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Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

6/3/2013 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, June 3, 2013

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, ACM/Executive Director Craig, Police Chief Blair, Parks, Recreation and Public Works Director Cooper, Assistant Finance Director Blaisdell, Assistant Finance Director Garrett, Maintenance Worker III Longer, Paralegal Grover, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

Councilmember Nye led the pledge of allegiance.

 

3.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION: By Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to approve the minutes of May 13, 2013 and May 20, 2013 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

4.      APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Bellleci, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to amend the agenda to include a proclamation to Curtis High School Swimmer under Presentation and the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application under Council Consideration. 

 

The motion carried.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to approve the agenda as amended.

 

The motion carried. 

 

5.      PRESENTATIONS

 

Curtis High School Girls Water PoloMayor Grassi presented a proclamation to Curtis High School’s Varsity Girls Water Polo Team in recognition of its 2013 Washington State Championship.

 

Curtis High School Swimming Champion – Mayor Grassi presented a proclamation to Curtis High School student Brian Woodbury for his achievement in winning the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 4A 100 yard backstroke State Championship.

 

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award - Mayor Grassi presented the 2012 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Assistant Finance Directors Blaisdell and Garrett. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

 

Citizens Taking Action Against Crime AwardPolice Chief Blair presented the Citizens Taking Action Against Crime Award to Bob Longer for his effort and action in assisting the police with the arrest of a vehicle prowler at Chambers Bay.

 

University Place FestivalThe University Place Festival Committee invited the public to the upcoming event to celebrate the City’s birthday and provided information on activities planned for the Festival on August 3, 2013.  Councilmember Belleci also provided information on the watermelon eating contest, and Shirley Zurfluh of the West Tacoma Optimist Club invited the public to the pancake breakfast fundraising event on August 3 at Curtis High School cafeteria.

 

6.      PUBLIC COMMENTS – None.

 

7.      COUNCIL/COMMISSION COMMENT

 

Council Comments – Councilmember Figueroa thanked West Pierce Fire and Rescue and the University Place Police Department for its public open house and participation at the Duck Daze event.

 

Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey remarked on the grand opening of the University Place Historical Society Museum and informed the public of the Tour of Gardens event this Saturday.

 

8.      CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Manager Sugg reported on the success of the various community events at Duck Daze and provided highlights on the City’s Open House held over the weekend.

 

9A-9I.   CONSENT AGENDA

 

Councilmember Belleci requested that Item 9A be pulled from the Consent Agenda for public recognition.

 

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

 

A.    Receive and File:  Kiwanis Club 50th Anniversary Proclamation. (Pulled for separate consideration)

B.    Approve application for Added Privilege to the Liquor License for Fred Meyer #615.

C.    Approve new application for Liquor License for Cheers U.P. Bar & Grill.

D.    Adopt a resolution amending the City Partner List to add the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and Dance Theater Northwest.  (RESOLUTION NO. 722)

E.    Adopt a resolution directing the Parks and Recreation Commission to examine the City’s current and future Parks, Recreation and Senior Center needs including options for funding those needs for purposes of evaluating the City’s long-term Parks and Recreation service levels and options for funding those needs over the next twenty years.  (RESOLUTION NO. 723)

F.    Adopt a resolution appointing voting delegates to the Association of Washington Cities’ Annual Business Meeting.  (RESOLUTION NO. 724)

G.    Confirm Greg Gooch’s re-appointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term ending January 31, 2017; Confirm Stefanie Coleman and Clare Bungay’s appointments to the Parks and Recreation Commission for terms ending January 31, 2017; and Confirm Elias Santiago’s appointment as Youth Commissioner for a term ending January 31, 2015. 

H.    Authorize the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Gray & Osborne, Inc. to increase the contract not to exceed Sixty-Two Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Dollars ($62,450.00).

I.      Receive and File: Payroll for the period ending 05/15/13, signed and dated 05/30/13, check nos. 317501 through 317514, and wires in the total amount of One Hundred Eighty Thousand Fifty-Five and 77/100 Dollars ($180,055.77); Claims dated 05/31/13, signed 05/30/13, check nos. 48443 through 48582, in the total amount of Six Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand One Hundred Sixty and 51/100 Dollars ($675,160.51).

