LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, May 6, 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: 6 – Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Helen McGovern, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
Councilmember Excused: 1 – Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Anderson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
Interim City Manager Wachter announced that Farmers Market will begin on Tuesdays starting June 4, 2013 through September 17, 2013.
She then announced that the City had executed a purchase and sale agreement for the sale of surplus properties on Pacific Highway in the amount of $517,000.
She announced that the Public Works Maintenance Shop is scheduled to be erected by the end of the month.
She announced that the Pierce County Library was awarded a national medal for museums.
Interim City Manager Wachter reported that citizens have expressed the need for sani-cans at City parks, and staff is currently working on this.
She then commented on the Puget Sound Regional Council meeting she attended where a brochure on the Chambers Bay Golf Course noted that Lakewood will host the US open in 2015.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Youth Council Report.
The Youth Council reported on a recruitment dinner for new members hosted by Councilmember Barth. She then reported on the high school activities.
Recognizing the Daffodil princesses.
Daffodil Princesses Helena Laubach from Clover Park High School and Suga Lopu from Lakes High School thanked the Council for supporting the Daffodil princesses and reported on their activities.
Recognizing the Clover Park School District STEM students.
Mayor Anderson recognized the Clover Park School District STEM students for receiving first place in the South Sound Regional Science Fair and Adam McCombs from Harrison Preparatory for the 56th Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. The outstanding STEM achievers recognized were: Marilyn Johnson, Tillicum Elementary: Harmony Cummins, Custer Elementary; Zinessa Patton, Tillicum Elementary; Tracis George, Dower Elementary; Jackson Cook, Oakbrook Elementary; Logan Teems, Evergreen Elementary; Lily Smith Harrison Preparatory; Vincente Roman, Woodbrook Elementary; Mia Stevenson, Mann Middle School; Celena Wilson, Lakes High School; Marlee Hopkins, Clover Park High; Nathaniel Pagan, Clover Park High, Sinai Gonzales, Clover Park High and Andrew Dunivan, Lakes High.
Proclamation declaring May 6-10, 2013, Teacher Appreciation Week.
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI READ A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING MAY 6 -10, 2013, AS TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK.
Clover Park School District Board Report.
Recognizing Army Specialist Ryan Newberry and Specialist Jacqueline Walker.
Mayor Anderson presented Specialist Newberry with recognition for receiving the April Bayonet Soldier of the Month and Specialist Walker was recognized for receiving the March Bayonet Soldier of the Month.
Update on 4/2 Stryker Brigade.
Presentation of the US Open.
Mr. Kevin Phelps, Pierce County Deputy County Executive, provided an overview of the US Open golf championship that will take place on June 18-21, 2013 at Chambers Bay. It is the first championship in the northwest.
Discussion ensued on parking needs and what corridors in Lakewood will be affected; where could information be found on how past communities were involved in a US Open event; generating hotel motel revenues of approximately $28,000; does the USGA provide donations; how does the City justify Lakewood’s police resources in providing public safety in this event and how can public safety be distributed equitably; what is the length of time the event will restrict the public use of the Chamber Bay trails (June); and are there peripheral activities for youth.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about youth going to college and recommended reading a book by Nikki Haley Governor of South Carolina. He spoke about Boeing securing property in South Carolina.
Glen Spieth, Lakewood resident, spoke about Kiwanis Park and concerns about the absence of sani-cans.
Tyler Wood, Lakewood resident, expressed concern about the danger of narrow bike lanes on Washington Boulevard where he was nearly hit by a vehicle.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of April 15, 2013.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of April 22, 2013.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 112922 to 112932 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $863,050.17, for the period April 1 - 15, 2013.
D. Approval of payroll check numbers 112933 to 112945 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $1,191,116.40, for the period April 16 - 30, 2013.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 130055, 900270 and 70840 to 70949, in the amount of $598,936.65, for the period ending April 11, 2013.
F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 11120991, and 70950 to 71050, in the amount of $274,553.41 for the period ending April 18, 2013.
G. Approval of claim voucher numbers 71051 to 71108, in the amount of $401,680.52, for the period ending April 25, 2013.
H. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of March 21, 2013.
- Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of March 5, 2013.
- Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of April 9, 2013.
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
COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 561. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2013-06 approving the Fiscal Year 2013 Draft Consolidated Annual Action Plan and Fiscal Years 2010, 2011 and 2012 Consolidated Annual Action Plan Amendments and the proposed use of funds.
Mayor Anderson recused himself from discussion and participation oN the resolution due to his association with An agency being recommended for funding, and passed the gavel to councilmember mcgovern.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-06. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED.
Motion No. 2013-18 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with Cascade Right-of-Way Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $57,010, for professional right-of-way acquisition services for the Gravelly Lake Drive - 100th Street to Bridgeport Way improvement project.
COUNCILMEMBER BARTH MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH CASCADE RIGHT-OF-WAY SERVICES, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $57,010, FOR PROFESSIONAL RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION SERVICES FOR THE GRAVELLY LAKE DRIVE - 100TH STREET TO BRIDGEPORT WAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-19 authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with Cascade Right-of-Way Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $88,200, for right-of-way acquisition services for the South Tacoma Way - SR512 to 96th Street improvement project.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH CASCADE RIGHT-OF-WAY SERVICES, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $88,200, FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION SERVICES FOR THE SOUTH TACOMA WAY - SR512 TO 96TH STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
Interim City Manager Wachter called on Assistant City Manager Bugher who presented a follow-up to his earlier report on the Arrowhead Partridge Glen annexation study.
Discussion ensued on school district boundaries that annexations could affect, and would it be difficult to enter into an interlocal agreement relative to a sewer utility tax and surcharge and who will own the system in the long term.
Interim City Manager Wachter called on Human Resources Director Young who reviewed the process for City Manager recruitment.
Ms. Young reported that Mr. Prothman will be meeting with the Council at the May 20, 2013 Council meeting in Executive Session to review the qualifications of candidates, and the Council’s desire for panel interviews. Council requested copies of the candidate applications on May 20, 2013.
At the June 3, 2013 Council meeting in Executive Session Mr. Prothman plans to hold a summary discussion of the qualification of candidates and candidates to be invited for panel interviews.
She then explained that on June 17, 2013 a community reception of Council candidates is proposed and June 18, 2013 is planned for final interviews. Mayor Anderson requested that the Council be provided with the calendar dates mentioned through Outlook.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Moss commented on an Air Force commencement ceremony she attended. She then reported on the Planning Advisory Board meeting she attended. She also attended a public reception at St. Clare Hospital of Clover Park School District student’s art work being displayed at the hospital.
Councilmember Bocchi commented on the St. Clare Hospital public reception he attended. Councilmember Bocchi also commented on his participation in a cleanup at Onyx and 88th Street.
Councilmember Brandstetter asked about the appointment of a Lakewood representative for the Pierce County Conservation Futures position.
Councilmember Brandstetter spoke about the clean-up of Onyx and 88th Street, and the opening of the new building at Clover Park Technical College.
Councilmember Barth commented on the Youth Council dinner she hosted. She spoke about the survivor mindset seminar she attended. She also spoke about the JBLM tour she attended and the tour of the health/science building at CPTC. She spoke about the Tillicum Neighborhood Association meeting she attended.
Councilmember McGovern asked for clarification about the Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes about Kmart tenant improvements. She commented on an interview she participated in with a Bellarmine Preparatory School government class.
Mayor Anderson commented on a kick-off event he attended of a Rebuilding South Sound project. He then reported on an informational meeting he attended with Center Force. He also spoke about a meeting he attended with a USGA representative on the US Open.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:53 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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