MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE LACEY CITY COUNCIL HELD THURSDAY, CALL TO ORDER:
JULY 26, 2007, AT LACEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
Mayor Clarkson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.COUNCIL PRESENT:
V. Clarkson, A. Burgman, G. Sackrison, M. Dean, J. Darby, T. NelsonSTAFF PRESENT:
K. Ahlf, B. Martin, J. Sheler, D. Burns, P. Brooks, J. Litt, D. Pierpoint, C. LittenAPPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA:
COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON MOVED TO AMEND THE AGENDA BY ADDING A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND REMOVING A PRESENTATION BY LACEY FIRE DISTRICT 3. COUNCILMEMBER NELSON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.Consent Agenda Items:
- Minutes from July 12, 2007
- Final plat approval for Hawks Prairie Phase 2 Unit 11 (Project No. 07-136)
Mayor Clarkson recognized Caleb Baldwin, Sarah Bowen, and Sonja Wales-Mayo for their service as youth representatives on the Parks Board, Historical Commission, and Library Board. Ms. Bowen was in attendance and accepted a certificate for her volunteer efforts on the Historical Commission.PROCLAMATION:
Mayor Clarkson read a proclamation celebrating the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duane French, Lacey citizen, stated that he was in the Rose Garden in 1990 when the legislation was first passed. He thanked Council for honoring this historic day and noted the Act represents significant improvements for those with disabilities. ORDINANCES:
Ken Ahlf, City Attorney, instructed Council to hold a first reading of the Ordinance amending LMC 13.10.010 adopting recent changes to the LOTT Discharge and Industrial Pretreatment regulations. A public comment period will then be held for 30 days, followed by a second reading of the Ordinance, and Council action at the September 13, 2007, Council meeting. Mr. Ahlf explained the first and second readings and public comment period by LOTT partners has been requested by the Department of Ecology. Public comments can be filed with the City Clerk.
Mayor Clarkson asked about changes to the regulations. Roger Schoessel, Acting Public Works Director, stated that no substantive changes were made. Changes are considered “housekeeping” in nature. COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON MOVED THAT THE AGENDA BE AMENDED TO REMOVE THE ORDINANCE TO ADOPT CHANGES TO THE LOTT DISCHARGE AND INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT REGULATIONS. COUNCILMEMBER BURGMAN SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Clarkson requested Council approve the appointment of youth representatives Jordan Bowen to the Parks Board, and Kaitlin Kilpela to the Library Board for a one-year term.COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF JORDAN BOWEN TO THE PARKS BOARD AND KAITLIN KILPELA TO THE LIBRARY BOARD FOR ONE-YEAR TERMS AS YOUTH REPRESENTATIVES. COUNCILMEMBER NELSON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Clarkson requested Council approve the appointment of Paul Royer to the Parks Board to a first term.COUNCILMEMBER DARBY MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF PAUL ROYER TO THE PARKS BOARD FOR A FIRST TERM. COUNCILMEMBER NELSON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Clarkson recognized Ruth Shearer, Planning Commission member. Both the Mayor and Councilmember Sackrison noted the passing of Tom Howdeshell and commented that he was a true community activist who will be missed.
Mayor Clarkson announced he will participate in the kickoff of the Senior Games this weekend. He also reported he will attend the NBC-LEO Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 2.CITY MANAGER'S REPORT:
Roger Schoessel, Acting Public Works Director, requested Council award Lacey Contract Number PW 2007-03 for the construction of a pedestrian signal on Sleater-Kinney Road SE near 15th Avenue SE. He reported five bids were opened on July 12, 2007, and Taurus Industries, Inc. of Olympia, Washington, was the low bidder at $110,325.00. The Engineer’s Estimate is $138,321.00.
Mr. Schoessel stated the City and Panorama City have entered into an agreement for signal and crosswalk improvements. Each of the parties shall pay for one-half of the cost of construction and installation of the crosswalk and signal. The project should be completed by December 2007.COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON MOVED TO AWARD PW 2007-03 TO TAURUS INDUSTRIES, INC. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL ON SLEATER-KINNEY ROAD SE NEAR 15TH AVENUE SE IN THE AMOUNT OF $110,325.00. COUNCILMEMBER DEAN SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Roger Schoessel, Acting Public Works Director, requested Council award Lacey Contract Number PW 2007-04 for the widening of the southbound off-ramp at Exit 111 (Marvin Road) to construct an additional left-turn lane. He reported two bids were opened on July 19, 2007, and Lakeside Industries, Inc. from Lacey, Washington, was the low bidder at $432,889.66. The Engineer’s Estimate is $430,942.03. The project should be completed by October 2007.COUNCILMEMBER BURGMAN MOVED TO AWARD PW 2007-04 TO LAKESIDE INDUSTRIES, INC. FOR THE WIDENING OF THE SOUTHBOUND OFF-RAMP AT EXIT 111 (MARVIN ROAD) TO CONSTRUCT AN ADDITIONAL LEFT-TURN LANE IN THE AMOUNT OF $$432,889.66. COUNCILMEMBER DARBY SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
STANDING GENERAL COMMITTEES:
General Government & Public Safety Committee:
Councilmember Burgman reported the Committee met on July 18, 2007, to consider a request to extend the collection of Latecomer Agreements, and a request from TCTV to activate two additional community channels.
The Committee agreed with staff recommendation to extend the collection of Latecomer Agreements to allow reimbursements for properties impacted by the City’s moratorium on development in the urban growth area.
Councilmember Sackrison reported the Committee met on July 6, 2007, to discuss pedestrian crossings at 7th Avenue and Woodland Square Loop, and the design process for landscaping the Woodland Trail.
The Committee agreed with staff recommendation to add several crosswalks and two four-way stops at several intersections in Woodland Square Loop. This action is in response to citizen concerns about safely crossing 7th Avenue and Woodland Square Loop. Discussion will continue regarding the crossing from the Intercity Transit Station drive to the Fred Meyer parking lot.
Councilmember Sackrison reported the City has received a $577,200 grant from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety program administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation to design and construct the remaining portions of the Lacey Woodland Trail. The grant award will be matched with the $400,000 that was budgeted by the City for trail development. One of the grant requirements is to involve the public in the design process. Public meetings will be held in the fall to provide feedback for the final design of the landscape project. Council will have an opportunity to review the architect’s renderings prior to the meetings.BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES:Community Action Council:
Councilmember Sackrison stated the Board approved applications for a series of grants. Family Investment Initiative:
Councilmember Sackrison reported that most of the issues in the Memorandum of Understanding have been resolved to Lacey’s satisfaction. Council will review the changes at their next Worksession.Lacey Sister Cities Association:
Mayor Clarkson announced the Mayor of Minsk will visit Lacey from September 5-15. The LSCA will coordinate the visit and raise funds for the event. ADJOURNMENT:
Mayor Clarkson adjourned the meeting at 7:35 p.m. Council minutes approved and signed on August 9, 2007