CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE
Regular Meeting of the City Council
Monday, October 21, 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, Executive Director/ACM Craig, City Attorney Victor, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Senior Planner Boers, Police Chief Blair, Paralegal Grover, and City Clerk Genetia.
Councilmember Nye led the pledge of allegiance.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to approve the minutes of September 23, 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. PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided public comment: Debbie Klosowski, 6834 Chambers Creek Road West.
6. COUNCIL/COMMISSION COMMENT
Council Comments – Councilmember Figueroa congratulated Ashley Jackson for winning the Ms. Spirit USA award at the Ms. Washington USA Pageant.
Councilmember Keel reported on Pierce Transit’s demonstration projects, including a bus route from the University Place Transit Center to Olympia. He also encouraged the public to express their voice through a participation process on City issues.
Councilmember Belleci shared information on matters discussed at a recent Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC) meeting that she and Councilmember Choiniere attended.
7. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT – City Manager Sugg reported on O’Brien Dentistry’s grand opening event and remarked on economic revival as signified by commercial developments and community re-investments within the City.
8A-8B. CONSENT AGENDA
MOTION: By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Receive and File: Payroll for the period ending 09/30/13, signed and dated 10/11/13, check nos. 317682 through 317701, and wires in the total amount of Two Hundred Sixty-Two Thousand Thirty-Six and 79/100 Dollars ($262,036.79); Claims dated 10/15/13, signed 10/11/13, check nos. 49274 through 49351, in the total amount of Three Hundred Twenty-Four Thousand Twenty-Nine and 34/100 Dollars ($324,029.34).
B. Receive and File: 2013 Second Quarter Financial Report.
The motion carried.
9. PUBLIC HEARING: COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS (Continuation)
The City Council continued its October 7, 2013 public hearing on the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan include the Land Use and Shoreline Elements and the Comprehensive Plan Map. Amendments to the City’s Shoreline Master Program, UPMC Title 19-Zoning, and UPMC Title 22-Critical Areas were also included for consistency with the City’s Comprehensive Plan amendments and the City’s development regulations, and to comply with State law.
Mayor Grassi opened the public hearing at 7:03 p.m.
Public Comment - The following individuals provided comment on the matter: Kevin Hayes, 8808 21st Street West; Lafe Altier, 1838 Day Island Boulevard West; Colin Ehli, 1924 88th Avenue West; Brian McGuire, 1855 Day Island Boulevard West; Debbie Klosowski, 6834 Chambers Creek Road West; Peter Altman, 1838 Day Island Boulevard West; Steve Gray, 1952 West Day Island; Neel Parikh, 2239 West Day Island; Donna Altman, 1838 Day Island Boulevard West; Scott Markham, 8913 21st Street West; James Stangl, 1937 Day Island Boulevard West; David Boe, 705 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; Patricia Laferriere, 2255 Day Island Boulevard West; Tonya Mushallo, 2243 Day Island Boulevard West; Mel Kelso, 908 4th Avenue SW, Puyallup; Debbie Scoles, 2011 88th Avenue; Cynthia Rosa, 8815 21st Street West; Scott Wagner, 007 South 19th Street; Barbara Altier, 1838 Day Island Boulevard West; and Troy Jackson, 17224 135th Avenue Court East.
There being no other comments, Mayor Grassi closed the public hearing at 7:54 p.m.
Council Consideration – MAIN MOTION: By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an ordinance adopting the Comprehensive Plan amendments recommended by the Planning Commission as amended below.
The motion passed 6 to 1. Councilmember Choiniere voted no. (ORDINANCE NO. 627)
The following amendments were made to the proposed amendments:
FIRST AMENDMENT: By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to amend the ordinance to include, within the zone that encompasses the Narrows Marina, three additional allowed use categories: maritime construction yard, salon/barber shop, and fitness center.
The motion carried.
SECOND AMENDMENT: By Mayor Pro Tem McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Keel to adopt the Planning Commission’s recommendation for staggered heights, but add that the portion currently designated at 65 feet could only go up to 65 feet subject to a conditional use permit process. There would be 45 foot heights for no conditional use permit.
The motion passed 5 to 2. Mayor Grassi and Councilmember Choiniere voted no.
THIRD AMENDMENT: By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to continue the matter concerning the potential rezone of 67th Avenue and Bridgeport Way parcel to no later than the last Council meeting of November.
The motion passed.
MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to adopt a resolution accepting the proposed Shoreline Master Program update package, directing its submittal to the Washington State Department of Ecology, and declaring the City’s intent to adopt shoreline policies and regulations contained in UPMC Title 18 Shoreline Management Use upon final action by the Department of Ecology.
The motion carried. (RESOLUTION NO. 736)
MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to pass an ordinance amending the Zoning Code for consistency with amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Shoreline Master Program as recommended by the Planning Commission, including all amendments made at this meeting.
The motion carried. (ORDINANCE NO. 628)
MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Choiniere, to pass an ordinance amending the Zoning Map for consistency with amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Map as recommended by the Planning Commission, including all amendments made at this meeting.
The motion carried. (ORDINANCE NO. 629)
MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Choinere, to pass an ordinance amending the Critical Areas Code for consistency with amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Shoreline Master Program recommended as by the Planning Commission, including all amendments made at this meeting.
The motion carried. (ORDINANCE NO. 630)
10. MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor Grassi submitted his appointment of Ben Zielke as school representative to the Public Safety Commission and the re-appointment of Randy Walden as Chamber of Commerce representative to the Economic Development Commission for Council’s confirmation at a future Council meeting. In addition, Mayor Grassi reminded Council that Coffee with Council needs to be scheduled either on November 13 or 14, starting with Council positions number 1 and 2.
At 8:43 p.m., MOTION: By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to adjourn the business meeting of the Council.
The motion carried.
Mayor Grassi called for a five minute break before resuming to Study Session at 8:56 p.m.
11. ADDITIONAL COUNCIL GOAL – BRANDING
Executive Director Craig presented a proposed resolution which summarizes the directive by Council at the September 23, 2013 study session. The resolution establishes another City Council goal directing staff to begin identifying materials, products and other visuals as well as refining the messaging that will be focused specifically to visitors attending the 2015 U.S. Open event.
Council discussed the short term objective, branding element, messaging and development of materials for this project. Staff will bring back the proposed resolution for Council consideration at a future meeting.
At 9:01 p.m., and 9:32 p.m., motions were made and were carried to extend the meeting to 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. respectively.
12. MARIJUANA MORATORIUM
City Attorney Victor gave an overview of findings based on recent research on Initiative 502. He recommended the extension of the marijuana moratorium currently in place for an additional six-month period. This will allow staff time to fully develop responsible alternatives as identified in the staff report so that Council will have a clear understanding of how they will be implemented should Council opt to participate in the initiative.
An ordinance extending the moratorium will be brought back to Council for consideration at the November 4, 2013 meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m. No other action was taken.