LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, September 3, 1996
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
9315 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Harrison called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 6 - Mayor Bill Harrison; Deputy Mayor Claudia Thomas; Councilmembers Ann Kirk Davis, Colleen Henry, JosÃ© Palmas, and Sherri Thomas.
Councilmember Excused: 1 - Councilmember Doug Richardson (arrived at 8:25 p.m.).
Councilmember Excused: 1 - Councilmember Doug Richardson (arrived at 8:25 p.m.).
Staff Present: City Manager D. Scott Rohlfs; City Attorney Dan Heid; Finance and Systems Director Galen Kidd; Community Development Director David Bugher; Police Chief Nik Dunbar; Engineering Manager Bill Larkin; Human Resources Administrator Debi Young; Civil Engineer Ken Gunther; and General Services Director/City Clerk Alice Bush.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Walter Neary of the Lakewood Journal by request of Mayor Harrison.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Rohlfs announced that the September 9, 1996, Study Session will be held at the Lake City Community Center.
He also announced that on Thursday, September 5, 1996, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Community Forum held at Lakes High School regarding the Arrowhead/Partridge Glen annexation. City Manager Rohlfs then distributed a
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draft of a factsheet of information regarding the Arrowhead/Partridge Glen area which will be available at the forum.
From a previous Council request, City Manager Rohlfs distributed statistics on the ethnic breakdown of the Lakewood Police Department.
Forrest Thompson, 14716 Portland Ave., commented that there is no "Welcome to Lakewood" sign in Woodbrook. He also stated that the Sheriff's Department is not issuing hulk slips. He also noted that towing companies charge $90 to remove hulks, but not without paperwork.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Retreat of August 16, 1996.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of August 19, 1996.
C. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of August 26, 1996.
D. Approval of payroll vouchers in the amount of $74,285.23 for the period August 1-15, 1996.
E. Approval of claim vouchers in the amount of $53,172.28 for the period ending July 31, 1996.
F. Approval of claim vouchers in the amount of $88,126.99 for the period ending August 15, 1996.
G. Approval of claim vouchers in the amount of $727,020.47 for the period ending August 29, 1996.
H. Setting Monday, October 21, 1996, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the proposed 1996 City of Lakewood Budget amendments.
COUNCILMEMBER DAVIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER HENRY. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
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R E G U L A R A G E N D A
Ordinance No. 92 adopting the draft urban growth area as the official Urban Growth Area for the City of Lakewood.
DEPUTY MAYOR THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 92. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER DAVIS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 1996-28 adopting an Adopt-a-Street program.
COUNCILMEMBER HENRY MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 1996-28. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 1996-29 expressing support for the 1996 Pierce County Fire Protection District No. 2 emergency medical and maintenance and operation services levy.
DEPUTY MAYOR THOMAS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 1996-29. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER HENRY.
Mayor Harrison asked for public comments regarding Resolution No. 1996-29. There were no comments.
VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE MOTION AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Resolution No. 1996-30 expressing zero tolerance for hate crimes in the City of Lakewood.
COUNCILMEMBER DAVIS MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 1996-30. SECONDED BY DEPUTY MAYOR THOMAS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
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Motion No. 1996-15 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Clover Park School District for two Criminal Justice Resource Officers.
DEPUTY MAYOR THOMAS MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR TWO CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESOURCE OFFICERS. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Rohlfs reported that the City's code enforcement officers will be making a "clean sweep" of the McChord Gate area. He stated that warning notices will be given to code violators, allowing them 15 days to remedy the situation.
City Manager Rohlfs indicated that the City is awaiting a response from Ft. Lewis regarding the Cross Base Highway project. He stated that a meeting with McChord Air Force Base concerning the Cross Base Highway is scheduled for September 6, 1996.
City Manager Rohlfs announced that the Association of Washington Cities will conduct a pre-legislative session at the La Quinta Hotel on October 9, 1996.
City Manager Rohlfs requested that the activity sign-up sheets provided to the Council last week on the Okinawa City Sister City delegation visit be returned to General Services Director/City Clerk Alice Bush by Monday, September 9, 1996.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Henry reported she will be presenting the status of the Ad Hoc Events Committee recommendations to the Council soon.
Councilmember Davis reported that she made a presentation before the City Council of Orting on the Regional Transit proposal. She noted that she will be making presentations to the Edgewood and Puyallup City Councils.
Councilmember Thomas announced that the Ad Hoc committee for the Cross Base Highway Project will be meeting with representatives of McChord Air Force Base on September 6, 1996. She stated that she is looking forward to the response from the meeting held with Ft. Lewis personnel. Councilmember
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Thomas reported that she will be attending the McNeil Island Corrections Advisory Board meeting.
Councilmember Palmas reported that he has begun his three-month term serving on the Claims Voucher Committee. He asked if a chart on cellular phone usage could be developed.
Deputy Mayor Thomas reported that at the Youth Task Force meeting on August 28, 1996, the topics of jet skis and curfew were discussed. The task force indicated that there needed to be regulation of hours and zones on the use of jet skis on the lakes. The task force was supportive of a curfew, but wanted consideration for youth returning from school activities and from work. Deputy Mayor Thomas indicated that a draft concept on a youth advisory group or commission and a youth representative on the Council is forthcoming. She indicated that the task force will be holding youth forums on STD's, teenage pregnancy, drugs and alcohol. The first forum is proposed to be held in November at the Lakewood Mall.
Deputy Mayor Thomas commented that she visited Lake Steilacoom on a Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and noted there was excessive speed and recklessness of watercraft on the lake.
Deputy Mayor Thomas announced that the next meeting of the McChord Gate area residents will be held on September 25, 1996, at 1:00 p.m., at the Lakewood Precinct.
Mayor Harrison indicated that he had been approached by several lifeguards wanting to know if they will continue to have jobs next year when the City takes over maintenance of the parks. City Manager Rohlfs indicated that although negotiations are not complete, it is likely that the City will be employing lifeguards.
Mayor Harrison asked for an update on the patrol of the lakes over the Labor Day weekend. City Manager Rohlfs replied that Lt. Eileen Bisson had reported that there were very few problems and nothing of major consequence.
Mayor Harrison indicated that the Chamber of Commerce Sign Committee has completed its work on the sign ordinance and forwarded it to City staff.
Mayor Harrison thanked the Police Department for the ethnic breakdown of the Lakewood Police Department.
Councilmember Thomas asked Police Chief Dunbar if there has been any involvement by the Lakewood Police Department regarding the latest murder in
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South Tacoma. Chief Dunbar replied that the Lakewood Police Department had no involvement in the case other than the routine activities required.
Councilmember Palmas noted that because the Puyallup Fair is starting next week that perhaps a letter of introduction could be sent to the Puyallup Fair manager recognizing their business and sending them best wishes.
Councilmember Richardson arrived at 8:25 p.m.
Council recessed to Executive Session at 8:25 p.m. and reconvened at 9:35 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.
BILL HARRISON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, CMC
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