPFF CONSULTING ENGINEERS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $226,214.78, FOR ENGINEERING AND BRIDGE DESIGN SERVICES RELATIVE TO THE MADIGAN ACCESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-13 authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with the Lakewood Water District relative to improvements on Bridgeport Way from 83rd Street to 75th Street SW.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE LAKEWOOD WATER DISTRICT RELATIVE TO IMPROVEMENTS ON BRIDGEPORT WAY FROM 83RD STREET TO 75TH STREET SW. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER barth. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Wachter asked Assistant City Manager Bugher to provide an update on the North Gate Road traffic backups. He explained that there are limited resources to install any traffic calming devices at a cost of $250,000. He indicated that staff is working with JBLM for placing signs on JBLM to help mitigate this matter.
City Manager Wachter reported that on the Council’s Study Session for February 25, 2013, a review of the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program amendment and a low-incoming housing project is scheduled on the Council’s agenda.
She then distributed a copy of the Arrowhead/Partridge Glen annexation study which is scheduled for the March 11, 2013 Study Session.
She also distributed a draft copy of 2013 agenda items that staff will be using as a tool for long range planning of upcoming Council agenda items. She indicated that staff is planning to provide Council with a five to ten minute briefing on one of the Council priorities under the Briefing by the City Manager portion of the Council’s agendas.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Bocchi commented on the Partners for Parks event and the upcoming Daddy/Daughter Dance that he will be participating in.
Councilmember Moss indicated that she is selling Black Tie and Blue Jean event tickets. She reported that she will be attending the 62nd Airlift Wing event.
Councilmember Barth spoke about the Tyee Park Elementary black history celebration she attended. She then reported on the AWC Forum she attended with Communications Director Brewster in Olympia and met with several legislators. .
Councilmember Brandstetter expressed his condolences on the death of Councilmember Godwin from the City of Fife. Councilmember Brandstetter asked if the Shoreline Master Plan is not the appropriate vehicle to bring conclusion to the matter of street ends, then what is the vehicle for doing so. He asked that it be addressed in the Legacy Plan. Mayor Anderson asked for an approximate amount of staff time it would take to address the matter of street ends before re-opening the matter again.
Deputy Mayor Whalen asked about the status of the Camp Murray roundabout work. Assistant City Manager Bugher noted that the work is 80 percent complete. Deputy Mayor Whalen asked if there was a better communication tool, in bullet points, of ongoing Public Works projects, business retention activities that could be provided the Council and posted on the web. He then commented on a Welcome home event that is being planned to thank the 4/2 Stryker Brigade. Deputy Mayor Whalen noted that property taxes have gone down which might create an opportunity for a funding mechanism for the Transportation Benefit District.
Councilmember McGovern commented on the Partners for Parks event.
Mayor Anderson commented on the February 14, 2013 Employee Farewell Open House for Andrew Neiditz. He also commented on the Coffee with the Mayor program in which emergency management was discussed. He also reported on the Master Builders Association meeting he participated in. He then commented on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting he attended.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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