LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
Monday, March 19, 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 7:01 p.m.
Councilmembers Present: 5 – Deputy Mayor Don Anderson; Councilmembers Mike Brandstetter, Jason Whalen, Marie Barth and Paul Bocchi.
Councilmember Excused: 2 – Councilmember Mary Moss and Mayor Doug Richardson. (Arrived at 7:25 p.m.)
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Girl Scouts 40560 by request of
Deputy Mayor Anderson.
REPORTS BY THE CITY MANAGER
City Manager Neiditz reported that in Tacoma there was a celebratory event with the opening of Pacific Avenue that signified the conclusion of the D to M Street project for the commuter rail service to Lakewood.
A calendar was distributed to Council on the Joint Council and Citizens Advisory Boards and Committees meetings. The sessions will be held in the Council Chambers.
Finally, the data for the City’s participation in the Center for Performance Management program of ICMA will be published on April 15, 2012.
PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Proclamation declaring March 2012 as the 100th Anniversary for the Girl Scouts.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING MARCH 2012 AS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE GIRL SCOUTS TO MS. JILL KNAACK, TROOP LEADER AND SERVICE UNIT ADVOCACY COORDINATOR, UNIT 621, GIRL SCOUTS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON.
Proclamation Pierce County Reads.
COUNCILMEMBER BARTH PRESENTED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING PIERCE COUNTY READS TO MS. KIM ARCHER, BRANCH MANAGER, AND LAKEWOOD LIBRARY.
Speaking before the Council were:
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about comments at a Lakewood United meeting on economic development.
C O N S E N T A G E N D A
A. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting of March 5, 2012.
B. Approval of the minutes of the City Council Study Session of March 12, 2012.
C. Approval of payroll check numbers 112665 through 112676, and direct deposits and automated clearing house in the amount of $1,216,970.11, for the period February 16- 29, 2012.
D. Approval of claim voucher number 65494, in the amount of $125.00, for the period ending March 6, 2012.
E. Approval of claim voucher numbers 65495 through 65607, in the amount of $309,585.02, for the period ending March 8, 2012.
F. Approval of claim voucher number 65608, in the amount of $9,095.50, for the period ending March 9, 2012.
G. Items Filed in the Office of the City Clerk:
- Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee meeting minutes of January 24, 2012.
- Planning Advisory Board meeting minutes of December 14, 2011 and February 1, 2012.
- Lakewood Council Ad Hoc Committee on Transportation Funding meeting minutes of February 2, 9, 16 and March 1 and 8, 2012.
- Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting minutes of February 1, 2012.
- Redevelopment Advisory board meeting minutes of February 14, 2012.
- Lakewood Arts Commission meeting minutes of February 6, 2012.
H. Resolution No. 2012-10
Setting Monday, April 16, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m., as the date for a public hearing by the City Council on the Draft Fiscal Year 2012 Consolidated Plan for Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Act Programs.
I. Motion No. 2012-14
Authorizing the execution of a grant agreement with the Washington State Military Department, in the amount of $90,500, for the Homeland Security emergency management program from October 1, 2010 through September 15, 2012.
J. Motion No. 2012-15
Authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with Pierce County Fire District 3, in the amount of $77,100, for emergency management services through an Emergency Management Coordinator.
K. Motion No. 2012-16
Authorizing the execution of an interagency agreement with the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services for surplus property services.
Mayor Richardson arrived at 7:25 p.m.
COUNCILMEMBER BRANDSTETTER MOVED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
R E G U L A R A G E N D A
PUBLIC HEARINGS AND APPEALS
This is the date set for a public hearing by the City Council on the proposed formation of a Transportation Benefit District.
Speaking before the Council were:
James Guerrero, Lakewood resident, spoke about designating Transportation Benefit District funds for streets and not for the overall General Fund. He spoke about the need for connector roads into Tillicum.
Dennis Haugen, Lakewood resident, spoke about cutting taxes and spending, but maintaining the roads.
