LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Tuesday, September 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 at 7:00 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 7 – Mayor Don Anderson; Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Helen McGovern-Pilant, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Anderson.
SWEARING- IN CEREMONY - John J. Caulfield, City Manager
City Clerk Bush administered the Oath of Office to City Manager John J. Caulfield.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Caulfield announced that on September 15, 2013 the City will be hosting a 4/2 Stryker Brigade Parade at the Towne Center starting at 9:00 a.m. Later in the afternoon a Community Festival will be held at Ft. Steilacoom Park starting at noon.
He announced that the Farmer’s Market continues to be held on Tuesdays through September 17, 2013.
He then reported that the City Connections newsletter is scheduled to be delivered later this week or early next week.
He reported that the Council’s September 9, 2013 Study Session will be a joint meeting with the Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Youth Council Report
The Youth Council reported on the Youth Council’s first official meeting that was held today and that they are currently discussing ideas for a joint event with the Council. The Youth Council then commented on upcoming events of the Youth Council.
Proclamation declaring September 13, 2013 as Lakewood Playhouse Day
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 AS LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE DAY TO MR. JOHN MUNN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE.
Clover Park School District Board Report
Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board President Carole Jacobs reported that today was the first day of school. She announced that the teachers ratified their contract by 97 percent. The contract is pending Board approval on Monday, September 9, 2013. She spoke about a five day orientation for teachers. She reported that there are three all-day kindergarten programs this year. She announced that September 10, 2013 is the grand opening of Hudtloff Middle School from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. She then spoke about staff changes at the school administration level.
She commented on the District’s student exams results and the progress that have been made. She reported on the construction of Harrison Preparatory School, Carter Lake, Hillside and Greenwood Elementary Schools at JBLM.
Speaking before the Council was:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about poverty. He then spoke about industrial development.
Mayor Smith, Mountlake Terrace, provided complimentary remarks about John Caulfield when he served as City Manager of Mountlake Terrace, and his expertise in finances.
Pierce County Councilmember Doug Richardson, Lakewood resident, welcomed John Caulfield, Lakewood’s new City Manager. He then commented on a technical meeting about the interchange justification reports relative to the Point Defiance Bypass. He reported that a September 24, 2013 joint technical meeting will be held on the Bypass. He then commented on the County sewer grant program for economic development purposes.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of August 19, 2013.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special meeting of August 26, 2013.
C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of August 26, 2013.
D. Approval of payroll check numbers 113025 to 113033 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $913,304.51 for the period August 1 - 15, 2013.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 72414 to 72543, in the amount of $622,596.53 for the period ending August 15, 2013.
F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 130226, 11812309 and 72544 to 72617, in the amount of $171,913.08 for the period ending August 21, 2013.
G. Approval of claim voucher numbers 20130823 and 72618 to 72679, in the amount of $569,434.53 for the period ending August 29, 2013.
H. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of May 12, 2013.
- Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of June 5, 2013.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS 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. 2013-38 appointing Nina Klinkhammer to serve on the Youth Council for the 2013-2014 school year.
COUNCILMEMBER BOOCHI MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF NINA KLINKHAMMER TO SERVE ON THE YOUTH COUNCIL FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Ordinance No. 567 amending Sections 18A.30.440, 18A.30.450, 18A.30.540 and 18A.50.241 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to drive through facilities.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 567. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2013-17 authorizing the City Manager to execute an interlocal agreement with the Town of Steilacoom for court, prosecution and public defense services.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-17. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN-PILANT.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND RESOLUTION 2013-17 TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWN OF STEILACOOM FOR COURT, PROSECUTION AND PUBLIC DEFENSE SERVICES PROVIDING THE AGREEMENT CONTAINS A PROVISION OF MUTUAL DISSOLUTION AND REQUIRES THE TOWN OF STEILACOOM TO UTILIZE THE LAKEWOOD MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE. THERE BEING NO SECOND TO THE MOTION, THE MOTION DIED.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO AMEND ITEM h. OF the INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT TO READ: “TERM. THE INITIAL TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT IS FOR THREE YEARS AND THREE MONTHS THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2016 WITH THE PARTIES CONSULTING ON A REGULAR BASIS TO ESTABLISH WHETHER AMENDMENTS ARE NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS POSSIBLE FOR BOTH PARTIES. IF THE DESIRED RESULTS CANNOT BE ACHIEVED THROUGH AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, EITHER PARTY SHALL NOTIFY THE OTHER IN WRITING NO LATER THAN JULY 1 FOR AN ANTICIPATED TERMINATION OF DECEMBER 31 OF THE SAME YEAR. THIS ALLOWS BOTH PARTIES SUFFICIENT TIME TO ADDRESS ALTERNATIVE MEASURES TIMELY WITHIN THE BUDGET SESSION. WITHOUT SUCH NOTICE THE AGREEMENT AUTOMATICALLY RENEWS FOR ONE YEAR INCREMENTS THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2023. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED.
VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON RESOLUTION NO. 2013-17 AND THE AMENDED INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWN OF STEILACOOM. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Moss spoke about Dr. Walstrum’s retirement ceremony she attended. She welcomed City Manager John Caulfield. She indicated that she will not be able to attend the 4/2 Stryker Brigade parade and celebration due to another commitment.
Councilmember Brandstetter spoke about meeting with lobbyist Briahna Taylor about legislation and announced that a special meeting is being called by the Governor to discuss a transportation package. He asked if the Council has a position about the matter and requested that the Council hold a discussion about this. He indicated that the Flood Control Advisory Board meeting will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 and that the Board will be discussing whether the Board would want to adjust the funding assessment to taxpayers next year. He asked for Council’s input about assessing taxpayer costs.
Councilmember Barth spoke about Dr. Walstrum’s farewell celebration. She also welcomed City Manager John Caulfield.
Councilmember McGovern-Pilant welcomed City Manager John Caulfield and thanked Heidi Wachter for serving as interim city manager.
Deputy Mayor Whalen commented on the Dr. Walstrum retirement ceremony. He then welcomed City Manager John Caulfield. He spoke about the welcome home event on September 15, 2013 and asked if the Council could have an overview of the event at next week’s Council meeting. He then asked if the Council could view the City Connections newsletter in draft form before it is published. He provided positive comments about the drive through facilities ordinance that the Council adopted. He then spoke about the Towne Center update that is scheduled for the Council’s September 23, 2013 Study Session.
Mayor Anderson indicated that there is a planning meeting regarding the 4/2 Stryker Brigade Community Festival on September 4, 2013. He then commented on the City employees barbecue last week. He reported on a meeting he attended where City staff presented an update on the Pt. Defiance Bypass. He then commented on the Jack Nicklaus event he attended at the Tacoma Golf and Country Club. He then spoke about the Sgt Major Troxell, community connector, event he attended, and the Brigadier General Bill Gaylor, event he attended later that evening.
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There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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