LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
June 3, 2013
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Anderson called the meeting to order 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 noted that Senator Carrell passed away last week and staff is preparing a proclamation in his remembrance.
She announced that Farmer’s Market begins at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
She then announced that the City will be received a JAG grant for $53,000 to prevent metal theft.
Interim City Manager Wachter then called on Mr. Tim Plante, St.Clare Hospital, who spoke about the hospital’s sponsorship for the Farmer’s Market.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Youth Council Report.
The Youth Council reported on the Youth Council’s Year End Report for 2013.
Each Youth Council member introduced themselves and described what they plan to do next year.
Clover Park School District Board Report.
Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Wagemann reported on the
Lake Louise Elementary School math and reading scores. He then spoke about the Lakes High School Choir receiving an award. He announced that graduation ceremonies will be held in the next few weeks. He announced that the next year school will start on September 3, 2013. He reported that students will be moving into the new Carter Lake and Hillside Elementary Schools next year.
Update on City Manager Recruitment.
Mr. Greg Prothman, Prothman Company, reported that 38 applications were received for the City Manager position and that he had interviewed 14 candidates. He indicated that he provided the Council with his assessment of the interviews and recommended that 5 - 6 candidates be invited for interviews. He asked what process is the Council interested in using. He reported that interviews are scheduled for June 17 and 18, 2013.
Deputy Mayor Whalen suggested that it appeared that up to 6 candidates should be interviewed.
Mayor Anderson asked for Council input on designing a system for public input by having panels consisting of representatives from the community and staff. Councilmember McGovern suggested members from the Citizens’ Advisory Boards and Committees (CABC) and Youth Council be on a panel and that a public reception be held for anyone to attend.
Mr. Prothman suggested that a workable panel size average 7 – 9 members. He suggested that the 6 candidates rotate among the interview panels (community, staff and Council) and that the panels focus on strengths and weaknesses of the candidates. He recommended that there be a facilitator for each of the panel interviews. He noted that June 18, 2013 will be an all-day event for interviews. Mayor Anderson suggested that there be a blend of members from CABCs together with staff representatives and have service clubs, educational institutions, business representatives, etc. in another interview panel. He noted that some of the CABC members may also represent others areas such as service clubs, etc. Deputy Mayor Whalen asked what information will be provided to the members of the interview panels. Mr. Prothman indicated that a notebook of information on the candidates’ qualifications and position criteria will be made available. Mr. Prothman suggested that as many community members attend the community reception and that there be a question and answer format. Councilmember Barth suggested inviting the Neighborhood Association to participate in the reception. Mayor Anderson requested that the McGavick Center be reserved for the community reception.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about economic development projects in Port Charleston.
Betty Loring, Lakewood resident, spoke about the Lakewood Senior Center activities at the Center. She announced that an open house will be held on June 6, 2013.
Robert Hill, Tacoma resident, commented on the June 4, 2013, Lakewood’s Farmer’s Market and Tacoma and Proctor’s farmers market. He then commented on the Tacoma-Pierce County Visitor Bureau magazine. He also spoke about the ranking of City Manager candidates.
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 20, 2013.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of May 28, 2013.
C. Approval of claim voucher numbers 130121, 130126, 130127 and 71266 to 71380, in the amount of $549,783.26 for the period ending May 16, 2013.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 11345909 and 71381 to 71382, in the amount of $272.00 for the period ending May 17, 2013.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 71383 to 71438, in the amount of $573,121.72 for the period ending May 23, 2013.
F. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of April 18, 2013.
Setting Monday, July 1, 2013, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the 2014 -2019 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program.
Authorizing the sale of Lakewood Police Canine Phelan as surplus property.
I. Motion No. 2013-25
Authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, in the amount of $462,000, for the Western State Hospital Community Partnerships program.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER moss. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Ordinance No. 563 repealing Chapter 15A.24 and creating Chapter 15A.34 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to unfit dwellings, buildings and structures.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 563. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Ordinance No. 565 amending Title 15A of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to the adoption of the 2012 International Building Code.
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 565. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-23 awarding a bid to Miles Resources, LLC, in the amount of $962,759.75, for the construction of sidewalks and overlay on Bridgeport Way from 112th Street SW to 59th Avenue SW.
COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO AWARD A BID TO MILES RESOURCES, LLC, IN THE AMOUNT OF $962,759.75, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS AND OVERLAY ON BRIDGEPORT WAY FROM 112TH STREET SW TO 59TH AVENUE SW. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-24 authorizing the City Manager to execute a consultant agreement with Transpo Group, Inc. in the amount of $158,697.00 for signal and illumination design services associated with the Madigan Access Improvement Project.
COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH TRANSPO GROUP, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $158,697.00 FOR SIGNAL AND ILLUMINATION DESIGN SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE MADIGAN ACCESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Moss commented on the change of command event she attended. She then commented on the Relay for Life event she attended.
Councilmember Bocchi spoke about the honors celebration at Lakes High School. He also commented on the Relay for Life event he participated in. He announced that the Pierce County Council in a special meeting will be voting on a replacement for Senator Carrell tomorrow. He asked if the top three students from each of the high schools will be invited to a Council meeting to be recognized.
Councilmember Brandstetter spoke about the Relay for Life event and his participation. He indicated that he will be attending a retreat with the Operations and Policy Board of South Sound 911 and will articulate the concerns of the Council relative to the proposed South Sound 911 Memorandum of Understanding.
Councilmember Barth spoke about the honorary high school celebration she attended. She also spoke about the Lakewood United breakfast she attended.
Councilmember McGovern commented on the Southgate Elementary School event she attended. She also commented on a Landmarks & Heritage Advisory Board meeting she attended and their work on developing a map of a guided tour.
Deputy Mayor Whalen reported on his presentation of scholarships to five area students. He commented on the RallyPoint/6 organization that he had been working with who will be serving military families. He also commented on the Relay for Life event he participated in. He then spoke about reading an article about a bridge incident on the Skagit River which generated comments by citizens concerning the low disability rating of Lakewood’s Interlaaken Bridge. He asked what does the rating mean. He then spoke about the Arts Commission meeting he attended and their work on issuing an RFP for artists.
Mayor Anderson spoke about two honorary ceremonies he attended at Icorp.
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Mayor Anderson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 1 hour minutes to discuss the qualification of candidates for public employment.
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Council recessed into Executive Session at 8:37 p.m. and reconvened at 9:37 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:37 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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