LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
February 3, 2014
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: 6 – Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, John Simpson, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
Councilmember Excused: 1 – Mayor Don Anderson (arrived at 7:30 p.m.)
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Deputy Mayor Whalen.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
The City Manager report was deferred to the City Manager’s briefing later in the agenda.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Youth Council Report.
The Youth Council reported on the legislative agenda briefing, legislative youth action Day, RACE Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center and school reports at Harrison Preparatory, Clover Park High School and Lakes High School.
Clover Park School District Board Report.
Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board Director Paul Wagemann reported on former Lakes High School Seahawks player Jermaine Kearse and how he has recognized and commented on Lakes High School, University of Washington and Lakewood. He reported on the Clover Park School District’s fiscal audit and award that they received. He indicated that Oakwood Elementary School a Title 1 school was recognized for their reading scores. He provided an update on Harrison Preparatory construction, and the school construction progress on JBLM. He indicated that redistricting will be on an upcoming Board agenda. He commented on concerns between the legislature and Supreme Court relative to expending money.
Speaking before the Council were:
Becky Huber, Lakewood resident and Lakewood Historical Society, spoke about presenting a proclamation for Jermaine Kearse and involving him in Lakewood activities. She announced that on February 8, 2014 a recognition event in memory of Mike Carrell will be held in DuPont. Also, an open house for the museum’s new exhibit will be held on February 15, 2014 followed by the Lakewood Historical Society’s meeting.
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, showed a video on Governor Nikki Haley’s 2014 state of the state message.
Mayor Anderson arrived at 7:30 p.m.
Ismal Arslangiray, Tacoma resident, spoke about a graffiti violation letter he had received and expressed concern about being victimized.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special Meeting of January 14, 2014.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of January 21, 2014.
C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Special Meeting of January 27, 2014.
D. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of January 27, 2014.
E. Approval of payroll checks, in the amount of $2,254,568.27, for the period December 16, 2013 through January 15, 2014.
F. Approval of claim vouchers in the amount of $1,497,674.84, for the period January 8, 2014 through January 22, 2014.
G. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
1. Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of December 18, 2013.
2. Human Services Funding Advisory Board meeting minutes of October 24, 2013.
3. Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 15, 2014.
4. Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of November 6, 2013.
5. Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of September 24, 2013.
COUNCILMEMBER SIMPSON MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Motion No. 2014-05 reappointing Jeff Brown and Don Daniels to serve on the Planning Advisory Board through February 11, 2019.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF JEFF BROWN AND DON DANIELS TO SERVE ON THE PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2019. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Ordinance No. 577 amending Chapter 6.10 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs.
COUNCILMEMBER SIMPSON MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 577. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO DELETE THE PROPOSED CHANGES IN SECTION 2 A. OF ORDINANCE NO. 577 AND LEAVE THE CURRENT LANGUAGE AS IS. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN.
VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE MOTION TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 577 AND THE MOTION FAILED WITH COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER VOTING FOR THE AMENDMENT AND COUNCILMEMBERS MOSS, SIMPSON, BARTH, BOCCHI, DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN AND MAYOR ANDERSON VOTING IN OPPOSITION.
VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 577 AND CARRIED WITH COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER VOTING IN OPPOSITION.
Motion No. 2014-06 authorizing the execution of an agreement with Cascade Right-of-Way Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $63,365, for appraisal and negotiating services for property acquisition relative to the Madigan Access Improvement Project.
DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH CASCADE RIGHT-OF-WAY SERVICES INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $63,365 FOR APPRAISAL AND NEGOTIATING SERVICES FOR PROPERTY ACQUISITION RELATIVE TO THE MADIGAN ACCESS INPROVEMENT PROJECT. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2014-07 authorizing the execution of a supplemental agreement with AHBL, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $23,443 to a maximum amount of $68,805, for topographic survey and mapping services for the Madigan Access Improvement Project.
COUNCILMEMBER SIMPSON MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH AHBL, INC. IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $23,443 TO A MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $68,805, FOR TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY AND MAPPING SERVICES FOR THE MADIGAN ACCESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2014-08 authorizing the execution of a collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters Local Union 117 from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.
COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 117 FROM JANUARY 1, 2013 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2015. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Caulfield reported that the City Clerk will be contacting Councilmembers to schedule distribution and training of the Council’s Ipads for the week of February 10 and 17, 2014.
