LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, September 16, 2013
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Deputy Mayor Whalen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 5 – Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen; Councilmembers Mike Brandstetter, Helen McGovern-Pilant, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
Councilmembers Excused: 2 – Mayor Don Anderson and Councilmember Mary Moss.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Deputy Mayor Whalen.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
Deputy Mayor Whalen announced that the City Manager’s Report will be provided under the Briefing by the City Manager later in the agenda.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Proclamation in remembrance of Mike Carrell, former Senator of the 28th Legislative District.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING MIKE CARRELL, FORMER SENATOR OF THE 28TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT TO MRS. CHARLOTTE CARRELL.
Former Attorney General Rob McKenna’s Chairperson, Ms. Rudolph, provided comments about Senator Mike Carrell’s contribution to Public Safety in Washington.
Speaking before the Council were:
Becky Huber, Lakewood Historical Society, spoke about Senator Mike Carrell and his work at Western State Hospital’s cemetery markers and the historic Ft. Steilacoom buildings.
Katherine Rudolph, Realtors Association, spoke about the partnership Senator Carrell had with the Realtors Association.
No name provided, spoke about Senator Carrell and her work with Senator Carrell’s campaign.
Certificates of Appreciation recognizing Matt Kaser, Assistant City Attorney and Detective Russ Martin for police and legal services.
Special Agent Nathan Echols, JBLM, General Crimes Team, presented certificates of appreciation recognizing Detective Russ Martin for police services and Assistant City Attorney Matt Kaser for legal services in recovery of government stolen properties.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about grant funds causing inflation and funding for toys and luxuries that are not needed.
Becky Huber, Lakewood Historical Society, spoke about the Lakewood Playhouse’s 75th anniversary and Sunday’s, September 15, 2013 welcoming ceremony for the 4/2 Stryker brigade. She spoke about the Historical Society’s program scheduled for September 17, 2013, and that September 17, 2013 is the last Farmer’s Market.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of September 3, 2013.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of September 9, 2013.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 113034 to 113043 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $1,222,457.77 for the period August 16 - August 31, 2013.
D. Approval of claim voucher numbers 90513 and 72680 to 76474, in the amount of $280,889.08 for the period ending September 5, 2013.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 72742 to 72862, in the amount of $444,867.92 for the period ending September 12, 2013.
F. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Advisory Board meeting minutes of February 27, 2013 and August 14, 2013.
2. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of August 5, 2013.
G. Resolution No. 2013-18
Authorizing the sale of Lakewood Police canine Astor as surplus property.
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI 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. 2013-39 appointing Keila Pritchard as the Youth Council representative on the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board for school year 2013-2014.
COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN-PILANT MOVED TO APPOINT KEILA PRITCHARD AS THE YOUTH COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE ON THE LAKEWOOD’S PROMISE ADVISORY BOARD FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2013-40 authorizing the execution of an agreement with Lakeview Light and Power relative to the installation of fiber optic cabling along Bridgeport Way from Pacific Highway to 100th Street; Pacific Highway from Bridgeport Way to 108th Street; South Tacoma Way from Pacific Highway to 96th Street; 100th Street from 59th Avenue to Bridgeport Way; and 59th Avenue from 100th Street to Lake Grove.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH LAKEVIEW LIGHT AND POWER RELATIVE TO THE INSTALLATION OF FIBER OPTIC CABLING ALONG BRIDGEPORT WAY FROM PACIFIC HIGHWAY TO 100TH STREET; PACIFIC HIGHWAY FROM BRIDGEPORT WAY TO 108TH STREET; SOUTH TACOMA WAY FROM PACIFIC HIGHWAY TO 96TH STREET; 100TH STREET FROM 59TH AVENUE TO BRIDGEPORT WAY; AND 59TH AVENUE FROM 100TH STREET TO LAKE GROVE. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Caulfield announced that the City will be sponsoring a community meeting on the Pt. Defiance Bypass on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Tillicum Community Center.
He reported that at the Council’s September 23, 2013 Study Session, Mr. Dan Slattery from RPAI will be providing an update on the Towne Center. He indicated that the general schematics of the Towne Center will be provided to the Council prior to the meeting as well an information on new tenants.
He also indicated that a joint meeting with the Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board will be held on September 23, 2013.
He announced that on September 30, 2013 a Transportation Benefit District Board meeting will be held on transportation projects and funding options.
On October 5, 2013 a Council mini-retreat for three to four hours is being planned. The focus of the retreat will be on the legislative agenda and key policies. A location for the retreat is forthcoming.
Then on October 27, 2013 student art winners from Custer and John Downer Elementary Schools will be recognized for their art work in producing the 2013-2014 Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Water conservation calendar.
City Manager Caulfield reported that on September 12, 2013, interviews were held for the Assistant City Manager for Finance position and that an appointment for the position should be made later this week.
He also reported that interviews are being held on September 18, 2013 for the Community Relations Manager position.
He then expressed his appreciation for the Welcome Home celebration event and thanked all those who sponsored and participated in the event. He also thanked City staff who assisted in making this event successful.
Councilmember Brandstetter thanked City Manager Caulfield for the information he requested on vehicle accidents. He expressed concern about the accident data at Steilacoom Boulevard and Farwest Drive and suggested that discussions be held with the Town of Steilacoom and what can be done to reverse the trend of accidents in that area.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Brandstetter expressed his regrets for not being able to attend the Welcome Home celebration on September 15, 2013, and thanked those who helped put the event together.
He then spoke about a public hearing he attended with the CDBG Citizens Advisory Board and Human Services Funding Advisory Board and the discussions at the hearing that related to homelessness, housing and basic needs. He suggested that these needs be captured in the City’s housing policies.
Councilmember Bocchi commented on the Welcome Home celebration event. He then spoke about the Hudtloff Middle School grand opening that he attended.
Councilmember McGovern-Pilant spoke about the Welcome Home celebration event. She asked if the City Connections newsletter announcing the Welcome Home event that was part of the publicity outreach was delivered to mailboxes as she had not seen it.
Councilmember Barth thanked Mr. Caulfield for attending many community events since he has been here. She asked City Manager Caulfield for feedback on questions she had emailed him from neighborhood association meetings. She thanked the Parks and Public Works Department for participating in the Welcome Home event. She asked if the City Connections could tout some of the accomplishments of the Clover Park School District.
Deputy Mayor Whalen thanked Councilmembers for participating in the reading of the proclamation for Senator Carrell. He spoke about the Lakewood Playhouse event. He thanked City staff for their work on the Welcome Home event. He asked that written thank you letters be sent to AUSA, American Leadership Forum, other sponsors and volunteers.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
JASON WHALEN, DEPUTY MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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