MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE LACEY CITY COUNCIL HELD THURSDAY,
APRIL 26, 2007, AT LACEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
CALL TO ORDER:
Mayor Clarkson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
V. Clarkson, N. Peterson, A. Burgman, G. Sackrison, M. Dean, T. Nelson.
G. Cuoio, B. Martin, J. Sheler, R. Schoessel, J. Litt, S. Spence, D. Pierpoint, C. Litten, D. Burns.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA:
COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON MOVED TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA. COUNCILMEMBER NELSON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Consent Agenda Items:
- Minutes from the regular Council meeting of April 12, 2007.
Mayor Clarkson recognized the River Ridge High School Lady Hawks Basketball Varsity Team for winning the 2A State Championship; and the River Ridge High School Hawks Varsity Basketball Team for placing 3rd in the 2A State Championship and 4th in the District Tournament.
Chief Pierpoint recognized Sue Sims for 20 years of service with the Lacey Police Department. During the past 18 years, Ms. Sims has provided outstanding administrative support to the Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force.
Troy Oestreich, Public Works Operations Manager, recognized Wayne Williams for 20 years of service in the Public Works Operations Wastewater Division, remarking that he is a credit to the organization.
Mayor Clarkson presented a $100,000 check to the Thurston County Boys and Girls Club for capital improvements. Mike McKinnon, President of the Boys & Girls Club, accepted the check on behalf of the organization and expressed their appreciation to the Council and City for their belief and support of the program. Mr. McKinnon reported the remodel will include additional bathrooms, a designated teen space, and an additional 3,000 square feet to accommodate increased attendance of 65 children bringing the total served to 170 children per day. This expansion will provide a permanent facility for the Boys and Girls Club at this location.
Mayor Clarkson recognized Richard Sovde, Planning Commission member.
Barbara Crane, 4808 50th Avenue SE, thanked the Council for her appointment to the Library Board.
Mayor Clarkson proclaimed May 2007 as Bicycle Commuter Month. Chris Francine, Intercity Transit, accepted the proclamation and thanked the City for participating in the event which promotes alternative transportation modes. She noted it is the twentieth anniversary of Bicycle Commuter Month. Originally, Climate Solutions began the event in 1988 and Intercity Transit assumed responsibility in 2006. Last year, 900 cyclists participated in month-long activities. Ms. Francine commented the program has become a model for other municipalities.
REFERRAL FROM PLANNING COMMISSION:
Dave Burns, Principal Planner, presented Council with recommendations from the Planning Commission to approve the 2007-2027 Capital Facilities Plan. A public hearing was held on April 3, 2007, and no comments were received.
Te Capital Facilities Plan is a required element of the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan under the Growth Management Act. Updated chapters of the plan include proposed capital projects for General Government, Parks, Transportation, Water, Sewer, Storm Drainage and Reclaimed Water. The plan is adopted by ordinance.
The Finance, Economic Development and Land Use Committee reviewed the plan and recommend approval.
DEPUTY MAYOR PETERSON MOVED TO APPROVE ORDINANCE (1285) TO ADOPT THE 2007-2027 CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN. COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Ordinance (1285) adopted – see action under Referral from Planning Commission.
CITY MANAGER'S REPORT:
Troy Oestreich, Public Works Operations Manager, requested Council approval to award a bid to the lowest responsible bidder, Nelson Trucks of Kent, Washington, in the amount of $123,771.65 for the purchase of a boom truck for maintenance and operation of electrical staff. The truck will be used to maintain traffic controls, street lighting and building electrical systems.
COUNCILMEMBER NELSON MOVED TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO NELSON TRUCKS OF KENT, WASHINGTON, IN THE AMOUNT OF $123,771.65 FOR A BOOM TRUCK. DEPUTY MAYOR PETERSON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Peter Brooks, Water Resources Manager, requested Council approval for an intergovernmental agreement for the purchase of water from the City of Olympia. The current water purchase agreement with Olympia will expire on June 30, 2007. The City is continuing to work towards acquiring new water rights, but must augment its water resources by purchasing water from Olympia. The Utilities Committee has reviewed the agreement and recommends approval.
Mr. Brooks stated under the terms of the agreement, the City could purchase up to 2 million gallons of water per day during winter months (November-June) and 1 million gallons per day during summer months (July-October). The City would pay a fixed monthly charge of $18,876 and a volumetric charge of $.193/ccf. The agreement is for a two-year term with the option to extend the agreement for an additional two years.
COUNCILMEMBER DEAN MOVED TO APPROVE THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF WATER FROM THE CITY OF OLYMPIA. COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Councilmember Sackrison recognized the collaborative efforts of Lacey and Olympia in successfully negotiating a fair agreement.
Mark Russell, Construction Manager, requested Council approval to award Lacey Contract Number PW 2007-08 to Looker & Associates, Inc. for the reconstruction and paving of seven residential streets, including Shady Lane Road and 54th Avenue east of Ruddell Road. The project will include pavement repair where asphalt failure is occurring. Two streets will receive channelization improvements. The low bid was $786,514.45.
COUNCILMEMBER BURGMAN MOVED TO APPROVE LACEY CONTRACT NUMBER
PW 2007-08 TO LOOKER & ASSOCIATES OF PUYALLUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $786,514.45 FOR THE 2007 RESIDENTIAL OVERLAY PROJECT. DEPUTY MAYOR PETERSON SECONDED.
STANDING GENERAL COMMITTEES:
Councilmember Sackrison reported the Committee met on April 6, 2007, to discuss construction bidding activity, and review transportation project updates.
BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES:
Human Services Review Council (HSRC):
Deputy Mayor Peterson reported HSRC will meet with the final community group next week for a report on services provided. A draft request for proposal (RFP) and timeline has been created for the HSRC 2008 funding cycle. The RFP will be sent out in July.
Intercity Transit Authority (IT):
Councilmember Burgman reported she shared her concerns with the IT Board about the appointment process to the Citizen Advisory Group. She suggested applicants be given a face-to-face interview prior to making appointment recommendations. As a result of the discussion, a subcommittee has been appointed to conduct interviews and make recommendations to the Board. The Board Retreat will be held on May 7, 2007.
LOTT Advisory Committee:
Deputy Mayor Peterson reported a public worksession and public hearing will be held on proposed LOTT rate increases. The LOTT Board received an update on the land purchase from the Port of Olympia. The Board also visited an educational center in Vancouver, Washington, to explore options for creating a similar opportunity at the LOTT facility.
Sister City International Committee:
Mayor Clarkson reported he will be traveling to Minsk, Poland, on behalf of the Lacey Sister City Committee from May 15 - 22, 2007, to participate in city activities. The Mayor remarked he recently met the Polish Ambassador and they agreed to share news of upcoming community events.
Deputy Mayor Peterson reported the 211 program did not receive full funding from the Washington State Legislature. As a result, a reduction of operating hours and/or staffing for the program will be explored.
Mayor Clarkson adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m.
Cuncil minutes approved and signed on May 10, 2007.