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2012 03 05 Council Minutes

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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Monday, March 5, 2012
City of Lakewood
City Council Chambers
6000 Main Street SW
Lakewood, WA  98499

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Richardson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present:  7 – Mayor Douglas Richardson; Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mary Moss, Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.

FLAG SALUTE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Richardson.

REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz announced that at the Tacoma-Pierce Economic Development Board annual meeting, an award was presented for the  South Sound military partnership in which Lakewood has served as the lead.  He then announced that the Department of Ecology awarded the City an additional $50,000 grant for stormwater utilities. 

He then commented on the annual CSRT Report that was provided to the Council.  He reported that most cut-off dates have passed with regard to this year’s legislative bills and staff continues to monitor them.

PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Youth Council Report.

The Youth Council spoke about their activities with the green initiative, Relay for Life, and reported on the upcoming events which include the Daddy/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Ball, Parks Appreciation Day and Kids Fish in event.  A report was then provided on events at each of the high schools.

Youth Athletes Recognition. – Mr. Zach Banner, Mr. Izaic Yorks, Mr. Cedric Dozier and Ms. Kiaya Van Scoyoc

MAYOR RICHARDSON PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING NATIONAL AND STATE RECOGNIZED CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT YOUTH ATHLETES TO ZACH BANNER, IZAIC YORKS, CEDRIC DOZIER AND KIAYA VAN SCOYC.

Proclamation declaring March 12-16, 2012 as Classified School Employees Week.

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING MARCH 12-16, 2012 AS CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES WEEK TO MS. IRENE ODA, PRESIDENT OF EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PERSONNEL OF CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Clover Park School District Board Report.

Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board President Carole Jacobs thanked the efforts of the CPSD classified employees and noted that students have reported that the top three staff most appreciated are the bus drivers, food service and clerical staff. 

She then reported that the District received a 57.76% yes vote for the passage of the February 2012 school board levy.

She explained that to be a national Board certified teacher it takes two years and 11% of Lakewood teachers are Board certified. 

She thanked the Council for recognizing the student athletes tonight. 

She announced that a science technology engineering fair will be held at Lakes High School on Saturday, March 10, 2012.  

She provided an update on the construction of Hudtloff Middle School and the plan to build the Harrison Preparatory on the campus of the Clover Park Technical College.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Speaking before the Council were:

Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about Lakewood in the 1980s and getting the leadership and focus back. 

Kurt Sample, Lakewood resident, spoke about Lakewood applying for 100

Best Communities for Young People and asked for input on great activities going on with Lakewood’s youth to include in the application.

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 21, 2012

B.        Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of February 27, 2012. 

C.        Approval of payroll check numbers 112657 to 112664, and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $893,574.28, for the period February 1 – 15, 2012.

D.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 65225 through 65341 in the amount of $812,394.93, for the period ending February 16, 2012.

E.        Approval of claim voucher numbers 65342 through 65429, in the amount of $147,359.10, for the period ending February 23, 2012.

F.         Approval of claim voucher numbers 110154, 8939548 and 65430 through 65493, in the amount of $159,774.05, for the period ending March 1, 2012.

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

  1. Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 25 and February 8, 2012.
  2. Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 10, 2012.
  3. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 24, 2012.

DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVED TO ADOPT ITEMS A THROUGH G. 1. AND G. 3. OF THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.  SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER MOSS.

COUNCILMEMBER BARTH NOTED THAT ON PAGE 4 OF THE FEBRUARY 27, 2012 COUNCIL STUDY SESSION MINUTES THAT SHE ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND NOT THE ART MUSEUM.

VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

R  E  G  U  L  A  R    A  G  E  N  D  A

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

     2.    Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting minutes of January 10, 2012.

Councilmember Brandstetter indicated that on page 2 of the Redevelopment Advisory Board (RDAB) minutes it describes a mandatory soil sampling by the Department of Ecology (DOE) which conflicted with the presentation by DOE that was provided to the Council.  He also asked that he be provided a copy of the staff email that was sent to DOE as referenced in the minutes. 

City Manager Neiditz indicated that the Redevelopment Advisory Board (RDAB) meeting was held prior to the DOE presentation before the Council, and that he will follow-up and provide the Council with a response.

Councilmember Brandstetter asked for clarification on the statement that “WSDOT wants to use infrastructure money the City earned on our own count as their mitigation to Lakewood.” 

