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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

12/17/2012 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, December 17, 2012

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

 

1.      CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Grassi called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

2.      ROLL CALL AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Roll call was taken by the City Clerk as follows: 

 

Councilmember Belleci                          Present

Councilmember Choiniere                      Present

Councilmember Figueroa                       Present

Councilmember Keel                             Present

Councilmember Nye                              Present

Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey                    Present

Mayor Grassi                                        Present

 

Staff present: City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, City Engineer Ecklund, Parks, Recreation and Public Works Director Cooper, Assistant Finance Director Blaisdell, Community Services Manager Buter, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Paralegal Grover, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

Councilmember Nye led the pledge of allegiance.

 

Mayor Grassi called for a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

 

3.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to approve the minutes of November 19, 2012 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

4.      APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to approve the agenda.

 

The motion carried. 

 

5.      PRESENTATIONS

 

Dance Theatre Northwest – Councilmember Figueroa recognized Melanie Kirk-Stauffer of Dance Theatre Northwest and its students for their achievements and contribution to our community.

 

Uptown Cruisin’ Association – On behalf of the Uptown Cruisin’ Association, Bob Schwartz and Marty Owens presented a $3,000 contribution to the University Place Community Supported Parks & Recreation for the senior and youth recreation programs.

 

6.      PUBLIC COMMENTS – None

  

7.      COUNCIL/COMMISSION COMMENT

 

Council Comments – Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey reported on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord/16th Combat Aviation Brigade event.  She thanked AUSA and Tri-West as well the 16th CAB community supporters for their participation and support.

 

Councilmember Keel wished everyone a happy holiday.

 

Councilmember Figueroa thanked the committee members, the vendors, and the staff who participated in the successful Christmas Tree Lighting event.

 

Councilmember Choiniere expressed his feelings on the tragedy that happened in Connecticut.

 

Commission Reports – None

 

8.    CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Manager Sugg reported that the Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) projects grant applications submitted by the City have been recommended for funding by the Washington State Department of Transportation.  The SRTS projects include road improvements on Cirque Drive (between 79th Avenue and Beckonridge Drive), 44th Street (between 67th Avenue and Bridgeport) and 56th Street (between 95th Avenue Court West and Grandview).  The total amount of grant funding for these projects is $2.3 million.

 

9A-9D.  CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

 

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 11/15/12, signed and dated 11/29/12, check nos. 317283 through 317295, and wires in the total amount of One Hundred Eighty-One Thousand Five Hundred Four and 09/100 Dollars ($181,504.09); Claims dated 11/30/12, signed 11/29/12, check nos. 47537 through 47598, in the total amount of Two Million One Hundred Thirty-Two Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Five and 90/100 Dollars ($2,132,335.90); Payroll for the period ending 12/03/12, signed and dated 12/12/12, check nos. 317296 through 317316, in the total amount of Two Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Nineteen and 38/100 ($247,819.38); and Claims dated 11/28/12 – 12/14/12, signed 12/12/12, check nos. 47599 through 47666, check no. 47618 voided, in the total amount of Six Hundred Forty-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-One and 58/100 ($645,861.58).

B.    Adopt a substitute Resolution directing the Economic Development Commission to study promotion of University Place as a sports and recreational destination. (RESOLUTION NO. 708)

C.    Received and File:  Rainier Communications Commission (RCC) revision to the Pierce County Television (PCTV) Participation Agreement.

D.    Approve new application for Liquor License for Harbor Greens U.P.

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.     PUBLIC HEARING:  UNIVERSITY PLACE REFUSE RATE INCREASE

 

Staff Report – Community Services Manager Buter presented the proposed rate adjustments made by University Place Refuse, Inc. and Lakewood Refuse that are based on a Pierce County solid waste tipping fee increase of $6.73 per ton and a 2.7% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure in 2011.   The proposed increase is specifically provided for under the current solid waste franchise agreements with the City.  This increase is passed through and distributed among University Place Refuse customers based on the average weight of their toter size and will be effective on March 1, 2013.