Pad Finnigan, Lakewood resident, spoke against forming a Transportation Benefit District and not increase taxes during a recession on top of a sewer utility tax increase and 6% increase by Lakewood Refuse, PSE, Tacoma Power and others. He encouraged Council to prioritize services and not fund those services citizens don’t need.
There being no further testimony, the hearing was declared closed.
Ordinance No. 546 creating Chapter 2.36 of the Lakewood Municipal Code establishing the Lakewood’s Promise Advisory Board.
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 546. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2012-17 authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement with the Clover Park School District, Clover Park Technical College and Pierce College in supporting the Lakewood’s Promise program.
COUNCILMEMBER WHALEN MOVED TO AUTHROIZE THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT, CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND PIERCE COLLEGE IN SUPPORTING THE LAKEWOOD'S PROMISE PROGRAM. SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Motion No. 2012-18 authorizing a bid award to Jennings Northwest, LLC, in the amount of $1,178,682.75, for the construction of curbs, gutters and sidewalks within the right-of-way of 150th Street SW and Murray Road SW.
COUNCILMEMBER BOCCHI MOVED TO AUTHORIZE A BID AWARD TO JENNININGS NORTHWEST, LLC, IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,178,682.75, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CURBS, GUTTERS AND SIDEWALKS WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF 150TH STREET SW AND MURRAY ROAD SW. SECONDED BY MAYOR RICHARDSON. VOICE VOTE WAS TAKEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
BRIEFING BY THE CITY MANAGER
In response to Council’s inquiry, City Manager Neiditz reported that the equivalent property rate tax increase to equate to revenues of $1.8 million annually and how it compares to the County road tax, the rate would need to increase by 37 cents to $1.65 per thousand. The County’s road tax for the unincorporated County is $1.88.
In response to the Camp Murray gate proposal, Community Development and Public Works has completed their response to the compliance matter with the Comprehensive Plan, which is currently going through legal review.
He reported that staff continues to monitor the Legislature’s session.
The CSRT workshop with neighborhood leaders is planned for Thursday, May 3, 2012. The intent is to have 60-80 participants at that workshop.
City Manager Neiditiz reported that the City received formal notice that the 60 day period has started to run in reviewing the authority composition of the Pierce Transit Service boundaries for Pierce County to make the final decision.
The City’s Quarterly Employee Recognition event is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
City Manager Neiditz requested an executive session to discuss property acquisition and potential litigation.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilmember Brandstetter spoke about the Lakewood Community Collaboration meeting he attended and their discussion about the State Housing Trust Fund.
Councilmember Bocchi reported that the County Council was briefed on the PTIC proposal. He then spoke about the Pierce College breakfast he attended and their discussion on infrastructure. He spoke about the Daddy/Daughter event and how well it was attended.
Councilmember Whalen spoke about the Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting he attended and their discussion about undergrounding of utilities. He also reported on the Pierce County Regional Council meeting he attended and their discussion about pavement management and potential funding for agencies. He then spoke about the need for education on the Transportation Benefit District and taxation per capita. He then spoke about the Rotary Sportsman dinner he attended.
Councilmember Barth expressed sympathy about Councilmember Moss’ loss of her brother in addition to her mother. She mentioned that several Councilmembers and City staff will be touring the Cascade Sonoco business located in the industrial park in Lakewood. She also spoke about the Farmers Market Meeting she attended.
Mayor Richardson asked that the Council consider sending flowers to Councilmember Moss.
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Deputy Mayor Richardson announced that Council will recess into Executive Session for approximately ten minutes to discuss property acquisition and potential litigation.
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Council recessed into Executive Session at 8:40 p.m. and reconvened at 8:50 p.m.
At 8:50 p.m. Deputy Mayor Anderson announced executive session would be extended an additional 5 minutes.
Council reconvened at 9:55 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.
DOUGLAS G. RICHARDSON, MAYOR
ALICE M. BUSH, MMC
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