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Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

8/5/2013 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, August 5, 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, ACM/Executive Director Craig, City Attorney Victor, Senior Plans Examiner/Building Inspector Brunk, West Pierce Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Fire Marshal Pearce, Paralegal Grover, Police Chief Blair, Public Safety Manager Hales, and Assistant Planning and Development Services Director King, Human Resources Manager Petorak, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

Councilmember Keel led the pledge of allegiance.

 

3.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey, to approve the minutes of July 15, 2013 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

4.      APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

5.      PRESENTATIONS

 

Second Quarter Public Safety Report – Police Chief Blair presented the Public Safety 2013 second quarter report covering crime analysis, Orchard Corridor emphasis, community involvement/outreach, patrol calls for service, and call volume and assessment on the July 4th fireworks incident.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS The following individuals provided comment: Ashley Jackson, 5128 79th Avenue West; Phil Hoffman, 3613 Tahoma Place West; and Bruce Holmberg, 4601 Grandview Drive West.

 

7.      COUNCIL/COMMISSION COMMENT

 

Council CommentsMayor Pro Tem McCluskey provided a recap of the 2013 University Place Festival event and thanked the community, volunteers, and sponsors for their support and participation.

 

 

Councilmember Choiniere provided a status on two Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) items that have been forwarded to the County Council for final approval.

 

Councilmember Belleci provided a recap on the watermelon eating contest.  She thanked Safeway and the public for its participation and support. 

 

Councilmember Keel reported on the status of Pierce Transit’s service cuts as well as future issues and opportunities.

 

Councilmember Figueroa mentioned the National Night Out event and invited Ms. University Place to participate. He also reported on Rainier Communications Commission’s relocation to Clover Park Technical College.

 

Mayor Grassi reported on Cheers UP and Total Image Salon ribbon cutting events and the ground breaking for 27th Street.

 

8.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT – City Manager Sugg informed Council that the review of the environmental conditions to determine the continued validity of the Planned Action Ordinance with regard to environmental conditions within the Planned Action area will be brought forward to Council at a future study session.

 

9A-9E.  CONSENT AGENDA

 

Councilmember Figueroa requested that Item 9F be pulled out of the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.

 

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

 

A.    Receive and File: Payroll for the period ending 06/30/13, signed and dated 07/11/13, check nos. 317559 through 317581, and wires in the total amount of Two Hundred Sixty Thousand Twenty-Four and 82/100 Dollars ($260,024.82); Claims dated 07/15/13, signed 07/11/13, check nos. 48805 through 48891, in the total amount of Two Hundred Ninety-Three Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine and 69/100 Dollars ($293,999.69); Payroll for the period ending 07/15/13, signed and dated 07/30/13, check nos. 317583 through 317601, and wires in the total amount of One Hundred Ninety-Eight Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-Seven and 45/100 Dollars ($198,497.45); Claims dated 07/31/13, signed 07/30/13, check nos. 48892 through 49001, check no. 48911 voided, in the total amount of Seven Hundred Fifty-Two Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine and 15/100 Dollars ($752,999.15).

B.    Receive and File:  2013 First Quarter Financial Report.

C.    Approve application for renewal of Liquor License for Safeway Store #486 and 7-Eleven Store 2303-2452OE.

D.    Approve new application for Liquor License for Chambers Bay Brewing Company.

E.    Authorize the City Manager to extend the City’s School Resource Officer Interlocal Agreement with the University Place School District for one additional year.

F.    Adopt a resolution establishing a one-year pilot Coffee with Council program beginning in October 2013. (Pulled for separate consideration.) 

 

The motion carried.

 

Councilmember Figueroa expressed his concern about the utilization of staff time for the Coffee with Council program.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Keel to strike out the use of staff time from the resolution.

 

 

 

Roll Call Vote:   Councilmember Belleci               No

                        Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey         No

Councilmember Nye                   No

Councilmember Keel                  Yes

Councilmember Choiniere           No

Councilmember Figueroa            Yes

Mayor Grassi                             No

 

The motion failed.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to adopt a resolution establishing a one-year pilot Coffee with Council program beginning in October 2013.

 

The motion passed 6 to 1. Councilmember Figueroa voted no. (RESOLUTION NO. 728)

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.        BUILDING AND FIRE CODE AMENDMENTS

 

Staff Report – Senior Plans Examiner/Building Inspector Brunk presented the proposed ordinance adopting the updates to the State Building Code. The City Council reviewed the proposed amendments during its study session on July 22, 2013.  In conjunction with the adoption of the ordinance, he presented a proposed resolution amending the City’s permit fees to recover costs associated with the updates. Also included are proposal to lower the building, mechanical, plumbing, and fire suppression minimum plan review charge from $125.00 per hour to $62.50 for one half hour, and a revision to the building construction Valuation Table to allow clarification on fee schedule regarding the types of construction definitions, and correct the clerical error for residential equipment fire sprinkler square footage charges.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Choiniere seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to adopt an ordinance amending University Place Municipal Code Title 14.05 adopting new Building and Construction Codes in accordance with the Revised Code of Washington 19.27 RCW, the State Building Code.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 623)

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Choiniere, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to adopt a resolution amending the Development Services Fee Schedule to ensure full recovery of costs for services provided.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 729)

 

11.        PARK CODE AMENDMENT

 

Staff ReportCity Attorney Victor presented the proposed Park Code revision to allow camping in City parks as a component of special event permit. He clarified that this provision does not apply to temporary tent encampments, which is regulated in another chapter of the Code. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Choiniere, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to adopt an ordinance amending University Place Municipal Code 15.05 – Park Code to allow limited overnight camping in City parks as an element of certain permitted special events.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 624)

 

12.        KIDDER MATHEWS BROKERAGE AGREEMENT

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor recommended that the Exclusive Sale and Lease Listing Agreements with Jeff Kraft of Kidder, Mathews & Segner, Inc. be extended through December, 2013 on the basis that

there may be reasonable possibility of seeing some significant movement in terms of additional Town Center development before the end of the year. The extension would allow for no disruption and an opportunity to pursue this opportunity. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to authorize the City Manager to execute the Exclusive Sale and Lease Listing Agreements with Jeff Kraft of Kidder, Mathews & Segner, Inc. for a term through December 2013.

 

The motion passed 6 to 1.  Councilmember Keel voted no. 

 

13.        MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor Grassi reminded Council that tomorrow is National Night Out.

 

At 8:03 p.m., MOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to adjourn the business meeting of the Council and recess to study session.

 

The motion carried.

 

At 8:04 p.m., Council took a five-minute break.  The meeting resumed to Study Session at 8:13 p.m.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

14.        ANIMAL CONTROL – City Attorney Victor provided background information on the City’s animal control/code enforcement services. With the recent changes in staffing, staff reviewed the cost and level of service associated with this program.  It was determined that based on the proposals requested from both the City of Lakewood and Pierce County, it would be to the City’s advantage to contract the services.  Based on the merits of each proposal, Public Safety Manager Hales recommends that the City contract with Pierce County for animal control. While Pierce County’s contract proposal increases the level of service that the City currently provides and contains many positive components, the City will need to maintain its separate contract with the Humane Society for residents or good Samaritans who find animals within City limits to take to.  The City needs to modify its current municipal code to match those of the County’s.

 

15.        COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER – To be rescheduled at a future study session.

 

16.     ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20130805-0927 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

41491/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20130805-1330 

Ordinances

Ordinance :623-19010914-623; Ordinance :624-19010915-624 

Resolutions

Resolution:728-19011228-728; Resolution:729-19011229-729 
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