 

Public Comment – None

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION: By Councilmember Choiniere, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an Ordinance increasing the solid waste base rate in accordance with the current solid waste franchise agreement.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 616)

 

11.        BRIDGEPORT WAY LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT DESIGN

 

Staff Report – City Engineer Ecklund reported that in 2011, the City partnered with AMEC Earth and Environmental to develop a grant application for an innovative low impact development of storm drainage treatments to Bridgeport Way.  This resulted in a grant award from the Washington State Department of Ecology in the amount of $758,000 for the design and construction of the project.  Given that AMEC developed a design budget of $81,390 as part of the grant application that was subsequently reviewed and accepted by the grant agency, City Engineer Ecklund recommended that the City enter into an agreement with AMEC Earth and Environmental for geo-technical design services as required for construction of the project. This work is 75% reimbursable and the required matching funds are included in the SWM utility fund budget. 

 

Public Comment – None

 

Council Consideration - MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to authorize the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with AMEC Earth & Environmental for geo-technical design services, as required for construction of the Bridgeport Way Low Impact Development project, in an amount not to exceed Eighty-One Thousand Three Hundred Ninety Dollars $81,390.00).

 

The motion carried.

 

At 7:14 p.m., the Council took a ten-minute break.  The meeting resumed at 7:29 p.m.

 

12.     MERIT DAYS RESOLUTION

 

Staff Report – As part of the adopted 2013-2014 Biennial Budget, Assistant Finance Director Blaisdell presented a proposed resolution that would authorize the City Manager to grant three (3) merit days to staff in lieu of a COLA for 2013 and 2014.

 

Public Comment – None

 

Council Consideration:  MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to adopt a resolution ratifying the City Manager’s authority to grant three (3) merit days to staff in lieu of a COLA for 2013 and three (3) merit days to staff in lieu of a COLA in 2014 (pro-rated for regular part-time staff).

 

The motion carried.   (RESOLUTION NO. 709)

 

13.     PARK IMPACT FEE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor presented the proposed amendment to the Park Impact Fee that would allow residential developers to defer payment of park impact fees until issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the residential project or to prepay the impact fee to lock in the current rate.  This change would align the payment provisions of the Park Impact Fee ordinance with the prior amendment to the payment provisions of the traffic impact fee ordinance.  The pre-programmed increase in the Park Impact Fee will go into effect January 1, 2013 with these provisions included.

  

Public Comment – The following individuals provided comments on the subject: Shawn Hoey, Master Builders Association of Pierce County, 1120 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; and Bryan Park, 6550 49th Avenue SW, Seattle.

 

Council Consideration - MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey, to pass an Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 539 and UPMC 4.55 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Impact Fee to allow for prepayment or deferred payment of park impact fees.

 

Roll call vote:

 

Councilmember Belleci                          Yes                 

Councilmember Nye                              Yes

Councilmember Choiniere                      Yes                 

Mayor Grassi                                        Yes

Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey                    No

Councilmember Keel                             Yes

Councilmember Figueroa                       Yes

 

The motion passed 6 to 1.  (ORDINANCE NO. 617)

 

AMENDMENT: By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to add an additional clause to the proposed legislation that would reduce the programmed increase to the Park Impact Fee by half.

 

Roll call vote:

 

Councilmember Belleci                          Yes                 

Councilmember Nye                              Yes                 

Councilmember Choiniere                      Yes                 

Mayor Grassi                                        No

Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey                    No

Councilmember Keel                             Yes

Councilmember Figueroa                       Yes

 

The motion passed 5 to 2.  (ORDINANCE NO. 617)

 

The motion to suspend the Park Impact Fee for 18 months to generate economic activity failed.

 

14.     MAYOR'S REPORT

 

Councilmember Nye presented a token of appreciation to Mayor Grassi for his effort in bringin the "horse and carrige" ride event last weekend.

  

15.     ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20121217-0808 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

41260/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20121217-0804 

Ordinances

Ordinance :616-19010907-616; Ordinance :617-19010908-617 

Resolutions

Resolution:708-19011208-708; Resolution:709-19011209-709 
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