LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
January 21, 2014
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, John Simpson, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by request of Mayor Anderson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Caulfield deferred his report until the Briefing by the City Manager later in the agenda.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Proclamation declaring the week of February 2 - 8, 2014 as Toastmasters international Week.
COUNCILMEMBER SIMPSON PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2014 AS TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL WEEK TO MS. JULIE SKAW, LAKEWOOD TOASTMASTER AND AREA GOVERNOR.
Speaking before the Council was:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about economic development and showed a video of Governor Nikki Haley.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of January 6, 2014.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special Meeting of January 7, 2014.
C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of January 13, 2014.
D. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of November 4, 2013.
2. Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board meeting minutes of November 6, 2013.
3. Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of October 8, 2013.
COUNCILMEMBER SIMPSON 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
Motion No. 2014-01 appointing Jean Witte to serve on the Arts Commission through October 15, 2016.
COUNCILMEMBER BARTH MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF JEAN WITTE TO SERVE ON THE ARTS COMISSION THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2016. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2014-02 appointing Matthew Wallin to serve on the Redevelopment Advisory Board through May 23, 2017.
COUNCILMEMBER SIMPSON MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF MATTHEW WALLIN TO SERVE ON THE REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH MAY 23, 2017. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2014-01 authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with Pierce County amending the Pierce County Countywide Planning Policies Centers of Local Importance.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-01. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 2014-02 amending the Comprehensive Plan to recognize City of Lakewood Centers of Local Importance.
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-02. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion 2014-03 authorizing the execution of a grant agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology, in the amount of $150,000, to prepare a lake management plan for Waughop Lake.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,000,TO PREPARE A LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR WAUGHOP LAKE. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Caulfield provided an update on legislative bills that are being considered. He explained that the Towne Center Green project is moving forward and letters of support are being signed and a budget request form is being completed by the end of this week.
He noted that Senator O’Ban is making a $5 million in public safety improvements request for the Point Defiance Bypass Rail. Language is being developed for a bill to prohibit future rail into Lakewood’s community. On the economic development front, Representative Springer of Kirkland, is sponsoring a tax increment financing bill.
The Public Works Department is in the process of preparing a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant application for Bridgeport Way improvements in the Springbrook area.
He reported that the new Council Study Session tables will be set-up starting with next week’s study session.
He reported that the Council’s Ipads are in and plan to be rolled out in the next few weeks. Training for Council will be scheduled.
He then noted that the Council’s group photo had some background shadow and will need to be retaken. Communications Manager Brent Champaco will be taking the Council’s group photo at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014 in the Council Chambers.
City Manager Caulfield reported that on January 27, 2014 a Special meeting of the Council is scheduled to consider the submittal of an energy grant application for street lights conversion to LED.
A review of public defender options and lodging tax guidelines will be presented at the January 27, 2014 Study Session.
Mr. Danny Sink will be attending the February 10, 2014 Council Study Session to discuss the US Open 2015 and volunteer opportunities. A potential parking agreement for the use of Ft. Steilacoom Park will be coming forward in late February. At the February 10 and 18, 2014 Council meetings consideration of tobacco use in the parks and options on the landmarks preservation ordinance will be coming before the Council. He then reported that the Legacy Plan will also be coming before the Council with adoption scheduled in March in order to place the City in a position to apply for grants. He noted that the Transportation Benefit District Board meeting is scheduled for February 18, 2014.
He then announced that on January 29 and 30, 2014, the AWC Legislative Conference will be held at the Olympia Red Lion. On February 6, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Chamber of Commerce Chili cookoff will be held at the McGavick Center. On February 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., the Change of Command event will be held at Thornewood Castle. On May 3, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., a tour of Camp Murray will be held with Major General Dougherty.
Councilmember Simpson announced that Major General Ferrell’s event as commander of Icorp will be held on February 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Bocchi reported on the Pierce County Regional Council meeting he attended. He announced that on February 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m., the General Assembly meeting will be held at the Pavillion in Puyallup. The theme will be urban branding. He then thanked Public Works for quickly putting up stop signs that were blown down from the windstorm. He also expressed appreciation for those who organized the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
Councilmember Moss commented on the Clover Park Technical College conference she attended. She then reported on the Veterans Legislative Coalition she attended at the Capitol Building. She commented on the Lakewood Christian Gift Store that she and Councilmember Barth visited. She suggested that small businesses be recognized as the City had done quarterly. She also commented on the Studio Fitness business she visited.
Councilmember Barth spoke about the Kimberly’s Café that had closed and that Babs Bistro will be moving in. She then reported on the Children’s Trading Post expansion and the Travel Leaders business she and Councilmember Moss visited. She also commented on the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration event. She announced that she will be attending the housing forum hosted by Congressman Heck. She then commented on the Joint Council and Youth Council meeting last week.
Councilmember Brandstetter reported on the Public Facilities District Board meeting he attended and their discussion about charter changes to allow for membership in the Washington Association of Public Facilities District. He indicated that jurisdictions represented on the Public Facilities District Board will be asked to consider the proposed changes which should be coming before the Council in May, 2014. He then commented on the Joint Council Subcommittee and Landmarks Heritage Advisory Board Subcommittee meeting regarding their discussion on the proposed landmarks preservation ordinance.
Deputy Mayor Whalen commented on the Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting he attended and their discussion about EB5. He spoke about his trip to Scottsdale and his discussion with Classic Reflections Coachworks who was also in Scottsdale about their business at Lakewood Industrial Park. He suggested that they be invited to a Council meeting to showcase their business. He then suggested having a job summit or forum on what businesses can do relative to the Comprehensive Plan amendments. He then asked for an update about improving City entrances in preparation for the 2015 US Open.
Councilmember Simpson commented on his relationship with JBLM and an article he is writing about the 4-2 Stryker Brigade. He thanked the City Manager, Communications Manager and Program Manager Dan Penrose for their assistance. He reported that he will be attending the Landmarks Heritage Advisory Board meeting on January 23, 2014.
Mayor Anderson commented on the Joint Council and Youth Council and Coffee with the Mayor meetings he attended. He commented on the Rose Murphy Endowment event he attended. He suggested that the City assist with helping the Endowment gain more visibility. He suggested that the idea of a job/business summit/forum could be divided by group types such as restaurant businesses, etc.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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