Councilmember Whalen pointed out a scrivener’s error to page 1 of the minutes and noted that he was present at the January 10, 2012 RDAB meeting. 

COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO APPROVE THE FILING OF THE JANUARY 10, 2012 REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES.   SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

APPOINTMENTS

Motion No. 2012-12 appointing Councilmember Paul Bocchi and Councilmember Mike Brandstetter as alternate to serve on the Greater Tacoma Regional Convention Center Public Facilities District Board through October 31, 2015.

COUNCILMEMBER MOSS MOVED TO CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT OF COUNCILMEMBER PAUL BOCCHI AND COUNCILMEMBER MIKE BRANDSTETTER AS ALTERNATE TO SERVE ON THE GREATER TACOMA REGIONAL CONVENTION CENTER PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT BOARD THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2015. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER

City Manager Neiditz explained that the City will be amending its agreement with the West-Pierce Fire Department to share staff for coordinating a joint emergency management program and that a $90,000 grant award for this program will be coming before the Council for approval to accept the grant. He explained that the City will be administrating the grant.

He then reminded the Council that the Habitat for Humanity luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

He reported that the Camp Murray gate decision was issued by the Hearings Examiner last week asking that the City’s Community Development and Public Works Department review compliance of the Comprehensive Plan with regard to the Camp Murray gate permit. 

He noted that the Farmers Market concept is moving forward on an 8 week trial, and that lodging tax funds will be used for this program.

He reported that a proposed community building workshop is being organized to include neighborhood association leaders and the community to promote safety and compliance in their neighborhood.  Staff is targeting April 25, 2012 as the date for the workshop.

He then called on Assistant City Manager Halladay who provided a financial analysis on liquor privatization. 

Motion No. 2012-13

DEPUTY MAYOR ANDERSON MOVE TO SET MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012, AT APPROXIMATELY 7:00 P.M., AS THE DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON THE PROPOSED FORMATION OF A TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER.  VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED.

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilmember Whalen commented on the Economic Development Board (EDB) meeting he attended.  He announced that the Puget Sound Regional Council has issued a call for proposed projects.  Councilmember Whalen asked if he had a seat reserved for him at the Habitat for Humanity luncheon.  He commented on the Arts Commission meeting he attended and their discussion about the pedestrian bridge and that some form of public art will be a part of this project.   He commented on the well-attended Farmers Market concept meeting.

Councilmember Barth commented on the Farmers Market meeting she attended.  She reported on the Lakewood United meeting she attended.  She indicated that she received a thank you card from the Maple Creek Retirement Center for attending the 100th birthday celebration.

Councilmember Brandstetter spoke about the Lakewood United meeting he attended.  He asked that when the neighborhood community building workshop is held, to also invite community organizations such as Keep Lakewood Beautiful and that the City’s participation include Public Works and Parks.  He commended Councilmember Whalen for following-up on the questions that arose at a neighborhood association meeting.

Councilmember Bocchi commented on the EDB meeting he attended.  He indicated that he will be attending the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow and the Ad Hoc Committee on Transportation Funding meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2012.   He also indicated that he will be attending the Pierce Transit PTIC meeting. In addition, he noted that he will be attending the Daddy/Daughter dance on March 17, 2012 and the March 29, 2012 Communities in Schools Breakfast.

Councilmember Moss spoke about the Sound Transit meetings she attended.  She reported that the overall that ridership has increased. On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 she indicated that she will be participating in a media tour event.  She indicated that she will need to take some personal emergency leave. 

Deputy Mayor Anderson spoke about the Tacoma Rotary program on JBLM and South Sound military partnership.  He commented on the EDB luncheon he attended.  He reported that CNN did a live remote on the Republican caucus at Lakes High School.  He noted that he received a suggestion by a citizen that the appearance of the DOT property at the gateway on Bridgeport Way could be improved and perhaps the work crew could assist in the clean-up.

Mayor Richardson suggested that another meeting be organized with Steilacoom and DuPont with regard to the flood control district.   Mayor Richardson commented on the Governor of American Samoa welcoming ceremony he attended. 

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Executive Session

Mayor Richardson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately 40 minutes to discuss the performance of a public official.

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Council recessed into Executive Session at 9:00 p.m. and reconvened at 9:40 p.m.

At 9:40 p.m. Mayor Richardson announced that executive session would be Extended for additional ten minutes. Council reconvened at 9:50 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

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DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR

ATTEST:

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ALICE M. BUSH, MMC

CITY CLERK