Brynn Grimley (253) 983-7761 • Fax (253) 589-3774 •
Communications Manager


Here is a list of items scheduled for discussion and/or action at the Lakewood City Council meeting on Nov. 7, 2016:

  • Veterans Day Proclamation: The City Council will officially recognize Nov. 11, 2016 as Veterans Day, as well as recognize November as Veterans Appreciation month. As part of the recognition, the night will include a ceremony that will feature and recognize veterans, military personnel and representatives including and not limited to:
    • Lakes High School Choir
    • Clover Park High School JROTC
    • RallyPoint 6
    • 2-2 Stryker Brigade
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars – Lakewood Post
    • American Veterans Post 1
    • Disabled American Veterans
    • Veterans Service Officers, Washington State Department of Veterans
    • American Legion Post No. 187
  • Public Hearing on 2017-2018 Proposed Biennial Budget: This is the date the City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2017-18 Biennial Budget. The proposed budget amounts to $78,857,023 in 2017 and $90,079,932 in 2018. The General Government Budget totals $51,437,562 in 2017 and $51,094,503 in 2018. The City Council will also hold public hearings on the on the 2016 budget adjustments and the 2017 property tax levy.
  • Condemnation Ordinance: It is recommended that the Mayor and City Council adopt this Ordinance providing for the condemnation of a portion of six (6) tax parcels for the purpose of constructing Steilacoom Boulevard Safety Improvements. The ultimate goal of condemnation is to determine the just compensation due to a property owner for the acquisition of his or her property under a governed timeline.
  • Resolution regarding Lakewood Community Foundation Fund: It is recommended that the City Council adopt a resolution, recognizing the vital role and public purpose of the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund. The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund, operating as a donor advised fund of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, was formed to promote the enrichment, vitality and cultural heritage of community, with exclusive dedication to Lakewood, Washington. The collaboration of all parties to these ends are of mutual benefit to the City of Lakewood, its citizens, prospects and the community. In recognition of the public benefit achieved by the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund, it is desirable to formally acknowledge the valued public purpose of the organization.
  • Streetlight Retrofit Agreement: It is recommended that the City Council authorize the City Manager to execute a revised agreement with Intolight for the retrofit of 1,246 Puget Sound Energy (PSE) powered street lights in the City of Lakewood to LED fixtures for an amount not to exceed $344,994.75. On September 21, 2015 City Council authorized executing an agreement with Intolight for the retrofitting of 1,218 Puget Sound Energy (PSE) powered street lights to LED fixtures, with the work now complete 1,246 PSE powered street lights were actually converted

The Lakewood City Council meeting begins 7 p.m., at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW.