John Caulfield (253) 983-7703 • Fax (253) 589-3774JCaulfield@cityoflakewood.us
City Manager

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Dec. 12, 2014

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manage

Topics of Interest and Updates

Lakewood’s 12th Annual MLK Celebration

The City of Lakewood is proud to present its 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In partnership with Clover Park Technical College, Harborstone Credit Union, Lakewood Arts Commission and Lakewood Officers Charity, the theme of this year’s event is “The Dream in Action.”

  • WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 17.
  • WHERE: Sharon McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: A commemorative march before the celebration that will pay tribute to the marches for equal voting rights during the 1960’s, beginning and ending at the McGavick Center. Protest signs replicated from the 1960’s will be used during the march.

For more information, view the 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration flyer  .

Coffee with the Mayor

Coffee with the Mayor was held Tuesday, Dec. 9. We met at the St. Clare Hospital Resource Center, 4908 112th Street SW. City Manager John Caulfield presented the City of Lakewood's 2015-2017 Biennial Legislative Agenda.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2014

The City of Lakewood held its third annual Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 5!  We celebrated the Christmas season with games and crafts, as well as performances by Lakes High School Choir, Lakewood Family YMCA and the Little Church on the Prairie. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, #IamLakewood!

Check out photos from the lighting here: http://goo.gl/NFzebs

Hometown Dogs Grand Opening                                                 

Monday, Dec. 8, marked the grand opening of Hometown Dogs in Lakewood, the first food truck social enterprise of Centerforce, the largest provider of employment services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Pierce County. The Hometown Dogs food truck brand is the culmination of twelve intensive weeks of technical, safety and life skill training for the non-profit's developmentally disabled clientele.

For more information, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/htdtruck

#IamLakewood Photo of the Week

The eyes of the international cyclocross community turned to Lakewood this past weekend for the second race of the Waves for Water Cyclocross Collaboration. The two-day event was sanctioned by the International Cycling Union and gave racers an opportunity to earn crucial points in order to qualify for the national championships on Jan. 7 through the 11 in Austin, Texas. This image shows the race at Fort Steilacoom Park. It was snapped by photographer extraordinaire himself, Lakewood City Councilmember John Simpson. For more information: http://goo.gl/Hz9S9W

Police

Lakewood Police Department’s New Mascot

Tis the season to be jolly... so help us name our new mascot!!! We will pick the winning name on December 24th, 2014 and the winner will be treated to lunch by the Chief of Police. (In the case of multiple same name entries, first entry will be the only one considered.) Let the merriment begin, but please remember to keep it clean!

Go to the Lakewood Police Department  ’s Facebook page and comment to enter. P.S. Don't forget to share with your friends so they can play too.

Council Meetings

The City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Monday, December 15, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

  • Business showcase – Lakewood Hardware & Paint, Inc., Mr. Donn Tyler
  • Appoint members to Landmarks & Heritage Advisory Board
  • Appoint members to the Planning Commission
  • Appoint members to the Human Services & CDBG Funding Advisory Board
  • Amending land use code relative to satellite parking lots
  • Adopt code change to rename Human Services & CDBG Funding Advisory Board to Community Services Advisory Board
  • Approve 2015 human services funding allocations
  • Approve interlocal agreements with University Place, Town of Steilacoom and DuPont for court services
  • Approve contract for Traffic Signal Upgrade-ITS Phase 4B fiber optic interconnect and video management system
  • Approve accounts receivable write-offs
  • Approve WA State Treasurer’s Office local funding program to fund LED conversion project
  • Approve MOA with Pierce County relative to road maintenance
  • Approve a consulting services agreement for design of South Tacoma Way improvements from 88th to Steilacoom Boulevard
  • Authorize the purchase of a dump truck chassis
  • Approve a contract for prosecution services

The City Council Study Session of December 22, 2014 is CANCELLED.

The City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Monday, January 5, 2015, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 6000 Main Street SW.  Agenda items for the meeting include:

  • Youth Council Report
  • Proclamation recognizing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History month
  • Proclamation recognizing Tracy Fortune, WA State Arts Educator of the Year
  • Proclamation on National Mentoring Month
  • Proclamation declaring January as School Board recognition month
  • Clover Park School District Report
  • Endorsing Pierce Transit to join the Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust
  • Approve a consulting services agreement for design of South Tacoma Way improvements from 88th to Steilacoom Boulevard
  • Briefing by the City Manager
  • Review of 2015 Council liaisons to citizens advisory boards and committees and external committees
  • Review agreements with WA Department of Enterprise Services for LED streetlights conversion
  • Review an amendment to the agreement  with WA Department of Commerce for LED streetlights conversions
  • 2015 Council Retreat