MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE LACEY CITY COUNCIL HELD THURSDAY,
JUNE 28, 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, J. Darby
G. Cuoio, B. Martin, R. Schoessel, D. Burns, J. Upton, C. Litten.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA:
COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON MOVED TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA. COUNCILMEMBER BURGMAN SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Consent Agenda Items:
- Minutes from June 14, 2007
- Final plat approval for Campus Meadows Division II (Project No. 05-83)
- Resolution (927) segregating assessments within LID #13, as requested by Pageantry Homes
Tom Howdeshell, 718 Sawyer St SE, Olympia WA, expressed concern about a major tenant in the Cabela’s project who is not paying prevailing wages, and inquired if apprentice programs are offered by subcontractors on the project. Deputy Mayor Peterson responded both issues would be addressed by Labor and Industries.
Lou Goettlin, Citizens for Chambers Lake Basin, 3222 Wiggins Road, Olympia, WA, expressed concern about stormwater pond flooding at Schilter Farms. Councilmember Sackrison responded the issue will be investigated.
Resolution (927). See action under Consent Agenda.
Councilmember Darby excused himself from the discussion of the Rainier Road annexation at 7:10 p.m.
Ordinance (1288) would annex 88.9 acres lying west of Rainier road SE, north of the Burlington Northern Railroad Line, east of the Chehalis Western Trail and south of the current City boundaries. The portion of the proposal containing the undeveloped
Links – Phase 3 and four large parcels with existing residences, located south and east of the proposed area would be eliminated from the annexation.
Roger Schoessel, Interim Public Works Director, provided a brief summary of the annexation proposal. He noted discussion from the June 14, 2007, Council meeting raised concerns about potential drainage issues at the Links – Phase 3 which lies in a floodplain.
Mr. Schoessel stated the Links – Phase 3 has final plat approval from the County but no infrastructure has been built. He added 65,000 cubic feet of fill has been brought on site. He stated it would be in the best interest of the County and the City if the developer installs the recommended development and completes the subdivision according to the engineering plan approved by the County. Once the development is completed, the City could then reconsider the annexation request.
Greg Cuoio, City Manager, added the County accepted a 200% bond for unfinished work in the Links – Phase 3. If the City annexes this portion, and the developer does not complete the project, the City could be asked to complete the subdivision.
One of the concerns raised by Council at the June 14, 2007, Council meeting was the division of the Links neighborhood by only annexing the north portion of the subdivision. Mr. Schoessel commented
Phases 1 & 2 are physically separated from Phase 3 by the Bonneville Power lines which provide a natural buffer between the north and south portions.
Another issue raised at the prior Council meeting regarded the flooding of Rainier Road under the railroad trestle. Mr. Schoessel explained this area is the low point in Rainier Road, and the combination of this depression and water from the wetlands contributes to ponding and flooding on the road. He noted the ideal solution would be to raise the trestle, but it would be cost-prohibitive.
Mr. Cuoio asked for clarification on a question raised regarding flooding caused by the Horizon Pointe stormwater pond. Mr. Schoessel explained stormwater runoff from the Horizon Pointe subdivision is managed by an infiltration system on Balustrade Drive. He stated initially the plan required an overflow pond that would handle a 100 year flooding event. In December 2005, the overflow worked in reverse, and water from outside Horizon Pointe flooded its storm pond. Mr. Schoessel noted stormwater runoff from the Horizon Pointe subdivision does not contribute to flooding on Rainier Road or the four properties across from Horizon Pointe.
Deputy Mayor Peterson asked where stormwater runoff will travel from the Links – Phase 3. Mr. Schoessel responded the water will flow into a separate stormwater facility. Mr. Cuoio added the water from the residential lots will flow into the street and then into a 700 foot drainage gallery.
Mayor Clarkson reported the Finance Committee reviewed the Rainier Road annexation at its June 25, 2007, meeting and recommends annexation of the Links – Phase 1 & 2, Sorrento, Rainier Crossing and Horizon Elementary School.
COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 1288 TO ANNEX APPROXIMATELY 64 ACRES WEST OF RAINIER ROAD SE, NORTH OF THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD LINE, EAST OF THE CHEHALIS WESTERN TRAIL AND SOUTH OF THE CURRENT CITY BOUNDARIES, INCLUDING HORIZON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SORRENTO, RAINIER CROSSING AND THE LINKS - PHASE 1 & 2. DEPUTY MAYOR PETERSON SECONDED. COUNCILMEMBERS CLARKSON, PETERSON, BURGMAN, SACKRISON AND DEAN VOTED YES. COUNCILMEMBER DARBY ABSTAINED. COUNCILMEMBER NELSON WAS ABSENT. MOTION CARRIED.
Councilmember Darby returned to the meeting at 7:30 p.m. after the vote was taken.
Mayor Clarkson recognized Ira Grant who was one of the City of Lacey’s original City Councilmembers.
Mayor Clarkson reported he invited Olympia Mayor Mark Foutch to the annual kickoff of the Lacey In Tune Concert series. In light of Mayor Foutch’s upcoming retirement from the Olympia City Council, Mayor Clarkson recognized his outstanding contributions to the community during his many years of service.
CITY MANAGER'S REPORT:
Roger Schoessel, Interim Public Works Director, requested Council to authorize the award of Lacey Contract No. PW 2007-14 to the low bidder, Pape and Sons Construction, Inc. from Gig Harbor, WA, in the amount of $636,752.70 for the 6th Avenue/Baran Drive roadway improvements, City Hall parking lot expansion, and upgrades to the police parking lot. Six bids were received at the bid opening on June 18, 2007. The Engineer’s Estimate was $663,197.84.
DEPUTY MAYOR PETERSON MOVED TO AWARD LACEY CONTRACT NO. PW 2007-14 TO PAPE & SONS CONSTRUCTION, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $636,752.70 FOR THE 6TH AVENUE/BARAN DRIVE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, CITY HALL PARKING LOT EXPANSION, AND UPGRADES ON THE POLICE PARKING LOT. COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES:
Economic Development Council:
Councilmember Burgman reported the annual EDC Economic Forecast was held on June 25, 2007, with an interesting discussion about international trade.
Intercity Transit Authority:
Councilmember Burgman reported the Intercity Transit Board will serve as ambassadors for the agency, riding IT busses over the next two months to report back on customer service experiences.
Family Investment Initiative:
Deputy Mayor Peterson reported she participated in a regional meeting on June 28, 2007, with Councilmember Sackrison and City Manager, Greg Cuoio to discuss details regarding the Family Investment Initiative. She asked Council for their input prior to the next meeting on July 12, 2007. She noted details of the plan need to be resolved before the fall election when the initiative will be placed on the ballot.
Councilmember Dean announced the American Jazz Festival will perform at St. Martin’s University from June 28 – July 1, 2007, and invited all to attend.
Mayor Clarkson adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
Council minutes approved and signed on July 12, 2007