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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

2/3/2014 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, February 3, 2014

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER – MAYOR

 

Mayor McCluskey called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

 

2.         ROLL CALL AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Roll call was taken by the City Clerk as follows:

 

Councilmember Belleci                     Present

Councilmember Grassi                     Present

Councilmember Keel                        Present

Councilmember Nye                         Present

Councilmember Worthington             Present

Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa                  Present

Mayor McCluskey                            Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Police Chief Blair, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Human Resources Manager Petorak, Parks Recreation and Public Works Director Cooper and City Clerk Genetia.

 

Councilmember Nye led the pledge of allegiance.

 

3.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

4.         PRESENTATION

 

Human Trafficking Awareness Month Proclamation – Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa presented a proclamation to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Washington Engage, declaring the month of January as Human Trafficking Awareness month.

 

5.         PUBLIC COMMENT – None

 

6.         COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Keel encouraged University Place residents to attend the City Council’s meeting this Saturday where they will be discussing the topic of Public Safety funding needs.

 

Councilmember Belleci reminded Councilmembers of Pierce County Regional Council’s General Assembly meeting on February 20.

 

7.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Manager Sugg provided an update on the Bridgeport Phase 5 and Bridgeport Phase 3B projects. He also reported on the Leach Creek/Chambers Creek trail development progress.

8A-8D. CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.   Receive and File: Claims dated 01/31/14, signed 01/30/14, check nos. 49794 through 49819 (2013 invoices), in the total amount of Two Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand Thirty-Seven and 09/100 Dollars ($247,037.09); and Claims dated 01/31/14, signed 01/30/14, check nos. 49792 through 49793, 49820 through 49820 (2014 invoices), in the total amount of One Hundred Thirty-Three Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty and 22/100 ($133,920.22).

B.   Approve application for renewal of Liquor Licenses for Rocky’s Mini Mart and A’s Liquor Spirits 2.

C.   Adopt a resolution directing the Planning Commission to study, develop, and recommend amendments to the Sign Code as specified in the resolution.  (RESOLUTION NO. 743)

D.   Adopt a resolution declaring certain equipment surplus and authorizing its sale.

(RESOLUTION NO. 744)

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         2014 REFUSE RATE INCREASES

 

Staff Report – Human Resource Manager Petorak presented a proposed ordinance authorizing an increase of the solid waste base rate in accordance with the City’s current franchise agreement with University Place Refuse Service, Inc. and Lakewood Refuse Service.  The increase is based on (1) Pierce County’s solid waste tipping fee increase of $2.30 per ton, and (2) a 1.4% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure in 2013.  The proposed increase is specifically provided for under the current franchise agreements and will be effective March 1, 2014.

 

Public Comment – None

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to pass an ordinance increasing the solid waste base rate in accordance with the current solid waste franchise agreements with University Place Refuse Service, Inc. and Lakewood Refuse Service.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 635)

 

10.      MAYOR’S REPORT

 

Mayor McCluskey reported on the following events:  Partner UP, University Place Community Supported Parks and Recreation Black Tie, and the Sunset Primary students’ visit to City Hall. She also reminded Council of its scheduled retreat this Saturday.

 

At 7:12 p.m., MOTION: By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa to adjourn the business meeting of the City Council and recess to study session.

 

The motion carried.

 

The City Council took a five minute break before reconvening to study session at 7:23 p.m.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

11.      2014 PLANNING COMMISSION WORK PLAN

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented the Planning Commission’s preliminary work plan for 2014 which is based on direction received from the City Council, state mandates that require plan or regulatory amendments, and advice from staff.  He provided an outline of the Planning Commission’s quarterly tasks.

 

12.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROGRAM

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented proposed amendments to the Public Participation Program schedule of events.  Under the Growth Manager Act (GMA), the City is required to review and, if necessary, to update its Comprehensive Plan and development regulations every seven years beginning in 2004. The State Legislature amended the GMA extending the deadline for updates from 2011 to 2015 through 2018 depending on location.  Director Swindale indicated that on January 8, 2011, the City Council passed Resolution No. 669 that established a Preliminary Comprehensive Plan Update Public Participation Program which was subsequently updated by Resolution No. 684.  He noted that in order to provide the level of public participation needed to develop the new Shoreline Master Program and revise the Land Use and Shoreline Elements of the Comprehensive Plan, the Public Participation Program needs to be amended to reflect the new schedule.  The new schedule also reflects the needed review and amendments to the remainder of the Comprehensive Plan including the Housing, Environmental Management, Transportation, Capital Facilities, Utilities, Community Character, and Parks Recreation and Open Space elements.

 

13.      EVENTS CRITERIA

 

Mayor McCluskey framed the discussion indicating the need to align the City’s events with the needs and interests of the community, along with having policies and procedures in place to protect the City from liability.  City Attorney Victor provided a background on the issue of City events and a summary of the legal requirements to conduct City events on City property. The determination on funding, and the selection of which events to support and sustain was brought before Council to consider.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to suspend the rules to allow public comment, each for three minutes.

 

The motion carried.

 

Public Comment:  The following individuals provided comment:  Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West; and Jim Baldes, 2135 Willow Lane.

 

Discussion followed with regards to the establishment of criteria for designation of City events, types of events and requirements, liability issues, policies and procedures, and cost associated with events.

 

Council requested an additional breakdown on the cost of the events.

 

14.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:36 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20140203-0818 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

41673/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20140203-0851 

Ordinances

Ordinance :635-19010926-635 

Resolutions

Resolution:743-19020112-743; Resolution:744-19020113-744 
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