LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, May 20, 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
Interim City Manager Wachter announced that two arrests were made at the Last Call Bar.
She then noted that Acting City Attorney Kaser provided oral argument before the Supreme Court last week and the arguments can be viewed on TVW.
She also announced that Lakewood’s Farmers Market will begin on June 4, 2013.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Proclamation declaring May 31 and June 1, 2013 as Lakewood Relay for Life Days.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN READ A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING MAY 31 AND JUNE 1, 2013 AS LAKEWOOD RELAY FOR LIFE DAYS.
Proclamation declaring May 19 through May 25, 2013 as National Public Works Week.
COUNCILMEMBER BARTH PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING MAY 19 THROUGH MAY 25, 2013 AS NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK TO PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR DON WICKSTROM.
Recognizing Lakewood Police Officers Ryan Moody and Jon Waller for earning the Washington State Law Enforcement Medal of Honor.
MAYOR ANDERSON RECOGNIZED OFFICERS RYAN MOODY AND JON WALLER FOR EARNING THE WASHINGTON STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT MEDAL OF HONOR FOR THEIR BRAVERY.
COPS Televised Proposal.
Mr. Zach Ragsdale, COPS Producer, spoke about the COPS show to televise Lakewood’s officers and noted that COPS will not air any show without the approval of the Police Department.
Discussion ensued about the negative impressions the show might have on a community; what cities will be filmed in the next season; airing stories of officers going above and beyond; and does the City benefit from any revenues from the show.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, showed a video about the BMW and Boeing economic development projects in South Carolina.
Joel Cowart, Pyroland Fireworks, Buckley, Washington, spoke about Ordinance No. 564 relative to hours for fireworks sales, and expressed support for the proposed ordinance.
Denise Yochum, Lakewood resident, spoke against the COPS televised program.
James Guerrero, Lakewood resident, spoke against the COPS televised program.
Dan Durr, Lakewood resident, spoke against the COPS televised program and concerns about its impact on economic development.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of May 6, 2013.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of May 13, 2013.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 112946 to 112955 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $858,614.90 for the period May 1 -15, 2013.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 130057, 130058 and 71109 through 71173, in the amount of $261,152.03 for the period ending May 2, 2013.
E. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 16, 2013.
- Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of April 3, 2013.
- Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of April 1, 2013.
- Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of April 9, 2013.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN 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. 2013-20 appointing Louis Imhof and Timothy Johnson to the Redevelopment Advisory Board through May 23, 2016.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF LOUIS IMHOF AND TIMOTHY JOHNSON TO THE REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH MAY 23, 2016. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER bocchi. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-21 appointing Anthony Gomez to the Human Services Funding Advisory Board through December 31, 2016.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF ANTHONY GOMEZ TO THE HUMAN SERVICES FUNDING ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2016. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Ordinance No. 562 repealing Chapter 2.45 of the Municipal Code relative to the Reclaiming Our Youth Advisory Board.
deputy MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 562. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Ordinance No. 563 repealing Chapter 15A.24 and creating Chapter 15A.34 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to unfit dwellings, buildings and structures.
DEPUTY WHALEN MOVED TO CONTINUE ORDINANCE NO. 563 TO A COUNCIL STUDY SESSION. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Ordinance No. 564 creating Section 8.68.100 and amending Section 8.68.020 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to the sales of fireworks within the city.
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 564. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2013-07 approving the Shoreline Master Plan.
COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO AMEND RESOLUTION NO. 2013-07 BY DELETING ITEM 12 ON PAGE 102 OF THE SHORELINE MASTER PLAN. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO DELETE ITEM #18 ON PAGE 30 OF THE SHORELINE MASTER PLAN. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED WITH DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN VOTING IN OPPOSITION.
VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE AMENDED RESOLUTION NO. 2013-07 AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-22 authorizing the execution of an agreement with Barry Civil Construction, Inc., in the amount of $243,332, for the construction of sidewalks for the Dower Elementary Safe Routes to School Program.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AUTHROIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH BARRY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $243,332, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS FOR THE DOWER ELEMENTARY SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
Interim City Manager Wachter indicated that the abatement nuisance ordinance will be brought before the Council at next week’s Study Session.
She indicated that staff is still working on finding a representative for the Pierce County Conservation Futures Board.
She reported that on June 10, 2013 the Council Subcommittee’s report on Citizens’ Advisory Boards and Committees is on the Council’s Study Session agenda.
Interim City Manager Wachter called on Assistant City Manager Bugher who provided a brief overview on right-of-way maintenance.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Mayor Anderson called on Mr. Prothman who provided an overview on the schedule for the City Manager recruitment process.
He reported that he has started the interview process of 13-14 candidates.
He explained that at the June 3, 2013 Council meeting, selection of finalists for interviews and the design process for conducting the final interviews will be discussed. The final interviews are scheduled for June 17 and 18, 2013.
Councilmember Moss spoke about a Clover Park Technical College Trustees conference she attended relative to electronics technology. She then commented on the Filipino American League installation of officer’s event she attended over the weekend.
Councilmember Bocchi commented on the Greater Lakes Mental Health dinner he attended.
Councilmember Brandstetter spoke about the JBLM armed forces day event he attended. He also spoke about the Lakewood Sister Cities Association International Festival he attended over the weekend.
Councilmember Barth spoke about her trip to Washington, DC for the national realtor’s conference.
Councilmember McGovern spoke about the Pierce County Reads event she attended. She also spoke about the Lakewood Letter carrier food drive.
Deputy Mayor Whalen asked for an update on the status of the pedestrian bridge. He expressed appreciation for the comments received tonight from the Redevelopment Advisory Board members. He spoke about the 4/2 Stryker Brigade welcoming event and asked if an announcement can be placed on the website. He commented on the Commencement Bay Rowing Club event in Vancouver and asked that the Lakewood students be recognized.
Mayor Anderson commented on meeting with a Norwegian delegation at Lakewood Ford. He then spoke about the International Festival and Armed Forces Day events he attended.
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Mayor Anderson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 30 minutes to discuss the qualifications of candidates for public employment.
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Council recessed into Executive Session at 9:35 p.m. and reconvened at 10:05 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:05 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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