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2014 02 18 Council Meeting Minutes

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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES


February 18, 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.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present: 6 – Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, John Simpson, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.

Councilmember Excused: 1 - Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen (arrived at 7:05 p.m.)

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Anderson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Caulfield indicated that he would defer his report to later in the agenda under Briefing by the City Manager.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Don McDonahue, Lakewood resident, spoke about the residential rezone of property in the Oakbrook area. He expressed concern about the placement of the notice of application that was not visible to the public and asked that the sign be re-posted and the public comment period extended.

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, showed a video of handling disaster in North Dakota, and asked if Lakewood can handle such disasters.

Terry Reed, LakeTapps resident, Tobacco Free Alliance, spoke about a tobacco free environment and what kind of environment does Lakewood want to portray.

Bruce Bodine, Redevelopment Advisory Board, spoke about the proposed ordinance on historic preservation, and asked that the Council consider engaging the Redevelopment Advisory Board to provide their input.

Wally Endica, Steilacoom resident, spoke in support of a tobacco free park and expressed concerns about second hand smoke and smoking at bus stops.

Alice Peebles, Lakewood resident, spoke in support of a tobacco free park and expressed concerns about the health effects of second hand smoke.

Jeannie Hill, Lakewood resident, spoke in support of a tobacco free park and how smoking sets a poor example for youth.

Jason Gerwen, Lakewood resident, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, spoke in support of a tobacco free park. He indicated that a complete smoking ban is what he is recommending.

Paul Ritter, Lakewood resident, indicated that it is wrong to designate a property historic without owner approval. He spoke about the expense to maintain a historic property. He suggested ways to help those who want to maintain a historic property. He then spoke about increased crime in Lakewood.

Bob Saul, Lakewood resident, spoke about the effects of smoking bans, and the one-sided information provided by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Bob Jones, Colonial Center, expressed concern about the proposed ordinance on historic property designations without owner approval.


C O N S E N T A G E N D A

A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of February 3, 2014.

B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of February 10, 2014.

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

1. Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board meeting minutes of November 21, 2013.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER SIMPSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


Appointments

Motion No. 2014-09 appointing Dr. Lonnie Howard to serve as the representative for Clover Park Technical College on the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF DR. LONNIE HOWARD TO SERVE AS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE ON THE LAKEWOOD’S PROMISE ADVISORY BOARD. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Motion No. 2014-10 appointing Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen, Councilmember Paul Bocchi and Councilmember John Simpson, as alternate, to serve as Lakewood’s representatives on the Pierce County Regional Council.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY MAYOR JASON WHALEN, COUNCILMEMBER PAUL BOCCHI AND COUNCILMEMBER JOHN SIMPSON, AS ALTERNATE, TO SERVE AS LAKEWOOD’S REPRESENTATIVES ON THE PIERCE COUNTY REGIONAL COUNCIL. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Ordinances

Ordinance No. 578 Amending Chapter 2.48 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to protection and preservation of landmarks.

COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 578. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Ordinance No. 579 amending Chapter 8.76 of the Lakewood Municipal Code relative to parks.

DEPUTY MAYOR WHALEN MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 579. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO 579 BY STRIKING THAT PORTION OF SECTION 08.76.168 OF THE LAKEWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, ENTITLED “SMOKING AND TOBACCO USE,” TO READ:

“NO PERSON SHALL USE ANY FORM OF TOBACCO WITHIN CITY PARKS AND FACILITIES WHEN SUCH USE IS WITHIN RESTROOMS; WITHIN FIFTY FEET OF COVERED PICNIC SHELTERS, SWIMMING BEACHES, PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FIELDS OR SPECTATOR AREAS DURING ATHLETIC EVENTS, OR CONCESSION AREAS.”

SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.

ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:

AYES – 4 – MOSS, SIMPSON, BARTH AND BRANDSTETTER.

NAYS – 3 – WHALEN, BOCCHI AND MAYOR ANDERSON.

THE MOTION TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 579 CARRIED.

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COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO STRIKE THE AMENDED LANGUAGE IN SECTION 8.76.050, SPECIAL USE PERMITS AND SECTION 8.76.165, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OF ORDINANCE NO. 579 AND REVERT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL MUNICIPAL CODE LANGUAGE FOR THOSE SECTIONS. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BARTH.

ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:

AYES – 4 – MOSS, SIMPSON, BARTH AND BRANDSTETTER.

NAYS – 3 – WHALEN, BOCCHI AND MAYOR ANDERSON.

THE MOTION TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 579 CARRIED.


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ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 579 RESULTING AS FOLLOWS:

AYES – 4 – MOSS, SIMPSON, BARTH AND BRANDSTETTER.

NAYS – 3 – WHALEN, BOCCHI AND MAYOR ANDERSON.

THE AMENDED ORDINANCE NO. 579 CARRIED.


Resolution

Resolution No. 2014-03 amending the fee schedule relative to parks.

COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO.2014-03. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Unfinished Business

None.

New Business

Briefing by the City Manager

City Manager Caulfield reminded Councilmembers that haven’t received their Ipads to schedule a meeting for Ipad training with the City Clerk.

He then reported that today is the deadline for legislative bills. He provided an update on the transportation package relative to JBLM/I-5 improvements, change to the Transportation Benefit District vehicle license tab from $20 to $40 and other transportation related projects. He thanked Deputy Mayor Whalen for speaking before the legislature on the Towne Center Green project. He reported that there is no new revenue for the transportation budget. He noted that the State Senate has a facilities replacement account and that revenues collected from the sale of properties will be allocated to build or repair Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) facilities. WSDOT has a large facility in Lakewood.

He then reported that staff is getting feedback on how the State wants to handle and deal with the wood from one of the barns that was lost at Ft. Steilacoom park due to the windstorm. The site has been fenced to exercise care and security.

He reported that ten responses to the community visioning plan were received last week. He noted that the Custer Road and John Dower improvements will begin in the next couple of weeks.

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 the City’s executive team leaders will be having a joint meeting with key leaders from JBLM at Ft. Lewis. He announced that RallyPoint/6 will have an opening on Thursday, February 20. He reminded Council of the change of command dinner event on Friday, February 21, 2014.

City Attorney Wachter provided a summary on drive through bikini baristas.

City Council Comments

Councilmember Bocchi reported that he will be presenting the City Council’s report at the Clover Park School District meeting this week. He also noted that he will be attending the Pierce County Regional Council General Assembly meeting on February 20, 2014.

Councilmember Barth announced that City Manager Caulfield will be speaking before Lakewood United on February 20, 2014.

Councilmember Simpson asked if a leadership meeting is planned with Camp Murray staff. City Manager Caulfield indicated that the Council’s tour of Camp Murray is scheduled for May 3, 2014.

Councilmember Simpson spoke about Lakewood’s Lowes attending a Governor Inslee event and their willingness to open the door for providing employment opportunities.

Councilmember Simpson indicated that he will not be attending the Change of Command event on Friday, February 21, 2014 due to a family commitment.

Deputy Mayor Whalen commented on the meeting he attended with the legislature last week. He commented on the Lakewood Arts Festival that is scheduled for April 25-27, 2014. He reported that he will be speaking before Lakewood Light & Power on March 18, 2014.

Mayor Anderson commented on his trip to Washington DC with City Manager Caulfield and the productive meetings that were held with Congressman Heck, Senators Cantwell, Murray and others.

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
CITY CLERK