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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

5/19/2014 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, May 19, 2014

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER – MAYOR

 

Mayor McCluskey called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:31 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                        Excused

Councilmember Nye                         Present

Councilmember Worthington             Present

Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa                  Present

Mayor McCluskey                            Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Paralegal Grover, Deputy Clerk Nicholas, Executive Director/ACM Faison, Principal Planner Briske, IT/Communications Manager Seesz, Police Chief Blair,  and City Clerk Genetia.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to excuse the absence of Councilmember Keel.

 

The motion carried.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa led the pledge of allegiance.

 

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the minutes of October 12, 2013, January 17, 2014, April 7, 2014, April 14, 2014, April 21, 2014 and May 5, 2014 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Washington State House Representatives Green and Muri, together with Senator O’Ban of the 28th Legislative District, provided an update on the 2013 legislative session which included the issues of budget shortfall, education and transportation funding and other budget reforms.  A Q&A session followed.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENT – None.

 

7.         COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Worthington reported on his attendance at the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

 

Councilmember Belleci reported on her attendance at the Pierce County Regional Council meeting where amendments to the Pierce County Comprehensive Plan as it relates to the Urban Growth Area expansion options were discussed.

 

Councilmember Grassi expressed his gratitude to the citizens that donated money for the placement of flower baskets at the Cirque and Alameda roundabout.  

 

8.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Manager Sugg presented a status report on the City’s year-to-date accomplishments.  Among them are: Council’s adoption of a resolution to place a 3.5% utility tax levy on the November ballot for citizen vote to address the impending public safety deficit;  a $2.5 million grant funded construction project underway for sidewalk and bike lanes on Bridgeport Way between Chambers Lane and 54th Street West; improvements to the north side of 27th Street West from Grandview Drive West to Bridgeport Way West including approximately 2,371 feet of storm drainage improvements, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bike lanes, street lights, landscaping, and asphalt overlay;  Chambers Creek Canyon Trail Interlocal with Pierce County and the City of Lakewood for the connection of trails and future trail and amenity development; and Town Center development progress.

 

9A-9B. CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.   Receive and File: Payroll for the period ending 05-05-14, signed and dated 04/28/14, check nos. 317940 through 317950, and wires in the total amount of One Hundred Seventy-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Two and 34/100 Dollars ($177,552.34); Claims dated 04/30/14, signed 04/29/14, check nos. 50187 through 50307,  check no. 50188 replacement of check no. 50033, check no. 50212 voided, in the total amount of Five Hundred Forty-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Six and 94/100 Dollars ($545,866.94).

B.   Approve the final plat of Creek Vista, a 9-lot single family subdivision containing eight (8) proposed new homes and one (1) existing home located at the 9000 block of Chambers Creek Road West.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.      ZAYO FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

 

Staff Report - City Attorney Victor presented an ordinance that will grant Zayo Group, LLC a twenty-year franchise with the City.  Zayo Group, LLC has applied for a franchise to install and maintain telephone infrastructure in certain portions of the City’s right-of-way.  He addressed the issue of utility undergrounding as it relates to this franchise.

 

Under State law, the City is precluded from charging a franchise fee.  However, Zayo Group, LLC will be subject to permit fees and other administrative costs.  He also noted that telephone communications are subject to utility tax.  Zayo Group is a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure services.

 

Public Comment – None

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to pass an ordinance granting a twenty-year franchise to Zayo Group, LLC, to provide a telecommunications system within the City of University Place.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 638)

 

11.      MAYOR’S REPORT

 

Mayor McCluskey reported on the success of the recent National Day of Prayer event.  She invited volunteers to the Volunteer Appreciation dinner.  Mayor McCluskey also announced the upcoming Duck Daze parade, introduced SunFest, the new name for the City’s annual festival event, and provided a16th CAB update.

 

At 7:42 p.m., MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to adjourn the business meeting of the City Council and recess to study session.

 

The motion carried.

 

The Council took a five-minute break and reconvened to study session at 7:54 p.m.

 

RECESS TO STUDY SESSION

 

12.      2015-2016 COUNCIL GOALS

 

Dr. Kuehn reviewed and discussed the list of goals and outcomes identified by Council at its last meeting. Several Councilmembers proposed changes to the list and there was general discussion about some of the proposed changes.  Dr. Kuehn suggested that Council create an additional goal of establishing benchmarks/performance measurements.  However, he cautioned about time and resources being spent more on measuring than doing the work.  He also cautioned against over quantifying.  He stated that the new goals should be within the context of the previous 2013-2014 Council goals.  Dr. Kuehn noted that there is a natural tendency to pit priorities against one another.  He proceeded to identify categories of “high priority” issues:

 

• Mission critical

• Vision opportunity

• Easy

• Portal – achieving this goal makes it easier to achieve another goal.    

 

From the list of new goals, he asked each Councilmember to identify three items that are their personal highest priority.  After discussion, the following were ranked as Council’s highest priorities:

 

• Implement voter mandate from Proposition No. 1;

• Identify sustainable funding source for street maintenance; and

• Continue to develop sub-area plan for Narrows Plaza.

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20140519-1439 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

41778/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20140519-0959 

Ordinances

Ordinance :638-19010929-638 

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