He then reported that the legislative bill cut off date is February 7, 2014. He reported that Senator King will be releasing a transportation proposal for I-5/JBLM that he will be sharing with the Council. City Manager Caulfield indicated that it is not clear exactly what is included in the package. He noted that it probably will not pass but it should be brought back in December 2014.
On the Pt. Defiance Bypass project, City Manager Caulfield reported that work is being done to continue to advocate for improvements. Senators O’Ban and Conway will be asking for funds through the budget process.
He reported that the Towne Center Green proposal has been submitted by all 29th and 28th legislative district representatives for budgeting.
City Manager Caulfield indicated that the State has provided an updated list of marijuana applications. Lakewood has 21 applications. He reported that staff is in the process of mapping the applications and checking its location as it applies to zoning compliance.
City Manager Caulfield reported that the Curbside Motors Section 108 loan that was brought before Council at the January 27, 2014 Study Session has been having some issues and staff will likely not recommend that this loan move forward. The City would be in second position, not first, after the Small Business Administration loan. Based on the appraisal, the loan to value ratio is not sufficient in meeting HUD regulations.
At the February 10, 2014 Study Session, Mr. Danny Sink will be providing an update on the specifics of the US Open and discuss opportunities for volunteers to become involved. Also, the landmarks preservation regulations will be coming forward for the Council’s review. In addition, the parks code amendments relative to a tobacco ban and parks fees will be coming back for Council review. The Legacy Plan will also be back before the Council and the focus will be related to financing recommendations in the Plan. It is the desire that the Plan be adopted in March for the City to be eligible to apply for State grants. Also for the Council’s review are several proposed transportation improvement projects that staff would like to submit applications for Pierce County Regional Council’s transportation grant funding.
On February 18, 2014, a Transportation Benefit District Board meeting is scheduled for considering street projects and associated financing options.
On the February 24, 2014, Study Session agenda is a continued discussion on the Legacy Plan, proposed use of Ft. Steilacoom Park to park 5,000 vehicles/day during the US Open and receive $40,000 in mitigation funding to bring the park back to its original condition. Also Economic Development will bring forth a discussion on a multi-year tax credit program and staff will present a contract proposal for public defender services. The Council will also be briefed on the Informational Technology assessment.
He then provided the Council with copies of the State of City PowerPoint presentation. He indicated that presentations are being scheduled and provided to various community groups.
He reported that the Chamber of Commerce Chili cookoff will be held on Thursday, February 6. The Caring for Kids event will be held on February 8. The Change of Command event is scheduled for February 21 and the tour of Camp Murray is scheduled for May 3, 2014.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Bocchi commented on the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee meeting he attended and their work on the Six Year Transportation Plan and funding.
Councilmember Bocchi commented on the reductions in criminal activity. He encouraged that the public be informed about the progress that has been made in criminal reductions. He then commented on the South Puget Sound 2A and 3A league swimming championships he attended.
Councilmember Moss indicated that she will need to be excused from attending the February 10, 2014 Council meeting. She commented on the AWC conference she attended and the Korean American New Year celebration that she had attended.
Councilmember Barth commented on the AWC Conference she attended and the Korean American celebration she attended. She also commented on the Pacific Neighborhood Association meeting she attended last week.
Councilmember Brandstetter expressed appreciation for the items that are being scheduled for the Transportation Benefit District Board meeting.
For the Chili cookoff, Mayor Anderson asked that each Councilmember use the base chili recipe he provided Councilmembers and then add their own specialty to the base recipe which will all be mixed together to create a diversity chili.
Deputy Whalen spoke about an increase of graffiti and how to be of more help to businesses in the clean-up process. He then commented on the Korean New Year celebration he attended. He noted that he will not be attending Caring for Kids due to a conflict that he has with a Commencement Bay Rowing Club event.
Councilmember Simpson commented on the induction ceremony of Mrs. Joan Shalikashvili to the JBLM Civilian Hall of Fame. He also commented on the assumption of Command Event for Lt. General Brown to Lt. General Lanza that he will be attending on Thursday, February 6, 2014.
He then asked that the Pierce College Board of Trustees be added to the list for receiving the State of the City presentation.
Mayor Anderson commented on the meeting he attended last week with Representatives Sawyer, Green and Kirby. He also commented on the induction ceremony he attended for Mrs. Shalikashvili.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
DON ANDERSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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