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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES


Monday, October 7, 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.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present: 7 – Mayor Don Anderson, Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Helen McGovern-Pilant, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Anderson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Caulfield introduced and welcomed Assistant City Manager of Finance Tho Kraus.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report

The Youth Council reported on the September 30, 2013 Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board meeting that was held with the Youth Council. A report was then provided on the Teen Leadership Summit, a possible joint event with the City Council, Make a Difference Day and upcoming events for the remainder of 2013.

Presentation of the 2013-2014 Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Water Conservation Calendar

MAYOR ANDERSON PRESENTED CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION TO ART CONTEST WINNERS FROM CUSTER ELEMENTARY AND JOHN DOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FOR PRODUCING THE 2013-2014 STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION AND WATER CONSERVATION CALENDAR.

Proclamation declaring the month of October 2013 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN-PILANT PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2013 AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH TO MS. MIRIAM BARNETT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, YWCA.

Proclamation of appreciation of the Lakewood Subchapter of the Association of United States Army for support of the Raider Return event

MAYOR ANDERSON PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION OF APPRECIATION TO MS. TAMMY HEMMIE PRESIDENT OF THE LAKEWOOD SUBCHAPTER ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY FOR SUPPORT OF THE RAIDER RETURN EVENT. HE THEN RECOGNIZED OTHER LAKEWOOD SUBCHAPTER BOARD MEMBERS, BUSINESSES AND PARTNERS WHO CONTRIBUTED IN SPONSORING THE RAIDER RETURN EVENT.

Mayor Anderson then called on Colonel Getchell of the 4-2 Stryker Brigade who thanked the City of Lakewood for the Raider’s welcome home event. He presented the Council with a soldier’s action Board of photos while in Afghanistan.

Clover Park School District Board Report.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Paul Wagemann reported on the increased enrollment at Beachwood and South Gate Elementary Schools. He spoke about a community survey that will be released. He then provided a status report on the construction of Harrison Preparatory School and other schools on JBLM. He then spoke about the CPSD school assessments.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before Council was:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about the definition of a Chief Executive Officer.

Charles Allen, Lakewood resident, expressed concerns about Lakeview Light and Power minimum rate charges that are being used for subsidizing other citizens.


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 16, 2013.

B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of September 23, 2013.

C. Approval of payroll check numbers 113044 to 113049 and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $1,130,527.03 for the period September 1 - 15, 2013.

D. Approval of claim voucher number 72863, in the amount of $1,052.25 for the period ending September 18, 2013.

E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 72864 to 72941, in the amount of $544,159.76 for the period ending September 19, 2013.

F. Approval of claim voucher numbers 11980315, and 72942 to 73010, in the amount of $109,630.39 for the period ending September 26, 2013.

G. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:

1. Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board meeting minutes of April 11, 2013, May 9, 2013, June 13, 2013 and August 8, 2013.
2. Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of June 20, 2013.
3. Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of July 9, 2013.
4. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of May 28, 2013.
5. Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 1, 2013.
6. Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Advisory Board meeting minutes of August 28, 2013, September 4, 2013 and September 12, 2013.

H. Resolution No. 2013-19

Setting Monday, November 18, 2013, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the proposed vacation of a portion of 104th Street Court South right-of-way.

I. Motion No. 2013-41

Setting Monday, November 4, 2013, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the 2014 property tax levy.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER REQUESTED THAT ITEM I BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA TO THE REGULAR AGENDA

COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN-PILANT MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS A – H 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

I. Motion No. 2013-41

Setting Monday, November 4, 2013, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the 2014 property tax levy.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO SET MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013, AT APPROXIMATELY 7:00 P.M., AS THE DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON THE 2014 PROPERTY TAX LEVY. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Appointments

Motion No. 2013-42 reappointing Susan Coulter and Kathy Flores to serve on the Lakewood Arts Commission through October 15, 2016.

COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO CONFIRM THE REAPPOINTMENT OF SUSAN COULTER AND KATHY FLORES TO SERVE ON THE LAKEWOOD ARTS COMMISSION THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2016. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2013-43 appointing Michael Erickson and Charlie Maxwell to serve on the Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee through November 5, 2016.

COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL ERICKSON AND CHARLIE MAXWELL TO SERVE ON THE CITIZENS’ TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE THROUGH NOVEMBER 5, 2016. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2013-44 appointing Kathleen Lind and Mumbi Ngari-Turner to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Advisory Board through September 20, 2016.

COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN-PILANT MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF KATHLEEN LIND AND MUMBI NGARI-TURNER TO SERVE ON THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CITIZENS’ ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20, 2016. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2013-45 appointing Robert Estrada to serve on the Redevelopment Advisory Board through May 23, 2015.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT ESTRADA TO SERVE ON THE REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD THROUGHT MAY 23, 2015. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Resolutions

Resolution No. 2013-20 approving the Fiscal Year 2014 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Act policy statement and funding priorities.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND RESOLUTION 2013-20, FY 2014 POLICY STATEMENT, ITEM 3, TO READ “CDBG FUNDS MAY BE SET ASIDE IN THE CONTINGENCY CATEGORY TO COVER UNANTICIPATED COST OVERRUNS ON PROJECTS, FOR USE AS MATCHING FUNDS FOR GRANTS, OR TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF UNFORSEEN OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE PROGRAM YEAR. FUNDS IN THE CONTINGENCY CATEGORY WILL NOT EXCEED FIVE (5) PERCENT OF THE TOTAL GRANT.” SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE AMENDED RESOLUTION 2013-20 AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Resolution No. 2013-21 pledging $310,000 of City funding to the Transportation Improvement Board for street improvements on South Tacoma Way from Steilacoom Boulevard to 88th Street.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-21. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Resolution No. 2013-22 declaring an emergency for waiving competitive bidding requirements for awarding necessary contracts to repair the roadway and drainage systems on Zircon Drive relative to a landslide to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.

COUNCILMEMBER MCGOVERN-PILANT MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-22. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Unfinished Business

None.

New Business

Motion No. 2013-46 authorizing the execution of a grant agreement with the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense, in the amount of $426,003, to conduct a Joint Land Use Study for Joint Base Lewis-McChord and surrounding communities.

COUNCILMEMBER BARTH MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, IN THE AMOUNT OF $426,003 TO CONDUCT A JOINT LAND USE STUDY FOR JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2013-47 authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with the Pierce County Flood Control District relative to the allocation of Opportunity Fund revenues.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE PIERCE COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT RELATIVE TO THE ALLOCATION OF OPPORTUNITY FUND REVENUES. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2013-48 setting Monday, October 21, 2013, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the City of Tacoma’s Proposition 1 general election ballot measure to levy an additional 2 percent earnings tax on utility companies to fund citywide street maintenance improvements and safety upgrades.

COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO SET MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013, AT APPROXIMATELY 7:00 P.M., AS THE DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON THE CITY OF TACOMA’S PROPOSITION 1 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT MEASURE TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL 2 PERCENT EARNINGS TAX ON UTILITY COMPANIES TO FUND CITYWIDE STREET MAINTENANCE IMPROVEMENTS AND SAFETY UPGRADES. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Caulfield provided an update on Steilacoom court operations since the City started providing services. He commented that with regard to the domestic violence month efforts, the City has been collecting donations from the Dollar Tree.

He then commented on the City’s United Way efforts. He thanked employees who participated in the United Way campaign. He then thanked the Police Department for their assistance with providing an escort for U.S. Army Specialist Joshua Strickland and his family to a funeral home in Auburn and then to Mount Tahoma National Cemetery this weekend. U.S. Army Specialist Strickland was killed on September 21 along with Staff Sergeant Liam J. Nevins and Staff Sergeant Timothy R. McGill when their unit was attacked during range training in Afghanistan. Specialist Strickland was assigned to the First Battalion 1st Special Forces Group out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
He noted that three Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board Subcommittee members, Glen Spieth, Walter Neary and Stephanie Walsh were appointed to work with the Council Subcommittee on the landmarks and heritage program and a meeting is being scheduled with both groups.
He announced that at the October 14, 2013 Study Session, a joint meeting is scheduled with the Lakewood Arts Commission and at the October 28, 2013 Study Session, a joint meeting is scheduled with the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Moss reported on Sound Transit’s service to the Washington State Fair on September 14th and September 21st and that there were 1,682 boarding’s on September 14th and 1,554 boarding’s on September 21st. She also reported that the Board adopted fares for Tacoma link. She then asked to be excused from next week’s Council meeting.

Councilmember Brandstetter commented on the employee’s Safety Fair event he attended today. He suggested that more employees attend this type of event.

Councilmember McGovern-Pilant welcomed Assistant City Manager Tho Kraus to the City of Lakewood.

Mayor Anderson commented on the law enforcement chaplaincy dinner he attended at the McGavick Center. He reported on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meeting he chaired and noted that the Committee’s recommendation will be coming before the Council for consideration. He asked City Manager Caulfield to review the recent State law changes on what the Council can and cannot do relative to approving lodging tax projects. He then commented on the Port of Tacoma’s Octoberfest he attended.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

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DON ANDERSON, MAYOR


ATTEST:


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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
CITY CLERK
Lakewood City Council Minutes -8- October 7, 2013