 

The motion carried.

 

Councilmember Belleci recognized the Kiwanis Club’s efforts, accomplishments and commitment to the community.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to approve Item 9A of the consent agenda.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.     PUBLIC HEARING:  BUDGET CARRYFORWARDS

 

Staff ReportAssistant Finance Director Blaisdell presented the proposed ordinance to amend the 2013-2014 biennial budget for the carryforward of funding from 2012 and re-appropriation in 2013.  The re-appropriation is comprised primarily of fund balance and capital improvement projects that were appropriated in 2012 but are to be completed in 2013.  Adjustments also include revenue adjustments to several tax line items.

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided comment on the issue:  Steve Worthington, 6912 53rd Street West.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION: By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to pass an ordinance amending the 2013-2014 Biennial Budget for the 2012 Carryforward Appropriations and update adjustments.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 622)

 

11.     27TH STREET SATE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS PROJECT BID AWARD

 

Staff ReportCity Engineer Ecklund recommended awarding the bid for the 27th Street Safe Routes to Schools project to Tucci & Sons, Inc. who submitted the lowest responsive, responsible bid of the four proposals received by the City, in the amount of $1,007,934.85.

 

This work will improve the north half of 27th Street West from Grandview Drive West to Bridgeport Way West and overlay the entire road.  Improvements include, but are not limited to, storm drainage improvements, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bike lanes, street lights, landscaping and a pedestrian traffic signal.  This project is 86.5% funded through a $736,000 Federal Safe Routes to Schools grant, a $288,910 Federal Highway Administration grant, a $100,000 private contribution, and a $38,925 City match.  The City match is included in the adopted Capital Improvement budget.

 

Public Comment – None

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Choiniere, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to authorize the City Manager to award the 27th Street Safe Routes to Schools project to Tucci & Sons, Inc. in the amount of One Million Seven Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-Four and 85/100 ($1,007,934.85) and execute all necessary contract documents.

  

The motion carried.

 

11B.  JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT

 

Staff Report – Police Chief Blair requested Council’s approval for the City to apply for the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).  The City of University Place is eligible to request $10,323 in grant funding from the Department of Justice and City match is not required for this application.  The City is requesting this funding to assist with personnel and program costs associated with the Public Safety Department. 

 

The Federal Government combined the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) and the Byrne Formula Grant Program (Byrne) together to create the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).  The City of University Place has previously received funding through JAG. 

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided comment on the issue:  Steve Worthington, 6912 53rd Street West.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere to authorize the City Manager to apply for Federal Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) for Ten Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty-Three Dollars ($10,323.00).

 

The motion carried.

 

12.     MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor Grassi thanked the many volunteers who assisted in the Treasures in the Park event over the weekend, especially Mr. Phil Hoffman.

 

At 7:39 p.m., MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to adjourn the business meeting of the Council.

 

The motion carried.

 

STUDY SESSION – The Council recessed to study session thereafter.

 

13.        GRAFFITI ORDINANCE

 

City Attorney Victor introduced the proposed graffiti ordinance and explained that it is intended to be used as a public safety tool to address graffiti.  He further explained that while graffiti is prohibited in the City and considered a criminal misdemeanor, it is difficult to apprehend the offenders.  An approach of making graffiti part of the nuisance code would allow the City to abate it as a public nuisance, thus providing a tool to take action on complaints received from the public. 

 

Council expressed concerns about the fairness of penalizing property owners for the transgression of others, enforcement and public expectation, the enforcement process/procedure, and the effectiveness of it being complaint driven. 

 

The matter will be further reviewed and studied at a future date.

 

14.     ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

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Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20130603-0750 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

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Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20130603-1743 

Ordinances

Ordinance :622-19010913-622 

Resolutions

Resolution:722-19011222-722; Resolution:723-19011223-723; Resolution:724-19011224-724 
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