MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE LACEY CITY COUNCIL HELD THURSDAY,CALL TO ORDER:
NOVEMBER 1, 2007, AT LACEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS.
Mayor Clarkson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.COUNCIL PRESENT:
Virgil Clarkson, Nancy Peterson, Ann Burgman, Graeme Sackrison, Mary Dean, John Darby, Tom Nelson.STAFF PRESENT:
Greg Cuoio, Ken Ahlf, Jim Sheler, Scott Egger, Jerry Litt, Scott Spence, Dusty Pierpoint, Carol Litten, Tom Furrer, Phil Comstock, Don Arnold, Shannon Barnes, Jesse Hadley, Dave Johansen, Terence Brimmer, Dave Miller APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA:
COUNCILMEMBER DARBY MOVED TO APPROVE THE AGENDA. COUNCILMEMBER NELSON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Police Chief Dusty Pierpoint recognized Detective Tom Furrer for twenty years of outstanding service to the City of Lacey. During his tenure, Detective Furrer worked as a reserve, patrol and traffic officer, served as an instructor at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, and is a regional expert in identity theft and fraud. He is great asset to the Lacey Police Department.RESOLUTIONS:
Resolution (931) authorizes an interfund loan up to $10 million to provide financing for various Water Utility capital improvement projects, which have been initiated to meet the growing demands for water service within the City’s boundaries. Major projects having the greatest financial impact include system-wide chlorination, potable water exploration, Hawks Prairie Treatment Facility, 400 Pressure Zone, Lacey Gateway Project water infrastructure, and reservoir/booster pump. Blaine Martin, Finance Director, stated since these projects are growth-related, the Water General Facility Charge for residential hookups may be adjusted to pay the debt.COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION (931) TO AUTHORIZE AN INTERFUND LOAN UP TO $10 MILLION TO PROVIDE FINANCING FOR WATER UTILITY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. COUNCILMEMBER DARBY SECONDED.
Councilmember Dean asked how this will impact the average customer’s water rate. Mr. Martin stated a 5% rate adjustment was already adopted in January 2007. The GFC charge will be increased again to balance the costs of all the capital projects, estimated to be $18 million. MOTION CARRIED.ORDINANCES:
Ordinance (1297) amends the 2007 adopted budget by revising budget amounts for the Current Expense Fund, Community Buildings Fund, City Street Fund, General Obligation Bonds Fund, Local Improvement District Debt Fund, Capital Equipment Fund, Water Utility Fund, Stormwater Utility Fund, Water Debt Fund, Wastewater Debt Fund, Equipment Rental Fund, Information Management Services Fund, Joint Animal Services Fund, and Joint Drug Enforcement Fund.
Blaine Martin, Finance Director, stated these budget amendments reflect expenditures that have been underestimated or not anticipated when the 2007 Budget was adopted. The Finance Committee reviewed the 2007 budget amendments on October 22, 2007, and recommend approval. COUNCILMEMBER DARBY MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE (1297) TO AMEND THE 2007 ADOPTED BUDGET. DEPUTY MAYOR PETERSON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Clarkson reported he attended a gathering of the 296th Stryker Brigade to welcome them home. He thanked the troops for their service on behalf of the City Council and City of Lacey. The Bridgade presented the City with a certificate of appreciation for its support.
Mayor Clarkson invited members of Boy Scout Troop 222 to introduce themselves. Individual scouts represented River Ridge and Timberline High Schools.CITY MANAGER'S REPORT:
Scott Egger, Public Works Director, presented Council with a request to award Lacey Contract Number PW 2002-10 to the low bidder, Looker & Associates, in the amount of $2,182,342.00 for Sleater-Kinney Road / 6th Avenue Roadway Improvements. The Engineer’s Estimate is $2,227,934.00. This project will provide an asphalt overlay of Sleater-Kinney Road between Lacey Street and I-5, and 6th Avenue between Sleater-Kinney Road and College Street. Mr. Egger noted the project will also receive outside funding from the Transportation Surface Program and Transportation Improvement Board.DEPUTY MAYOR PETERSON MOVED TO AWARD CONTRACT NUMBER PW 2002-10 TO LOOKER & ASSOCIATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,182,342.00 FOR SLEATER-KINNEY ROAD/6TH AVENUE ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS. COUNCILMEMBER BURGMAN SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Councilmember Burgman noted this project has been planned for over ten years and thanked Deputy Mayor Peterson for her efforts in moving it forward.
Scott Egger, Public Works Director, presented Council with a request to award Lacey Contract Number PW 2007-21 to the low bidder, Pape and Sons Construction, in the amount of $150,200.12 for the Lift Station Backflow Device Retrofit. The Engineer’s Estimate is $218,902.96. This project will provide the required level of protection from a potential bacterial contamination to the city’s water distribution system.COUNCILMEMBER SACKRISON MOVED TO AWARD CONTRACT NUMBER PW 2007-21 TO PAPE & SONS CONSTRUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,200.12 FOR THE LIFT STATION BACKFLOW DEVICE RETROFIT. COUNCILMEMBER DARBY SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.
Greg Cuoio, City Manager, presented Council with a request to approve the 2008 Human Services Review Council social service funding requests. He reported $391,000 will be allocated next year with Lacey’s contribution totaling $84,000. Deputy Mayor Peterson remarked social service requests for funding were twice as much as available funds. She added, although not all of the Lacey area requests were funded, the recommendations still provide adequate social services for the area. Council initially reviewed the recommendations at its October 18, 2007, worksession. Councilmember Dean thanked Deputy Mayor Peterson for her service on HSRC and leadership efforts in restructuring the process. DEPUTY MAYOR PETERSON MOVED TO APPROVE THE 2008 HUMAN SERVICES REVIEW COUNCIL SOCIAL SERVICE FUNDING REQUESTS. COUNCILMEMBER NELSON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED.STANDING GENERAL COMMITTEES:
General Government & Public Safety Committee:
Councilmember Burgman reported the Committee met on October 17, 2007, to discuss amendments to the Lacey Municipal Code (LMC) regarding taxi cab driver licensing requirements, and amendments to the city’s building and construction codes. The Committee recommended approval to amend the LMC for both items.Finance, Economic Development & Land Use Committee:
Mayor Clarkson reported the Committee met on October 22, 2007, to discuss proposed 2007 budget amendments, authorizing an interfund loan to the Water Construction Fund, the sale of LTGO bonds for the construction of Phase 2 of the Regional Athletic Complex, and a review of Planning Commission recommendations for an ordinance addressing issues related to tent cities.
Mayor Clarkson stated the Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on November 20, 2007, for comments regarding the tent city ordinance. Councilmember Burgman noted the draft ordinance does not include Council’s directive that tent city encampments be restricted from locating close to schools. She encouraged the Planning Commission to include this restriction in the final draft ordinance.BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES:
Thurston Regional Planning Council:
Mayor Clarkson announced TRPC will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a breakfast on November 9, 2007, at the Community Center. Water Resource Inventory Area 11:
Mayor Clarkson stated WRIA will hold a workshop at the Red Wind Casino on November 8, 2007, from 9-3 p.m. to discuss water quality, water quantity, and habitat. ADJOURNMENT:
Mayor Clarkson adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m.
Council minutes approved and signed on November 15, 2007