LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, April 1, 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 7:13 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
Interim City Manager Wachter announced that the Nisqually Convenience Center grand opening is scheduled for April 8, 2013.
She reported that traffic counts on North Gate Road is starting this week.
She announced that the City Manager recruitment flyer will be released tomorrow, April 2, 2013.
She then reported that the City filed an appeal on the Pt. Defiance Bypass Environmental Assessment.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Youth Council Report.
Youth Council reported on the Parks Appreciation Project of the Youth Council and activities at Clover Park and Lakes High Schools and Harrison Preparatory.
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Youth of the Year recognition
Mayor Anderson recognized Xavier Means, Clover Park High School student for being awarded the Boys and Girls Club South Puget Sound Youth of the Year award.
Clover Park School District Board Report.
Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board President Carole Jacobs reported that schools are closed this week for Spring break. She reported that Clarkmoor Elementary School, Hudtloff A. G. Middle School and Southgate Elementary School were identified as exemplary schools by the Washington Achievement Index. She then spoke about the STEM program ceremony. She commented on the Communities In Schools breakfast and the all-boys choir that performed. She reported that the VFW High School of the Year award was presented to the Clover Park High School ROTC teacher. She provided a status report on the athletic field improvements at Hudtloff Middle School and improvements at some of the schools on JBLM.
Update on Pierce County’s Emergency Management Region 5 Mitigation Plan.
Ms. Katie Gillespie, Pierce County Emergency Management Mitigation Coordinator, provided an update on the process of the Region 5 Mitigation Plan that is scheduled to be sent to FEMA on November 13, 2013.
Discussion ensued on how grants can be made available for undergrounding of utilities for pre or post disasters.
Speaking before the Council were:
Glenn Spieth, Lakewood Historical Society and Lakewood resident, announced that there will be a new exhibit at the historical society museum on April 6, 2013. He then spoke about the breakdown of what a vehicle license fee consists of and suggested a property tax versus a license tab fee.
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about work ethics as a means to build opportunities.
Robert Cloud, Lakewood resident, spoke about a volunteer City street cleaning effort on 108th Street and an Easter egg hunt at Active Park. He expressed concern about having no sani-cans at the park due to budget cuts and the City not allowing for the use of other facilities offered by nearby businesses.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of March 18, 2013.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of March 25, 2013.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 112900 to 112907 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $897,509.41, for the period March 1 - 15, 2013.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 10981026, 70582 through 70663, in the amount of $233,821.52 for the period ending March 21, 2013.
E. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of February 12, 2013.
- Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board meeting minutes of February 21, 2013 and March 6, 2013.
- Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of February 6, 2013.
- Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of February 19, 2013.
- Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of September 27, November 1 and December 19, 2012.
- Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of February 26, 2013.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS 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
Resolution No. 2013-05 declaring certain real properties at 12432, 12522 and 12588 Pacific Highway as surplus and authorizing the sale of said properties.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-05. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. 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 BOCCHI MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, IN THE AMOUNT OF $60,000, FOR ANALYZING POTENTIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. 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 their affiliation with Living Access Support Alliance and left the Council Chambers.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AUTHORIZE 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. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED WITH COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI VOTING IN OPPOSITION.
Motion No. 2013-17 authorizing the execution of an agreement with DKS Associates, in the amount of $81,738, for engineering services for traffic signal upgrades within the city limits of Lakewood.
COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH DKS ASSOCIATES, IN THE AMOUNT OF $81,738, FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADES WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF LAKEWOOD. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
Interim City Manager Wachter reported that the housing and Comprehensive Plan amendments discussion requested by the Council is scheduled for the May 13, 2013 Study Session.
Interim City Manager Wachter asked for a 10 minute Executive Session on potential litigation.
She then called Assistant City Manager Bugher to provide an update on the Council priority for fostering economic development in Tillicum/Woodbrook and the Towne Center.
Assistant City Manager Bugher and Economic Development Manager Grady reviewed the City’s accomplishments on redeveloping the I-5 corridor and the initial cost of these accomplishments over the last 13 years.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Moss commented on a C-17 event she attended. She also spoke about the round table discussion she attended with Senator Murray.
Councilmember Bocchi commented on the Communities In Schools breakfast he attended. He then asked when the Shoreline Master Plan would be coming before Council for action. He spoke about buildings in King County that have been assisted by the National Development Council. Councilmember Bocchi indicated that Pierce County is looking at how to deal with foreclosed properties and by June the County should have information available.
Councilmember Brandstetter commented on the South Sound 911 meeting he attended. He indicated that South Sound 911 will be providing a new proposed agreement to its members about a bonding contingency if there are cost overruns. He then spoke about a meeting he attended at Curtis High School relative to salmon restoration projects at Chambers/Clover Creeks.
Councilmember Barth spoke about the Communities In Schools breakfast. She then spoke about four destinations that were highlighted in the South Sound magazine - Harborstone Credit Union, Infusion Interior Design, Chambers Veterinary and Fort Steilacoom Dog Off-Leash Park.
Councilmember McGovern commented on the Landmarks & Heritage Advisory Board meeting she attended and their discussion about historical designations.
Deputy Mayor Whalen commented on the Communities In Schools event he attended. He then reported on the Arts Commission meeting discussion relative to public art at gateways. He indicated that he will be attending the Tillicum/Woodbrook Neighborhood Association meeting. He then announced that the Lakewood Rotary event will be held on April 6, 2013.
Mayor Anderson expressed concern about the proposed South Sound 911 agreement and the impact to Lakewood’s bonding capacity. He then commented on the Communities In schools event he attended. He indicated he testified before the Legislature on the Camp Murray annexation. He then commented on an all-day Pierce Transit Study Session he attended and their discussion on service delivery.
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Mayor Anderson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 10 minutes to discuss potential litigation.
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Council recessed into Executive Session at 10:40 p.m. and reconvened at 10:50 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:50 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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