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Meeting Type

Special Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

6/23/2014 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Special Meeting of the City Council

Monday, June 23, 2014

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL SPECIAL MEETING TO ORDER – MAYOR

 

Mayor McCluskey called the Special 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 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, Public Works and Parks and Recreation Director Cooper, Assistant Finance Director Blaisdell, Assistant Finance Director Garrett, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

Councilmember Nye led the pledge of allegiance.

 

3.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to approve the agenda.

 

The motion carried.

 

4.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Certificate of Appreciation, Pemberton Creek Condominiums – Councilmember Grassi presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Pemberton Creek Condominium Association in recognition of its members’ contribution to the City’s beautification program.

 

University Place Aquatic Club Proclamation – Councilmember Worthington presented a proclamation to the University Place Aquatic Club in recognition of their recent swim meet triumph, achieving almost 90% personal best times.

 

5.         PUBLIC COMMENT – None.

 

6.         COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Council Member Belleci commented on her attendance at the 2014 U.S. Open in Pinehurst, North Carolina in preparation of hosting the 2015 U.S. Open.

 

Councilmember Worthington commented that he also attended the 2014 U.S. Open and the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Conference.  He announced Councilmember Keel’s appointment to the AWC Board of Directors.

 

Councilmember Keel reported on challenges expressed by AWC members as they struggle with the impacts of many legislative actions.  AWC will be working toward finding innovative solutions while bringing awareness to the legislature.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa thanked Duck Daze vendors, participants and providers and praised the16th CAB Letter Writing Campaign volunteer for her diligence.

 

Councilmember Nye conveyed issues discussed during his attendance at the I Corps meeting for the Community Connector Program.

 

7.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Manager Sugg informed the public that the Pinehurst 2014 U.S. Open briefing is scheduled for July 7.  He also reported on the Anthem America bi-centennial celebration of the Star Spangled Banner, and alerted Council of the Code Red announcement to residents of a low level fly being made by local news network to capture footage of Chambers Bay Golf Course.

 

8A-8D. 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 05/31/14, signed and dated 06/13/14, check nos. 317988 through 318010, and wires in the total amount of Two Hundred Fifty-One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-Seven and 09/100 Dollars ($251,957.09); Claims dated 06/13/14, signed 06/13/14, check nos. 50519 through 50619,  in the total amount of Two Million Six Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Thirty-Eight and 62/100 Dollars ($2,635,038.62).

B.   Receive and File:  Certificate of Appreciation to Bill and Joyce Edwards.

C.   Receive and File:  2013 Fourth Quarter Financial Report.

D.   Receive and File:  2014 First Quarter Financial Report.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         PUBLIC HEARING:  BUDGET CARRYFORWARD

 

Staff Report – Assistant Finance Director Blaisdell presented the proposed ordinance that would amend the 2013-2014 Biennial Budget for the 2014 carry-forward. The re-appropriations comprised mainly of beginning fund balance and capital improvement projects that were appropriated in 2013 and are to be completed in 2014, as well as revenue adjustments to several tax line items.

 

Public Comment – None

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to pass an ordinance amending the 2013-2014 Biennial Budget for the 2013 carry-forward appropriations and adjustments.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 639)

 

10.      KIDDER MATHEWS BROKERAGE AGREEMENT

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor presented the proposed agreement for brokerage services with Jeff Kraft of Kidder Mathews. for the marketing of Town Center’s Lot 12, the Civic Building’s north retail space and the library expansion space.  The proposed agreement is drafted to include the possibility of using Kidder Mathews to market any other City property that Council may in the future choose to formally surplus for sale.

 

Public Comment – None

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to suspend the Council Rules to allow for Council consideration of this item as listed on the agenda.

 

The motion carried.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to adopt a resolution approving the Exclusive Brokerage Agreement with Jeff Kraft of Kidder Mathews, for a term through December 2015.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 763)

 

11.      MAYOR’S REPORT

 

Mayor McCluskey invited citizens to attend the Pierce County In-District Council meeting on July 8 where USGA Championship Director Sink will make a presentation about the 2015 U.S. Open. She also reported on her attendance at the last Partner UP event.

 

At 7:13 p.m., MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Keel, 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 7:25 p.m.

 

RECESS TO STUDY SESSION

 

12.      2015-2016 COUNCIL GOALS

 

Dr. Kuehn provided a summary of Council’s previous discussions on identifying the goals and objectives of great strategic importance to the City.  He reviewed Council’s 2015-2016 visionary goals and asked them to determine how they want to see these goals pursued in order to help staff in the development of action plans for each goal. 

 

Dr. Kuehn reviewed and discussed the list of goals and outcomes identified by Council.  The following changes were made to the list:

 

Goal:  A safer, more livable community.

Outcome:  A full-service, self-sufficient community.

Changed to:  Optimal and financially sustainable City services.

 

Goal:  Greater citizen trust and confidence.

Outcome:  Increase community engagement.  (Added)

 

Additional discussion on community/citizen engagement and the City’s mission/vision followed.

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:01 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Special Meeting Minutes-20140623-0804 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

41813/Special Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Special Meeting Agenda-20140623-0750 

Ordinances

Ordinance :639-19010930-639 

Resolutions

Resolution:763-19020201-763 
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