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2013 03 04 Council Minutes

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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

 

Monday, March 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 7:02 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present:  6 – Mayor Don Anderson; Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.

Councilmember Excused:  1 – Councilmember Helen McGovern.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Anderson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

Interim City Manager Wachter distributed copies of the City’s newsletter.  On March 13, 2013 an elected officials meeting will be held at JBLM for the SSMCP.  She reported that the first week of April is the deadline for filing comments for the Pt. Defiance Bypass project Environmental Assessment.  On March 22, 2013 a fundraiser for Relay for Life will be held and on April 1, 2013, there will be an opening event for the Nisqually Convenience Center.

A video was then shown of the Terry Bradshaw video about Lakewood. 

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report.

The Youth Council reported on the Daddy/Daughter Dance and the upcoming Parks Appreciation Day event.  He then reported on school activities at Clover Park High School and Harrison Preparatory.

Proclamation declaring March 11 - 15, 2013 as Classified School Employees Week.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING MARCH 11 - 15, 2013 AS CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES WEEK TO MS. IRENE ODA, PRESIDENT OF EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PERSONNEL OF CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT

Clover Park School District Board Report.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Schafer expressed his appreciation for the Classified School Employees Week proclamation.  He spoke about major accomplishments of the new Hudtloff Middle School and that the old school has been torn down and removal is expected to be completed by August.  He indicated that the next Board meeting will be at Hudtloff.   He then expressed his appreciation of the collaboration between the CPSD and the City.

Councilmember Brandstetter commended the staff who coordinated the event at Hudtloff Middle School over the weekend.

Proclamation recognizing Andrew Neiditz for eight years of service.

MAYOR ANDERSON PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING ANDREW NEIDITZ FOR EIGHT YEARS OF SERVICE.

Council recessed at 7:30 p.m. and reconvened at 7:55 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Becky Huber, Lakewood resident, announced that former City Manager Andrew Neiditz will be speaking at Lakewood United on March 7, 2013.  She then announced that the Lakewood Historical Society will be presenting “Women in Aviation Then and Now” on March 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, showed a video about the Mayor of Fargo, North Dakota and the economy in their community with a budget surplus. 

C  O  N  S  E  N  T    A  G  E  N  D  A

A.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of February 19, 2013.

B.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of February 25, 2013.

C.        Approval of payroll check numbers 112875 to 112886 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $882,323.98, for the period February 1 - 15, 2013. 

D.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 70113 through 70230, in the amount of $473,464.15 for the period ending February 14, 2013.

E.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 70231 through 70314, in the amount of $473,227.91, for the period ending February 21, 2013.

F.         Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:

  1. Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 8, 2013.
  2. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of November 27, 2012.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS 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

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND APPEALS

This is the date set for a public hearing on the Amendment to the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (2013-2018).

Speaking before the Council was:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about the Economic Development Board and the Transportation Improvement Program are putting the economy in decline.  

There being no further testimony, the hearing was declared closed.

Mayor Anderson deviated from the agenda to consider Resolution No. 2013-02 at this time.

RESOLUTION

Resolution No. 2013-02 approving the Amendment to the Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (2013-2018).

DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-02. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ORDINANCE

Ordinance No. 559 amending the 2013-2014 biennial budget.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 559.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion No. 2013-14 awarding a bid to 3 Kings Environment, Inc., in the amount of $916,819, for the 2012 drywell replacement project.

DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO AWARD A BID TO 3 KINGS ENVIRONMENT, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $916,819, FOR THE 2012 DRYWELL REPLACEMENT PROJECT.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER  BANDSTETTER.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2013-15 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the National Development Council, in the amount of $60,000, for analyzing potential economic development projects.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONTINUE MOTION NO. 2013-15 TO THE MEETING OF MARCH 18, 2013.  SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2013-16 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Living Access Support Alliance and the Tacoma Housing Authority, in the amount of $250,000, to construct fifteen units of affordable housing at 5954-5960 Gravelly Lake Drive SW.

Mayor Anderson and Deputy Mayor Whalen disclosed that they will recuse themselves from discussion and voting on this matter due to their affiliation with the Living Access Support Alliance.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONTINUE MOTION 2013-16 TO MARCH 18, 2013.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.  

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

Interim City Manager Wachter reported that the March 11 Study Session includes the Arrowhead/Partridge Glen annexation report and a report on sustaining regional coordination with the military for a future study session.   She asked for Council’s feedback on placing the Transportation Benefit District discussion on the March 25, 2013 Study Session agenda.  It was the consensus of the Council to hold a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District (TBD) on March 25, 2013 as an organizational meeting and then hold a TBD meeting.   

In response to Council’s request for information about Amazon.com locating in DuPont, she distributed copies of information prepared by Economic Development Manager Grady.  She also provided a summary of Ms. Grady’s work on the marketing efforts of the Terry Bradshaw video.  She also reported on staff’s efforts in developing a community survey.  

Interim City Manager Wachter called on Assistant City Manager Halladay who reviewed the 2013 General Fund budget concerns resulting in $600,000 expenditures in medical insurance premiums ($250,000), public defense costs ($250,000) and natural gas use tax collection issues ($100,000). 

Discussion ensued on the reasons for the additional public defense costs and what is the likelihood of University Place absorbing some of the Public Defense costs;    where is money set aside for potential liabilities that could be rendered from the supreme court and its impact on the reserves; how many vacant positions are there (7-8); and are furloughs being considered. 

Mayor Anderson indicated that he will be traveling to Washington, DC in April and that he has a meeting scheduled with Patrick O’Brien and OEA staff to discuss how to attract defense related businesses to our locality.       

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Bocchi commented on the Daddy/Daughter dance he participated in.  

Councilmember Moss commented on the Economic Development Board (EDB) luncheon she attended.  She commented on the Filipino American league event she attended over the weekend at the Lakewood Elks.  She indicated that she will be attending the Sound Transit Board meeting to discuss the Federal Way extension and the system access policy. 

Councilmember Barth commented on the TNT article on the Youth of the Year award and asked that the Clover Park High School youth be recognized at a Council meeting.

Councilmember Brandstetter commented on the Flood Control District meeting he attended and their discussion on the funding process.  He then spoke about the Lakewood Sister Cities Association meeting he attended and their discussion about the International Festival event.   

Deputy Mayor Whalen commented on the Lakewood Connections newsletter.  He also commented on the Arts Commission meeting he attended and their discussion on potential art projects at the South Tacoma Way gateway.  He spoke about the Daddy/Daughter Dance he attended and the EDB meeting he attended.  He spoke about the work at the pedestrian bridge project.  He announced that the Sportsman dinner is scheduled for April 6, 2013.   

Mayor Anderson asked Council to think about what City Manager characteristics they would be interested in having in a new City Manager when they meet with the Prothman consulting firm.

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Mayor announced that Council will recess for three minutes and then recess into Executive Session.

Executive Session

Mayor Anderson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 15 minutes to discuss property acquisition.

Council recessed into Executive Session at 10:10 p.m. and reconvened at 10:25 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:25 p.m.

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Mayor Anderson announced that Council will recess into a closed session to discuss employee relations pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4).

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DON ANDERSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK